Establishing A Minimum Data Set For Mass Gathering Health

The purpose of this project is to develop a conceptual framework with a recommended Mass Gathering Health minimum data set through an international consensus process.

Mass Gathering Medicine Online Registry Project

The Mass Gathering Medicine (MGM) Online Registry Project will help inform the research initiatives of the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine’s Mass Gathering Medicine Interest Group for years to come. It is a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency collaborative which will ultimately serve to improve the level of care that we all provide at races, charity walks, concerts, festivals and other community events.

Triage & Discharge Acuity Project

The objective of this project is to determine the validity and inter-rater reliability of a standardized triage and acuity scale for use at mass gathering events.

Mass Gathering Medicine Learner Elective

It is our intent to offer this learning opportunity to resident physicians and senior medical students at UBC. Follow the link to view an outline that describes both a longitudinal formal EM residency elective in Mass Gathering Medicine for FRCPC EM residents as well an opportunity for CCFP(EM) and other residents to participate.

Six Year Review Of  The Vancouver International Marathon

Case-series report of medical presentations during the Vancouver International Marathon.  Documenting patient presentation rates, ambulance transfer rates, planning and organization of onsite medical responses.

Ride to Conquer Cancer Case Series

An analysis of three years of data on patient presentations during a two-day cycling event that crosses an international border.

Alternate Communication At Events With High Ambient Noise

Evaluating whether the use of text-based messaging using wireless handheld devices such as mobile phones or BlackBerry devices can safely and reliably provide a primary and/or secondary means of dispatching and directing emergency responses at mass gathering events or disaster scenarios that are in an environment of HAN.

BMX World Cup Deployment of the Mobile Medical Unit

A case report on the use of the Mobile Medical Unit at special events.