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Pediatric Emergency Medicine Switzerland, short PEMS, is a society engaged in and promoting pediatric emergency medicine (PEM). It was founded on Nov 5th, 2010 in Fribourg, Switzerland. The society evolved from a working group convened by the SGP to evaluate a proposal for a nationally recognised certificate in PEM in Switzerland. The working group comprised representatives from all three linguistic regions of Switzerland, thus its members made use of this network to call into life a society to represent the interests of PEM and its practitioners.
Die Pediatric Emergency Medicine Switzerland, kurz PEMS, ist eine Gesellschaft, die sich für die pädiatrische Notfallmedizin einsetzt. Gegründet wurde sie am 5.11.2010 in Fribourg. Hervorgegangen ist diese Gesellschaft aus der von der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Pädiatrie einberufenen Arbeitsgruppe zur Evaluation eines Ausweises in pädiatrischer Notfallmedizin in der Schweiz. Da in dieser Arbeitsgruppe alle drei Landesteile dabei waren, haben die Mitglieder beschlossen diese Vernetzung auszunutzen und eine Gesellschaft zu gründen, damit die Interessen der pädiatrischen Notfallmedizin Gehör finden.
Pediatric Emergency Medecine Switzerland, PEMS, est la société suisse de médecine d′urgence pédiatrique. Elle a été fondée le 5 novembre 2010 à Fribourg. Le PEMS a été créée à la suite du groupe de travail convoqué par la SSP afin d’évaluer une possible formation en médecine d’urgence pédiatrique. Puisque les trois régions linguistiques de Suisse se retrouvaient dans ce groupe de travail, les membres ont décidé de profiter de ce réseau pour fonder une société, afin de promouvoir la médecine d’urgence pédiatrique au niveau national.
La Pediatric Emergency Medicine Switzerland (PEMS) è un’associazione che si impegna a sostegno della pediatria d’urgenza in Svizzera. L’associazione è stata fondata a Friburgo il 5 novembre 2010 sulla base del gruppo di lavoro della società svizzera di pediatria (SGP) preposto alla creazione di un certificato svizzero di pediatria d’urgenza. I membri del gruppo di lavoro delle tre regioni linguistiche hanno creato l’associazione PEMS allo scopo di sostenere gli interessi della pediatria d’urgenza.

Download the PEMS statutes

Goals of the PEMS

  • To create the necessary conditions for nationwide, high quality management of acutely ill and injured children and adolescents and their families in hospital emergency departments.
  • To serve as a link between and to complement the work of SGP and SGKC as well as other organizations with a focus on emergency medicine.
  • To represent the interests and concerns of PEM practitioners in professional societies and working groups.
  • To support and promote educational and training programmes in PEM at all levels of training.
  • To develop treatment guidelines, recommendations and to initiate and support research in PEM.
  • To promote recognition of PEM as a specialty in Swiss hospitals.

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Upcoming Events

18may - 19All DayPREM 2017The Second European Pediatric Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine ConferenceSint-Pietersnieuwstraat 23, 9000 Gent, Belgium

1jun - 2All DayAnnual Congress of the Swiss Society of Paediatrics (SGP/SSP)in collaboration with the Swiss Society for Allergology and Immunology ASAISplügenstrasse 12, 9008 St. Gallen

9sepAll DayKNiRPSKinder Notfälle interdisziplinär für Rettung, Praxis, SpitalWinterthurerstrasse 170, 8057 Zürich

Our partner-organization PEN-S (Pediatric Emergency Nurses Switzerland) will give you more information about emergency medicine, especially nursing.