21st International Conference on Emergency Medicine 2022

14 – 19 June

Hybrid Conference I Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

21st International Conference on Emergency Medicine

14 – 19 June 2022

Hybrid Conference
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

21st International Conference on Emergency Medicine 2022

14 – 19 June

Hybrid Conference I Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre


The ICEM 2022 official program is scheduled in the Melbourne, Australia time zone (GMT+10).

*Subject to change
Pre-Conference Workshops
Tuesday 14 June 2022
0900 - 1230
Ultrasound Hands On Workshop 1 - Core EM POCUS
The poisoned patient in the ED; Key aspects of assessment and management
Neonatal Emergencies
Not to be missed: Key ECG findings for ED physicians
IFEM Research Workshop
RVEEH workshop 1 - ENT
Facilitator: Allan Whitehead

The workshop will be a rotation between a variety of stations. The current planned station topics (subject to change):

• Basic Cardiac – PSL & PSS views
• Basic Cardiac – Apical views
• Basic Cardiac – Subcostal views
• Lung
• Needle Guidance/Peripheral
• Vascular Access
• Basic MSK – Knee effusion & aspiration
Facilitator: Michael Downes and Kerry Hoggett

Toxicology faculty:
Geoff Isbister
Shaun Greene
Ingrid Berling
Zeff Koutsogiannis
Kath Isoardi and
Keith Harris

What might happen next? Risk Assessment case scenarios in poisoning
Toxic Faculty

Abnormal sinus rhythm: ECG case scenarios in poisoning
Toxic Faculty

What’s the lactate? Biochemical case scenarios in poisoning
Toxic Faculty

ETA 5 minutes !! Miscellaneous case discussions in poisoning
Toxic Faculty

Facilitator: Simon Chu

Glucose and metabolic problems
Preeti Ramaswamy

Vomiting and feeding issues
Adnan Bilgrami

Neonatal rashes and umbilical problems
Sinead O’Donnell

Skills stations

- Newborn resuscitation algorithm and resuscitaire orientation

- Airway skills in newborn including NeoPuff use

Facilitator: Louise Cullen

Advanced ECG interpretation in chest pain
Pendell Meyers

Syncope – The answer is the ECG
Stephen Smith

They took what? ECGs and Toxicology
Louise Cullen

Fast and Furious – Tachyarrhythmias in the ED
Rob Buttner

Facilitator: Jonathan Knott

This Research Workshop is designed for early career researchers. Pre-workshop videos will be provided that attendees will go through prior to the conference. A virtual panel of experienced researchers will be available at the workshop to address any issues that arise from the videos. The panel will also welcome any individual study questions that attendees wish to raise. These may include current and planned studies

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Topics include:

  • Developing a Study Question
  • Study methodologies
  • Ethics
  • Managing Data
  • Conference Presentations
  • Getting Published

Other readings can be accessed through the IFEM Research Committee webpage, especially the Research Primers, published in the African Journal for Emergency Medicine: Research Committee | IFEM

Facilitator: Carmel Crock

This workshop will allow participants to get an opportunity to hear from and ask questions to, debate with experts in regards to the recognition, assessment and management of common ENT emergencies including:

  • The ENT exam
  • Vertigo
  • Post tonsillectomy bleeding
  • Epistaxis
  • Foreign body ear, nose and throat
  • Otological Emergencies and more....
1230 - 1330
1330 - 1700
Ultrasound Hands On Workshop 2 – Advanced EM POCUS
Leadership Workshop - skills for future leaders
IFEM medical student symposium
Paediatric minor injuries
RVEEH workshop 2 - Ophthalmology

Facilitator: Allan Whitehead

The workshop will be a rotation between a variety of stations. The current planned station topics (subject to change):

  • Biliary
  • Renal
  • Proximal DVT
  • Basic First Trimester (Transabdo)
  • Advanced Cardiac – measuring output/volume responsiveness
  • Advanced Cardiac - Diastology
  • Advanced MSK – Shoulder applications: Effusion, Dislocation, IA Injection
  • Advanced Cardiac - Pericardiocentesis
Facilitator: Shantha Raghwan

Calming your Critic (and Embracing your Cheerleader)
Jenny Jamieson

Overcoming Setbacks and learning to Bounce Forwards
Krupa Mehta and Jocelyn Howell

Crossing the Intersection
Shantha Raghwan

Facilitator: Elif Cakal

Stage 1

One medical student representative from each region will make a brief pre-structured presentation explaining the perceived regional context, strengths and challenges regarding the undergraduate EM education and overall EM setting.

Stage 2

Participants will go to regional break-out rooms for deeper semi-structured discussions based on the issues provided by the first stage and led by the student/faculty facilitators.

