Geriatric Emergency Medicine (GEM)

Geriatric Emergency Medicine (GEM)

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Below are two opportunities to learn more about improving the care of elderly patients in the emergency department. Both are conducted by Tan Tock Seng Hospital:

1. GEM Fellowship for doctors – this is a 6-month posting for emergency medicine advanced trainees.

2. GEM Seminar for nurses – this is a 2-day, biannual (May & Oct) seminar

Please visit the following URL for more details:

Pan-Pacific Emergency Medicine Congress 2012 (PEMC 2012)

Pan-Pacific Emergency Medicine Congress 2012 (PEMC 2012) will take place for the first time in Seoul, Korea on October 23-26, 2012. The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine (KSEM) has the honor to be the host of PEMC 2012, a joint meeting between American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) and KSEM, and cordially invites you to attend the first PEMC 2012 in Korea. The emergency medicine of Korea, despite a relatively short history, has made great strides and significant progress in quality and quantity. Currently, KSEM has 1,442 members and plays a diverse role as one of the leading country in emergency medicine in Asia.

The PEMC 2012 will enhance cooperation in information exchange throughout the Pan-Pacific region, which will give emergency medicine a more globally integrated network ability to further achieve academic development and better assist patients’ need. In addition, the PEMC 2012 will help understand challenges that each country faces, and is leading the way to make positive impact to developing countries where emergency medicine systems needs to be established.

Period Oct . 23. Tue – 26. Fri. 2012
Location Seoul, Korea
Venue Coex Convention and Exhibition Center
Organized by The Korea Society of Emergency Medicine
The American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Visit the website.

ICEM 2012 | Dublin | 27-30 June

The 14th International Conference on Emergency Medicine will be hosted by the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine. This exciting conference will attract many emergency physicians in different practices from all over the world. It will take place from 27th to 30th June 2012 in the newly opened Dublin Convention Centre in Dublin’s Docklands.

Register for this event now at their website.



WINFOCUS Basic Echocardiography Course, 26-27 January 2012.

WINFOCUS brings the level 1 basic critical echocardiography course for the first time in Singapore, happening over 26-27th January 2012.

A course on Echocardiography specifically designed for intensive, critical care and emergency physicians, this course is targeted at physicians who are new to echocardiography, and covers the use of Transthoracic Echocardiography (TIE) in the setting of cardiac arrest/peri-resuscitation, and as a screening tool for the unstable patient in the ICU. This module on basic Echo will include the internationally well-known formats of FEEL (Focused Echocardiography Evaluation in Life support) and FATE (Focused Assessment with Transthoracic Echocardiography), and might also be of interest to more Echo-experienced intensivists or cardiologists wishing to make their focused Echo assessment of the critical patient more effective.

This course represents the second part of an Echo training programme which follows a dedicated E-learning course: participants will have free access to a web-based modular training format in the months preceeding the course, so as to maximize their learning and minimise time spent in formal lectures during the course itself. Interactive clinical scenarios, the EmEchoSimTest, and HOT Sessions, (Hands On Training), therefore represent the core or this course.

Download the registration form and brochure.

SEMS Annual Scientific Conference, 24-26 February 2012

Modern Pedagogy in Emergency Medicine: Educating Our Next Generation

Join international and local veteran emergency physicians, specialists and educators at the Society for Emergency Medicine in Singapore Annual Scientific Conference (SEMS ASC) to enhance your clinical knowledge and stay relevant to your practice.

This conference is open to all physicians, nurses and other health professionals with an interest in critical care or emergency medicine. Visit the website for program and registration details.

Download the brochure.

For enquiries or to register, contact the SEMS ASC Event Secretariat at +65 6411 6694 or email

International conference in Emergency Medicine: Challenges in Emergency Medicine

The Ramathibodi Emergency Department and Emergency Medical Institute Of Thailand cordially invite you to join International conference in Emergency Medicine from 30th Jan to 1st Feb 2012  at Pullman Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. The details will be posted on

The theme is Challenges in Emergency Medicine. It’s time for change!

Meet the experts from USA, Japan,Singapore,England,Hongkong and Thailand

1.Prof.Judith E Tintinalli (USA): Editor-in-Chief, Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine; editor-in-chief of McGraw-Hill’s, the world’s first digital collection of electronic resources specifically devoted to emergency medicine.

2. Prof. Colin Alexander Graham (Hong Kong): Editor-in-Chief, European Journal of Emergency Medicine

3. A/Prof. Eillyne Seow (Singapore): President of this society from 2004 -2006; member on the Board of Directors of the Asian Society of Emergency Medicine

4.Prof. Hayashi (Japan): specialized in radiation emergency; University of Fukui Hospital

Interesting Topics:

  1. Biomarkers in Emergency Medicine: State of the Art
  2. Pediatric Emergencies: Pearls and Pitfalls
  3.  Regional anesthesia   for acute traumatic injuries in Emergency Room
  4. Disaster Management
  5. Radiation emergency
  6. Emergency medical informatics
  7.  ER Overcrowding
  8.   Prehospital care:Update management

Panel discussion

– Panel discussion in Disaster

-Panel discussion in Prehospital Care System: Challenges Around  the World