As we found out in Havana, Anthony is an amazing educator and for DevelopingEM 2014 Salvador he has assembled an amazing group of physicians including Marianne Gausche-Hill, Mary McCaskill, Billy Mallon, Sue Beno, Joe Lex, Camilo Gutierrez, Charise Kwan and Marcelo Preto-Zamperlini.
To cap the Trauma Program off there will be as close to a real life trauma resuscitation as there is possible to be using a novel simulation device, The Cut Suit. I don’t want to give too much away, but this may be the most convincing visual, auditory and olfactory simulation you have ever seen.
The lust for power is defined by Tacitus as being the “most flagrant of all the passions.” It is satisfied only when exercising power over other human beings. Governing ends up being the best way to exert power over people. But what does this have to do with Emergency Medicine in Brazil? After reflecting on the struggle for the recognition of Emergency Medicine in Brazil, I ask myself why is this recognition so difficult to attain? Why, despite all the evidence presented, technical, scientific, financial and social, our institutions insist on ignoring this issue or when they do, act so slowly and indecisively.
Due to the overwhelming positive feedback from the ultrasound workshops at previous conferences, we have added a two day post conference workshop to the end of the Brazil conference this year. Presented in person by Drs Mike Mallin and Matt Dawson from the popular and innovative Ultrasound Podcast, it is sure to be an event not to be missed. With only 30 places available, make sure you book your place soon.