International Opportunities

International Study Days 

'EM in SAARC - A study day dedicated to Emergency Medicine in member countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation'
on 13 December 2017 the College will be holding a study day to share key experiences both positive and negative from UK based doctors involved in Emergency Medicine in member countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (with a main focus on Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka). 
The day will be a great opportunity for those with an interest in these countries to find out more about what’s happening currently and also to network with other involved in similar work
Please click here to register for your place. 

College members working overseas 

Members of the College of Emergency Medicine can be found all over the world. They provide service, teach, conduct research, and many do this as a volunteer in their own time. They set up exchanges with hospitals and medical schools overseas. Some contribute to the development of Emergency Medicine in countries where EM is not yet a recognised specialty or is a new specialty. Apart from the United Kingdom, RCEM members are active in the following countries:

  • Afghanistan
  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Bermuda
  • Canada
  • China
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Egypt
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Iraq
  • Italy
  • Kenya
  • Laos
  • Malawi
  • Montserrat
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sierra Leone 
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Thailand
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States
  • West Indies
  • Zambia

Examples of trainee’s experiences can be found here. If you would like the College to put you in touch with colleagues who work or have worked in any of the above countries, please email

Do you work in a country that is not listed on this page? Let us know! Please email

International Conferences



ICEM 2018 - International Congress of Emergency Medicine, 5 - 9 June, Mexico City


ACEP 2017 - American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Asembly - Washington DC, USA


December 2016

Developing EM 2016, Sri Lanka, Annual Conference, 5 - 8 December, Colombo, Sri Lanka

‘An Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Conference with a Conscience’ 

November 2016

AfCEM 2016 - The 3rd African Conference on Emergency Medicine, 9 - 11 November, Cairo, Egypt
33rd ACEM Annual Scientific Meeting, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, 20 - 24th November, Queenstown, New Zealand 

Helpful resources 

RCOG Global Health Toolkits  The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) have a range of Global Health Toolkits. The toolkits have been written by experts in the Obstetricians and Gynaecologist fields but they are currently at trial stage. RCOG are looking for piloting opportunities so if any members are interested please contact RCOG on