The summit brought College Board members, councillors, and committee chairs together in-person, as well as hundreds of members and trainees who joined proceedings online.

There is no doubt the practice of emergency medicine and the skills required have changed and evolved since the College was founded 40 years ago. Emergency physicians can now choose from a broad range of career options and emergency care is delivered in a variety of settings. Emergency departments increasingly serve as the safety net for healthcare and social systems under pressure.

This summit was the start of internal conversations about what is, and should be, core to emergency medicine practice.

Watch the video explaining the context and intent behind the day in the video below

ACEM recognises the immense contributions of members and trainees to the specialty, acknowledges your experiences, and value your insights. We are grateful to all who were able to participate in this critical conversation.

Discussions from the summit, including questions and comments submitted online, will be used to inform future reviews of training curriculum and CPD content, as well as assist the College Board and Councils with strategic priority-setting and planning.

Additional resources

Additional resources and information on outcomes and next steps will be added as this important work progresses.