“Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity.” – Reed Markham


An exciting blended learning programme designed for emergency physicians wanting to establish and build upon their leadership skills with a combination of educational methods.

On completion of the Programme, delegates will be provided with a Certificate of Completion of the European Lead EM Programme combining.

Elearning on the EUSEM Academy

10 online eModule lectures from expert international faculty with opportunity for reflection and further reading.


In order to obtain a place at the face to face Pre-Congress workshop, delegates must have firstly completed the online set of 10 eModules on the EuSEM Academy website and attained the online certification. These eModules will provide the core knowledge required for the workshop. The workshop itself will be a set of simulated scenarios that will require active discussion and problem solving by the delegates.

Live session

Innovative simulated scenarios and debriefing to reinforce key mental models for leadership development session will take place at the congress center on Saturday 12 October, 08:00 – 17:00 CEST and Sunday, 13 October, 08:00-13:00 CEST.


The objectives of this blended learning approach are to provide ;

  1. An overview of the key models of leadership required for leading the Emergency Dept (ED) team
  2. An understanding of the skills required to care for yourself and your team as well as leading on key aspects of healthcare change in the challenging environment of an emergency care system.

A learning development journey with online lectures, supported by a full 1.5 day workshop that will explore and solve real world ED problems with a highly experienced international Faculty.

Development of leadership skills are a vital component of being an excellent emergency physician. Over the past 3-4 years EuSEM  has run a number of ad hoc pre-conference study days to allow delegate at conferences to attend and have face to face teaching on some of the core principles in leadership and management. There is no structured programme that links to the key domains of leadership development for emergency physicians in Europe.

Over the 2 years members of the EuSEM ProCom have had discussions as a group and also with a number of parties to explore how we might best develop a more integrated blended learning programme to support leadership development in Emergency Medicine. We have developed and delivered a first blended learning programme in 2022 and 2023 with a combination of web. Lectures and face to face courses in Berlin & Barcelona.

The feedback from participants and Faculty has been excellent and we wish to continue this broad format.

Guidance on ways in which to enhance the Program have been that it would benefit greatly from expanding the face to face component to 1.5 days.

We wish to continue this successful format and also engage with national Societies better to be able to increase the number of participants to complete the online course as well as attending the face to face teaching.


The European Leadership for Emergency Medicine (Lead EM) Programme will combine :

  • Online lectures and further reading materials
  • A full face-to-face workshop with an international faculty to discuss and manage real world problems.


For who?

Whether you are a senior trainee, a new Consultant/ Attending emergency physician or an established Head of Service we believe you will find this a valuable, stimulating and enjoyable experience – so join us.

Please note, places are limited to 40 delegates for this Programme.

Educational material

Reading materials will be provided as part of the web based lecture phase of the programme.

Further reading materials and answers to the simulated scenarios will be provided at the end of the Course.


The course is formed around the following modules:

  1. Building your leadership journey
  2. What makes a good leader – Models of leadership
  3. Caring for the team
  4. Communicating in the ED
  5. Understanding and delivering quality in an organization
  6. Improving team performance
  7. Creating vision and delivering successful change
  8. Managing and resolving conflict
  9. Leading an educational strategy for your ED
  10. Creating the right culture & diversity for your system


Registration Fee: 220EUR 

The registration for the elearning is not included and is available on MyEUSEM separately.

To register for either part:

  • Go to EUSEM.org. Create a MyEUSEM account, (if you do not have one).
  • Log in to your MyEUSEM account and scroll down and click on the button for EM Leadership ecourse or EUSEM congress.
  • Complete the registration and payment.
  • Once the ecourse is paid you will have access to it on EUSEM Academy.


0830 – 0900 Welcome, introductions

0900 – 0915 Explaining the day – Scenarios, simulation & bringing your ‘A game’ for the team today !

0915 – 0945 Session 1:
“ I want to have a great career in EM – but how? “
(Building your leadership journey).

0945 1015 Session 2:     
“I am the shift Emergency Physician in Charge (EPIC) today – please help me!“
(Models of leadership )

1015 – 1045 Session 3:
“He seemed like a really great boss. I don’t know why he is reacting like that?”
(Caring for the team)

1045 – 1115 Coffee break

1115 – 1145 Session 4:
“How can we get this team communicating better with our patients?
(Communicating in the ED)

1145 – 1215 Session 5:
Creating change and taking the team with you.
(Improving team performence)

1215 – 1245 WRAP UP
What did I learn this morning ?

1245-1345 LUNCH

1345 – 1415 Session 6: Challenges in managing a Serious Incident case with another specialty
(Understanding and delivering quality)

1415 – 1445 Session 7: Taking on leadership roles in tough environments!
(Creating vision and delivering change)

1445 – 1515 Session 8: Managing conflict in colleagues
(Managing and resolving conflict)

1515 – 1545 Session 9: Standing up for educational activities in the face of severe service pressures
(Leading an educational strategy for your ED)

1545– 1615 Coffee break

1615 – 1645 Session 10: Why is our recruitment strategy not working?
(Creating the right culture & diversity for your system)

1645 – 1715 WRAP UP What did we learn from each other & how can we make it better!

1715 – 1730 Team photos