Ukrainian society ARCEM needs support for medical supplies

Please pay attention to this call for support that we received from our National Society Member the All-Ukrainian Resuscitation Council and Emergency Medicine (ARCEM).  There is a need for medical supplies to assist victims in the line of fire. ARCEM plans on buying the necessary materials and bringing them to EMD brigades, military hospitals and TDB units. Now the ARCEM team is preparing a detailed analysis of the needs of each hospital and unit. 

If you want to make a donation, please use the following details:

Account in EUR (Euro):
Registration number 37880877
JSC CB "PRIVATBANK" - 1D, Hrushevcskoho st., KYIV 01001, UKRAINE, SWIFT code - PBANUA2X opened an account:
№ UA043052990000026006030109116.
Purpose of payment: charitable assistance for the implementation of statutory activities.

Read the full letter here


EUSEM strongly condemns violence aimed at healthcare personnel and installations in Ukraine

The European Society for Emergency Medicine (EUSEM) is appalled by reports coming from Ukraine that healthcare workers are becoming targets in this armed conflict.  

As a society that represents the interests of emergency medicine healthcare professionals across Europe, we believe that we have an obligation to speak out in opposition to such actions taking place against Emergency Medicine doctors, nurses and paramedics in Ukraine. We strongly condemn any and all violence aimed at healthcare personnel or healthcare installations.  

Hospitals as well as healthcare workers during a time of conflict are protected under the First Geneva Convention. Failure to respect this convention can be considered a war crime. 

EUSEM solemnly demands that all combatting forces in the Ukrainian theatre of conflict respect and provide protection for healthcare personnel and healthcare installations with immediate effect.  


Letter of support for our Ukrainian colleagues

Greetings to our Ukrainian colleagues,

It is with sadness and disbelief that we have learned of the current military actions that are being carried out within your country.  We fear, surely along with all of you, that the loss of human life may become substantial.

We also fully understand that such events can be a source of extreme hardship on your population and on your health system. This unprecedented humanitarian crisis in Europe, if allowed to continue may leave no other choice for your fellow countrymen than to flee their homes and their homeland. We who are trained to do everything possible to protect and save lives, are sincerely saddened by the unnecessary destruction and by the horrific and senseless loss of life that is occurring in your lovely country. 

The entire EUSEM family wishes to communicate that we regard the Ukrainian Emergency Medicine sisters and brothers as an integral part of our European family. We stand beside you during this tragic time. 

Our prayer is that the hostilities will cease quickly in your country, that peace will again reign in Ukraine and that you will be able to care again for your patients in a free, safe and secure environment.    

Most Sincerely

Dr Abdo Khoury

President, the European Society for Emergency Medicine (EUSEM)


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Season's greetings

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We look forward to working with you in 2022 to further advance Emergency Medicine in Europe.