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Welcome to the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine
About the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine
IAEM is a limited company (Registration Number 499633) and a Charity (CHY 17751) recognised by the Revenue Commissioners under the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 which aims to:
Educate clinicians in all aspects of Emergency Medicine through organisation of an Annual Scientific Meeting, other academic fora and through support of the Basic Specialist (BSTEM) and Higher Specialist Training (HSTEM) programmes in Emergency Medicine.
Promote the highest standards of emergency care for patients of all ages in the diagnosis and management of acute and urgent aspects of undifferentiated illness, injury and behavioural disorders.
Advocate for and seek the best quality and quantum of suitably trained staff and other resources so as to meet and maintain the highest standards of emergency care.
Support, advance and monitor sustainable training and research in emergency care for all patients.
Provide expert guidance and advice on matters relating to optimum emergency care, both to the public and relevant national health-related bodies.
Support and advise groups interested in advancing emergency care, both at home and abroad.
While the Association's remit is Ireland, IAEM plays an international role through membership of the European Society for Emergency Medicine and the International Federation for Emergency Medicine. Fuller details are provided in the IAEM Constitution. The Company's Memorandum and Articles of Association are also available for inspection..
Who may join?
Membership is open to doctors interested in or working in the specialty of Emergency Medicine. Medical Student membership of the Association has been possible since October 2011 and as a gesture to those Medical Students interested in Emergency Medicine, the normal Annual Subscription has been waived for 2013 and 2014 and will again be waived again for the 2015 subscription year.
See our Membership page for fuller details of categories of membership, application forms and instructions as to how to join.
The Association is always pleased to receive applications from would-be members and particularly welcomes applications from doctors early in their Emergency Medicine careers.
2014 and 2015 Annual Scientific Meetings
This year's record breaking ASM took place at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire. For further details, please see the ASM 2014 page.
The 2015 ASM will take place from 15th to 17th October 2015 in Cork.
Emergency Medicine Programme
The landmark national Emergency Medicine Programme Report was published and launched by the Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly TD, at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland on 19th June 2012. Please see the EMP page for further details.
The 14th International Conference on Emergency Medicine took place at the Convention Centre, Dublin from 27th to 30th June 2012. The Conference set new records for an ICEM meeting with 2,200 delegates attending and over 1,100 abstract submissions received.
The Conference was officially opened by the President of Ireland, Mr. Michael D Higgins. The President's Address was warmly received by the delegates from over 60 countries
Photo: The President of Ireland, Mr Michael D Higgins is welcomed to the Convention Centre, Dublin by Chair of the Local Organising Committee, Mr Fergal Hickey (Left) who is introducing Prof Peter Cameron, President of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine
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2015 Press Releases
8th July 2015 IAEM laments the lack of progress on ED crowding
23rd July 2015 IAEM welcomes recent positive health service developments
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Training in Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine is a field of practice based on the knowledge and skills required for the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute and urgent aspects of illness and injury affecting patients of all age groups with a full spectrum of undifferentiated physical and behavioural disorders (International Federation of Emergency Medicine). It further encompasses an understanding of the development of pre-hospital and in-hospital emergency medical systems and the skills necessary for this development.
The most recent edition of the Guide to Emergency Medicine Training in Ireland (5th Edition) was published in October 2011.
As part of current Medical Council obligations, all doctors not on recognised Training Schemes must be part of a recognised Professional Competence Scheme. Click for details of the PCS for Emergency Medicine.