Join Us at IEDLI 2023 in Madrid!

The International Emergency Department Leadership Institute (IEDLI) provides Emergency Department leaders with the skills and knowledge they need to operate successful emergency departments around the world.

IEDLI is sponsored by the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

Why Attend IEDLI?

Leading an Emergency Department presents challenges to even the most experienced healthcare professionals. At IEDLI, you will undergo leadership training for real-world scenarios in Emergency Medicine through interactive courses and personalized mentoring from expert faculty.


IEDLI explores critical topics that present challenges in Emergency Departments, with topics changed each year to cover the current most pressing issues.

  • Overcrowding
  • Improving Efficiency
  • Controlling Costs
  • Administrative Structure
  • Risk Management
  • Staffing
  • Quality of Care
  • Triage
  • And more!
Leadership essentials lesson
Students receive mentoring from expert faculty with extensive experience leading EDs around the world.

Who Should Attend IEDLI?

IEDLI is designed for emergency department physician and nursing leaders and hospital administrators. Both current leaders, including physician leaders, chief physicians, and chief nurses, and emerging leaders, including nurses, administrative personnel, and physicians, are encouraged to attend.

The courses and content are created for an international audience, with English as the common language.

Bar graph of IEDLI attendees' positions
IEDLI Attendees’ Positions from 2016-2019: Leaders (Physician Leaders, Chief Physicians, Chief Nurses) and Emerging Leaders (Nurses, Administrators, Physicians)


IEDLI offers four interactive courses taught by Harvard Medical School faculty and other international experts with in-person workshops, seminars, group work, and personal mentoring. All courses encourage participants to engage actively with the course material and think critically about the implications for their own emergency departments.

Leadership Essentials Course

Develop solutions to leadership challenges facing ED leaders today

CEDE Certification Course

Engage in hands-on case study presentations on current challenges in ED leadership

Continuing Executive Education Course

Master solutions on emerging challenges and opportunities in ED leadership

Emergency Department Design Course

Combine design and process to create high performing emergency departments

Meet the Faculty

IEDLI faculty members include senior ED leaders from within the Harvard system and top content experts from around the world. Faculty members have extensive experience in developing and improving Emergency Medicine education and delivery systems worldwide.

Philip Anderson

Philip D. Anderson, MD, CEDE

Director, Strategic Partnerships, Mass General Brigham Global Advisory, Mass General Brigham, USA

Philippe Heerinckx, MD, MS, CEDE

Emergency Physician, AZ Maria Middelares Hospital, Belgium


President and Senior Emergency Department Designer, Huddy HealthCare Solutions, USA

Ahmad Jamal, MRCSI, FCPS (Hon), CEDE

Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Our Lady of Lourdes University Hospital, Ireland

Stephanie Kayden, MD, MPH, CEDE

Deputy Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, USA

Chad A. Kim Sing, MD, CEDE, ABEM, FRCPC

Associate Vice President of Medicine, Quality & Safety, Co-Vice President of Pandemic Response, Vancouver Coastal Health

Karolina Kindt, MD, MS, CEDE

Head of the Emergency Department, AZ Sint-Maarten, Belgium
Luis Lobon

Luis F. Lobón, MD, MS, CEDE

Executive Director Strategic Partnerships, Mass General Brigham Global Advisory, Mass General Brigham, USA
Nancy Mannion

Nancy Mannion, DNP, RN, CEN, FAEN

Senior Consultant, Mass General Brigham Global Advisory, Mass General Brigham, USA


Lecturer in Emergency Medicine University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago

Lori J. Schroth

Vice President, Office of Strategic Communication, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, USA

Jason A. Tracy, MD, CEDE

Chair of Emergency Medicine, South Shore Hospital, USA

Michael VanRooyen, MD, MPH

Chief, Enterprise Emergency Medicine, Mass General Brigham, USA

Ron Walls, MD, FRCPC, CEDE

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, USA

David White, MBA, BS, LEAN DFSS

Vice President and Director of Research and Data Analytics at Huddy HealthCare Solutions, USA

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