WADEM created affiliate memberships for institutions and organizations that share an abiding interest and mission in advancing disaster and emergency health care to their membership, faculty, staff, etc. WADEM created this “affiliation” option to membership to help foster international collaboration and research with like-minded institutions and organizations.
The American Academy of Disaster Medicine (AADM) exists to educate healthcare professionals and allied disciplines (e.g., anthropologists, urban planners, chaplains) in disaster and global health preparedness and response. AADM works with multiple organizations to define disaster medicine as a discrete, interdisciplinary specialty and to develop foundations of knowledge, core capabilities, and professional standards – creating a Disaster Medicine Learning Community that promotes community health resilience. Disaster medicine certification reinforces to international, federal, state, and local officials that disaster certified professionals are qualified to contribute to relief and recovery during times of a crisis.
ASA is committed to advancing vigilant patient care and supporting the profession of anesthesiology through innovative research and the sharing of knowledge and an engaged multidisciplinary community.
Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA provides graduate education for the health and service professions. Its Master’s in Health Emergency Management program offers a hybrid delivery format which prepares graduates with the necessary leadership, organizational, and communication skills necessary to take on elevated roles during health crises and disaster events.
The BIDMC Fellowship in Disaster Medicine, an affiliated fellowship of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative at Harvard University, is designed to provide qualified fellows the opportunity to develop an expertise in the related fields of Disaster Medicine (DM) and Emergency Management (EM).
Through extensive domestic and global rotations, fellows experience the practice of these disciplines in real-life, in addition to learning them in the classroom. With related offerings in Crisis Leadership, Counter-Terrorism Medicine, International EMS Disaster Operations, and Disaster Nursing, the BIDMC Fellowship in Disaster Medicine provides a comprehensive educational experience.
A division within the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Emergency Medicine, the Center for Disaster Medicine (CDM) oversees all preparedness and emergency management efforts at MGH. The mission of the MGH CDM is to improve health system emergency preparedness, response, and recovery through comprehensive programs that successfully prepare for, mitigate against, respond to, and recover from disaster events.
CRIMEDIM is a university-wide academic center that conducts research, education, and training in the field of disaster medicine and humanitarian health. The center is committed to promote innovative research projects and to foster learning and training programs using state of the art technologies to enhance the resilience of health systems in emergency, disaster, and humanitarian crises.
The mission of the Disaster Psychosocial Services (DPS) Volunteer Network is to provide an integrated, coordinated, psychosocial response to meet the needs of survivors and responders in the event of a disaster. The DPS Program is driven by a passionate connection to its values – both those identified by the parent organization, Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and its internal DPS values.
Global Disaster Response's mission is to provide a professional response to those affected by disasters and emergencies. Global Disaster Response is part of the Center for Global Health at Massachusetts General Hospital (USA).
Global Disaster Response (GDR) at the Massachusetts General Hospital is committed to providing well-trained personnel and resources to immediately respond to a full spectrum of humanitarian—natural or man-made—emergencies. GDR maintains the highest standards in clinical care, organizational management, and ethical practice.
As a center of excellence in disaster preparedness and response, GDR leverages the multi-disciplinary expertise of Mass General and the Partners Healthcare community to deliver the highest level of care to people affected by disasters. Continuously improving the quality and effectiveness of global humanitarian aid through preparedness, response, and research is a cornerstone of professional development and leadership at Massachusetts General Hospital.
The International Student Association of Emergency Medicine (ISAEM) is a not-for-profit student organization that aims to support international collaboration, cooperation and knowledge dissemination in emergency medicine (EM) among medical students, globally. By engaging learners and providing meaningful leadership opportunities, ISAEM also aims to develop future leaders within the specialty
Since its establishment in 2013, ISAEM has continued to expand and develop strong partnerships and numerous well-established initiatives: the Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAMed) Project which focuses on the translation of EM-related open access materials, to increase their accessibility; the National Ambassadors Program which encourages collaboration with local and national EM organizations; the EM Interest Group (EMIG) Project which involves the development of resources for students leading local interest groups; and the Physician Advisors Program, which recruits EM physicians to provide mentorship to students within ISAEM.
The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) serves as the United States' academic center of excellence for education, training, and educational research in disaster medicine and public health preparedness.
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine’s Disaster Research Working Group elevates the understanding, knowledge, and capacity to prepare for and respond to disasters both regionally and globally by conducting well-designed One Health research projects in disaster management, medicine, and education.
The Sunnybrook Centre for Prehospital Medicine is an organization committed to excellence in the delivery of specialty medicine that occurs before patients arrive in Ontario hospitals. Sunnybrook is affiliated with the Trauma, Emergency, and Critical Care Program at its parent organization, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, an academic health sciences centre that is affiliated with the University of Toronto.
The Taiwan Society of Disaster Medicine (TSDM) was registered in 2000, exactly one year after the ChiChi earthquake, which hit mid-Taiwan on 21 September 1999 and resulted in more than 2,400 casualties. Its operations include disaster medicine-related training programs, such as DMAT, nuclear-biochemical preparedness, hospital incidence command system, basic disaster medicine instruction, and journal publishing.
Since October 2005, TSDM provides a certified disaster medicine subspecialty to those board-certified emergency physicians who meet its requirements. TSDM has long been recognized as an important stakeholder and aggressively participates and cooperates with other disaster management communities, professional health organizations, and government emergency response systems.
Its mission is to:
The Master of Science in Disaster Medicine and Management program at Jefferson is designed to educate medical, public safety, and defense professionals working in the public and private sectors to plan for, respond to, and mitigate the effects of natural and manmade disasters, including terrorism war, tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, volcanoes, hazardous materials, and major power grid disruptions.
The 36-credit, 12-course curriculum can be completed as an online distance program or an on-campus program. Three-course certificate options are also available to offer an expedited education of core material in disaster medicine and emergency management.