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The National Disaster Life Support Foundation, Inc. (NDLSF) oversees the National Disaster Life Support (NDLS) courses, a series of educational programs to better prepare health care professionals and emergency response personnel for mass casualty events. The NDLS courses are comprehensive, all-hazards, competency-based, standardized, and multi-disciplinary. These courses assist health professionals respond to mass casualty events regardless the cause.

The NDLS courses were developed by four academic centers: Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, University of Georgia, University of Texas Southwestern, and University of Texas - Houston, School of Public Health. The NDLSF provides administration and oversight of the NDLS courses, offered at more than one hundred NDLS training centers globally. The NDLSF is a non-profit, tax exempt, 501(c)3 organization located in Augusta, GA.

News and Events

SDMPH SMSociety for Disaster Medicine and Public Health Inaugural Meeting

The inaugural meeting for Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health will be held  July 29 - 31 at the Hope Hotel and Conference Center in Dayton, OH.  Registration is now open on their website which can be reached by clicking on the following link http://sdmph.org/.  A link to the conference center is also available from the society's website. Registration for this meeting is open to all individuals with an interest in disaster medical response education, training and research.  An optional  special discount to join the society is available when you register for the conference.  Be sure to monitor the Society's website for additional information related to this conference. You can download the SDMPH  meeting announcement here.


NDLSF LogoNational Disaster Life Support Foundation Board to Attend SDMPH Inaugural Meeting

The board of directors for the National Disaster Life Support Foundation will be attending the inaugural meeting of the SDMPH in Dayton, OH. The Foundation's board will attend the SDMPH meeting in lieu of holding a 2015 NDLSEC Annual Meeting. There is a potential for significant collaboration between the SDMPH and the NDLSF and it was felt that it would not be in the best interest of both the SDMPH and the NDLSF to hold a competing meeting so close to the SDMPH launch.  The Foundation supports the SDMPH mission and wishes them great success during their launch.  For more information regarding the SDMPH Inaugural meeting please go to http://sdmph.org/ .


Security Notice

Recently the National Disaster Life Support Foundation conducted research into adding electronic textbooks as an option for students taking the CDLS, BDLS and the ADLS course. During our research we discovered the website http://sciencebookpdf.com advertising the 3.0 versions of each of the above textbooks as a free digital download or to read the textbook online through a browser through a series of affiliates. These companies are in violation of copyright laws and may be guilty of intellectual property theft. The Foundation is currently taking action to prevent further electronic distribution of our textbooks by these companies. Also, the NDLSF cannot guarantee that downloaded digital material is free from viruses, Trojans or other malware and will not be responsible for any damages caused by such downloads.

To read the full text of the security notice issued by the National Disaster Life Support Foundation click here.



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