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

WADEM Congress 2019 - Disasters and the Future

Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract for the Congress! We received nearly 600 submissions!!! Authors will be notified by 20 December regarding their presentation status. Special thanks to Jamie Ranse and Robyn Gershon for already getting their reviews done!

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