In memory of Dr. David Williams

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Dr. David Williams. As one of the founders of EUSEM, he was a true leader and an innovative president in developing emergency medicine as a specialty.  

He was the Clinical Director of the Emergency Department at St Thomas’ Hospital and was a consultant at three London teaching hospitals. Also, he was a fellow of five medical Royal Colleges. Dr. Williams held leading positions in the Casualty Surgeons Association, the British Association for Accident and Emergency Medicine, and the Faculty of Accident and Emergency Medicine. He was Chairman of the UEMS Multidisciplinary Joint Committee (MJC) on Emergency Medicine from 2006-2012 and was the first President of the new Section of Emergency Medicine of UEMS, the Union Europeenne des Medecins Specialistes.

As a primary Instigator of emergency medicine , Dr. David Williams  leaves a tremendous legacy for the next generation of emergency medicine specialists. An elegant and charismatic man, he will be greatly missed. 

Our thoughts are with his family.  


EUSEM 2021: Portugal gradually dropping its COVID restrictions

Portugal has been widely reported as a global leader in the vaccination campaign. Over 80% of the population are completely vaccinated, the authorities are now gradually dropping its COVID 19 restrictions, for instance mask-wearing is no longer compulsory outdoors.

To view the latest status of the COVID situation in Portugal, please go here.

From 27 to 31 October, Lisbon will be taken over by the EM community. We are expecting a very large number of delegates at the congress which will be held onsite and online, the number of onsite registrations are growing daily and we expect to host over 1100 delegates in person and remotely. More than 200 world renowned experts will present their latest findings in person. Over 1000 abstracts will be presented as oral or poster presentations.

We look forward to welcoming you to Lisbon!