Working group Digital Emergency Medicine

From Apps, Decision aids, Smart Health and Virtual Reality to Telemedicine

How patients are treated in emergency- and acute medicine is subject to rapid change. Learning and working processes in acute medicine are changed by digital aids and the handling as well as opportunities and threats are often unclear and require training. Doctors today grow up in the digital age with smartphones, apps and smart devices and use them in their daily lives. However, the skills that are learned and applied are still insufficient and only partially transferable for daily use in medical professional work with patients. This change does not only take place on the side of the doctor/medical student:

  • Change from knowledge-based education to process-oriented education and clinical work: From textbook to Dr. Google
  • Integration of Decision Aids and Smartphone Apps as medical products in the everyday life of an acute physician: Medical Calculators, Scoring/Triagesoftware
  • There is a whole spectrum of tele-emergency medicine: from algorithm-based apps to video-physician-based remote treatment. Telemedicine, i.e. the remote emergency treatment of patients, can improve access to emergency treatment in emergency medicine and could contribute to bringing specialists to the periphery and reducing the rural shortage of physicians.
  • “Artificial intelligence is a buzzword in all media”. Applications of artificial intelligence algorithms in the context of "decision aids" but also machine learning applications in image recognition and processing of vital signs/laboratory values are a major topic.

But also on the patient's side:

  • The informed patient: communication and interaction with these patients, legal aspects
  • Smart Health: data protection risks, dealing as a physician with e.g. Apple watch detected atrial fibrillation

The working group should create the opportunity to exchange experiences, discuss basic principles and develop a common standard.

Proposed objectives of the working group

  • Meeting point of emergency phycicians interested in digital transformation
  • Support and participation in the development of the future of "digital emergency medicine" featuring opportunities and risks of technological innovations
  • Exploring possibilies of integrating digital competencies into the training of an emergency physician
  • Use of digital technologies in emergency medicine e.g. Virtual reality simulation training, decision aids
  • Exchange and coordination or participation in research projects in the area of digital emergency medicine
  • Exchange experiences, discuss basic principles and develop a common standard for emergency telemedicine.
  • Applications of machine learning in emergency medicine and its limits, opportunities and ethical implications have to be discussed.

 

Toxicology Section

Introduction

Why is toxicology an important field in Emergency Medicine?

Long term objectives of the section

Clinical Toxicology curriculum

To look at the existing curriculum for Emergency Medicine, and make a proposal for adaptation, if needed. We should also provide educational sources for toxicology and/or poisonings. The goal would be to guarantee that every emergency physician has a general knowledge of poisoning. In the future, we could think about an “advanced” curriculum for emergency physicians with a special interest in clinical toxicology.

Stimulate scientific and educational collaborations

Create synergy between members of different sections and committees to establish a research agenda on the EUSEM website and to work on the Curriculum+ to provide free online learning materials about Toxicology.

Stimulate scientific collaboration between EUSEM and EAPCCT

We want to work closely together with the European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT). One option could be to set up common guidelines, for example stocking antidotes. Also developing a guideline/recommendation for specific poisoning (target audience = emergency physicians) could be explored.

Explore the interest in an European AHLS course

In many countries an Advanced Hazmat Life Support course is mandatory for a lot of caregivers and governement personnel. Should we implement these courses in Europe, or rather develop an European alternative. This question could be further explored with EAPCCT.

objectives for 2020

Organise a practical and interactive Toxicology pre-course in Copenhagen.

Organise 2 sessions for the 2020 Congress in Copenhagen.  a basic and advanced session of three speakers each, with broad and general content.

 

 

 

Programme overview

Sunday 13 October
Time CONGRESS HALL FORUM HALL SOUTH HALL 3AB SOUTH HALL 3C CHAMBER HALL TERRACE 2B PANORAMA HALL
09:00
09:00-10:30

G09
NATIONAL TRACK - Prehsopital care - Alone in the field
Přednemocniční péče - sám vojákem v poli

10:30
10:30-12:00

G10
NATIONAL TRACK - Welcome at ED!
Vítejte na urgentním příjmu!

11:30 - 13:00 OPENING REGISTRATIONS
13:00
13:00-14:30

A11
Toxicology
When Nature strikes back

13:00-14:30

B11
Research trail blazers

13:00-14:30

C11
EBEEM: Quick review of some topics

13:00-14:30

D11
YEMD - Other countries - other ideas
Important lessons from all over the world

13:00-14:30

F11
ABSTRACTS SESSION

13:00-14:30

G11
NATIONAL TRACK - Rare situations - really uncommon?
Mimořádné situace - opravdu mimořádné?

