On Monday, 12 June 2023 several pre-courses will be organized. You can find detailed information and the registration rates for each pre-course below.

You can register for the pre-courses during the registration for the full conference. If you have already registered for the conference and you want to add a pre-course, please contact us.

Each pre-course (except for Cadaver Labs) will be held at the RAI Convention Center, find below the exact room location within the venue. The Cadaver Lab pre-courses will be held at Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam (AMC). The Cadaver Lab participants will need to go directly to the AMC.

Location of the pre-course is at the department of Medical Biology, section Clinical Anatomy in building L. (Follow route L2.) 

Delegates can obtain a personal map at the reception at the main entrance and register at the desk at the AMC itself in building L2.

Airway Management: room G106 & 107

Emergency Cardiology: Auditorium

Gender Equity and Equality in EM: room G108

Trauma Management in Older People: room G104 & G105

Research: room D204

Toxicology in EM: room D203

PSA for children in the ED: room G102 & G102

Ultrasound Basic & Advanced: D201 (start time: 08:30)

Registration fee (incl. VAT): €400
Duration: full day

This course will guide participants through the management of the difficult airway in the emergency department sessions. Through hands-on skills stations and small group cases and discussions, participants will explore the anatomically and physiological difficult airway and learn techniques to improve airway management in adult and paediatric patients.

Participants will learn to plan for anticipated difficult airway situations and will also learn rescue techniques to manage unexpected airway crises. This is a unique chance to train, learn and exchange ideas with world renowned airway managers from emergency medicine, anesthesiology and intensive care.

Specific topics covered include:
  • Detection of the difficult airway
  • Algorithmic approaches to difficult airways
  • The pediatric airway
  • The trauma airway
  • The physiologically difficult airway
  • The anatomically difficult airway
  • Difficult direct laryngoscopy
  • Surgical airway techniques
  • Flexible fiberoptic video intubation
  • The contaminated airway
  • Rescue devices and oxygenation
  • Video laryngoscopy
This pre-course is taking place at a different venue.

Please note the location:
Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam (AMC)
Meibergdreef 9
1105 AZ Amsterdam Zuidoost

Further details will be sent to participants prior to the conference by email.

Cadaver Morning & Afternoon Lab:
Registration fee (incl. VAT): €700
Duration: half-day

The management of life-saving procedures is a daily part of emergency medicine and urgent care. Let the Cadaver-Based Course take your practice to the next level.

Join our cadaver course specifically designed for critical and acute care providers! Learn from our internationally renowned and experienced faculty. Advance your skill set to provide your patients with the best possible outcome. At ICEM 2023 we will be hosting two cadaver based procedural learning modules.

Morning session: Focus on airway management and ultrasound guided regional nerve blocks. Afternoon session: Focus on ultrasound guided procedures and life and limb saving interventions. Starting with escharotomy, ultrasound guided catheter placement, thoracic drainage, I.O. access, surgical airway and epicanthotomy amongst others, and ending with resuscitative clamshell thoracotomy.

Course directors:
  • Titus Schonberger
  • Agon Vllasaliu
  • Erin Simon

Confirmed faculty:
  • Whitney Bryant
  • James Kwan
  • Robert Stenberg
  • Ankur Verma
  • Tony Joseph
Registration fee (incl. VAT): €350
Duration: full day

Cardiovascular disease accounts for more deaths in most first-world countries than any other cause. This number-one ranking has persisted for many years despite marked advances in preventive medicine, diagnostics, and therapeutics. Not only has this rank remained immobile, but the absolute number of deaths due to cardiac disease continues to rise. Most “experts” predict that this is not going to change in the near future.

Therefore, if we in the health care field have any hope of changing these statistics, we must be optimally prepared to diagnose and treat these patients when they present with acute cardiovascular conditions or complications. The specialty of Emergency Medicine bears a great responsibility for the acute care of these patients. We must diagnose and initiate stabilizing treatment for patients with acute coronary syndromes, acute heart failure, pericarditis, myocarditis, dysrhythmias, and many other conditions; and we are frequently the key providers that determine the prognosis of patients presenting with cardiac arrest.

