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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.
We have created a series of articles where leaders in academic emergency medicine and global health share their experiences. We asked Dr. Razzak to be the first to share some of his stories in EM development with EPI.
As the current President of the Ethiopian Society of Emergency Medicine Professionals, Dr. Teklu is leading efforts to form the clinical structure for EM in Ethiopia and neighboring countries.
The medical community and local and central governments must work together to meet the growing demands of Arba’een, an annual Shia Muslim religious observance that attracts millions.
The 33-year-old president of Tanzania’s national emergency medicine society has become a significant voice in the African federation for emergency Medicine.
Dr. Manuel Hernandez suggests that mixed-use exam rooms and a re-ordering of the patient intake area are examples of simple and low cost design solutions aimed at increasing efficiency.
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