About MAEM

The Mediterranean Academy of Emergency Medicine was established in 2014 for the purpose of promoting, securing and protecting excellence and integrity of emergency medicine in the Mediterranean region. Its mission encompasses the practice and management of Emergency Medicine as well its education, training and research.

MAEM defines the Mediterranean region as any country or region contiguous with the Mediterranean basin. This includes all Europe, Turkey, Israel, and the Black, Adriatic and Aegean Seas, and the Arab North African and Middle Eastern Countries.

Currently, MAEM is currently incorporated through AAEM as an international regional chapter of AAEM. This multinational chapter has already begun its activities and establishing itself in the Mediterranean basin. This includes educational planning and executing activities such as congresses, national conferences and seminars, multinational leadership meetings. Over the next 3-5 years, MAEM will be incorporating itself and selecting its base and operations in countries around the “Big Blue.”

About GREAT Italy Network

The GREAT Association is an International Network of multidisciplinary experts operating in the management of acute clinical conditions in the field of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care.

The aim of the Network is to build a new way in doing research through the concept of translational medicine. This is the emerging view of medical practice and interventional epidemiology. It integrates research inputs from basic sciences and political sciences to optimize both patient care and preventive measures which may extend beyond the provision of healthcare services.

Moreover, one of the main objectives of GREAT Association is to standardize the clinical and organizational system approach in acute conditions disease management all over the world, with the concept of globalization medicine

The GREAT ITALY network is a branch of the GREAT International Network and operate with the same spirit of it and particularly devoted to link the Italian Academic Centers where are operating the postgraduate schools of Emergency Medicine with the objectives of:

  • Teaching to young doctors to develop competencies to recognise and manage acute ill patients
  • Encouraging young doctors on doing research on acute conditions through the concept of Translational Medicine
  • Standardizing the clinical and organizational system approach in acute conditions disease management all over the world, with the concept of globalization medicine
  • Cooperating with the National Health Commissions - to adopt standards for the management of acute conditions
  • Carrying out clinical trials relating to acute diseases

About AAEM

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) is a non-profit democratic organization of 8,000 members. The Academy supports the establishment and recognition of emergency medicine internationally as an independent specialty and is committed to its role in the advancement of emergency medicine worldwide.

AAEM has been co-sponsoring international meetings for many years promoting the specialty of emergency medicine and offering a wonderful opportunity for academic and scientific exchange.

AAEM is also partnering internationally to offer academic and scientific exchange across the world. AAEM entered in to a 10-year agreement with the Sociedad Argentina de Emergencias (SAE) in offering a jointly sponsored biennial meeting of the Inter-American Emergency Medicine Congress (IAEMC). In 2012, AAEM and the Korean Society of Emergency Medicine (KSEM) held the first Pan-Pacific Emergency Medicine Congress (PEMC) in Seoul, South Korea.

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Last updated: March 30, 2015