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Dedicated to supporting the International Federation for Emergency Medicine in advancing education, collaboration, cooperation, and project development for emergency medicine, and emergency medicine systems development around the globe.

The International Federation for Emergency Medicine was founded in 1991 growing from the association of emergency physicians in Britain, Australia, Canada and the United States who had come together to develop a biennial conference on emergency medicine.

The Charter of the IFEM was signed by the Presidents of the four founding members; the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, the British Association of Emergency Medicine and the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians.

As emergency medicine continued to develop across the globe, membership of the IFEM was opened to other organizations that represent emergency medicine in their country and this membership now comprises over 65 organizations worldwide.

The work of the IFEM continues to grow as does the number of member countries, enabling a truly international perspective on the specialty of emergency medicine.

Year IFEM Was Founded

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Emergency care varies greatly between countries and regions around the globe.  The IFEM Foundation financially supports international exchange, understanding and cooperation amongst physicians practicing emergency medicine, and believe that all countries should provide unrestricted access to emergency healthcare.