Geriatric Emergency Medicine in Hong Kong

Dr Patrick Leung
Chairperson of GEM Subcommittee
Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine

Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated area in the world. With global aging, 18.2% of the population in 2020 are elderly (age 65 or above). With an average annual growth rate of 2.98%,

Delirium Management in the Emergency Department – an Irish National Approach

Kara McLoughlin, Susan O’Reilly, Louise Martin, Niamh O’Regan, Suzanne Timmons, Rachel Doyle

There is a steady growth in population ageing, with the number of those aged sixty-five and above increased by 31% from 2006 (1). With this, we have seen an increase in frailty, which is present in up to 60% of older attendees in Emergency Departments (ED) (2).  

IFEM celebrates its 30th anniversary

In 2021, IFEM celebrates its 30th anniversary. From signing the Charter with 4 founding member countries in 1991, IFEM has grown to over 70 members from a diverse range of countries across all regions of the globe.

To celebrate, we spoke to a few of IFEMs Founding and Past Presidents and asked them what their fondest memories of IFEM were,

Women in Emergency Medicine Around the World Symposium

This virtual symposium is brought to you by the International Federation for Emergency Medicine and Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians

Gender equality is a human right, is essential to the achievement of peaceful societies with full human potential and research has shown that gender balance in the clinical workforce can affect patient outcomes.