Vision, Mission & Goals

IFEM Vision and Mission Statement

IFEM will promote access to, and lead the development of,

the highest quality of emergency medical care for all people.

IFEM’s 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.

     > To promote the creation and growth of the specialty of emergency medicine in every country.

 

goals of the ifem, outlined in its charter, are to:

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exchange information on topics of international interest;

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provide a mechanism for international collaborative research;

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provide a mechanism for international elective opportunities for trainees in emergency medicine programs;

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provide an avenue for international sabbatical and exchange opportunities for practitioners of emergency medicine;

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act as a forum for common problems and approaches to solving problems specific to emergency medicine;

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offer advice and guidance to emergency medicine practitioners worldwide in the formation of national associations and training and certification programs;

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provide a network system of centers to facilitate international cooperation in the event of national or man made disasters;

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organize an international conference on topics of interest in emergency medicine, and

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act as a resource in the development of emergency medical services.

additionally, ifem aims to:

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promote unrestricted access to emergency healthcare throughout the world;

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promote and further develop emergency medicine as a unique and specified body of knowledge in all countries;

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advance public education and awareness of the science and practice of emergency medicine;

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promote at an international level interchange, understanding and cooperation among physicians practicing emergency medicine;

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be recognized as the international voice for quality emergency medical care;

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promote excellence in healthcare services and cultivate and encourage high principles of practice, ethics and professional integrity in relation to emergency medicine care, medicine practice, education, assessment, training and research;

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promote and encourage the study, research and advancement of the science and practice of emergency medicine;

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facilitate the advancement of specialist education and training in emergency medicine through the conduct of projects and research;

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establish the status of ‘Fellowship’ and to confer on appropriately qualified individuals (as determined by criteria set by the Board) to that status;

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establish the IFEM Humanitarian Award and to confer on appropriately qualified individuals (as determined by criteria set by the Board) that Award;

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foster and promote cooperation and association with organizations which have objectives similar to the Company internationally;

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provide authoritative advice, information and opinion to other professional organizations, to governments and to the general public in relation to emergency medicine;

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monitor issues affecting the interests of the Company and to take all such actions as may be deemed necessary for the protection of those interests;

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hold or sponsor meetings, lectures, seminars, symposia or conferences, to promote understanding in medicine and related subjects;

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provide support for public education programs related to emergency medicine, and

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provide policy recommendations on international, public and governmental issues related to emergency medicine.

IFEM Supports and Endorses the following principles:

All countries should provide unrestricted access to emergency healthcare.

Emergency medicine encompasses a unique and specified body of knowledge and should be recognized as a distinct independent medical specialty in all countries.

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