IFEM statement on hospital neutrality

The International Committee of the Red
Cross has established as Rule 28: “Medical units exclusively assigned to
medical purposes must be respected and protected in all circumstances.”

This rule is based on both The Hague
Regulations: “protection of hospitals and places where the sick and wounded are
collected” and the Geneva
Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols of 1977 and 2005.

ICEM 2025 – call for Bids

IFEM is calling for expressions of interest in hosting the International Conference on Emergency Medicine to be held in 2025.

IFEM Full or Affiliate Members in good standing are eligible to apply.

Information on developing and submitting a bid can be found here. Additional information is available here.

Minimum Standards for Care of Older People

The IFEM Geriatric Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group has produced a Statement on Minimum Standards for the Care of Older People in Emergency Departments.

The document was published in the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine 2018; 20(3):368-369.

This is a brief statement of minimum standards that can be used to guide the care of older people in Emergency Departments and national health systems across the globe.