Global emergency care education
The 2020, Global Emergency Care Webinar Series was open to all healthcare professionals with a passion for global emergency care, particularly in resource-limited settings. Due to Covid-19 the Series replaced the Global Emergency Care Conference, hosted annually by Alfred Health and Monash University.
The theme for the 2020 Series referenced the recently established global consensus for emergency care, World Health Assembly (WHA) resolution 72.16, titled: Emergency care systems for universal health coverage: ensuring timely care for the acutely ill and injured . The three, free webinars explored the resolution in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn more about this Series by replaying the video’s below:
A/Prof Gerard O’Reilly works as an Emergency Physician at the Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre. He is head of International Programs for the Emergency and Trauma Centre and the National Trauma Research Institute. Gerard chairs The Alfred International Emergency Care Workshop and Conference, is a past chair of the ACEM International Emergency Medicine Committee and has led emergency response and emergency capacity development programs in Afghanistan, Kenya, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Vietnam and Myanmar. Gerard has completed a Master of Public Health a Master of Biostatistics and a PhD in International Trauma Epidemiology, focusing on the development of trauma registries globally. He has more than 50 publications in the peer-reviewed medical literature and was a founding member of the Emergency Medicine Research Course Faculty in 2011.
Dr Rob Mitchell (@robdmitchell) is an Emergency Physician working between the Alfred Hospital Emergency & Trauma Centre in Melbourne, Victoria and Lifeflight Retrieval Medicine in Cairns, Queensland. He has a strong interest in global emergency care, having previously completed Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) assignments in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Solomon Islands. Concurrent with his clinical roles, Rob is undertaking a PhD at Monash University School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, supported by a National Health & Medical Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship. His research is centred on emergency care systems in resource-limited environments, including a triage development project in Mount Hagen, PNG funded by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade. In 2014, Rob undertook a Churchill Fellowship focused on postgraduate training in global emergency medicine, and is currently contributing to the University of Sydney’s Resource Limited Critical Care program. He is a former Chair of the Australian Medical Association Council of Doctors in Training, and was an inaugural Section Editor for Emergency Medicine Australasia’s Trainee Focus section. He holds a Master of Public Health & Tropical Medicine and a Postgraduate Certificate of Disaster & Refugee Health from James Cook University.
Dr Georgina Phillips (FACEM) has worked at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne for more than 20 years. Areas of special interest have included research and clinical excellence for patients with complex psychosocial issues, in particular frequent ED attenders, homelessness, mental illness, and substance abuse in the ED. Since 1996 as an Australian Volunteer emergency doctor in Kiribati, Georgina has had ongoing involvement in the development of emergency medicine and building capacity for emergency care in the Asia-Pacific region, including Papua New Guinea (PNG), Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Fiji, Timor Leste and Myanmar. Georgina sits on the board of the Primary Trauma Care Foundation and St. Vincent’s Pacific Health Fund. She is a past Chair of the International EM Committee at ACEM and is currently a board member of the ACEM Foundation. In 2017 she commenced a PhD at Monash University to explore the impact of emergency care capacity development in low resource environments, and in 2018 was contracted by the Pacific Community to lead a regional emergency care project across the Pacific.
Dr Jennifer Jamieson is an emergency physician working at the Alfred Hospital. She has previously worked with Medecins Sans Frontieres in Afghanistan during 2012 as the supervisor of the new intensive care unit at the Kunduz Trauma Centre, gaining experience in critical care provision in low-resource settings as well as mass casualty response. She spent 2015 in Dar es Salaam working at Muhimbili National Hospital as a visiting clinical educator in the emergency department, assisting with strengthening the new specialty emergency medicine training program in Tanzania. She is one of the co-founders of the Global Health Gateway and was one of the inaugural board members for the Global Ideas Forum. She has a Masters in tropical medicine and public health and Masters of Emergency Medicine (trauma).