ACEM ASM, Sydney 2017

34th Annual Scientific Meeting Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

19 – 23 November 2017, Sydney Australia

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The exemplary ED

In his talk, ‘Integrating evidence based practice, design, and technology into emergency department design,’ at the ACEM 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting, FACEM Dr Keith Joe will be looking at the complexities of creating or refurbishing emergency departments and exploring how some of the more successful examples have been achieved.

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The parlous state of consumer protection from healthcare fraud

Almost 60 per cent of adult Australians have a low level of health literacy, a circumstance associated with higher use of health services, low levels of knowledge among consumers and poorer health outcomes. This fact, and others, will be to the fore at the ACEM 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting, when Professor John Dwyer AO highlights what he believes is the dangerous level of ‘pseudo-science’ penetrating health care delivery in Australia with his talk, ‘The parlous state of consumer protection from healthcare fraud.’

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Evolution, longevity and the future of emergency medicine

As ACEM approaches its 35th Anniversary, it’s a good time to look back and see how emergency medicine has changed and whether it’s lived up to its early aspirations. FACEM Dr Sue Ieraci will be exploring these issues in an ambitious series of keynote presentations during the ASM.

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A passion for social justice

Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission from 2012-2017, will deliver the ACEM Foundation Lecture at this year’s ASM.

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The Nordic experience: the gender equitable EM workplace

Professor Maaret Castrén, Head of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Services in Helsinki, will be opening the Tuesday morning Plenary session, ‘Gender equality in medicine – getting the balance right’ with her presentation, ‘The Nordic experience: the gender equitable EM workplace’.

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Responding to crises

FACEM Rick Brennan will be speaking at the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting, talking about his role as Director of the  World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Ebola Response Team.

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Creating a great working environment, quality care and an efficient ED: why staff wellbeing is vital

FACEM Dr Bethany Boulton is set address the issue of burnout and what can be done to combat it.

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Something for everyone: the 2017 ASM seen from the trainee perspective

The ASM offers a particularly strong selection of presentations, activities and workshops for trainees.

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The ED of the Future

FACEM Professor Gerry Fitzgerald will look at the current state of the healthcare system, review the major challenges that lie ahead and explain why he believes efficiency is the answer.

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#acem17: Only 100 days to go until we get down to business
Registration is now open

Now in its exciting 34th year, we are pleased to advise registration is now open for The Australasian College of Emergency Medicine’s (ACEM) 34th Annual Scientific Meeting at the spectacular new International Convention Centre, Sydney from 19-23 November 2017.

A compelling and interactive program is currently being prepared featuring a line-up of the most inspiring, entertaining and knowledgeable speakers in the emergency medicine world today. Each will be taking on the hard topics and exploring the nuanced discussion, plus cutting edge research and novel ways to translate into practice. 

We strongly encourage you to register today to “rebalance, relearn and revitalize”.

Be sure to register prior to 16 August 2017 to take advantage of early bird rates.

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Registration opens:
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Meeting dates:
19-23 November 2017

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