EUSEM is moving

Since 30 November 2021 EUSEM has left the current office in Aartselaar, and moved to the new office in the city center of Antwerp.

Our new office address will be:

Quellinstraat 49
2018, ANTWERP - BE


In memory of Dr. David Williams

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Dr. David Williams. As one of the founders of EUSEM, he was a true leader and an innovative president in developing emergency medicine as a specialty.  

He was the Clinical Director of the Emergency Department at St Thomas’ Hospital and was a consultant at three London teaching hospitals. Also, he was a fellow of five medical Royal Colleges. Dr. Williams held leading positions in the Casualty Surgeons Association, the British Association for Accident and Emergency Medicine, and the Faculty of Accident and Emergency Medicine. He was Chairman of the UEMS Multidisciplinary Joint Committee (MJC) on Emergency Medicine from 2006-2012 and was the first President of the new Section of Emergency Medicine of UEMS, the Union Europeenne des Medecins Specialistes.

As a primary Instigator of emergency medicine , Dr. David Williams  leaves a tremendous legacy for the next generation of emergency medicine specialists. An elegant and charismatic man, he will be greatly missed. 

Our thoughts are with his family.  


Important survey on child maltreatment toolkit in Emergency Departments in Europe

There is a need for improving recognition of child maltreatment in the emergency department (ED). Recently, a study performed by the Erasmus MC Sophia Children’s Hospital and Augeo Foundation in collaboration with the EUSEM, REPEM and EuSEN ( showed that only 25.6% (34/133) of the EDs in Europe follow most of the NICE guideline recommendations on child abuse & neglect.

As a follow-up, this survey aims to study barriers and facilitators for the implementation of a child maltreatment toolkit, consisting of a screening checklist, training and a strategy for adequate hospital policy, at EDs in Europe.

Can we do better? Do you want to help in the battle against child maltreatment?

Go to the survey:




Results board elections 2021

Breaking news

Our society is pleased to announce the results of the 2021 elections for president-elect and vice-president of EUSEM. 

Dr. Jim Connolly was elected President-Elect, and Prof. Christoph Dodt was elected Vice-President. 

We congratulate Jim and Christoph, and we would like to thank Prof. Başar Cander and  Dr. Başak Yilmaz for standing for the elections and their continuous commitment to EUSEM.

Click here to see the full results of the elections.

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Dr. Jim Connolly  




Prof. Christoph Dodt