Improving global prehospital and emergency health care, public health, and disaster health and preparedness

Toronto, Canada – 2017

Thank you for a successful Congress!

This year’s Congress was a huge success! More than 900 delegates participated representing over 60 nationalities. Thank you to all who attended. The participation in the sessions were very impressive, particularly of the early morning activities.

The inaugural and relatively new tracks were well-received such as Pharmacy, Situational Awareness, Veterinary Medicine and Animal Welfare, Le programme francophone, ED Overcrowding and Access to Care, and Emergency Radiology, just to name a few.

Many sessions throughout the Congress were standing room only!


Surveys from the Congress

Several students and researchers conducted surveys at the Congress in Toronto and are making one final push to get more responses! Below are links to two surveys:

Thank you in advance for your input and insights!


Claiming CME Credits

You should have received an email on 3 May from the WADEM Registration Secretariat with two links to do the following:

  • Complete the Congress Evaluation Survey and download your Certificate of Attendance.
  • Complete the CME survey to obtain your credits. (23 CME credits for Full Congress; 6.5 CME credits for Single Day Attendance)

Congress Abstract Supplement

The Congress Abstract Supplement is available for download from Cambridge Core on the Prehospital and Disaster Medicine webpage. Please note there is free access until the end of May.

Download the Abstract Book


Congress Poster Award Winners

Below are the WADEM Congress 2017 Poster Award Winners. There were three award categories: Significant Finding, Clear Presentation, and Aesthetic Appearance.

Click on the images below to view the winning posters!

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Award – Significant Finding
Isabelle Doohan – “It’s What Binds Us Together”: An Inside Perspective on the Benefits of Social Connection among Survivors, 5 Years after a Bus Crash, Sweden

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Award – Clear Presentation
Dirk Chisholm – Medical Response to the 2016 Fort McMurray Wildfires – Descriptive Epidemiology of Patients Presenting to a Field Hospital

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Award – Aesthetic Appearance
Valentina Antonipillai – Human Right to Healthcare: Equitable, Evidence-Informed Policy on Refugee Healthcare in Canada