- ACEMT develops a proposal for a national Basic Specialty Training Scheme to ensure that those entering Higher Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine have as nearly a uniform training experience as possible. The BSTEM will be recruited for in early 2011 and the scheme will begin in July 2011.
- IAEM & ACEMT develop a strategy document to guide the future development of Paediatric Emergency Medicine entitled The Development of Paediatric Emergency Medicine in Ireland. All posts as Consultants in Paediatric Emergency Medicine from the early course onwards will require candidates to follow the agreed PEM Training Programme developed by ACEMT and agreed between ACEMT, HSE METR anf the Faculty of Paediatrics.
The national Emergency Medicine Programme is set up by the HSE Directorate of Quality & Clinical Care and IAEM through ACEMT & INB CEM. Dr Una Geary is its National Clinical Lead.The Irish Emergency Medicine Trainees Association (IEMTA) and IAEM agree in principle to merge their functions under the IAEM umbrella.IAEM holds its 21st Annual General Meeting and meets in Waterford for the first time.
Photo: All the President's Men. The current, all four past Presidents and President Elect of the Association pictured at the Annual Gala Dinner at the end of the ASM and AGM weekend at Faithlegg House Hotel, Waterford on 16th October 2010. L to R Mr Colman O'Leary, Mr Anthony J Martin, Mr Fergal Hickey (President), Dr Peter O'Connor, Mr Leo Vella and Mr Mark Doyle (President Elect).
- Recruitment takes place for the first time to the first national Basic Specialist Training Scheme posts in Emergency Medicine (BSTEM) bringing Emergency Medicine into line with other medical specialties. The 3 year scheme commenced on 11th July 2011 with Mr Robert Eager, Consultant in EM, Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore as Programme Director.
- The Advisory Committee on Emergency Medicine Training (ACEMT) is renamed the Irish Committee for Emergency Medicine Training (ICEMT) in May 2011 in recognition of its significantly widening remit.
- IAEM became an incorporated limited company on 3rd June 2011 (Company Registration number 499633) and a Charity on 6th September 2011.
- At the AGM, the IEMTA merger into IAEM was formally approved, a new Constitution was endorsed and a decision made to transfer the functions of IAEM (the Association) into IAEM Limited (the Charity).
- Mr Mark Doyle becomes the 6th President of the Association.
- IAEM inaugurates an eponymous lecture named after the first Consultant in the specialty in Ireland. The first Leo Vella lecturer was Mr Vella himself and the occasion was the Association's Annual Scientific Meeting in Limerick on 21st October 2011.
Photo 1: The new logo of the Irish Committee for Emergency Medicine (ICEMT) which was launched in May 2011
Photo 2: Mr Fergal Hickey, President, IAEM congratulates Mr Leo Valla after Mr Vella gave the inaugural Leo Vella Lecture at the IAEM Annual Scientific Meeting in Limerick on Friday 21st October 2011.
Photo 3: Mr Fergal Hickey, outgoing President IAEM, congratulates Mr Mark Doyle (Consultant in EM, Waterford Regional Hospital) on his assumption of the Presidency of the Association on 22nd October 2011
- IEMTA is merged into IAEM and the expanded Association opens membership to Medical Students
- IAEM transfers its functions into IAEM Limited in March 2012
- The first Emergency Medicine grant application to the Health Research Board is approved. The project Feasability Analysis of Key Performance Indicators for Emergency Departments in Ireland (Principal Investigator, Dr Abel Wakai) is accepted for funding under its HRB Health Research Awards 2012 Programme.
- The Report of the National Emergency Medicine Programme is published and launched by the Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly TD on 19th June 2012
Photo: L to R Mr. Fergal Hickey, Immediate Past President IAEM & EMP Working Group; Dr. Una Geary, National Clincal Lead, EMP; Mr Niall O'Connor, Hon. Treasurer IAEM & EMP Advisory Group and Mr Mark Doyle, President IAEM & EMP Working Group with the Executive Summary of the Report of the National Emergency Medicine Programme
- IAEM hosts the most successful International Conference on Emergency Medicine to date. The 14th ICEM is held at the Convention Centre, Dublin from 27th to 30th June 2012 and was officially opened by the President of Ireland, Mr. Michael D Higgins.
Photo: The President of Ireland, Mr. Michael D Higgins becomes the first Head of State to attend an ICEM meeting when he opened the 14th ICEM at the Convention Centre, Dublin on 27th June 2012
Photo: The Convention Centre, Dublin - The state of the art, world class venue for the 14th International Conference on Emergency Medicine
- The Emergency Medicine Student Society, Ireland (EMSSI) is formed and holds its first national meeting at Trinity College, Dublin on 24th September 2012. All the Medical Schools on the island are represented in this body.
Photo: The logo of the newly formed EMSSI
- IAEM holds its 2012 ASM in Maynooth. Mr AJ (Tony) Martin is the second Leo Vella Lecturer