An exciting and educative program is in store for the ICEM 2023 participants. The conference will feature ample time for discussions, formal and informal interactions between attendees, and will ensure a spirited exchange of ideas.

The aim is to create a space where the global emergency care community can learn, discuss and plan how to enrich emergency care (EC) education, research and practice, and emergency medicine procedures.

Are you curious about how the experience will look like?

Here’s a snapshot of what you can expect:

The program-at-a-glance is already available!

We are delighted to announce our confirmed speakers

Chris Turner

Have you ever had a professional interaction that has left you feeling disrespected? Left you feeling distracted and not performing at your best? It turns out that this isn’t just you, it’s all of us.

Chris Turner is a consultant in Emergency Medicine at UHCW, a major trauma centre in Coventry, England. He is also the co-founder of Civility Saves Lives, a grass roots movement dedicated to raising awareness of the impact of behaviour on team performance.

In this talk Chris will discuss the fundamental impact behaviour makes on our performance at individual, team and organisational levels. He’ll show the scientific evidence around this that has built up over the last 20 years and discuss ways of thinking about this that might help us (and our teams) to perform at our best. If he gets the time, he might also tell us about when he has been, in his own words, “a complete tool” …

"Im hugely looking forward to ICEM 2023 and the chance to meet with fellow EM staff from around the world. The last few years have been particularly difficult for us, and this is a welcome opportunity to learn, to connect and to recharge.”

Sa'ad Lahri

Ever heard of “VUCA” – Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. In his talk Sa’ad will give us an inside view and understanding of the myriad of challenges within emergency medicine in South Africa, an appreciation of the social determinants of health and how we can navigate this environment through boundary spanning leadership and a return to basic humanity.

Dr Sa’ad Lahri is an Emergency Physician at Tygerberg Hospital and is also the President of the College of Emergency Medicine South Africa. He is a lifelong leadership learner and teacher and is extremely passionate about providing guidance to students, helping them to develop critical and creative thinking while inspiring them to cultivate an academic disposition to improve patient care. His favourite hobby outside of emergency medicine is being a passionate barista and coffee enthusiast.

“ICEM 2023 is novel its conference theme. It will be a wonderful opportunity to learn and collaborate. I am hoping to gain skills that will empower me to operate in the new world that confronts us.”