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January 12 - January 15

The 6th International Conference on Preparedness and Response to Emergencies & Disasters

The Israeli Ministry of Health and the Home Front Command will be hosting the Sixth Israeli International Conference on Preparedness and Response to Emergencies and Disasters. This meeting will provide an opportunity for professionals from around the world to share the latest findings and new experiences concerning health system readiness for disasters and emergencies of all types.

Come join us, together with participants from 30 countries from across the globe, and take advantage of this great opportunity to network.

Following the great success of the previous four IPRED conferences conducted in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018, IPRED VI will likewise provide a platform for the exchange of ideas, experiences and lessons learned, for practitioners and researchers involved in the field of preparedness and response to emergencies and disasters.

Conference Aims:

  • To promote international networking between all emergency professionals in the fields of preparedness and response to emergencies and disasters.
  • To enhance international research collaboration in the field of emergency and disaster medicine and public health preparedness.

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
It is a great privilege and an honor for us, as the Conference Chairs, to welcome you all to The 6th International Conference on Healthcare System Preparedness & Response to Emergencies & Disasters (IPRED VI). The conference, to be held on January 12-15, 2020 in Tel-Aviv will provide a unique opportunity for professionals worldwide to learn, share and present the latest findings and insights regarding health system readiness, preparedness and functioning in disasters and emergencies. IPRED VI will be hosted as in previous years by The Israeli Ministry of Health and the IDF Home Front Command.

In 2020, we will celebrate IPRED conference’s 10th anniversary. Building on the success of preceding previous IPRED conferences conducted biannually since 2010, IPRED VI will provide a platform for networking with the world’s leading experts. The conference will focus on assessing best practices, coping and State of the Art preparedness for emergencies and disaster events, along with non-formal joint learning, based on the experience of the participants. With a main theme of “From the Individual to the Global”, the Congress will challenge the thinking of delegates drawn from all areas of health care and emergency management. We will discuss the challenges of managing emergencies in a changing reality affected by urbanization, growth of population, technology, data analysis, overuse and lake of medical resources and media flawed with “fake news”.

The conference will feature a highly interactive, stimulating and multidisciplinary program including plenary sessions and workshops, as well as oral abstract and poster sessions, presentations, round-table discussions and hands-on experiences, based on advanced training tools.

One of the highlights of the conference will be a regional, Natural Disaster drill that will be conducted on the 3rd day of the conference. The drill will simulate an Earthquake, and the response, management and treatment provided for the mock casualties will be based on lessons learnt from large-scale exercises and real-life events. The drill will include Home Front Command rescue and medical teams, IDF’s EMT certified Field Hospital, the Emergency Division of The Ministry of Health, civilian emergency medical services, first responders and other primary care organizations, with cooperation of both medical and non-medical professionals. The conference participants are invited to watch the exercise.

In addition to the conference, we invite you to enjoy the beautiful city of Tel Aviv, which provides attractive entertainment, nightlife and a beautiful beach.

IPRED web-site: WWW.IPRED.CO.IL is open for the submission of abstracts.

We hope you will honor us with your presence by joining us in the conference. We look forward to hosting you in Tel Aviv in January 2020.

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success”.

Sincerely yours,
Col. Olga Polyakov, MD
Chief Surgeon
Home Front Command
Chairman IPRED VI

Prof. Itamar Grotto, MD
Associate Director General Israel Ministry of Health
Chairman IPRED VI

Dear Colleagues and friends,
In January 2020, we will be celebrating a decade since the initial conference on preparedness and preparedness for dealing with emergency and disaster situations. IPRED 6 will be held in Tel-Aviv and I have the privilege to lead the scientific committee of this conference.

We intend to create a conference that will be somewhat different; content-wise, a significant part of the emphasis will be on disasters and emergencies in the era of “Fake News”, as well as new technologies in the field of disasters and emergencies, the use of blood products at the scene, cyber applications, social networks in emergency and disaster situations and more. We intend to incorporate TED-like talks, as well as pressing issues (“hot topics”) on the global agenda in the presentation formats. This will include some controversial topics from differing expert perspectives and we will present a variety of opinions and engage the audience in a meaningful discourse. In addition, we will also introduce short lectures (“5 minutes, 5 pictures, 1 idea”) that will convey a brief message on research or a leading idea in our fields of interest.

We are all well aware of the importance of building and promoting the network of participants by making meetings more accessible and encouraging interaction between participants. We will facilitate discussions between renowned leaders in the field of disasters management and disaster medicine and their peers and with young researchers and practitioners in their respective fields. We strive for collaboration between health practitioners and colleagues from other, such as emergency services, rescue teams, security and safety practitioners, communications, logistics, and more. IPRED 6 is definitely a place to visit if you plan to build a wider network in the field.

As part of the conference, a large-scale hospital evacuation exercise will be carried out. Explanations and walkthroughs will be provided to international participants for better understanding of Israeli policies and practices.

Now it is your turn be part. Give us ideas, suggestions and requests and we assure you that we will consider their integration seriously and with full attention. Do not hesitate we are open to hear and consider any idea, whichever that may be.

And do not forget that Tel Aviv is an experience by itself: a non-stop city with some of the world’s leading entertainment options. The weather in Tel Aviv, despite the fact that January is considered winter in Israel, is usually relatively comfortable.

We promise you a different experience and we all look forward to seeing you in Tel Aviv in January 2020.

Best regards,
Prof. Kobi Peleg
Chairperson, Scientific Committee


When? 12-15/01/20
Where? SOON

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