Members of the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine are very much looking forward to its 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) which will be held at the Slieve Russell Hotel in Co. Cavan on Thursday 20th & Friday 21st October 2022 with pre-conference workshops (Research Workshop & a Consultant-only ACLS Course) taking place on Wednesday 19thOctober. This will be the Association’s first face-to-face ASM since the 2019 meeting in Sligo as the 2020 and 2021 ASMs were held virtually due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Registration for the conference can be accessed at https://iaem2022.exordo.com/
The overarching theme of the 2022 conference is ‘Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll …. and the Law’ reflecting the reality of practice in Emergency Departments. The conference will hear from a variety of speakers with acknowledged expertise in Capacity, Consent and legal issues. There are also sessions on topics as diverse as Sexual Assault, Infectious Diseases, Obstetric Emergencies, Toxicology and Alcohol Misuse as well as tracks on Pre-hospital Care, Emergency Nursing and Paediatric Emergency Medicine. The full programme is available here. The conference will host the final of the SIM Wars competition for non-Consultant doctors and nursing hospital teams. This inaugural hosting builds on the very successful annual medical student SIM Wars competition that all medical schools on the island compete in.
The conference academic sessions include presentation of the best scientific abstracts submitted to the meeting as well as presentation of the highest-scoring submitted posters as judged by the Academic Committee judges. It culminates with 2022 Leo Vella Lecture which will be presented by Dr Sean Walsh, Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at CHI, Crumlin.
The IAEM ASM Gala Dinner takes place on the Friday night and gives colleagues in Emergency Medicine, young and old, the opportunity to network and socialise away from the hectic environment of Ireland’s Emergency Departments.