3rd South-East European Emergency and Disaster Medicine Congress (SEEEDMC3)

It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that the Hellenic Society for Emergency Medicine invites you to the 3rd South East European Emergency and Disaster Medicine Congress (SEEEDMC) in beautiful Thessaloniki, one of the most historical and important cities of the region, on 28-31 May 2020.

The institution of SEEEDMC started from an idea that was first discussed in Athens in 2017 during the 11th European Congress on Emergency Medicine, among colleagues from countries of South-east Europe. The result of the discussion was the courageous decision of the Serbian Society to organize the 1st SEEEDMC in beautiful Belgrade in 2018, which was a great success. In 2019, the 2nd SEEEDMC was held at the metropolis of Istanbul, jointly and successfully organized by the two Turkish Societies (EMAT and EPAT).

During these two Congresses, which both became a reality under the wings of the European Society for Emergency Medicine (EuSEM), colleagues from all our neighboring countries were brought together, shared their experiences, challenges and visions and realized how close we really are. New collaborations on training, organizational issues and research were born and we all danced together with traditional tunes of the region on a boat in the Bosporus.

This year, the Hellenic Society for Emergency Medicine (HeSEM), together with the National Societies of Albania, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey (EMAT and EPAT) and with the invaluable support of EuSEM, is organizing the 3rd SEEEDMC in parallel with our 5th national Congress in Thessaloniki, a true crossroad of the region, hoping to continue the successful route of the institution, deepen our relations further and move on to the future together.

The chair of the Organizing Committee
Vassilis Grosomanides

The chair of the Scientific Committee
Nikolas Sbyrakis

The President of HeSEM
Panos Aggouridakis



Examiners training 30 & 31 May in Thessaloniki

We are glad to announce that there will be an Examiner Workshop again on the last days of the South East European Emergency and Disaster Medicine Congress in Thessaloniki, Greece!

Date: Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 May, 2020

Location: The MET Hotel 48, 26 Oktovriou Str. 546 27 Thessaloniki


Application deadline:  6 March, 2020

Download the registration form here.

Please fill in the registration form and send it back together with the required documents to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  e-mail address.

Please note that both the application form duly filled in and signed and the documents mentioned need to be sent by the application deadline6 March 2020. 

Read carefully the Examiner eligibility requirements and the regulations before you apply.

You can find all information in the registration form and also on the website: https://eusem.org/ebeem/ebeem-examiners

The form and evidence will be reviewed by the EBEEM exam board, the Emergency Medicine Examinations Reference Group for Europe (EMERGE), and proposed to the UEMS Section for Emergency Medicine for endorsement. Once accepted as a candidate you will receive more instructions.

If you have colleagues who are interested to become an EBEEM Examiner don’t hesitate to share the information with them!

Please note that the course places are limited to 24 candidates.

Flight and hotel for the workshop are not covered. Your expenses will be covered for future activities once you become an examiner. 




Every year one or more Refresher Courses are organised by hosting organisations for Young Emergency Medicine Doctors (<35).

Last year we had a "update in toxicology"-course in Brussels and a "Resuscitation in the ED"-course in Florence.

Have a look at the video to get an impression of the set up. It's not only a very responsible task, considering the educational value, it is also a lot of fun! 

We are still looking for hosts to organise a course in 2020. Are you interested to host an international course on an EM subject?

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the RC guidelines and get logistical and marketing support from EUSEM headquarters.


Recommendations on informed consent for European Emergency Departments for Adults and Children

Informed consent to medical treatment is fundamental in both ethics and law. It is premised on the principle of self-determination as a fundamental human right and applies to every field of medicine. Informed consent is an important and challenging aspect of emergency medical care that ensures the protection of the right of patients to make informed decisions about proposed treatments and/or procedures. Even in emergency care situations, patients have the right to receive information about treatment options, so that they can make decisions about their care.

How to deal with this as an ED. Read it here.