Guess who's coming!
Dr David Newman
The ACEM13 Winter Symposium program will feature
International keynote speaker Dr David Newman, Emergency Physician and
Director of Clinical Research at Mt.Sinai School of Medicine and author
of the SmartEM series.
David Newman, MD is an Emergency Physician and Director of Clinical Research at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. He also is a major in the U.S. Army Reserves and served a tour of duty with the 344th combat support hospital in Baghdad, where he received an Army Commendation Medal. Dr. Newman has become a leading voice calling for reforms in health care—in the ways we deliver care and in the 'system' in which the care is delivered. He offers bold new ideas on how to restore access, quality and efficiency as the sovereign forces in health care. David H. Newman teaches at Columbia University and the Department of Emergency Medicine, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.
Akram Azimi (Young Australian of the Year, 2013)
Akram Azimi is a dedicated mentor to young Indigenous people.
Arriving in Australia 13 years ago from Afghanistan he went from being
Oan ostracised refugee kid with no prospects to becoming his school's
head boy. An outstanding student, he topped the tertiary entrance exam
scores among his classmates. He's now studying a triple major law,
science and arts at the University of Western Australia. Intent on
giving back to his adopted country, Akram uses his leadership and
pastoral skills to help young people in remote and rural Western
Australia. In 2011 he co-founded a student-run initiative "I am the
other set up" to raise awareness about Indigenous issues in
universities. His philanthropic roles have included working with True
Blue Dreaming, which helps disadvantaged remote Indigenous communities.
For three years, Akram mentored young Indigenous people in the Looma
community in the Kimberley region, and he has mentored primary school
students in the small farming community of Wyalkatchem, in WA's wheat
belt. Akram is also mentoring a Special Olympics athlete to help raise
community awareness of disability issues.
Dr Alyssa Vass
Dr Alyssa Vass has extensive clinical experience working with Aboriginal patients in hospitals around Australia. She has also spent four years in the NT learning one of the Yolngu languages, conducting health education with Aboriginal communities and training health staff in cross-cultural care. She has completed a Master of International and Community Development, including a minor thesis in Indigenous socio-economic and political development and a Graduate Diploma in Yolngu Studies: Language and Culture. She is currently one of the project officers responsible for developing the Indigenous Health and Cultural Competency Professional Development Curriculum at the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine.
Amit is an emergency physician based in Melbourne. He runs an ED / Trauma / Critical care blog for emergency medicine practitioners, and is a regular guest on podcasts such as the PHARM podcast, as well as EMRAP. His interests include social media and critical care, as well as human factors & non-technical skills in the setting of resuscitation. He is also one of the founders and creators of the new Emergency Trauma Management course, the world’s first emergency focused trauma course.
Dr Anand Senthi
Anand Senthi is a Senior Registrar in Emergency Medicine with an annoying penchant for challenging the status quo. Known in his career to be usually found arguing with anyone who will bite, including himself, “Arnie” took a side jaunt into the world of investment finance after completing a Masters of Finance post medicine. That experience encouraged him to crunch numbers in the medical world and when he found the maths just didn’t add up when it came to PE, he made it is his mission to spread the news far and wide. Anand also has a strong interest in medical education and recently joined the team at Emergucate.com.
Andy is an Emergency Physician from Melbourne. He runs EDExam, a blog/podcast with over 1200 members, for Emergency registrars attempting the ACEM Fellowship Exam and Resus Room Management, a blog which explores the human factors and non-technical skills in resuscitation. He is an Examiner for the Teemwork AMC Course for International Medical Graduates, an undergraduate medical student lecturer at Monash University, a mentor for Dutch Emergency Doctors in the MNSHA Emergency Medicine Masterclass and an Advanced Paediatric Life Support Instructor. He is co-designer and co-director of the new Emergency Trauma Management course, the world’s first Emergency-focused trauma course.
Has a Fellowship with the ACEM, and a Fellowship with the CICM. He has a MSc in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Calgary and is still almost finished his PhD. He is a Staff Specialist in the Malcolm Fisher Intensive Care Unit at the Royal North Shore Hospital. He lives in Sydney with his lovely wife Clare, his beautiful daughter Grace Mary, his handsome son Patrick Christopher and Spotty, Goldie, Princey D and White Mike (the chooks).
Dr Casey Parker
Dr Casey Parker is a rural generalist. He trained as a rural-GP with postgraduate qualifications in Anaesthesia and Paediatrics and has been working in the NW of WA for 10 years as a Distict Medical Officer and a teacher in the Rural Clinical School. Currently Casey is the Director of Clinical Training for Broome Hospital. His particular interests include: intensive care in the bush, clinical ultrasound, Aboriginal medicine and postgraduate education. Casey produces the “Broome Docs” blog and podcast providing a free, open-access source of education to remote doctors wherever they happen to be. He enjoys spending his spare time on Cable Beach with his children!
