Sign the HFE Declaration for the right of safe healthcare

On 5th December 2017  Health First Europe launched at the European Parliament the Declaration for Patient Safety which calls the Ministers of Health of the EU to agree on a high level of understanding on patient safety practices and standards to drive their national policies into a common path.

Patient harm is the 14th leading cause of the global disease burden, a threat to human health alike tuberculosis and malaria. Governments must act now to stop preventable harm and guarantee a safer healthcare in Europe  -  You might find references and further info on the Declaration for Patient Safety at - now available also in French – German – Italian – Spanish.


New EUSEM online platform

Dear members and friends

Thank you for your commitment to EUSEM. I take the opportunity to announce you some improvements made on the website and users platform.
EUSEM is compliant with the new General Data Protection regulations and you can now update your own data online.
We invite you to connect to EUSEM website and to update your data and renew your membership.
Invite your friends to create a EUSEM profile online as well.

EUSEM looks forward keeping you on board and you will find out the uncomplicated way to renew your membership whenever it suits you or when you will be invited to do so.

Best regards,

Roberta Petrino
EUSEM President



Website Updated and new User platform

Dear EUSEM member and friends,

You will see that the website has been upgraded to a new platform with a new user platform. Now you have the possibility to create and update your profile to optimize all communication with EUSEM. Please update or create your profile, so we have your correct data to contact you. The new user platform is compliant with the new GDPR (General Data Protection regulation) coming into place as of 25 May 2018. We will constantly update our website to inform you on EUSEM activities and all Emergency Medical Care news. We invite you to regularly visit the EUSEM website.

Wishing you all Happy Holidays!

Season’s Greetings,

EUSEM team


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A Curriculum for Geriatric EM

The two disciplines of Geriatric and Emergency Medicine have produced a defined and validated curriculum on Geriatric Emergency Medicine.
You can find the paper here in Science Direct, or more information below
Older people represent a growing proportion of attendees in Emergency Departments across Europe. Traditionally Emergency Departments have not focused on care for older people, especially those with frailty. Similarly, geriatric services have not traditionally focused upon the care of older people in Emergency Departments. This work seeks to bring together the two disciplines of Geriatric and Emergency Medicine through a defined and validated curriculum on Geriatric Emergency Medicine. Domains and items for inclusion in the curriculum were derived through a combination of literature reviewing and a nominal group workshop. The domains and items underwent validation using a Delphi technique involving the European Societies of Geriatric and Emergency Medicine. In the development stage, 100 individual learning outcomes were identified, reflecting 16 domains; following the stage 2 validation process, 98 items remained. All items were approved by the relevant EU societies. In the final validation step, the curriculum was formally approved by the UEMS sections for Geriatric Medicine and Emergency Medicine (responsible for curriculae in the respective disciplines).

Download the curriculum from here