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Namibian Didge Lessons

As a kid growing up in rural Australia I was fascinated by the prehistory of our continent.  The ancient Aboriginal stories and creation myths permeated our Western culture.  The opportunity to play the “didge” came up whenever we discovered a discarded length of PVC tube or Mum’s vacuum cleaner pipe laying around.  For those of […]

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First10EM Journal Club: September 2017

Welcome back to another installation of my favourite FOAMed collaboration with Canada’s brightest – the one and only Dr Justin Morgenstern. This month we will be discussing 9 papers and a few random clinical, curly cases.  As always the full text PDFs of the articles we will be discussing are linked below.  You can also […]

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A COMPASS that points Nor’west

Today I’m on a deep dive into a newly released trial that has the potential to change the way we manage chronic, stable atherosclerotic disease.  The trial under the spotlight is the COMPASS trial (full text PDF here) published online in the NEJM on August 27, 2017.  It was launched at the European Cardiology Society (ESC) […]

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Fatherhood, Faeces and Fear… a Rural Doctor’s story

Hi All, this is a written version of the talk I gave at Don’t Forget the Bubbles in Brisbane today:   I would like to tell you a story. Let me take you back to spring, 2009. Exciting times. My wife, Zivana and I are expecting our first child in a few weeks. We spent […]

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Northern Nautical Nasties

This is the vodcast version of a talk I am giving at the Australian College of Dermatology meeting next week. Why am I speaking at a Derm conference? Who knows! My knowledge of skin is superficial at best…. Anyway they wanted to know about things that might kill you in Broome…  so humans aside, these […]