IAEM Annual Scientific Meeting 2011
IAEM 2011 ASM returned to the mid West
IAEM held its Annual Scientific Meeting in Limerick from Thursday 20th October 2011 until Saturday 22nd October 2011. IAEM had previously held a number of its annual meetings in nearby Adare but this meeting was the Association’s first time in the capital of the mid West.
We had anticipated that the Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly TD would speak on Friday 21st October 2011 but his officials formally declined our invitation on his behalf on 19th October, following earlier positive feedback. This was a matter of significant regret to the Association.
The meeting featured for the first time the Leo Vella Lecture. This inaugural eponymous lecture, named after the first holder of a Consultant post in the specialty in Ireland, was given by Mr Vella himself.
Thursday 20th October 2011
- 13.30 Registration open
- 14.00 Opening & Welcome Address: Dr Gareth Quin
- 14.15 Using LEAN to improve ED Function: Dr Brian Bradley
- 15.00 Geriatric Emergency Medicine: Dr James Delvecchio
- 16.00 CPD Session 1: Dr Francis Morris
- 16.45 Management Options for Victims of Stroke in Berlin: Prof. Heiner Audebert
- 17.30 The Evolution of Emergency Medicine in Germany: Prof Rajan Somasundaram
- 18.30 Opening Reception
Friday 21st October 2011
- 09.30 CPD Session 2: Dr Francis Morris
- 10.00 Observational Emergency Medicine: Dr Taj Hassan
- 11.15 Cervical Spine injury, Concussion: Dr Conor McCarthy
- 12.15 Approach to Paediatric Rashes: Dr Bart Ramsey
- 13.30 LUNCH
- 14.00 Enlighten Me: Dr Taj Hassan
- 14.15 Free Paper Session 1: Health Services Research in EM
- 16.00 Free Paper Session 2: Clinical Research in EM
- 16.45 Mr Leo Vella, The Leo Vella Lecture
- 17.30 Dr Fergal Cummins Prizegiving & Close of Conference
- 18.30 Organising Committee Meeting IAEM Executive Meeting
Saturday 22nd October 2011
- 10.00 EMP Updates – Dr Una Geary
- 10.30 IAEM AGM
- 19.00 Wine Reception
- 19.30 Gala Dinner – Black Tie Ball
Free Paper Session 1: Health Services Research in EM
- Development of Key Performance Indicators for Emergency Departments in Ireland using an electronic modified-Delphi consensus process: final results.
- The availability and reliability of minimum data set items for four potential Emergency Department key performance indicators: A pilot study
- Overcrowding in a Paediatric Emergency Department
- ‘Virtual ED’ – Utilisation of a Discrete Event Simulation-based Framework in identifying ‘realtime’ strategies to improve Patient Experience Times in an Emergency Department
- Working in an Irish Emergency Department – the View of the Non-Consultant Hospital Doctor
Free Paper Session 2: Clinical Research in EM
- Implementation of a Bundle of Care Reduced Median Hospital Length of Stay for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- An Educational Intervention Module can Improve the Diagnostic Accuracy of Junior Doctors in the Emergency Department.
- Venous versus arterial blood gases in the assessment of patients presenting with an exacerbation of COPD.
- A comparative study of estimated weight calculations and actual weights in children aged 1 year to 14 years.
- Is repeated compression ultrasonography necessary in the investigation of suspected Deep Venous Thrombosis?
- CT abdomen/pelvis in Emergency Medicine: could faster access change outcome?
Local Organising Committee
Pictured below is the IAEM Limerick 2011 Local Organising Committee which oversaw the very successful meeting