Know your Weapons!

At SMACC we are running what we think is a pretty awesome competition… A competition that will hand over a free ticket to SMACC Chicago (June 23-26 2014) to an intrepid film-making meducator EVERY MONTH!

Introducing the ‘Equipment Videos Online (EVO)’ competition:

Your objective: Create a 5 minute video demonstrating your favorite tool

Your reward: 1 FREE SMACC 2015 registration per team!

Here is how to enter:

  1. Pick your dream team: 
    A professional videographer, lighting crew, producer, someone that looks like Vanna White, and a personalized hair and makeup trailer.
    Don’t have access to these resources? Never mind – consider roping in your work mates, your medical student minions or even your boss! You can also choose to participate as an individual. Team sizes can range from 1-5.
  2. Make a video showcasing a piece of equipment or a tool used in critical care.
    THE VIDEO MUST BE:
    5 minutes or under
    Feature a piece of equipment or a tool
    Example ideas:
    How to Use / Applications / Trouble-shooting
    Points awarded for: Applicability / Educational Value / Quality / Creativity / Entertainment / SMACCability
    Points deducted for: Making the judges motion sick
    Submit by the 1st of each month (Deadlines below).
  3. There is a new competition and winner EVERY Month!
    Not a winner the first time? No worries! Once you submit, your video will automatically be entered into each subsequent month’s competition. The earlier you submit, the more chances you have to win!
  4. Be a winner! The EVO team will choose one video winner each month!
    If you win, you will receive:
    1 free SMACC 2015 registration per team! Wow!
    Fame: Your video will be showcased at SMACC Chicago
    Satisfaction
    Gloating privileges

“Note: By submitting your video, you are allowing us to share it publicly on the SMACC website and show at SMACC 2015 in Chicago so that all FOAMed learners can benefit from your teaching!

Find the monthly deadlines and submit your entries at the SMACC EVO Competition webpage.

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Know your Weapons!

At SMACC we are running what we think is a pretty awesome competition… A competition that will hand over a free ticket to SMACC Chicago (June 23-26 2014) to an intrepid film-making meducator EVERY MONTH!

Introducing the ‘Equipment Videos Online (EVO)’ competition:

Your objective: Create a 5 minute video demonstrating your favorite tool

Your reward: 1 FREE SMACC 2015 registration per team!

Here is how to enter:

  1. Pick your dream team: 
    A professional videographer, lighting crew, producer, someone that looks like Vanna White, and a personalized hair and makeup trailer.
    Don’t have access to these resources? Never mind – consider roping in your work mates, your medical student minions or even your boss! You can also choose to participate as an individual. Team sizes can range from 1-5.
  2. Make a video showcasing a piece of equipment or a tool used in critical care.
    THE VIDEO MUST BE:
    5 minutes or under
    Feature a piece of equipment or a tool
    Example ideas:
    How to Use / Applications / Trouble-shooting
    Points awarded for: Applicability / Educational Value / Quality / Creativity / Entertainment / SMACCability
    Points deducted for: Making the judges motion sick
    Submit by the 1st of each month (Deadlines below).
  3. There is a new competition and winner EVERY Month!
    Not a winner the first time? No worries! Once you submit, your video will automatically be entered into each subsequent month’s competition. The earlier you submit, the more chances you have to win!
  4. Be a winner! The EVO team will choose one video winner each month!
    If you win, you will receive:
    1 free SMACC 2015 registration per team! Wow!
    Fame: Your video will be showcased at SMACC Chicago
    Satisfaction
    Gloating privileges

“Note: By submitting your video, you are allowing us to share it publicly on the SMACC website and show at SMACC 2015 in Chicago so that all FOAMed learners can benefit from your teaching!

Find the monthly deadlines and submit your entries at the SMACC EVO Competition webpage.

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Developing EM, Brazil 2014

aka Postcards from the Edge 010

This candid interview with Lee Fineberg and Mark Newcombe, conference organisers for DevelopingEM Brazil 2014, looks at what the upcoming conference has in store. Developing EM is a conference with a reputation for ethics, innovation and action in the arena of emergency medicine in the developing world.

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn62NH_jz3s

The video interview touched on the highlights of last year’s conference in Cuba and discusses the sustainable aspects that came out of the educational congregation. These themes are part of the core philosophy of this conference and is one of the reasons it has been labelled as a “conference with a conscience”. Last year’s LITFL Developing EM interview with the two conference organisers covered in more detail the aspirations of this conference and why it is unique.

So, what is so good about Developing EM? According to Nat Thurtle, who is health advisor with Médecins Sans Frontières and is an Emergency Medicine Registrar, the great things are “the ethics, the true innovation and the heart”. So if you are passionate about the development of the speciality, or even slightly interested in getting involved and making a positive impact in the global scene of Emergency Medicine, then this is the conference for you.

Check out the official Developing EM website and follow @developingem on Twitter.

We also hope that you can have fun in the sun this September (8-12th) at Salvador, Brazil 2014!

Adios
Bishan

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Developing EM, Brazil 2014

aka Postcards from the Edge 010

This candid interview with Lee Fineberg and Mark Newcombe, conference organisers for DevelopingEM Brazil 2014, looks at what the upcoming conference has in store. Developing EM is a conference with a reputation for ethics, innovation and action in the arena of emergency medicine in the developing world.

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn62NH_jz3s

The video interview touched on the highlights of last year’s conference in Cuba and discusses the sustainable aspects that came out of the educational congregation. These themes are part of the core philosophy of this conference and is one of the reasons it has been labelled as a “conference with a conscience”. Last year’s LITFL Developing EM interview with the two conference organisers covered in more detail the aspirations of this conference and why it is unique.

So, what is so good about Developing EM? According to Nat Thurtle, who is health advisor with Médecins Sans Frontières and is an Emergency Medicine Registrar, the great things are “the ethics, the true innovation and the heart”. So if you are passionate about the development of the speciality, or even slightly interested in getting involved and making a positive impact in the global scene of Emergency Medicine, then this is the conference for you.

Check out the official Developing EM website and follow @developingem on Twitter.

We also hope that you can have fun in the sun this September (8-12th) at Salvador, Brazil 2014!

Adios
Bishan

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Bubbles in the Wilderness

There have been many discussions and debates about the role of FOAM (free open-access meducation) in medical education, the pros, the cons and whether or not it really is useful.

It may not be for everyone, yet for some individuals – especially those who are remote or isolated – FOAM has transformed how they learn, engage and enjoy medicine. A great example of this — one the RAGE team recommends you read — is Natasha Pirie-Burley’s account, Bubbles in the Wilderness: All about FOAM, published on the Adventure Medic blog.

“In 2007 I struggled to find my passion or heroes within my workplace. I listened to closed minds and wondered why everyone was, “just getting through it”. It was un-inspiring and at times depressing. I resigned from my job in the UK and headed to the wilderness of America, New Zealand, Nepal, and Australia. I was searching for heroes and inspiration relevant to my life. Then last year, by chance, I found that Mawson’s bravery, Shackleton’s leadership, Dean Potter’s composure and the family Robinson’s ingenuity were right here at my fingertips and living in these medical pioneers of FOAM.”
— excerpt from Bubbles in the Wilderness: All about FOAM by Natasha Pirie-Burley

Vive la FOAM!

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