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EMSAS Chair Elections: Make Your Vote Count

27 October 2023

Voting for the new Chair of the Emergency Medicine Specialty and Specialist doctors (EMSAS) forum opens on 30 October 2023.

The new EMSAS Chair will advocate for Emergency Medicine Specialty and Specialist doctors on important issues inside the College and beyond. They will also attend RCEM Board and Committee meetings and promote the role of EMSAS in the wider College’s response to education, research, policy and membership matters.

All EMSAS members will be able to vote to choose their next chair in the ballot which runs from 12pm on 30 October 2023 until 12pm on 13 November 2023. The next Chair will then be announced at the EMSAS Conference. If you have not received an email about voting then get in touch with to ensure your details are correct.

Civica Election Services will be managing the voting process for the College, with voting emails sent from Your email will contain a link and a unique reference, which will enable you to process your vote.

There are two candidates standing for election:

  • Dr Jocelyn Brittliff
  • Dr Immad Shahnawaz Qureshi

Both candidates’ submissions for why they are running for Chair are live on the RCEM website.

If you want to join the conversation on our social media please follow @RCollEM and @EMSAS_RCEM on X (formerly Twitter) and us the hashtag #EMSASChair23.

Find out more about EMSAS, their role within the College and how they support the RCEM members they represent. For any issues or questions about logging on to the Membership Portal, please email:

The new Chair will take over from Dr Steve Black. His tenure ends on 17 November, with the next Chair serving a total term of three years.

Dr Salwa Malik, Vice President of RCEM Membership, said: “I would like to thank Dr Steve Black for his hard work and dedication over the past three years. He’s been a great advocate for EMSAS and its members, which has transformed and developed from FASSGEM. This is a fantastic opportunity for members to engage with the College and elect a new Chair.

“The new Chair of EMSAS will be your representative and your voice, they will attend council and be your advocate. We have two fantastic candidates in Drs Jocelyn Brittliff and Immad Shahnawaz Qureshi, each with their own great ideas for EMSAS over the next three years. We encourage all those who are eligible to vote. Make sure you are available to vote and that you have your say.”

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