Natural hazards and climate change. A pandemic and novel diseases. Conflict and forced displacement. Food insecurity and famine.
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. The crises of the past few years, from the coronavirus pandemic to refugees fleeing war to extreme weather conditions, have altered people’s lives around the globe. Emergency situations and disasters continue to impact large portions of humanity, resulting in significant individual, cultural, economic, and societal burdens on health and wellness.
Please join WADEM in beautiful Killarney, as we host our first in-person Congress in four years! This will be the 22nd edition of the WADEM Congress, a meeting that brings together global experts to exchange knowledge and best practices on disaster medicine, prehospital care, and the health aspects of emergency management and complex humanitarian crises.
Nestled in County Kerry in Ireland’s southwest, Killarney will provide an excellent backdrop for delegates to expand their professional networks, (re)connect with friends and colleagues, take in the stunning scenery, and enjoy Irish hospitality.
Registration and accommodation are open! Check out the Congress website for more information.
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Dr. Marta Caviglia and José Alberto da Silva-Moniz join Dr. Don Donahue for the 18th edition of the PDM podcast series to discuss the establishment of an MCI Training Package for the National Emergency Medical Services (NEMS) in Sierra Leone. The discussion focuses on their Field Report published in the October issue which can be accessed using the following link – doi.org/10.1017/S1049023X22001029.
Dr. Ryan Feldman joins the podcast series to discuss his article – Accidental Occupational Exposure to a Large Volume of Liquid Fentanyl on a Compromised Skin Barrier with No Resultant Effect. The article was published in the August issue of PDM and received quite a lot of attention in the media and on social media.
Dr. Rajeev Fernando drops by the infectious diseases podcast series to discuss current trends around the world including increasing RSV cases, the ongoing state of COVID-19, and the upcoming influenza season in the Northern Hemisphere. Also highlighted are the recent weather events in Pakistan and Florida and the successes against the spread of monkeypox.