After the congress an overall evaluation of EMS2017 was send to all participants. 259 or 20 percent has answered the evaluation form. We have tried to sum up the answers here.
For visual impressions from EMS2017, check out the pictures and films here: Impressions from EMS2017
EMS2017 seen in an overall perspective
EMS2017 was held in Copenhagen from Monday 22 May to Wednesday 24 May 2017 at Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center. The congress was held by EMS Copenhagen in cooperation with the Laerdal Foundation. In connection with EMS2017, the first international meeting among the members of the Global Resuscitation Alliance (GRA) was held. In addition, there were also a meeting in the EMS Leadership Network, a network that was created in connection with EMS2016.
The theme for EMS2016 and EMS2017, respectively, was it takes a system to save a life. In 2017, the theme was further expanded with the phrase ‘Let’s Collaborate‘. HRH Crown Princess Mary was protector of EMS2016 as well as EMS2017 and participated in the opening ceremony at both congresses.
1.317 delegates from 40 different countries registered for EMS2017. 258 of the 1.317 delegates also participated in EMS2016.
Like EMS2016, EMS2017 was deemed a succes, this can also be seen in the overall evaluation from the participants:
- 99.2 percent answered that the congress was well organized
- 93.4 percent answered that they would like to attend another edition of the congress
- 95.4 percent answered that they would recommend the congress to others
- 87.3 percent answered that they were satisfied with the overall composition of the program
The scientific programme
It was the goal, that the EMS2017 scientific programme would be world class, with leading profiles and highly relevant topics. More than 60 speakers from around the world spoke during EMS2016. Topics such as stroke, TEMS, the future of EMS, communication and emergency care was on the agenda.
The scientific program and interaction was rated on a scale from 1 (very poor) to 5 (excellent) in the evaluation send to the participants after the congress:
- The relevance of the scientific programme scored an average of 4.07
- The quality of the session scored an average of 4.03
- The scope of the programme scored an average of 4.08
- The ability to discover new trends and directions scored an average of 3.91
- Interaction during the sessions scored an average of 3.96
Venue, catering and the social programme
Like the scientific program, the venue, catering and the social programme was rated on a scale from 1 (very poor) to 5 (excellent) in the evaluation send to the participants after the congress. Except for the Emergency Management Scenario which scores a 3.78 all the social event scores from 4.26 (the opnening ceremony) to the Gala Dinner which scores as high as 4.8
Catering scores a 4.5, while venue and congress rooms scores a 4.52.
Focus for EMS2018
Overall the participants whom answered the evaluation form were very satisfied with EMS2017, and there is not one single thing that can be pointed out to have been a disappointment. There are off course things that can be even better for the next congress, especially we are looking more closely at the exhibition, the scientific program as well as smaller things like size of the session rooms etc.
If you have not already saved the date for EMS2018 then grab you calendar and mark the 16-18 April 2018, since this is when we are going to see you all again for EMS2018 in Copenhagen.