Stage 3

One medical student representative from each region will report the summary of the break-out room's discussion

Facilitator: Simon Chu and Andy Tagg

Minor injuries in children – a general approach to common challenges
Tanya Gray, Kristy Stafford, Sarah Davidson

Finger/toe and fingernail/toenail injuries
Doris Tham and Alan Ngo

Local anaesthetic techniques
Deon Strydom and Ruaraidh McRitchie

Nose and ear minor injuries

Heather Deane and Bindu Bali

Common fractures not needing admission
Ian Law and Lynn Moreau

Facilitator: Carmel Crock

This workshop will allow participants to get an opportunity to hear and ask questions to, debate with experts in regards to the recognition, assessment and management of common eye emergencies including:

  • Sudden Vision Loss
  • The Red Eye
  • Blunt and Penetrating Eye Trauma
  • Corneal Emergencies
    And More...
Pre-Conference Workshops
Wednesday 15 June 2022
0900 - 1230
Capacity Building in Global Emergency Care Workshop
Disaster workshop
Quality and patient safety special interest group - quality care, better care and better emergency care
Updates in paediatric emergency medicine
Geriatric trauma
Facilitator: Gerard O'Reilly

Overview and introductions
Gerard O'Reilly

Advocacy of emergency care
Rob Mitchell

Advocacy for global emergency care - workshop

Needs assessment in global emergency care
Georgina Phillips

Needs assessment in global emergency care – workshop

The project framework for global emergency care
Gerard O'Reilly

Facilitator: Kavita Varshney

Introduction of faculty / participants and aims
Kavita Varshney

Lecture about MCI’s
Punidha Kaliaperumal

The scene – UAV footage of a pretend disaster scene
Ruby Hsu and Kavita Varshney

Patient stories
Punidha Kaliaperumal and Kavita Varshney

Preparing for the reception of patients at the hospital
Daniel Kollek (CAN)

Summary and lessons learnt
Kavita Varshney

Melinda Truesdale
Welcome and brief introduction

Melinda Truesdale

The IFEM Quality Framework
Kim Hansen

Toolkits for the implementation of IFEM Quality Framework in India
Saravana Kumar

The development of EMER in Australasia
Carmel Crock

Break out discussion part 1

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Essential Quality Metrics for EDs
Melinda Truesdale

Plot the dots (how to use data for assurance and improvement)
David Hodgson

How to implement a quality improvement project in the ED
Peter Jones

Break out discussion part 2

The development of the Utstein template for uniform reporting
Katrin Hruska

Quality Registries in Sweden and Electronic Health Records
Lisa Kurland

Patient Flow in different settings. What options which can be considered?
Bruce Lo

Breakout discussion part 3

Quality improvement and the well being of ED staff
Mike Nicholls

Morbidity and mortality and local review especially from a safety viewpoint
George Douros

Breakout discussion part 4

Brief summation

Facilitator: Rodrick Lim

Updates in common paediatric presentations (fever, abdo pain, chest pain, analgesia).
Nathan Kuppermann, Corrie Chumpitazi, Heather Machen, Gary Joubert

Facilitator: Heather Deane

Mind over matter - a discussion of functional neurology in children
Tanya Gray, Charmaine Gray, Sarah Curnow, Tom Yap and Lynn Moreau

Facilitator: Carolyn Hullick and Nemat Saba

Welcome and introduction
Don Melady

Global Overview on Geriatric trauma
Chris Carpenter

Triage in Geriatric trauma what is the scope of the problem
Mya Cubitt

Tips on GEM trauma ABCD approach
How are they different from younger adults?
Lorraine Lau

Falls (How are we dealing with the most common GEM trauma presentation?)
Shan Liu

Head injury “to scan or not to scan”
Eric Mercier and Audrey-Anne Brousseau

Cervical Spine injuries and c-spine clearance
Amy Stokoe

1230 - 1330
1330 - 1700
Capacity Building in Global Emergency Care Workshop
Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Emergency Department: A focus on Women's Health
Evaluation of digital technologies: why, what and how?
Updates in paediatric emergency medicine
Geriatric trauma
Facilitator: Gerard O'Reilly

The project framework for global emergency care - workshop

Research in global emergency care
Gerard O'Reilly, Georgina Phillips & Rob Mitchell

Research in global emergency care workshop

The toolkit for global emergency care
Jennifer Jamieson

The toolkit for global emergency care

The toolkit for global emergency care: lessons and case studies from the field
All faculty, including guest contributors: Harendra Cooray, Aloima Taufilo, Mangu Kendino and Vincent Atua

Melinda Truesdale

Welcome and brief introduction
Melinda Truesdale

The management of bleeding in early pregnancy
Yvette Bassin

Ectopic pregnancy: mortality and morbidity case discussions
Jenny Huang

Breaking bad news- the art of communication in a Women’s Emergency Department
Jana Alexander

Panel Discussion 1

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Streaming access for patients to legal advice, (including a brief discussion on domestic / intimate partner violence)
Melinda Truesdale

Cultural sensitivity, appropriate care and referral pathway for Women of affected by Female genital mutilation in the emergency department
Marie Jones and
Sinduja Balachanthiran

