2017 #DASsmacc – Critical Care, Everywhere?

A few weeks after the madness that was #smaccDUB and it’s good to see various blogs summarising what the event meant for them (search for #smaccDUB to read the many reports of smacc in Dublin 2016). Rest assured, the smaccTALKS will soon be coming out via smacc.net.au, intensivecarenetwork.com and the smacc-affiliated websites, of which KIDocs.org is …

What Makes a Good Conference?

It was a few years ago that I blogged about the death of the medical conference. I had been to a fairly hum drum rural medicine conference and felt significantly underwhelmed with both the quality of presenters, the educational programme and the lack of vision for the future.  Read about the experience here. Since then …

It’s gonna be smaccTASTIC! #smaccUS

After months of planning from the smaccTEAM, the programme for smaccUS is now released and available on the smacc website The program looks HOT – some old favourites and some new allsorts. The genius that is Mark Wilson will be cohosting a fabulous “it’s a Knockout” neurotrauma session….and there are many concurrent sessions and “cage …

You gotta have love…

I was 14 when I nearly considered deliberate defenestration. It’s probably the closest I’ve ever been to suicide, but the memory of the angst that made me contemplate this action is still vivid. The Headmaster had asked each of the 30 pupils in our class to give a talk. I cannot even remember the details …