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Research Committee

Research Committee

Research in Emergency Medicine is a challenging task. The EUSEM Research Committee is committed to promoting and conducting high-quality research through

  • EUSEM Research Projects
  • Collaborative Projects
  • EUSEM working groups

EUSEM Research Projects

The EUSEM Research Committee aims to create a network of research centres which will have a core workforce able to produce research projects that meet the expectations of EU agencies.

The following initiatives are recommended:

  • An annual research project decided upon at the annual EUSEM congress and completed within one or two years.
  • Funding applications for the selected project should be submitted to national and European research agencies and companies.


Ideal topics for the EUSEM research programme should be questions of high priority and clinical interest for Emergency Medicine which will benefit from designs using multicentre studies with a great variety of participating centres and large patient numbers.

Some possible research topics for discussion:

  • Severe trauma registries
  • Cardiac arrest registries
  • Benchmark methodology in the ED and EMS
  • Syncope registry
  • Use of clinical scores at EU level

Multicentre clinical questions of importance that need simple interventions, but large numbers:

  • Should we use oxygen with bag-valve mask ventilation in cardiac arrest pre-hospital?
  • Should we give oxygen for patients with chest pain, NSTEMI or STEMI?
  • Optimal analgesic use for common problems (chest pain, musculoskeletal pain, etc.)?
  • Optimal timing of antibiotics in sepsis
  • Optimal type and volume of fluids for rehydration of gastroenteritis
  • Optimal type and volume of fluids for sepsis

Collaborative Projects

Collaborative Projects are research projects which require partners. The EUSEM Research Committee aims to facilitate the search for partners and support all participants.

The Committee welcomes proposals for collaborative projects. Initially, a brief description of the proposed project and a brief resume of the principal investigator should be submitted.

Working Groups

The EUSEM Research Committee aims to gather groups of experts into Working Groups. These Groups will be supported by the Society in their research activities.

The Committee welcomes proposals for Working Groups. Initially, a brief description of the objectives of the proposed Group and a brief resume of the principal investigator should be submitted.

For further details or to submit proposals for research projects or interest groups, please contact the Committee Chair:

Chair: Said Laribi: [email protected]

To date the following Interest Groups have been formed:

Cardiovascular Diseases and Biomarkers
Chair: Said Laribi – [email protected]

Chair: Mehmet Akif Karamercan – [email protected]

Oncologic Emergencies
Chair: Belen Rios – [email protected]

Shock, Anaphylaxis, Sepsis
Chair: Abdel Bellou – [email protected]

Chair: Francisco Moya – [email protected]

Technology and Process of Care in Emergency Care
Chair: Nathalie Flacke – [email protected]  Webpage

All groups are recruiting members. Please contact the Chairs to apply to join an IG. To be eligible to join an IG you must be a EUSEM member. To apply for EUSEM membership, please click here.


Barletta, Cinzia

United Kingdom

Body, Rick


Doggen, Carine


Dundar, Zerrin Defne


Flacke, Nathalie


Garcia, Luis (Ex-officio, EUSEM Vice-President)


Golea, Adela


Jabre, Patricia


Karamercan, Mehmet (Co-Chair)


Kirkegaard, Hans


Laribi, Said (Chair)


Mintegui, Santiago


Moeckel, Martin


Mogensen, Christian Backer


Moya, Francisco


Yordanov, Youri

A Database update is due soon which will correct the Registration Dates. Membership History will also be fixed with this update.