7-10 May 2019
The Congress scientific program has really started to take form over the last few weeks! All four keynote speakers are locked in (see below) and the oral and poster presenters are confirming their participation. WADEM is pleased to announce that the Congress is now accredited. Delegates can earn up to 18.5 CME credits in Brisbane. This number will likely increase over the coming weeks and months as the scientific program becomes finalized.
Accreditation and Designation Statements
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC and the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM). The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC designates the Live format for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
A huge thank you to everyone who volunteered as a member of the Abstract Review Panel for the Congress. Over 570 abstracts were submitted and with 55 reviewers, we were able to distribute the workload so that no single reviewer was asked to review more than 35 abstracts. This helped ensure that all authors received notifications by 20 December, even though the abstracts submissions deadline was extended for two additional weeks to 26 November.
Unfortunately, given the number submissions received, we weren’t able to accept them all simply due to space and as a result, we also had to send some letters declining abstracts. Our thanks and commiserations to those authors, and we sincerely hope they will still be able to make the trip to Brisbane to participate in this exciting Congress.
In the meantime, please join with the Organizing Committee in thanking the following people for their efforts.
WADEM is excited to announce its keynote speakers for the Congress in Brisbane in May. The speakers’ full profiles are available on the Congress website at the following URL – http://wadem2019.org/keynote.php.
The December issue (Volume 33, Issue 6) of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine (PDM) is now available through Cambridge Core. This issue of PDM features a global health theme and includes articles focusing on prehospital care in Honduras, the challenges faced by an EMT-3 in Nepal, simulation training for prehospital providers in Botswana, and the psychosocial and mental health needs of violence survivors in Colombia, in addition to 14 other articles. There are also seven new articles appearing in FirstView.
WADEM members have unlimited access to every issue of PDM through Cambridge Core. Check back often for the most recent content in disaster and emergency health care!