Obstacle adventure courses (OACs) have their origins in the military and police force training. OACs have become a popular form of recreation for the general public, for reasons that remain unclear to me (insert laughter here). Every OAC shares common elements including some or all of the following: -a set of obstacles that require climbing, […] Read More
What do you get when you mix sunshine, a gorgeous harbour city, and an excellent event medicine conference? You get Brisbane in May. Members of the Mass Gathering Medicine Interest Group travelled to Australia to present at the World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine. This is a biennial conference that attracts researchers and clinicians […] Read More
In April, 2019, members of the mass gathering medicine interest group participated as members of the health care team for the 4-20 protest. The attendance for this event was higher than usual because of the changes in legislation, making possession of cannabis products legal and because it was the 25th anniversary of the protest. This […] Read More
An interested group of mass gathering medicine folks travelled to Las Vegas in March 2019. We met with colleagues from across North America to discuss and debate issues related to mass gatherings. Adam Lund facilitated a panel on “Who Owns Event Medicine?” Each person on the eight person panel adopted a different, extreme position and argued […] Read More
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