2017/18 recap

2017/18 has been an active and successful year for the EMSSI , with lots of intervarsity events to keep us busy!

Trinity Wilderness Day was run by WEMSI in conjunction with Trinity EMSS on the 9th of September 2017. Deep in the Wicklow mountains students learned hands on how to manage a wide variety of patients and injuries – including a patient struck by lightning! We’re looking forward to another action packed wilderness day from WEMSI and TCD in the future.

TCD wilderness day 17 group photo

The IAEM annual scientific meeting took place in Galway in October 2017, with several EMSSI members displaying research posters and several more volunteering to help run the show. Students had the opportunity to learn and to meet experts in EM from all over the country (and further afield too!) as well as watch a Cogadh Sim to get them excited for EMSSI’s own SimWars which was coming up later on.


The EMSSI annual inaugural event took place on the 1st of November where this year TCD hosted 17/18 honorary president Dr. George Little for a fascinating presentation on life threatening trauma and served an excellent selection of baked goods to boot.

UCD hosted an EM electives night on the 29th of November where students from all over the country were invited to learn from their fellow students who had done electives all over the world.

RCSI hosted their annual Trauma day in January 2018 where students had a crash course in all things Trauma from ultrasound to wound closure to communication. The event was booked out in record time and we look forward to seeing it continue to grow next year!

RCSI trauma day

NUIG hosted the 2nd EMSSI SimWars in March 2018, having taken home the trophy in 2017. 90 students drawn from all 6 medical schools in Ireland battled through heats to reach the final, where in front of a live audience, UCC proved themselves worthy champions by defeating a first class team from RCSI. UCC will host SimWars 2019 and we’re already anticipating a tough and exciting fight for the 2019 title.


Photo credit: Donal Healy Photography


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REMINDER: EMSSI Inaugural Meeting 2016


Wednesday, October 5th.
Tercentenary Lecture Theatre, BMSI, Trinity College
From 7pm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1836743563220067/

EMSSI: http://emssi.ie/upcoming-event/emssi-inaugural-meeting-2016/

EMSSI are kicking off their 2016 Inaugural Meeting with mini (not-so) Freshers Fair – the Irish Red Cross and the Order of Malta are coming to rustle up some volunteers. They’ll be camped outside Tercentenary from 7pm, with their fancy life-saving equipment and super-cool hi-vis jackets. They’ll be talking to us about training as a Emergency Service Provider — and all the cool places it can take you. Imagine yourself, pitch-side at Croke Park, road-side at the Dublin Marathon, side-stage at Electric Pinic and – of course – bog-side at the National Ploughing Championships. The opportunities are endless!

And if that wasn’t incentive enough — Our Honorary President Dr George Little, will be speaking from 7:30pm about life as a bad-ass Emergency Medicine consultant. There’ll be a quick Q&A session after his talk — Please submit any and all questions to our Twitter account @EMSSIreland

And did we mention FREE FOOD? — In true EMSSI tradition, we’ll resuscitate that education-induced hypoglycaemia with a baked good bombardment. There’ll be brownies, and there’ll be milk, and there’ll be more brownies. It will make The Great British Bake Off look like amateur hour.

And a further reminder — The NUIG Emergency Medicine Society are hosting a Live-Stream of Dr Little’s Inaugural Lecture for all interested students in Galway. There’ll be some hands-on clinical skills session and, of course, free food

Here’s their event: https://www.facebook.com/events/805046096264916/

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Irish Association of Emergency Medicine – Annual Scientific Meeting, October 2016


The IAEM is hosting its Annual Scientific Meeting October 20-21st, in Clontarf Castle, Dublin. Pre-course workshops will take place on October 19th.

This event is a great opportunity for medical students interested in Emergency Medicine to suss out the scene. The conference includes fascinating guest speakers, clinical skills workshops and oral/poster presentations on up-to-date EM research. It’s a chance to learn what’s new in the EM game, to speak with consultants and trainee doctors about life in the ED, and to even get involved in research yourself.

Check out their website for a full run-down of the programme — http://www.iaem.ie/iaem-annual-scientific-meeting-2016/

Student tickets are €40 for the two days.

