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ASM 2023

Annual Scientific Meeting 2023

Thursday 19th – Friday 20th October 2023

New Approaches to Emergency Care

Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone

General Info

Pre-Conference Workshop





Abstract Submission

Abstract submissions for the 2023 ASM have now closed and authors have been informed of the outcome of their submissions via email.



Registration for the ASM is now available via exordo.

Standard rates are available until 11th October.  Late booking rates will be charged for bookings made on or after Thursday 12th October.

A limited number of online attendance tickets are available for the main track of the ASM.  N.B. These tickets do not include access to the parallel Pre-Hospital and Emergency Nursing tracks or access to the sessions after the event and are only available for purchase until 11 October.

IAEM Members | Non-members
Early bird
(before 18th September)
Regular Late
(after 11 October)
Early bird
(before 18th September)
Regular Late
(after 11 October)
2 days in person €360 €400 €450 | €495 €550 €600
1 day in person €205 €230 €280 | €290 €320 €370
2 days online €375 | €525
1 day online €230 | €320
2 days in person €200 €225 €275 | €335 €370 €420
1 day in person €105 €120 €170 | €190 €210 €260
2 days online €200 | €345
1 day online €120 | €210
2 days in person | €65 €70 €120
2 days online | €70
Medical Students
2 days in person | €45 €50 €100
2 days online | €50
Nurses/ANPs/Pre-hospital/Allied health professionals
2 days in person | €120 €135 €185
2 days online | €135


Annual General Meeting

The IAEM Annual General Meeting will be held at the ASM on Friday 20th October.  Details will be sent by email to members in good standing in advance of the meeting.


Pre-conference workshop

Ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia for Emergency Medicine clinicians

Wednesday 18th October 2023

Description: Learn and develop super useful ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia skills in this one day workshop. Minimal lectures and maximal hands on practical scanning and supervision from our expert faculty. Top tips and tricks from the ICEMT ultrasound and regional anaesthesia faculty.

The programme includes an introduction to ultrasound guided nerve blocks, monitoring, consent and documentation of procedures, setting up a nerve block trolley, needle tracking techniques, lower limb blocks (fascia iliaca superior and inferior approach, femoral, popliteal and PENG), upper limb (axillary nerve block) and chest wall (fascial plane blocks, serratus anterior superficial and deep and erector spinae).

Suitable for: Interns, SHOs, Registrars and Consultants

No pre-requisite level of ultrasound experience required; beginners are welcome!

High trainee to trainer ratio with a maximum of 25 spaces available – don’t miss out, book now via exordo!

Cost: €400 IAEM members/€500 non-members


09.30 Registration
09.45 Welcome & Introductions
10.15 Introduction to Ultrasound Guided Nerve Blocks:
– Monitoring, consent and observation
– Nerve Block Trolleys
– Local Anaesthetic Systemic Toxicity
– Nerve Appearance and Needle Tracking Techniques
10.45 Needle Tracking Techniques Practical
11.15 Coffee
11.30 Lower Limb Blocks Videos
12.00 Lower Limb Blocks Practicals:
– Fascia Iliaca – superior and inferior approach
– Femoral
– Popliteal
13.30 Lunch
14.15 Upper Limb Blocks Videos
14.30 Upper Limb Blocks Practical:
– Axillary Nerve
14.45 Chest Wall Block Videos
15.15 Chest Wall Block Practicals:
– Serratus Anterior
– Erector Spinae
16.15 Summary
16.30 Close


Main Programme

Thursday 19th October

Time Main Track (Marina Suite) Emergency Nursing Track (Northgate suite)


Opening Address

Welcome address from the local organisers









The Future of Emergency Care Delivery

Integrated Care Programme for Older Persons
Dr Emer Aherne

Emergency Medicine Programme
Dr Gerry McCarthy

Emergency General Surgery: Is it time for a change?
Prof. Deborah McNamara

Trauma Units
Dr David Menzies

Q&A/Panel Discussion

Where We Are

Welcome & Overview of 2023
Ms. Fiona McDaid

ANP Update
Ms Michelle Barlow

National Triage Audit
Ms Fiona McDaid

Capacity Building: Emerging Nursing (Children) Education and Partnerships
Ms Laura Currivan/Dr Suja Somanadhan

EMEWS e-learning Launch
Ms Fiona McDaid/Mr Fergal Hickey

11.15 Refreshments
Sponsored by Quidel
11.45 The Future of Paediatric Emergency Care

Title TBC
Dr Ciara Martin

Title TBC
Dr Carol Blackburn

Unwrapping PEM Excellence: A review of seriously good research
Dr Dani Hall

Preparing for the Future

The Role & Function of the National Clinical Leadership Centre for
Nursing and Midwifery – Supporting your leadership development
Ms Marie Kilduff

