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


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee

Session one: Challenges and innovation in emergency care worldwide

Chair: Dr Taj Hassan, Consultant, Emergency Medicine, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and President, Royal College of Emergency Medicine

Opening address: Global emergency medicine

Dr James Ducharme, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Humber River Hospital, Toronto, McMaster University, Hamilton 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

Dr Emma Fernandez, International Education Project Manager, The Royal College of Emergency Medicine

Royal College of Emergency Medicine global networks

Dr Olivia Corn, Emergency Medicine Trainee, ST3 ACCS, Newham University Hospital

Tea and coffee break

Posters and partnership table

Session two: Lightning talks

Dr Stevan Bruijns, Editor-in-Chief, African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Associate Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa, Emergency Physician, Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Primary trauma course in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Dr Liz Tissingh, Partnership Lead, King’s Kongo Central, Democratic Republic of the Congo, King's College London

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

Dr Saleyha Ahsan, Filmmaker, Broadcast Journalist and Accident and Emergency Doctor

4. Making impact where it is needed most

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

5. Emergency medicine and health system strengthening: A community approach

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

Panel discussion

Lightning talk speakers



Choose two
Establishing triage systems

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

Global health projects establishing and working in partnership

Dr Barry Klaassen, Consultant, Emergency Medicine, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee and Ms Gwen Gordon, Clinical Educator, Nursing and Midwifery Directorate, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee

Quality training in emergency care in a hospital setting

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

Establishing national emergency medical services

Dr Chetan Trivedy, Senior Lecturer, Emergency and Resuscitation Care, Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London and Consultant, Emergency Medicine, Brighton and Sussex University Hospital

Workshops round one
Tea and coffee break


Workshops round two
Panel discussion
Closing remarks: Global emergency medicine


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