Emergency medicine in Pakistan has entered a vital growth phase with increasing number of training programs and with the same token increased number of trained physicians coming into the field of emergency medicine. Coordinated efforts have brought us here and a continued push will take us to the next level.
At this juncture with the help of all involved, we would like to lay out strategy on how to progress and reach our goal of having a trained emergency physician in all emergency departments of Pakistan. It builds upon the Leadership Summit of 2019 in Islamabad and indeed the first joint International Conference in 2017 that led to the formation of PSEM.
This conference will enhance the understanding for local physicians, create the road for our international faculty for help and guide the policymakers and decision-makers to drive forward for the future.
Emergency care is the right of each citizen and better and standardized emergency care is the responsibility of us all.
Please join us in this very important event and be part of the next stage of history in the making.
Pakistan is a remarkable country of 240 million with talent in abundance and supported by a wider ‘world diaspora’ keen to help the land that they originated from. Never has there been a greater need than in the field of emergency care to help the population live healthier lives and be cared for well in their time of greatest need when faced with a health care emergency. Indeed, access to emergency care is as the PSEM President states the right of every citizen and yet for too many it remains fragmented and inaccessible, leading to avoidable harm and premature death.