‘It takes a system to save a life’ is the theme of EMS2017 Congress on 22-24 May in Copenhagen, to highlight the important role played by systems to enable individuals to perform CPR, use defibrillators or even administer medications and ad­vanced medical interventions.

Co-operation between the dispatch centre, the ambulance services and the emergency departments is essential in saving lives by both highly trained EMS professionals and highly efficient EMS systems.

Through dialogue, innovation, involvement and a creative approach, EMS2017 aims to provide the latest knowledge, showcase the newest equipment and demonstrate best practices in the area of emergency care – from the citizen’s emergency call, to pre-hospital care and all the way to definitive care including the emergency departments.

Researchers, pre-hospital and emergency healthcare professionals such as medical directors, physicians, paramedics, dispatchers, nurses and management are the target audience for EMS2017 Congress.

The organisers are now inviting all EMS personnel to “think outside the box” and take an active part in the pro­gramme from submission of abstracts to getting involved in the workshops.

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