You can explore some of scientific sessions that will be covered at the congress. These sessions encompass a broad range of topics and are designed to provide valuable insights and knowledge in Emergency Medicine. Whether you are interested in specific research areas or emerging practices, there’s something for everyone to explore and learn from. Please note that this is not the complete programme; we are still working to include more captivating sessions.

Keynote Speakers

Dr Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe

Hans Kluge is a Belgian medical doctor and public health expert with more than 25 years of experience spanning three continents. As of February 1, 2020, he assumed the role of Regional Director for Europe at the World Health Organization, following his nomination in September 2019 by the WHO Regional Committee for Europe. Belgium recommended Dr. Kluge as a candidate for the position in 2019.
Dr. Kluge completed his medical, surgical, and obstetrics qualifications at KU Leuven in 1994. As WHO Regional Director for Europe, Dr Kluge introduced a new strategic vision for the WHO European Region, called “United action for better health”. He also initiated the Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development, an independent and interdisciplinary group of leaders convened to rethink policy priorities in the light of pandemics.
Dr Kluge will deliver the Herman Delooz Keynote Lecture on the Current Challenges in Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Michael Schull, CEO at ICES, MSc, MD, FRCPC

Michael Schull is chief executive officer at ICES, and professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Schull’s research focuses on health service utilization, quality of care and patient outcomes as they relate to emergency care, and the study of interventions designed to reduce emergency department waiting times. His studies use administrative datasets and linkages with clinical data, and examine the causes and consequences of emergency department overcrowding, variations in patient waiting times and pre-hospital care. He is currently working with other researchers and health system decision-makers to evaluate policy interventions designed to reduce emergency department waiting times, and innovative ways to better integrate healthcare between hospital and community providers. Dr. Schull practices as an emergency medicine specialist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.

Dr. Schull will deliver a lecture on “How emergency physicians can use large national, public and administrative databases to improve their clinical practice” at EUSEM 2024.