Medicine:International Conference on Emergency Medicine

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The International Conference on Emergency Medicine (ICEM) is a biennial conference on international emergency medicine for emergency physicians.[1] It is organised by the International Federation for Emergency Medicine.


The first ICEM was held in London in 1986 as a collaborative effort between the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the British Association for Emergency Medicine (BAEM), the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP), and the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM).[2] It rotated between the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia until 2010, when it was held in Singapore.

Emergency Medicine Journal calls ICEM a major international emergency medicine conference,[3] while Kumar Alagappan and C. James Holliman refer to IFEM as "probably the most active, broad-based, international organization dealing with international EM [emergency medicine] development issues."[4]


The International Conference on Emergency Medicine (ICEM) was held every 2 years.[1] From 2019 it will be changed to a yearly conference.[1]

List of International Conferences on Emergency Medicine[1][5][6]
Number Year City Country Dates
1st 1986 London[7] United Kingdom
2nd 1988 Brisbane[2] Australia
3rd 1990 Toronto[8] Canada
4th 1992 Washington D.C. United States
5th 1994 London United Kingdom
6th 1996 Sydney Australia
7th 1998 Vancouver Canada
8th 2000 Boston United States
9th 2002 Edinburgh United Kingdom
10th 2004 Cairns Australia
11th 2006 Halifax[9] Canada
12th 2008 San Francisco[10] United States
14th 2012 Dublin Ireland
15th 2014 Hong Kong Hong Kong
16th 2016 Cape Town South Africa
17th 2018 Mexico City Mexico
18th 2019 Seoul Korea 2019 to 2019
19th 2020 Buenos Aires Argentina 2020 to 2020
20th 2021 Dubai United Arab Emirates 2021 to 2021
21st 2022 Melbourne Australia 2022 to 2022
22nd 2023 Amsterdam The Netherlands 2023 to 2023
23rd 2024 Taipei Taiwan 2024 to 2024
24th 2025 Montreal Canada 2025 to 2025
25th 2026 Hamburg Germany 2026 to 2026

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "International Conference on Emergency Medicine". International Federation for Emergency Medicine. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bodiwala, Gautam (2007). "Emergency Medicine: A global specialty". Emergency Medicine Australasia 19 (4): 287–8. doi:10.1111/j.1742-6723.2007.00989.x. PMID 17655627. 
  3. Neill, A; Cronin, JJ; Brannigan, DD; O'Sullivan, R; Cadogan, M (2013). "The impact of social media on a major international emergency medicine conference". Emergency Medicine Journal (BMJ Journals) 31 (5): 1–10. doi:10.1136/emermed-2012-202039. PMID 23423992. 
  4. Alagappan, Kumar; Holliman, C. James (2005). "History of the Development of International Emergency Medicine". Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America (W. B. Saunders Company) 23 (1): 1–10. doi:10.1016/j.emc.2004.09.013. PMID 15663970. 
  5. "Past ICEMs". 
  6. "International Conference on Emergency Medicine". 
  7. "First Conference on Emergency Medicine". Archives of Emergency Medicine 3 (1): 31–92. 1986. doi:10.1136/emj.3.1.31-b. PMID 3730073. 
  8. Goldman, Brian (1990). "Third world issues provide sobering backdrop as emergency physicians meet". Canadian Medical Association Journal 143 (11): 1229, 1232–1233. PMID 1977510. 
  9. Chan, JW; Graham, CA (2011). "Full text publication rates of studies presented at an international emergency medicine scientific meeting". Emergency Medicine Journal (BMJ Publishing Group) 28 (9): 802–803. doi:10.1136/emj.2010.101667. PMID 20844093. 
  10. "International Conference on Emergency Medicine". EHS Today. 6 March 2008. 

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