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PEML 2019 Headlines

  • Trends in Emergency Medical Care and Emergency Medicine in the 21st. Century 
  • How to Establish Effective and Save Emergency Medical Care System in Eastern Europe?
  • Make Emergency Medicine in Eastern European Countries Great!

When we organized an international educational event for young physicians and paramedics in Prague in 2002, we did not know, that even in the year 2019, there would be no real functioning modern Emergency Medicine (pohotovostní medicína in Czech) in our country. We lived in an illusion that there would have been soon after the event firmly established modern Emergency Medicine matched by the truly modern organizational trends, how to provide up-to-date Emergency Medical Care (neodkladná zdravotní péče in Czech).

We also, sadly, did not know, that practically all the countries of our ancient continental Europe (unlike the positive island exceptions - UK, and Ireland), will continue to remain on the obsolete principles of the German-France Way of EM, and Emergency Medical Care. Despite the fact, that the latest World Congress of IFEM (International Federation for Emergency Medicine), held in Mexico City in June 2018, has repeatedly and unequivocally confirmed the viability (and would like to write even the mental superiority) of the English-American Way of EM, and Emergency Medical Care, both in pre-hospital, and early in-hospital stages.

Although I am already 56 years of age (and I have more than 31 years of medical practice), I still do not come out of amazement at how our European Continental medical thinking how on earth it is conservative! Or rather rigid and inflexible. Despite the fact, that our old Europe is one of the real cradles of our present civilization on a planet called Terra. And even though our colleagues Emergency Physicians, Emergency Nurses, and Paramedics in the United Kingdom already in 2017, and the same colleagues in the United States in 2018, proudly celebrated their 50th Anniversary of the official recognition of Emergency Medicine as a core medical specialty.

We were very pleased that the President of the Czech Republic, Mr. Miloš Zeman, kindly complied with our request and took over the Auspices of our international educational conference PEML 2019. (greeting/zdravice)

Our PEML 2019 is an international educational training event focused on our colleagues from all countries of Eastern Europe, including Russia and all post-Soviet republics. We focus on three main groups of our participants:

1st.  Residents and Medical Students 

2nd. Emergency Nurses and Paramedics 

3rd.  Health Care Organizers, Managers, and Others. 

Me and some of my colleagues from the Czech Group for Academic Emergency Medicine do not fully agree with an European Continental Way of Emergency Medicine (This is not our cup of tea). Our group represents alternative ideas and thinking of the Czech Physicians (and Nurses, and Paramedics), who are interested mainly in academic aspects of Emergency Medicine. Our main goal is to finally establish a real Emergency Medical Care, pre-hospital and in-hospital, and a real Emergency Medicine in our Czech Lands. We want to follow gold and true standards of the world IFEM, not those of continental EUSEM. That is why we have also preparedThe National Emergency Medical Care Programme for the Czech Republic.

You can see our Programme Schedule, and Alphabetical List of Speakers, too.

See you in Prague soon,


PEML 2019 Moderator

Czech Group for Academic Emergency Medicine (in Czech, and English, too) (in English only)


Arif Alper Cevik

Arif Alper Cevik is a Professor of Emergency Medicine (Turkey), and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine (UAE), clerkship director of Emergency Medicine at United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) and Associate Program Director of ACGME-I accredited Tawam-John Hopkins Emergency Medicine Residency Program. He has been honored as a first Fellow of Emergency Medicine Association of Turkey (EMAT) and served three times as a member of the EMAT board. He represents Turkey and EMAT in Asian Board of Emergency Medicine since 2011 and International Federation of Emergency Medicine meetings since 2002. He is one of the founding editors of a FOAMed website, ‪, which has 300.000 visits per month. He is also founder and director of the International Emergency Medicine Education Project (‪ which aiming to promote emergency medicine and provide free, reusable emergency medicine educational resources for undergraduate trainees and educators. This project currently includes 140 contributors from 19 countries and reachout to more than 13.000 visitors from 133 countries. He is one of the selected members of Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning of UAEU since 2015. His professional interest areas are emergency medicine education, medical education, trauma management and point of care ultrasound. He also interests digital publishing, presentation and educational website design, and time management strategies for academicians. Currently, he lives in Al Ain and helping to the development of Emergency Medicine education in UAE.

