Emergency Medicine

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


Changing Lives, one at a time!

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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

Joseph Lex, M.D., FAAEM, FACEP

Chairman - 2010 Emergency Medicine Symposium

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Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Temple University School of Medicine,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Dr. Joe Lex has been involved in Emergency Medicine for more than 42 years, initially as an Army medic with the 25th Infantry "Tropic Lightning" Division in Vietnam.  He spent several years as an Emergency Medicine Technician and Certified Emergency Nurse before beginning Medical School at age 35.  After an Emergency Medicine residency, he was a community "pit doc" for 14 years before joining the staff at Temple University in Philadelphia.  He was Chair of Education for the American Academy of Emergency Medicine for five years.  The AAEM honored him by renaming the Educator of the Year award the "Joe Lex Award."  He has been an invited speaker at more than 250 conferences regionally, nationally, and internationally.  He has been a featured speaker numerous times on Audio-Digest Emergency Medicine, Practical Reviews in Emergency Medicine, and Emergency Medicine Reviews and Perspectives (EMRAP).