Epidemiology of geriatric patients presenting to emergency departments in Europe: EGERS study

We are proud to announce the publication of the EGERS study in EJEM.

The primary aim of this European prospective study was to determine the epidemiologic characteristics of elderly patients presenting to EDs across Europe. Our secondary objective was to determine the hospitalization rate, characteristics, and in-hospital mortality rates of geriatric patients presenting to EDs. 

Please find a summary:


Or the full publication.

https://journals.lww.com/euro-emergencymed/Abstract/9900/Epidemiology_of_geriatric_patients_presenting_to.46.aspx .

Registration EBEEM examiner workshop is open

Would you like to be part of a European group of experts in Emergency Medicine and prepare the European Board Examination in Emergency Medicine (EBEEM)?

Now is your chance! Registration to the VIRTUAL examiner workshop on 19 and the morning of 20 April 2023 is open now. Please read HERE about the duties and eligibility first.

You can register through your MyEUSEM account and click on the Examiner Workshop registration button. 

you need to submit the following documents:

  • a personal statement indicating your current responsibilities for training, education and assessment of others including instructor status, and evidence of examining elsewhere
  • letter of support from clinical director/head of department permitting activity for examination and training, and confirming that you currently practice in Europe
  • evidence of recent CPD (courses attended, lectures given, etc.)
  • certificate of specialisation in EM and/or your registration number from the national register
  • Copy of the FEBEM or EBCEM certificate (not obligatory)
  • signed EBEEM Examiner Responsibilities Agreement 

Seats are limited. Registration deadline is 15 March.

Support for the people of Turkey and Syria

In the early hours of  6th February 2023, a magnitude 7.8 quake struck near the Southern Turkish border with Syria, causing devastation on a barely imaginable scale. WHO has declared it one of the worst natural disasters this century.

At times of such unimaginable pain and suffering the true strength of the human spirit is revealed in those who selflessly seek to help to relieve suffering.  This has been exemplified by many including the superhuman efforts of rescuers, acting without fear for their own lives, whose actions have doubtless saved countless lives and in the tireless efforts of those working in the front line of healthcare who, despite the loss of friends and family, continue to work in extremely challenging circumstances. 

Our thoughts remain with all those affected, especially our Emergency Medicine colleagues working in the region. We are truly proud to have you as our colleagues and wish to assure you of our continued support. 

The next stages of this disaster will continue to challenge the people of Syria and Turkey, and those providing ongoing medical aid, shelter and support to the countless number of people injured and made homeless.

Our thoughts go to the families of our colleagues who have lost their lives due to this earthquake. We continue to offer our  support to all those affected in Turkey and Syria and wish continued health and strength to our Emergency Medicine family. 

If you wish to support the emergency effort please consider a donation to EMAT or one of the official Aid agencies working in the region.

Photo copyright:REUTERS/Umit Bektas

European 112 day

On February 11 EUSEM celebrates European 112 Day! This day was established in 2009 and dedicated to raising awareness of the European emergency number 112. It is a day to recognise the work of all those who contribute to the European emergency services chain #112 #EMERGENCYMEDICINE #EENA