Hearing the experiences of colleagues from around the globe has been one of the key features of DevelopingEM since our first conference in Sydney in 2012.
Over the years we have had incredible presentations on wide ranging topics including
- Lead Poisoning in Nigeria
- The health effects of the US Embargo of Cuba
- The work of Cuban Health Brigades around the globe
- The effects of climate change on human health
- MSF experiences around the globe
- The effects of conflict and war on the provision of medical care
as well as presentations on the progression of EM from the four corners of the globe.
Experiences from the following countries have been part of our Global Sessions over previous conferences
- Costa Rica
- Papua New Guinea
- Sri Lanka
- St Lucia
You can seen many of these previous presentations here on our website.
This year sees another fantastic series of Global EM tracks.
Dr Shivani Shailin, a Fijian emergency clinician, leads the EM in Fiji track and has organised a fascinating Fijian session with discussions ranging from EMS development, to disaster response, to emergency nursing development and EM education.
Shivani (with Georgina Phillips and Anne Creaton) recently received the ACEM Mika Ah Kuoi award for excellence on completion of the Masters of Emergency Medicine Fiji and we are very grateful for her efforts in putting together an amazing track.
Natalie Thurtle returns to lead and coordinate not only a Regional EM track, where we will hear the experiences of colleagues from around the diverse and wonderful Pacific, but also a second session- Global EM: Innovation in Emergency Medicine. This fascinating session will examine the lessons learnt from the application of emergency systems globally, often in the most challenging of environments.
Nat has been an integral part of the DevelopingEM team since our first conference in 2012 and we will be eternally grateful for her involvement and friendship.
These sessions are amongst our most popular for a reason- they’re awesome!!
Join us in Fiji and get involved in the discussion.