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Want to see what we have been up to lately?

Mass Gathering Medicine Interest Group and the International Stage Drum roll please… As mass gatherings and special events proliferate, national and international interest in mass gatherings is growing! In April of 2017, several members of our MGM Interest Group had the opportunity to travel to Toronto and attend the World Congress on Disaster and Emergency […]

Learner Opportunities at Subaru Ironman Canada

Learner Opportunities at Subaru Ironman Canada

What a great place to boost your medical education! Dr. Tom Green, our Medical Director for the Subaru Ironman Canada event that is being held on July 30th in Whistler, BC, will be leading some TED style talks and running some event scenarios for medical learners. This event is definitely one for your ‘bucket list’ and […]

MGM Tabletop Exercise at the 2016 Athletics Canada Race Directors Summit

MGM Tabletop Exercise at the 2016 Athletics Canada Race Directors Summit

I recently had the opportunity to join Dr. Adam Lund and his passionate team in presenting their MGM Tabletop Exercise at the 2016 Athletics Canada Race Directors Summit. As outlined in our previous blog post by Riley and Kelly, the Tabletop Exercise gives the opportunity for players to function as a ‘medical director’ for a […]

FAQs – Nursing Students at Community Events

FAQs – Nursing Students at Community Events

Source: Life as a nursing student. Available at: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/371898881700778212/ Accessed on: May 4, 2016. Do you love music festivals, triathlons, marathons and parades? Would you like to practice nursing in a pre-hospital setting? Outdoors? In an open field? On the side of a mountain? There is a role for nursing students at special events. If […]

Mass Gathering Medicine Summit – February 9 & 10 2018

Mass Gathering Medicine Summit – February 9 & 10 2018

The annual Mass Gathering Medicine Summit will be in Miami, Florida in 2018! Date:  February 9th & 10th Check out the website for more details See you there. ——————————————-   An impressive start to the North American conversation on Mass Gatherings last week in New York City at the Mass Gathering Summit… Co-chaired by MGMIG’s […]

Endurance Race Medicine – MGM Club

Endurance Race Medicine – MGM Club

On March 22nd 2016, Mass Gathering Medicine (MGM) invited Dr. Tom Green to present on Endurance Race Medicine. This event was broken down into two parts: “Being a Medical Director” and “Endurance Race Medical Conditions”. This two-part event gave students insight into the logistics and planning that are required to host events such as Ironman […]

8th Annual UBC DEM Research Day – April 6, 2016

8th Annual UBC DEM Research Day – April 6, 2016

The 8th Annual UBC EM Research Day will be held on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016. Be sure to check out an interesting talk by one of our MGM Club team members Andrew Guy.  Andrew’s presentation will be on:  A Pre-Hospital Ultrasound Curriculum for BCAS Critical Care Paramedics.  Andrew was the Co-Chair for the UBC MGM Club […]

Shambhala at UBC Public Health Symposium

Shambhala at UBC Public Health Symposium

I had the pleasure of presenting work on Shambhala – an annual electronic dance music festival in the Kootenays of British Columbia – this past Saturday at the UBC Public Health Symposium. This festival is perhaps best known for it’s innovative approach to health and safety, particularly the integration of harm reduction services working alongside […]

Issues of Substance Conference in Montreal, 2015

Issues of Substance Conference in Montreal, 2015

Tyler Pyrie traveled to Montreal in November for the Issues of Substance Use Conference. Tyler hails from the Canadian Center on Substance Use (CCSA) and he presented a poster on the topic of Music Festival safety. The poster was the result of joint work done early in 2015 by the CCSA, the MGMIG, and a […]

Wilderness Medicine Course

Wilderness Medicine Course

          Wilderness Medicine Course March 5th – 12th 2016 Join the Canadian Society of Mountain Medicine at the beautiful Kokanee Glacier Hut for some epic backcountry powder skiing while learning about wilderness and sports medicine Course is open to physicians, paramedics and Nurses Depending on skiing and weather conditions, the plan […]