The International Emergency Department Leadership Institute (IEDLI) is an educational initiative that provides healthcare leadership education for current and future Emergency Department (ED) leaders worldwide. IEDLI is sponsored by the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

IEDLI is held once a year over a seven day period in a different city each year. Four interactive courses are offered, as well as social and networking events. Participants, including physicians, nurses, and hospital administrators, join from around the world.

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

Map of the World Showing Where Our Faculty Comes From and Where Our Faculty Has Worked

Our Mission

  • Provide leadership education for current and future healthcare leaders in emergency medicine worldwide
  • Promote high quality and efficient emergency care
  • Advance the field of emergency medicine leadership internationally
  • Cultivate an international network of emergency department leaders

Our 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.