ISAEM was founded in Odense, Denmark, October 15th 2013.
Medical Student from Aarhus University Denmark Larshan Perinpam, was elected as the first President of ISAEM and Medical Student from University of Southern Denmark Anh-Nhi Thi Huynh was elected as the first vice-president for external affairs.
Larshan Perinpam is 25 years, he has just finished five years of Medical school at the University of Aarhus. Larshan Perinpam is currently a research trainee at The Research Center for Emergency Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, DK and Mayo Clinic, MN US. Furthermore Larshan was the vice-president of SOFAS Denmark in the period 2012-2013.
Anh-Nhi Thi Huynh is 24 years old. She is a final year medical student at the University of Southern Denmark. Anh-Nhi has been president for SOFAS since April 2012 and has been heavily involved in SOFAS almost from the beginning of its origin. Anh-Nhi also voluntary chose to experience different Emergency Departments through her 4th and 5th year at Medical school. Anh-Nhi visited Beth Israel Deaconees Medical Center in Boston and Prince of wales hospital in Hong Kong in 2012 and 2013 respectively.
ISAEM was founded with the interest in Emergency Medicine by Larshan and Anh-Nhi. They wanted to create an international voice and network for Medical students organizations in Emergency Medicine. By attendance to several conferences and arrangements in Emergency Medicine it was clear that the same cooperation between doctors associations in Emergency Medicine could be founded between student associations within Emergency Medicine. October 15th 2013 ISAEM was founded after several months of planning and preparing the association.