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21-24 April 2015, Cape Town, South Africa

The "Program-at-a-Glance" is now available on Congress website. The program includes over 20 topics distributed throughout the concurrent sessions, didactic plenary sessions, social events for building professional contacts, and informative workshops. Workshop hosts include the Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa (EMSSA), National Library of Medicine (NLM), Evidence Aid, World Health Organization (WHO), WADEM Student Mentorship Program, and much more!

This year's theme, Creating Capacity, Building Resilience, includes topics within the spectrum of humanitarian disaster impacts to global health systems and prehospital and crisis response. Congress content will extend from South Africa to regional and global challenges, including UNISDR-HFA activities, with applicability to all communities that are vulnerable to disaster.

19th WCDEM to Offer CME

PESI, Inc. will offer Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for the Congress. The 19th WCDEM was planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of PESI, Inc. and WADEM. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Designation Statement
The PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 32.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

International CME
International Physicians are formally eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Physician Assistant
AAPA accepts Category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

WHO Collaborating Centres on Mass Gatherings Workshop 1:
Discussions on Key Mass Gathering Topics

Monday 20 April, 09:00 to 12:30

Three experts will present on key topics related to mass gatherings. The presentations will be followed by 20 minutes of discussion. One paper will concern various aspects related to the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa, including lessons learned from the 2015 African Cup of Nations held in Equatorial Guinea in January and February 2015.

Another presentation will be by Dr. Ben Steyn, formerly Chemical and Biological Defence Advisor to the Surgeon General in South Africa. His presentation will be on chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defence during mass gatherings. A third presentation is being confirmed.

WHO Collaborating Centres on Mass Gatherings Workshop 2:
International Delphi Project on a Minimum Data Set for
Mass Gathering Health (MGH)

Monday, 20 April, 13:30 to 17:00

The second half of 20 April will be devoted to a workshop focusing on the International Delphi Project currently underway which aims to develop consensus on key concepts and data items related to Mass Gathering Health. This work has been undertaken on behalf of WHO by the Flinders University WHO CC on Mass Gatherings and High Visibility/High Consequence Events and has been managed by a team of nine international collaborators from Australia, Canada, and United Kingdom.

The workshops are open to members of the WHO Collaborating Centres, the WHO Virtual International Advisory Group on Mass Gatherings, and the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (Mass Gathering Section), as well as other WCDEM delegates.

Number of Participants: 40, for each workshop
Cost: Free, for both workshops
Registration Required: Yes, for both workshops

Please send an email to Malinda Steenkamp at malinda.steenkamp@flinders.edu.au to register your attendance. We will notify you if successful.