IPRED IV Chairman


Letter from IPRED IV Chairman




Dear colleagues,

Following the great success of the previous IPRED conferences conducted in 2010, 2012, and 2014, we are proud and happy to announce that IPRED IV will take place on January 10-13, 2016. The Israeli Ministry of Health and the IDF Home Front Command will be hosting the 4th International Conference on Healthcare System Preparedness and Response to Emergencies and Disasters. The conference will be held in Tel Aviv, Israel and will provide a unique opportunity for professionals from world-wide, to learn, share and present the latest findings and insights regarding health system readiness, preparedness and functioning in disasters and emergencies. IPRED IV will provide a platform for networking with the world's leading experts, focusing on reviewing and assessing best practices and State of the Art preparedness to emergencies, along with non-formal joint learning, founded on the experience of the participants.

The conference program will include workshops, presentations, round-table discussions and hands-on experiences, based on advanced training tools. International renowned keynote speakers will give the main plenary presentations. One of the highlights of the conference will be a regional, comprehensive Mass Toxicological Event (MTE) drill that will be conducted in the southern region of Israel on the 3rd day of the conference. The drill will simulate a chemical terror attack, and the response, management and treatment provided for the mock casualties will be based on lessons learnt from large-scale MTE exercises and real-life events. The drill will include Home Front Command medical teams, civilian emergency medical services, hospitals and other primary care organizations, both medical and non-medical professionals. The conference participants are invited to participate in the exercise.

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

IPRED web-site: WWW.IPRED.CO.IL will be open for the submission of abstracts from April 1, 2015 until July 30, 2015.

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 2016.


Col. Eyal Furman, MD

Chief Surgeon

Home Front Command

Chairman IPRED IV