International Emergency Medicine Network

The International Emergency Medicine Network (IEM-Network) fosters the development of emergency medicine initiatives around the world, particularly in developing countries. It also seeks to raise the profile of international emergency medicine, both within ACEM and globally.

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ACEM Fellows and trainees have been assisting in the development of emergency medicine overseas for a long time, and supported through the College since 2004.

The International Emergency Medicine Network (IEM-Network) was established to help ACEM Fellows, trainees and anyone else interested in supporting the development of international emergency medicine to connect and keep up-to-date with the latest ACEM projects and information.  



Membership

Being part of the IEM-Network is about sharing your knowledge and experience with a community of people dedicated in supporting the development of emergency medicine internationally, particularly in developing countries. 

As a member you will receive updates on international emergency medicine projects and opportunities, the IEM-News - a bi-annual publication on international emergency medicine developments - and have access to members with extensive experience in international emergency medicine development.

Membership is open to all ACEM members, and anyone who is interested in the development of international emergency medicine. To become a member please contact the IEM-Network team.

Purpose

The aims of the IEM-Network, supported by ACEM’s International Emergency Medicine Committee, are to:
  • serve as a repository of international emergency medicine news and information
  • enable networking to support the development of international emergency medicine projects
  • develop linkages with emergency medicine providers globally, especially in developing countries
  • cultivate international emergency medicine opportunities.

Iraq

Articles relating to international emergency medicine in Iraq can be found in the following editions of the International Emergency Medicine Newsletter:

Myanmar

Recent changes in Myanmar have led to the building of interest in developing emergency medicine as a specialty. This now has the approval and support of Myanmar's Ministry of Health. Fellows of ACEM are seen as key partners in this enterprise.


For more information view the Project Overview
 


September 2015 Update - the next cohort of Emergency Medicine Physicians in Myanmar

Articles relating to international emergency medicine in Myanmar can be found in the following editions of the International Emergency Medicine Newsletter:

Nepal

Information relating to the emergency response 

Articles relating to international emergency medicine in Nepal can be found in the following editions of the International Emergency Medicine Newsletter:

Sri Lanka

Articles relating to international emergency medicine in Sri Lanka can be found in the following editions of the International Emergency Medicine Newsletter:

Fiji

Do you have a passion for teaching and want to make a difference in Fiji?

Dr Dennis Lee has recently taken up the position of Coordinator for Emergency Medicine Training in Fiji, and is seeking assistance from FACEMs interested in teaching first and second year trainees in the new EM postgraduate training program. For more information contact Dr Lee. 

Articles relating to international emergency medicine in Fiji can be found in the following editions of the International Emergency Medicine Newsletter:

Papua New Guinea

Articles relating to international emergency medicine in Papua New Guinea can be found in the following editions of the International Emergency Medicine Newsletter:

Solomon Islands

Articles relating to international emergency medicine in the Solomon Islands can be found in the following editions of the International Emergency Medicine Newsletter:

Vanuatu

Articles relating to international emergency medicine in Vanuatu can be found in the following editions of the International Emergency Medicine Newsletter:
2018

ICEM - 17th International Conference on Emergency Care

5-9 June 
Mexico City, Mexico
 

Emergency Consultant in Honiara, Solomon Islands

An exciting opportunity exists for a FACEM to support the development of Emergency Medicine in the Solomon Islands. Download the information sheet

If you're interested, please apply with an expression of interest as soon as possible. Email the IEM-Network team at ACEM.

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine in Fiji

A funded position is available to work alongside the Coordinator of Emergency Medicine Training in Fiji, Dr Dennis Lee, at the Fiji National University. More information here.

For expressions of interest, or further information, please email Dennis Lee

Visiting Clinical Lecturer - Emergency Medicine in PNG

Are you an advanced trainee interested in assisting in the development of emergency medicine in PNG and at the same time have the term accredited toward your training requirements as a special skills term? Then this position could be for you.

Australian Volunteers International can offset some of the costs associated with volunteering overseas. 

For expressions of interest please email the IEM-Network team before applying. Read about the Visiting Clinical Lecturer term in the AMA Journal.

How to apply
 

Would you like to use your skills and experience to volunteer in Nepal?

The Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program places skilled Australian volunteers in developing countries. The program is funded by the Australian Government and covers travel and in-country living expenses.

From time to time funding through AVID will become available for volunteering in Nepal. For more information please email the IEM-Network team
 

Trainees applying for overseas special skills placements


Go to the Accreditation Information for Trainees page and go to the Category T Terms tab for more information about the process for applying for an overseas special skills placement.

There may be other application requirements regarding the above country placements. Please email the IEM-Network team who can assist you with submitting an overseas special skills placement application.

International Emergency Medicine Newsletter  

The International Emergency Medicine Newsletter is a testament to the efforts of Fellows, trainees and others to improve the standard of emergency care overseas. The Newsletter is a bi-annual publication with the first edition being released mid-year and the second edition in December/January each year.

View current and past editions of the International Emergency Medicine Newsletter here.
 

International Scholarship

The ACEM Foundation has developed the International Scholarship for actual or potential leaders in emergency medicine in developing nations, to present at and attend the ACEM Annual Scientific Meeting each year. View the International Scholarship page for more information.


International Development Fund

Funding for international emergency medicine research or programs may be available through the International Development Fund. 

View the International Development Fund page for more information.
 

Australian Volunteers International 

In 2012 ACEM became a partner company with Australian Volunteers International (AVI) and AVI now support a number of volunteer funded positions overseas. 

If you would like further information contact the IEM-Network team.
 

Information on donating medical equipment overseas

For any enquiries regarding the IEM-Network please contact the IEM-Network team.