This year Rolando Valenzuela, an expat Chilean from SBU Medicine, leads our Regional EM Track.
Rolando is Fellowship Director of the Stony Brook Division of International Emergency Medicine.
He is a Fulbright Scholar, and worked with Chilean emergency physicians on the development of a mature, regionalised system for trauma care in Santiago.
Prior to arriving at Stony brook he completed a fellowship of International Emergency Medicine at LA County+USC Medical Center.
He has worked and lectured in St. Lucia, Brazil, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Haiti, Chile, Peru, Costa Rica, Cuba, and Vietnam, and has been working alongside his colleagues around Latin America and the Caribbean to help advance Emergency Medicine training throughout the region.
Rolando is part of our advisory team which has helped us invite leading emergency clinicians from the Caribbean, Central and South America on a stratified system of delegate support based on country of origin.
The result of this advice and 6 months of searching sees DevelopingEM supporting the confirmed attendance of 14 clinicians from the following countries
- Costa Rica
- St Lucia
From within this group and with the addition of several expat regionals Rolando has finalised a fantastic group of speakers from across the region discussing their experiences developing emergency medicine and critical care in their home countries.
This group includes
Pablo Aguilera from Chile
Manrique Umana from Costa Rica
Ana Paula Freitas from Brazil
Andrea Dreyfus from Peru / USA
Hector Real from Nicaragua
and Haywood Hall from Mexico / USA.
This is always one of our favourite tracks of each DevelopingEM conference.
Practitioners in “established” systems have so much to learn from developing systems where innovation and appropriate economisation are a huge part of the development of emergency medicine and critical care.
With this team of experts Rolando’s track is sure to be a hit at #DevEM2020
Join us and your regional colleagues in Cartagena, Colombia in March 2020.