Thoughts from Dr. Brendan Munn – WCDEM Pt. III

Thoughts from Dr. Brendan Munn – WCDEM Pt. III

Unbelievable learning, networking, team building, sights and food in Cape Town!  Perfect weather and a chance to make some sense of the global Mass Gathering consortium, from large scale Olympics and FIFA logistics that deal with international visitors — and have concerns that reach as far as potential nuclear threats and Ebola dissemination — to […]

Once Upon a Time, In Africa: WCDEM Part II

Once Upon a Time, In Africa: WCDEM Part II

Once upon a time, seven Canadians travelled to far away, exotic Africa to attend the World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine. After travelling for many days, our weary heros (and heroine) arrived to find sunshine, heat, and gorgeous landscapes. The wine was perfection, the food was exquisite; old friends reconnected and new friendships were […]

As the dust settles…. WCDEM Part I

As the dust settles…. WCDEM Part I

It began with giving our introductions around a table during a small group session – a meeting happening prior to the official start of the conference. After names were spouted off, a one-line summary was offered describing some of the things each individual cared enough about to come to Cape Town, South Africa to share with […]

UBC MGM Club – “Intro to MGM Night”

UBC MGM Club – “Intro to MGM Night”

There are many streams learners can travel in to become part of the broad Mass Gathering Medicine (MGM) spectrum of opportunities out there. Whether it is as part of the medical team at events, engaging in a research project to improve the quality of care, or advocating innovative policy to guide our approach to patients, […]