The theme of EMS2017 is that It takes a system to save a life. Though it may be individuals who perform CPR, attach and use the defibrillator or even administer medications and advanced medical interventions, it is a system that makes it all possible. Cooperation between the dispatch center, the ambulance services and the emergency departments is essential in saving life. Lives are saved not just by highly trained EMS professionals, but by highly efficient EMS systems.
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.
We invite you to think outside the box and take an active part in planning the programme. It is through this dialogue that we can strengthen the EMS systems across Europe. Please send us your ideas at or take part in the debate at social media using the #EMS2017.