Well into the third decade of the 21st century, the need for robust, responsive, standards-based disaster and emergency medicine has never been greater as the issues faced become more complex and increasingly vexing. Emergency situations and disasters continue to impact large portions of our planet, resulting in significant individual, cultural, economic, and societal burdens on health and wellness.
More than 650 delegates from over 46 countries gathered at the Killarney Convention Centre in May for WADEM’s first in-person congress in four years to present their research, exchange ideas and experiences, and (re)connect with friends and colleagues. Special thanks to Lord Nigel Crisp, Dr. Saleh Fares Al-Ali, Dr. Ronan Glynn, Prof. Virginia Murray, Prof. Tony Redmond, and Flavio Salio for their plenary presentations.
WADEM would especially like to thank all the delegates, many of whom traveled long distances, for joining us Killarney! The wide variety of professions and nationalities represented truly make the congress a dynamic event. Several photo albums have been put together from the congress and can accessed using the following link – https://www.flickr.com/photos/wadem-2023/albums.
We hope you will be able to join us in two years, where the congress will take place in bustling metropolis of Tokyo from 2-6 May 2025. It will WADEM’s first congress in Asia since 2011 and the second time it will be held in Japan.
Claiming CMEs from the Congress
The WADEM Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine 2023, Killarney, Ireland, 09/05/2023- 12/05/2023 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 19 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Emails with instructions on claiming ECMEC®s have been circulated. If you have any questions about downloading a CME certificate, please contact WADEM at – firstname.lastname@example.org
Accessing the Abstracts, Poster Gallery, and Slides from the Congress
Within Oxford Abstracts congress delegates able to access full-text abstracts for all the oral, lightning, table top, and poster presentations from WADEM 2023. Many of the presentation slide decks and posters are available for viewing and download (if the presenters provided permission to share).
The full program at the following link – https://virtual.oxfordabstracts.com/#/e/wadem-2023/program. If you click on sessions in the online program, you’ll be able to access any slides or posters that have been shared by the presenter(s).
Click on the photos/images above to be taken to the article or abstract.