The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine holds its 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM at the Clontarf Castle Hotel, Dublin on 20th and 21st October 2016. Since the Association’s foundation in 1989 the meeting has gone from strength to strength and the 2016 meeting is expected to be the best yet. The meeting has been organised by the Department of Emergency Medicine at Beaumont Hospital and, in addition to the regular features of an IAEM Annual Scientific Meeting, there is a particular focus on the care of the older patient. As is well known, older patients are attending Ireland’s Emergency Departments in greater and greater numbers and require specific facilities and approaches to optimise their care and medical outcomes.
The meeting will hear from a number of acknowledged international and national experts leading the management of this demographic change. They include Prof. Chris Carpenter from the USA who leads the American College for Emergency Physicians’ work in this area and Prof. Rose Ann Kenny, Director of the Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing at St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, and an acknowledged expert on falls in older adults.
In addition to the educational sessions designed primarily for doctors in Emergency Medicine, there are also specific sessions for Emergency Department nurses and Pre-Hospital Care Practitioners. The 2016 Leo Vella lecture will be delivered by Prof. Patrick K Plunkett, renowned Consultant in Emergency Medicine at St James’s Hospital and a founder member of the Association.
In a change to the normal structure of the meeting, the Annual General Meeting of the Association will take place on Thursday at 16:00 hrs rather than its traditional Saturday morning slot.
Further registration information can be found at www.iaem2016.org