The management of snakebite, an update on the Choosing Wisely initiative, contested views on voluntary assisted dying, and the need to improve care of the elderly and diagnosis of injuries caused by family violence – such was the diversity of topics covered during the recent Australasian College for Emergency Medicine conference in Sydney.
Warm thanks to all #ACEM17 conference tweeps for helping to share the news. As per the Symplur analytics at the end of the post below, there were more than 40 million Twitter impressions for the conference hashtag, and 1,401 participants on Twitter.
Improving resuscitation outcomes
Telemedicine, pressures on and processes in emergency departments, the impact of national targets, and violence in emergency departments are among the topics covered below.
Choosing Wisely matters
Focus on mental health
Snake bite management
Focus on improving care
Presentations covered learning from coroners’ reports, reducing errors, the need to improve care of the elderly, opiod prescribing, and recognition and intervention for women presenting with injuries from family violence, as well as global perspectives.
Voluntary assisted dying
Dr Karen Hitchcock also presented on “the power of the pen”.
Professor John Dwyer
Changing of the guard
Professional development matters
Feedback from participants
Read the full #ACEM17 transcript via Symplur.
This is our final report from #ACEM17 – the conference stories will be compiled into a report. Stay tuned!