Campaign Themes


Climate change is a health emergency, too!

This year the Emergency Medicine Day campaign is dedicated to the impact of climate change on Emergency Medicine teams. The powerfull and moving testimonies from our colleagues and patients have highlighted the urgent need for action to bring this issue to everyone’s attention.

Climate change is humanity’s biggest health threat currently, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). “Climate change is impacting people’s health in a myriad of ways, including: Leading to death and illness from increasingly frequent extreme weather events, such as heatwaves, storms and floods, disruption of food systems, fires, an increase in zoonoses and food-, water- and vector-borne diseases, and mental health issues.


Your safety – our priority

This year the Emergency Medicine Day campaign is dedicated to safety. Safety for our patients, who need care, attention and relief from pain and disease.
Safety for our colleagues, who need to be able to work in a secure environment, for the right number of hours with the right number of patients in order to be able to give them the right amount of our time and energy.
Only in these conditions are we sure to provide the patient with a safe haven in an emergency.

Healthcare professionals’ perceptions of patient safety in European
emergency departments: a comparative analysis of survey results


We take care of you, please take care of us

The nature of emergency medicine means that those working in it are always under stress, and this stress has increased greatly during the pandemic.
People are suffering from fatigue, burn-out and depression, and many emergency departments are understaffed, putting the quality of the healthcare they can provide at risk. It is vital both for them and for patients that emergency medicine professionals get what they need: more attention, better recognition and improved working conditions.


We are always there for you

A call to the people to support the Emergency Medical System
The international Emergency Medicine Day (EM-Day) on the 27th of May, launched by EUSEM, European Society for Emergency Medicine, is coming back for its fourth consecutive year. EUSEM organizes the EM Day to promote and raise awareness worldwide of how a well-organized Emergency Medicine System increases the possibility of survival of patients and reduces the rate of disability after medical emergencies. COVID-19 has made very clear that a free and accessible Emergency-Medicine System is essential in facing all the challenges the pandemic brings.


For a better emergency care ask for more

The theme this year comes from the observation that in many places in the world there is a shortage of specialists in emergency medicine, both because there is no specialty and because the number of doctors with competence in emergency medicine is too small due to economical restrictions and poor awareness of what is needed by public investors.

2019 + 2018

Competence makes the difference

Emergency medical care is better performed with competent professionals, doctors specialist in emergency medicine, nurses trained in emergency and acute care, paramedics, technicians, support personnel competent and working in organized structures and systems dedicated to emergency medical care.

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