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WADEM Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine 2019

WADEM Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine 2019

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 […]

Mass Gathering Medicine Summit, Las Vegas, 2019

Mass Gathering Medicine Summit, Las Vegas, 2019

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 […]

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Preparing and Planning for Recreational Substances at Music Festivals: Considerations from Public Health to Critical CareDr. Brendan World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine https://wadem.org/resources/webinar/

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]