TAPNA Tox Meeting – Newcastle

For those wanting to brush up on their toxicology, the Toxicology and Poisons Network Australasia annual scientific meeting is being held in Newcastle from April 30th-May 3rd in Newcastle.  Some topics include the ECG in poisoning, and snake envenomation, which are both perennial exam favourites! Click here to go to the TAPNA website and download […]

Need a change of scene? How about working in a flying ED?

Minh Le Cong (from the Prehospitalmed blog) has done a great post about a recruitment drive for the far north-west Queensland (Mt Isa) Royal Flying Doctor Service. They are looking for doctors for casual and permanent part-time positions.  If you’ve ever wanted a taste of the retrieval-life, with only one (and occasionally two or three) […]

EDExam now on EM:RAP

Everyone knows EM:RAP, and Mel Herbert, the expat Aussie Emergency Physician who moved to Los Angeles and started the most famous medical podcast, in the world, several years ago. Well I was lucky enough to meet Mel recently at the ACEM conference in Adelaide, and he invited Amit Maini and I to host the new […]

The science of productivity

Shout out to Chris Nickson (from LITFL and iTeachEM) for tweeting about this.  From a great site called brainpickings.org here’s a fantastic little video about productivity.  If you’re struggling with the study load of the ACEM Fellowship exam, or  finding yourself getting distracted by social media, or you just don’t feel like you’re getting the […]

ETM Course brochure now available

The Emergency Trauma Management Course brochure is now available for download. Please feel free to download it, and either email it to your registrar and consultant group in your ED, or print it out and pop it up on your ED noticeboard. The November course has just booked out, December is filling fast, and we’ve […]