About Us

About Us

The International Federation for Emergency Medicine is an international association composed of national emergency medicine organisations that are members of the IFEM as defined in its 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.

Read more about IFEM’s Mission and Goals

VISION, MISSION & GOALS

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 …”.

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM) website…

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

IFEM is a public Company limited by guarantee and was incorporated in 2010. Its activities are governed by a Constitution and Bylaws.

COMMITTEES

Membership is open to individuals who are members of an IFEM Members Society or College. Tenure is usually for a two year period.

SPECIAL GROUPS

IFEM has a number of Special Interest Groups relating to special areas of interest relating to emergency medicine.

AWARDS

IFEM is calling for nominations for the following Awards: -Gautam Bodiwala Lifetime Leadership Achievement Award…

HISTORY

The International Federation for Emergency Medicine was founded in 1991 growing from the association of emergency physicians in Britain, Australia, Canada and the United States …

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”.

IFEM should aim to be
recognized as the international voice for quality emergency medical care.

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HISTORY, STRUCTURE & GOALS

The International Federation for Emergency Medicine : Its History, Structure, and Plans for the Future

Jim Holliman, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.I.F.E.M.
President, International Federation
for Emergency Medicine
Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A.
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Penn State University, Hershey, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

The International Federation for Emergency Medicine : Its Efforts in Emergency Medicine System Development

Jim Holliman, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.I.F.E.M.
President, International Federation for Emergency Medicine
Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A.
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Penn State University, Hershey, PA, U.S.A.

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