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


Dr Seye Abimbola

Seye Abimbola is a health systems researcher and a global health scholar. He studies community engagement in governance, decentralised governance, and the role of governance in the adoption and scale up of health system innovations. He is the current (2020-22) Prince Claus Chair in Development and Equity at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, a senior lecturer in global health at the University of Sydney in Australia, and the editor in chief of BMJ Global Health.

A/Prof Hamed Akhlaghi

Dr Akhlaghi is a fellow of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine since 2015. He was awarded a PhD in the field of Neuroscience from the University of Melbourne in 2012. Dr Akhlaghi has constantly been contributing to the teaching of academic staff in the field of Emergency Medicine; has an active role in conducting research activities; and has been appointed as a Head of Emergency Medicine Research at St Vincent’s Hospital to perform high-quality research, develop new partnerships and advocate the translation of evidence into practice. In addition, Dr Akhlaghi is a secretary of the emergency medicine trainee special interest group of IFEM.

Dr Mohamed Alasfoor

Dr. Mohamed Alasfoor is an Emergency and disaster medicine consultant at InterHealth Canada, Working in Al Qassimi Hospital and al Qassimi Women and Children Hospital emergency departments in Sharjah, Clinical Assistant Professor of emergency medicine, the medical faculty, University of Sharjah, UAE. Fellow and past board member of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine IFEM, past elected assistant secretary and board member of the Asian Society for Emergency Medicine ASEM, Past president and founding member of first emergency medicine society in the GCC and Arab region (Bahrain Emergentologist Association). Associate managing director of Emergency Medicine and Disaster Institute. Urgent Care medical center in Bahrain.

Dr Goksu Bozdereli Berikol

Emergency Medicine Specialist in Istanbul Bakirkoy Dr Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, MSc in Health Informatics, PhD Candidate in Medical Informatics, Chair of Health Informatics and Telemedicine Committee in Emergency Medicine Association of Turkey.

Prof Anthony Capon

Tony Capon directs the Monash Sustainable Development Institute and holds a chair in Planetary Health in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. He is a member of the Rockefeller Foundation–Lancet Commission on Planetary Health. A public health physician, Tony’s research focuses on urbanisation, sustainable development and human health. His career spans the local—as Director of Public Health and Medical Officer of Health in Western Sydney—to the global—as Director of the International Institute for Global Health at United Nations University (UNU-IIGH). Tony currently co-chairs the Future Earth Health Knowledge–Action Network.

Ms Jo Chandler

Jo Chandler is an award-winning journalist, editor and educator. Her focus is on explanatory reporting across a range of interconnected topics: climate; science; environment; health; human rights; aid and development. She has earned numerous distinctions including Walkley and Quill awards. Formerly a longtime staffer at The Age, her work has featured in The Guardian, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Monthly, Griffith Review, ABC Radio National, Good Weekend, Cosmos, The Weekend Australian Magazine and New Scientist. Author of Feeling The Heat (2011 MUP). She is a senior lecturer at the Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne.


Dr Lucas Chartier

Dr. Lucas Chartier is an emergency physician and Deputy Medical Director at the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto, Canada, and is the organization's Medical Director of Quality & Safety. Dr. Chartier is also the Lead for Emergency Medicine for Ontario Health Toronto, and he chairs the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) Committee of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians. With training at McGill (MD CM), Harvard (MPH) and the University of Toronto (FRCPC; MBA candidate), his work focuses on enabling the business and clinical aspects of healthcare to align with each other so that providers can deliver value for both patients and the system.


Dr. Pauline Convocar is the Immediate Past President of the Philippine College of Emergency Medicine.
She now leads PCEM’s Section on Advocacy in addressing national and global emergency care disparity issues and developing inclusive health systems for the disadvantaged. She has organized the Section on
Gender Equity and Empowerment to ensure inclusivity and diversity in the field of emergency medicine.

She is currently a board member of the Asian Society of Emergency Medicine; and member of International Federation of Emergency Medicine’s Research and Core Curriculum and Education Committees. She finished her post-graduate studies on Magistratum Sanitatis Communitatis Administrationis with honor distinction; and her residency in emergency medicine from the University of the Philippines-Philippine
General Hospital. With kindred spirits, she has established pioneering emergency medicine residency programs in the country.

Dr. Convocar is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Public Heath (Health Promotion and
Education) from the University of the Philippines-Manila.

Prof Brendan Crabb

Professor Brendan Crabb AC FAA FAHMS is an infectious disease researcher with a special interest in malaria. His research group develops and exploits genetic approaches to better understand malaria parasite biology, principally to help prioritise vaccine and drug targets. Although principally a molecular scientist, Professor Crabb’s interests include addressing technical and non-technical barriers to maternal, newborn and child health in the developing world.