In this pre-conference course, noted experts in emergency cardiology and education will teach you about many of these selected high-risk topics in emergency cardiology. Numerous clinical pearls and pitfalls will be provided. Following this course, your knowledge of these key points will help you improve patient care and save lives.

  • Understand some of the newest concepts in management of patients in cardiac arrest.
  • Be able to describe some of the recent advances in the management of acute coronary syndrome.
  • List pearls and pitfalls in the evaluation of patients presenting with malignant dysrhythmias

Target audience: Any health care provider interested in improving their knowledge of selected emergency cardiac conditions ECG interpretation in the acute care setting. The content will be appropriate for both attendings and trainees.

Workshop pre-requisite: Attendees should have at least a basic knowledge emergency medicine and ECG interpretation in order to maximize their learning from this course.

Workshop duration: 9am to 5pm (incl. breaks for coffee/tea and lunch)

Course director:
  • Amal Mattu

  • Amal Mattu (course director)
  • William Brady, MD
  • Maite Huis in 't Veld, MD
  • Spencer Lovegrove, MD
  • Bobbi-Jo Lowie, MD
  • Rohit Menon, MD
  • Lloyd Tannenbaum, MD
Registration fee (incl. VAT): €400
Duration: full day

Care of trauma patients is a cornerstone of Emergency Medicine, highlighted by systems and teams that ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients. Injured older people have higher mortality, longer intensive care stays, and longer hospital admissions than younger people after adjusting for injury severity. Even minor trauma for an older person can be associated with functional decline and loss of independence.

This Geriatric Emergency Medicine (GEM) trauma course has an outstanding international faculty. We will explore a global perspective on GEM trauma, falls, head injuries, chest and pelvic injuries. We will also have hands-on skills such as nerve blocks and managing tricky skin lacerations in this cohort. Importantly, we will discuss things to consider in the resuscitation bay, like elder abuse, difficult conversations, shared decision-making, and goals of care.

Our full day face to face course is designed to be as interactive with case discussions, important practice points to consider, understanding typical injuries and common trauma resuscitation pearls and pitfalls.

We look forward to seeing you at the GEM trauma course!

  • Don Melady
  • Carolyn Hullick
  • Tony Rosen
  • Brigitte vd Kerkhog
  • Shan Liu
  • Tim Coats
  • Jim van Oppen
  • Audrey Ann Brousseau
Registration fee (incl. VAT): €295
Duration: full day

At this pre-course  delegates will learn about the psychological basis for gender bias and how this manifests within personal behaviour and language, in workplace interactions. We shall look at the ‘wicked problem’ of gender inequality and inequity, and provide delegates with key statistics in emergency medicine, both local and worldwide.

During the workshop, we will move through lectures, group discussions, role-playing and debates to explore effects of sexism on career progression, leadership and education in emergency medicine. We will learn the core principles of gender specific medicine and also look at actionable solutions to implement in our emergency departments to better serve patients of all genders. Each delegate will leave this workshop, equipped with essential knowledge on the subject, a toolkit of locally relevant solutions for advancing gender equality at their workplace, a network of like minded individuals and continued mentorship by the expert faculty on this course. 

Course director:
  • Dr. Priyadarshini Marathe
Registration fee (incl. VAT): €250
Duration: full day

The IFEM Research Committee, in collaboration with the Pediatric Emergency Research Network (PERN), is pleased to offer a research production pre-course at ICEM2023.

Attendees will be provided the opportunity with one-to-one meetings with experienced researchers to obtain expert advice and mentorship about how to improve their research ideas or projects about adult and/or pediatric emergency medicine. Attendees are expected to view some online videos (details to be provided) prior to attendance at the workshop.

Confirmed Faculty:
  • Jonathan Knott
  • Silvia Bressan
  • Barbra Backus
  • Franz Babl
  • Nathan Kuppermann
  • Adriana Yock-Corrales
Registration fee (incl. VAT): €400
Duration: full day

This pre-course about Toxicology in Emergency Medicine will take your knowledge of toxicology, and especially about drugs of abuse, to the next level. Gain a deeper understanding of how to deal with toxicological emergencies from different points of view, for example how to treat your agitated tox patient. Learn more about the latest common practice and the most effective clinical management of patients with drug overdoses.

