The PK SMACC-talks keep on coming… and the quality is undeniable. You can review the first 18 submissions here, here and here. Although SMACC is less than a month away now, we’re loving the PKs so much that we’re leaving the door open for more submissions until the latest possible moment. So, if you think you’re up for the challenge and want to make the world a better place by creating some FOAM (as well as have a chance of winning an iPad Mini), get your entry in here STAT!

One of my colleagues on the 2012 International Emergency Medicine Teaching Course was fantastic Dutch emergency physician Martine Oosterloo from Groningen. Her talk takes on a problem we don’t see much here in Tropical Australia but is core knowledge for any EM/CC doc: Dead cold, winter can be murder.

I thought SMACC had been spammed when I first saw The shocking facts behind nutrition and sexual performance listed as a PK SMACC-talk. However it turns out the subject is core knowledge for any intensivist. This one is served by nutrition fanatic and SMACC head honcho Roger Harris (@RogerRdHarris).

David Anderson (@expensivecare) gets the history books out for his PK on The History of Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine. Medical history buffs like me will love it!

Minh Le Cong (@rfdsdoc) is back with another PK SMACC-talk, this time on DSI or DCI? You be the judge! where he revisits Scott Weingart’s Delayed Sequence Intubation (DSI) concept and rechristens it Damage Control Intubation (DCI).

Melanie Thompson reviews Rheumatic Fever, still a scourge of Indigenous health in Australia, in Keeping up with the Joneses

 That should be enough to get you through the weekend… Look out for more next week!

Chris is an Intensivist and ECMO specialist at the Alfred ICU in Melbourne. He is also a Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University. He is a co-founder of the Australia and New Zealand Clinician Educator Network (ANZCEN) and is the Lead for the ANZCEN Clinician Educator Incubator programme. He is on the Board of Directors for the Intensive Care Foundation and is a First Part Examiner for the College of Intensive Care Medicine. He is an internationally recognised Clinician Educator with a passion for helping clinicians learn and for improving the clinical performance of individuals and collectives.

After finishing his medical degree at the University of Auckland, he continued post-graduate training in New Zealand as well as Australia’s Northern Territory, Perth and Melbourne. He has completed fellowship training in both intensive care medicine and emergency medicine, as well as post-graduate training in biochemistry, clinical toxicology, clinical epidemiology, and health professional education.

He is actively involved in in using translational simulation to improve patient care and the design of processes and systems at Alfred Health. He coordinates the Alfred ICU’s education and simulation programmes and runs the unit’s education website, INTENSIVE.  He created the ‘Critically Ill Airway’ course and teaches on numerous courses around the world. He is one of the founders of the FOAM movement (Free Open-Access Medical education) and is co-creator of litfl.com, the RAGE podcast, the Resuscitology course, and the SMACC conference.

His one great achievement is being the father of three amazing children.

On Twitter, he is @precordialthump.

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