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Abstract

Improving the Role of Medical Scientific Societies during Health Crises

Mohammad Fereidouni, Simon G Royce and Nima Rezaei

The COVID-19 crisis is ongoing and there is no clear prospect for overcoming it. This crisis has revealed many problems and deficiencies in different sectors, particularly the health system and more importantly in communication, decision-making, and executive systems not only at the national, but also at the international level. For better confrontation future crises, identifying these pitfalls and resolving them is very important; in this regard, scientific societies play a very fundamental role. Firstly, they should perform deep reforms in their structure for better efficacy, coordination, and impact. It is to be hoped that scientific societies have learned enough from this pandemic to be ready for the next one. There is a need to develop a suitable model for more effective and coordinated approaches in the future, amid to reduce the casualties and more appropriate responses to health crises in a shorter period of time and with greater efficiency. In this manuscript we proposed a model for scientific societies to improve their impacts during health crises. This includes establishing preevent capabilities, in crisis actions, and recommendations to be taken after the current crisis and before the next one.