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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.

Halloween Hazards

This post was written by Matthew Harris , Monday, 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. (more…)

Podcast #26: “Soundbite from smaccDUBmini”

This post was written by Matthew Harris , Monday, June 20th, 2016

Baby-Storm-Trooper-walyouAt this year SMACC in Dublin I caught up with co-founder of the BADem and South African blogger, Kat Evans. Kat had attended the paediatrics session at SMACC and I was eager to hear what key points she thought  would be worth following as topics are released onto the FOAMed world over the next few months and what she thought would be the future developments to watch in the world of paediatrics? (more…)

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…)

The Facts about A&E

This post was written by Matthew Harris , Wednesday, June 24th, 2015


The Royal College of Emergency Medicine lay out some of the facts around the current crisis in steering Accident and Emergency workloads. To keep this boat on course do we need to change direction? Watching their short Youtube video I realise that we are all in this together, each one of us pulling on the oars of this lifeboat keeping the NHS, afloat. But I can’t help to wonder if the UK Paramedic profession is going to start to see the same issues as A&E. A  “brain drain” of qualified, experienced Paramedics leaving the frontline for “greener” and more work friendly pastures? Have we seen the start of Paramedics abandoning the frontline life raft? Moving across to work in the A&E department as a care practioner?

SMACC is Back

This post was written by Matthew Harris , Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

smacc15Its that time of year again where the #FOAMed community gets all giddy and excited over a critical care conference. If your only experience of an emergency medicine conference has been a three hour plenary from some Professor who spoke so slowly that you had no idea what he was saying. Or where the highlight of the day was grabbing the last sausage roll from the buffet table during the break a out session, then I’m sure you’re asking me what is there to get all giddy about? The difference with SMACC is that it is one of a few critical care conferences that has been able to break from the mould of  traditional  conference presentations. By its nature, embracing social media. This conference is going to be all over twitter, Facebook or Google. You name it or choose your preference. A fast moving, live on-line interactive event that will leave you with no time to be standing around the buffet table. Get onto social media now, you could be missing out!