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Four French physicians with a passion for fine watches put their heads together to form Doplr, a Swiss-made watch with old school medical functionality. Doplr founder Vincent Azzola shares the story.
Lee Wallis, president of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM) serves on a newly formed Lancet Commission, which has 23 commissioners across a range of specialties. Their task? Examine how the effects of non-communicable diseases differ around the world, particularly between high and low income countries, and promote pathways for better healthcare. EPI caught up with Dr. Wallis to learn more about this initiative, as well as his thoughts on ‘technology leapfrogging’ and drones delivering healthcare supplies in Rwanda.
As operational processes continue to evolve in growing numbers of emergency departments around the world, adjusting facilities design can become an obvious next step, albeit an extremely challenging one. Dr. Manny Hernandez shared his insights with us on how ED facilities design can both shape and respond to how its operations and processes are formed, and how telemedicine and personalized medicine could influence your ED design very soon.
In 2016, the International Federation for Emergency Medicine will inaugurate Professor Lee Wallis, its first president from an African nation. Wallis is keen to use his term to help IFEM work more collaboratively with the World Health Organization, and make the federation more inclusive of non-physician emergency care workers.
As President of the young Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine (ESEM), Dr. Saleh Fares and his fellow society members have worked closely with each other to tighten training and clinical practice protocols, and advocate broader recognition and support for EM from both the people and the government of the United Arab Emirates. We talked with Dr. Fares about the recent and upcoming projects of the ESEM society, and his hopes for EM in the UAE and the broader Middle Eastern region.
An MSF team has been working in the hospital of Zintan, a city in western Libya’s Nafusah Mountain region, since April 30. Pro-regime forces have been fighting anti-government rebels in this strategically important area for several weeks now, driving what some estimates say are more than 40,000 Libyans to seek refuge in Tunisia. In Zintan, the MSF team has been donating medical equipment and material, providing training to the medical staff, and supporting the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. MS F’s intensive care doctor, Dr. Morten Rostrup, explains:
ICEM chair Dr. Fergal Hickey talks conference innovation, IFEM guidelines and how Irish emergency medicine punches above its weight.
With international conferences and newly-trained specialists, Slovenia’s fledgling EM society looks to take its place as an EM leader in central Europe.
On the heals of the first Global Network Conference on Emergency Medicine, Dr. Saleh Fares, founding president of the Emirate Society of Emergency Medicine, explains what’s next for EM in the UAE.
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