From working as a general surgeon in Afghanistan, to managing an ER in Holland, to going on regular deployments with MSF, to tutoring family physician trainees at multiple universities, Khaled has literally done it all.
Peter is the vice chairman and clinical director of the Stony Brook University Hospital ED in New York. Under his leadership, Emergency Medicine became a Department in the Medical School. Known for his engaging teaching style,
Stuart Swadron began his career in medicine as a general practitioner in Canada. He emigrated to Los Angeles to pursue his passion for emergency medicine. He is currently Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Medical Education at the University of Southern California and an attending emergency physician at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center.
As you are no doubt aware Billy has been a central figure in global EM teaching for years, but what you may not know is that he has been assisting with the development of EM as a specialty in Chile for over 20 years.
Our Brazilian presenters are the cornerstones of the specialty in Brazil and include Ana Paula Freitaswho heads the innovative EM training program in Porto Alegre and Fred Arnaud from Fortaleza who is a previous president of the Brazilian Association of Emergency Medicine (ABRAMEDE).
It’s certainly not the shiniest. No airway toys, no free pens, not even a latte (don’t worry, there is always coffee!). No cabaret-esque introduction, dancing girls or ‘90’s rave approach to lighting. There’s never to my knowledge been an ICU consultant dressed up as a uterus at DEM either, a la the wonderful SMACC 2013…! For me, its 3 things that make DEM great – the ethics, the true innovation and the heart.
Central to the ethos of DevelopingEM has always been the excellence of the program. This year we think we have our best program ever with the format and content influenced by the feedback of previous delegates. You can see what’s in store for you if you come to Salvador by reviewing the previous presentations which are available on our website.
Luis is a LLSA specialist and has a monthly column in Emergency Medicine News entitled “Living with the LLSA” providing comprehensive reviews of required reading for members of the American Board of Emergency Medicine.
DevelopingEM is excited about the addition of a LLSA session and are very thankful for the involvement and expertise of Luis.
Ok so we know you’re deep in the preparation stages for your upcoming trip to Brazil to join us for DevelopingEM 2014.
We’d just like to remind you of a couple of critical travel tips.
Our welcome reception on Monday 8th of September will be held in the gorgeous Pestano Convento do Carmo. This 16th century carmelite convent is a beautiful venue in the heart of the Historic Centre of Salvador (The Pelourinho) which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.