Skill set in varied settings of Australian practice in women’s health and imparting patient education
Halimah Perez

Family(general) practice: the importance of having an emergency medicine understanding
Shahida Munshey

Panel discussion 2

Pelvic Pain in ED: The Holistic Approach
Lisa Walker

Chest pain in pregnancy: PE or not PE?
Amy McAllister

Abdominal pain in pregnancy
Marilyn Kok

Panel Discussion 3

Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia including HELLP
Katie Waldman

Recognition of rare emergency presentations in the late stages of pregnancy
Toby Angstmann

Resuscitation of the pregnant patient
Helen Brennecke

Panel Discussion 4


While governments, patients, health professionals and companies are all clamoring to develop new technologies and offer solutions to our health systems everywhere

  • How should we take an important step back to understand what technologies are must-haves, good-to-haves, and frivolous?
  • How do we evaluate these technologies appropriately not only in their own innovative merits, but also how they address the important emergency medicine contexts they purport to address?
  • What are some examples of health system evaluation approaches to date?
  • What can we do as next steps to advance evaluation to support future technology developments?

Facilitator: Grzegorz Waligora

Setting the agenda for the workshop and description of learning objectives

Grzegorz Waligora

Evaluation of digital technologies from ED clinician perspective

Dr Clara Wu and Dr Sandeep Gore

Facilitator: Grzegorz Waligora

Evaluation of digital technologies from technology industry representative perspective

Esther Talboom-Kamp and Dr Terrence Mulligan

Facilitator: Kendall Ho

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Evaluation of digital technologies from government and policy maker perspective

Dr Tony Lawler and Chun Tat Lui 

Facilitator: Grzegorz Waligora

Panel discussion

IFEM Emergency Medicine Digital Technology Evaluation consensus statement 2022

Facilitator: Kendall Ho


Kendall Ho

Facilitator: Victoria Tansr

Interactive spot diagnosis quiz.
Jeanee Teo, Victoria Tansr, Supranee Mathiprechku

Facilitator: Colin Powell

Challenges in paediatric resuscitation

Pia Malmquist, Mary Ryan, Patrick Van de Voorde, Ffion Davies

Facilitator: Carolyn Hullick and Nemat Saba

Chest injuries (Rib fracture)
Bellal Joseph and Adam Nelson

Pelvic injuries
Tony Joseph

Fractur, dislocation presentation and management including tips on pain management
Tim Arnold

Elder abuse (part 1)
“Remember the patient you saw last shift...”
Tony Rosen

Elder abuse radiology pearls (part 2)
Tony Rosen

Beyond The ABCD’s Dealing with difficult conversations in the trauma bay, discussing goals of care
Louis Christie

Don Melady

1830 - 2130
Welcome Reception
Thursday 16 June 2022

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0830 - 900
Opening Ceremony
Welcome to Country
Wurundjeri Elder

Welcome from IFEM president
Sally McCarthy, IFEM

Welcome from Convenor
Simon Judkins, ICEM 2022 Local Organising Committee

Welcome from ACEM president
Clare Skinner, ACEM
0900 - 1030
Plenary 1A
COVID-19: Lessons for emergency care and public health response
What has COVID-19 taught the world about emergency care and humanitarianism?
Joanne Liu, Canada

COVID-19 and the social determinants of health
Kamalini Lokuge, Australia

COVID-19 and global emergency care: what has been the impact on LMICs and what are the lessons for clinical practice?
Lee Wallis, South Africa

Emergency care and COVID-19: clinical tools for resource challenged environments
Armando Garcia , Mexico

Lessons from the frontline - public health, emergency care and the COVID-19 pandemic
Kang Hyun Lee, South Korea

Facilitated panel discussion
1030 - 1100
Morning Tea, Exhibition and Poster Displays
1100 - 1230

COVID-19 and ED: Lessons in pandemic preparedness and response from across the globe

Clinical and literature updates - resuscitation

ACEM Global Emergency Care Scholars perspectives from the Pacific

Leadership in GEC

Free Papers: emergency care systems

Common paediatric emergencies - a global perspective
Chairs: Lai Heng Foong and Kavita Varshney

COVID-19 preparedness in Australia
Kerry Chant

COVID-19 in Singapore
Yih Yng Ng

COVID-19 in UK
Katherine Henderson

COVID-19 experience in Uganda and African context
Annet Alenyo

COVID-19 in Canada
Chris Simpson

Chairs: Dave McCreary and Andy Neill

The latest in cardiac arrest management
Maaret Castren

Resuscitation highlights from the annals of EM journal club
Ryan Radecki

Resuscitation with limited resources - clinical pearls
Victoria Stephen

CRM update: we need more TLC for CRM
Joe Nemeth

Practice changing evidence for global critical care
Stevan Bruijns

What have we learned in 10 years of resuscitation research
Peter Cameron

Discussion panel
Maaret Castren, Ryan Radecki, Victoria Stephen, Joe Nemeth, Stevan Bruijns, Peter Cameron, Elizabeth Doran and John O'Neill
Chair: Gary Nou

