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ICEM 2019 to draw over 2,000 emergency medicine experts to Seoul
  • By Kwak Sung-sun
  • Published 2019.04.29 14:56
  • Updated 2019.04.29 16:02
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More than 2,000 experts from 66 countries will share emergency medicine’s latest trends and prospects, in the International Conference on Emergency Medicine (ICEM) 2019 at COEX, southern Seoul, from June 12-15.

The International Federation for Emergency (IFEM) will host the 18th annual event to promote cooperation in emergency medicine and share expertise among countries.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Korean Society of Emergency Medicine (KSEM), which makes the international event in Seoul more meaningful, the organizer KSEM said. The KSEM will run an invitation program for underdeveloped countries, supporting 22 researchers from Asia, the Middle East, and Africa to join the international conference.

The four-day event will provide eight plenary lectures. On the first day, IFEM President Sally McCarthy and Judith Tintinalli, famous for an emergency medicine textbook, will give lectures in the morning. Speakers on the second day of June 13 include Lee Kang-Hyun, head of the local organizing committee of ICEM 2019, Japanese professor Tetsuya Sakamoto and Jon Rittenberger, a professor from the U.S.

Seven representatives of emergency medicine groups in Asia, the U.S., Europe, Canada, Australia, Mexico, and Africa will jointly give the “Presidential Lecture” on the fourth day.

The other 249 invited speakers will offer speeches on 28 topics, including emergency medicine system and resuscitation medicine. A total of 208 lectures and 819 poster presentations have been registered from 66 countries for abundant academic exchanges at the event, the organizer said.

One day before the conference, workshops on 19 topics such as urgent patient transfer and emergency lung ultrasound are scheduled.

The registration for the workshop on resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA), an emergency technique for patients with traumatic bleeding, has already closed, despite the high registration fee. Also, 16 special interest group sessions will provide an international networking site in each field.

A detailed program and materials are available on the organizing committee’s homepage at icem2019.com, organizers said.


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