EMERGENCY MEDICINE CONFERENCE

31 May 2018

THEME:

Addressing and advancing emergency care in South Africa

KEY TOPICS

  • The ECG In Emergency Care
  • Paediatric Emergencies
  • Toxicology
  • Emergency Medical Services 

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING:

  • Assess the future of emergency care in South Africa’s healthcare system to help stay ahead of the curve
  • Determine the best course of action in advanced paediatric emergencies to improve patient outcomes
  • Gain practical skills on how to deal with toxicology related emergencies and improve care
  • Review first-hand case examples on how to manage difficult presentations in the ED to improve your response in tough situations

In partnership with:

09:00 Opening remarks

Dr Sharad Garach

 

09:10 Keynote address: Emergency care in South Africa: how far we have come and thoughts for our future

Mike Wells

 

SESSION 1: NOVEL EMERGENCY CARE TECHNIQUES

 

09:50 The ECG in the acutely poisoned patients

Dr Sharad Garach

 

10:20 Networking coffee break

 

10:50 New concepts in wound closure technologies: Optimising the standards of wound care

Dr Morris Topaz  

 

11:20 ECG in emergency care: Interactive Q & A

 

SESSION 2: PAEDIATRIC EMERGENCIES

 

11:30 An efficient approach to paediatric emergencies

Peter Anderson

 

12:00 Getting to grips with sick kids: tricks of the trade

Mike Wells

 

12:30 Pearls and Pitfalls in Paediatric Trauma

Dr Lara N Goldstein

 

13:00 Paediatric emergencies: Interactive Q & A

Peter Anderson

Mike Wells

Dr Lara N Goldstein

 

13:10 Networking lunch break

 

SESSION 3: TOXICOLOGY AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

 

14:40 Watch where you are walking: snakes, spiders and scorpions

Dr Andreas Engelbrecht

 

15:10 Exploring the interface between EMS and the hospital

Andrew Makkink

 

15:40 Toxicology and emergency medical services: Interactive Q & A

Dr Andreas Engelbrecht

Andrew Makkink

 

15:55 Closing remarks

Dr Sharad Garach

 

 

16:00 End of conference

 

CO-CHAIRS:

 

  • Prof Lee Wallis, Professor and Head of Emergency Medicine, University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dr Roger Dickerson, President, Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dr Sharad Garach, Head Clinical Department, Emergency Medicine, Ngwelezane Hospital - KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health, Empangeni, South Africa, Locum Emergency Medicine Consultant, Emergency Department, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Cornwall, UK 

 

SPEAKERS:

 

  • Dr Andreas Engelbrecht Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Steve Biko Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa; Adjunct Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Andrew Makkink, PhD Candidate, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dr Lara N Goldstein, Specialist Emergency Physician and Intensivist, Netcare Mulbarton Hospital ICU, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Mike Wells, Emergency Physician, Netcare Union Hospital; Adjunct Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Morris Topaz, CEO, IVT Medical, Ra'anana, Israel
  • Peter Anderson, Emergency Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of the Witwatersand, Johannesburg, South Africa