SMACC 2013 Day One report by Minh

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Dr Cliff Reid and his ROCKETamine slide ( rocuronium + ketamine in one syringe!)

 

Hi folks!

Day one of SMACC 2013 finished!

This is how it started…

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Dr Oliver Flower of Intensive Care Network gets picked up by a wrestler!

Dr Scott Weingart, yes Mr EmCrit himself then delivered a rousing introductory speech on the Essence of Critical Care. Did you know Dr David Newman and Dr Ashley Shreves met in the ED during an emergent thoracotomy that was successful!

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Then Dr Cliff Reid gave a stirring lecture on Making things happen and showed this brilliant slide on ROCKETamine. wow, simply brilliant. I thought ketroperidol was good. Ketofol is so old school now.

Some really good talks on controversial critical care topics followed. Like this one by Professor Myburgh on resuscitation fluids!

 

 

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And this one on shock assessment by Dr Michelle Johnston

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We had a plenary session on FOAMEd and the future and this is well outlined by the Day one report by Dr Tim Leeuwenburg.

My personal views on the roadmap for FOAMEd I have written on in this blog post

Probably one of the highlights for me of Day one was meeting people who I have only ever met virtually on twitter or via blogs.

I met Scott Weingart in person! He is not as tall in person ( bout my size!) as I thought he would be! But it was great to finally meet my podcasting and blogging mentor/teacher as well as my trusted source of all things EDCC!

I met Roger Harris, Oli Flower, Matt McPartlin,  Simon Carley, Natalie May, Andy Buck,Chris Nickson, Mike Cadogan, Domnhall Brannigan, Casey Parker, Tim Leeuwenburg, Chris Edwards, Warren Adie, Chris Creswell.

I caught up with so many folks in EM and Prehospital medicine: Amit Maini, Stefan Mazur, Cliff Reid, Alex Tzannes, Anthony Lewis, Raj Sehdev, Toby Fogg, Anne Creaton.

I met this guy, Andre (@keeweedoc), a hospital doctor in GreyMouth, New Zealand, famous for blogging about his acute appendicitis and surgery!

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Cant wait for Day 2! free paper sessions, Social media and critical care plenary, Sonogames!

 

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