Emergency Medicine (EM) is implemented as a primary specialty in many countries all over the world.
International Federation for Emergency Medicine define EM as follow: “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 episodic undifferentiated physical and behavioural disorders; 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 European Society for Emergency Medicine adds some specific elements: “Emergency Medicine is a specialty based on the knowledge and skills required for the prevention, diagnosis, and management of urgent and emergency aspects of illness and injury affecting patients of all age groups with a full spectrum of undifferentiated physical and behavioural disorders. It is a specialty in which time is critical. The practice of Emergency Medicine encompasses the pre-hospital and in-hospital triage, resuscitation, initial assessment, and management of undifferentiated urgent and emergency cases until discharge or transfer to the care of another physician or health care professional. It also includes involvement in the development of pre-hospital and in-hospital emergency medical systems.”
There are still many improvements to achieve in care organization, education, research, and EM settings designing that need collaborative initiatives at the Global level.
The vision of GNEM is to develop science in all areas of EM and spread the knowledge through scientific events gathering EM healthcare providers, students, residents, senior doctors, nurses, and administrators all over the world with a focus on developing world. The motto of GNEM is: “One Global World, One Global Science, One Global Emergency Medicine for one Global Network.”
GNEM is a non-profit association of EM healthcare providers with a special interest for Global Health, Clinical EM, Quality & Safety, Education in EM, Point of Care Ultrasound, Pre-hospital EM and Life Support, Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric EM, Disaster Medicine, Trauma EM, EM Organisation and Structures (Architecture, Design, Technology innovation), and Research in EM.
GNEM was founded in 2012 and organized three international congresses and is involved in the annual Emirati Critical Care Conference held in Dubai. GNEM leads 3-days scientific track sessions in different areas of EM as life support and critical care, pediatric emergency medicine, disaster medicine, global healthcare, ethics and education, geriatric emergency medicine, quality and safety, clinical and basic research, pre-hospital EM, general EM as cardiology, neurology…In 2023, ECCC will merge with GNEM to organize the International Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Conference in Dubai.
The missions of GNEM are (1) to gather EM healthcare providers involved in EM in developing countries and create a positive atmosphere of collaboration with developed countries and (2) to develop global innovation in education in EM, (3) to develop research in EM at the global level, (4) to develop quality & safety in EM at the global level (as creation of International Fellowships as Leadership, Administration, and Quality & Safety in EM, Geriatric EM, Disaster Medicine, Pre-Hospital, Pediatric EM, Trauma EM, Critical Care and Life Support), (5) to develop new concepts in designing and organizing emergency medicine settings (emergency department, pre-hospital), (6) to develop new innovation technology, (7) to develop new concepts in disaster medicine and emergency response, (8) to promote education and sharing knowledge through meetings, workshops, webinars, online courses and hands on sessions, (8) to collaborate with a scientific journal that will be the international scientific voice of GNEM.
GNEM is a non-Profit organization, the GNEM Foundation is based in the state of Massassuchets in USA, Identification number 001600787. Societies Act: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts William Francis Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Corporations Division, One Ashburton Place, 17th Floor, Boston, MA 02108-1512. Telephone (617) 727-9640.