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   EPI Issue #18


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“to promote at an international level interchange, understanding and cooperation among physicians practicing emergency medicine”

Welcome to the International Federation for Emergency Medicine

A message from the President

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM) website. Since this Federation of national and regional Emergency Medicine organisations was established, it has grown enormously to become a strong and vibrant organisation that is truly global in outlook.   In spite of this rapid growth, IFEM remains committed to spreading the message of Emergency Medicine internationally and I urge all national Emergency Medicine organisations to join the Federation to ensure that all corners of the world are represented.     As the IFEM Charter endorses every citizen’s right to receive emergency care by trained emergency physicians, one of the most important functions of this organization is to help other countries develop emergency medical care systems and training programmes. The way this can be achieved is by all of us working together and helping those who need assistance. 

IFEM has a large number of committees, task forces, and interest groups who are carrying out numerous projects related to Emergency Medicine development.  I encourage you to volunteer your time, interest, and expertise in participating in and contributing to the work of these groups. We are also very interested in your ideas and feedback on IFEM activities and projects, so please contact me or the IFEM Secretariat directly if you want to present your thoughts. And I hope to see you at the upcoming ICEM meetings, particularly the 16th International Conference on Emergency Medicine in Cape Town, South Africa in April 2016!

With warm wishes to all those who participate in providing emergency care.

Dr C. James Holliman