Mafa Aso Lokenga

Papua New Guinea
Carl Kingston

Nolan Fuamatu

Roderick Mera and Richie Ala

Cook Islands
Ko Ko Lwin

Solomon Islands
Noel Siope

EM Leadership - the roller coaster of relevance
Katherine Henderson

Evolution of emergency medicine in India
A N Venkatesh

Leadership in tackling attacks against healthcare in conflict - in hospital and pre-hospital
Salehya Ahsan

Leadership to rapidly scale up an emergency care response in war
Vitaliy Krylyuk

Basic Life Support courses, bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation and survival from OHCA in Denmark
Theo Walther Jensen

Data registry to help inform the emergency department on key performance indicators
Vega Kauh

Attitudes and beliefs to palliative care amongst health care workers in Vanuatu
Amelia Scharkie

Introducing routine risk assessment for occupational violence in a metropolitan Emergency Department: a shift from reactive to proactive management
Ainslie Senz

Cost-effectiveness analysis of the multi-strategy WHO emergency care toolkit in regional referral hospitals in Uganda
Kalin Werner

Chairs: Simon Chu and Andy Tagg

Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Nate Kupperman

Convulsive status epilepticus
Stuart Dalziel

Sepsis and septic shock
Qalab Abbas

1230 - 1330
Lunch, Exhibition and Poster Displays
1330 - 1500

Trauma care in the 21st Century

Clinical and literature updates - neurology

Prehospital care around the globe: the paramedic experience

Mental health care and emergency medicine: a global perspective

Meet the authors: the IFEM research primer

GEC development: challenges and opportunities for emerging emergency care systems
Chairs: Tony Joseph and Stephanie Doniger

Geriatric Trauma – a new paradigm
Mya Cubitt

KPIs used to measure quality of care in trauma cases in Iran
Keihan Golshemi

Trauma and Geriatric Emergency care in resource limited settings
Indanil Das

The benefits of Paediatric Trauma Systems
Kylke Au Yeung Kwan Leong

Trauma in behaviourally disturbed patients

Owen Muir

Gunshot injuries - current evidence based management Whitney Bryant


Chairs: Daniel Fatovich and Jenny Jamieson

Regan Marsh


What's the NNT for tPA in acute ischemic stroke?
Ken Milne

Nitrous Oxide: no laughing matter
Jess Soderstrom

Acute dizziness in the ED
Chris Carpenter

Stroke Air Ambulance: pioneering equitable emergency care for remote Australians
Mardi Steere

Neuro-POCUS - incidental cranial sonography findings in a case of hemiparesis - a case report
Gayatri Lekshmi Madhavan

Chair: Ben Meadley

It takes a system: Exploring new ways of delivering high quality care to low acuity patients in the pre-hospital environment
Tim Makrides

The South African Experience
Sergio Gomes

Comparison of International Ambulance Models in Developed and Developing Countries
Duncan McConnell

Prehospital care in PNG
Matt Cannon
Chair: Simon Judkins

The impact of recurrent ED visits by drug-induced mental health disorders in Mexico
Jorge Garcia

Mental health in the emergency department - failling through the cracks in the system
Clare Skinner

Suicidality in the emergency department: trends, gaps and the co-design of a package of brief interventions for emergency health workers in Nepal
Roshana Srethna and Anmol Srethna

Mental health and emergency medicine: challenges in Kenya
Christine Ngaruiya

Adaptions and innovations in managing acute mental health demands in Hong Kong
Desmond Nguyen

Chair: Erin Simon

Introduction to the research primers
Erin Simon

Collaboration with non-emergency care specialists and other emergency care providers: A research primer for low- and middle-income countries
Camilo Gutierrez

Developing a research question: A research primer for low- and middle- income countries
Rob Mitchell, Georgina Phillips and Gerard O'Reilly

Principles of research ethics: A research primer for low- and middle-income countries
Cindy Bitter

Funding sources for research: A research primer for low- and middle-income countries
Elizabeth Devos

Basic statistics: A research primer for low- and middle-income countries
Justin Kaplan

Mentorship and how to conduct research: A research primer for low- and middle-income countries
Jim Ducharme

Chair: Megan Cox

A perspective from Vanuatu
Vega Kauh and Shamayel Shafiee Allaf

Prevalence of moral injury among Filipino emergency department physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional study
Shane Chug

A perspective from Botswana
Makamu Sebakeng

Establishment of functional accident & emergency unit (A&E) in a tertiary care hospital Sri Lanka
Sanath Rajakaruna

A perspective from Fiji
Deepak Sharma

The Borneo Challenge: Setting up a COVID-19 emergency field hospital in Sarawak
Aaron Kuo Huo Lai