We’ll see you there!

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Oxford Trauma Conference – November 2016

The Oxford University Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine & Major Trauma Society – OxPHEM – are running a two-day Traumapalooza at John Radcliffe Hospital, November 11-12th 2016.

Described as an “emergency medicine extravaganza”, the conference is aimed at both qualified doctors and interested students. The programme includes seminars by scintillating speakers, a black-tie dinner at Oxford College (the closest you’ll get to Hogwarts), and a full-day of full-on practical workshops.

There is a poster presentation competition, and abstracts are being accepted until October 11th. Email oxphem@gmail.com for more information.

Prices for students range from £20-£100, depending on how many days/dinners you want to attend.

For more information about the schedule of events, guest speakers and registration fees, check out their website — http://www.oxfordtraumaconference.com/#home

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IAEM ASM 2016: WANTED! Models!



As you all know by now, the IAEM ASM 2016 is on October 20-22nd at Clontarf Castle, Dublin.


The IAEM are running two pre-course workshops on Wednesday, October 19th – POCUS (Point of Care Ultrasound) and Minor Injuries.

They need male/female VOLUNTEERS for these workshops! Basically, you’ll be GETTIN’ JELLY WIT IT, being scanned by EM Consultants. This is great opportunity to learn how POCUS is used for chest diagnostics in emergency care.

Volunteers will benefit from FREE KNOWLEDGE and FREE FOOD. What’s not to like?

If you’re interested, email EM SpR, Eimhear Quinn at eimhearquinn@live.co.uk — It’s on a first-come, first-serve basis, so don’t delay!


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Death in the Emergency Medicine community

Conor Keogh at the RSCI Trauma Day

Conor Keogh at the RSCI Trauma Day

This week, we lost a dear member of the Emergency Medicine community.

EMSSI would like to remember and honour Conor Keogh, his passion for and contribution to Emergency Medicine in Ireland. Our thoughts are with Mr Keogh’s family and friends at this time.


A message from the RSCI Emergency Society:

“Dear friends and fellow students,

We are deeply saddened by the news of the recent death of our dear friend and inspiration, Conor Keogh. He was a strong and determined man, a wonderful friend, and an enthusiastic and charismatic student. He had a passion for learning and teaching. He was the founder of Trauma Day and one of the driving forces behind the scenes at RCSI’s Emergency Society. EMSSI will graciously honour him at their Inaugural Meeting on October 5th and we will be dedicating Trauma Day this year in his memory. Should you wish to make any gesture as a matter of condolence, we would appreciate any donations to Pieta House in Conor’s name:https://www.gofundme.com/pietahouse-Conor. Please keep his family in your thoughts.

Trauma comes in many different forms. We are a society that prides ourselves on community support and the impact of having someone taken from us too soon is not to be underestimated. If you are grieving, struggling or simply want to talk, please please reach out. We are here for each other and here to help.

With Conor in our thoughts,

RCSI Emergency Society”

In Memory of Conor Keogh

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Quick Update!

The new EMSSI national committee for 2016-2017 wants to say welcome to our new members, and welcome back to all our old members! We’re getting geared up for another year of exciting events!

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As you may already know SMACC is coming to Dublin. One of the best ways to get involved is to volunteer at the event!

Applications will be opening very soon. Take a look at #smaccjunior and #smaccDUB to keep up to date!

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IAEM 2015

The 2015 IAEM Scientific Meeting will be taking place in Cork from the 15-17th October. As always students are more than welcome to attend and get a great discount on tickets.

You can get the full programme and other details on iaem2015.com and you can register here iaem eventbrite.

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IEMTA Spring Meeting 2015

The IEMTA annual academic meeting is taking place on the 24th April in RCSI. There will be seven speakers and a number of poster presentations.

All authors should have received confirmation from the organising committee and if not please contact iemtaspring2015@gmail.com. A book of abstracts will be made available online just ahead of the meeting.

The meeting is aimed at NCHDs and students with an interest in EM. EMSSI members are more than welcome to come along as it promises to be a very interesting evening.

You can find the provisional program here.

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