International Conference on Emergency Medicine

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
1st1986London[7]United Kingdom
4th1992Washington D.C.United States
5th1994LondonUnited Kingdom
8th2000BostonUnited States
9th2002EdinburghUnited Kingdom
12th2008San Francisco[10]United States
15th2014Hong KongHong Kong
16th2016Cape TownSouth Africa
17th2018Mexico CityMexico
18th2019SeoulKorea12 June 2019 to 15 June 2019
19th2020Buenos AiresArgentina15 June 2020 to 18 June 2020
20th2021DubaiUnited Arab Emirates8 June 2021 to 11 June 2021
21st2022MelbourneAustralia19 June 2022 to 23 June 2022
22nd2023AmsterdamThe Netherlands14 June 2023 to 17 June 2023
24th2025MontrealCanada24 May 2025 to 28 May 2025

See also


  1. "International Conference on Emergency Medicine". International Federation for Emergency Medicine. International Federation for Emergency Medicine. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  2. Bodiwala, Gautam (2007). "Emergency Medicine: A global specialty". Emergency Medicine Australasia. 19: 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: 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". International Federation for Emergency Medicine. Archived from the original on 18 November 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  6. "International Conference on Emergency Medicine". International Federation for Emergency Medicine. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  7. "First Conference on Emergency Medicine". Archives of Emergency Medicine. 3 (1): 31–92. 1986. doi:10.1136/emj.3.1.31-b. PMC 1285317. 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. PMC 1452859. 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. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  11. Klassen, TP; Acworth, J; Bialy, L; Black, K; Chamberlain JM, JM; Cheng, N; Daiziel, S; Fernandes, RM; Fitzpatrick, E; Johnson, DW; Kuppermann, N; Macias, CG; Newton, M; Osmond, MH; Plint, A; Valerio, P; Waisman, Y (2010). "Pediatric emergency research networks: a global initiative in pediatric emergency medicine". Pediatric Emergency Care. 26 (8): 541–543. doi:10.1097/PEC.0b013e3181e5bec1. PMID 20657343.
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