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Behavioural Emergencies Special Interest Group

Behavioural Emergencies Special Interest Group

Role of the Behavioural Emergencies Special Interest Group:

The Behavioural Emergencies Special Interest Group (BESIG) was founded in 2017 and is an international collaboration of people interested in promoting the high-quality care of people requiring emergency care who have a behavioural emergency or co-morbidity.

The Group seeks to improve emergency care of such people through:

  • Sharing best practices by identifying, developing and disseminating guidelines and standards pertaining to behavioural emergencies
  • Developing globally relevant education and training opportunities
  • Promoting research in behavioural emergencies
  • Advocating for people with behavioural emergencies and their requirements from the Emergency Health Services

Membership

Clinical Assistant Professor David Hoyer | Chair
American Academy of Emergency Medicine

David has 37 years of experience practicing emergency medicine, largely in the greater Houston area. During his years of practice he has been on the faculties of three different emergency medicine residencies and is currently a voluntary clinical assistant professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His academic subspecialty is psychiatric emergencies, in particular mood and anxiety disorders. He has published original research in peer-reviewed journals and has been an invited speaker at national and international meetings where his topics have included emergency department treatment of depression and suicidality, anxiety disorders and delirium vs. dementia vs. psychosis.

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Bruce Lo | American College of Emergency Physicians

Jonathan Knott | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Luke Larkin | American Academy of Emergency Medicine & American College of Emergency Physicians

Gary Vilke | American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Michael Wilson | American Academy of Emergency Medicine & American College of Emergency Physicians

Leslie Zun | American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Nidal Moukaddam | Emergency Psychiatrist

Veronica Tucci | American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Spencer Greene | American College of Emergency Physicians

Andy Jagoda | American College of Emergency Physicians

Eddie Markul | American College of Emergency Physicians

Richard Shih | American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Ian Sammy | Trinidad Emergency Society

Owen Muir | Child Psychiatrist

Shusen Sun | Emergency Pharmacist

Henry Akujobi | Nigerian Emergency Society

Kin-Ling Chan | Hong Kong College of Emergency medicine

Terry Mulligan | American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Resources and Training

Below are a number of talks available. If you are interested in using one of these talks at a conference or as part of a residency program please send a request. We will then provide you with the presentation as well as uploading the presentation below for others to use.

 

Member: David Hoyer
Talk titles:

  1. Depression and Suicidality in Emergency Department Patients
  2. Identifying Depression in Emergency Department Patients (PechaKucha)
  3. Management of Anxiety Disorders in the Emergency Department
  4. Delirium vs. Dementia vs. Psychosis

Member: Les Zun
Talk titles:

  1. Evidence Based Evaluation and Tx of the Psychiatric Pt. in the ED
  2. Pitfalls in the Care of the Psychiatric Patient
  3. Psychiatric Disorders that Can Kill
  4. Pitfalls of Research in the area of Psychiatric Emergencies
  5. Managing Suicidal Ideation in the ED Setting
  6. Reducing your Agitation with the Agitated Patient

Member: Owen Muir
Talk titles:

  1. Pediatric Psychiatric Basics
  2. Nonsuicidal Self Injury
  3. Pediatric Delirium
  4. Pediatric Suicide Risk Assessment

Member: Ian Sammy
Talk titles:

  1. Depression in Older People in the ED
  2. Dementia in Older People in the ED
  3. Delirium in Older People in the ED

Member: Veronica Tucci|
Talk titles:

  1. Medical clearance of the psychiatric patient
  2. Countertransference in medical decision-making
  3. Difficult personalities and how to deal with them in the ED
  4. Stamping out burnout

Member: Luke Larkin
Talk titles:

  1. Suicide Prevention: What is the latest evidence
  2. Global Psychoepidemiology of Suicide and Mental Health
  3. Managing Acute Suicide States in the Emergency Department
  4. Occult Suicide Ideation: who is at risk and what to do about it
  5. The Mental Health Causes and Consequences of Trauma
  6. PTSD: Nosology and Best Evidence for Prevention & Management
  7. Disaster Psychiatry 101: What 9/11 Taught Us about Patients and Responders at Risk
  8. Victims of Violence: Domestic & International Victims of Torture

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