Since 2008 he has been the Director and CEO of the Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health (Burnet Institute), one of Australia’s leading infectious diseases institutions and with a special focus on communities in need. He is the past-President of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI), the peak body for independent medical research Institutes in Australia. Professor Crabb has played critical roles in transformative government policy and funding initiatives, including in the generation of the $20b Medical research Future Fund.

He is currently a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA) and of Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (FAHMS). Internationally, he serves on the International Advisory Boards of both the Sanger Institute (UK) and WHO’s Malaria Vaccine Advisory Committee (Geneva). He is the current Chair of the Australian Global Health Alliance and the Pacific Friends of Global Health. In Victoria, Professor Crabb serves on the Victorian Government Medical Research Strategic Advisory Committee and is President of the Victorian Chapter of AAMRI.

Prior to 2008, Professor Crabb was a Senior Principal Research Fellow in the NHMRC and an International Fellow of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in the US, both positions based at the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. He is an experienced educator having been a full-time teaching and research academic at the University of Melbourne (1996-2000).
In 2015, he was awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia, in 2019 he received the GSK Award for Research Excellence and in 2020 he was awarded the Global Citizen Prize: Australia’s Hero Award.

A/Prof Carmel Crock

Associate Professor Carmel Crock OAM is the Director of the Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Emergency Department, Melbourne. She has led the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine's Quality Committee over a decade. She is passionate advocate of diagnostic excellence and shared decision making and has a special interest in the prevention of diagnostic error and improving healthcare culture and communication.

Dr Mya Cubitt

Mya is a NZer, living in Australia with her South African husband and their three Australian children. Mya trained at Otago University and completed a peripatetic advanced training journey in Emergency Medicine through NSW, QLD, WA and VIC, winning the ACEM Buchanan Prize for the highest scoring candidate in the fellowship exam. Mya completed a fellowship in Paediatric Emergency and Critical Care at The Royal Children’s Hospital, and practices as an Emergency Physician at The Royal Melbourne Hospital - one of two state adult major trauma units. Mya has also worked in Acute Medicine and now HITH where she evolved a passion for improving the care of injured older patients. In 2018, she completed a masters in Trauma Science at Queen Mary University with a dissertation on frailty. In 2021, Mya convened the first seminar and research workshop on Geriatric Trauma, #GEMSEM2021.

Dr Ffion Davies

Dr Ffion Davies is President-Elect of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine. She is a specialist emergency physician who dedicates her career to improving emergency medical care in her home nation of the United Kingdom and abroad.
With a background in medical education and dual-trained in paediatric and adult emergency medicine, Ffion believes that a high standard of care is owed to all our patients from birth to end-of-life, and that delivering good care starts with education and training of staff, and by working towards internationally defined standards and models.

Dr Elizabeth DeVos

Elizabeth DeVos MD, MPH, FACEP, FIFEM is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. She completed a fellowship in International Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University in Washington, DC and participates in Global EM development worldwide. She serves as the University of Florida College of Medicine Director of Global Health Education Programs. She is the Chair of the IFEM Specialty Implementation Committee and Immediate-Past-Chair of the American College of Emergency Physicians Section on International Emergency Medicine.

Dr Kathryn Duffy

Kathryn (she/her) is a FACEM working at Whakatāne and Tauranga Emergency Departments in Aotearoa New Zealand. She is passionate about equity and improving access to health care for rural and regional populations. @KathrynParnham


Physician, Emergency & Disaster Medicine specialist; Currently working in the Emergency Medicine and Rescue Service, of the Hospital of Jura in Switzerland; Member of the Board of Directors of "Doctors Without Borders" MSF Switzerland.

Clinical humanitarian with over 20 years of experience; engaged in 4 of the 6 Public Health Emergencies of International Concern (PHEIC) declared by WHO: Influenza-2009; Ebola 2014 and 2018; and SARS-CoV2 and in armed conflict settings such as Iraq, Yemen.

Bestowed with The IFEM Humanitarian Award in 2018.

A strong believer and advocate of compassion through service in global health in emergency medicine.

A/Prof Heike Geduld

Heike is Associate Professor and Head of Division for Emergency Medicine at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa. She is a founding member and past president of the African Federation for Emergency Medicine and as an AFEM Board member remains passionate about developing Emergency Care in Africa.

Dr Keihan Golshani

Dr. Keihan Golshani is faculty member and Senior Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), IRAN. He has been director of Emergency Medicine Residency Programme and director of research at Emergency Department of IUMS. He is a member of IFEM trauma special interest group and chair of IFEM trainees special interest group. His interest is improving equitable access to the high quality emergency and trauma care in low and middle income countries.

