Behavioural Emergencies Special Interest Group
Role of the Behavioural Emergencies Special Interest Group:
The Behavioural Emergencies Special Interest Group (BESIG) was founded in 2017 and is an international collaboration of people interested in promoting the high-quality care of people requiring emergency care who have a behavioural emergency or co-morbidity.
The Group seeks to improve emergency care of such people through:
- Sharing best practices by identifying, developing and disseminating guidelines and standards pertaining to behavioural emergencies
- Developing globally relevant education and training opportunities
- Promoting research in behavioural emergencies
- Advocating for people with behavioural emergencies and their requirements from the Emergency Health Services
Clinical Assistant Professor David Hoyer | Chair
American Academy of Emergency Medicine
David has 37 years of experience practicing emergency medicine, largely in the greater Houston area. During his years of practice he has been on the faculties of three different emergency medicine residencies and is currently a voluntary clinical assistant professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His academic subspecialty is psychiatric emergencies, in particular mood and anxiety disorders. He has published original research in peer-reviewed journals and has been an invited speaker at national and international meetings where his topics have included emergency department treatment of depression and suicidality, anxiety disorders and delirium vs. dementia vs. psychosis.