Facilitated discussion
1500 - 1530
Afternoon Tea, Exhibition and Poster Displays
1530 - 1730
Plenary 1B
Global emergency care in a post-pandemic world
International partnerships for global emergency care development
Sally McCarthy, IFEM

Emergency care, universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals: are we making progress?
Teri Reynolds, WHO

Beyond COVID-19 - do we need to decolonise global emergency care?
Seye Abimbola, Nigeria

Case studies from across the globe

A journey in progress - developing emergency care in Papua New Guinea
Mangu Kendino, Papua New Guinea

The emergency medicine journey in the Philippines
Pauline Convocar, Philippines

Developing specialist emergency nursing capacity in Fiji
Mamutuki Sosefo, Fiji

Emergency care development in low-resource settings: lessons from Nepal
Ajay Thapa, Nepal

Facilitated panel discussion
1830 - 2000
Update on emergency medicine in Spanish

**This is a virtual only session - all attendees are required to join this session virtually**
Session details coming soon
1900 - 2200
Global Emergency Care Network Dinner
1900 - 2200
ACEM Trainee Networking Function
2000 - 2130
Clinical advances in global emergency care

**This is a virtual only session - all attendees are required to join this session virtually**
How to resuscitate patients who are bleeding to death - an evidence-based update
Jason Smith, United Kingdom

Presentation title TBA
Kirsten Johnson, Canada

Paediatric emergency care - a global perspective on epidemiology, gaps and opportunities
Prashant Mahajan, United States

Presentation title TBA
Sanjeev Bhoi, India

Facilitated panel discussion
Friday 17 June 2022

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0830 - 1030
Why equity matters
Global health equity and the social determinants of health: the African experience
Mulinda Nyirenda, Malawi

Pursuing health equity for asylum seekers and displaced persons across the globe
Kon Karapanagiotidis, Australia

Deveopment of gender equity & equality systems in emergency medicine
Imron Subhan, India and Priyadarshini Marathe, United Kingdom

Equity, First Nations Peoples and healthcare
Greg Phillips, Australia

Health inequities in African American and Latin American communities: challenges and solutions
Gillian Schmitz

Facilitated panel discussion
1030 - 1100
Morning Tea, Exhibition and Poster Displays
1100 - 1230

Paediatric emergency medicine research - latest news

Clinical and literature updates - cardiology

Sustainable working conditions: lessons from across the globe

Indigenous health service equity

Geriatric medicine

SHOCK POCUS: A new paradigm
Chairs: Stuart Dalziel and Franz Babl

PERN – power of network research
Stuart Dalziel

How to start a network
Adriana Yock-Corrales

How to grow a network
Damian Roland

Unfunded studies – answering key questions with the help of your friends

- Retrospective studies to prospective registries/answering questions about common diseases

– lessons and science learnt from PERN global poisoning
Santi Mintegi

- Answering questions about rare diseases – PAINT, new evidence on intussusception
TBA speaker

- Global studies powered for rare endpoints/developing clinical decision rules relevant to all - PERN Pneumonia
Todd Florin

- Global cooperation for outcomes for RCTs – asthma outcome
Simon Craig

Funded research – Developing a sustainable research network - Pivoting in the face of a pandemic – PERN COVID (PERC)
Stephen Friedman

- RCTs powered for rare outcomes – PROMPT BOLUS (PECARN)
Nate Kuppermann

Chair: Louise Cullen

Rapid rundown of the Modified Scarbossa criteria
Steve Smith

Highly sensitive POC troponin assays
Rick Body

ECMO in the ED for cardiac arrest
Gary Mitchell

Rapid assessment using HS troponin in the ED
Cynthia Papendick

Covid and acute cardiac diseases: lessons learnt
Oscar Miro

Chair: Elizabeth DeVos


Lesson from Poland
Dorota Rutkowska

Lesson from Philippines
Pauline Convocar

Lession from USA
Elizabeth DeVos

Lesson from St Lucia
Lisa Charles

Lesson from Brazil
Nicole Pinheiro

Lesson from Sri Lanka
Nilanka Wickamaratne

Title TBA
Kate Anson

Title TBA
Crystal Williams

Title TBA
Gina Bundle

Carolyn Hullick and Nemat Saba

Pre-hospital care of older people – challenges and opportunities
Craig Ellis

Residential care and ED: sharing the global experience :The why, what and how. lessons learnt
Rosa McNamara and Colin Ong

Over diagnosis of UTIs: Be a urosceptic
Ellen Burkett

Older adults’ behavioural emergencies
Bruce Lo and Ian Sammy

Chair: Beatrice Hoffman

POCUS for the win. How ultrasound can beat out Xray or CT patients with acute abdominal pain
Senad Tabakovic

