Since 2018, the International Conference on Emergency Medicine (ICEM) is
conducted annually (previously it was held every second year), over a four day
period (plus any optional satellite meetings) in the month of June. Selection of the
host country and site is decided by the IFEM Assembly at least five years in
The Conference Planning Guidelines are designed as a guide to aid planning,
organising and implementing the annual ICEM. The purpose of this manual is to
communicate the Federation’s standard conference practices and requirements;
to share the cumulative experience gained from past events and to ensure that
successive ICEMs meet the highest standards.
Increasing conference attendance, programme diversification and the
organisational complexity of annual conferences had led to the recognition that the
conference continuity and planning could be improved with such a manual.