13th Annual QLD Emergency Medicine Autumn Symposium

Knowledge and skills from the cutting edge of emergency medicine will be on display at the 13th Annual Queensland Emergency Medicine Autumn Symposium at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland 25-26 May 2017.

This year, the program is particularly rich and includes presentations on everything from the use of rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) in traumatic haemorrhage to current concepts in cardiology. 

“We always strive to put together a program that will be appealing to Queensland FACEMs and trainees and reflects the innovative things that people are doing locally,” says Symposium co-convenor Dr Sharyn Smith. “This year there’s a wide variety of presentations, breakout sessions and workshops that we hope people will find interesting and relevant.”

The Thursday morning session, ‘The ED Playlist’ is sure to be one of the Symposium’s highlights. It brings together five FACEMs from across Queensland presenting short, sharp updates on current concepts in emergency medicine practice.

One of these FACEMs is Dr Shahina Braganza from Gold Coast Health, who will discuss trainee wellbeing and the important role that Fellows can play in modelling appropriate attitudes and approaches towards the demanding career of emergency medicine.
Dr Shahina Braganza

“Trainee wellbeing needs to be seen in the same light as specialist wellbeing because the quest for wellbeing is an ongoing journey that lasts your whole career,” Shahina says. “As Fellows we can normalise the conversation around wellbeing and let trainees know that, whatever they’re going through, we’ve probably been there too.”

In the same session, Dr Andrew Staib from the Princess Alexandra Hospital, will draw on his experience as Deputy Director of Emergency Medicine at Australia's first integrated tertiary digital hospital to discuss the potential of data in his talk, ‘Relevance of the RCT: Dawn of Big Data’.

“I’m going to look at how data from the digital platforms can be used to enable large scale health system change to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care in Queensland,” Dr Staib said. “I will describe the interpretation of big data studies in healthcare and provide some examples of how this has begun in Queensland.”

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