Critical Care in Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group

The IFEM Critical Care in Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group was established in 2017.

An aging population, an increase in traumatic injuries and improvements in chronic conditions that allow patients to live longer despite complications at late stages will continue to increase the need for emergency and critical care services.  The aim of the Critical Care in Emergency Medicine working group is to examine the continuum of care for critically ill patients from incidence of the illness or injury to stabilization and discharge from the intensive care unit by bringing together physicians interested in the development and improvement of care for the critically ill in both, resource-rich and resource-poor settings.


  • To provide a forum for networking among clinicians, educators, and researchers interested in further development of the intersection between Critical Care and Emergency Medicine
  • To build internationally accepted guidance for developing acute care systems in low resource settings that improve the chain of survival
  • To collaborate to help identify the greatest barriers to creation or improvement of critical care emergency medicine around the world
  • To work towards developing a globally accessible critical care emergency medicine curriculum that is open access and easily available in hard to reach places
  • To promote collaborate research amongst individual with interests in critical care emergency medicine and global health care development

Membership is open to individuals who are members of IFEM member organizations.

Coordinating Committee:

Lia Losonczy, Chair

Andrew Lim, Vice-Chair

Georgina L. Calderon, Secretary

Sean Kivlehan, Standards Lead

Emilie Calvello, Founding Member

Alfred Papali, Founding Member