The Second International Conference on Preparedness & Response to Emergencies & (IPRED II)

Venue: David Inter Continental Hotel

Location: Hamered St.Tel Aviv, Israel

Event Date/Time: Jan 15, 2012 End Date/Time: Jan 19, 2012
Registration Date: Jan 05, 2012
Early Registration Date: Oct 02, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 01, 2011
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Following the success of the first IPRED conference that was conducted in January 2010, the Israeli Ministry of Health and the Home Front Command are in the midst of preparations for the second international conference on preparedness and response of healthcare systems to emergencies and disasters. The conference will be held at the David Intercontinental Conference Center in Tel Aviv from January 15th - 19th, 2012.

Kindly be informed that more than 700 participants from 35 countries attended the First Conference; we anticipate a higher number of participants worldwide to take part at the Second Conference.

Detailed exhibitor's information will be available in the near future on the conference website. For your convenience we enclose herewith the essential conference background information.
Main themes of the conference:
• Preparedness and response to emergencies & disasters
• Lessons learned from mass casualty events & emergencies
• Public behavior, risk communication & mental health during and following emergencies
• Training personnel for managing emergencies
• Interface relations & collaboration between emergency agencies
• Risk assessment & surveillance systems for identifying potential threats on public health
• Roles of international & national agencies in disaster medicine

Language of the Conference: English
Aims of the conference:
1. To provide a platform for the exchange of ideas, experience and lessons learned for professionals 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.
Target audience:
Professionals from the civilian and military domains, government and non-governmental agencies involved in the delivery of health care, and interface agencies involved in preparedness and response for emergencies and disasters. Professionals who would benefit from the conference are amongst others: physicians, nurses, Emergency Medical Services personnel, administrative personnel, police, environmental protection agencies and rescue and fire services.

The conference program will include:
Plenary sessions; paper presentation; panel discussions; workshops; poster presentations; relevant professional exhibitions; networking sessions as well as a regional large-scale drill planned by the Ministry of Health and Home Front Command, in which the participants will be involved, as observers or evaluators.
For additional information please contact the conference secretariat at: or by phone to: +972(3) 604-1777; +972 (0) 547-706004