Dr Kim Hansen

Dr Kim Hansen is the Director of St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital Emergency Department as well as a Senior Staff Specialist at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane. She is Chair of the Board of the Emergency Medicine Foundation, a member of IFEM’s Gender Specific Special interest.

Group and is the inaugural Chair of IFEMS’s Quality and Safety Special Interest Group. Kim is passionate about providing a high quality health system for patients. She has published and presented on a broad range of topics and enjoys discussing this work over a cup of tea or glass of New Zealand wine.

Dr Mariana Helou

Graduated as a Family Medicine Specialist from the Saint Joseph University of Beirut then as an Emergency Medicine Specialist from the University Picardie Jules Verne in France. She also obtained a Clinical Simulation Diploma from the Lebanese American University in Beirut, and graduated later on with the European Master in Disaster Medicine in 2019.

Dr Helou is involved in teaching, she is the ER clerkship director for medical students. She is also involved in research, is working actively on many public health projects, and made several publications.

Brian Holroyd

Brian Holroyd is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Alberta and serves as the Senior Medical Director of the Emergency Strategic Clinical Network for Alberta Health Services. He is the North American Regional Representative on the Board of Directors of the International Federation of Emergency Medicine. His EM residency training was at the UCSF-Fresno Medical Education Program in Fresno, California. He has completed an MBA from the University of Tennessee, and a graduate certificate in Clinical Informatics from the Oregon Health and Science University.

Dr Mohamed Hussein

Dr. Mohamed Hussein is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, who aspires to a career in global emergency medicine. He is extremely passionate about mitigating healthcare disparities and dreams of a world where ALL people, in ALL countries have equitable access to safe, high-quality emergency and trauma care.

His interests within emergency medicine include global health, trauma, and critical care. He currently serves as the Founding President of the AFEM Student Council. He is also an active member of the Egyptian Trauma Society.

Dr Kimberly Humphrey

Kimberly is an Emergency Physician from Adelaide with a Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and is passionate about the intersection of climate and health. She is Deputy Chair of Doctors for the Environment Australia, Deputy Chair of the ACEM Council of Advocacy, Practice and Partnerships, a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide, and holds numerous other committee roles within the ACEM, including many years on the Public Health and Disaster Committee.
She currently works as an Emergency Physician for Modbury Hospital in SA, and as a public health medical consultant for the SA Department for Health and Wellbeing.


Dr. Kang Hyun Lee is a professor of Emergency Medicine at the Yonsei University, Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, South Korea.

He is a certified emergency medicine specialist and an intensive care specialist in South Korea. He is past chairman of the board of directors of the Korean Society of Emergency Medicine. Also, he is Past Asia Representative Board Member, International Federation Emergency Medicine (IFEM). He was chair of the Organizing Committee of 2019 ICEM (international conference of Emergency medicine).

He is board-certified in emergency medicine in 1997 and intensive care medicine in 2009. He has published over 200 papers, 18 books and given many speeches about emergency medicine, intensive care, and traumatology at scientific conferences in the world.

Dr Jenny Jamieson

Dr Jennifer Jamieson is an emergency physician and trauma specialist working at the Royal Hobart Hospital in Tasmania. She is an honorary trauma consultant at the National Trauma Research Institute and holds academic appointments at both the University of Tasmania and Monash University. She has a masters in public health and a masters in trauma. Within ACEM, she sits on the global emergency care committee (GECCo) and is the deputy chair of the Advancing Women in Emergency Medicine executive. In her spare time, she can be found drinking coffee, long-distance running or chasing after her two young children.

Dr Kirsten Johnson

Dr. Kirsten Johnson MD, MPH, practices Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto Health Network Hospitals. She also works as a physician in the Cree and Inuit communities of Nunavik, Quebec. She is President of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Johnson has worked in emergency and disaster medicine, disaster risk reduction, humanitarian response, coordination and health sector capacity building throughout the world. Her research has focused on genocide, child combatants, sexual gender-based violence and conflict-related health, mental health and psychosocial support. She has worked extensively on the development of technical guidance and toolkits, briefings, publications, and book chapters across the emergency management cycle in fragile, conflict-affected and vulnerable settings.

Prof Peter Jones

Professor Peter Jones is the Director of Emergency Research at Auckland City Hospital. He has MSc in Evidence Based Healthcare from Oxford University, majoring in change management in healthcare and a PhD in Health Sciences from the University of Auckland focusing on the impact of time based targets on quality of care. He has served on several ACEM committees including the Trainee Research Committee (chair), the Quality Committee, the Overcrowding Committee and the Scientific Committee. He currently sits on the IFEM Research and Quality committees. He is seconded to New Zealand’s Ministry of Health as the clinical lead for acute hospital care

Kon Karapanagiotidis

Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM, is the CEO and founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, the largest independent human rights organisation for refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia. The ASRC assists approximately 5000 people seeking asylum each year, and with the help of more than 1000 volunteers and 230 staff, offers more than 40 holistic programs that protect people seeking asylum from persecution and destitution, support wellbeing and dignity, and empower people to advance their own futures.

