Research Essentials in Emergency Medicine


This pre-course is offered in a hybrid format with two virtual sessions and one live session before the congress.

Virtual session 1: one morning in August 4,5 hours including coffee break, date TBC

Virtual session 2: one morning in August 4,5 hours including coffee break, date TBC

Live session: Saturday, September 16, 08:30-18:30 CEST


The course will be held in two online session each of about 4,5 hours prior and 10 hours in presence at the congress. Selected abstracts written by the participants will be presented at the congress.


  • Identify and describe a research question
  • Choose the appropriate study design
  • Learn key statistic methods
  • Practice statistical analysis using original study data
  • Illustrate and interpret key results
  • Write a scientific abstract
  • Presentation of study results at the congress


  • Martin Möckel, GE (Course Director)
  • Mehmet Karamercan, TR
  • Said Laribi, FR
  • Anna Slagman, GE
  • Luis Garcia-Castrillo, ES
  • Defne Zerrin Dündar, TR

For who

Advanced students, Young doctors, Academic nurses and Paramedics

Educational Material

Will be provided 4 weeks before the first meeting.


The costs for this course are
€ 230* for physicians
€ 130* 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.


Moderator Anna Slagman
09:00 – 09:15 Opening remarks and Faculty members introduction
09:15 – 09:30 Introduction to clinical research methodology. Luis Garcia-Castrillo
09:30 – 10:15 How to identify a research question? Mehmet Karamercan
10:15 – 10:45 Diagnostic evaluation. Luis Garcia Castrillo
10:45 – 11:00 Q & A
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 12:30 Typical study types and data
– Data collection in the ED. Anna Slagman
– Secondary data analysis. Anna Slagman
12.30 – 12.55 Interactive Discussion. Martin Möckel
12.55 – 13.00 Wrap up by the moderator and outlook to part II. Martin Möckel
(call for own projects of the participants)

Homework: Draft short research proposal/protocol and research questions; provide or request data (available from EUROCOV or ERGERS)

Moderator Martin Möckel
09:00 – 09:15 Opening remarks and Faculty members introduction
09:15-09:45 Ethical and regulatory rules, practical situations. Said Laribi
09:45-10:45 Which statistical tests to use? Zerrin Defne Dundar
– Differentiate qualitative from quantitative variables (examples from EGERS)
– Determine risk of errors
– Parametric or non-parametric?
10:45 – 11:00 Q & A
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 11:45 Introduction to own work and data Martin Möckel
11:45 – 12.45 Discussion between attendees and faculty members about projects of the participants
12.45 – 13.00 Summary and Outlook on the afterwork

Homework: Exercise in statistical analysis (own data or provided data from the EUSEM research network)

08:30-09:00 Opening remarks and Faculty members introduction Martin Möckel

09:00-10:45 Group work I: Create presentation of results

10:45-11:15 Coffee break

11:15-12:45 Presentation and discussion of results from group work I (Moderation Martin Möckel and Said Laribi)

12:45-13:45 Lunch

13.45-15.45 Group work II: Optimize presentation of results

15.45-16.15 Coffee break

16.15-17.45 Competitive pitch of presentations

17.45-18.00 Feedback of faculty

18.15-18.30 Final discussion, plan of abstract presentations, group photo, debriefing