POCUS research update 2022
Rasha Buhumaid

AI, tele-ultrasound and new handheld devices for POCUS
Jim Connolly

New POCUS algorithm for the unstable patient
Justin Bowra

Does this patient have pneumonia?
Beatrice Hoffman

1230 - 1330
Lunch, Exhibition and Poster Displays
1330 - 1500
Development of gender equity and equality systems in emergency medicine
Free papers - staying alive - trauma, sepsis and respiratory support
Free papers - what are the kids doing these days? Paediatrics and technology
Global EM Education
Overcrowding and access block
ICEM 2022 Grand Marketplace 13:30 - 15:30
Chair: Imron Subhan

Gender Equality in EM – Where Do We Stand Today
Sally McCarthy

Persistence of Gender Inequality in Developed Countries – Why
Gayle Galletta

Taking Women Leadership to the Next Level – The 2.0 Move
Kim Hansen


Panel Discussion: Gender Issues Affecting Emergency Care – Top Problems and Their Solutions
Roberta Petrino, James Ducharme, Kaushila Thilakasiri, Mulinda Nyieri, Liliana Caceres
Chair: Jess Soderstrom

Snake envenomation
Geoff Isbister

Marine envenomation
Jamie Seymour

Migrating mushrooms and people: issues for the identification of toxic fungi
Tom May
An international perspective on factors influencing care of children with acute exacerbation of asthma: A study on behalf of the Pediatric Emergency Research Network (PERN)
Charmaine Gray

Traumatic tension pneumothorax: experience from 115 consecutive patients in a trauma service in South Africa
Victor Kong

WHO O2CoV2: Oxygen requirements and approaches to respiratory support in patients with COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countries
Priyanka Relan

Trauma in pregnancy: a ten-year analysis of maternal and fetal outcomes
Melinda Truesdale

Intervention with concentrated albumin for resuscitation of undifferentiated sepsis – the ICARUS pilot trial
Julian Williams

Open pneumothorax: the spectrum and outcome of management based on advanced trauma life support recommendations
Victor Kong

‘Have you googled it?’; perceived benefit of targeted emergency medicine departmental teaching based on recent, local, high-frequency internet searches
Stephen Gilmartin

Prednisolone for Bell's Palsy in children: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, Multicentre Trial
Franz Babl

The development and external validation of a risk prediction score for children with suspected Ebola Virus Disease
Alicia Genisca

Review of the Irish Childrens’ Triage System (ICTS) 5 years post implementation
Fiona McDaid

Effect of Machine Learning on Dispatcher Recognition of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest During Calls to Emergency Medical Services. A Randomized Clinical Trial
Signe Amalie Wolthers

Virtual ER: A Serious Online Game for Teamwork Enhancement in Medical and Nursing Undergraduates
Janet Wong Q&A
Chairs: James Kwan and Alper Cevik

General introduction on transformation
Abraham Wai

Perspective from Africa
Joseph Kalanzi

Perspective from Bolivia
Maria Del Carmen

Perspective from Europe
Gregor Prosen

Perspectives from Gulf region
Rasha Buhumaid

Perspective from USA
Erin Simon

Accreditation and quality of training
Andrew Singer
Chair: Eddy Lang

Highlights from the task force report
Eddy Lang and Kim Hansen

ED crowding and access block as a wicked problem
David Petrie

The science of ED crowding
Peter Jones

Crowding and local leadership: more than just a game face?
Ian Higginson
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1500 - 1530
Afternoon Tea, Exhibition and Poster Displays
1530 - 1730
Plenary 2B
Equity through advocacy: lessons from Australia, New Zealand and The Pacific
The role and power of research
Brendan Crabb, Australia

The role and power of politics and advocacy for emergency care from the Tuvalu perspective
Aloima Taufilo, Tuvalu

The role and power of education
Papaarangi Reid, New Zealand

The role and power of the media
Jo Chandler, Australia

The role and power of professional advocacy
Dinesh Palipana, Australia

Facilitated panel discussion

IFEM advocacy - Myanmar, Ukraine and beyond
Srinath Kumar

Conference statement
Jenny Jamieson
1830 - 2000
Overcoming the tyranny of distance: improving healthcare equity and access by bringing the emergency doctor to the patient

**This is a virtual only session - all attendees are required to join this session virtually**
A NZ perspective
Ruth Large

An Australian perspective
Loren Sher

An American perspective
Robert Hughes

A Turkish perspective
Goksu Berikol

A Malaysian perspective
Datuk Mahathar

A Saudi perspective
Waddaa Reda

2000 - 2130
Virtual Grand Marketplace

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Saturday 18 June 2022

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0830 - 1030
Towards a sustainable planet: how will climate change impact the development and delivery of emergency care?
A view from the frontline: climate change and the Pacific
Trina Sale, Solomon Islands and Deepak Sharma, Fiji

The impact of climate change in disasters, and implications for humanitarian response
Kirsten Johnson, Canada

Public health and the environment: lessons for a sustainable existence
Tony Capon, Australia

Planetary health and emergency care: a perspective from India
Tamorish Kole, India

The medical profession and the future of Planet Earth
Nicholas Talley, Australia

Facilitated panel discussion
1030 - 1100
Morning Tea, Exhibition and Poster Displays
1100 - 1230

