Over the last year DevelopingEM has been re-evaluating the way we can best make our concept sustainable in the long term and provide a better service for our delegates.
After a huge amount of thought, advice and discussion we have decided to partner with Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre based in Melbourne.
Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre will be collaborating with us to provide our event management for the upcoming DevelopingEM 2018 Fiji conference.
We really feel that this established organisation will be a fantastic fit for DevelopingEM now and into the future.
As you may be aware, The Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre formalised its existing academic activities into a program of educational events, conferences and research projects in 2014. Since then the infrastructure team has been in an excellent position to provide event management and support for events such as ours. They also have gained plenty of experience in that time coordinating multiple research projects, masters programs, short course programs, fellowship programs, major symposia and international education collaborations.
Not only do they have experience but they have already focussed on improving our bottom line and are obviously on the same page as DevelopingEM by aiming to reduce overheads so we can do more for you and our regional delegate sponsorship.
This major move was suggested by Peter Cameron and Gerard O’Reilly who in their roles at the Monash / Alfred Injury Network have worked extensively with The Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre. Peter and Gerard coordinated our trauma track last year and Peter has helped us out since our first test conference in 2012. They have both folded into our Medical Organising Committee and will be advising us on faculty and program development this year and in the future.
We will continue to have faculty input from outside Australasia and our connections in New York, Brian Wright, Peter Viccellio and Billy Mallon are developing aspects of this years’ program and already looking at options for 2019 in their neck of the woods, with the possible options being Colombia or Peru.
Its a very exciting time for DevelopingEM and we’re confident that this new direction will provide an improved conference experience for all our delegates.
Please help us welcome Ann-Maree Guirguis, Education Event & Project Co-ordinator, and Jessica Hocking, Manager of Academic and International Programs, from the Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre. They’re a team we’re already throughly impressed with and we get the feeling we will be working with them for many years to come.