YEMD Refresher Course 11

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The Young Emergency Medicine Doctors Section of the European Society for Emergency Medicine (EUSEM), together with Coordinamento degli Specializzandi in Medicina d’Emergenza-Urgenza (CoSMEU); is pleased to present EUSEM Refresher Course 11

A 4 day interactive course for young doctors training or practicing in all fields of emergency medicine and urgent care. The course is based on the European Curriculum of Emergency Medicine. This edition will be about:

Resuscitation in the Emergency Department” 


The objective of this four day course is to provide the Emergency Medicine trainees with theoretical and practical elements regarding the management of the critically ill patient in the ED.


The program will include different session formats like workshops, simulation, keynote lecture and more. 

Critical care in the emergency department is a complex and evolving area of emergency medicine often overlooked within our national training systems. The lack of set competences and learning targets within EM national curriculums jeopardizes the training across Europe and EM residents face major difficulties in developing an effective awareness on their competence progression.

Course organisation overview

Day 1 + 2 Workshops: a breakdown of the key aspects of the care of the critically ill patient in the emergency setting. The workshops will focus on specific theoretical, practical and behavioural competencies that entail numerous aspects of emergency critical care. Participants will be divided in small groups (5 people) and rotate through 10 stations lasting approximately 1 hour each.

Day 3 Simulations: a whole day high fidelity simulation that will be focusing on the practical application of the competences explored during the first 2 days of training. In this setting, a specific attention will be dedicated to Human Factors and Group Dynamics that concur to the achievement of successful resuscitation introducing the key concepts of Crisis Resource Management.

Day 4 Clinical Lectures: Focus on Trauma

Workshop topics

  1. Airway management in the critically ill patient
    J Van Schoor; S Sartini

  2. Beyond ALS, Post-ROSC management of the patient in cardiac arrest
    B Harris; A Coppa

  3. Human Factors and Group Dynamics
    M Bonsano; s Ingrassia

  4. Major Trauma management, Massive haemorrhage and Damage Control Resuscitation
    M Nelson; S Sawh

  5. Integrated ultrasound in the critically ill patient
    A Lamorte; L Bonacchini

  6. Retrieval and transport of the critically ill patient - a HEMS prospective
    E Colonetti; G Magagnotti

  7. Vascular access in the critically ill patient
    N Bacciottini; M Borselli

  8. Chest drain insertion and management
    J Davidson; S Geniere Nigra

  9. Paediatric emergenciesPaediatric emergencies
    S Salvadei, A Nucci, M Giacalone

  10. Obstetric and neonatal emergencies
    A Asrow; S Giovinale

Clinical Lecture topics

  • Prehospital management of the major trauma patient - the HEMS prospective
    E. Colonetti
  • Special Mountains Emergencies
    A. Lamorte
  • Major Haemorrage Management in Trauma - Which fluids, how much and why?
    S Sawh
  • Beyond transfusion: integrated resuscitation strategies in shock room
    S. Geniere Nigra
  • Trauma Team Approach
    M. Nelson

Please find the detailed programme and the learning objectives in this document

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The course date is: 24 - 27 May 2019


Venue: Universitá Degli Studi di Firenze, Largo Brambilla 3 Florence, Italy


This course is intended for doctors below 35 years old OR in specialty training to become emergency phycisians.

EUSEM members*: €315

Non-members: €525

*You have to become a EUSEM member first to benefit from the reduced rates. Check our rates and join the EUSEM community.  


Please create a MYEUSEM profile at this LINK. If you already have a MYEUSEM profile then you just need to log in to your account.

Creating a MYEUSEM profile is free of charge. After profile is created you can log in to your account and click on the 'YEMD Refresher Course' button and the application process will begin.

We have only 45 seats available at the course, the seats are given on a first come first served basis.

To register to the course you have to be in Emergency Medicine Specialist Training and/or being under age 35.

The official course language is English. It is expected that all participants can understand and express themselves in English.


