Programme

Last updated 1 October.

Tuesday 30th April

0830 - 1700 Registration open
0900 - 1600
Workshop one:
Whakarewarewa Redwoods Forest rescue

Note: this workshop is offsite
Workshop two:
Te Rongoā Māori bush walk (Immersive Māori medicine experience)

Note: this workshop is offsite
0900 - 1200
Workshop three:
ACEM Core procedural skills
Workshop four:
Technology 101
Workshop five:
Radiology Masterclass
1200 - 1300 Lunch
1300 - 1600
Workshop six:
Advanced Airway
Workshop seven:
Indigenous cultural competency
Workshop eight:
Happiness through mindfulness and compassion
1800 - 2100 Welcome function
Te Puia - Rotorua

Wednesday 1st May

0700 - 1700 Registration and information desk open
0900 - 0920 Opening and Pōwhiri
0920 - 1030 Plenary one: 
Keynote: Our challenges and opportunities in medicine
Jan Bone
1030 - 1100 Morning tea and exhibition
1100 - 1300 Plenary two: Surviving and Thriving
Personal sustainability:  Resilience and longevity in Emergency Medicine.  As we start our exploration of challenges in Emergency Medicine this morning's session will encompass personal journeys of obstacles traversed and offer tools to enable not just survival but thrival.
1300 - 1400 Lunch and exhibition
1400 - 1530
Concurrent Session 1a
EMUGs session - ultrasound pitfalls, pearls and credentialing
Concurrent Session 1b
The Challenges of and for children in ED
Concurrent Session 1c
Surfing the silver tsunami
1530 - 1600 Afternoon tea and exhibition
1600 - 1700 Plenary three: Panel: Manaaki Mana 'Cultural equity in ED' Launch of the College Strategy
Nau Mai Haere Mai, join us for an interactive session, launching the ACEM Māori cultural equity programme lead by the Manaaki Mana committee of the College's 'Cultural Equity in ED' strategy.
1730 - Late Redwoods Treewalk and Nightlights followed by the option of Dinner at the Terrace Kitchen Beer tasting with Geoff Griggs followed by the option of Dinner at the Terrace Kitchen

Thursday 2nd May

0700 - 1700 Registration and information desk open
0900 - 1030 Plenary four: Vivre la difference!
The journey from 1993 to 2019 .......the Northern most country in the UK to the Shakey Isles of New Zealand via the diverse landscape of Australia. Vivre La difference!

Keynote: Emergency Medicine as a key indicator of a civilised society: UK vs NZ
Tim Parke 
1030 - 1100 Morning tea and exhibition
1100 - 1300 Plenary five: Choosing wisely
Medicine's much vaunted ability to help the sick/injured is soon to be outstripped by our propensity to harm the healthy.  Here is your opportunity to hear from the coalface how we can aid patients and our community to 'Choose Wisely'.
1300 - 1400 Lunch and exhibition
1400 - 1530
Concurrent Session 2a
Clinical updates
Concurrent Session 2b
Retrieval, travel, expedition and event medicine
Concurrent Session 2c
Rural regional Emergency Medicine and cultural equity
1530 - 1600 Afternoon tea and exhibition
1600 - 1700 Plenary six: The Challenge of being a patient
To round off the penultimate Symposium day allow yourself to be challenged by two former patients with stories to tell.
1900 - late Gala Dinner - Blue Baths 

Friday 3rd May

0830 - 1400 Registration and information desk open
0900 - 1030 Plenary seven: Keynotes
Keynote: Challenges in the pre-hospital field
Tim Parke

Keynote: You, me, us
Jan Bone
1030 - 1100 Morning tea and exhibition
1100 - 1200 Plenary eight: Challenge the Presidents, past, present and future
How often do you get a chance to have the immediate past, present and future President sharing a podium? What Emergency Medicine will be over the next decade and how the College intends to help with that journey.  The final challenge as we prepare to go back to our respective jobs will be thrown down by these fine people, don't miss it!
1200 - 1215 Closing remarks
1215 - 1300 Light lunch

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