IFEM Mission & Vision

The IFEM was founded in 1989 and its purpose is "to promote at an international level, interchange, understanding and co-operation among physicians practicing emergency medicine".

About IFEM

The International Federation for Emergency Medicine is an international association composed of national emergency medicine organisations that are members of the IFEM as defined by these bylaws. IFEM represents a co-ordinating consortium of these organisations.

IFEM Definition of Emergency Medicine

Emergency medicine is a field of practice based on the knowledge and skills required for the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute and urgent aspects of illness and injury affecting patients of all age groups with a full spectrum of episodic undifferentiated physical and behavioural disorders; it further encompasses an understanding of the development of prehospital and inhospital emergency medical systems and the skills necessary for this development.

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