IEMTA – AGM 2014

iemta_logoIEMTA’s AGM will be held on Friday (17th October) in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire.  It will take place directly after the Leo Vella lecture, which closes the IAEM 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting.

Attached is the provisional agenda and the minutes of last year’s AGM. If there is any item you would like listed on the agenda please contact us.

We are actively seeking a representative from each year on the CSTEM to represent your year groups to work with the IEMTA committee to ensure that CSTEM trainees are adequately represented in all of our activities. If you are interested please get in touch with Dr Aileen McCabe.

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IAEM 2014!

iaem-2014-header2The IAEM Annual Scientific Meeting is the premier Emergency Medicine meeting in Ireland. This years conference is hosted by St Vincent’s University Hospital at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire.

One of the major highlights is Scott Weingart of @emcrit who is coming to Ireland to be the key note speaker at IAEM 2014.

IAEM 2014 will also host the Ireland & UK premiere of the film Code Black. The film’s director, Dr Ryan McGarry will also be coming to Ireland to introduce the film and answer any questions.

For full details visit or follow @iaem2014 on twitter.

Tickets are available here through Eventbrite

IAEM 2014 Programme


Programme & Book of Abstracts – IEMTA Summer 2014

The IEMTA Summer academic meeting will being held tomorrow (Friday 26th June) in RCSI in the Albert theatre from 18.30. It promises to be a great night with great presentations and speakers. To whet your appetite, the official programme and book of abstracts for the meeting are available below.

One addition which is not on the program is regarding an extra poster presentation:
Hip fracture management: timing admission to orthopaedic ward and surgery.
Ms. Brent L,  Dr. Fitzgerald D, Mr. McCoy G, Dr. Pflipsen J. Emergency Medicine Department, Waterford Regional Hospital, Ireland. Orthopaedic Trauma Department, Waterford Regional Hospital, Ireland.

For those who want to register for CPD certificates please email

Special thanks to Dr Sarah Jane Yeung for doing a fantastic job compiling the book of abstracts and to Dr Aine Mitchell who has been replying to all your requests for CPD certificates.

IEMTA Summer Scientific Metting 2014 Programme and Abstract Booklet

Programme for IEMTA Summer Meeting 2014

iemta_summer_2014-programmePlease find attached the program for the IEMTA Summer meeting being held on the 27th June at 18.30 in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Please note that the meeting will now be held in the Albert lecture theatre in RCSI.

This year we had a fantastic response to our abstract call and there will be oral and poster presentations reflecting the work of Emergency Medicine trainees around the country.

Our Keynote speaker will be Dr Rachel Gilmore, Consultant in Emergency Medicine in Naas General Hospital giving a talk, “Audit and Research in Emergency Medicine- a North American experience”.

Dr Brigid Collins, Registrar in Emergency Medicine, Connolly Hospital will present a clinical hot topic “When ecstasy is too hot to handle!”- a clinical presentation that is very topical at the moment.

We will close the meeting with what promises to be an engaging and entertaining Room 101 debate with three of our foremost articulate SpRs in Emergency Medicine Dr John Cronin, Dr Alan Watts and Dr Andy Neil.

There will be a raffle held at the meeting in aid of Global Emergency Care Skills.

There will be 3.5 external CPD points available to those who attend the meeting. Please register in advance at for CPD certificates if required.

Please disseminate the details of this meeting to all those in your department who may be interested in attending.

Programme – IEMTA Summer Meeting 2014

 The meeting is free to all those who are interested in attending.

Abstract Submission Opens – IAEM ASM

Irish Association for Emergency MedicineThe abstraction submission for this year’s Annual Scientific Meeting of the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine opens today, Monday 16th June 2014 and will be available until 17.00 hrs on Friday 22nd August 2014. The Abstract Submission Form must be completed as described on the form and returned to Please ensure you have read the IAEM Abstract Submission & Presentation Regulations prior to sumitting material to the national meeting.

Please find attached the abstract submission form and the abstract scoring sheets.
Abstract scoring sheets are included to help ensure the quality of the submitted abstracts.

IAEM 2014 ASM Abstract Form

IAEM ASM 2014 Abstract Scoring Grid CASE REPORTS & CASE SERIES
IAEM ASM 2014 Abstract Scoring Grid OTHER ABSTRACTS

Letter from EM SpRs in Irish Times

irishtimes.com_-_Emergency_departments_-_Tue_Jun_10_01_09_00_IST_2014_-_2014-06-11_00.03.29Regarding the recent Limerick HIQA report, the Emergency Medicine Specialist Registrars wrote a letter to the Irish Times which was published today.

The letter is available on the Irish Times website:

IEMTA Summer Meeting 2014

iemta_summer_2014Save the date! IEMTA will be hosting its Summer meeting on the 27th June at 18:30 in RCSI.

This will be an academic meeting and we will be inviting applications for oral and poster presentations from trainees (at all levels including medical students) interested in Emergency Medicine. Last year we had 8 poster presentations and 8 oral presentations.

Abstract forms must be received by the extended deadline of 17.00 hours on 6th June 2014

Abstract submission form available here: IEMTA_2014_Abstract Submission Form

IEMTA_Summer meeting Abstract advert

IEMTA Spring Meeting

iemta spring meeting 2014IEMTA are hosting its spring meeting on the 7th March 2014 in the Albert theatre, Royal College of Surgeons, College Green at 1830.

The event is free and open to all interested in attending. 2.5 CPD points are available for those who request CPD certificates in advance from Aileen (

We have great speakers, topical issues and a hands on session for attendees:The provisional programme is outlined below.

Please disseminate within your EDs and encourage anyone interested to come along! Continue reading

Introduction to Critical Appraisal


The Emergency Medicine Student Society of Ireland (EMSSI) in association with IEMTA, will be hosting a free talk by IEMTA President Dr Aileen McCabe on “Introduction to Critical Appraisal”.

The talk will take place on Thursday, 30th January 2014, starting at  7pm.

Location: Catherine McCauley Lecture Theatre, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Streaming to: The Old Lecture Theatre, St. Vincent’s University Hospital

For preparatory material for the talk and further details please contact: or click here for more details EMSSI_CriticalAppraisalPoster