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  • 05 Oct 2017 - AFEM Consensus Conference 2017

    AFEM's 5th Consensus Day is happening 5 October, 2017 at Sun City Resort in Gauteng, South Africa. It follows the 6th EMSSA International Conference. Official invites to all AFEM members will go out soon. Email for more information. 

  • 03 Oct 2017 - 6th EMSSA International Conference: 3-5 October, 2017


    The Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa (EMSSA) will hold its 6th International Conference on 3-5 October, 2017 at Sun City Resort, Gauteng, S. Africa. Visit for more information. Save the date!

  • 09 Nov 2016 - AfCEM2016: Cairo

    The 3rd Biennial African Conference on Emergency Medicine will be held in Cairo, Egypt, 9-11 November, 2016. Save the date!

  • 26 Aug 2016 - RECA2016: Rwanda Emergency Care Society's first ever conference

    AFEM is thrilled to announce the date of the first-ever Rwanda Emergency Care Association Conference. RECA 2016 will be held on 26 August 2016 with the theme of “Emergency Care in a Thousand Hills”. The conference will be held in conjunction with a two week intensive "Emergency Medicine in The Tropics" course running from 22 August to 2 September. 

  • 22 Apr 2016 - 4th AFEM Consensus Conference: 22 April, 2016

    AFEM's annual consensus conference is to be held the day after ICEM: 22 April, 2016 in Cape Town. Topics include Out of Hospital Emergency Care; Quality Indicators in Emergency Care; and the role of EM specialist in healthcare systems. Registration is free, please join us! 

  • 18 Apr 2016 - International Conference on Emergency Medicine (ICEM) 2016

    ICEM 2016 will be held on African soil for the first time in April 2016, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa. The theme is: "Emergency Medicine Now: Knowledge, Action and Accountability". 

  • 11 Jun 2015 - 2015 Global Health Conference

    An announcement to attend the 2015 Global Health Conference from 11-12 June 2015 at the Gaborone International Conference Centre, hosted by Boitekanelo College.

  • 25 Apr 2015 - AFEM Consensus Conference 2015

    Please join us for AFEM's next consensus conference: April 25th (following a week of WCDEM/EMSSA), in Cape Town! Registration is FREE, but you should RSVP to so we can plan accordingly. 

  • 21 Apr 2015 - WCDEM 2015

    The Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa is proud to host the 19th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WCDEM) in Cape Town, South Africa in conjuction with the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine. The conference will take place from 21-24 April 2015 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

  • 23 Jan 2015 - Global Humanitarian Health Association Meeting

    The first meeting of the Global Humanitarian Health Association will be held in Montreal Canada on January 23, 2015

  • 15 Nov 2014 - EMSSA 2014

    The 2014 combined Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa (EMSSA) / Trauma Society of South Africa (TSSA) Integrated Acute Care Symposium. 

  • 04 Nov 2014 - AfCEM 2014

    The second African Conference on Emergency Medicine on 4 - 6 November 2014 at the United Nations Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is now over! It was a huge success, with stakeholders in African emergency care present from all over the world. 

  • 27 Oct 2014 - ACEP 2014

    The American College of Emergency Physicians hosted their Scientific Assembly in November.  It was hosted at McCormick Place in Chicago and was bigger and better than ever before.  For more information, visit

  • 25 Sep 2014 - SEMPON Inaugural Conference

    The Society of Emergency Medicine Practitioners of Nigeria (SEMPON) proudly hosted their inaugural conference 25-26 September 2014 in Abuja. Learn more at 

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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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.