President of Myanmar Emergency Medicine Society speaks out

The president of the Myanmar Emergency Medicine Society told the 2021 Global Emergency Care Conference of the complex challenges being faced by Myanmar’s health system and practitioners.

Attendees at the Global Emergency Care Conference were told of the brutality faced by Myanmar’s healthworkers and the collapse of the health system.

Message from the President Professor Sally McCarthy August 2021

When reflecting on the last 12 months, I am always impressed, humbled and deeply thankful for the extraordinary efforts of emergency physicians and emergency care teams in rising to the challenges of providing emergency care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Caring for those suffering COVID-19, while themselves being under threat of infection or the not insubstantial chance of suffering severe morbidity or death is heroic.

Dr Kim Hansen shares her story of life as an emergency medicine physician in Australia

Dr Kim Hansen is an experienced Emergency Physician with a passion for Safety and Quality in healthcare.  Kim graduated from the University of Queensland with first class honours and a University Medal, completed her Emergency Medicine training in Melbourne, Australia. She has recently completed an MBA with a Vice Chancellor’s Award and additional training in Medical Administration.

Dr Navadeva Harendra Cooray shares his story of life as an emergency medicine physician in Sri Lanka

Dr Navadeva Harendra Cooray completed his undergraduate training from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He has the rare distinction of being amongst the first Emergency Medicine MD and postgraduate diploma in Critical Care Medicine holders from Sri Lanka. He is the acting Consultant Emergency Physician of the ETU Neuro-trauma Centre at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka.


Paul Maloney, Ireland

Member of the IFEM Geriatric Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group


Traditionally, in the Republic of Ireland (ROI), all patients are brought to the Emergency Department (ED) following an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) call, unless they decline to travel. The EMS call is activated by dialling 999/112.