With the second European Emergency Medical Service Congress (EMS2017) cooperation between the Emergency Medical Services systems across Europe strengthens. Building on the rapid changes in healthcare delivery and the conviction that it takes a system to save a life, the new congress will provide the latest knowledge, showcase the newest equipment and demonstrate best practices in the area of emergency care.
The theme of EMS2017 is: “It takes a system to save a life”. But what does it actually mean? Can a system really save lives? Everyday around the world EMS personel work tirelessly to snatch life from the jaws of death, and without much doubt all these individuals feel pride in being life savers. The interesting thing is that every single one of these individuals is in fact a part of a chain – a chain of survival – a chain that we are very dependent on, when it comes to saving lives.
The chain of survival describes the time-critical, coordinated steps in community response that needs to occur to achieve the best chances of survival and outcome. If just one link is missing or weak, the outcome might change dramatically.
Emergency medical services (EMS) are undergoing development to reflect rapid changes in healthcare delivery. EMS have transformed from patient transport to advanced medical care provided at scene and during transport to definitive care.
“It is crucial that we establish collaboration between the EMS systems in Europe. Until now, there has been no single EMS forum to address our common challenges. That is why we have organized this new EMS congress in Europe and establish the European EMS Leadership Network,” says congress chair Freddy Lippert, CEO EMS Copenhagen.
Through dialogue, innovation, involvement and a creative approach, EMS2017 will provide the latest knowledge, showcase the newest equipment and demonstrate best practices in the area of emergency care – from the citizen’s emergency call, to pre-hospital care and all the way to definitive care including the emergency departments.
EMS2017 will bring together researchers, health care professionals and managers in the area of emergency medical services and pre-hospital care in Copenhagen. The second European Emergency Medical Service Congress (EMS2017) will be held in Copenhagen 22-24 May. EMS2017 is organized by EMS Copenhagen, The Capital Region of Denmark in cooperation with Laerdal Foundation.
For further information visit www.ems2017.org or contact congress chair Freddy Lippert, phone +45 38 66 80 80, email: