The International Emergency Department Leadership Institute (IEDLI) is an educational initiative sponsored by the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, Massachusetts.

A Harvard-affiliated teaching hospital, BWH is a tertiary care Level I trauma center that operates 2 emergency departments in the Boston area. The BWH emergency department cares for over 60,000 ED patients annually, employs over 50 ED physicians, 145 ED nurses and is the home institution for a Harvard-affiliated emergency medicine post-graduate specialty training program with 60 resident EM physicians-in-training. BWH is also a founding member of Partners Healthcare, which operates a total of 9 hospital emergency departments, sees over 450,000 ED patient visits annually and is the largest healthcare delivery organization in Massachusetts.

Our state-of-the-art facilities have been designed by our senior ED leadership team to meet the needs of a high-volume population of acutely ill or injured patients. Our EDs utilize state-of-the-art electronic patient data tracking and computerized provider order entry systems developed internally by nationally recognized leaders in emergency medical informatics.

BWH physicians have extensive experience working internationally with both governmental and non-governmental partners to develop and improve emergency medicine education and emergency care delivery systems. Past and current international program sites include: Italy, Denmark, Iceland, France, Turkey, Central America, Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Liberia, Uganda, Mozambique, Tanzania and numerous other locations.

IEDLI faculty members include senior ED leaders from within the Harvard system, and also top content experts from Europe, the Middle East and around the world.

IEDLI Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide leadership education for current and future healthcare leaders in emergency departments worldwide; to promote high quality and efficient emergency care; to advance the field of emergency medicine leadership internationally; and to cultivate an international network of emergency department leaders.

IEDLI Vision

In accordance with Article 12 of the United Nations OHCHR International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which recognizes the right of everyone to the highest attainable standard of health, we are committed to the concept of emergency departments that provide the highest standard of emergency care attainable under local circumstances and strive to achieve this through our commitment to high standards, state-of-the-art curricula and faculty who are global leaders in emergency medicine and management.