  • I may withdraw from the course 8 weeks prior to the course date. I understand that if I withdraw I will get a refund minus the 100 € pre-registration fee, that is not refundable.
  • I understand that if I withdraw later than 8 weeks prior to the course date I’m not entitled to a refund.
  • I understand that if I do not receive a visa in time to attend the course I am not entitled to a refund.
  • I understand that if the course is cancelled for national security reasons EUSEM is not responsible for loss or costs incurred.



Jason Van Schoor

Registrar in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine, London, UK NIHR University College London Academic Clinical Fellow

I am senior registrar in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine from London. I am passionate about patient safety and have run several quality improvement projects and guidelines to improve emergency intubation outside of the operating theatre.

Alessandro Lamorte

Ospedale Parini - Aosta - Medicina e Chirurgia d'Urgenza ed Accettazione - 118 VdA

I graduated in 2011 and I finished my residency in Emergency Medicine in 2017. I have been involved in many international cooperation projects with Rainbow for Africa, an ONG based in Turin. I'm in point of care ultrasound since the very beginning of my student life, working with Giovanni Volpicelli on lung ultrasound. I moved to Aosta from Torino because of my love for the mountains and climbing and every other sport you can do there. Every day I try to do my best, as a physician and as climber.

Luca Bonacchini

Pronto Soccorso e Medicina d'Urgenza ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda - Milano

I've always been interested in EM and in particular in US in critically ill settings. I'm actual committed in International trial on ED home treatment of Low Risk Pulmonary Embolism and National trial in NIVM vs HFNC in ED patients with Pneumonia.

Martina Giacalone

Pediatric Emergency Department, Meyer Children Hospital, Florence, Italy

I'm a pediatrician, and I'm working in the Emergency Department of a tertiary care and Trauma center Children Hospital in Florence. I'm particularly interested in point-of-care ultrasound, procedural sedations and simulations.

Stefano Sartini

Ospedale Policlinico San Martino Genova

- 30 September 2008 Medical School Degree -5 years of post graduate Emergency Medicine Training completed on 15 July 2014, University of Siena, Italy - August 2014-January 2015 A&E Specialty Doctor by the Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester, UK - February 2015-January 2016 Fellowship as Specialty Doctor in Emergency Medicine at BARTS NHS TRUST, London, UK - February 2016-May 2016 Consultant in Emergency Medicine at ASL 3 Genovese, Genova, Italy - May 2016 till now Consultant in Emergency Medicine, MECAU, at Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Genova, Italy - May 2018: PhD in Experimental Clinical Medicine, University of Genoa, Italy

Alexandra Asrow MD FACEP

NorthShore University Health System

I am an emergency medicine physician from Chicago, IL. I am the American College of Emergency Physicians Lead Ambassador to Italy, and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. I am interested in international emergency medicine, particularly in the development of the specialty and residency education system in Italy. Outside of work, I am interested in music, drawing, travel, and learning about art, history, culture, and science.

Joanna Davidson

NorthShore University HealthSystem

After completing medical school at Northwestern University I trained in emergency medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. After graduation I did a 1 year fellowship in simulation. During that year I honed my skills and writing, creating and debriefing scenarios in the sim lab for students, residents, attendings, nurses and other staff. Since I have been on staff at NorthShore University HealthSystem a community hospital with university ties working in our 4 emergency departments. I am co-director of the clerkship in emergency medicine for University of Chicago medical school.

Giulia Mormando

University of Padova

Graduated in 2012 in Medicine at the university of Padova, I finished my residency at the School of Emergency Medicine of the university of Padova in 2018. Since 2016 I’m working in the simulation team of the Department of Medicine of my university, developing and delivering simulation courses for different residency schools. I’m currently a first year PhD student, with the focus of my research being simulation.

Giacomo Magagnotti

Azienda ULSS 3 Serenissima - C.O. 118 SUEM Mestre-Venezia

I trained as a medical doctor in Padova and graduated as part of Italy’s first class of residency-trained emergency physicians. I spent my final residency year in Australia as a retrieval registrar at Sydney HEMS, where I honed my prehospital and retrieval skills and unsuccessfully tried to acquire a taste for Vegemite. Back in Italy I worked both at rural spoke EDs and an urban tertiary academic hospital, before settling down as a pure PHEM doc in my current Institution, where I have the privilege of delivering and coordinating the medical response in an area that comprises one of the world most iconic city: Venice! Back at home I’m an happy father of one, with another one on the way, and two cats to boot. It helps that my partner is an emergency physician too and she's apt at multitasking and managing an everchanging and ectic place!

