As I transition into my new(-ish) role as an emergency physician in a department that sees only the occasional child I worry that my skills are becoming degraded. I am sure that I am not the only one.
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Andrew Tagg. From Cradle to the Grave – ACEM Annual Scientific Meeting 2014, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at:
This years Australasian College of Emergency Medicine Annual scientific meeting in Melbourne has attracted over 900 delegates from all over the world. With an overarching theme of “Back to the Future” a number of speakers have been looking back on the past year in emergency medicine literature and predicting what might be up and coming in the next five years. Whilst there have been a number of wonderful speakers talking about all aspects of emergency medicine the second day had a number of sessions that would be of interest to those practicing paediatric emergency medicine as well as those clinicians working in mixed adult and paediatric departments. Some of the talks have been recorded and will be available on the ACEM website in due course, but one of the talks, by Simon Craig of Monash Medical Centre, stood out.