Creating a world where all people, in all countries,
have access to high quality emergency medical care.


The International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM) leads the development of the highest quality of emergency medical care for all people.

Our mission is to advance the growth of high quality emergency medical care through education and standards, to lead the collaboration and networking necessary to establish universal equality in service and care, and to promote the creation and growth of the specialty of emergency medicine in every country.

As a federation of grassroots emergency medicine organisations from countries and regions  with mature and highly developed emergency care systems, and systems in various stages of development or just starting out, IFEM has unique insight and reach into health systems globally.

Our Members are experts in all facets of emergency care, delivered in all environments, to all ages and types of patients. We can rapidly harness expertise and draw global teams together to work on a project, or any emergency care challenge.


15 – 18 June 2020
Buenos Aires, Argentina

IFEM regretfully announces that due to the impact of COVID-19 and the recent decision by the Argentine President to close Argentina to all non-residents and cease all international events, the 2020 International Conference on Emergency Medicine (ICEM) has been cancelled.

We are currently in discussions regarding possible alternate options and will communicate further information soon. If you have questions regarding ICEM2020 including your registration please contact the ICEM organizing committee at [email protected]

Latest News

Critical guidance for mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the safety and integrity of ED’s around the globe
The IFEM Task Force on ED Crowding and Access Block has developed a critical guidance for mitigating the impact of
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Dr Lisa Charles shares her story of life as an emergency medicine physician in Saint Lucia
As a small island in the Caribbean with a population of just 175,000, Saint Lucia faces unique emergency medicine challenges.
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Dr Benjamin Wachira shares his story of life as an Emergency Medicine Physician in Kenya
Benjamin is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Aga Khan University, Nairobi and the current president of the
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Events and Conferences

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