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.

Latest News

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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The Asian Conference on Emergency Medicine (ACEM 2019) Concludes its 10th Edition in India
The Asian Conference on Emergency Medicine (ACEM 2019) the 10th biannual meeting of Asian Society for Emergency Medicine (ASEM) was
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Events and Conferences


15 – 18 June 2020
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Each year IFEM holds the International Conference on Emergency Medicine (ICEM), a world leading conference on emergency medical care. The first ICEM was held in 1986 and since then has continued to deliver an extensive scientific program and attract thousands of delegates from a diverse range of countries. ICEM provides a unique opportunity to collaborate and share knowledge and experience with emergency medicine physicians from across the globe, enabling physicians to take learnings back home and improve emergency medicine in their own countries.

february, 2020

7feb - 11feb 78:30 amfeb 11SASEM2020Saudi Society of Emergency Medicine 5th International Scientific Assembly

23feb - 26feb 237:00 amfeb 2633rd Annual Update in Emergency MedicineUniversity of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Update in Emergency Medicine

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