Global Response to Emerging Infections Symposium

The BIDMC Fellowship in Disaster Medicine will be hosting a symposium on the global response to emerging infections on January 29, 2015 at Harvard Medical School, Joseph B Martin Conference Center. Presenting at the symposium will be top scholars and ‘boots-on-the-ground’ practitioners in the fields of crisis leadership, epidemiology, humanitarian, and disaster medicine. Speakers include…

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Region Sjælland emergency medicine physicians visit Boston

Emergency medicine physicians from Region Sjælland, Denmark, visited Boston this week to meet with BIDMC ED attending physicians and work together on a variety of collaboration projects. In this photo, physicians from Slagelse and Holbæk Hospitals work with a patient mannequin as they tour the BIDMC emergency department with attending physician, Dr. Matthew Babineau.  …

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Physicians in Amsterdam to Speak at EUSEM Conference

The Chief and Vice-Chair of Emergency Medicine at BIDMC, Dr. Richard Wolfe and Dr. Jonathan Edlow, traveled to Amsterdam in late September to speak at the European Society of Emergency Medicine’s annual conference. Dr. Edlow’s lectured on a new evidence-based approach to the dizzy patient and acute ischemic stroke (do current “contraindications” for tPA make…

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Educational Program in Denmark focused on DKA and Sepsis

Recently, Peter Smulowitz, MD, Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, BIDMC, traveled to Region Sjaelland in Denmark to conduct a visiting professor program focused on the management of DKA and sepsis in emergency patients. US and Danish physicians also discussed methods for reducing cost in the emergency department. A second educational track was led by…

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Educational Program in Denmark focused on Neurological Emergencies

Recently, Jonathan Edlow, MD, Vice-Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, BIDMC, and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, traveled to Region Sjaelland in Denmark to conduct a visiting professor program focused on the management of neurological emergencies. Dr. Edlow is an international expert on topics such as stroke, TIA, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and various causes of weakness…

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Tuscan Emergency Medicine Initiative

Tuscan Mobile Simulation

PARTNER CHALLENGE Medical education using high-fidelity simulation is a standard in Tuscan regional medical education programs, but rolling out region-wide access to training at fixed simulation centers presents obvious logistical and economic challenges. The Region of Tuscany and the University of Florence decided to launch a mobile simulation program in order to develop a high-quality…