Across the Life Spectrum: Procedural Sedation in the ED

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September 28, 2023 at 1:00pm - 2pm



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Across the Life Spectrum: Procedural Sedation in the ED

Who should attend

Physicians involved in delivering emergency care across diverse age groups in emergency departments of low-, middle-, and high-resource settings, seeking practical insights into the daily challenges, commonalities, and distinctions in the practices of procedural sedation across different age categories.

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Learning objectives 

At the end of the session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Develop a comprehensive plan for safe and effective procedural sedation in all age groups, incorporating appropriate pharmacological agents, monitoring techniques, and patient assessment strategies.
  2. Identify and differentiate the specific physiological and psychological considerations associated with procedural sedation in pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients, and apply this knowledge to optimize patient care and outcomes.
  3. Evaluate the resource level in their own practice setting and adapt their procedural sedation plan accordingly; considering the availability of equipment, medications, and personnel, to ensure patient safety and optimize resource utilization.



  • Introduction 
  • Procedural sedation in children 
  • Procedural sedation in adults 
  • Procedural sedation in older adults 
  • Debate 
  • Q&A 
  • Conclusion 


Dates and times

Thursday 28 September 2023 1:00 pm-2:00 pm UTC

[London 2:00 pm | 12:00 am AEST | 9:00 pm HKT | 2:00 am NZDT | 3:00 pm CEST | 5:00 pm GST | 9:00 am EDT | 6:00 am PDT]

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All delegates will receive

  • Attendance at session
  • Certificate of completion
  • Link to recorded sessions


Event fees

$50 AUD - High- and Middle-Income Countries

$10 AUD - Low- and Lower-Middle Income Countries

$10 AUD - Pay-it-Forward

We understand that Emergency Physicians, Trainees and other Emergency Medical Care Workers from low-income countries aren’t always financially able to attend our events. To ensure our events are more accessible, each IFEM event includes a pay-it-forward option when registering for an event, enabling each registrant to purchase extra tickets for us to distribute to others.

Note - prices above are in Australian dollars, approximately 0.65 US dollars. Click here to check the cost in your currency.



Dr Cem Oktay

Dr Cem Oktay is a Professor of Emergency Medicine (EM) at the Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine in Antalya, Türkiye. He is the Past President of the Emergency Medicine Association of Turkey (EMAT) and the current Chair of EMAT Paediatric EM SIG. As a member of the Executive Board of the European Board of EM and the Turkish Board of EM, he plays a key role in the organization of Board Exams. His primary areas of focus within EM include teaching, resuscitation, international EM, and paediatric emergency medicine.


Dr Anfernee Yim

Dr Anfernee Yim is the consultant in Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine in Hong Kong Adventist Hospital and the CUHK Medical Centre. He obtained fellowship in both Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine and laid out the training pathway for his coming fellows. Dr Yim is active in promoting the integration of critical care elements in daily emergency room setting both locally and internationally.


Dr Arina Kruis

Dr Arina Kruis is a dual-trained Emergency Medicine and Geriatric Emergency Medicine consultant. Currently based at St. Vincent's University Hospital, Ireland, she is dedicated to enhancing the elderly patients’ well-being. Focusing on compassionate and informed care, she strives to improve the intersection of emergency medicine and geriatrics.


Dr Francisco Pinto Espinosa

Dr Francisco Pinto Espinosa obtained his specialization in Emergency Medicine from the Universidad de Chile. He previously worked and taught Emergency Medicine in Santiago. Currently, he resides in Valdivia and divides his clinical time equally between the Emergency Room and the Intensive Care Unit. In addition to his clinical duties, he instructs interns in Emergency Medicine and is in the process of initiating a new residency program in this field.