Strengthening Global Emergency Care: Emergency Care Health Systems Development

Chicago, IL US
March 7, 2019

The session will focus on developing and furthering strategic partnerships to advance emergency care systems worldwide. Specifically, it will:

  • Give updates from WHO's Emergency and Trauma Care program on progress towards goals outlined in WHA 60.22.
  • Outline WHO's Emergency Care System Framework, especially as it relates to implementation of the Emergency Care System Assessment tool, Triage Tool, Trauma Care Checklist, Medical Care Checklist, Basic Emergency Care Course and Minimum Data Set for Emergency Care.
  • Discuss the framework for developing partnerships between academic centers, government and international agencies that will advance emergency care system development. This will include focus on emergency care, education, research and administrative efforts.
  • Give best practices for partnership development (WHO, ICRC, IFEM, Academic Medical Center Consortium). 
The format of the proposed pre-conference session will be combination of short didactic presentations, panel discussions and small group working sessions. The goal will be to provide participants with concrete tools to continue the global health emergency systems development process at their respective institutions and in partner countries. 

Target Audience

Emergency Medicines Physicians

EMS providers

Global clinicians who care for the ill and injured patient

Allied Health Care Professionals

Learning Objectives

A decade ago, the 60th World Health Assembly called upon member states to develop emergency care systems.  Since that time, many groups have heeded the call and sought to improve emergency care worldwide.  During this satellite session, we will bring together international leaders from academia, government, the non-governmental sector and public health development agencies to discuss advances in emergency care systems and outline a collaborative path forward to drive effective implementation strategies through research, education, and advocacy.

  1. Learn how to translate and implement policies and programs for your country’s integrated emergency care delivery system
  2. Define the principles, priorities, and next steps to implement and advance emergency care regionally, nationally, and locally
  3. Describe best practices that outline partnerships between Academic Medical Centers, Non-Governmental Agencies, Governments and large pubic health institutions (WHO, ICRC, etc)
  4. Contribute to the inaugural white paper about the conference’s reports and findings
Additional information


Tifany Frazer
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-4763
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 6.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/07/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
03/07/2019 - 5:00pm
The primary outcome of the preconference session will be to continue to catalyze partnerships in the further developed of effective implementation strategies of the global mandate to improve emergency care systems worldwide.  The goal would be to author a white paper outlining the specific findings of the satellite session.
Introduction: From policy to action: collaborations for policy translation and implementation of integrated emergency care delivery
Keynote: World Health Organization’s Resources for Emergency Care Development.
Panel: WHO Partnerships – Translation and Implementation. Professional Organizations, Academia and beyond …
Plenary/Panel: Role of academic medical centers in the development and implementation of emergency care and emergency care systems.
Plenary: Engaging Governments to Strengthen Global Emergency Care.
Plenary/Panel: Innovation for Implementation – Non Traditional Partnerships Advancing Emergency Care.
Small Group Breakouts: Develop a set of principles, priorities, and next steps to implement and advance emergency care across the globe.
Development Agency/Academic Partnerships
Professional Organization/Academic Partnerships
Public/Private/NGO/Academic Partnerships
Hilton Hotel, Chicago
720 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
United States

Activity Director: Stephen Hargarten, MD

Planning: Janis P Tupesis, MD


Heike Geduld, MD, University of Cape Town, Immediate Past President – African Federation of Emergency Medicine

Keith Martin, MD, Executive Director Consortium of Universities for Global Health

Rachel T. Moresky, MD, MPH, Director, sidHARTe - Strengthening Emergency Systems Program, Departments of Population and Family Health & Emergency Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

Teri Reynolds, MD, MS, PhD, FIFEM, FACEP, Emergency, Trauma and Acute Care Lead Department for Management of NCDs, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention, World Health Organization

Hendry Sawe, MD, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences

Andi Tenner, MD, MPH, University of California, San Francisco Department of Emergency Medicine Head, UCSF-WHO Collaborating Centre for Emergency and Trauma Care

Michael Van Rooyen, MD, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine Department at Brigham and Women’s Health Care Director, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Lee Wallis, MD, Head of Emergency Medicine for the Western Cape Government; Professor and Head of the Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Cape Town, Past President – African Federation of Emergency Medicine, Past President – International Federation of Emergency Medicine

Ellen Weber, MD, Professor Emeritus of Emergency Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 6.5 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Available Credit

  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 6.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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This process includes the registration cost for the Strengthening Emergency Care: Emergency Care Health Systems Development satellite session of the 2019 Consoritum of Universities for Global Health annual meeting. In addition to the registration, you may chose to add continuing medical education (CME) credit to your registration processing.

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High Income$100.00
Low-Middle Income$  25.00
Residents & Students$  15.00
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