Self-care for Healthcare Professionals
Dr Padraic Dunne

13.15 Lunch
Sponsored by Match Medics
14.15 Address from the CEO of the HSE

My Approach to Change in the HSE including Emergency Departments
Mr Bernard Gloster





Academic Session 1

Moderated Posters

Bayer/IAEM Bursary recipient updates

ITERN/IAEM Clinical Guidelines Committee updates

Bursary Finalists

Bursary Presentations

Awarding of Bursary

15.25 Refreshments
Sponsored by Aguettant







Advances in Critical Care

Critical Care Beyond the Hospital
Dr David Menzies

Beyond the Basics –
Critical Care Echocardiography in the Resus Room
Dr Cian McDermott

Role of Vasopressors in Critical Care
Dr Hugh O’Reilly

Q&A/Panel Discussion

The Future

Modified Older Persons Triage
Dr Rosa McNamara

Falls Assessment
Dr Jamie Condren

UL Dashboard Project
Ms Laura Foley

Acute Floor Information System
Ms Pauline Biggane

Summary and close
Ms Fiona McDaid

17.00 Day 1 close

Opening Reception
Sponsored by AstraZeneca

Approved for 5.0 EXTERNAL CPS Credits by RCSI


Friday 20th October

Time Main Track (Marina Suite) Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine Track (Northgate suite)






Academic Session 2

Oral Presentations






Stroke in the Pre-Hospital Setting

The Utstein Recommendation on Emergency Stroke Care: A call for action
Prof Freddy Lippert

Pre-Hospital Care of Stroke – Can we do better?
Prof Cathal O’Donnell

11.00 Refreshments
Sponsored by Bayer
Q&A/Panel Discussion






New Innovations for EDs

Digital Innovation in the NHS
Dr Ben Teasdale

Domestic Violence Screening in the ED
Dr Mustafa Mehmood

Q&A/Panel Discussion

Alternative Care Pathways

The Clinical Hub: Past, present and Future
Dr Mike Bennett

Alternative Transport for the Non-Acute Patient
Mr Adrian Schneider

Pathfinder Alternative Care Pathway
Mr Lawrence Kenna

Exploring the New Role of Community Paramedicine within the National Ambulance Service
Ms Breda Enright

Q&A/Panel Discussion followed by Refreshments








Care of Older Persons in the Future

Older Persons Triage Tool
Dr Rosa McNamara

Silver Trauma Review Clinic
Dr Deirdre Breslin

Integrating ICPOP and EM
Dr Joanna McGlynn/Dr Teresa Donnelly

Q&A/Panel Discussion

Community First Responders

The Irish Experience – Communities Saving Lives
Mr Ger O’Dea

The Danish Case: Unlocking the potential of community first responders
Prof Freddy Lippert

Q&A/Panel Discussion

The Future of Paramedicine in Ireland


13.30 Lunch








Preparing for and Responding to Major Events

Out of the Fire into the Frying Pan: Impact of loss of acute capacity and consequences for services following the fire at Wexford General Hospital
Dr Paul Kelly

Emergo Major Incident Training
Mr Brendan Lawlor

Simulation Training for Major Trauma
Dr Vicky Meighan

Q&A/Panel Discussion

15.35 SimWars Final
16.15 Leo Vella Lecture
17.00 Day 2 close
Gala Dinner Reception
Gala Dinner

Approved for 6.0 EXTERNAL CPS Credits by RCSI


Delegates can book rooms at the Radisson Blu in Athlone at a special rate, please book your rooms directly with the hotel by telephone (090 644 2600) or email (Reservations.Athlone@Radissonblu.com) and quote that you are attending the IAEM 2023 conference  to avail of the reduced rates.

IAEM Delegate Room Rates:

Single Occupancy –  €160 Bed & Breakfast per room per night

Twin Occupancy – €175 Bed and Breakfast per room per night

We have a number of social events planned throughout the ASM.

Join us on Thursday evening for an opening reception overlooking the River Shannon from the terrace/brasserie and on Friday evening for the Gala Dinner as we round off the ASM with a 3 course meal followed by live music from a local band.

Thank you to our generous sponsors who support our Annual Scientific Meeting.

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Follow all the ASM updates online

Look out for #23IAEM updates on our X and Instagram accounts.

 @AssocEmergMedIE / @IAEM2023

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