Meet our Track Leads for 2018

Following the release of our complete program last week we would like to re-introduce our main track leads.

We’re lucky to have our all our leads from 2016 returning to lead the core components of DevelopingEM.

April (Paediatrics), Nat (Global and Regional EM), Brian (Adult EM), and Peter and Gerard (Trauma) all return after helping us out in Sri Lanka. Its impossible to summarise just how qualified this group is to provide you with quality education but Ill give it a try.


April Kam returns to lead an amazing Paediatric team. She’s a Paediatric Emergency Physician, a professor, an award winning educationalist and a champion of global emergency development. She Canadian and by default the loveliest track lead of all time- sorry Nat, Brian, Peter and Gerard you’re all awesome but you’re just not Canadian enough. April brings together an amazing team from multiple specialties and countries covering critical care topics across the whole spectrum of emergent management of paediatric patients. We’re all looking forward to an amazing opening of DevelopingEM 2018 Fiji. Thank you April (and team)!

Nat Thurtle. What can I say to summarise just how amazing this EM leader is? An awesome presenter (she’s been with us since the beginning in 2012), and awesome track lead (she’s been leading our Global EM day since 2014), by the time she joins us in Fiji she will be an awesome new mother. In the last two trimesters she’s been putting together not one but three amazing tracks describing progress in EM development around the globe. Reflecting Nat’s own experiences around the globe you will hear from experts from Fiji, The Pacific and 4 other continents. These sessions are always one of the most interesting components of DevelopingEM and this year is no exception. Than you Nat for organising another another fantastic sequence of sessions.

Returning also is the New Yorker from Stonybrook, Brian Wright. The only complaint we’ve had about Brian’s EM and Critical Care sessions in the past is that there is simply too much information. With a team of experts that have joined us for our conferences since 2013 this session is packed full of the best clinical emergency medicine and critical care education you will get this year. Brian is a clinicians’ clinician, an expert but never arrogant, hard working and supremely focussed on his patients. One would be hard pressed to find a critical care topic that Brian isn’t an expert on, and after Sri Lanka 2016 he also knows how many Americans can fit into a tuk tuk. Thanks again Brian for another awesome session.







Its impossible to know where to start in a description of our trauma track leads Peter Cameron and Gerard O’Reilly. They have been leaders in Australasian and International EM for decades and we remain humbled that they have joined the organising committee of DevelopingEM and continue to design the trauma track. This year they have brought together experts from 7 countries to give you an amazing session of trauma education. Thank you Peter and Gerard for your advice and counsel and for putting together an amazing trauma track.

Check out the full bios of all our track leads and presenters here.

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