David Yates

MB; BChir; MA (Cantab); FRCS; MCh (Orth); MD (Cantab); FRCEM; FRCP Prof Yates was brought up in Keighley, Yorkshire in northern England and attended Bradford Grammar School. In 1960 he went to Cambridge University to read Natural Sciences and then to St Thomas’s Hospital in London to study clinical medicine. He first trained in Orthopaedic Surgery at Liverpool University and then in Emergency Medicine at Manchester University. His clinical base was at Salford Royal Hospital where he worked with Prof Miles Irving in Academic Surgery and Prof Berry Stoner in the Medical Research Council Trauma Unit. Prof Yates was appointed to the first Chair in Emergency Medicine in the UK in 1990 and was the first Dean of the Faculty (now Royal College) of Emergency Medicine in 1993. Prof Yates’s research interests are in head injury, medical education and trauma system development. He is the author of over 100 academic papers and 17 textbook chapters. In 1985 he co-authored Lecture Notes on Emergency Medicine, which became the official textbook of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and is now in its fourth edition. He chaired the Guideline Development Group responsible for the publication of the first NICE Guideline on the Management of Head Injury in the UK and the 2007 update. From 2001 to 2010 he was director of Undergraduate Admissions at Manchester Medical School and, as the first in his family to go to university, he remains a keen advocate of measures which broaden recruitment into medicine. In the early nineteen eighties Prof Yates established links with Prof Howard Champion who had developed a Trauma Register in the US. This led him to establish the Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN in the UK. Now Emeritus Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Manchester, Prof Yates continues to work with TARN in an advisory role.

C. James Holliman

M.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.I.F.E.M.
Dr. C. James (Jim) Holliman’s current faculty appointments include: Emeritus Professor of Emergency Medicine and Public Health Sciences and Global Health Program Advisor at Penn State University Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia, and Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine at Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Peoples Republic of China. Jim also is the Past-President of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine, a consortium of all of the world’s national and regional Emergency Medicine organizations. Jim’s career has been centered around the development of the specialty of Emergency Medicine and training programs internationally.

Juliusz Jakubaszko

Prof. MD, PhD
Past Chair of Emergency Medicine of Wroclaw University of Medicine, Poland
Past Chair of Emergency Medicine, Bydgoszcz Collegium Medicum, N. Copernici University in Torun, Poland.
President of Polish Society for Emergency Medicine
Board Member of the European Society for Emergency Medicine (EuSEM)
Board Member of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine ( IFEM )
Member of UEMS Section and Board of Emergency Medicine Biography Professor Juliusz Jakubaszko – Emergency Physician, anesthesiologist and intensivist – is internationally recognized as pioneer of emergency medicine in Poland and Central-East Europe. He is a Founding Member of Club of Leuven (1992) and European Society of Emergency Medicine (1994). From 1994 to 2002 he was a Vice –President of EUSEM. Until now – Council Member of EUSEM. First International Honorary Member of Irish Society for Emergency medicine. Honorary Member of ACEP, AAEM and EUSEM. Founding Member and President of Polish Society for Emergency Medicine (from 1999).
Ministerial National Consultant in Emergency Medicine for Poland ( 1999 – 2013) Prof Jakubaszko is well known scientist and academic teacher in anesthesia, intensive care and emergency medicine. Tutor of 16 doctoral dissertations. First author or co-author over 300 publications in Polish or international journals. Editor of several textbooks in emergency medicine. Author of the first Polish Physicians Curriculum for Specialty in Emergency Medicine (Warsaw,2000). Editor in Chief of Polish Journal of Emergency Medicine. Chairman and organizer of 27 Annual ”Winter Symposiums/Conferences of Emergency Medicine & Intensive Care”, Karpacz, Poland. Organizer and Chairman of 6 international congresses “Central European Emergency Medicine “ ( CEEM 2000, CEEM2004, CEEM 2009, CEEM 2013, CEEM 2015, CEEM 2017, 2019 ). As Regional Representative in the Board of IFEM he represents European Society for Emergency Medicine (EUSEM) and accredited European national EM Societies ( until 2018) , Polish Society for Emergency Medicine ( PSEM ) and UEMS Section and Board of Emergency Medicine.

