Regan joined us in Salvador for DEM 2014 from Boston where she works as an emergency physician. But this is only the tip of the iceberg. Whilst the rest of us are satisfied with some teaching and maybe publishing an article, Regan has been involved in not only building a whole hospital in Haiti, but also driving emergency medicine development and capacity building in the same country.
Her presentation on her work with Partners in Health (www.pih.org) in Haiti was inspiring.
Since then she hasn’t limited herself to redeveloping emergency medicine systems in one of the most disadvantaged countries in the Western hemisphere, she’s also been to Sierra Leone to assist the PIH efforts in Ebola management. What more can I say. She returns to DEM 2015 to help coordinate our Caribbean session with Lisa Charles from St Lucia, and she will be giving us an Update on EM in Haiti.