about eusemcAST

EUSEMCast is a podcast run by the EUSEM education committee and the YEMD section.  

EUSEMCast is the podcast for Emergency Medicine professionals

Each episode will cover topics that are absolutely essential for advancing your career in Emergency Medicine. For example, you will gain new insights about EUSEM, leadership and teaching in EM, also on how to prepare for the European Board Exam in Emergency Medicine (EBEEM) - and other topics within this dynamic field. 


New episodes are published on the 1st day of every month 

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Episode 10 - Occlusion Myocardial Infarction and the Artificial Intelligence ECG Model (OMI AI ECG) 

In episode 10, Christoph and Dr. Harvey Pendell Meyers (Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Wake Forest University, USA) discuss Occlusive Myocardial Infarcation (OMI) and how artificial intelligence may be helpful to detect it at its onset. AI is making significant strides in the detection and diagnosis of Occlusion Myocardial Infarction (OMI). OMI is a condition where a coronary artery is blocked, leading to a heart attack. Dr. Meyers strongly believes that "AI may soon bring us the next evolution of Occlusion Myocardial Infarction Paradigm".

Enjoy this insightful new episode!




Episode 9 - Airway Management Guidelines   

In episode 9, Tobias Becker discusses EUSEM's statement on the guidelines released by the Society of Critical Care Medicine, with the first author of the guidelines, Dr. Christian Hohenstein, from Germany. Tobias Becker has joined the EUSEMCast team as a moderator and content creator.

Go to the link to find EUSEM's statement on Airway Management:



Episode 8 - Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic: ED Management in Times of Crisis  

In episode 8 of EUSEMCast, Christoph interviews Dr. Roberto Cosentini, an Emergency Physician, specialist in acute respiratory failure and the Director of the EAS (Emergency Department) Centre at the Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital in Bergamo, Italy.

This episode discusses the challenges and high-stress levels emergency department staff faced during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. It sheds light on the resilience and dedication of healthcare workers in the face of a global health crisis. It also reveals how medical teams adapted to rapidly changing circumstances, devising strategies to manage the unexpected patient surge and the continuous risk of infection.



Episode 7 - The Pros and Cons of Clinical Decision-making Rules in the Emergency Department  

In the March episode of EUSEMcast, Christoph leads a discussion on the pros and cons of using clinical decision-making rules in the Emergency Department, featuring Dr. Tobias Becker and Dr. Eric Dryver.




Episode 6 - Diagnostic Errors in the Emergency Department  

In the 6th episode, Christoph interviews Dr. Wolf Hautz. A Swiss expert from Bern who sheds light on the prevalent issue of diagnostic errors in the emergency department.

Diagnostic errors seem to be common in Emergency Departments throughout the world. Dr. Wolf's extensive research in this area provides valuable insights into the latest scientific evidence and the remaining knowledge gaps to be addressed.

Episode 5 - EBEEM Part B  

In episode 5, Dr. Ruth Brown, an Emergency Medicine consultant at St. Mary's Hospital in London and head of the EUSEM education committee, discusses EBEEM's Part B exam and takes a station as an example to highlight typical pitfalls and essential points to consider.


In this informative episode, Dr. Anna Spiteri and Dr. Ashraf Butt eloquently delve into the comprehensive process of the European Board Exam in Emergency Medicine (EBEEM) and explain the crucial role played by the EMERGE working group. EBEEM is a two-part examination designed to confirm the candidate’s suitability for independent practice as an emergency physician within any country in the European Union. The European  Board Examination in Emergency Medicine (EBEEM) was developed and implemented by EMERGE (Emergency Medicine Examination Reference  Group in Europe). EMERGE is a joint-committee of EUSEM and the UEMS Section of Emergency Medicine.
ERRATUM: Please note that after recording this episode, the Part A exam format was updated. This change will be introduced in the September 2024 examination and not in early 2024, as mentioned in this podcast.


Episode 3 - Teaching Principles with Dr. Eric Dryver and Dr. Christoph Hüser  

In this 3rd episode, Dr. Eric Dryver presents five fundamental principles of exceptional teaching. It also thoroughly covers the Swedish specialist examination and training in Emergency Medicine.  



     Episode 2- Emergency Core Competency Course (EMCC)  

In this second episode of EUSEMcast, Dr. Eric Dryver and Christoph talk about the Emergency Medicine Core Competencies course. This  course  is regularly held as a pre-course at the EUSEM congress. It is not only an intense scenario-based 3-day boot camp training focused on Emergency    Medicine skills. It could also help spread low cost local scenario-based training for emergency medicine residents all over Europe. More information can be found at



      Episode 1- Leadership in the Emergency Medicine Department  

This inaugural episode focuses on discussing

"Leadership in the Emergency Medicine Department" and why acquiring leadership skills is essential if you want to play a more active role in safeguarding the well-being of your Emergency Medicine department.

Presented by Dr. Christoph Hüser.

Our first guest and field expert was Dr. Taj Hassan a consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. He was the Vice-President and President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and has worked as an associate medical director.