Kon grew up in a working-class family in a small country town in Victoria. His personal experience of racism and of witnessing the exploitation of his parents in factories & farms planted the seeds of his passion for human rights. He started early, by volunteering at the first of 25 charities, a centre for homeless men at the age of 18. He went on to complete 6 degrees and become a lawyer, social worker, teacher and a published author.

Kon founded the ASRC at the age of 28 and the organisation is observing its 20th anniversary in 2021.

Kon is also a passionate advocate for the human rights of Australia’s First Nations people and is a Board member of Children’s Ground. Additionally, Kon also serves on the board of the Diverse Women’s Mentoring Association.

His work has been recognised with over two dozen awards and honours including: an Order of Australia Medal (OAM), a Churchill Fellowship & finalist for Australian of The Year (Victoria) & the Human Rights Medal, as well as Citizen of the Year in his local community.

In 2019, Kon was awarded one of four Impact 25 Judges Choice Awards by Pro Bono, leading news, jobs, research organisation for the NFP and social sector. He was also recognised in a LinkedIn Power Profile campaign.

Also in 2019, Kon was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws from his alma mater, La Trobe University and from another alma mater, he received a University of Melbourne Arts Faculty award for ‘Leadership’.

His memoir, The Power of Hope is published by HarperCollins Australia.

Dr Adrian Kerner

30 years full time, front line Emergency Medicine. Teaching and coaching is a passion. Supporting work in New Zealand, Cambodia and Tonga.

Dr Mangu Kendino

A keen advocate for the development of Emergency Medicine in the pacific region. Engaging in training, supervision, mentorship and stewardship of the path to accomplishing strengthened emergency care systems. With special interests in Pre-hospital care, Retrieval medicine and Disaster management.

Privileged to have been at the forefront of the COVID response in PNG's leading hospital, PMGH. Most rewarding role still being the continued nurturing of all healthcare workers and contribution to career development of subordinates and colleagues in Emergency Medicine.

Dr Tamorish Kole

Dr Tamorish Kole is the current President of Asian Society for Emergency Medicine, past president of the Society for Emergency Medicine, India, & Chair of Disaster Medicine Special Interest Group of International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM). He also serves as a Visiting Professor at University of South Wales in UK and member in IFEM’s Governance Committee and IFEM-WHO Taskforce. Dr Kole is an alumnus of The International Visitor Leadership Program of US Government for the year 2013 in Crisis and Disaster Management.

He is a significant contributor of National Hospital Safety Guidelines issued by National Disaster Management Authority, Govt. of India in February 2016. His interest areas are emergency care system development, academic emergency medicine, Climate change and health, resuscitation Science, trauma care, Mass Gathering medical Care and pandemic response.


Dr Saravana Kumar

Dr. Saravana Kumar completed his Emergency Medicine Training from India . He is the National Secretary, Society for Emergency Medicine India and an active member of International Federation of Emergency Medicine Special Interest Groups for Quality and is the current Vice chair of Quality and patient safety SIG, IFEM and Vice chair of Specialty Implementation committee (SIC) of IFEM. He was awarded as “young quality achiever” in 2018 by CAHO, India and has many awards and guest lectures to his credit in India and abroad.

Dr Adam Laytin

Adam Laytin is an emergency physician and surgical intensivist. He is an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, USA, and the vice-chair of the IFEM critical care special interest group.

Prof Fiona Lecky

Fiona Lecky is Clinical Professor in Emergency Medicine at CURE (the Centre for Urgent and Emergency Care Research) in the School of Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield, Honorary Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Salford Royal Hospital and holds an Honorary Chair as Research Director of the Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN) at the University of Manchester and Research Professor of the Humanitarian Conflict Response Institute (HCRI). She chaired the 2014 update of the NICE Head Injury Guideline and has been a member of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine Research Committee since 2010.

A/Prof Kamalini Lokuge

Associate Professor Kamalini Lokuge, OAM, HOSM, leads the Humanitarian Health Research Initiative at the Australian National University. She is a public health physician and epidemiologist and has worked for Médecins Sans Frontières, the World Health Organisation and the International Committee of the Red Cross over the past 25 years in a range of humanitarian emergencies. She has advised State and Federal governments on their response to COVID-19, and was a member of Australia’s National COVID-19 Health and Research Advisory Committee from March 2020 to October 2021. Dr Lokuge and her team conduct operational research in partnership with communities and service providers to inform effective health service delivery and prevention.

