Global Emergency Care Conference

Emergency care systems often come under strain during disasters, and the recovery phase provides an opportunity to reflect on lessons learned. This year’s Global Emergency Care Symposium will consider how disasters can lead to strengthened capacity for both routine emergency care and surge events. Emergency clinicians and global health practitioners from around the world are encouraged to participate in the discussion. (Image: Courtesy of iStock)

📅 Workshop: 26 September 2022 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (ACST)
📅 Symposium: 27 September 2022 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (ACST)

The Global Emergency Care Conference is an annual two-day event.  It is designed to equip emergency care providers with the skills, resources and networks to become involved in the development of global emergency care, particularly in resource-limited settings.

In 2022, we’re excited to host the first interstate and hybrid Conference. We’ll be welcoming our in-person speakers and delegates to the fascinating, tropical city of Darwin, as well as providing a fully immersive online experience.

 

CAPACITY BUILDING IN GLOBAL EMERGENCY CARE WORKSHOP
Monday 26 September 2022 | 9.00am – 5.00pm (ACST)

A small group, interactive workshop that utilises real-world scenarios to help you to develop the skills you need to successfully engage in emergency care projects around the world.

This in-depth one-day program is developed and delivered by a team of clinicians with extensive experience working with multiple aid/health organisations in countries such as Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa and Afghanistan.

Explore and discuss:

    • The current status of emergency care globally
    • The identified priorities for global emergency care development projects and clinicians
    • How to complete a needs assessment
    • How to create, develop and deliver a project framework
    • The essential toolkit of skills, networks and resources an emergency care clinician requires.

Delivery:
This event will be delivered both in-person and virtually from Darwin, Northern Territory. All program times are be based in Australian Central Standard Time (ACST).

 

GLOBAL EMERGENCY CARE SYMPOSIUM
Tuesday 27 September 2022 | 9.00am – 5.00pm (ACST)

From recovery to resilience: strengthening emergency care systems in the wake of disaster

Emergency care systems often come under strain during disasters, and the recovery phase provides an opportunity to reflect on lessons learned. This year’s Global Emergency Care Symposium will consider how disasters can lead to strengthened capacity for both routine emergency care and surge events. Emergency clinicians and global health practitioners from around the world are encouraged to participate in the discussion. We will explore case studies from a variety of low- and middle-income countries, and consider how the COVID-19 pandemic provides an opportunity to build resilience in global emergency care systems. Please join us!

Delivery:
This event will be delivered both in-person and virtually from Darwin, Northern Territory. All program times are be based in Australian Central Standard Time (ACST).

 

 

CAPACITY BUILDING IN GLOBAL EMERGENCY CARE WORKSHOP
Monday 26 September 2022 | 9.00am – 5.00pm (ACST)

This is a provisional program, subject to change.

0900 – 0915 Global Emergency Care Workshop – overview & introductions
0915 – 0940 Advocacy for global emergency care
0940 – 1035 Advocacy for global emergency care – workshop
1035 – 1045 Morning break
1045 – 1110 Needs assessment in global emergency care
1110 – 1205 Needs assessment in global emergency care – workshop
1205 – 1230 The project framework for global emergency care
1230 – 1330 Lunch
1330 – 1425 The project framework for global emergency care – workshop
1425 – 1450 Research in global emergency care
1450 – 1545 Research in global emergency care – workshop
1545 – 1555 Break
1555 – 1620 The toolkit for global emergency care
1620 – 1700 The toolkit for global emergency care: lessons and case studies from the field

*This event will be delivered both in-person and virtually from Darwin, Northern Territory. All program times are be based in Australian Central Standard Time (ACST).

Program developed and delivered by Global Emergency Care faculty:

  • A/Prof Gerard O’Reilly – Emergency Physician & Head of Global Programs, The Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre
  • Dr Georgina Phillips – Emergency Physician, St Vincents Hospital & ACEM GEC Committee member
  • Dr Rob Mitchell – Emergency & Retrieval Physician, The Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre, & Deputy Chair ACEM GEC Committee
  • Dr Jennifer Jamieson – Emergency & Trauma Physician, Royal Hobart Hospital
REGISTRATION FEES
Capacity Building in Global Emergency Care Workshop (ONLY)

In-space registration

Medical Specialist AUD $325.00 + GST
Medical non-Specialist/Nursing/Paramedic/Allied Health/Other AUD $199.00 + GST
Student AUD $89.00 + GST (full time student identification will be requested after booking)


Virtual registration

Medical Specialist AUD $225.00 + GST
Medical non-Specialist/Nursing/Paramedic/Allied Health/Other AUD $135.00 + GST
Student AUD $45.00 + GST (full time student identification will be requested after booking)
 

Global Emergency Care Symposium (ONLY)

In-space registration

Medical Specialist AUD $355.00 + GST
Medical non-Specialist/Nursing/Paramedic/Allied Health/Other AUD $225.00 + GST
Student AUD $99.00 + GST (full time student identification will be requested after booking)


