About Us

About Us

EUSEM Council March 2015

The European Society for Emergency Medicine (EUSEM INPO) is a non-profit making scientific organisation whose aim is to promote and foster the concept, philosophy and the art of emergency medicine throughout Europe. The ultimate objective of the Society is to help and support European nations to achieve the specialty of emergency medicine. Born as a society of individuals in 1994 from a multidisciplinary group of experts in emergency medicine, since 2005 EUSEM also incorporates a Federation which currently includes 30 European national societies of emergency medicine.

Our mission is to:

Advance research, education, practice and standards of the specialty of emergency medicine throughout Europe.

Our goals are:

  • To foster and encourage education, training and research in Emergency Medicine in Europe
  • To promote and facilitate the dissemination of information on Emergency Medicine, through meetings, courses, research and publications
  • To encourage the development of uniform information systems and data banks in Emergency Medicine in Europe
  • To encourage the formation and the cooperation between national associations for Emergency Medicine
  • To promote international collaboration in the field of Emergency Medicine
Current members of the Executive are:

Elected Executive members

Dr Abdo Khoury
Dr Abdo Khoury
Vice-President
Dr Robert Leach
Dr Robert Leach
Vice-President
Prof Wilhelm Behringer
Prof Wilhelm Behringer
Honorary Secretary
Professor Marc Sabbe
Professor Marc Sabbe
Honorary Treasurer

Ex-officio Executive members

Dr Barbara Hogan
Dr Barbara Hogan
Chairperson of the Professional Committee
Dr Eric Dryver
Dr Eric Dryver
Chairperson of the Education Committee
Dr Basak Yilmaz
Dr Basak Yilmaz
Chairperson of the YEMD Section
Prof Patrick Plaisance
Prof Patrick Plaisance
Chairperson of the EUSEM Congress Organising Committee
Professor Colin A Graham
Professor Colin A Graham
Editor in Chief of the European Journal of Emergency Medicine
Dr Lisa Kurland
Dr Lisa Kurland
President of the UEMS Emergency Medicine Section & Board

History and Statutes

The European Society for Emergency Medicine was inaugurated in May 1994 during an international emergency medicine conference in London by a multidisciplinary group of experts in emergency medicine which became known as the Club of Leuven.

The Articles of Association and the Rules of Procedure will be posted here shortly.

Officers and council

The Officers of EUSEM are:

  • President
  • President-Elect or the Immediate Past-President
  • Vice-Presidents (2)
  • Honorary Secretary
  • Honorary Treasurer

The Executive Committee of EUSEM consists of:

  • Officers of the Society
  • Editor of the European Journal of Emergency Medicine (ex-officio)
  • Chair of the UEMS Section of Emergency Medicine (ex-officio)
  • Chair of the EUSEM Congress Organising Committee (ex-officio)
  • Chair of the EUSEM Education Committee (ex-officio)
  • Representative of the YEMD Section (ex-officio)

The Council of EUSEM consists of:

  • Executive Committee
  • 1 representative of each National Society Member of EUSEM
  • Chairs of Sections and Committees
  • Co-opted members
  • Invited members

Download list of Council Members