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Affiliate Organizations

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.

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American Academy of Disaster Medicine (AADM)


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.

BIDMC Fellowship in Disaster Medicine

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 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.

Caribbean Center for Disaster Medicine (CCDM)

The Caribbean Center for Disaster Medicine is based at the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (Cupecoy, Sint Maarten) and developed in cooperation with Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Its mission is to benefit the health and well-being of the people of Sint Maarten, the Caribbean, and the global community by building capacity for disaster preparedness and response, education, and training.

Center for Disaster Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

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.

Center for Disaster Medicine, University of Gothenburg

The Centre for Disaster Medicine is a knowledge hub commissioned by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare with a focus on medical care in total defense. The centre conducts research, development, and education within the whole spectrum of disaster medicine and healthcare in times of crisis and war.

Research on some of society's greatest challenges converge at the centre; preventive efforts in climate-related disasters, healthcare in crisis and war, accidents leading to the spread of chemical, biological, or radiological agents, pandemics, mass casualty management, and disaster medical command and control.

CRIMEDIM - Research Center in Emergency and Disaster Medicine

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.

Disaster Resilience Initiative - Monash University

The Disaster Resilience Initiative at Monash University (MUDRI) plays a key role between Australian and international researchers, and community practitioners, to collectively strengthen capacity and resilience through high-quality research, education and community engagement. MUDRI aims to challenge and support communities, governments, and organizations to strengthen their resilience against foreseen, unforeseen, or disruptive events.

Fire, drought, flood, storm, and the long-term impacts of extreme weather events present an ever-increasing challenge for all Australians. MUDRI recognizes the rapidly growing need for preparing communities to help themselves before, during, and after such events and focuses on preparing communities to strengthen their resilience through climate and disaster risk reduction to meet the vision, goals, priorities, and principles of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework (2018).

European Council of Disaster Medicine

European Council of Disaster Medicine logo

The European Council of Disaster Medicine was established to support interest in disaster medicine in Europe, particularly in countries where the discipline is not developed; to encourage multidisciplinary research, education, and training in disaster medicine; and to provide a platform for multidisciplinary exchange of ideas and knowledge in Europe.

Health Emergency Management BC

Health Emergency Management BC (HEMBC) is a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which provides emergency management leadership and support to the BC health system, including all regional health authorities, PHSA and the Ministry of Health. At its core, HEMBC is working to create a more resilient health-care system that can effectively mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from the impacts of emergency events. HEMBC works with its partners to ensure the safety of patients and staff and the continuity of health services during emergencies.

ISAEM - International Student Association of Emergency Medicine

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.

National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health

National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health

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.

RUSVM - Disaster Research Working Group

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.

Sunnybrook Centre for Prehospital Medicine

Sunnybrook Centre for Prehospital Medicine

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.

Taiwan Development Association for Disaster Medical Teams

Taiwan Development Association for Disaster Medical Teams is an NGO in focused on disaster medical response. Its focuses on the following areas:

  • Disaster prevention and Preparation (Disaster Command Structure and Mass Casualty Response Mechanism Counseling, Disaster Prevention Community Construction, Exercise Planning);
  • Education and Training (Disaster Medical Care, Basic Life Support, Prehospital Emergency Medical Technician, Special Effects Makeup for Trauma, Tactical Medical);
  • Disaster Response (Advance Team and Coordination Center, Medical Station setup, USAR Medical Team, DMAT Logistics Team).

Thomas Jefferson University - Emergency and Disaster Management Program

Jefferson's Master in Emergency & Disaster Management program prepares students to manage and develop the increasingly complex disaster management and preparedness requirements of the 21st century.

The Emergency & Disaster Management program 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.