Yale Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty Attend African Conference on Emergency Medicine

2016 AfCEM meeting

This week, as the university celebrates Africa week, a cohort of faculty, fellows, and residents from the Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) travelled halfway across the globe to Cairo, Egypt, for the African Conference on Emergency Medicine (AfCEM).

The AfCEM meeting is the preeminent conference on emergency medicine and critical care on the African continent. It is the flagship scientific meeting of the African Federation of Emergency Medicine (AFEM). In recent years, the AFEM has taken multiple steps to address the need for a cadre of clinicians, specializing in initial management and stabilization of patients with “life- or limb-threatening illnesses.” Their efforts have led to the establishment of emergency medicine specialty training programs across Africa, as well as the founding of more than 10 emergency training programs during the past five years.