NOTICE – This blog represents our opinions and should not be considered representative of views of emergency medicine in Ireland. The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine can be found here. The body representing trainees in Ireland is the The Irish Emergency Medicine Trainees Association and their site can be found here.
This site exists to hopefully foster education, reflection, enthusiasm, conversation and hopefully a sense of humour in emergency medicine in Ireland.
I’ve done most of my training so far (I’ve still a fair bit left to do…) in Northern Ireland, New Zealand and Dublin and spent 2 yrs on a clinical hiatus teaching anatomy (though mainly it was me learning…) in Dublin. It gave me enough time to keep this site updated. I’ve been back in the ED since July 2012. I am a flexible trainee in emergency medicine and as a result of the somewhat extending training I’m aiming to be the most overtrained emergency physician in the country 😉
In terms or conflicts of interest, I’m yet to find a way to get paid to get paid for this FOAMed stuff. I have added a donate button to help cover the cost of hosting (particularly for the anatomy podcast) but all the material remains free.
I do occasionally promote some conferences, some times because i just think it’s a good conference, sometimes because I happen to be teaching at it. Again, I am yet to get paid to speak at a conference but they will frequently cover expenses such as travel and accommodation and I will try to make that clear when I post about it.
I have received payment from the VTE Ireland organisation, who pay me to develop and manage their website. I also run their twitter account and have created some promotional material for them. They have not paid me directly to advertise the VTE Dublin conference here on the site but I think they’re great people and it’s a great conference and am happy to promote it.
I currently lead the RCEM FOAMed project for the college but this is entirely unpaid. They have provided some funding for some audio equipment for the project and they cover my expenses to attend meetings
POCUSireland is a fun little local project where we’re trying to promote and improve PoCUS across the specialties in Ireland. As you guessed it I receive no money for this and cover the expenses and hosting fees myself.