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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 […]

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 […]

Mass Gathering Medicine Collaborates with Physical Therapy

Mass Gathering Medicine Collaborates with Physical Therapy

On November 4th 2015, Mass Gathering Medicine (MGM) invited Masters of Physical Therapy (MPT) students to assist in the organization of the Ankle Injuries and Taping workshop– an evening comprised of a didactic and practical session for interested medical students. This event was a first-time collaboration between medical students and seniors students within the Department of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

7th Annual UBC DEM Research Day *UPDATED*

7th Annual UBC DEM Research Day *UPDATED*

The 7th Annual Emergency Medicine Research Day took place on April 8th, 2015 at the CFRI Chan Centre Auditorium at the BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver.  There were seven different tracks of research that kept the auditorium nearly full all day.  Even the breaks were extended this year which allowed for more time to catch […]

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, […]