Speaker FAQs


The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) has conducted an international emergency medicine meeting in the Mediterranean region every odd year since 2001. In this 8th iteration, they have partnered with the Italy-based GREAT – The Global Research on Acute Conditions Team and the Mediterranean Academy of Emergency Medicine (MEMC) to organize MEMC-GREAT 2015.

The objective of MEMC-GREAT 2015 Joint Congresses is to develop emergency medicine physicians across the Mediterranean basin by supporting EM pioneers and leaders, endorsing proper standards, providing training and education in emergency medicine, as well as promoting proper access and services for emergency patients around the “Big Blue.”


Saturday through Wednesday, September 5-9, 2015

(Pre-Conferences Saturday and Sunday, September 5 and 6, 2015. The opening Ceremony is Sunday, September 6.The Congress concludes on Wednesday, September 9th at 6:30pm.

Where is the Congress?

MEMC-GREAT 2015 is headquartered and sessions will occur at the Ergife Palace Hotel in Rome, Italy, just a few kilometers from Vatican City.

Who are the keynote presenters?

Learn more about MEMC-GREAT 2015 Joint Congresses Keynote Speakers at http://www.emcongress.org/2015/program/keynote-speakers.

When will faculty be selected?

The Scientific Committee is reviewing proposals from dozens of physicians from all over the world. We will send formal invitations in May, 2015.

Who is speaking?

Learn more about the speakers who have confirmed their invitations at http://www.emcongress.org/2015/program/speakers.

Is this really an international meeting?

In addition to speakers from the United States and Italy, we will have participants from Turkey, Lebanon, and other Middle Eastern countries, as well as Canada, Australia, South America, and Asia.

What sponsorship opportunities are available?

Financial support for the Congress comes primarily from registration fees and from a variety of other sources. Attendees from the United States and from countries with a reciprocity agreement with the US receive AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit. For this reason, ACCME guidelines for commercial support are strictly followed, and at all times the educational program remains totally independent of external influences.

MEMC-GREAT 2015 offers companies a unique opportunity to promote your products to the emergency medicine practitioners. It will also be an excellent platform for anyone interested in supporting the development of international emergency medicine. View the sponsorship opportunities prospectus at http://www.emcongress.org/2015/sponsorship-prospectus.

Will faculty have to register for the Congress?

Yes, as a speaker you will be required to pay the registration fee for the MEMC-GREAT 2015 Joint Congresses. There will be no waiver of registration fees. Even if you are just presenting a poster, an oral abstract, or a pecha kucha session, you must register. Register for the Congress now at http://www.emcongress.org/2015/registration.

Are faculty hotel guest rooms provided?

Speakers/faculty are encouraged to stay at the Ergife Palace Hotel. When you contact the Ergife Palace, be sure to specify that you are reserving a guest room for the MEMC-GREAT 2015 Joint Congresses, as they have a block of rooms reserved for this purpose.

Complete the PDF reservation form and return it directly to Ergife Palace Hotel via email or fax.
Please contact the hotel directly with any questions.

More Information

For more information regarding the MEMC-GREAT 2015 Joint Congresses, please contact the Course Directors:
Gary Gaddis, MD PhD FAAEM, at ggaddis@saint-lukes.org or Joe Lex, MD MAAEM FAAEM, at joelex@aaem.org.

For more information about the MEMC-GREAT 2015 Joint Congresses, please contact Kathy Uy, MEMC-GREAT Meetings Manager at 800-884-2236 or  +01.414.276.7390 or at kuy@aaem.org

Last updated: May 7, 2015