Registration and program for the European Emergency Medicine Congress are available!

The first steps for our European Emergency Medicine congress were made.

You can now register for the congress.

You can also check out the scientific program.

This year the congress will be held from 27/10/'21-31/10/'21 in Lisbon, Portugal.


Congress registration

You can also register for the congress.

This year the congress will be hybrid. You can therefore participate in our congress both on-site and virtually.

You can register by creating an account on MyEUSEM.

If you already have an account, you just have to log in.

Low-income countries, EUSEM-members and students have a reduced fee.

Click here for more information about the congress registration.

Do not wait too long to register. Until August 31, it is early bird registration. 

So definitely take this opportunity to participate in the European Emergency Medicine Congress in Lisbon, Portugal!

Scientific Program

From now on you can check out the scientific program.

In the scientific program, you can already see which topics there are, and which speakers there will be at our congress.

Click here to see the full program.

We look forward to the congress, hopefully you too.

See you in Lisbon!



ISTH guidelines on Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

The ISTH has published new guidelines on Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura.

TTP is a rare, life-threatening thrombotic microangiopathy or blood disorder. In TTP, blood clots form in small blood vessels throughout the body and can limit or block the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the body’s organs, such as the brain, kidneys and heart. This can result in serious health problems. The reported incidence of TTP is two to six cases per million per year and a mortality of 10-20 percent upon proper treatment.

The challenge is that there are a number of conditions that have clinical and laboratory presenting features similar to those of TTP. A number of new therapeutic agents have been developed, requiring detailed guidance to properly manage treatment. The ISTH TTP Guidelines provide important recommendations, which will improve the management of patients with TTP.

Check out the guidelines over here


Webinar on Burnout and Resilience on demand on EUSEM Academy

The 2nd edition on Burnout and Resilience was a great succes. 

It is full of practical tips and personal assignments.

You can find it now on the EUSEM Academy:


Phil Dobson is the founder of BrainWorkshops, and author of ‘The Brain Book’. As a psychologist, coach and facilitator, he specialises in developing sustainable high performance within organisations. Using practices grounded in neuroscience and psychological research, he helps people implement a scientific approach to optimising and sustaining their performance at work. His areas of focus are in helping teams improve their performance and productivity, enhance their problem solving, and develop their resilience. 

Les Blackwell Is the CEO of MetricAid, a company focusing on advanced physician scheduling to transform hospital departments. Les will talk about self-scheduling and capacity and demand scheduling, which is applicable to any profession.

Not only the Emergency Medicine professionals are under a lot of pressure. Burn-out is very common in Western society. This free webinar is for anybody dealing with stress. So please share with your friends and family who you think could benefit! 



NEW: EM Monthly

EUSEM wants to keep in touch with you! Therefore we will organise educational EM Monthly webinars on every last Thursday of the month. It will not be just a webinar; after one hour of content we will have an open mic. So then you have the chance to share experiences or catch up. It's like an after work drink, but virtual.
Click here to see all upcoming EM Monthly webinars!


EUSEM President’s message to the members for 2021

Dear colleagues, dear friends of EUSEM,

2020 was a year that we all want to quickly forget: it brought confusion, sadness, and some of us lost beloved ones, friends, and awesome colleagues. The pandemic that we are still facing is an unprecedented event in the modern world; it hit all countries on all continents stopping economic and social life all around the globe.

2020 definitely has not been a year anyone would have dreamt of!

Despite everything, I can see some positive outcomes from 2020:

We started to think of our future differently;

We started to look at our planet differently;

We now understand what is important to our lives and what is not;

We value the moment, after spending so much of our lives running after time.

And in the midst of this pandemic, Emergency medicine was brought to light:

TV shows were talking about our daily lives; 

People were cheering us every night; 

Governments understood the importance of Emergency medicine and allocated more resources to our specialty.

Dispatch centers, emergency medical services, emergency departments, disaster preparedness units all played a major role in flattening the curve; 

Our EDs took care of millions of European citizens, our EMS transferred hundreds of critical care patients to give chances for the best care to everyone.

Our colleagues in the hospital came to help take care of the overcrowded emergency rooms and critical care units. I want to remember this unprecedented solidarity.

Now that 2020 is coming to an end, allow me to express my deepest gratitude to all of you, but above all, my sincere admiration for your resilience and hard work to save lives.

I’m proud to be one of you; I didn’t imagine becoming your president in such circumstances; I didn’t imagine not seeing you, at least once a year. However, we are EM and we know what resilience is.

We couldn’t physically meet in 2020; we had several different rendez-vous: from national societies meetings to the southeastern congress that was due to take place in Greece, to our annual European congress in Copenhagen. We didn’t want you to take the risk and travel in these difficult circumstances. 

Our virtual congress that took place in September was the first of its importance in the field of emergency medicine and critical care. The chair of our congress, Professor Patrick Plaisance, and his team, together with the scientific committee led by Dr. Senad Tabakovic, made it amazing!

We covered various topics: of course, the COVID-19 pandemic, but also cardiac arrest new guidelines to come, as well as the Beirut blast, which was one of the biggest industrial disasters we witnessed in the past one hundred years, as well as many others.

We also ran many online courses and webinars that were widely attended. We created our Pediatrics Branch and strengthened our European Research Network.

Our journal, the European Journal of Emergency Medicine, reached its highest impact factor ever. Our Editor in chief Prof Yonathan Freund and his associates are working relentlessly to make it one of the top EM journals worldwide. I invite you all to support our journal by sending your best scientific papers to be published.

2020 was difficult indeed, but we have many projects for 2021!

Our CEO Michel de Bisschop is going on a well-deserved retirement. We can’t thank him enough for the great work he has done for EUSEM. Along with the new CEO that will be recruited, the EUSEM Board and I will continue to push EUSEM: Citius, Altius, Fortius, faster, higher, and stronger.

Stay tuned to the EUSEM website and social media to see all the upcoming news and changes in 2021.

I hope that 2021 will not be the same as this one.

I want to also take this opportunity to thank the board, the council, the sections, the committees, the working groups, the staff, and all of you for the great contribution to EUSEM development.

My thoughts go to all of you, who will be on the frontlines during the end of year celebrations.  I wish you and your beloved ones a joyful season’s festivities and a very happy 2021 to come

Stay safe


President, The European Society for Emergency Medicine


Newsletter European PEM

The PEM branch from EUSEM wants to update you on all the activities of the last year from the different Special Interest Groups.

Even though it was a rough year, we can look back with a satisfied feeling of all we have accomplished.

Please find the newsletter here

We can start 2021 fresh and energized with a lot of motivation to continue with ongoing and new initiatives. 

Warm wishes from the PEM-board, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!