EUSEM 2018

EUSEM 2018

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The 2018 European Emergency Medicine  congress will take place in association with the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, as a historical celebration of the 50th anniversary of Emergency Medicine in the UK. Login to the members area for m… Read More
The pillars that are SMACC

The pillars that are SMACC

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The houses are gathering again! The call has gone out across the kingdoms for all to return to the Emerald Isle and unite. Passing through the pillars that stand on each side of the port, they stop to take a selfie and announce their arriv… Read More
SMACC Sydney

SMACC Sydney

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The 2019 SMACC (Social Media And Critical Care) conference is returning to its birth place for the summer and according to the organisers for its final running. A social media phenomenon in the critical and acute care community this confere… Read More
NIHR Dissemination Centre

NIHR Dissemination Centre

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This looks interesting. I found details of the event on the eventbrite.com site. Has anybody been to it before and who could give us more detail in the comments below? This off the website: "The themed review includes recent research on the… Read More
London: London Trauma Conference 2018

London: London Trauma Conference 2018

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After a break  the London Trauma Conference is back in December 2018. The four day conference will explore issues in Cardiac Arrest, Trauma and Pre-hospital Care. The formats will be a mixture of lectures, keynotes, debates and qu… Read More

Its only a game

June 22nd, 2018

The last time England had their hands on the football World Cup was back in 1966. For a country that is home to some of the highest paid footballers in the Premier league, this is slightly embarrassing. For its fans even more so.

Every four years this nation of footballer lovers sits down in front of their televisions to be taken on another emotional roller coaster ride. To some, football is life or death . . literally.  Continue Reading

Is twitter still an educationally relevant platform?

May 22nd, 2018

Parachute80sHas twitter become “uncool”? Have we moved on? For me twitter has always been a sanctuary for like minded individuals to share collective knowledge and experience on a global scale. Apart from the occasional lunatic, my timeline is  always alight with new ideas and discussion that I often share with students and colleagues. However, there appears to be a shift in how I’m using the platform to develop my own educational needs recently and I’m a bit unsure if we are using twitter to the same degree as other social media platforms? How are you using twitter. I’m only asking this question as I’m terrified that the fashion that is twitter may  pass me by like the iPhone for the blackberry. Continue Reading

Halloween Hazards

October 30th, 2017

HalloweenIt Halloween and the skeletons are being brought down from the attic and goblins and ghouls are now sat on my doorstep. A strange pagan celebration that as a child I never really participated in. Halloween wasn’t big outside the US, but with the introduction of mass commercialisation of seasonal events, I cant move through the super market without the kids getting me to buy Halloween related merchandise.

In keeping with the feel for this time of year, I did a quick “literature search” on the Hazards of Halloween” from a medical perspective and came up with this evidence based article. Have a a read and be afraid . . very afraid. Continue Reading

Podcast #28 “Tim Leeuwenburg & Ryan Wubben”

February 11th, 2017

Capture22One of the greatest pleasures I had at the SMACCDUB2016 conference was to meet and chat to some of my favourite #FOAMed heroes. In this podcast I chat to Tim Leeuwenburg and Ryan Wubben about the impact that the SMACC conference and community has had on them both. This podcast/vLog looks back at some of the great sessions at SMACCDUB and offers some recommendations of who to listen to or follow in the #FOAMed world.  Continue Reading