Inside ACEM

Stories about emergency medicine and the people who work in it. 

Parameters for Change

FACEM Dr Liz Mowatt represented ACEM at a roundtable discussion with Ken Wyatt AO, MP and 11 other medical Colleges.
In January of this year Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP was sworn in as the first-ever Indigenous federal Australian government minister – becoming the Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health Care. Last...
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Confronting Critical Care

FACEM Dr Phil Janson tells us how the ACEM Critical Care Simulation Equipment Grant has helped his team at Gosford and Wyong hospitals in the treatment of premature babies.
Emergency Physicians treat very sick patients every single day. And sometimes, patients need to be treated at the very start of their lives.   For many FACEMs and trainees, these can be the more...
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Tribute to an Inspirational Leader

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that the content on this page contains images and references to a deceased person.
In a special Inside ACEM this week we pay tribute to Sharon ‘Shazza’ Mallie, following her recent passing, and acknowledge all of her enormous contributions to the College.   Sharon’s unexpected...
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ACEM's Cabinets of Curiosities

FACEM Professor David Taylor talks us through the medical antiquites now located at ACEM HQ
Thirty-three years ago, the founding Fellows of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine came together and incorporated this proud College. Just 11 years later, emergency medicine was...
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The man behind the handle

ACEM Winter Symposium 2017 Keynote speaker FRCEM Prof Simon Carley discusses his passion for emeregency medicine
How do you communicate with your colleagues? Face-to-face? The telephone? Or, like many Fellows and emergency physicians around the world, have you too adapted digital media as a way to communicate...
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Putting his money where the research is

Al Spilman discusses why he decided to donate towards the ACEM Foundation
What if I told you there are ways to save lives in the emergency department other than becoming an emergency physician or nurse? Long-time supporter of the College, Al Spilman is proving just that...
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Together we can Close the Gap

Advanced trainee Dr Ryan Dashwood—advanced trainee and Budawang man- from the Yuin Nation of the NSW South Coast discusses how you can help to close the gap
“You don’t know what you don’t know,” explains Dr Ryan Dashwood—advanced trainee and Budawang man- from the Yuin Nation of the NSW South Coast.   And lack of knowledge is one of the large reasons...
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Treating Ghosts

Today on the sixth anniversary of the war in Syria, Dr Natalie Thurtle talks about her work with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) at the Syrian/Jordan border.
What would you do if you were practicing in a situation where you couldn’t access your patients? For FACEM Natalie Thurtle, this was exactly the position she found herself in while working for MSF...
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Strength in numbers

Western Australia Faculty Chair David Mountain discusses how Faculties and FACEMs work together for change
How do you use your local Faculty? For Western Australia Faculty Chair David Mountain, the most significant part of his role in the Faculty is as a voice on behalf of FACEMs.     “A Faculty is...
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Be Bold for Change

Dr Jo Dalgleish shares her experiences for International Women's Day 2017
This International Women’s Day, ACEM hosted a breakfast open to all staff, with FACEM Dr Jo Dalgleish sharing her experience of being a working mother in an emergency department (ED).Let’s start at...
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