Emergency Medicine Core Competencies


This pre-course is offered in a hybrid format, which means there will be virtual sessions:

Monday 11 September from 18:00 to 20:00 CET: EKG
Wednesday 13 September from 18:00 to 20:00 CET: Acid-Base

Followed by a face-to-face meeting in the Congress center in Barcelona:

Saturday 16 September from 8:30 to 18:30 CET


This course focuses on competence development through scenario-based training. The competencies in focus are:

1-The initial management of critical patients in all age groups

2-Differential diagnosis and decision-making

3-Systematic EKG interpretation

4-Systematic acid-base interpretation

5-Interpretation of the neurological examination and initial management of selected neurological conditions

Participants receive a checklist compendium that helps guide the initial management of critical syndromes (e.g. anaphylaxis, hemorrhagic shock, hyponatremic encephalopathy) and information-acquisition from patients with common symptoms (e.g. shortness of breath, vertigo).


This hybrid course consists of

2 virtual sessions focussing on EKG and Acid-Base interpretation

Live session focussing on

a) the team management of critically ill patients

b) differential diagnosis and decision-making

c) the neurological examination and interpretation of findings

All sessions prioritize scenario-based training. The course also includes brief lectures and a group-discussion period.

Educational material

To be handed over onsite at the course: 

Participants receive a checklist compendium

The course includes a pretest with references to open-access educational material.


Course Directors:
Eric Dryver, SE & Gregor Prosen, SI

  • Christine Canizes Paiva, PT
  • Christoph Hüser, GE
  • Veronique Brabers, BE
  • Caroline Hård af Segerstad, SE
  • Rossana Soloperto, IT
  • Jens-Oliver Pokorny, DE
  • Susan Doering, DE


The costs for this course are
€ 290* for physicians
€ 169* for nurses, paramedics, trainees and students

*All prices exclusing VAT

Please register through your MyEUSEM account by clicking on the EUSEM Congress registration button. From the Pre-courses tab you can select the pre-courses you would like to join.


8:30-9:30 Lectures
9:30-11:00 Workshop
11:00-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-12:45 Workshop
12:45-13:45 Lunch break
13:45-14:30 Lectures
14:30-16:00 Workshop
16:00-16:15 Coffee break
16:15-17:45 Workshop
17:45-18:15 Q & A Course evaluation and diploma’s