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Like-minded Emergency Medicine professionals

The CEEM Think Tank

The International Centre for Excellence in the Emergency Medicine, CEEM, is a Swiss – South African brainchild. As a NGO, it provides a platform for likeminded emergency medicine providers, trainers, associations and societies from all over the world to come together and improve EM.

CEEM itself also provides hands-on support and training for developing EDs/ ECs worldwide!


Dr. med. Andreas Krüger

  • FMH Orthopädie und Traumatologie
  • Spez. Knie und Schulterchirurgie / Sportraumatologie
  • Verbandsarzt: Internationale Polo Föderation


Dr. med. Andreas Stettbacher

  • Commissioner of the Federal Council of Ministers for the Coordinated Medical Services CMS
  • Surgeon General of the Swiss Armed Forces


Dr. med. Monika Brodmann Maeder, MD and MMEd

  • Specialist in Preclinical and Clinical Emergency Medicine , Master of Medical Education (Bern University)
  • Senior Attending in Education and Mountain Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, University Hospital Bern / Switzerland
  • Senior Researcher in Mountain Emergency Medicine, EURAC research Bolzano / Italy


Dr. med. Senad Tabakovic

  • Oberarzt Institut für Klinische Notfallmedizin
    Spital Limmattal, Schlieren


Dr. med. Gregor Lindner

  • Ärztlicher Leiter Notfallstation
  • Leiter Vorsorgezentrum Zürich
    Hirslanden Klinik Im Park
South Africa

Dr. Michèle Twomey

  • Triage Specialist
    Cape Town, South Africa & Berlin, Germany

Prof. Peter Cameron

  • Immediate Past President IFEM
  • Academic Director Emergency and Trauma Centre
    The Alfred Hospital, Monash University

Dr. Dan Brun Petersen

  • Head of Emergency Department
    Zealand University Hospital, Denmark

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernd Domres

  • German Institute for Disaster Medicine


Prof. Dr. med. André Gries

  • Ärztlicher Leiter: Zentrale Notaufnahme
    Universitätsklinikum Leipzig AöR

Prof. Antonios Michalopoulos

  • Professor of Surgery, Director of the 1st Surgical Propedeutic Clinic
    Aristotle’s University, A.H.E.P.A. Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece


Prof. Emmanouil Pikoulis MD, PhD, DMCC

  • Professor of Surgery, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine
  • Director of the MSc, “International Medicine/ Health-Crisis Management”

Dr. Una Kennedy

  • Consultant in Emergency Medicine, St. James’ Hospital, Dublin
  • Lead for Human Factors & Patient Safety Training, Irish Committee for EM Training

Steve Photiou, MD, MSc (DM)

  • Senior Attending Emergency Physician, Sant’Antonio Hospital, Padova, Italy
  • Scientific Associate, MSc Health Crisis & International Medicine
  • Medical School, University of Athens, Greece
  • Scientific Associate, OSDIFE
  • Member, ARES Italia – Protezione Civile Italiana

Prof. Anna Tomaszuk-Kazberuk

  • Department of Cardiology
    Medical University in Bialystok

Prof. Dr. med. Igor A. Zolotukhin

  • Professor: Department of Surgery
    Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow, Russia

John R. Richards, MD, FAAEM, FRSM

  • Professor: Department of Emergency Medicine
    U.C. Davis Medical Center
  • Chair, Medical Quality Management Group, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine


Robert W. Derlet, MD

  • Professor Emeritus at the University of California
    Davis School of Medicine, and former Chief of Emergency Medicine at the Davis Medical Center for nearly two decades.

Prof Ivan Gornik, MD, PhD

  • University of Zagreb Medical School, Department of Medicine
  • University Hospital Centre Zagreb Department of Emergency Medicine

Our network



International Centre for Excellence
in Emergency Medicine
INO C 218
Bern 3010 – Switzerland

T: +41 31 632 24 42



University of Bern Inselspital
Emergency Centre


African Federation for Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine
Cape Town (EMCT)