Keynote and Hot topic speakers


Gareth Clegg (UK)

KEYNOTE LECTURE 1 - Implementing change in EM
Monday 10 September - 08:30 - Clyde Auditorium

Gareth Clegg is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh an Honorary Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh and an Associate Medical Director at the Scottish Ambulance Service. He leads the Resuscitation Research Group (RRG). He is based in the Queens’s Medical Research Institute in Edinburgh. The main focus of the RRG team is improving survival by helping to deliver Scotland’s Strategy for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest, including the Save a Life for Scotland partnership. RRG is known for its subversive attitude, irreverent sense of humour, and dogged pursuit of ways to “save lives, have fun, and be awesome”.

Teri Reynolds (CH)

KEYNOTE LECTURE 2 - Herman Delooz lecture - WHO Resources for Emergency Care Development
Tuesday 11 September - 08:30 - Clyde Auditorium

Teri Reynolds, Scientist, World Health Organization, leads the emergency and trauma care programmes in the Department for the Management of NCDs, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention. As Associate Professor and Director of Global Health for the Department of Emergency Medicine University of California, San Francisco, she directed the Emergency Medicine Residency and research programs at Muhimbili National Hospital in Tanzania, and chaired the African Federation for Emergency Medicine (AFEM) Scientific Committee. She has served as an Associate Editor for BMJ Emergency Medicine Journal, and Department Editor for Annals of Emergency Medicine. She completed her MD, MS in Global Health Sciences, and fellowship in Emergency Ultrasound at UCSF; residency at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California; and PhD in literature at Columbia University in New York.

David Carr (CA)

KEYNOTE LECTURE 3 - Philosophy of EM
Wednesday 12 September - 08:00 - Clyde Auditorium

Dr. David Carr is an Associate Professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto. He serves as the Assistant Director of Risk Management and Faculty Development at the University Health Network in Toronto. He has extensive experience providing medical legal opinions from his works with some of Canada's biggest legal firms. He has been the recipients of both Undergraduate and Post Graduate Clinical Teaching awards. During the Baseball season, he works at the Roger's Centre as the Medical Director of Stadium Medicine for the Toronto Blue Jays. In 2010, he pursued his passions serving as an ER physician in the Athletes Village for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. In 2015, he co- authored a chapter on Occlusive Arterial Disease in the 8th Edition of Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine.


Christian Backer-Mogensen (DN)

SEPSIS - Antibiotics in Sepsis - what to use in the early stage in the ED
Sunday 09 September - 16:40 - Clyde Auditorium

Dr- Christian Backer Mogensen, MD, PhD, MHM, is a consultant in infectious medicine and emergency medicine at the Hospital of Southern Jutland, and professor in emergency medicine at University of Southern Denmark. He is in charge of national and regional research programs investigating the development of resistant backteria in the Danish EDs and the effects of multihospital antibiotic stewardships, and is the head of a research group dealing with improved management of acute infections in the EDs. He is co-author of Danish textbook in emergency medicine and co-editor on BMC emergency medicine. He co-chairs the national governmental program for improved quality in the management of infections in the Danish hospitals.

Stephen Hearns (UK)

PRE-HOSPITAL - Performance under pressure
Monday 10 September - 11:10 - Clyde Auditorium

Dr Stephen Hearns MB ChB FRCEM FRCS FRCP FRGS DIMC DRTM Stephen is a consultant in emergency and retrieval medicine based in Glasgow. He has led the Emergency Medical Retrieval Service since it started in 2004. Stephen also led the establishment of the Diploma in retrieval and transfer medicine. He has been a member of Arrchar mountain rescue team for 20 years and has acted as medical officer on expeditions to arctic, desert, jungle and mountain environments. His main interest lies in optimising the performance of emergency responders in high pressure situations.

