About Us

About Us

EUSEM is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. This picture was taken at the Congress in October 2019 with the president and all former presidents of EUSEM.

The European Society for Emergency Medicine (EUSEM INPO) is a non-profit 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 36 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 Board of Directors are:

Directors

Dr Abdo Khoury
Dr Abdo Khoury
president-elect
Prof Christoph Dodt
Prof Christoph Dodt
Vice-President
Dr Robert Leach
Dr Robert Leach
Vice-President

The Board of Directors may co-opt

Assoc Prof Dr Barbara Hogan
Assoc Prof Dr Barbara Hogan
Chairperson of fellowship committee
Dr Ruth Brown
Dr Ruth Brown
Chairperson of EMERGE
Dr Senad Tabakovic
Dr Senad Tabakovic
Chairperson of the scientific congress committee
Dr John Heyworth
Dr John Heyworth
Chairperson of the Professional committee
Prof Christian Nickel
Prof Christian Nickel
Chairperson of the geriatric committee
Prof Helen Askitopoulou
Prof Helen Askitopoulou
chairperson of the ethics committee
Prof Diana Cimpoiesu
Prof Diana Cimpoiesu
chairperson of the Pre-Hospital section
Dr Luigi Titomanlio
Dr Luigi Titomanlio
Chairperson of the Paediatric section
Dr Luca Ragazzoni
Dr Luca Ragazzoni
Chairperson of the Disaster Medicine Section
Dr Jim Connolly
Dr Jim Connolly
Chairperson of the Ultrasound section
Dr Kurt Anseeuw
Dr Kurt Anseeuw
Chairperson of the toxicology section
Dr Basak Yilmaz
Dr Basak Yilmaz
Chairperson of the YEMD Section
Dr Gregor Prosen
Dr Gregor Prosen
Chairperson of the Education Committee
Dr Mehmet A. Karamercan
Dr Mehmet A. Karamercan
Chairperson of the Research Committee
Prof Patrick Plaisance
Prof Patrick Plaisance
Chairperson of the EUSEM Congress Organising Committee
Prof Yonathan Freund
Prof Yonathan Freund
EDITOR IN CHIEF OF THE EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
Dr Said Laribi
Dr Said Laribi
Chairperson of the Research network

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.

Here you find the current bylaws and the Rules of Procedure will be posted here shortly.

BOARD and council

The Board of EUSEM consists of:

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

The Board of EUSEM may co-opt the chair persons of Sections and Committees

The Council of EUSEM consists of:

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

Download list of Council Members