Keynote Speakers

Doctor Ken Milne
Ontario, Canada

Dr. Ken Milne is the Chief of Staff at South Huron Hospital Association in Exeter, Ontario, Canada. He has been doing research for over 30 years publishing on a variety of topics. He is passionate about skepticism and critical thinking. He is the creator of the knowledge translation podcast and blog called, The Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine. When not working clinically, doing research or teaching he is trying hard to be an endurance athlete. Dr. Milne is married and has three amazing children.

Associate Professor Anna Holdgate
Sydney, Australia

Associate Professor Anna Holdgate is a Sydney based Emergency Physician currently working at Liverpool and Sutherland hospitals. In addition to her clinical practice Anna has expanded her career into research, teaching and medicolegal practice. She was a leader investigator for the ARISE sepsis trial and has authored over 50 publications and contributed to several emergency medicine text books. She has been involved in teaching and examination since completing her training, is a senior examiner with the College and was awarded the ACEM teaching excellence award in 2014. Since completing a Masters of Health Law she has been involved performance assessments for the NSW Medical Board, and various coronial and medical expertise investigations. She balances her medical career with an avid interest in travelling and the great outdoors, particularly skiing, diving and hiking.

Associate Professor Eillyne Seow

Vice President and founding figure of the Singapore College of Emergency Physicians with a strong clinical and research interest in geriatrics, diagnostic error and patient safety.

Doctor Martin Than
Christchurch, New Zealand

Martin is Director of Research at Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department and has a specific interest in evidence-based healthcare and the safe rapid translation of research findings into clinical practice. His work focuses on cardiac biomarkers and acute coronary syndrome with approximately 110 papers in this field since 2011.
Martin has now led two randomised controlled trials on the benefits of using accelerated decision making pathways for patients being assessed for possible ACS, and led the implementation of rapid chest pain assessment pathways into every hospital throughout New Zealand.

Important Dates

Sponsorship & exhibition prospectus released
19 November 2017

Call for plenary & interactive submissions

Early bird registration opens Now open

Call for abstracts Closed

Early bird registration closes 15 August 2018