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ASM 2021

Annual Scientific Meeting 2021

Thursday 14th – Friday 15th October
Exclusively online



Registration is now closed.  Registered delegates will receive joining instructions via email on Wednesday 13 October.

See rates

Ticket type Full ASM One day rate
Consultant – IAEM member €175 €125
Consultant – non-member of IAEM €350 €225
NCHD – IAEM Member €80 €50
NCHD – non-member of IAEM €160 €100
Nurse/Pre-Hospital/Allied Health Professional €80 €50
Medical Student €25



This year we will have a full two-day programme with nursing and pre-hospital breakout sessions on Thursday 14 October.

Thursday 14th October

Time Title Speaker
09.15 Introduction & Welcome Dr Alan Watts
09.25 President’s Address Mr Fergal Hickey
09.40-10.45 Session 1
09.40 Top 5 Critical Care Papers of 2021 Dr Rob McSweeney
10.00 #EndPJparalysis Dr Sinead Ni Bhraonain
10.20 Introduction to Activity-Based Funding Dr Tom MacMahon/Mr Gerry McCarthy
10.45-11.15 Break
11.15-13.15 Nursing track Pre-Hospital Track
13.15-14.15 Lunch
14.15-15.35 Session 2
14.15 Top 5 Paediatric EM Papers Dr Tom Waterfield
14.35 HSE Approaches to Improving Health & Wellbeing Dr Philip Crowley
14.55 Wellbeing in the Digital Era Dr Una Kennedy
15.15 IEMTA Wellbeing Dr Deirdre Breslin
15.35-16.05 Break
16.05-17.00 Session 3
16.05 Hospital Doctor Retention & Motivation Project Dr Niamh Humphries
16.20 IEMTA Survey Dr Orla Kelly
16.40 Reseting EM Post-COVID Dr Katherine Henderson
17.00-18.00 ‘Happy Hour’ – EM/Trivia Quiz
18.30-19.30 IEMTA AGM (Members only)

Friday 15th October

Time Title Speaker
08.45-10.00 IAEM AGM (Members only)
10.15-11.35 Session 1
10.15 Implementation of Simulation on Clinical Sites – A National Strategic Guide Prof. Dara Byrne
10.35 Simulation & Training for Safety Mr Mark Gallagher
10.55 SimWars: History Dr Jamie Condren/Dr Tiarnan Byrne
11.15 Vitual SimWars Demo
11.35-12.00 Break
12.00-13.00 Session 2
12.00 Top 5 EM Papers (that aren’t about COVID-19) Prof. Simon Carley
12.20 Tranexamic Acid: What We Know Today Dr Rich Carden
12.40 The Presentation and Pathway of Those Who Die From a Mis-Diagnosis of Aortic Dissection Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-14.50 Academic Session
14.00 Moderated Posters
14.35 Bursary Recipient Presentation Dr Jeff Mulcaire
14.40 ITERN Update Dr Etimbuk Umana
14.45 IAEM Clinical Gudelines Update Dr Karen Harris
14.50-15.00 Break
15.00-17.15 Academic Session (Continued)
15.00 Oral Presentations
16.45 Leo Vella Lecture

Thursday 14 October – 6.0 CPD Credits
Friday 15 October – 6.0 CPD Credits


Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-conference workshops will be held on Wednesday 13th October.

Good Clinical Practice

Good Clinical Practice
Wednesday 13 October, 10.00-12.00
Certified Training in Research

This training is open to all healthcare professionals and is relevant to research staff involved in the set up and conduct of clinical trials.

The following content is included:

  • Introduction to Drug Development and Clinical Research
  • Research Ethics and Clinical Research Governance
  • Principles of Good Clinical Practice
  • Investigator Responsibilities
  • Essential Documents
  • Regulatory Inspection

The course is delivered with a practical focus with group workshops and many opportunities for discussion and questioning.

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance which will be valid for 2 years and will demonstrate the participant’s evidence of GCP training for regulated research studies.

‘Would highly recommend the GCP training to all EM trainees and consultants with an interest in research. Very valuable 2-year certification to have. Excellent faculty,’ Dr Damien Ryan, Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor & Consultant in Emergency Medicine

2.0 CPD credits

Shock in Resus - Critical Care Tips for Emergency Physicians

Shock in Resus
Wednesday 13 October, 14.00-17.15
Critical Care Tips for Emergency Physicians

Do you love resuscitation and critical care and want to enhance your skills? Are you intimidated by the crashing patient? In either case, this is the course for you!

Join Emergency Medicine and Critical Care experts as they guide you in a Masterclass in Shock in Resus.

Topics include:

  • Fluids in Septic Shock
  • Peripheral Pressors
  • Blood Gas in a Rush
  • Management of Cardiogenic Shock
  • POCUS in shock
  • Airway Management in Shock
  • Training in Intensive Care from EM

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to learn Critical Care Tips for Emergency Physicians!

3.0 CPD Credits

Level 1 Ultrasound for Consultants

Level 1 Ultrasound for Consultants
Wednesday 13 October, 09.00-16.15
Tallaght University Hospital

A level 1 ultrasound course including physics, knobology, EFAST, AA assessment, focused echo in emergency life support and vascular access.  A formal level 1 ultrasound course perfect for novices and as a refresher course for those with previous experience.

  • Standardised lectures with maximal hands on practical scanning time.
  • Advice on achieving level 1 sign off and supervision of ultrasound core skills on the shop floor.

Open to Consultants only, this course will be held in Tallaght University Hospital on Wednesday 13 October, 09.00-16.15.

Time Topic
09.00-09.15 Registration
09.15-09.30 Welcome & introduction
09.30-10.00 Physics & knobology lecture
10.00-10.30 Knobology practical
10.30-10.45 Coffee
10.45-11.00 EFAST lecture
11.00-11.45 EFAST practical + scenarios
11.45-12.00 AA assessment lecture
12.00-12.45 AA assessment practical + scenarios
12.45-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.00 Echo guided life support lecture
14.00-15.00 Echo practical + scenarios
15.00-15.15 Vascular access lecture
15.15-16.00 Vascular access practical + scenarios
16.00-16.15 Closing remarks

6.0 CPD Credits


Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be held online at 08.45 on Friday 15 October.  Access details will be sent to members by email in advance of the meeting.


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