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Botswanan Emergency Medical Conference

21 May 2014

Congratulations to all involved recently in the inaugural Botswana conference on Emergency Medicine, held 15-16 May in Gaborone. The conference was organised very professionally by the staff of Boitekanelo College. Around 200 delegates attended from SADC counties including Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zambia.

The conference was focussed on trying to pull local developments together and to drive an agenda for emergency care in the SADC region. A series of conference resolutions was made and will be posted here once they have been circulated.

250 handbooks were recently delivered to Botswana and the first portion was handed out during the conference.

Dr. Karabo Thokwane, Dr. Megan Cox, Dr. Tiro Mampane, and Prof Lee Wallis with the AFEM Handbook.


South Africa

South AfricaSouth Africa

EMSSA represents a group of enthusiastic healthcare professionals dedicated to the development of quality emergency care throughout South Africa. Emergency Medicine has only recently been recognized as an independent speciality, although this country has always had a large burden of patients presenting to our pre-hospital and hospital emergency services with experienced and passionate personnel rendering much needed care.

www.emssa.org.za

Tanzania

TanzaniaTanzania

The Emergency Medicine Association of Tanzania (EMAT) was formed in May 2010  by doctors and nurses with active involvement in emergency care in Tanzania. The President is Dr Hendry Robert Sawe, of Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences(MUHAS)-Dar es salaam. The objective of EMAT is to Pioneer, promote and advocate for dissemination of emergency care in Tanzania, through Teaching, research and education of emergency care.

www.ematz.org

Botswana

BotswanaBotswana

The Botswana Society for Emergency Care (BSEC) held it's foundational meeting in November 2010, and was officially registered as a society in Botswana in September 2011. BSEC's mission is to promote advocate for emergency care in Botswana through teaching, research, and education. BSEC liases with partners from EMSSA and AFEM, and supports the emergency medicine post-graduate training program at the University of Botswana School of Medicine. Since it's inception, BSEC has hosted seminars on emergency triage, pre-hospital care, and acute care needs in Botswana.

Ethiopia

EthiopiaEthiopia

The Ethiopian Society of Emergency Medical Professionals was formed in 2012. The President is Dr Sisay Teklu, of Addis Ababa University. The objective of ESEP is to assist in development of hospital and Pre-Hospital emergency care.

www.esemp.org

Libya

LibyaLibya

LEMA will encourage and promote professional excellence, advance the science and practice of emergency medicine, and serve as an advocate for patients, their families, the public, the profession and the ER physicians. It will offer to the interdisciplinary team the necessary tools for the interaction with the critically ill patient and their families from a holistic perspective.

Nigeria

NigeriaNigeria

SEMPON held their inaugural scientific conference in September 2014, themed: "The State of Emergency Care in Nigeria: the Way Forward". The objective of the organisation is to evaluate the state of emergency care in Nigeria, and engineer cooperation and partnership among key stakeholders. 

http://www.semponconference2014.org

Egypt

EgyptEgypt

The president of the Egyptian Society for Emergency Medicine is Dr. Hussein Sabri. It was formed in 2012, and is dedicated to improving patient care by advancing the science and practice of emergency medicine. It is an interdisciplinary organisation whose members are involved in the provision of emergency care. 

http://www.egsem.com/en/