Dear colleagues, emergency physicians, nurses and students,
This year's congress of the European Society of Emergency Medicine will take place in our beautiful city of Vienna. Together with the German Association of Interdisciplinary Emergency and Acute Medicine (DGINA) and the Swiss Association of Emergency and Prehospital Medicine (SGNOR), I look forward to welcoming you here. You will not only have the chance to experience cutting-edge lectures and state-of-the-art courses, but you will also have the opportunity to visit Austria's lively capital.
I hope we will share many interesting moments during presentations, exchange opinions over a cup of excellent coffee and become friends at this major event in Emergency Medicine.
Austrian Association of Emergency Medicine
The Austrian Association of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) represents the field of in-hospital emergency medicine in Austria.
It is a non-profit organization which was founded in 2008 with the goal of establishing the medical specialty of Emergency Medicine in Austria.
While this progress is ongoing, the AAEM pursues its goal of training physicians (and maybe nurses in the future) with a 2 year postgraduate diploma program in-hospital emergency medicine. The third course will start in September 2016.
The AAEM has a close collaboration with the Austrian Society of Emergency and Disaster Medicine (ÖNK), with joint annual meetings (one society being the host, the other the guest, switching annually) and the Austrian Society of Internal and General Intensive Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine (ÖGIAIN).
Recently, a forum of emergency department leaders was founded to facilitate the communication between departments in this evolving subject.
The AAEM addresses both emergency physicians and emergency nurses.