Saravana Kumar

Consultant and Group Head, Department of Emergency Medicine & Trauma, Dr Mehta’s Hospitals,Tamilnadu,Chennai,India. +91 9486668575 Country:INDIA
Dr. Saravana Kumar completed his Emergency Medicine Training from India and is the current Group Head of Emergency Department and Residency Director for Masters in Emergency Medicine (MEM) at Dr Mehta’s Hospitas,Chennai,India and an Examiner for MRCEM/FRCEM (Primary) exams in India. Dr. Saravanakumar was elected as Secretary of Society for Emergency Medicine India (SEMI) for 2018-2020 after prior experience as National Joint Secretary (2014-2018) for SEMI. Having gained his Quality & Patient safety training and collaborative experience from Consortium of Accredited Health care Organisations,India (CAHO) and Association of Healthcare Providers India (AHPI) , he was instrumental in bringing EM quality training by SEMI and editor of first of its kind EM safety guidelines for India (Health QUEST) which was drafted from quality best practices of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for which was awarded “Young Quality Achiever 2018” by CAHO.Health QUEST guidelines is currently being implemented across SEMI affiliated Emergency Units in India. He continues to work towards improving governance and quality control within SEMI. He was responsible for introducing the restructured SEMI academic training program in 2010 for which he was awarded as “pioneer in SEMI academics” He is an active member of IFEM Special Interest Groups for Quality in EM and is working towards sensitizing Indian EM in quality and patient safety. As one of the founding members & Editors of National Cardiac Life Support guidelines (SEMI) and Hospital Disaster Management guielines (SEMI). He is also an active member of Association of National Board Accredited Institutions(ANBAI) actively promoting EM education and training in India. Has various academic awards and publications to his credit and had delivered multiple guests lecture in EM and EM quality across India and Abroad.

Terrence M. Mulligan

HPF received his medical degree in 1997 from A.T. Still University in Missouri. He completed a residency in Emergency Medicine in 2001 and a second residency in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine in 2002 in Bronx, New York. He then completed a Fellowship in International Emergency Medicine at George Washington University in 2003, and completed a Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at George Washington University in 2003. In 2006, he completed a one-year Health Policy Fellowship from American Osteopathic Association, and in 2008, he completed a Fellowship in EM Administration and Management. He has completed graduate work at Erasmus University in the Netherlands in Health Economics, Policy and Law. He is double-board certified in Emergency Medicine and in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine / Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, and is a subspecialist in International Emergency Medicine, Health Policy and in EM Administration and Management. Dr. Mulligan is a Clinical Professor in Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, where he is the Director of the International Emergency Medicine (IEM) program and the IEM Fellowship. He is also an Affiliate Faculty of the University of Maryland Institute for Global Health. From 2006-2010, Dr. Mulligan was living and working in The Netherlands directing two emergency departments and EM residencies at Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, and at UMC Utrecht, two of the first EM programs in that country, and contributed heavily to EM development in Netherlands. During that time, he completed graduate work in a Master of Science program in Health Economics, Policy and Law at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Dr Mulligan is also an Extraordinary Senior Lecturer / Visiting Assistant Professor at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa, a Visiting Professor at Hunan Provincial People’s Hospital, Hunan Normal University, in Changsha, China, and a Visiting Professor at Apollo GlenEagles Hospital in Kolkata, India. He is a Board member of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM), and the Secretary for the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM). He has been active with IFEM since 2005. He is also the founder and Treasurer of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine Foundation, and the founder and President / CEO of the IFEM Institute. He is a co-founder and Board member of the a Board member for the American Academy of EM for India (AAEMI). He is the past-chair of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Section for International Emergency Medicine, the past chair of the American Academy of EM (AAEM) Committee for International Medicine, a past chair of the International EM Committee for the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine (ACOEP), a member of the SAEM Global EM Academy and the SAEM International Outreach Taskforce, and the co-founder of the International EM Fellowship Consortium ( He is an Associate Editor and co-founder of the peer-reviewed journal, The African Journal of Emergency Medicine, and is an executive editor of Emergency Physicians International magazine ( He is a co-author of the IFEM Model Curriculum for Medical Student Education in EM, a co-author of the IFEM Model Curriculum for EM Specialists, and is the main author of the IFEM Model Curriculum for CME/CPD, and co-author of several other peer-reviewed publications for the IFEM. Over the last twenty years, Dr. Mulligan has initiated and participated in emergency medicine and acute care system development programs in over fifty countries. He has established and assisted in establishing residencies in Emergency Medicine, national and international EM societies, Fellowships in EM and EM subspecialties, schools for emergency nursing, training schools for paramedics, relief agencies for underserved areas, disaster medicine and disaster preparation, hospital disaster preparedness and hospital trauma system development all around the world. He has delivered over 400 lectures, symposia and educational programs nationally and internationally for over thirty local, national and international EM organizations. In 2010, he was honored with the special award, “The Order of the IFEM” for “extensive and continuous commitment to the specialty of Emergency Medicine in his own country and for significant contributions to supporting the development and advancement of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine.” In June 2012, he was nominated for the award, “Best Personal Contribution to Emergency Medicine in the Netherlands” by the Dutch Society for Emergency Physicians. In October 2012, he received the highest award from the ACEP International EM Section for “Individual Achievement in International Emergency Medicine Development”. Dr Mulligan was awarded the “International Emergency Medicine Leadership Award” by the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) in 2015. He received an award for “Individual Achievement in International Emergency Medicine” by the ACEP Ambassador Committee in 2017. In 2017, he was also named an “Honorary Fellow of the Polish Society of Emergency Medicine”. In 2018, Dr Mulligan received a personal citation from the Minister of Health of Lithuania for “Leadership in Emergency Medicine Development” and for his