Mary Dawood (UK)

GERIATRIC - End-of-life Care in Older Patients
Monday 10 September - 14:10 - Clyde Auditorium

Mary Dawood RN. BSc (Hons) MSc Medical Sociology is a Nurse Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Imperial College Healthcare Trust London and Honorary Lecturer Imperial College London. As a Consultant Nurse, Mary has pursued both an academic and clinical career and has a high profile in emergency nursing in the UK. Her current post as enables her to maintain frequent clinical contact with patients while also supporting and developing the skills of others in particular supervising Master’s students in her specialty and has recently been appointed as an honorary lecturer in the Division of Medicine at Imperial College London. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Healthcare and is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Lecturer/Practice Educator. Mary is the Chair of the Emergency Nurse Consultant Association (ENCA) and is the nursing representative at the College Of Emergency Medicine’s Quality in Emergency Care Committee and Safer Care Committee. She is a co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing and has also written and edited the Emergency Practitioner Handbook (Radcliffe Publishing). She is an Associate Editor of Emergency Medicine Journal (BMJ Publishing Group). She frequently reviews academic papers for International Emergency Nursing (Elsevier), and Emergency Medicine Journal.(BMJ Publishing). She is also a member of the editorial board of the health journal Diversity in Health and Care and is the editor of the Practitioner Blog in this journal .On a more global level she is a member of the international editorial advisory board of the Australasian Journal of Emergency Nursing. She is interested in many aspects of emergency care and has published numerous papers on the subject of emergency nursing. Mary is an established speaker and presents frequently at conferences both nationally and internationally.

Frank Peacock (USA)

CARDIOVASCULAR - Time matters in AHF
Tuesday 11 September - 14:10 - Clyde Auditorium

W. Frank Peacock IV, MD, FACEP, FACC is a Professor of Emergency Medicine, Associate Chair, and Research Director for the department of Emergency Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, Texas. He serves as a member of the Accreditation Management Board for the American College of Cardiology, as well as on the NCDR Action Registry-Get With The Guidelines Research and Publications Subcommittee With over 500 peer reviewed publications, predominantly on heart failure and acute coronary syndromes, Dr. Peacock is also the co-editor of the textbooks Cardiac Emergencies, Short Stay Management of Heart Failure, Short Stay Management of Chest Pain, and Short Stay Management of Atrial Fibrillation. Dr. Peacock is the 2004 and 2010 winner of the Best Research Paper Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians. He continues to serve as PI or co-PI for many high profile national and international clinical trials. His research focus is all aspects of cardiovascular emergency medicine. He is also the founder of Comprehensive Research Associates, LLC, a contract research organization and Emergencies in Medicine, LLC, a medical education company. Finally, Dr. Peacock received his medical degree from Wayne State University Medical School and completed his Emergency Medicine training at William Beaumont Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.

Neil Spenceley (UK)

WELLBEING - Playing nicely in the sandbox
Tuesday 11 September - 16:10 - Clyde Auditorium

Neil Spenceley is the Head of Paediatric Intensive Care in Glasgow and the Scottish Paediatric Patient Safety Lead. He is originally from The Highlands, trained in Edinburgh but soon defected to Glasgow to start a career at the Children's Hospital. After working in Sydney and Vancouver he bizarrely returned to Glasgow where weather is terrible but the people are positive and funny. His physiological interests include oxygen delivery, the microcirculation and the single ventricle but his psychological interests, and real passion, lie in behaviours, culture and being glass half full.

Horst Thiermann (DE)

TOXICOLOGY - Threat by nerve agents: up-date of diagnostic and therapeutc strategies!
Wednesday 12 September - 12:10 - Clyde Auditorium

Colonel (MC) Prof. Dr. Horst Thiermann studied medicine at the University of Regensburg and Technical University, Munich. After working in the Bundeswehr Hospital Munich in the departments of anaesthesiology and surgery, he changed to the Bundeswehr Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology. He specialized in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Walther-Straub-Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Ludwig Maximilians-University Munich in 1996. In 2002, he completed his advanced studies of Clinical Pharmacology at MDS Pharma Services, Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn. Since November 2006 he is director of the Bundeswehr Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology. In January 2012 he was appointed Professor at Technical University, Munich. Colonel (MC) Prof. Dr. Thiermann is vice-chairman of German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) Committee for the Assessment of Intoxications, member of the board and scientific committee of the European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT) and past president of Clinical and Translational Toxicology Speciality Section (CTTSS) of the Society of Toxicology (SOT).

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