In 2012, Greg Kelly suggested that LITFL collate the most extreme 'medical extremes'. This is how things currently stand: If you think you have something worthy of addition to this league table, send evidence of the pathophysiological phenomenon to chris @ lifeinthefastlane.com (nothing patient identifiable!), and we will amend the list. … [Read more...] about ‘Going to Extremes’ Hall of Fame
The latest project I'm involved in - led by Cliff Reid with my FOAM friends Nat May, Geoff Healy, Brian Burns, and Karel Habig - has just gone live, it is: This is what it's all about: A two-day residential course for resuscitationists in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia on May 9-10th 2018. A different course. Personal. Tailored. Intense in parts. Fun … [Read more...] about Introducing… Resuscitology
A project I'm excited about this year is the ALiEM Faculty Incubator programme. I'm going to join the team as a guest mentor, and I anticipate learning far more than I teach! This is what it's about: The ALiEM Faculty Incubator is a year-long professional development program for educators, which enrolls members into a mentored digital community of practice. This small, … [Read more...] about The ALiEM Faculty Incubator
At last year's ANZICS ASM in the Gold Coast I took part in a debate concerning the question 'Has Medutainment Replaced Education?'. With Jeremy Cohen's encouragement, I got to play the part of 'Christian' being thrown to Prof Venkatesh's lions. The irony of being defeated by such an 'edutaining' presentation is the bit that stings :-) Here are the presentations via the … [Read more...] about Has Medutainment Replaced Education?
This is a guest post by Dr Ben Symon (@symon_ben). Ben is a paediatric emergency physician in Queensland and one of the creators of Simulcast. When I was thirteen years old, my father told me about the Milgram Shock Experiment. I vividly remember sitting at our kitchen table as he told me that study participants willingly dialled up the voltage of an electric shock on another … [Read more...] about Conversations with our Fathers