Large scale special events (aka “mass gatherings”) are an important part of our culture. Music
festivals, triathlons, and a myriad of other mass gatherings take place all around the world,
every day. We know that for some types of special events, there can be associated health risks
such as communicable diseases, poisonings, intoxications and the injuries that may result from
extreme physical activities. Given the prevalence of mass gatherings and risks to the public, the
professionalization of event medicine is an important focus for researchers and clinicians.
We are in the early stages of developing an “Event Medicine Life Support” course. Modelled on
the existing model of practical knowledge with opportunities for application, this course will
resemble Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced
Life Support, Advanced Hazardous Life Support, and so on. The course will be a blend of online
learning and classroom hours and the goal is to launch the course early in 2020.
If you are interested in participating in the development and delivery of this course, send us a