Urgencia UC: Conceptos 2017

My friends in Chile are at it again,  Urgencia UC: Conceptos 2017 is rapidly approaching.

This is a cutting edge emergency medicine conference featuring internationally recognised luminaries as well as an exciting bunch of local speakers.

It will be great if you’ve got some Spanish to work with but all the talks will be simultaneously translated into English/ Spanish (depending on what language the talk is being given in).

I went out there as a speaker last year (apologies again for the accent… I’m sure the translators are still having nightmares!) — it was a great experience, with talks of the highest quality, and the friendliest people you will ever meet! I only wish I got to see more of the amazing country that is Chile…

Check out the conference website and the conference Facebook page. Oh, they’re on Twitter too (@urgenciauc).

Chris is an Intensivist and ECMO specialist at the Alfred ICU in Melbourne. He is also the Innovation Lead for the Australian Centre for Health Innovation at Alfred Health and 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 two amazing children.

On Twitter, he is @precordialthump.

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