WADEM Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine 7-10 May 2019 Brisbane, Australia

WADEM Congress 2019 - Disasters and the Future

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.

The 21st biennial World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) Congress will take place from 7-10 May 2019 in Australia's third-largest city of Brisbane. Co-hosted by the Queensland University of Technology, the Congress aims to provide another innovative and dynamic scientific program in memorable Australia.

The Congress will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, voted the world's best convention centre in 2016, nestled in the heart of a thriving riverside cultural, dining, and entertainment hub.

With a theme of "The Future" the Congress will challenge the thinking of more than 600 international participants drawn from all continents and from all areas of health care and emergency management. The Congress will include over 30 tracks with high profile international and local speakers as well as a range of interactive and innovative sessions designed to maximize the congress experience for participants and create a legacy for the future.

Specific focus will be on future risks, the future community, future solutions, and future thinking.


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  • Key Dates

  • Abstracts Open 7 July 2018
  • Abstracts Close 26 November 2018
  • Presenters Notified 20 December 2018
  • Early Registration Closes 8 February 2019
  • WADEM Congress 2019 7-10 May 2019