Dr Colin Parker
Dr Colin Parker is a proud father of four, and an Emergency
Physician from Joondalup Health Campus and Princess Margaret Hospital for
Children, in Perth. His primary interest is in web-based education in
Paediatric Emergency Medicine, and his podcasts on EMPEM.org have reached more
than 120,000 downloads. He is a strong supporter of the Free Open Access
Meducation (FOAMed) philosophy, and operates a number of educational websites.
He is a Clinical Senior Lecturer for the University of Western Australia and
ACEM Deputy Regional Censor for Western Australia. His favourite toys are his kids and his musical instruments.
Professor Daniel Fatovich
Daniel Fatovich is Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Western Australia, based at the Royal Perth Hospital Emergency Department and the Centre for Clinical Research in Emergency Medicine. He loves clinical research and the societal aspects of emergency medicine.
Dr Diana Egerton-Warburton
Diana is the Director of emergency medicine research at Monash Medical Centre and an adjunct senior lecture at the Southern Clinical School of Monash University. She has a masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology and was elected on to the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine council in 2009. Diana is a senior member of ACEM court of examiner and chairs the public health committee. Her interest includes pragmatic patient centred research into areas such as anti-emetics, pain management, public health, management of pneumothorax and education. She is a recent convert to social media and FOAMed.
Dr Jenny Medcalf
Dr Jenny Medcalf is a UK trained Emergency Physician. Having become disillusioned working as an ED Consultant in the National Health Service, she came to WA to work for RFDS Western Operations in order to rediscover the clinician she had trained to be. She worked for RFDS full time for two years in the Country bases, with the majority of this time spent in Port Hedland. Four years ago she took the position split between Fremantle Emergency Department and RFDS in Perth. Jenny has a particular interest in teaching and training, including both medical and non-medical personnel.
Dr Leanne Hartnett
Dr Leanne Hartnett is an Emergency Physician working at Fremantle Hospital and Rockingham General Hospital in Western Australia. Her special interests are in ultrasound and teaching. Leanne is co-DEMT at RGH, and in 2011 she completed the general Diploma in Diagnostic Ultrasound, to become one of a growing number of Emergency Physicians in Western Australia that now hold the DDU.
Dr Michelle Withers
Dr Michelle Withers is a FACEM and co-DEMT at Alice Springs Emergency Department. She was the former Chair of ACEMs Trainee Committee and is now on the Authoring sub-group of ACEMs Curriculum Revision Project (CRP). She finds communication to be one of the biggest challenges of Emergency Medicine (and life in general), particularly between people of different cultures.
Jenkins has been a consultant in emergency medicine since 2009 and currently
works at Wexham Park
Hospital - less than 15km from London's Heathrow
Airport. His main
clinical interest is the interface between emergency medicine and critical
care. Nick was the College
of Emergency Medicine's
first education research fellow and has postgraduate qualifications in medical
education and leadership & service improvement. He is a visiting
fellow at Bournemouth University and a clinical fellow of the National Leadership
Academy, having spent 2011/12 on a
fabulous learning journey with the King's Fund and Manchester Business
School. He has also
been the secondary care doctor on the board of Haringey Clinical Commissioning
Group since its formation last year. When not at work, Nick enjoys foreign
langauages, travel and fine wine - he is often to be found leading wine-tasting
trips to France.
Trevor is an emergency physician at Cabrini Hospital in Melbourne and a senior member of the ACEM court of examiners. He has a long term interest in medical education and assisted many ACEM trainees in their preparation for Fellowship. His blog “tjdogma” is a small but enthusiastic contributor to the FOAMed world.
Professor Yusuf Nagree
Professor Nagree is a clinical academic in Emergency Medicine at Fremantle Hospital and the University of Western Australia. His research interests are chest pain in the Emergency Department and has undertaken two major multi-centre chest pain biomarker trials in Perth. He is currently compiling a longitudinal chest pain registry as well investigating the use of high sensitivity troponins in the Emergency Department. His other research interests include ED patient complexity and has published on the subjects of telephone triage lines, GP-patients in the ED and causes of ambulance diversion and ramping. He is active within the Australian College for Emergency Medicine, being the WA Councilor, Chair of the Scientific Committee and a member of the Overcrowding Subcommittee, Quality Subcommittee and SAQ exam committee.
Dr Jen Williams
Dr Jen Williams is an ACEM
advanced trainee, with special interests in medical education and
paediatrics. In 2012 she worked as the Paediatric Emergency Medicine
Fellow at the Mater Children's Hospital in Brisbane. It was in this role
that she undertook the task of developing an evidence based C-spine clearance
protocol. Jen is a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Air Force
Specialist Reserve, a sessional academic at Bond University, an examiner for
the Centre for International Medical Graduates, a member of the University of
Queensland School of Medicine Alumni Council, and Immediate-Past-Chair of the
Australian Medical Association (Queensland) Council of
Doctors-in-Training. In her spare time she enjoys playing tennis,
although not as well as her surname might suggest.