One of the EUSEM’s major goals is to promote and facilitate good clinical research in Emergency Medicine and in particular multi-centre clinical trials and surveys.

On these pages we will publish about current research projects, collaborative projects, surveys and working groups.



  • European survey on Emergency Medical Systems

    The aim of this survey is to get a better understanding of the national Emergency Medical Systems (EMS) across Europe and learn about the differences and similarities. This will be the starting point for any recommendation to reach the highest standards of emergency medical response.

    The results are being processed right now. They will be made available in the near future.

  • Pan-European Emergency Medicine Database

    This project is exploring the feasibility of developing a Pan-European database of emergency department presentations. Such a database would establish evidence-based commonalities and differences in presentation patterns and clinical trajectories internationally. This epidemiology would lend itself to improved collaboration in many areas including treatment guidelines.

    In order for such a project to generate meaningful data two key features must be addressed:

    1. Understanding emergency medicine management in each country: how European ED's function and are staffed, how they receive and register patients digitally as well as how patients are assessed clinically will ensure any anonymous data extracted is comparable.
    2. Establishing commonalities in how patient complaints are recorded: Emergency medicine is quite unlike other specialties in that the patients complaint rather than a specific diagnosis dictates why, when and where consultations happen. As such, establishing a person-centered language of complaints will be key to subsequent clinical accuracy.

    To this end, we have been processing data from more than 30 countries to establish qualitative parameters and collecting initial quantitative sample data in early 2020.  Please find the PowerPoint of the project presented in Prague Oct 2019.

  • Survey on child abuse detection in the ED, collaboration with AUGEO
    This survey aims to get insight into the different policies to recognize child abuse at the emergency departments (EDs) in Europe. We like to learn from the different strategies at EDs and aim to develop a combined strategy for early detection (screening) and e-learning customized for different settings. At the moment the survey is closed, but at this website you can read about the collaboration and the survey.
  • Syncope project

    Aims of the Syncope group
    1. Creating an algorithm to identify low risk patients for outpatient management.
    Through patient descriptions can be decided who to send home.

    2. Write a position paper for publication in EJEM on T-LOC Management in ED.

    3. Research
    First step: observational multicenter study describing T-LOC management in EDs in Europe.

    Second step : European interventional study on T-LOC management in the ED using an algorithm to identify low-risk patients suitable for outpatient management. Expanding to as many European EDs as possible. 

    4. Half a day pre-course on T-LOC management for the EUSEM congress in Copenhagen 2020. 

    Read the foundation document here. 

    The EUROpean Dyspnea survey in EMergency Departments Study (EURODEM)
    The Asia, Australia, and New Zealand Dyspnea in EMergency Departments Study (AANZDEM)
    112 EDs (66 Europe and 46 South East Asia/Australasia)
    European Geriatric Emergency Departments Registry Study (EGERS)
    How many geriatric patients present to the ed and with what complaints
    This study is planned for October 2020.

Working groups

Pending projects
  • Pan‐European study on Quality of care provided to children in ED
  • EuroUTI Project ‐ European Urinary Tract Infections in EDs
  • Delirium Recognition in European EDs 
  • Blood sampling

Join us!

If you would like to work on one of these projects or become a member of the research committee, please send an email with a short motivation and your resume to:

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Please note that to be part of a EUSEM Committee it's required you have an individual EUSEM membership. Register here to become a member. 

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