14:30 - 15:00 COFFEE BREAK AND EXHIBITION - E-POSTER SESSION
15:00
15:00-16:30

A12
Emergency ultrasound

15:00-16:30

B12
Sex and the Emergency Department
How the Emergency Physician Can be Involved

15:00-16:30

C12
Fake news, fake science, fake quality - true leadership
Leadership and quality in Emergency Medicine

15:00-16:30

D12
YEMD - Doing the basics right
Everything starts with the basics - here you will learn stuff to change your daily practice.

15:00-16:30

F12
ABSTRACTS SESSION

15:00-16:30

G12
NATIONAL TRACK - Forever young?
Věčně mladí?

16:40
16:40-18:10

A13
Infectious Disease & Sepsis
Common questions in the Emergency Department

16:40-18:10

B13
Medicolegal Emergency Medicine
Crime and dime: when the law meets Emergency Medicine

16:40-18:10

C13
NON-VITAL TRAUMA
Expert insights into the management of minor injuries in the Emergency Department

16:40-18:10

D13
YEMD - Revolutionaries! Go change EM!
We can shake things up - what do we need to know and do?

16:40-18:10

F13
ABSTRACTS SESSION

16:40-18:10

G13
NATIONAL TRACK - EM in questions, riddles and quizzes
Urgentní medicína v otázkách, hádankách a kvízech

18:10
18:10-19:00

A14
OPENING CEREMONY

Monday 14 October
Time CONGRESS HALL FORUM HALL SOUTH HALL 3AB SOUTH HALL 3C CHAMBER HALL TERRACE 2B PANORAMA HALL
08:30
08:30-09:00

A20
KEYNOTE LECTURE 1

09:10
09:10-10:40

A21
The Tantalising Travelling Troponin Tour: A Masterclass
Insights from the International Federation for Clinical Chemistry Committee for Cardiac Biomarkers

09:10-10:40

B21
The Mood Zone
Workshop on resilience in the emergency department

09:10-10:40

C21
Traumatic Cardiac Arrest
So much more than Advanced Life Support

09:10-10:40

D21
YEMD - Surviving daily life in EM
Sometimes just survinig the daily struggle is a challenge

09:10-10:40

E21
PAEDIATRICS
Paediatric Emergencies#1

09:10-10:40

F21
ABSTRACTS SESSION

10:40 - 11:10 COFFEE BREAK AND EXHIBITION - E-POSTER SESSION
11:10
11:10-12:40

A22
Prehospital
Changing Views Outside the ED

11:10-12:40

B22
True stories from the E.R.
Sharing wisdom through stories

11:10-12:40

C22
Cardiovascular Pros and Cons
The hottest issues in cardiovascular emergency medicine

11:10-12:40

D22
YEMD - Surviving a terror attack - a practical guide for YOU
A spectacular, interactive experience prepared by special forces professionals

11:10-12:40

E22
PAEDIATRICS
Paediatric Emergencies#2

11:10-12:40

F22
ABSTRACTS SESSION

12:40 - 14:10 LUNCH BREAK AND EXHIBITION
14:10
14:10-15:40

A23
Resuscitation
Evidence-based cardiac arrest management, guided by a simulated case

14:10-15:40

B23
Court Room
You don't want to be part of this in real life

14:10-15:40

C23
The Heart of the Matter
The one man show!

14:10-15:40

D23
YEMD - Unique circumstances, challenge accepted
Listen to unique stories from unique people

14:10-15:40

E23
PAEDIATRICS
Research in PEM - Best PEM abstract AWARD

14:10-15:40

F23
ABSTRACTS SESSION

15:40 - 16:10 COFFEE BREAK AND EXHIBITION - E-POSTER SESSION
16:10
16:10-17:40

A24
Major trauma
Changing the alphabet of trauma care

16:10-17:40

B24
What characteristics does a good emergency physician have?
What does it take to be excellent in Emergency Medicine? Tips from the experts

16:10-17:40

C24
Resuscitation in different colors
Soft skills and philosophy of resuscitation

16:10-17:40

D24
YEMD - Newest kids on the block
Prepared fresh just for you!

16:10-17:40

E24
PAEDIATRICS
Paediatric emergencies. Take your decision

16:10-17:40

F24
ABSTRACTS SESSION

17:40
17:40-18:45

B25
DIPLOMA & CERTIFICATE

Tuesday 15 October
Time CONGRESS HALL FORUM HALL SOUTH HALL 3AB SOUTH HALL 3C CHAMBER HALL TERRACE 2B PANORAMA HALL
08:30
08:30-09:00

A30
KEYNOTE LECTURE 2

09:10
09:10-10:40

A31
Disaster medicine
Climate change impacts on health

09:10-10:40

B31
Ethics and Philosophy
Do We Always Have to Save the Life?