Dr Joanne Liu

Dr. Joanne Liu has served as International President of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) from 2013 to 2019. At the helm of MSF, she has been a leading voice on medical humanitarian crises, namely in Ebola outbreak of West Africa, attacks on hospitals and forced displacement crisis and has engaged with world leaders at the highest levels.


Dr. Liu’s role builds on a career of field work with MSF, including over 20 medical-humanitarian field assignments. Dr. Liu trained at McGill University School of Medicine in Montreal. She holds a Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine from New York University School of Medicine and an International Master’s in Health Leadership, also from McGill University.


Dr. Liu’s operational work has ranged from introducing comprehensive care for survivors of sexual violence, to developing a telemedicine platform for connecting doctors in rural areas with specialists worldwide.

Dr. Liu remains a practicing doctor, both in the field with MSF and also through hospital shifts in her home town of Montreal. She is currently a Professor at the School of Population and Global Health at McGill University with a focus on pandemic preparedness and response and health emergencies.

Dr. Bruce Lo

Dr. Bruce Lo is the chief of emergency medicine at Sentara Norfolk General hospital. He is also a professor and serves as an assistant program director for the emergency medicine residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He serves on a number of committees including the board of AAEM, the chair of ACEP Academic Affairs Committee, and IFEM’s Quality committee. He has also been the recipient of several awards including the ACEP National Teaching Award, ACEP Diversity and Inclusion Award, CORD Distinguished Educator, and the Fine Academy Master Educator.

Dr Priyadarshini Marathe

Dr. Priyadarshini Marathe is a consultant in Emergency Medicine at Oxford, United Kingdom and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at University of Oxford.

Dr. Priyadarshini Marathe is a strong advocate for race and gender diversity within the EM workforce. She serves as Secretary for the IFEM Gender Specific Issues Special Interest group (GSI-SIG) and committee member of WEMSIG - Women in Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group, of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, U.K. She is a founder member of Society for Emergency Medicine, India’s Gender Equity and Equality in Emergency Medicine (GEE in EM) Committee. Dr. Marathe has co-authored SEMI’s 9 point recommendation for GEE in EM, and is creator of the IFEM endorsed Gender Equity and Equality in EM certification workshop.

Priya loves to connect with new ideas, projects, and people. On her days off she enjoys reading a good book, going on a long hike, listening to world music, and eating cake. She thoroughly enjoys problem solving and is not afraid to ask uncomfortable questions.

Dr Forbes Mcgain

Forbes is an anaesthetist and intensive care physician at Western Health, Melbourne, Australia, and an Associate Professor (Medicine) at the University of Sydney, and the University of Melbourne.

He enjoys being involved in research, teaching and education at the hospital, university and beyond. In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic Forbes and mechanical engineers at the University of Melbourne collaboratively produced a personal isolation hood to reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission to healthcare workers. Forbes also remains passionate about making seemingly small environmental sustainability changes to how we practice medicine that become magnified through every nations’ hospitals.

Prof Edgardo Menéndez

Professor Edgardo Menendez, MD, FIFEM
Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine Specialist. Director of Emergency Department and the Director of Emergency Medicine Resident Program at Churruca Hospital affiliated to Buenos Aires University and Associate Physician in Intensive Care Service at Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires. Director of Post-graduate School of Emergency Medicine at Buenos Aires University and is the Director of Specialist Career in Emergency Medicine at Emergency Argentine Society. SAE Founder Member and President (2008-10).IFEM Board Member as representative of South America, Chair of the Spanish Translation Taskforce. Immediate Past President of the Latin American Federation of Emergency Medicine (FLAME).

Dr Ken Milne

Dr. Milne is a staff physician at the South Huron Hospital Association in Exeter, Ontario, Canada. He has been doing medical research for over 38 years publishing on a variety of topics. Dr. Milne has been working clinically for over 25 years and is an adjunct professor in the Department of Medicine (Division of Emergency Medicine) and Department of Family Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. He teaches evidence-based medicine, clinical epidemiology, critical appraisal and biostatistics at Western University in London, Ontario. Dr. Milne is passionate about skepticism and critical thinking. He is the creator of the knowledge translation project, The Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine (TheSGEM). Ken is married to Barb and has three amazing children.

Dr. Milne serves as a senior editor of Academic Emergency Medicine. He has no funding from the pharmaceutical or biomedical device industry. He is on faculty for the Center for Medical Education and EMRAP. Dr. Milne does partake in medical malpractice reviews and does hold a patent on a pediatric resuscitation device.

Dr Rob Mitchell

Rob Mitchell (@robdmitchell) is an emergency physician at the Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre in Melbourne. He has a strong interest in global emergency care (GEC), having completed Australian Volunteers for International Development assignments in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Solomon Islands.

