Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health     Achieving Global Health Security

SDMPH 6th Annual Meeting 

hosted by

UNESCO Chair in Bioethics

COVID-19 Webinar 25

The Ethics of Public Health Emergency Response to COVID 19 for

Public Health Disaster Preparation and Planning for Tomorrow

Sunday, September 27th

USA Eastern Time: 7:30 AM

For Information:

Society Flier (23Sep20).pdf

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COVID-19 Commentary

COVID-19 Follow-up

Ebola - Call for Papers

With the recent resurgence of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the journal is launching a special issue on the virus. The journal will serve as an educated and authoritative voice on the virus, risk and threat level, potential of outbreak, preparation and response for the public and media.

The Journal of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, began covering events in their entirety via special issues back in 2014.  In doing so, the journal publishes in real time over the total extent of an event or crisis - from beginning to end. Due to the intensity surrounding the Ebola virus, coverage may extend beyond one special issue.

Global experts, responders, and scientific and medical professionals in both the Ebola virus and public health will support and supply content for this special and timely issue. Material will be published accordingly after peer review.  Submit manuscripts to

Guest Editors:

Charles Beadling, MD, Uniformed Services University

Frederick Burkle, MD, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

David Brett-Major, MD, Navigating Health Risks, LLC

Timothy Muyimbo, MD, Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces

Kelly Vest, DVM, HACCP Consulting Group

Melinda Hamer, MD, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research




                        Our Vision

                        The SDMPH is dedicated to the promotion and advancement of excellence in disaster medicine and public health across a broad global, multiprofessional membership. The SDMPH will provide members with resources, organizational structure, and the means to sustain interprofessional interaction and discourse related to the discipline of disaster medicine and public health.

                        Our Mission

                        The mission of the SDMPH is to advance and promote excellence in education, training and research in disaster medicine and public health for all potential health system responders based on sound educational principles, scientific evidence and best clinical and public health practices.


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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. 

                        The Society held its first Annual Meeting in July 2015, a second Annual Meeting in July 2016 at Rockville, Maryland, its 3rd Annual Meeting in Newport News, Virginia September 26-29, 2017, and its most recent meeting October 21-November 1, 2018, in Washington, DC.

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