Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health     Achieving Global Health Security

The conference sessions will examine the effects of disasters on vulnerable populations focusing on:

  • Climate change and disaster response
  • Conflict medicine and population health
  • Artificial intelligence, decision aids and equipment, and their effect on mass casualty incident response
  • Disaster medicine education, training, and competencies which are culturally and geographically relevant
  • Mental health

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Call for Papers

Türkiye and Syria Earthquakes

The Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness Journal (DMPHP) and the WHO EMT Initiative are seeking manuscripts that analyze and document the results of response efforts on the population health of the affected communities and those that responded. Data-driven public health and clinical outcomes in terms of morbidity, mortality and socio-economic well-being are of particular interest. Specifically, the utilization of technological and innovative solutions and their impact on local health care delivery systems including operation modalities, challenges, and best practices are of interest.

Submissions are currently being considered and will be triaged before assignment to one of the Guest Editors who will conduct a full peer review. Manuscripts, when accepted, will be published online as ready and will be assigned to an online collection.

Intending authors are strongly advised to carefully read the Instructions for Authors and Preparing your Materials prior to submitting to

Authors should select Earthquake: Türkiye/Syria in the Author Center when uploading their materials in Manuscript Central.

Guest editors:

Luca Ragazzoni, MD, PhD

Scientific Director of CRIMEDIM - Center for Research and Training in Disaster Medicine, Humanitarian Aid and Global Health, WHO Collaborating Center of the Università del Piemonte Orientale (Novara, Italy), Associate Professor, anaesthesiologist and intensive care physician and PhD in Disaster Medicine; Coordinator of CRIMEDIM’s research personnel (40+) and Course Director of the European Master Disaster Medicine (EMDM).

Flavio Salio, PhD

EMT Network Leader at WHO HQ in Geneva, heading the EMT Initiative and its efforts to provide strategic, technical, and operational guidance and oversight for capacity building, standards setting, coordination, and emergency health operations to ensure predictable, timely, and quality emergency medical care is delivered in response to a disaster, outbreak or other emergency.

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The SDMPH welcomes new members and looks forward to a strong and enduring partnership. Members will participate in the creation of policies and programs that work toward global health security before, during, and after disasters.

A benefit of membership is a free electronic subscription to Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness (DMPHP), the Society’s official peer-reviewed journal advancing the science and practice of disaster medicine and public health.

Member rates are available for educational programs that offer continuing education. Meetings are held annually.

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