Rob is Deputy Chair of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine GEC Committee and faculty for the Alfred Health/Monash University Capacity Building in GEC program. He is involved with emergency care development projects across PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, and has contributed to a number of COVID-19 response initiatives focussed on the Pacific region.

Dr Silina Motofaga

Dr Silina Motofaga is the Team leader of the Clinical Services Program based at the Public Health Division of the Pacific Community in Suva Fiji. She has at least 20 years of working experience within clinical services and public health in Pacific Island Countries

Dr Owen Muir

Owen Muir, MD is a child + adult psychiatrist who completed his medical degree at the university of Rochester school of medicine and dentistry, his general psychiatry residency at the Hofstra-Northwell program at Zucker hillside hospital, and his child psychiatry fellowship at the NYU school of medicine. He is the cofounder of sphere health, a next generation benefits solution focused on savings via AI analytics + proprietary care pathways. He has over 180 academic citations to his credit and is the principal investigator of industry funded trial on machine learning in psychotherapy, along with mind medicine Inc.

Dr Deepak Narayan Sharma

Dr Deepak Narayan Sharma is an Emergency Physician at the Colonial War Memorial (CWM) Hospital Suva, Fiji.

Has a passion for Emergency Medicine education and as such is an Instructor on several Short-courses as well as an Honorary Lecturer for Emergency Medicine at the Fiji National University (FNU).

Deepak is also interested in Clinical Leadership in Emergency Medicine. His knowledge and skills were used during the 2020/2021 COVID-19 response where he was a member of the National COVID-19 Taskforce. He provided both Clinical & Logistical oversight and support to the Central Eastern Division teams from the Command centre.

When not at work, he enjoys spending time with family, friends, & also catching up on Bollywood movies.

A/Prof Joe Nemeth

Dr. Nemeth has led a very geographically varied professional life starting training in the US, completing it in Europe. Subsequently, in 2001 he set up shop at the McGill University Health Center's Montreal General Hospital and Montreal Children's Hospital as an attending emergency medicine physician and Trauma Team Leader and has been there since. He was the department director at the Montreal General Hospital for 8 of those years. He also took part in a "quasi-sabbatical" one year stop in Toronto working at 5 different hospitals (academic/community) in the capacity of emergency medicine physician and trauma team leader. His extensive international lecturing dossier, global health educational initiatives and numerous McGill University teaching awards attest to his passion for teaching.

Dr Mulinda Nyirenda

Dr Nyirenda is a senior specialist in Emergency Medicine and Internal medicine at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi. She also holds a senior lecturer post at Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS). She is a mentor in the Global Emergency Medicine Student Leadership Program and is an international faculty member for the certificate in emergency medicine program (CPEM) in Pakistan and Bangladesh. She has a diverse research profile. She serves on the board of African Federation of Emergency (AFEM). She is the IFEM Board Africa Representative, member of Gender Specific Issues Special Interest Group and the Governance committee.

Dr Dinesh Palipana

Dinesh was the first quadriplegic medical intern in Queensland and the second person to graduate medical school with quadriplegia in Australia. Dinesh is a doctor, lawyer, disability advocate, and researcher.


He is a founding member of Doctors with Disabilities Australia. Dinesh works in the emergency department at the Gold Coast University Hospital. He is a senior lecturer at the Griffith University. Dinesh is a researcher in spinal cord injury. He is a doctor for the Gold Coast Titans physical disability rugby team. Dinesh is a senior advisor to the Disability Royal Commission. He is an ambassador to the Human Rights Commission’s Includeability program.


Dinesh was the Queensland Australian of the Year for 2021.

Mr Paul Penn

Paul has been an emergency/environmental/health & safety manager, trainer, planner, and exercise practitioner for nearly four decades throughout the United States and internationally. Based in the Northern California Sierra Nevada foothills, he is the creator of HazMat for Healthcare; serves on the Hospital Incident Command System National Advisory Committee; is the author of numerous lasting and impactful plans, guidelines, and articles; and known for his engaging and self-deprecating presentations. Paul has returned to his roots as a full-time ski bum and part-time consultant.

Prof Gregory Phillips

Professor Gregory Phillips is a Waanyi and Jaru medical anthropologist. He leads change in cultural safety, race relations and decolonisation. He is CEO of ABSTARR Consulting and Professor of First People’s Health in the School of Medicine at Griffith University.

Ryan Radecki

Ryan Radecki is an Emergency Physician, both FACEM and FACEP, practicing in Christchurch, New Zealand. Best known for his critical appraisal of practice-changing medical evidence, Dr. Radecki edits the Annals of Emergency Medicine Journal Club, records the Annals of Emergency Medicine Podcast, and publishes the Pearls from the Medical Literature column in ACEPNow. In addition to Emergency Medicine, Dr. Radecki is also a Clinical Informatics specialist.

