Our Mass Gathering Medicine Interest Group believes in 4 Pillars to support event safety:
Research – gather evidence to really understand, test interventions to find what really works and share knowledge
Education – participate in teaching the public, the government, health care providers and other health stakeholders what is known, and learn from those providing great care at events
Clinical – understand best practice, or at least participate in defining minimum standards for events proportional to risk, and finally
Advocacy – support the event community while advocating for changes that will support safe public events.
NOTE: Blog posts are the thoughts of the authors, and not necessarily the position of the MGMIG, the DEM or UBC’s FOM.
It is our hope that this space will be a platform to host a variety of discussions on mass gathering topics in our community and world wide. Check back often to see what we are discussing. During the summer of 2014, the media has been focusing on safety at outdoor electronic dance music events after deaths were reported during some multi-day festivals.