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

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.

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

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 - Master of Science in Health Emergency Management

Master of Science in Health Emergency Management

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.

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.

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 Psychosocial Services (DPS)

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.

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.

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 Society of Disaster Medicine

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:

  1. To spread the spirit of selflessness and love of helping others, so during times of disasters, all will be prepared;
  2. Broaden the horizon of everyone to increase learning;
  3. Understand the fundamentals of disaster relief and let disaster medicine be integrated with the local region;
  4. Enable communities to be strong and resilient through the growth of disaster medicine while building a strong foundation to ensure a safer future;
  5. Make disaster medicine universal to all; and
  6. Gather research and studies on disaster medicine, to make it a refined and useful tool.

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.