Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine

Upcoming Global EM Conferences

The FXB Center's 2014 Intensive Course on Health and Human Rights

Wednesday, June 4 - Friday, June 6
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

This course will equip decision-makers with the skills necessary to apply methods and practices grounded in essential human rights principles and methods. Small group sessions, receptions, and “topic table” lunches will provide further opportunities for interaction and networking with faculty and fellow participants.

DevelopingEM 2014

Monday, September 8th - Friday, September 12th
Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

The components will include an academic program, optional sessions and a social program. The makeup of the program is currently being finalized by our program managers, but will include topics including Adult Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, Paediatrics, Trauma Medicine, Emergency Medicine in Brazil, and Emergency Medicine in Global Health. We hope to have several workshops during the conference in Salvador and also satellite workshops around the region coordinated by DevelopingEM.

BIARI 2014

June 2014
Brown University - Providence, Rhode Island

“Natural” disasters and political unrest pose chronic threats to human security. Separately or together, they turn citizens into refugees, stretch government capacity, and, increasingly, spark instability and conflict. This institute will convene an interdisciplinary and international group of academics and practitioners to develop better understandings of the underlying political, social, and environmental factors that affect human security. Topics will include the effectiveness of existing welfare systems in different regions; best practices in humanitarian assistance; and the politics of compassion in disaster and conflict zones. Discussions will focus in particular on the ethical issues that arise at the intersection of human security and humanitarian assistance; rights-based approaches to humanitarian relief; and the potential of new technologies to transform humanitarian response.

EuSEM 2014

Sunday, September 28 - October 1, 2014
Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam

8th European  Congress on Emergency Medicine.


Previous 2013 Global EM Conferences

Global Health & Innovation Conference 2013

Saturday, April 13 - 14, 2013
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference.  This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, change-makers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. 


Previous 2012 Global EM Conferences

African Conference on Emergency Medicine

October 30 - November 1, 2012
Accra, Ghana

The conference will focus around the specifics and challenges of African Emergency Medicine, but also provide some useful updates on acute care for clinicians, emergency nurses and pre-hospital workers.

American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Exposition

October 27-31, 2012

Prevention & Wellness Across the Life Span

Pan-Pacific Emergency Medicine Congress 2012 (PEMC 2012)

October 23 - October 26, 2012

The PEMC 2012 will enhance cooperation in information exchange throughout the Pan-Pacific region, which will give emergency medicine a more globally integrated network ability to further achieve academic development and better assist patients' needs. In addition, the PEMC 2012 will help understand challenges that each country faces, and is leading the way to make a positive impact to developing countries where emergency medicine systems needs to be established.

Health in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies

July 9 - 13, 2012
University of Washington, USA

The course provides an excellent introduction and overview for public health practitioners, clinicians, non-clinicians, researchers, and others who are interested in working with refugee and/or internally displaced populations during complex humanitarian emergencies.

14th International Conference on Emergency Medicine

June 27th-30, 2012, Dublin, Ireland

Annual Western Regional International Health Conference

April 27-29, 2012
University of Washington, Seattle, USA

At a Crossroads: Choosing Hidden Paths in Global Health
This conference seeks to engage the global health community in prioritizing global health programs, not based on the current funding trends of institutions, rather on the health needs of people around the world, particularly those whose voices are seldom heard.   

Unite for Sight Annual Global Health Conference: Global Health & Innovation

April 21-22,  2012
Yale University, New Haven, ConnecticutUSA

A thought-leading conference  that convenes leaders, change makers, and participants from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. 2,200 participants from all 50 states and from more than 55 countries  who are interested in global health and international development, public health, medicine, social entrepreneurship, nonprofits, philanthropy, microfinance, human rights, anthropology, health policy, advocacy, public service, environmental health, and education.  

Global Health Emergencies Course, March 5-16, 2012

Weill Cornell Medical College Division of Emergency Medicine
New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, NY, USA

The Global Emergency Medicine Program is pleased to announce the second annual two-week, state-of-the art CME course aimed at healthcare providers engaged in international work. This course will feature a series of didactic lectures and interactive workshops, seminars, field trips, documentaries, and evening keynote addresses, guided by global experts in public health and policy. The limited class size will enable active dialogue on topics ranging from disaster preparedness and humanitarian response to capacity building, infrastructure development, and community empowerment.