Abstract Submission Instructions


The 4th Israeli International Conference on Preparedness & Response to Emergencies & Disasters (IPRED IV)  

10-13 January 2016, Tel Aviv, Israel


The Israeli Ministry of Health and the Home Front Command will be hosting the fourth International Conference on Preparedness and Response to Emergencies and Disasters. The conference will provide a unique opportunity for professionals from worldwide to share the latest findings and new experiences regarding readiness for disasters and emergencies of all types.  


Conference Aims:

1. To provide a platform for the exchange of ideas, experience and lessons learned for practitioners and researchers involved in the field of preparedness and response to emergencies and disasters.

2. To promote international networking between health care professionals in the fields of preparedness and response to emergencies and disasters.

3. To enhance international research collaboration in the field of emergency and disaster medicine and public health preparedness.  

The IPRED scientific committee invites professionals interested in the various aspects of preparedness and response to emergencies and disasters to submit abstracts of papers for presentation at the conference. Proposals for oral or poster presentations are welcome. Please submit your abstracts through the IPRED web-site.  


Abstract Submission Deadlines:

  • Abstract submission closes: August 31, 2015 
  • Last day for abstract acceptance notification: August  31, 2015


Submission conditions:

  • Presenters of accepted abstracts are required to register for the conference before October 31, 2015
  • By submitting this proposal you confirm that your presentation has not been previously published or presented at an international meeting within 90 days of the IPRED conference.
  • The decision on acceptance of proposals for oral or poster presentations will be made by the IPRED Scientific Committee that consists of leading professionals from local and international healthcare and academic organizations.
  • Presenters and participants are kindly requested to reserve the Congress dates, of January 10-13 2016, in their calendars until they receive notification of submission outcomes.
  • The invitation to submit an abstract does not constitute an offer to pay travel, accommodation or registration costs associated with the conference. No speaker fee will be paid to applicants that will present their work.


Instructions for Preparing Abstracts: You are kindly requested to follow these instructions; Abstracts should:

  • All abstracts must be submitted via   WWW.IPRED.CO.ILuntil August 31, 2015
  • Be submitted in English
  • Be single spaced, clear and legible
  • Have correct and full contact information of presenting author upon submission, including email and phone numbers
  • Contain the following headings: Introduction, Methods, Results, and Conclusions
  • Include up to 6 keywords as well as indication of relevance to one of the conference's tracks (detailed below)
  •  The text of the abstract should not exceed 300 words
  • Abbreviations should be defined when first used and kept to a minimum
  • Include a short bio of presenting author not exceeding 100 words
  • NOTE: No graphs or images in any format will be accepted.


Abstract Review Process:

  • All abstracts will be reviewed by a minimum of 2 IPRED Scientific Committee members using a standardized evaluation form. The reviewers will be blinded to the authors’ name(s) and institutional affiliation(s).
  • Abstracts will be selected for oral or poster presentation.

Notification of acceptance of abstract will be sent by email by August 31, 2015.  


Program Tracks

Authors are requested to note on their abstract its applicability to one of the following topics:

  • Adjusted standards and protocols in disaster medicine
  • Cyber terrorism and its implications on health services preparedness
  • Disease outbreaks and epidemics, prevention and control
  • Emergencies & disasters nursing
  • Emergencies & disasters management – Leadership, Command, Control, Coordination, Communication & investigation
  • Ethics in emergencies & disasters
  • Human resource utilization during disasters
  • Information systems in emergencies & disasters
  • International humanitarian aid
  • Logistic management of emergencies & disasters
  • Maintaining public health following emergencies
  • Managing acute stress reactions following emergencies
  • Military and civilian collaboration during emergencies
  • Political considerations in emergency preparedness
  • Promoting population & systems' resilience
  • Training and exercises to promote emergency preparedness
  • Technological innovations to facilitate disaster medicine