It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that the Hellenic Society for Emergency Medicine invites you to the 3rd South East European Emergency and Disaster Medicine Congress (SEEEDMC) in beautiful Thessaloniki, one of the most historical and important cities of the region.
The event was initially scheduled for May 2020, but the pandemic of COVID-19 which changed our lives in the most unexpected way, forced us to postpone it. This year, with the optimism that the vaccination of the population has brought, SEEEDMC is coming back. It is scheduled for 8-11 July 2021 as a live event, possibly one of the first live scientific events since the start of the pandemic.
The institution of SEEEDMC started from an idea that was first discussed in Athens in 2017 during the 11th European Congress on Emergency Medicine, among colleagues from countries of South-east Europe. The result of the discussion was the courageous decision of the Serbian Society to organize the 1st SEEEDMC in beautiful Belgrade in 2018, which was a great success. In 2019, the 2nd SEEEDMC was held at the metropolis of Istanbul, jointly and successfully organized by the two Turkish Societies (EMAT and EPAT).
During these two Congresses, which both became a reality under the wings of the European Society for Emergency Medicine (EuSEM), colleagues from all our neighboring countries were brought together, shared their experiences, challenges and visions and realized how close we really are. New collaborations on training, organizational issues and research were born and we all danced together with traditional tunes of the region on a boat in the Bosporus.
This year, the Hellenic Society for Emergency Medicine (HeSEM), is celebrating the initiation of the supra-specialty training programs of Emergency Medicine in Greece. Together with the National Societies of Albania, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey (EMAT and EPAT) and with the invaluable support of EuSEM, is organizing the 3rd SEEEDMC in parallel with our 5thnational Congress in Thessaloniki, a true crossroad of the region, hoping to continue the successful route of the institution, deepen our relations further and move on to the future together.
The chair of the Organizing Committee
The chair of the Scientific Committee
The President of HeSEM