Archive for the ‘CPD Events’ Category

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…)

In memory of John Hinds 4th July 2015

This post was written by Matthew Harris , Sunday, July 5th, 2015

JohnsHinds “We have lost one of our own. Death has turned his heavy hand against us and taken one more from us.”

It is with sadness that the FOAMed and Emergency medicine community is mourning the loss of Doctor John Hinds. I would like to extend my condolence to all that knew him and hope that we can continue to carry his legacy forward.

I, like many followers around the world had only got to know John through the power of social media and had never shaken his hand. He was open and approachable, willing to engage in discussion that made him one of my most favourite podcast guests to appear on this site. He will leave an incredible legacy within the field of prehospital and emergency care. (more…)

Having a Heatwave

This post was written by Matthew Harris , Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

cc Flikr Jim Legans, JrCan you suffer a heat related emergency indoors? On the hottest day of the year most Paramedics already know that the emergency 999 call volume will steadily climb in direct relation to the outside temperature. A mini heat wave means health agencies issuing warnings to stay hydrated and the sales of factor 50 suntan lotion rocketing. For the average Paramedics the day is a long drawn out shift in the back of a vehicle with poor or no air conditioning at all. Unlike most of the “normal” working population in their climate controlled office, the Paramedic does feel the heat. But what about that elderly population, insulated in their small poorly ventilated one bedroom boxed room, the thermostat routinely stuck on high.   (more…)

IPHEC Conference 2015

This post was written by Matthew Harris , Wednesday, March 4th, 2015



It’s great to see a resurgence of prehospital care conferences’ being organised by frontline prehospital care providers . The International Prehospital Care conference is the first to be run by the South East Coast Ambulance Service and promises to be open to over 1000 delegates over a two day period. See the CPD calendar for more details.