Disaster medicine

Clinical and literature updates - trauma

Early critical care services and limited resource settings

Collaborating to promote effective emergency nursing development

Free papers: staying alive - cardiac arrest and emergency cardiology

Resource stewardship
Chair: Kavita Varshney

Manchester Bombings
Fiona Lecky

Whakaari - a dual eruption
Kathryn Duffy

Beirut Explosion: Lessons Learned
Mariana Helou

When civility gives way to unrest
Paul Penn

Disaster sandwich (workload / balance / burnout)
Mick Molloy

A Tongan interview

Chairs: Tony Joseph and J Jameson

ATLS pitfalls: an evidence-based review
Ankur Verma

Paediatric trauma care.. memes and hoaxes?
Patrick Van de voorde

The challenges of setting up a trauma system in India: using the evidence
Narendra Nath Jena

Trauma management in an austere environment
Ayesha Al Memari

Evidence-based updates in the initial treatment of pediatric traumatic brain injury
Chong Shu-Ling

Penetrating neck injuries: current evidence based management
Erin Simon

Chair: Adam Laytin

Panel introduction
Adam Laytin

Early critical care services (ECCS): update and landscape
Adam Laytin

Shock management in limited resource settings
Mohammed Alsabri

Respiratory failure in limited resource settings
Backar Hamade

Sepsis in limited resource settings
Sohil Pothiawala

POC ultrasound for critical illness in limited resource settings
Stephanie Doniger


A Sri Lankan perspective
Padma Gamage

Focus on Fiji
Mamatuki Sosefo

Teaching from Tanzania
Marwa Obogo

Rural resources in Victoria
Nicole Farmer


Association between conversion to shockable rhythms and survival with favorable neurological outcomes during resuscitation for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests: An ambidirectional cohort study
Lee Kai Yi

An evaluation of basic life support training among medical students in southwest Nigeria - an outine study
Simileoluwa Onabanjo

Exploring the role of thrombolysis for out of hospital cardiac arrests due to suspected pulmonary embolism attended by the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS)
Jack Wilkinson

Adverse events from nitrate administration during right ventricular myocardial infarction: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Matt Wilkinson-Stokes

Chair: John Bonning

Overdiagnosis in the Emergency Medicine context

Research priorities in the massive healthcare challenge we face
Kaveh Shojania

Resource stewardship - LMIC perspective
Shivani Shailin

The inverted U curve & EM: Overdiagnosis & the law of unintended consequences
Daniel Fatovich

Resource stewardship - "choosing wisely"
Vincent Atua

1230 - 1330
Lunch, Exhibition and Poster Displays
1330 - 1500

Coping as clinicians through COVID and beyond - global perspectives

Clinical and literature updates - infectious diseases

IFEM EM trainees SIG

Pre-hospital and retrieval medicine

Striving for quality care; improving care for patients and experience in the workplace

Free paper session

**This is a virtual only session - all attendees are required to join this session virtually**
Chair: Shahina Braganza


Simon Judkins

Johanne Egan

Al'ai Alvarez

Katherine Henderson
Chair: Gina Watkins

Paediatric infectious disease
Tigist Bacha

Malaria, dengue and leptospirosis
Ganaja Samarajiwa

Infection control in emergency departments
Kathy Dempsey

Surviving sepsis
Julian Williams

Lessons learnt from implementation of a sepsis alert response in the emergency department
Cristina Roman
Chair: Hamed Akhlaghi

Training in Emergency medicine - at my own pace, in my own space
Priyadarshini Marathe

Different assessment tools and models to evaluate EM residents.
Hamed Akhlaghi

The importance of student engagement in the developmental agenda for EM.
Mohamed Hussein

Emergency Medicine for undergraduates, the GCC current status and future need!
Mohamed Alasfoor


Trainees SIG outline
COVID-19 respair
Gary Tall

Uncharted territory - the power of the human factor
Sam Bendall

Aeromedical ecosystems in Aotearoa (New Zealand): a test of collective leadership
Chris Denny

Transformative change in PHRM. A PHRM diploma and attempting to establish minimal competence
Stefan Mazur

Chair: Melinda Truesdale

Overcrowding and patient safety - are they mutually exclusive?
Kim Hansen

Diagnostic error – understanding and improving quality of care in various settings
Carmel Crock

Deriving and validating a Triage Tool for suspected COVID 19 patients presenting to the Emergency Department – the PRIEST Study
Fiona Lecky

Strategic approach for patients with opioid use disorders in the ED
Brian Holroyd

Clinical Indicators applicable to various ED settings incorporating the Utstein guidelines
Melinda Truesdale

The development of the Quality Accreditation standards for Emergency
Saravana Kumar

Quality care in a pandemic
Lucas Chartier

Sharpening the focus on fundus photography use in the emergency department: A mixed methods implementation study
Samuel Browning

