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Emergency Medicine Specialty and Specialist Doctors (EMSAS) Update

Emergency Medicine Specialty and Specialist Doctors (EMSAS) Update

News and views from the EMSAS Chair

EMSAS Chair’s Blog – July 2024


It’s exciting to share with all of you what has been happening with EMSAS in this new blog. I had the honour of becoming your representative on RCEM’s Council after taking over leadership of EMSAS at the end of last year from the previous Chair, Dr Steve Black. I took part in an interview after becoming chair (pictured), which you will find on the EMSAS homepage as well as more information about our forum.

In April this year, I was also appointed by the Council to the Trustee Board. These positions in RCEM give me a brilliant opportunity to develop membership for all of you and I look forward to meeting with even more of this community at the EMSAS Conference and interacting online through our WhatsApp space. If you want to know more about joining then please feel free to email me at


EMSAS Conference

Our main way to get together as a collective to engage with each other and to have the opportunity to receive specific learning is via the annual EMSAS Conference. This year’s event is being held in Scarborough on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 November and is a hybrid event so delegates can join virtually or attend onsite at the Crown Spa Hotel venue. We would love to see you there in-person so you can take advantage of the networking opportunities (and social event), but if you can’t make it to Scarborough then we’ve got you covered with the option to attend virtually too.

As a RCEM member you will save £200 when registering for the conference at member rates. The two-day conference will include keynote sessions, CPD focussed talks to refresh your knowledge as well as updates from the RCEM President and the EMSAS Executive committee.


Become a Member by Election

Members of the College who meet the criteria can apply for the various regional and College representative roles. This not only gives you the opportunity to be supporting the leadership of Committee groups devoted to different aspects of working in Emergency Medicine but also gives us as SAS doctors a larger platform to create positive change in our specialty.

Apply now or for further information or any help with applying please email


What we are currently working on:


An exciting rest of the year is in store for EMSAS members and I will keep providing you with updates on the progress of all the above as we roll out the changes. Until my next feature in the Your College News newsletter, keep in touch by following our socials, send a request to join our WhatsApp community and register for the EMSAS Conference.

Best wishes,

Dr Immad Qureshi, EMSAS Chair

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