Prof Papaarangi Reid

Papaarangi is a member of Te Rarawa iwi in North Hokianga and since 2006 she has been Tumuaki (Deputy Dean – Māori) and Head of Te Kupenga Hauora Māori at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland. She is an alumnus of this university, graduating in science and medicine with post-graduate qualifications in obstetrics and community health. She is a specialist in public health medicine and a Fellow of the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine. She was also awarded an honorary fellowship by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Dr Teri Reynolds

Dr Teri Reynolds leads the Clinical Services and Systems Unit in the department of Integrated Health Services at the World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva.

The Clinical Services and Systems Unit brings together for the first time WHO’s work on integrated delivery channels -including primary care, emergency care, critical care, surgical care and palliative care- with cross-cutting efforts on effective organization and people’s movement across the health system.

Dr Reynolds also currently coordinates efforts on maintaining essential health services during the COVID-19 outbreak and previously led the emergency and trauma care programmes at WHO. She was previously Associate Professor and Director of Global Health for the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; chaired the Scientific Committee of the African Federation for Emergency Medicine; and directed the Emergency Medicine Residency and research programmes at Muhimbili National Hospital in Tanzania for several years.

Dr Trina Sale

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Dr Richard Shih

Richard completed medical school at Penn State-Jefferson Medical School, and then residency at the Medical Center of Delaware and a Toxicology fellowship at Bellevue-NYU. He has over 100 publications. He also has authored over 20 textbook chapters and three textbooks. He has received several teaching awards including the ACEP National Faculty Teaching Award and the AAEM Educator of The Year Award. He served as an EM Program Director for 23 years and in 2015, he founded a new Division of EM and residency at the Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University.

Mamutuki Sosefo

Mamatuki Sosefo is returning to Suva to take up the role of Nurse Unit Manager at the Emergency Department at Colonial War Memorial Hospital. Having spent the last 18 months at Sydney University undertaking a Masters in Emergency Nursing, he now feels far more confident to lead his team in critical decision making and capacity building in Emergency and Disaster Nursing, just as Fiji prepares for the 2nd wave of COVID-19 to reach their shores.

Dr Erin Simon

Dr. Erin Simon is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine from Northeast Ohio Medical University. She is Research Director for the Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Emergency Medicine Program and has published over 150 peer-reviewed publications and abstracts. Dr. Simon has been involved in building multidisciplinary teams, interdepartmental programs, as well as national and international collaborations. She led the International Federation for Emergency Medicine Research Primer, a series of 14 manuscripts published on conducting research with limited resources. She is active in leadership roles on national and international committees for IFEM and SAEM. She is a national oral board examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a peer reviewer for Journal of Emergency Medicine and American Journal of Emergency Medicine. She is Medical Director for the Cleveland Clinic Bath Emergency Department. She is active on committees for both Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and International Federation for Emergency Medicine. Dr. Simon has been involved in resident and student medical education since 2007. She has given grand rounds, developed and led procedural skills labs regionally and nationally, and has assisted attending's, residents and medical students with developing, implementing and publishing research. She has led the Cleveland Clinic Department of Emergency Medicine's summer research fellowship program and resident journal clubs since 2010.

Prof Stephen Smith

Dr. Smith has published widely in Emergency Cardiac Care, especially the ECG in Acute MI, including a 38 chapter book of that title and dozens of peer-reviewed articles. In 2008, he began writing “Dr. Smith’s ECG Blog,” a free open access site with over 1300 posts, most highlighting complex ECG cases. It now has nearly 20 million pageviews from readers around the world. Most recently, he and colleagues introduced the Occlusion MI paradigm as a replacement for STEMI/NonSTEMI. In promoting this new paradigm, he gave the Annual Keynote “Rijlant” Lecture at the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrocardiology.

Dr Imron Subhan

Dr. Imron Subhan is a consultant emergency physician, Head of Emergency Department and EM Residency Director at Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad city, India. He has worked at Apollo in the field of EM and EMS, under clinical, academic, and administrative roles, for the last 17 years.

He is the Past National President and current Chair of Governance & Policy Committee of the Society for Emergency Medicine India (SEMI). He has served on the governing board of SEMI in positions of National Treasurer, General Secretary, National President and Immediate Past.

He is the Chair of the WHO Implementation Taskforce for Emergency & Trauma Care Systems under the International Federation of Emergency Medicine (IFEM).

Imron is also the Past Chair of the Gender-Specific Issues Special Interest Group of IFEM. He has led many Gender Equity & Equality (GEE) activities in EM, including helping create GEE committees & champions within EM societies, developed locally relevant recommendations, delivered talks, and has launched GEE training workshops for EM residents and doctors.

