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Webinar: Guidance on COVID-19 in Paediatric Emergency Medicine

06 April 2020

The number of COVID patients is rocketing and more paediatric cases are coming to light. Many doctors don’t have experience with COVID in children yet....How can we prepare? What guidance is available?

In this first edition of our paediatric webinar series we will start to review the current state of the art and continue to share experience from the PED in highly impacted countries; France, Spain and Italy.

When: April 7, 2020 02:00 p.m. CEST, during 75 minutes
Topic: Guidance on COVID-19 in Paediatric Emergency Medicine

The speakers are:
Alasdair Munro
Clinical Research Fellow Paediatric Infectious Diseases,
University Hospital Southampton

Liz Whittaker
Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology.
She published national UK guidance today.

François Angoulvant
Pediatric professor in the Necker Hospital of Paris

Javier Benito
Director, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Hospital de Cruces, Spain

Niccolò Parri
Pediatric Emergency Physician, Lead physician for Point-of-Care Ultrasound,
Meyer University Children’s Hospital, Florence, Italy

Register in advance for this webinar; the spaces are limited to 500 participants.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Please note the recording of the webinar will be available right after on the EUSEM Academy, so in any case you don’t have to miss it.

You'll find the webinar from March 28 there as well: COVID-19, A Unique Insight from Highly Impacted Countries 

COVID-19 webinar recording available

01 April 2020

March 28 we had a EUSEM COVID-19 webinar with speakers from 9 different European countries, sharing their experiences and explaining about the COVID-19 management in their countries.

Please find the recording on the EUSEM Academy, freely accessible for all. 


Webinar on COVID-19: 28 March 9:00 AM CET

26 March 2020

In the actual Covid-19 crisis, sharing information is of extreme importance to learn and improve for now and the future. EUSEM wants to stimulate this by using its network and facilitate the transference of experiences between participating members from all over Europe, providing a unique insight of the real situation in the EDs with up to date experiences and difficulties faced during the different periods of the epidemic.

A 90 minute webinar is going to take place this Saturday, 28th March at 9:00 AM CET. 

We will have speakers from Italy, Spain, Turkey, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Norway, UK and The Netherlands. Each representative will give an insight of the situation in their country, addressing the actual situation, methods of triage, approach and lessons learned.

Watch the live stream on Facebook and have a clear perspective of the Covid-19 management in different settings across Europe focused on the emergency health systems.

When: Mar 28, 2020 09:00 AM CET

Topic: COVID-19: a unique insight in high impacted European countries

Live stream on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialEUSEM/

EUSEM Position paper on Emergency Medical Systems response to COVID-19

17 March 2020

The 2019 novel Coronavirus acute respiratory epidemic is creating a stressed situation in all the health systems of the affected countries. Emergency Medical systems and specifically the Emergency departments as the front line of the health systems are suffering from overload and severe working conditions, the risk of contagion and transmission of the health professionals adds a substantial burden to their daily work. Under the perspective of European Society For Emergency Medicine, the recommendations provided by the health authorities are reviewed focus on the emergency departments activity.

Read the paper

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13 March 2020

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Message from EUSEM to all EM professionals

13 March 2020

Dear colleagues, dear friends,

COVID-19 epidemic is putting to test all our European Healthcare Systems and especially Emergency Medical structures, which usually are operating under tension. We now have to face the worries and fears of the general population. In these circumstances, as in the previous epidemic zoonosis, Emergency Medicine structures are in the front line of the response and of healthcare systems and play a crucial role in the diagnosis, management, and monitoring of patients with COVID-19.

The professionals also face more complications in their daily work: isolations, refined triage for possible cases, different tracks, individual personal protection etc. Furthermore, continuous updates of the definitions and health authorities’ recommendations create special needs in working conditions, training and education.

Continuing to ensure regular business in the ED is not the issue. The risk of contagion and transmission of the disease is a significant concern for the Emergency Medicine structures and healthcare professionals, and this again shows your commitment in these circumstances.

The scientific Societies support the recommendations of the health authorities in terms of containment of the epidemic. We take the opportunity to highlight the importance of a structured and well-designed Emergency medical system during the normal periods because, if the systems are not tuned for those days, they won’t be able to respond in a time of crisis, such as this outbreak of COVID-19.

Taking into account these parameters, and stressing on your complete involvement in your emergency medicine structures, EUSEM has cancelled all the face to face meetings for the next weeks and will instead keep the links using video conferences when possible. Also, EUSEM has generated a position paper that intends to provide the European emergency medicine perspectives.

We want to ensure you of our commitment with you and the solidarity with the patients and their families.