25th Anniversary of EUSEM

AT EUSEM Congress 2019 we celebrated EUSEMs 25th anniversary. This video is created about the past-presidents that led us this far.


Congress 2019 material on the EUSEM Academy

EUSEM Academy contains a lot of new contents from the Congres 2019. All EUSEM members and Congress Participants will have free access. EUSEM members can already login with their credentials. The participants that are not a EUSEM member will receive their login details within the next weeks. But you can already check out the free accesible content.

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European Pain Initiative – Guidelines for Clinical Practice Handbook

This Handbook has been developed to support improvements in the assessment and management of acute pain
in Emergency settings across Europe. These guidelines, supported by an unrestricted educational grant from
Mundipharma International Limited, outline the unmet needs existing for acute pain, assessment of pain and
recommendation for pain management by first responders, paramedics and Emergency Department physicians.
They have been developed following a rigorous review of available clinical evidence and analysis of current
management practices across Europe through EUSEM members. It is our hope that these guidelines will provide
healthcare professionals with evidence-based practical information that will help them manage their patient’s pain as
effectively as possible.

As Chair of the European Pain Initiative developed under the auspices of EUSEM I would like to acknowledge the
hard work and commitment of my fellow Committee members and the valuable input received from many colleagues.

Professor Saïd Hachimi-Idrissi
University of Ghent, Belgium

Find the guidelines here


The digital transformation of emergency departments

This is a very HOT TOPIC that is reflected in the research projects that are currenly running in collaboration with EUSEM.

During the congress two sessions are committed to this topic, together with other breaking research, C41 + C42 on Wednesday 16 October in South Hall 3AB. 

The programme is as follows:

08:40 - 10:10
The digital transformation of Emergency Departments
Moderators: Carlos ROSAS, Nagi SOUAIBY (LEBANON)
EUSEM working together with the European Federation of Medical Informatics. Goksu BOZDERELI BERIKOL (TURKEY)
Pan European Database project. Kelly JANSSENS (IRELAND)

10:40 - 12:10
Moderator: David SCHWARTZ (ISRAEL)
Guidelines for the management of acute pain in emergency situations. Said Hachimi Idrissi
Physicians' attitudes towards smartphone-based Emergency Response Communities. Abdelouahab BELLOU (USA)
Research Committee Meets with Researchers. Mehmet Akif KARAMERCAN (TURKEY)

Come and join us so we can hear your opinion and your experience with digitizing your department and provide you with some breaking news.


Meetings during Prague Congress

Many meetings are planned during the Congress. Some interesting meetings are open for all. Do you want to get active within EUSEM, then join one of the section meetings or the EM-Day meeting.

If you have planned some closed meetings, you can find the time and location also in this overview.

Meetings overview



EUSEM General Assembly

The  General Assembly of EUSEM took place at the EUSEM 2019 Congress in Prague on Tuesday 15 October 2019  from 12:40 to 14:10.

The minutes are available for EUSEM members. Please find them here