Prof. Nicholas J. Talley

Prof Nicholas J. Talley

Professor Nicholas J. Talley, AC, MD (NSW), PhD (Syd.), FRACP, FAFPHM, FAHMS is a distinguished physician scientist and gastroenterologist, with a special interest in functional and inflammatory gastrointestinal diseases. He is currently Distinguished Laureate Professor of Medicine at the University of Newcastle; Nick has protected time for research and clinical practice as part of this appointment.

He is a Past President of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, a past Chair of the Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges, former Treasurer of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, Editor-in-Chief of the Medical Journal of Australia, and a member of the NHMRC Research Committee. He is also a leading medical educator and the author of the highly regarded textbooks Clinical Examination and Examination Medicine. Nick has an outstanding highly cited academic track record with over 1000 publications.

He is CIA on a NHMRC CRE in Digestive Health and PI on a University of Newcastle Priority Research Centre, has been a chief investigator on several successfully completed NHMRC and NIH grants, and has attracted funding worth more than AUD$15 million dollars in the 5 years. He is invited to deliver lectures and present his research around the world, and is considered an international authority in the field.

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Dr Ajay Thapa

Born on 1976, Oct 08. Postgraduate in Doctor of Medicine (MD) from B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal in General Practice and Emergency Medicine in 2010, then received Doctorate of Medicine (DM) in Emergency Medicine from Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal. Worked as a head of department of Emergency Medicine and EMS at Grande International Hospital, Kathmandu Nepal ( 2014-2021). Currently working as a head of department of Emergency Medicine and EMS at B&B Hospital , Kathmandu Nepal. Founder Vice President of Nepalese Society of Emergency Physicians (NSEP) and Currently taking office as a president of NSEP.

A Prof Melinda Truesdale

Melinda Truesdale lives in Melbourne and is an Associate Professor with the University of Melbourne. She is the current Director, Royal Women’s Emergency Department and was the Director, Royal Melbourne Hospital Emergency Department from 2008-2014, where she still works as an emergency physician. Melinda has particular interests in medical law, aerospace medicine and quality standards. She has been a member of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Quality for more than 10 years and is its current Deputy Chair; is the current Chair of ACEM Accreditation; the IFEM Quality and Patient Safety Special Interest Group Chair and is a Member of the ACEM Board.

Dr Kavita Varshney

Dr Varshney is an Emergency Physician from NSW who has a Masters in Disaster Medicine. She has been involved in hospital, and state disaster preparedness and education as well as being an AUSMAT team member.

Dr Veronica Tucci

Dr. Veronica Tucci is currently the Director of Research and Scholarly Activity for the Oak Hill Hospital EM Residency Program and a Professor of Emergency Medicine at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Tucci is a co-President and Founder of the Interdisciplinary Collaborative on Psychiatric Emergencies (iCOPE) and is a charter member of the Coalition on Psychiatric Emergencies. She has served on several national and international committees dedicated to medico-legal issues, patient safety, and quality improvement through ACEP, the American AAEM, CORD, SAEM, the World Academic Council of Emergency Medicine, and the American College of Academic International Medicine.

Prof Lee Wallis

Professor Wallis is Head of Emergency Medicine for the Western Cape Government, and Head of the Division of Emergency Medicine at both the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University (SU). He became full Professor at SU in 2011 and at UCT a year later. After graduating MB ChB from Edinburgh University in 1993, he undertook his training in the Royal Navy. In 2003 he qualified as a Fellow of the College of Emergency Medicine in London and obtained his Doctorate in paediatric disaster triage in 2006. He moved to Cape Town in January 2002.

Dr Grzegorz Waligora

Grzegorz Waligora is an emergency physician currently based in Poland, Head of the Emergency Department and Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director at Specialized Provincial Hospital WSS in Legnica, Poland; Founder and Chair of IFEM New and Advanced Technology Special Interest Group (NATSIG), member of IFEM RC/CCEC/SIC, Trauma SIG and Quality and Safety SIG, Co-chair of the AAEM Clinical Practice Committee, member of AAEM International Committee, reviewer for the Journal of Emergency Medicine, faculty member of MEMC-GREAT 2017, ICEM 2018/2019/2021, ESEM 2018 and 2019. His focus is on innovations in Emergency Medicine.

Dr Leslie Zun

Dr. Leslie Zun is the medical director of Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center in Illinois and Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/Chicago Medical School. He has presented research and lectured on behavioral emergencies both nationally and internationally. He is past President of the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry, prior board member of American Academy of Emergency Medicine and past chair of the Coalition for Psychiatric Emergencies. He is the chief editor of the Behavioral Emergencies for Healthcare Providers, 2nd edition textbook and course director for the National Update on Behavioral Emergencies conference.



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