So it has been a few months since the SMACC GOLD conference on the Gold Coast – there has been a period of excitement – the build up to this moment…..
The SMACC media is out – yes! You can experience the SMACC GOLD awesomeness right at home in your cozy armchair.
Roger, Oli, Chris, Matt and all the other organisers have created a unique opportunity for doctors, nurses, paramedics and other clinicians all over the globe. This is cutting edge, A-grade, entertaining medical education. It is free, fun and high quality. So – don’t sit there and watch Grey’s Anatomy – download a batch of these awesome talks and get your SMACC on!
Or if you prefer to listen as you run, drive, walk, shovel snow or laze on a Broome beach – you can get the audio podcast version via iTunes HERE
Now I could be the world’s laziest blogger and just upload a copy of each of these as they are released into the ether. But you are smart readers – you can get them for free right on your phone, laptop or TV.
So I think I will instead just let you know when a dud talk turns up…. [HINT: there are none! Just watch them all!]
Jokes aside – I will from time to time highlight a few of the talks that I think were either:
Relevant to rural doctors
Here – I have embedded a few for a quick taste-test in case you are still not convinced.
The man! Scott Weingart: on cutting-edge intra-arrest care. I love Scott’s talks, he is a big thinker. My favourite line was along the lines of: “We Resus docs shouldn’t be providing the same arrest care as a dermatologist! That is ‘bothersome’…”
I was actually running the Education session in the next room when the CRICOID PRESSURE debate between Brent May and John Hinds went down. So I was bummed to miss it, and struggled to be heard over the heckles and laughter coming from the auditorium! Like you – I was able to see it for free via the SMACC machine – and it was hilarious! Never has such a controversial topic been dissected in such an edu-tainable style.
If you liked my recent piss take: the DOG(MA) Collar – then you will love Hind’s Cricolol. Check it out:
I am a GP working in Broome, NW of Western Australia. I work as a hospital DMO (District Med Officer) doing Emergency, Anaesthestics, some Obstetrics and a lot of miscellaneous primary care. Also on the web as @broomedocs | + Casey Parker | Contact