John Ryan

Prof FRCEM, FRCSEd(A&E), FFSEM, DCH, DipSportsMed
Prof Ryan is lead consultant in Emergency Medicine at St Vincent’s University Hospital and University College Dublin Clinical Professor. He qualified from RCSI in 1983. He completed his Higher Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine in London, Brighton and Sydney. He is vice dean for advanced specialty training in Emergency Medicine in Ireland. His particular area of interest is in Acute Sports Injury Management and Research. He is team doctor for Leinster Rugby and doctor to the Irish School’s Rugby Team.

Stephanie Kayden

Chief, International Emergency Medicine and Humanitarian Programs Department of Emergency Medicine Brigham and Women’s Hospital Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts, USA Dr. Kayden is Vice Chair and Chief of the Division of International Emergency Medicine and Humanitarian Programs in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She also serves as the Director of the Lavine Family Humanitarian Studies Initiative at the Humanitarian Academy at Harvard. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness and is editor-in-chief of the book Emergency Department Leadership and Management: Best Principles and Practice. Dr. Kayden has worked to improve emergency medical systems, humanitarian aid and disaster response in more than 40 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

Clifford Mann

Consultant in Emergency Medicine - Full Time, Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, UK, and National Clinical Advisor (A&E), NHS England, and also National Clinical Co-Lead (EM) GIRFT NHSI. He qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1986. He is Immediate Past President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (2013 – 2016). He was Council member of Royal College of Physicians (2011-2016). He is also Regular Peer reviews for the Group of the EMJ 2009 – Present. He is Chapter author “Practical Emergency Medicine”. Published by Arnold 2002, reviewing Editor 'AFEM Handbook of Acute and Emergency Care' OUP 2014, and Chapter Author, 'Acute Medicine' Cambridge University Press 2014. National Emergency Pressures Panel. The national advisory group reporting to the Secretary of State on winter EM pressures and actions to mitigate 2017 – Present.

Antoinette Edwards

Antoinette is the Executive Director of the Trauma Audit & Research Network (TARN) and is responsible for the successful operation and continued development of the organisation. Antoinette’s responsibilities include leading in executive policy development, management and pursuit of TARN’s aims and priorities. One of Antoinette’s many interests are the long-term outcomes of injured patients and in 2014, was responsible for establishing the Major Trauma PROMs programme across Major Trauma Centres in England (Patient Reported Outcome Measures). TARN was established in 1990 to perform the clinical audit and research of the care of injured patients, and it is now the national clinical audit for trauma care across England, Wales and Ireland, and collects data from 100% of all trauma-receiving hospitals. It also collects data from a number of hospitals across other parts of Europe. The organisation, which is both clinically and academically led, has become the key provider for delivering evidence of quality trauma care for both clinical and commissioning purposes. TARN provide each hospital with case mix adjusted outcome analysis and comparisons of trauma care. The main objective is to facilitate the development and improvement of trauma services thereby reducing the associated burden of death and disability. With over 800,000 patients on the TARN database, it is the largest European Trauma Registry and so provides a robust platform for trauma research. TARN has a significant research portfolio including a number of international collaborations. TARN is based at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and has 21 employees. TARN is part of the Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre and the School of Health Sciences at the University of Manchester.

