About this event

  • Date and time Mon 2 Sep 2019 from 9:30am to 5:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Global Health, Royal College of Emergency Medicine

Join us for this conference on health systems strengthening in emergency care, with a focus on capacity building in the long-term. 

We hope to increase awareness of the needs and opportunities for emergency doctors, nurses , and practitioners based in the UK to get involved in global emergency care, and to provide an opportunity for networking for those already involved or interested. 

Topics will include:

  • Partnership building
  • Establishing triage systems and EMS
  • Quality training in hospital emergency departments.

This event is co-organised with the Global Health Committee at the Royal College of Emergency Medicine 


Call for posters

We are calling for posters describing your involvement in health system strengthening and/or capacity building in emergency care in low and middle-income countries. These are not meant to be research or audit abstracts and do not need to be structured along the usual 'objectives/methods/results/conclusion' structure.

300 words, A1 posters (A0 posters also accepted on a case-by-case basis).

Open to all specialties and professions.

Please send submissions to globalhealth@rsm.ac.uk

Submission deadline: Monday 5 August 2019


Early bird pricing available until 02 August 2019.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£55.00 £45.00 £45.00 £45.00 £35.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£92.00 £75.00 £75.00 £58.00


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee

Session one

Opening address

Jim Ducharme, Clinical Professor, Medicine, McMaster University, Adjunct Professor, Family Medicine, Queen's University and President, International Federation for Emergency Medicine

Health system strengthening in emergency care

Dr Mbanjumucyo Gabin, Consultant, Kigali University Teaching Hospital

Royal College of Emergency Medicine survey of members

Emma Fernandez, Global Emergency Medicine Committee, Royal College of Emergency Medicine 

View from Albania

Chris Downing, Albania

Tea and coffee break

Posters and partnership tables

Session two: Lightning talks

Primary trauma course in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Liz Tissingh

2. Strengthening hospital emergency systems in Bangladesh

Dr Mir Saaduddin Ahmad, Emergency Medicine Consultant, ZABS Medical Services, Dhaka, Bangladesh

3. Setting up a trauma course

Saleyha Ahsan

4. Emergency medicine for vulnerable groups in India

Dr Andrew Paul Newton, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

5. Community health volunteers in Ghana

Dr Ed Gold, Consultant in Pre-hospital Care and Emergency Medicine and President, Foundation Human Nature UK

Panel discussion

Lightning talk speakers



Choose two
Establishing triage systems (scenario)

Dr Richard Lowsby, Consultant in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Hooi-Ling Harrison, Consultant Emergency Medicine, Princess Royal University Hospital

Establishing and working in partnerships (workshop)

Barry Klaassen and Gwen Gordon

Quality training in emergency care in a hospital setting

Dr Ffion Davies, Consultant Emergency Physician, University Hospitals of Leicester

Establishing national emergency medical services

Chet Trivedy

Workshops round one
Tea and coffee break


Workshops round two
Panel discussion
Closing remarks: Global emergency medicine

Taj Hassan


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