International Training in Disaster Medicine (ITDM)


February 8th – 11th 2018

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Have a keen interest in emergency and pre-hospital service? Want to take it to the next level?

If you fancy learning how to manage an emergency mass-casualty response, healthcare in a disaster setting, and disaster mitigation, then this is the training course for you!

This spring Leeds will be hosting the first ever International Training on Disaster Medicine (ITDM) course in the UK.

Specifically for medical students, this four day, internationally recognised course is offered by graduates of the accredited Training Disaster Medicine Trainers (TdmT) programme – a collaboration between the International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA) and The European Centre for Researchin Emergency and Disaster Medicine (CRIMEDIM). It will cover a wide variety of topics from prehospital to hospital management, triage, medical ethics in the field, international humanitarian law, disaster risk reduction and more. As well as TdmT graduates, expert guest lecturers will help deliver the course content through a mixture of tutorials, group work sessions, and simulations. Of course, in the evenings, social events will be held for ITDM participants to relax and enjoy Leeds.

The course will take place on February 8th – 11th 2018.

The price is £45 which includes training, meals, and certification.

For applicants who need it, accommodation can be arranged for you by host students free of charge.

PLEASE NOTE, the course is open to medical students who are in their third year of medicine – so at a minimum having begun their first clinical year – and above. There are only 25 spaces and so applicants will be accepted on merit.