Diagnostic Dilemmas Around the World Symposium

Diagnostic Dilemmas Around the World Symposium

This virtual symposium is brought to you by the International Federation for Emergency Medicine in collaboration with the Royal College of Emergency Medicine

This event will showcase diagnostic decision-making from the perspectives of Emergency Medicine Physicians in different regions of the world, their diseases and culture of medical practice.

Date and Time

1pm – 4pm 17 February 2022 Universal Time Coordinated

Post event registration

This event is available for 12 months. Before you can register for this on demand event, you will need a RCEM account. Create an account.

Once you have created the account, you will need to add some information about your employment grade. If you do not work in the UK, please put the closest equivalent grade you can from the list. You also need to add a ‘from date’ which is when you started your current role, but leave the ‘to date’ empty. These details allow for our registration system to recognize you.

Once this has been added you can proceed to book the event. If you have any questions, or are struggling to register, please email [email protected]

Program and Speakers

Welcome and introduction
Dr Katherine Henderson,  RCEM President and Professor
Professor Sally McCarthy, IFEM President

Dr David Mountain
A heavy chest

A 30 years practicing Emergency Physician in Perth, Western Australia. Research interests in diagnostics, clinical pathways, chest pain /VTE/ ACS and systems change. Still working in ED and active in research/ teaching as well as a hospital management role. An advocate via the AMA for public health, hospital systems, research funding/ policy and medical workforce issues.

Dr Rahul Goswami
Drowsy and febrile

Rahul Goswami is an Emergency Physician residing in Singapore. He is a FACEM and holds a Masters in Disaster Medicine and a PGCert in Aeromedical Retrieval & Transport. He runs 3 medical education portals, is faculty for the Singapore ACGMEi program and is an Adj A/Prof at the National University of Singapore.

Dr Christian Nickel
Vague symptoms are dangerous

Christian Nickel is an emergency physician at the Emergency Department of the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland. His main interest is disease presentation and risk stratification of (older) Emergency Department patients.

Dr Ana Paula Freitas
A case of palpitations

EM Doc, working in Hospital de Pronto Socorro (HPS) and Hospital Mãe de Deus (HMD) in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Master Degree on Medical Sciences, Chief of HPS EM Residency Program, Board Member of Associação Brasiliera de Medicina de Emergência – Abramede, Chief of EM Department and EM Teacher at Unisinos University.

Dr Lauren Southerland
Grandma seems a bit confused

Lauren Southerland is an Emergency Medicine physician at The Ohio State University, USA. She has training in geriatrics and in implementation science. Her research focuses on improving clinical care and transitions of care for older adults in the Emergency Department. She is also the 2022 Chair of the Geriatric Emergency Medicine Section of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Dr Lilian Kimeto
My 5 year old has a fever 

Dr Lillian Chebet Kimeto is a paediatric emergency and critical care specialist at the Kenyatta University in conjunction with Kiambu County Referral Hospital. Her research mainly focused on Alarm fatigue in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, PICU. She is passionate about improving clinical care of children in the emergency department and subsequent management of children admitted to the PICU.

Dr Emma Redfern
United Kingdom
Grandpa had a funny turn 

Emma is a consultant in Emergency Medicine working at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Trust.  She was part of the team that developed the Emergency Department Safety Checklist. She is currently the interim Medical Director. She has also worked with the West of England Academic Health Science Network. Emma is interested in patient safety and chairs the College of Emergency Medicine Safer Care Committee.