Emergency Medicine

For 6 years, the Good Samaritans provided critical
knowledge and skills for Vietnam to establish its first
Emergency Medicine program.


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What's New:

October 2014

2015 Emergency Medicine Symposium.

The next EM Symposium will be held from March 9-13, 2015 in Ha Long Bay. The focus will be on Stroke Care.. There will be 3 conferences: Leadership, Physician Symposium, Nursing. For more information please contact us here.

Current News:

October 2014

"For The Love of a Child" 2014

The Annual Benefit Dinner for the Children of Vietnam will be held on October 25, 2015 at Riverside Community Hospital in Riverside, CA. Purchase your tickets HERE

Robert Suter, D.O., MHA, FACEP, FIFEM

Keynote Speaker - 2010 Emergency Medicine Symposium

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Past President, American College of Emergeny Physicians 
Past President, International Federation for Emergency Medicine
Professor of Medicine and Director of Practice Management
Texas Southwestern School of Medicine
Dallas, Texas


Dr. Robert E. Suter, Past president of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the International Federation for Emergency Medicine graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, and received his DO and MHA degrees from Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Suter did his residency training in emergency medicine at Brooke Army-Wilford Hall USAF Medical Centers in San Antonio, Texas and is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine..

Dr. Suter has a long history of service to emergency medicine on a state, national, and international level. During residency he was president of EMRA in 1991 - 1992, was elected to the Board of the Government Services Chapter, participated in numerous state and national committees, and served as ACEP liaison to several organizations. Immediately following residency, he was the physician co-chair of the federal project EMS Agenda for the Future. In 1998 Dr. Suter was given the Wackerle Founders Award, EMRA's highest recognition of service to emergency medicine and emergency medicine residents. He served as a member of the ACEP Council from 1991 through 1999 when he was elected to ACEP Board of Directors for the first of two terms. He served as secretary-treasurer, and President in 2004-05, and on the Board of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine from 2003-2006, serving as President in 2006. He continues to serve on or chair a number of important committees and task forces for both organizations, and was awarded the Order of the IFEM in 2008, and the John G. Wiegenstien Leadership Award, the most coveted emergency medicine award in U.S. In 2009. 

Dr. Suter is a full-time Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas-Southwestern where he leads efforts in Academic Development, Practice Management, Health Policy, and International Emergency Medicine Education He also holds appointments as a Professor at the Medical College of Georgia, Des Moines University, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. In addition to his decades of academic service, he has had experience practicing emergency medicine in nearly every imaginable practice setting, including the U.S. Military, where he serves as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. He has a long-term commitment to clinical excellence, teaching, and research in emergency medicine and a passion for sharing the specialty with physician colleagues around the world.