Nicola Bacciottini

MECAU, ASL Vercelli

I'm an Emergency Physician, born, graduated and than specialized in Parma, in 2015. I developed a particular interest in emergency US and US-guided vascular access, I attended some courses about it than I developed my own, firstly during residency than in the hospital I work, in Vercelli ED, with Roberta Petrino, EuSEM past-President.

Efrem Colonetti

Greater Sydney Area HEMS

Emergency Physician with a passion for PHEM. Italy trained, spent some time in UK in ED and ICU, now working as a Retrieval Registrar for Sydney HEMS.

Bruce Harris, MD

Senior Clinical Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, NorthShore University Healthcare. Senior Clinician Educator, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago

I was awarded a degree of Medicine at the University of Illinois in 1982, then completed a residence in Emergency Medicine at the Truman Medical Center, University of Missouri at Kansas City in 1985. I have been an Attending Physician at several community hospitals in Chicago and it's northern suburbs since competing my training. I am Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Physicians.

Alessandro Coppa

ED San Giuseppe hospital and prehospital emergency service

I'm an emergency physician and I'm a caffeine addict and a bookworm. I used to be a skydiver and a climber but today my freetime is dedicated to my new addiction: my daughter! I completed my residency program in EM at University of Florence and meanwhile I passed the EBEEM. I integrated my CV with a M.Sc in disaster medicine and a master degree in critical care. I’m working both in prehospital setting and in the emergency department in city of Empoli. My areas of interest are cardiac arrest and sepsis

Matteo Borselli

Usl Toscana Sudest - Ospedale Misericordia (Grosseto)

Hi, I'm a consultant in Emergency Medicine in Grosseto, Southern Tuscany. I was born and raised in Rome, I moved to Siena and to Edinburgh to pursue my specialty training. I'm also a keyboard player for the post-rock band Lvtvm and a very enthusiastic traveller.

Silvia Giovinale

Azienda Ospedaliero- Universitaria di Careggi (AOUC)

I am a Senior Midwife with a 12 years experience and currently working at Careggi University Hospital (AOUC) in Florence, Italy. I am a teacher of Midwifery Sciences at the University of Florence. I am very thoughtful and careful, and pride of myself in doing a job well and taking great care of others. To give birth is a wonderful experience. An expectant mother needs lot of mental, emotional and physical support, including health care. The labour is a moment where the midwife plays an important role for the empowerment of the woman. I am a kind and caring Midwife, capable of working under extreme pressure.

Marco Bonsano

Kent Surrey and Sussex Deanery

Emergency Medicine Registrar with interests in Critical Care, Pre-Hospital Medicine and Ultrasound. Currently training in the UK (Kent Surrey and Sussex). I work with the EUSEM as Secretary of the Young Emergency Medicine Doctors section. Out of work, I am an amateur photographer and a passionate mountaineer.

Michael Nelson

John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL, USA; NorthShore University Health System, Evanston, IL, USA

I am a practicing Emergency Medicine physician, Medical Toxicologist, and Addiction medicine specialist. My main area of focus is primarily education of medical students, residents, and toxicology fellows in addition to the clinical management of patients.

Stefano Geniere Nigra

AUSL Romagna Trauma Center Bufalini - Cesena.

I'm a MD PhD emergency physician in love with ultrasound, airways management and travelling around the world. I have the job i'd like in a place next to the sea with beatiful landscapes. What's more?

Sergio Sawh


Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Valerio Teodoro Stefanone

University of Florence

I'm a Resident in Emergency Medicine at the fifth year in Florence; since this year I'm a PhD student and my research focuses on simulation and trauma. I'm President in charge of the association of Emergency Medicine residents in Italy (CoSMEU) and coorganizer of this course. I strongly believe in standardization of competences for Emergency Medicine physicians all over Italy and Europe, and this course goes in this direction. See you soon in Florence, Go COSMEU!

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