YEMD Fellowships Awarded

Fellowships in Non-Invasive Ventilation Awarded

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Heather Wieman from Norway and Dr. Dalip Kumar from the UK have been awarded Fellowships in non0invasive ventilation. Read full details here


First Receivers is an open, free, virtual community for health care professionals who will receive disaster victims.  It was established with support from the Canadian federal government.

Membership is open to all. It has no national or professional boundaries other than members being dedicated to improving health care delivery in a disaster.  FirstReceivers allows members to share resources, start discussion threads, provide/receive teaching sessions and find/network with likeminded individuals.  The community is divided into subgroups of interest such as Emergency Physicians, EMS,  Mass Gathering, Public Health, etc. Members define their profile and as a result get mailing and resources tailored to them.


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.