Editorial of the MJEM 25, on the occasion of the WADEM congress – Toronto

Editorial, MJEM 25

It is with great pleasure that the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM)addresses the Mediterranean Journal of Emergency Medicinereaders. WADEM is a multidisciplinary professional association whose mission is the global improvement of pre-hospital and emergency health care, public health, and disaster health and preparedness. WADEM is also the oldest international emergency and disaster medicine organization with members from different disciplines including medicine, public health, nursing, emergency management, academia, military, veterinary medicine, psychology and sociology as well as government and non-government organizations.

In-line with its vision, WADEM supports MJEM, a bilingual open access online publication, which has been recognized as an important high quality journal in the Mediterranean both in terms of form and in content since 2009. WADEM encourages its members and affiliates as well as emergency medicine professionals worldwide to share their experiences through it. Despite the indisputable socio-economic challenges, MJEM has managed to partner with French and Englishspeaking international conferences.

Finally, we encourage MJEM readers to attend the biennial WADEM Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine taking place in Toronto, from April 25 – 28, 2017 and to reference www.wadem.org for its 2019 Congress in Brisbane, Australia.

We hope to see you there!

Paul Farrell, CD, MD, WADEM President

Erin Downey, MPH, ScD, WADEM Vice President-Congresses