09:10-10:40

C31
Education in emergency medicine
Tips, tricks and politics in EM education

09:10-10:40

D31
YEMD - Learn to lead!
Hear about personal experiences, learn why we need more women in EM and be part of the discussion!

09:10-10:40

E31
NURSES
Organization of emergency nursing care

09:10-10:40

F31
ABSTRACTS SESSION

10:40 - 11:10 COFFEE BREAK AND EXHIBITION - E-POSTER SESSION
11:10
11:10-12:40

A32
Airway
Beyond the Larynx: Airway management from the A team

11:10-12:40

B32
Disaster medicine
Mass casualty triage: panel discussion

11:10-12:40

C32
Late breaking research

11:10-12:40

D32
YEMD - Nightmares in ED
Your role models are telling their personal horror stories

11:10-12:40

E32
NURSES
Emergency nursing education

11:10-12:40

F32
ABSTRACTS SESSION

12:40
12:40-14:10

A32bis
EUSEM Annual General Assembly
for members only

LUNCH BREAK AND EXHIBITION
14:10
14:10-15:40

A33
Psychology in the Emergency Department
All in the Mind: The Psychology of an Emergency Physician

14:10-15:40

B33
Bohemian Sono Rhapsody

14:10-15:40

C33
Geriatric emergencies
Hot topics in the care of the elderly

14:10-15:40

D33
YEMD - Very difficult situations, once in a lifetime?
The situations we don't see everyday - but need be prepared for!

14:10-15:40

E33
NURSES
Implementing evidence based care

14:10-15:40

F33
ABSTRACTS SESSION

15:40 - 16:10 COFFEE BREAK AND EXHIBITION - E-POSTER SESSION
16:10
16:10-17:40

A34
Geriatric emergencies
Providing better care for older ED patients

16:10-17:40

B34
Disaster medicine
Hospital safety

16:10-17:40

C34
Breaking the waves
What is the future of emergency ultrasound?

16:10-17:40

D34
YEMD - Innovation in EM - check this out!
From the cutting edge directly to you!

16:10-17:40

E34
NURSES
Emerging topics in emergency nursing

16:10-17:40

F34
ABSTRACTS SESSION

Wednesday 16 October
Time CONGRESS HALL FORUM HALL SOUTH HALL 3AB SOUTH HALL 3C CHAMBER HALL TERRACE 2B PANORAMA HALL
08:00
08:00-08:30

A40
KEYNOTE LECTURE 3

08:40
08:40-10:10

A41
Neurologic emergencies
When time is brain and your brain shoots from the hip

08:40-10:10

B41
Black box belly
Science, experience and excellence when dealing with abdominal pain

08:40-10:10

C41
Open Research Meeting
The digital transformation of Emergency Departments

08:40-10:10

D41
YEMD - Eye Opener Quiz (interactive)
Learn new things, enjoy and contribute what YOU know!

08:40-10:10

F41
ABSTRACTS SESSION

10:10 - 10:40 COFFEE BREAK AND EXHIBITION - E-POSTER SESSION
10:40
10:40-12:10

A42
Global Emergency Medicine

10:40-12:10

B42
No Risk no Fun
Looking at Risk and Fun from Different Perspectives

10:40-12:10

C42
Open Research Meeting

10:40-12:10

D42
YEMD - Here they come... Science Busters!
Academia doesn't have to be boring!

10:40-12:10

F42
ABSTRACTS SESSION

12:10
12:10-12:40

A43
HOT TOPIC SPEAKER LECTURE

12:40
12:40-13:10

A44
CLOSING CEREMONY

Get active in Paediatric Emergency Medicine

PEM is on the roll and there are a lot of interesting jobs to do.

There are 3 Special Interest Groups looking for members.

  1. Curriculum SIG
  2. Education SIG
  3. Communication SIG 

Please check the dedicated webpage to read about the general objectives of the SIG's and their immediate priorities.

PEM Special Interest Groups

Also a position of Associate Editor-Pediatrics for the European Journal of Emergency Medicine is now available.

Please contact the Editor (Prof Yonathan FREUND, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for further information and for applying. Please, add This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in Cc to keep track.

European Training Requirements for Paediatric Emergency Medicine

The European Training Requirements for PEM are validated by UEMS.

The Syllabus intends to:

  • Harmonise training programmes in PEM between different European countries.
  • Establish clearly defined standards of knowledge and skill required to practice PEM at the tertiary care level.
  • Foster the development of a European network of competent tertiary care centres for PEM.
  • Improve the level of care for children who attend Emergency Departments (EDs).

Read the syllabus here!