Virtual registration

Medical Specialist AUD $250.00 + GST
Medical non-Specialist/Nursing/Paramedic/Allied Health/Other AUD $145.00 + GST
Student AUD $50.00 + GST (full time student identification will be requested after booking)

 

Global Emergency Care Conference (Workshop & Symposium)

In-space registration

Medical Specialist AUD $625.00 + GST
Medical non-Specialist/Nursing/Paramedic/Allied Health/Other AUD $400.00 + GST
Student AUD $175.00 + GST (full time student identification will be requested after booking)


Virtual registration

Medical Specialist AUD $385.00 + GST
Medical non-Specialist/Nursing/Paramedic/Allied Health/Other AUD $220.00 + GST
Student AUD $85.00 + GST (full time student identification will be requested after booking)

 

DELEGATE INFORMATION

Low-Middle-Income Country (LMIC) delegates

If you are working in LMIC, then you may be eligible for a fully funded scholarship to attend the Capacity Building in Global Emergency Care Workshop.

  • The scholarship includes the one day workshop and covers catering costs.
  • Applications are open to clinicians working in low-middle income countries.
  • The deadline for expressions of interest is on Monday 5 September 2022.

Interested? Click here and submit your expression of interest.


High-Middle-Income Country (HMIC) Delegates

During the registration process you will have the option to support a delegate from a LMIC.
Donations are $20.00 + GST.

 

 

REFUND POLICY

Substitution: If, after booking an event you are unable to attend, you are welcome to nominate someone else to attend in your place. Please advise substitutions via email so a correct name tag will be available at the registration desk. CPD hours will be allocated to the substitute delegate.

Refunds (non-COVID-19 related): If cancelling more than 30 days before the event a 70% refund will be provided. If the cancellation is less than 30 days before the event: no refund will be provided. Cancellation must be provided in writing.

Refunds (COVID-19 related): Registrations cancelled within 30 days of an event can be transferred to an alternative course or held in credit and used any time. Cancellation must be provided in writing with supporting evidence.

 

DISCLAIMERS

By registering for this course, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions.

  • In very rare cases due to clinical demand or other unforeseen, unavoidable reason, courses may need to be cancelled. In this instance registrants will be advised urgently and will receive a full refund for registration fees.
  • The content of this course is directed at (appropriately licensed and trained) medical/nursing practitioners. It represents current information about the provision of emergency care. It is not intended to replace, and should not be construed as, medical advice. Any concerns regarding a medical diagnosis or treatment should be directed to a medical practitioner.
  • It is a requirement of this course to be up to date with your vaccinations, this includes the COVID booster vaccine. Please upload your proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, course dates and conditions of participation which require in-person attendance are subject to change based on government advice. If you meet any of the following criteria near the commencement of your course date, we kindly request you cancel/defer your registration to ensure safety for all:
    1. If you have COVID-19 or any other communicable symptoms.
    2. If you are awaiting COVID-19 test results other than regular surveillance.
    3. If you have been furloughed from work due to COVID-19 exposure.Please be advised that all participants may be required to complete an electronic attestation regarding COVID-19 on arrival at each course. Participants will also be required to complete a Rapid Antigen Test and return a negative test result, prior to participating in face-to-face courses. Registrations cancelled within 30 days of an event can be transferred to an alternative course or held in credit and used any time (refer to COVID-19 cancellation policy for more detail).
LOCATION

This Conference will be delivered both in-person and virtually from Darwin, Northern Territory. All program times are be based in Australian Central Standard Time (ACST).

The conference location for in-person attendance is:

Darwin Convention Centre
10 Stokes Hill Rd
Darwin City
Northern Territory
Australia
0800

 

 

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

DR JENNIFER JAMIESON

Dr Jennifer Jamieson (@drjennyjam) is an emergency physician and trauma consultant with a passion for global health and emergency medicine. She currently works as a FACEM at the Royal Hobart Hospital and helps oversee the trauma portfolio for the emergency department. She undertook her specialty training at the Alfred Hospital, then split her time working as a trauma consultant at Alfred Health and an emergency physician at Monash Health.

 

 

 

 

DR ROB MITCHELL

Rob Mitchell (@robdmitchell) is an emergency and retrieval physician at the Alfred Hospital Emergency & Trauma Centre in Melbourne. He has a strong interest in global emergency care (GEC), having previously completed Australian Volunteers for International Development assignments in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Solomon Islands.

 
 
 
 

 

 
A/PROF GERARD O’REILLY

A/Prof Gerard O’Reilly is a senior Emergency Physician and Head of Global Programs at the Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre, Head of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and NHMRC Research Fellow at the National Trauma Research Institute and Associate Professor at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

 
 
 
 

 

 
DR GEORGINA PHILLIPS

Dr Georgina Phillips has worked at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne for more than 25 years, with special interest in clinical excellence and research for patients with complex psychosocial issues. Since 1996 as an Australian Volunteer doctor in Kiribati, Georgina has had ongoing involvement in emergency care capacity development in the Asia-Pacific region, including Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Fiji, Timor-Leste and Myanmar.

 
 

 

For more information about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator.
Jessica Currie
Telephone: 03 9903 0666
Email: etc@alfred.org.au