18th Annual IDMH Conference


In the time since the founding of IDMH, disasters have become a more frequent part of our daily lives. From the increasing number and severity of hurricanes and other extreme weather events to the ongoing challenges in preventing and responding to mass casualty incidents, both human-caused and natural disasters are impacting our lives more than ever before. As the needs of those impacted by disasters continue to change, so must the way we approach working with these populations. 


The 18th Annual IDMH Conference: Re-Envisioning Disaster Mental Health, will focus on the changing needs in the field of disaster management, including how responders can best meet the needs of communities they are serving and how clinicians can better serve responders themselves. Topics that will be covered during this 2-day conference will include Diversity & Inclusion in Disaster Response, Treating Stress & Trauma in First Responder Communities, and Lessons Learned from Recent Disasters.


In focusing on the current needs and future direction of disaster mental health the Institute will bring together diverse professionals from across the disaster management space to disseminate best practices. Please join us on October 20 & 21 at the Culinary Institute of America to be a part of this conversation and to hear from world-renowned speakers. A conference agenda will be shared on our website shortly, so please keep an eye out for important updates.


Please find our Save the Date flyer above, which includes information such as the date and location of the 18th Annual IDMH Conference. We also encourage you to share this flyer with your networks widely.


See you in October,

The Institute for Disaster Mental Health