The 4th International Conference on Healthcare System Preparedness and Response to Emergencies & Disasters
10 - 13 January 2016, Hilton Tel Aviv, Israel

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

Special attention will be dedicated to emerging or re-emerging threats, such as the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) or the Ebola outbreak as well as threats posed by natural or man-made disasters that present a great challenge to human health and global stability.

Come join us with participants from 30 countries from around the world and use this great opportunity to network

Conference Aims

Following the great success of the previous three IPRED conferences conducted in 2010, 2012, and 2014, IPRED IV 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.

To promote international networking between health care 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.

Conference Highlight - Mass Toxicological Drill

Observe and participate in a comprehensive mass toxicological event drill. The drill will be conducted on the 3rd day of the conference, in the southern region of Israel. It will simulate a chemical terror attack on an urban densely populated facility and will demonstrate the management of the event, involving numerous affected civilian casualties. The drill will include civilian first responders working side by side with military Search & Rescue teams, stemming from the Home Front Command. Following triage and life-saving treatment, the casualties will be evacuated to a level 1 trauma center for decontamination and definitive care.

Program Schedule
Keynote Speaker Lineup
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Thomas Inglesby, MD

Preparing for Bioterrorism and Public Health Emergencies After the Lessons of Ebola

Dr. Inglesby is Director of the UPMC Center for Health Security, a nongovernmental ...
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Rear Admiral (RADM) Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH

Partnerships in Ebola Response -- The Path from Inception to Implementation of the Monrovia Medical Unit

Rear Admiral Boris D. Lushniak    Deputy US Surgeon General US Public Health Service  ...
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Dr. Ian Norton1

Dr. Ian Norton

International Medical Teams; Have the Ebola and Nepal responses changed anything?

An Emergency Physician with post graduate qualifications in Surgery, International Health ...
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