Another successful edition of the Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine Conference (ESEM20) was held virtually from 10-12 December 2020, delivered in a totally revolutionary way. 90+ international and regional experts assembled to discuss various updates in Emergency Medicine and were received by more than 1500 delegates from over 40 countries around the world, maintaining the conference’s reputation as one of the largest Emergency Medicine gatherings in the Middle East.
Some of the highlights of this year’s conference include the approval of the Good Samaritan law in the UAE, Dr Nadeem’s touching Covid-19 recovery journey, the participation of Dr Judith Tintinalli, the introduction of new residency programs in the UAE and the launch of ECREM (Emirates collaboration of residents in emergency medicine).
The program included the plenary, fulcrum, oral and e-poster presentations, journal clubs, networking sessions, corporate symposiums and exhibitions. Delegates and speakers were assigned an online profile upon registration and were available for contact, with meetings held via voice or video call through the event’s platform, harnessing the very latest in networking tools. Participants also had access to recordings of every session until 30 days after the conference. Pre-conference workshops covered topics in Biostatistics, Critical Care, Hospital Disaster Preparedness and Mental Health which generated excellent feedback from the participants. This year, the congress received over 200 research abstracts, perpetuating ESEM’s vision to be a unique global platform for learning and innovation.
ESEM would like to thank all speakers, sponsors and supporters for their continued support in advancing Emergency Medicine in the region. We wish all our readers a happy and prosperous New Year and hope to see you soon at ICEM21!