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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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First10EM Journal Club: June DasSMACC Edition

Welcome back to the roughly monthly Journal Club with Dr Justin Morgenstern of First10EM fame. This month we have a special edition for you – we invited 6 of our favourite EBM FOAMed folks to join us live in Berlin at DasSMACC.  We recorded the following podcast in the hotel lobby bar over a few […]

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On Free Will, Consciousness, Attention & Gestalt

DasSMACC is just a few days away.  So to get you thinking I have decided to post this rambling train of thoughts that has been brewing for a while in the recesses of my brain.  In honour of our German hosts – this one is an exploration of the concept of Gestalt with a wide […]