Is the medical conference dead?

Just got back from Fremantle and the #RMA2012 Rural Medicine Australia conference hosted by ACRRM and RDAA. To be honest I was disappointed. Some pearls amongst the three day academic programme. But perhaps recent exposure to high-quality asynchronous #FOAMed learning has raised my expectations. That said attendance was high at over 450 delegates and it …

Zen & the Art of ED Management

There has been a lot of discussion this week regarding pressure on the Emergency Department at Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia. Rack ’em and stack ’em! I have a ‘soft spot’ for Flinders. I worked there as a junior resident and then registrar in the late 90s/early naughties and like to think that I …

What’s In Your Bag?

The subject of doctors bag contents has come up recently, with comments from a respected Emergency Physician that several of the drugs supplied for use in doctors bags are outdated.  I was a little perplexed by the RACGP’s insistence on keeping diazepam and their pitch for oral vitamin K as essential for the doctors bag, …

iSimulate

Well, finally my wife’s iPad3 with the spanking retina display has arrived. I’m a tad jealous, but more importantly it now means I have two iPads to play with……and that has been vital for running a groovy piece of software called iSimulate.I dunno about the rest of you medicos, but I’ve been to a fair …