New emergency urology textbook

A new book has been published in the topic of Emergency Urology.

Written by: David Thurtle BMedSci BMBS MRCS, Suzanne Biers BSc MBBS MD FRCS (Urol), Michal Sut Lek Med MMedSci FRCS (Urol), James Armitage BSc MBBS MD FRCS (Urol)

 Urology is a specialty that notoriously receives little attention in medical school, yet it makes up a sizeable portion of the workload in emergency departments, primary care and hospital wards. Emergency urology conditions can often be managed without the immediate involvement of a urology specialist, but require the appropriate knowledge and skills, which is the principal aim of this textbook.

Emergency urology is often covered very superficially alongside general surgery or in excessive detail within voluminous urology textbooks. This book is different: it consists of concise, well-structured chapters, with an accessible and easily digestible style. The content is clinically-based and is illustrated with radiological and clinical images to highlight and concisely convey essential information. Each topic and chapter has been written by an expert on that subject.

This book will appeal to all doctors, including those rotating through surgical and emergency medicine specialties, and those clinicians approaching professional examinations worldwide. Medical students on urology or emergency medicine placements, who are studying for their exams, will also find it invaluable. In addition, primary care doctors and nurses in urology, surgery, emergency medicine and other specialties may also appreciate the clinically relevant content of this book.

The authors are all dedicated to education and training, have published extensively, and have years of experience running successful emergency urology courses.


Paperback: £29.99; USD $49.95; EUR Î40; 196pp; ISBN: 978 1910079 42 3


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Revised European Curriculum of Emergency Medicine

A small committee from the EUSEM Education committee and the EMERGE on behalf of the UEMS Section and Board of Emergency medicine has revised the European Curriculum of Emergency medicine to align it to the recent developments of the discipline. The core curriculum exists to identify the knowledge, skills and behaviors that the physician must possess. This naturally changes as the specialty evolves and in the light of experience of using the curriculum to guide training and assessment. This updated curriculum includes new topics or clarifies existing topics where they are relevant or pertinent to current emergency medicine practice.

This allows alignment of the curriculum to the topics tested in the EBEEM (European Board Examination in Emergency Medicine) and ensures that the developing emergency physician knows all the competences required for the scope of practice of emergency medicine.

See the revised curriculum here.


Updated definition of Emergency Medicine in Europe

The EUSEM Professional Committee has redefined the definition of Emergency Medicine in Europe.

Emergency Medicine is a primary specialty established using the knowledge and skills required for the prevention1 diagnosis and management2 of urgent and emergency aspects of illness and injury, affecting patients of all age groups with a full spectrum of undifferentiated physical and behavioral disorders.

This includes organizing the proper medical response for patients looking for urgent medical care.

Time and timing in this setting may be critical either from a medical or from the patient’s point of view.

The practice of Emergency Medicine3 encompasses the in-hospital as well as out-of-hospital4 triage, resuscitation, initial assessment, telemedicine and the management of undifferentiated urgent and emergency patients until discharge or transfer to the care of another health care professional.

1 Prevention: also includes injury prevention, preparedness for disaster, as well as public health education.

2 Management encompasses the local service organization as well as the development of systems to provide EM care.

3 Primarily hospital-based
4 This applies to out-of-hospital emergency care, disasters and includes other urgent medical care systems outside hospitals.


Executive Election results 2017

We are now announcing the results of the Executive Elections 2017!

Individual votes: 151

National Societies votes: 23 = weighted votes 35

Total votes: 186


  • Luis Garcia-Castrillo Riesgo 94
  • John Heyworth 83
  • Abstention   9


  • Robert Leach  153
  • Disagree     8
  • Abstention  25

Honorary Secretary

  • Wilhelm Behringer
  • Disagree     8
  • Abstention   21

Honorary Treasurer

  • Marc Sabbe   159
  • Disagree   12
  • Abstention   15