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IAEM to hold 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting in Cork

IAEM to hold 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting in Cork

ASM_2015_cork2The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine (IAEM) will hold its 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting in Cork County Hall on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th October with the pre-conference workshops being held at the historic Collins Barracks. This unique conference brings together all members of the emergency care family including voluntary and statutory pre-hospital services; emergency nursing and Emergency Medicine and promises to set new records for attendance.

The conference programme features new evidence-based methods for dealing with a range of emergencies and will see national and international experts speaking on Trauma Networks as well as Emergency and Acute Care Systems. In a unique collaboration with the army, Collins Barracks will host the pre-conference workshops which include workshops dealing with emergency ultrasound, heroic procedures to save a life and intricate emergency procedures.

“The calibre of the speakers this year is top notch. Experts from around the country, Canada, Australia, the US and UK are coming to Cork to share ideas that will enhance the care of patients suffering an emergency in Ireland” said Dr. Conor Deasy, chairman of the local organizing committee.

The Leo Vella Lecture will close the meeting on Friday 16th October 2015. This year’s honoree is Dr. Cathal O’Donnell, Consultant in Emergency Medicine and now Medical Director of the National Ambulance Service. The lecture is named for the late Mr Leo Vella, the first Consultant in Emergency Medicine in Ireland and honours an individual who has made a significant contribution to Emergency Medicine in Ireland.

The conference website is www.iaem2015.com, where registration and accommodation details can be found. The 2015 meeting, the Association’s second in the southern capital, promises to be its best yet.

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