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Sunday, September 14, 2003

Opening Ceremony
Main Auditorium 4:00 - 7:00 pm


Introductory Statements - Francesco Della Corte (EuSEM) and Antoine Kazzi (AAEM)

Opening Statements:

  • Presidents of the Organizing Societies:
    Herman Delooz (EuSEM), Luis Jimenez Murillo (SEMES) & Joseph Wood (AAEM)
  • National Authorities: (As Selected and Invited by SEMES)
  • Hosting Institutions and Authorities:
    Thomas Cesario (University of California, Irvine)
    Ilario Viano (University of E. Piemonte)
    Local or Regional Authorities and Institutions (to be announced)
5:15 - 6:45 pm

Key Note Statements:

  • The Specialty of Emergency Medicine: How Does It Make a Difference?
    Prof. John Marx - Chair, Carolinas Medical Center
  • Emergency Medicine in Europe: History and Evolution
    Dra. Mila Garcia-Barbero - World Health Organization, Barcelona, Spain
  • Access to Emergency Care, the Role of Government, and Collaboration between Physicians from Warring Nations
    Prof. Ismail Sallam - Former Minister of Health, Egypt and Executive Chair of the Arab League Health Ministers Committee

Closing Statements - Roberta Petrino (EuSEM) and Jose Luis Casado (SEMES)

7:00 - 9:30 pm Opening Reception
Welcoming Cocktails with a Spanish Mediterranean Flavor