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Knowledge is Power

This post was written by Matthew Harris , Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Rotator Graphic for (U.S. Air Force Graphic by Rosario “Charo” Gutierrez)

The Coronavirus or Covid19 pandemic that is spreading around the world like wildfire is without question the largest single global medical emergency of our time. Over the next few months this pandemic will test health care system to their maximum . Some health systems will survive while others will collapse under the sheer pressure and weight of patient numbers.



This post was written by Matthew Harris , Sunday, June 16th, 2019

This September will see the largest gathering of Canadian and International Paramedics in Winnipeg Manitoba, coming together to explore the latest research and evidence that is important to Paramedics and paramedic practice. One of the guest speakers is a very good colleague who will be presenting on Non technical skills in the out of hospital arrest. (more…)

SMACC Sydney

This post was written by admin , Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

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 conference has gained a reputation for being quirky and different in all of its formats. It’s strength and appeal lies in the wealth of international guest speakers with a social media status akin to that of a premiership footballer, but offering far more substance over style. This is one of the very few conference opportunities where tickets sell out more quickly than at a boy band concert. The vast line up of social media empowered guests means that there is always a wealth of CPD being generated outside the main event through various social media channels for those who are not able to make the journey to the other side of the world. Please visit the event organisers for more detail about this event,SMACC 2019 or view the HarrisCPD calendar for more CPD events

EUSEM 2018

This post was written by Matthew Harris , Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

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 more detail from the event organisers.

London: London Trauma Conference 2018

This post was written by London Trauma Conference , Sunday, June 10th, 2018

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 quickfire sessions to inform and entertain. For more details visit the website here.

The pillars that are SMACC

This post was written by Matthew Harris , Monday, June 13th, 2016

img_0307 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 arrival  . . .

This might read like a cheap chapter from a budget production of the Game of Thrones, but the passion and dedication of some followers to this show called SMACC DUB, far exceeds that of GoT. As an ardent fan of season three of SMACC, I’m looking forward to meeting the rest of this House. Similar to GoT, there are hundreds of characters that it would be worth getting to know, who contribute to the storyline of #FOAMed. If you are in Dublin this week, then make it your mission to introduce yourself to me.

If you have no idea what Game of Thrones is all about and do not follow the series, then like me, I suggest you follow the hashtag #smaccDUB on social media this week for a far more exciting episode.

NIHR Dissemination Centre

This post was written by Matthew Harris , Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Capture69This looks interesting. I found details of the event on the 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 key issues concerning decision-making, clinical interventions and patient priorities in urgent and emergency care outside hospital. Come and hear more about the latest research and what it might mean to those commissioning, planning, using, managing and delivering ambulance services.”

EMEC 2016

This post was written by EMEC , Sunday, March 13th, 2016

emecIf you’re a medical student, nurse, doctor, paramedic or healthcare professional wanting to make a difference in medical education and you teach when time is short and unpredictable, then this sounds like the event for you. For more details see the HarrisCPD events calendar here. This event apparently ran last year and seems to have made some kind of impact.

It’s EPICC 2015

This post was written by Matthew Harris , Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

I’m sorry, but if the EPICC 2015 conference is only 1/10th as good as thier sound track to the launch video , then you are in for a rocking couple of days.  If you had ever considered having a soundtrack to your next resuscitation or blue light response then I would suggest having a look at this vimeo.  With tickets for the full weekend for both Paramedic and Nursing students  sold out, it is no surprise when the programme promises immersive scenarios with the Fire and Rescue service. (more…)

SMACC Dublin registration opens

This post was written by Matthew Harris , Sunday, October 11th, 2015

star warsTickets, to what has to be the most sought after gig in town go on sale Wednesday the 28th October. With limited capacity and only 2000 tickets going up for sale, you can expect a mad scramble at 9am in the morning, Sydney time Australia for SMACC DUB 2016. (more…)