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About IFEM

The International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM) leads the development of the highest quality of emergency medical care for all people.

Our mission is to advance the growth of high quality emergency medical care through education and standards, to lead the collaboration and networking necessary to establish universal equality in service and care, and to promote the creation and growth of the specialty of emergency medicine in every country.

As a federation of grassroots emergency medicine organizations from countries and regions with mature and highly developed emergency care systems, and systems in various stages of development or just starting out, IFEM has unique insight and reach into health systems globally.

Our Members are experts in all facets of emergency care, delivered in all environments, to all ages and types of patients. We can rapidly harness expertise and draw global teams together to work on a project, or any emergency care challenge.

IFEM Board members (2020 – 2022):

Executive:

  • President: Professor Sally McCarthy, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
  • Immediate Past President: Professor Jim Ducharme, Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians
  • President-Elect: Dr Ffion Davies, Royal College of Emergency Medicine
  • Vice-President: Dr Terrence Mulligan, American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Treasurer: Dr T.S. Srinath Kumar, Society of Emergency Medicine India
  • Secretary: Dr Cherri Hobgood, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
  • Liaison and Oversight Officer: Dr Janis Tupesis, American College of Emergency Physicians

Regional Representatives:

  • Africa: Professor Lee Wallis, African Federation for Emergency Medicine
  • Asia: Dr Ng Chip-Jin, Taiwan Society of Emergency Medicine
  • Australasia: Dr Simon Judkins, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
  • Central and South America: Professor Edgardo Menendez, Sociedad Argentina de Emergencias
  • Europe: Dr Tajek Hassan, Royal College of Emergency Medicine
  • North America: Professor Brian Holroyd, Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians