The 31st Congress of the Spanish Society of Emergency Medicine (SEMES), to be held in Girona on 5 to 7 June, is the largest meeting of emergency medical service professionals in Spain, as well as being the congress with the highest number of attendees ever held in Girona.
During the three-day event, the Girona Convention Centre will welcome over 3,000 attendees who will take part in 88 round tables and 78 workshops in over 14 courses given by 400 speakers from around Spain, together with world-renowned emergency physicians.
The event’s influence will reach further afield, such as Lloret de Mar, for example, where 400-600 attendees are expected to stay. It will also impact the city of Girona, Lloret de Mar and Sant Feliu de Guíxols, which will host an incident drill with multiple victims, courses for the public or a course on rescue techniques at sea.
The programme includes a drill outside the Congress Hall Auditorium. Approximately 70 extras, chosen from among the nursing and medical students studying at the University of Girona, will play the role of accident victims, together with over a hundred professionals from the Medical Emergency system (SEM), members of the Government of Catalonia’s Fire Brigade, the Catalan Police, the Red Cross and Girona Civil Defense.
The Congress is a magnificent opportunity for Girona to display its capability to host large congresses that bring large numbers of visitors. The organisers are assisted by Girona City Council via the Girona City Convention Bureau; the Costa Brava Girona Tourist Board -through the Costa Brava Girona Convention Bureau-, and the Lloret Convention Bureau.