In an interactive way you discover how to deal with your high-risk patient on arrival at your emergency department and how to treat complications.

During the program, at the end of the afternoon, there is a great opportunity to join the Toxic City Walk to see and also learn more about famous landmarks and toxicological highlights in Amsterdam.

So come and join us!
Registration fee (incl. VAT): €400
Duration: full day

TThis precourse aims to provide emergency personnel the basic tools for screening, preparation and commencing PSA for the pediatric patient. We offer easy mnemonics and screening tips for those willing to provide safe PSA in their ED.

PSA can be complicated by the occurrence of adverse events. We believe that proper preparation and thorough training will aid in negotiating difficult situations. Doctors need to be aware of and follow available national, international, and local guidelines.

Most of the workshop will exist of scenario training aiming to help the provider get a quick, yet thorough, routine in place and start the sedation ready to tackle any adverse event that may come their way.

After an introduction a short presentation we will train with simulated patients in hands-on workshops. The participants will receive background information well before the start of the course.

  • Dr Rachel Jenner (UK)
  • Dr Poonam Patel (UK)
  • Dr Camilo Gutierrez (USA)
  • Dr Rahim Valani (Canada)
  • Dr Simon Chu (Australia)
  • Dr Shirley Mulvaney (UK)

Dutch Faculty:
  • Dr Maarten Kok from Haarlem
  • Dr Teun van de Heijkant from Catrharina Ziekenhuis
  • Dr Douwe Rijpsma from Arnhem
  • Dr Mischa Veen from the Hague
  • Dr Lieke van der Voort from Leiden
  • Dr Rebekka Veugelers from Goes
  • Dr Daniëlle van Winden from the Hague
  • Dr Nienke Sonneveld from the Hague
Registration fee (incl. VAT): €500
Duration: full day

An amazing international faculty welcomes you to the ultrasound pre course in the great city of Amsterdam. From basic cardiac views to 'scan whatever you want' there will be something for everybody from all levels of expertise.

Course director:
  • Prem Sukul. Emergency Physician, The Netherlands

Vice course director:
  • Beatrice Hoffman

The Day Schedule:
8.30 Registration
9.00 Start conference intro by (vice) course director
9.10 Start practical session (3x session of 40minutes)
11.10 Break 15min
11.25 Start practical sessions (2x session of 40minutes)
12.45 Lunch break
13.30 Start practical session (3x session of 40minutes)
15.30 Break 15min
15.45 Start practical sessions (2x session of 40minutes)
17.05 End practical sessions
17.05 Closing by (vice) course director
17.15 End precourse

BASIC stations:
  • 2x FAST
  • 2x cor US
  • 1x Aorta/IVC
  • 1x Lung US
  • 1x FICB/fem block
  • 1x Tib. Post. block
  • 1x Lower arm blocks
  • 1x Fun station
Registration fee (incl. VAT): €500
Duration: full day

Join the Advanced Ultrasound pre-course in Amsterdam to learn all about advanced nerve blocks and more. A great international faculty will welcome you to scan, share and learn together.

Course director:
  • Prem Sukul. Emergency Physician, The Netherlands

Vice course director:
  • Beatrice Hoffman

The Day Schedule:
8.30 Registration
9.00 Start conference intro by (vice) course director
9.10 Start practical session (3x session of 40minutes)
11.10 Break 15min
11.25 Start practical sessions (2x session of 40minutes)
12.45 Lunch break
13.30 Start practical session (3x session of 40minutes)
15.30 Break 15min
15.45 Start practical sessions (2x session of 40minutes)
17.05 End practical sessions
17.05 Closing by (vice) course director
17.15 End precourse

ADVANCED stations:
  • 1x Gallbladder
  • 1x DVT
  • 1x Eye
  • 1x Advanced cardiac (MAPSE, TAPSE etc)
  • 1x MSK shoulder or ankle
  • 1x GI ultrasound
  • 1x PENG block
  • 1x Serratus ant block
  • 1x TEE?
  • 1x Fun station