TAKE-PAUSE: Efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Virtual Reality as an Intervention in the Pediatric Emergency Department
Mahlaqa Butt

Basic life support course participants in Denmark - Socio-demographic characteristics of law-mandated and non-law courses
Theo Walther Jensen

Does wearing a surgical mask influence face touching by healthcare workers? – A cohort study during the COVID-19 pandemic
Peter Jones

Correlation between ATLS / EMST training and junior doctors' anatomical knowledge of intercostal chest drain insertion
Victor Kong

Multicultural emergency medicine epidemiology - a health economic analysis of patient visits (MEME HEAP)
Nicholas Moore

1500 - 1530
Afternoon Tea, Exhibition and Poster Displays
1530 - 1645
Resuscitating the planet: how can clinicians contribute to sustainability in healthcare?
Redesigning clinical care for sustainability: the Australian experience
Forbes McGain, Australia

Ensuring sustainability in clinical services across the Pacific
Silina Motfaga, Fiji

Activities, coalitions and next steps for clinicians to build systems and practices that enshrine a healthy planet for the future
Selena Lo

Climate sensitive events and their impact on emergency care in LMICS
Catilin Rublee, United States

Facilitated panel discussion
1645 - 1730
George Podgorny Lecture
The secret to dreaming of a better world: the passion for emergency medicine
Edgardo Menendez, Argentina
1900 - 2359
Gala Dinner
2000 - 2130
Environmental emergencies: clinical care in a warmer world

**This is a virtual only session - all attendees are required to join this session virtually**
Presentation title TBA
Renee Salas, United States

Vulnerability to climate sensitive infectious disease - insights from the Mediterranean basin and the Middle East
Shlomit Paz, Israel

Presentation title TBA
Sree Laxmi, Hyderabad

Cape Town Drought
Wayne Smith, South Africa

Facilitated panel discussion
Sunday 19 June 2022
0830 - 1030
Transformative technology: how is innovation advancing emergency care?
Transforming geriatric care, the geriatric emergency department, from concept to reality and beyond
Mark Rosenberg

AI hybrid care model in emergency medicine - benefits vs harms
Grzegorz Waligora, Poland

Pan Asian resuscitation outcome study: collaborative emergency research network
Marcus Ong, Singapore

Data Foundations for digital health
Heather Leslie, Australia

WHO mass casualty management course for emergency units
Nelson Olim

Facilitated panel discussion
1030 - 1100
Morning Tea, Exhibition and Poster Displays
1100 - 1230

Innovation in emergency medicine

Clinical and literature updates - toxicology

Solving real world emergency medicine problems through computational thinking

Psychiatric emergencies - The global health perspective

Rural and remote emergency care

Transformative medical education
Chair: Grzegorz Waligora

Virtual simulation to support team-based practices – implications for training and practice
TBA Speaker

AI hybrid care model in emergency medicine – benefits vs harms
Grzegorz Waligora

Virtual Care Models in Emergency Medicine
Kendall Ho

EHRs and data analytics – implications for the future of Emergency Care
Open MRS

Mobile Health innovations in LIMI Countries


Kendall Ho
Chairs: Michael Downes and Kerry Hoggett

Clinical cases will be presented illustrating key components of poisoning management incorporating the most recent literature
Chair: Mark Ragoo and Tom Hughes

Computational thinking and how it applies to emergency medicine
Mark Ragoo

Solving the Rota Problem
Robert Galloway

Solving the content management problem.
Declan Kelley

Have I just invented a medical device?
Tom Hughes

Chair: Bruce Lo

Managing Acute Agitation in 2021
Leslie Zun

Global Mental Health Disparities : a need for an evidence-based curriculum
Veronica Tucci

What's new in Paediatric psychiatric emergencies
Owen Muir

Crossing the bridge – Implementing MAT in OUD
Bruce Lo

Geriatric Delirium and Psychosis presenting to EDs
Richard Shih

Justin Bowra
Jenny May
Simon Quilty
Chairs: Ian Summers and Andy Tagg

International roll-out of the BEC course
Roger Alcock

Current challenges in emergency medicine education
Jesus Daniel Lopez Tapia

Resus drills using low-fidelity simulation
Ffion Davies

The learning conversation
Heike Geduld and Nemat Al Saba

Inter-professional inclusion in simulation
Kilalo Mjema

1230 - 1330
Lunch, Exhibition and Poster Displays
1330 - 1530
Closing Ceremony
Putting it all together: How can we provide Better Care for a Better World?
Facilitated panel discussion

Speakers: Vincent Atua, Mulinda Nyirenda, Jim Ducharme

Presentation of conference statement
Simon Judkins, Australia

Gautam Bodiwala

Farewell from IFEM President and President-elect
Sally McCarthy, Australia and Ffion Davies, United Kingdom

Presentation of awards

Launch of ICEM 2023
1630 - 1800
ACEM Admissions Ceremony

*Invitation required

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