Research Projects

Research Projects

The EUSEM Research Committee aims to create a network of research centres which will have a core workforce able to produce research projects that meet the expectations of EU agencies.

The following initiatives are recommended:

  • An annual research project decided upon at the annual EUSEM congress and completed within one or two years.
  • A funding proposal for the projects should be submitted to national and European research agencies and companies in order to finance the project.

Ideal topics for the EUSEM research programme should be questions of high priority and clinical interest for Emergency Medicine which will benefit from designs using multicentre studies with a great variety of participating centres and large patient numbers.

Some possible research topics for discussion:

  • Severe trauma registries
  • Cardiac arrest registries
  • Benchmark methodology in the ED and EMS
  • Syncope registry
  • Use of clinical scores at EU level
  • Multicentre clinical questions of importance that need simple interventions, but large numbers:
  • Should we use oxygen with bag-valve mask ventilation in cardiac arrest pre-hospital?
  • Optimal analgesic use for common problems (chest pain, musculoskeletal pain, etc.)?
  • Optimal timing of antibiotics in sepsis
  • Optimal type and volume of fluids for rehydration of gastroenteritis
  • Optimal type and volume of fluids for sepsis

For any questions please contact:
Research Committee Chair, Said Laribi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Multicenter Projects

The EUSEM Research Committee aims to facilitate collaborative research projects by searching for partners and supporting all participants.

The Committee welcomes proposals for collaborative projects. Initially, a brief description of the proposed project and a brief resume of the principal investigator should be submitted.

For further details or to submit proposals for research projects or interest groups, please contact the Committee Chair: Said Laribi: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Current Projects

EuroDEM Study – completed.



EUSEM Survey – Structures and Number of Patients in Emergency Departments 2012

The EUSEM Professional Committee is conducting a Survey of Emergency Departments (ED). We request that all EUSEM members participate in this survey.

The survey’s goal is to establish descriptive data regarding the structure, organisation and number of patients treated in the EDs of EUSEM members' hospitals. The data is processed anonymously. The results will not be representative of Europe nor of any individual country. We do, however, aim to establish an overview of conditions in EDs throughout Europe. The results will be published in the members-only area of the EUSEM website.

Your ED’s participation in this survey, as well as promoting participation amongst fellow EUSEM members, is important so that we can elaborate, as accurately as possible, this overview.

To increase participation we have extended the deadline for returning the survey until 31 October 2013.

Please follow this link to the survey.

Your participation will be much appreciated. Thank you.