#FOAMed facts

A day of numbers 12 12 12

Every so often the data entry and Google doc spreadsheet updates becomes too tedious to handle, and I get carried away with numbers and statistics. No specific numbers, just the facile, random and obtuse numbers…so I thought I would share some random arithmetic.

The world is getting smaller as #FOAMed is getting bigger

The net effect of FOAM has taken me quite by surprise. Despite a complete lack of evidence, peer review, mission statements OR Big Pharma backing – the FOAMed revolution continues to infiltrate the psyche of the everyday healthcare professional. The ability to intelligently review, discuss and develop hypotheses, guidelines and issues; the sense of community; the sense of rebellious augmented learning and the joy of independence is rife…and contagious.

  • There are now an amazing 179 EMCC blogs (…sorry make that 180 with the new arrival of BoringEM)
  • The first 110 blogs have been added to FOAMEM.com an awesome new site which pulls fresh educational feeds from all the EMCC resources!  [Subscribe for a daily updates of EVERY new post]
  • Bloggers write from 21 different countries: Australia, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Czech republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latin America, Malaysia, New Zealand, Poland, Puerto Rico, Scandinavia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the USA
  • GMEP – ‘the Facebook of Medicine’ has just welcomed it’s 800th new member, 2 weeks after launch. Of the 7634 Universities in the world the first 32 now have a GMEP affiliate member
  • #FOAMed: An amazing 336 FOAM fanatic healthcare professionals support the FOAM concept enough to display it on their Twitter profile page!
  • FOAM fans live in 33 different countries round the globe including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, N Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United States and Wales


#FOAMed world map

Global distribution of #FOAMed fans

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December 2012 – Neil Cunningham talks at ICEM 2012

This year Dr Neil Cunningham gave a talk at the International Conference in Emergency Medicine, held in Dublin, Ireland. The talk was successful and well received, and the powerpoint presentation and talk are available on our Videos page, or on our Youtube channel. Unfortunately, the popularity led our hosting service to believe we had a virus and they shut the Shoulder Dislocation.net website down! After several months, we are pleased to report we are back up and running on a new dedicated server, thanks to Mike Cadogan and the team at Global Medical Education Project (GMEP). Anyway, we hope you enjoy the talk and presentation and look forward to the next year full of exciting updates.