Daniel Jude O’Brien

M.D., F.A.C.E.P, F.A.A.E.M,
is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Full time clinical faculty in the Emergency Department at the Regional Level ONE Trauma Center at the University of Louisville Hospital. He was a President of the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (2016 – 2018). He is Fire Surgeon (Provide medical support and consultation for over 400 firefighters. Responsibilities include certifying fitness for duty, on-scene support for large incidents and assisting in the development of health-related programs. Approximately 40 hrs/mo) Louisville Division of Fire Louisville, Kentucky. He is also Director of Ultrasound Training, University of Louisville School of Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency, and Director of International Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Louisville. He is also Medical Director, Pleasure Ridge Park Fire Rescue, Louisville, Kentucky. He was member of the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure Paramedic Advisory Committee (1987 – 1996), Emergency Medical Services Committee, Jefferson County Medical Society (1987 – 2008), EMS Advisory Committee, City of Louisville (1985 – 1997). He is EMS Chairman, Medical Issues Subcommittee, City of Louisville Executive Task, Force on Merger of Louisville Fire Department, too. And also a Member of the Kentucky Trauma Advisory Committee. Appointed by the Secretary for the Cabinet of Health and Family Services. Dan is a Chair, Emergency Medical Services Committee, Kentucky Chapter, American College Emergency Physicians, too.

Jill Windle

Academic career within Emergency Nurse Practitioner preparation and Advanced Practice Professional Development Lead within the Emergency Department Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Jill is one of the original author of the Manchester Triage System. She is also outgoing Vice President of the National Major Trauma Nursing Group.



PEML 2019 Registration Fees

No. Category of Participant STANDARD REGISTRATION
from March 1, 2019 to April 24, 2019
from May 1, 2019 to May 3, 2019
1st. Physicians USD 200 USD 300
2nd. Residents USD 100 USD 200
3rd. Medical Students USD 80 USD 160 
4th. Nurses, Paramedics USD 60 USD 120
5th. Managers, Organizers, Others USD 500 USD 900

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Venue & General Info

Clarion Congress Hotel Prague
Freyova 33
19000 Prague 9
Czech Republic
Phone: +420 211 131 152

Registration Hours On Site
May 1, 2019 from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M.
May 2, 2019 from 8 A.M. to 6 P.M.
May 3, 2019 from 8 A.M. to 4 P.M.

Cancellation of Registration
Registration Fee will be refunded after the deduction of 40%, if participation is cancelled in writing before April 24, 2019. No refund will be possible after this date.

Our capital Prague offers accommodation in different price ranges according to the guests interest. You can also use the Clarion Congress Hotel Prague in advance. The Clarion Congress Hotel Prague offers discount to all PEML participants. Just remember early burst, because no hotel is inflatable.

Visa Requirements
There are no visa requirements for visitors from most countries. However, we recommend that you contact the Czech Embassy in your country to determinate your personal status.

Invitation Letter
An official invitation letter can be sent on request. This letter, however, does not grant any financial support.

Frequent flights are available from most European cities as well as from Asia, US, Canada and Australia. The Vaclav Havel Prague Airport is located about 30 minutes away from the centre of the city and can be easily reached either by Bus, or by Taxi. Prague is well reached by many international Trans, and Buses Lines, too.

Local Transport
Prague has a comprehensive network of the city transportation, consisting of Subway (Metro), Trams, and Buses. Tickets are available at every metro station, information boxes, or at newspaper stands.

Climate and Clothing
May is a typical spring month. The sun rises high above the horizon and the temperature climbs well above +20 ° C. Unfortunately, the weather is not permanent in Prague in May, on the contrary it is characterized by high variability. May 2019 should be slightly above average, and precipitously again below average.

Casual dress may be worn at the meeting and social events.

The electric current used in the Czech Republic is 220 V.

The PEML Organizing Committee will not take any liability for personal injuries or loss or damage of property belonging to participants or accompanying persóna.Please chceck your insurance.

A service charge is very rarely included in bills. You will be expected to give 5-10% in restaurants. Hotel porters, guides and drivers expect some loose change.

Dial 155 (EMS), 158 (Police), or 150 (Fire), free of charge. You can also dial the universal emergency number valid in the EU 112


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IFEM - International Federation for Emergency Medicine

ICEM 2019, Seoul, South Korea, 18th International Conference on Emergency Medicine, June 12-15, 2019

CEEM 2019, Jelenia Góra, Poland, Central European Emergency Medicine 2019, 7th International Congress of the Polish Society for Emergency Medicine, March 20-23, 2019

WHO Basic Emergency Care

The National Emergency Medical Care Programme in the Czech Republic

And thats how we organized PEML 2002 17 years ago

PEML 2002. 15 Years After… A Memory Article by Vit Marecek  in English  / in Czech