Advanced Paediatric Emergency Care (APEC)

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Saturday 23 September: 08:30-18:00 & Sunday 24 September: 09:00-13:00




Course Director

  • Said Hachimi Idrissi (Belgium)


  • Tom Beattie (UK)
  • Silvia Bressan (Italy)
  • Liviana Dadalt (Italy)
  • Santiago Mintegi (Spain)
  • Itai Shavit (Israel)
  • Yehezkel (Hezi) Waisman (Israel)
  • Rodrick Babakhanlou (UK)
  • Niccollo Parri (Italy)
  • Dave Walker (USA)


The course is designed for 40 participants.
PEM Physicians, Pediatricians, and Emergency Physicians who provide care for children in emergencies and who want to refine their knowledge and skills in PEM

Course description & learning objectives

To provide physicians participating at the APEC course with both knowledge and advanced skills in recognizing and managing a wide spectrum of pediatric emergencies including trauma, both in the hospital and pre-hospital settings.

Course format

The course is provided over 1.5-day course.  During the both days, lectures are presented on the management of a wide spectrum of pediatric emergencies (including trauma) with emphasis on evidence-based literature. During the hands-on sessions, the candidates will actively participate in small group on advanced skill stations, case scenarios and simulations designed to provide knowledge and skills relevant to pediatric emergency medicine, as well as elicit discussion on the clinical management of common pediatric emergencies including trauma. At the end of the course participants are presented with certificates of course completion by EuSEM.




Saturday 23 September

08.30 Introduction
08.45 – 10.15 Challenges in resuscitation practice
10.15 – 10.45 Coffee Break
10.45– 12.15 Respiratory emergencies
12.15 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 14.30 Cardiac emergencies
14.30 – 16.00 Abdominal pain/surgical emergencies
16.00 – 16.15 Coffee Break
16.15 – 17.45 Analgesia/sedation
17.45 – 18.00 Debriefing with the faculty


Sunday 24 September

09.00-10.30 Toxicology/metabolic syndromes
10.30-11.00 Break
11.00-12.30 Trauma management
12.30-13.00 Debriefing with the faculty
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