EU Directive update

On 16 January 2019 a European Commission Delegated Decision (EU) 2019/608 has amended Annex V to Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the evidence of formal qualifications and titles of training courses.


So far 16 European countries have recognised Emergency medicine as s specialty requiring a minimum training period of 5 years.


You can find here the text of the Decision.






Educational developments by EUSEM

One of the goals of EUSEM is to foster and encourage education in Emergency Medicine in Europe.
We want to bring to your attention that EUSEM launched the EUSEM Academy, a platform and app where you can find the presentations, posters and webcasts of the EUSEM Congress 2018 together with learning quizzez and e-learning modules. If you download the app you can learn on the go!!

A lot of content is available for everyone, so you can have a look and get an idea of the platform. 
All the webcasts are available for all EUSEM Congress 2018 participants. 
All content is only freely available for EUSEM members. 

Click here to visit the platform:

Click here to download the Free EUSEM Academy App for iOS iPhone/iPads

Click here to download the Free EUSEM Academy App for Android devices

You can just login with your EUSEM account or if you don't have one create a new account.


The Portuguese official proposal for the Emergency Medicine Specialty creation

The Portuguese College for Emergency Medicine presents the official proposal for the Emergency Medicine Specialty creation.

The report is in Portuguese you can Read it here

Please find here the translated introduction to the report:


The College of Emergency Medical Competence (CCEM) with its 783 members has been
promoting the internal debate on Emergency Medicine in Portugal. In three
consecutive general meetings we had the honour of being able to rely on the presence of
European Society for Emergency Medicine (EUSEM), members of the European
UEMS and the most worthy representatives of national societies and our Order, for the purpose of
reflecting, debating and maturing ideas on the importance of specialized training, organization and certification
for emergency medicine in the context of current national and European level.

These meetings were only possible thanks to the commitment of our Order, namely our
President, Dr. Miguel Guimarães and our National Executive Council (CNE).
First of all, CCEM expresses its sincere thanks for the unconditional support we received in these events.

Internal debate, within the College and with experts in the field, allowed us to conclude that indeed the path taken by our European partners
and the vast majority of countries on five continents are right to ensure higher quality assistance,
patient safety and efficient resource management in the specialty of emergency medicine.
We are convinced that the right course requires the determined and swift implementation of the
Specialty in Emergency Medicine in Portugal.