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 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.
The 3rd meeting was planned to be held in Greece in 2020, but due to the pandemic waves of COVID-19, the event was postponed twice.
This year, the Hellenic Society for Emergency Medicine (HeSEM), together with the National Societies of Albania, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey (EMAT) and with the invaluable support of EuSEM, is organizing the 3rd SEEEDMC in parallel with our 5th national 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.