Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is great pleasure and an honor to extend you a warm invitation to attend the 5th International Conference on Healthcare System Preparedness & Response to Emergencies & Disasters (IPRED V), to be held on January 14-17, 2018 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 along with preparedness and response of first responders to emergencies. IPRED V will be hosted as in previous years by The Israeli Ministry of Health and the IDF Home Front Command.

Building on the success of preceding previous IPRED conferences conducted in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016, IPRED V will provide a platform for networking with the world’s leading experts, focusing on assessing best practices and State of the Art preparedness to emergencies, coping with disaster events, along with non-formal joint learning, founded on the experience of the participants. The main issues at the Conference will engage in urban terrorism, CBRN threats, natural disasters, consequences of prolonged conflicts.

The conference will feature a highly interactive, stimulating and multidisciplinary program including workshops, plenary sessions as well as oral abstract and poster sessions, presentations, round-table discussions and hands-on experiences, based on advanced training tools.

One of the highlights of the conference will be a regional, Mega Mass casualty Event drill that will be conducted in the central region of Israel on the 3rd day of the conference. The drill will simulate a Mega terror attack, and the response, management and treatment provided for the mock casualties will be based on lessons learnt from large-scale exercises and real-life events. The drill will include Home Front Command medical teams, Emergency Department of The Ministry of Health, civilian emergency medical services, hospitals, first responders 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 is open for the submission of abstracts.

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 2018.

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success” Henry Ford


Col. Olga Polyakov, MD                            Prof. Itamar Grotto, MD

Chief Surgeon                                              Deputy Director M.O.H

Home Front Command                             Chairman IPRED V

Chairman IPRED V


Col. Olga Polyakov, MD                                          Prof. Itamar Grotto, MD