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Browsing Archive: July, 2015

SMACC 2015 - Chicago

Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Friday, July 17, 2015, In : Conferences, courses & events 

So, SMACC (Social Media And Critical Care) was great. This is the third year that this tribe-inclusive, hierarchy-leveling conference has been run. The first two were in Australia (Sydney in 2013 and the Gold Coast in 2014) and this year SMACC crossed the Pacific to the McCormick Place Convention Centre in Chicago.

If you went, then you'll know what I'm talking about and you are probably just coming down off the high. If not, well, you missed out. There was content for the pre-hospitalists, em...

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Dr. John Hinds

Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Monday, July 6, 2015, In : Musings and opinion 

John Hinds was an anaesthetist, an intensivist, a prehospitalist and a motorsport doctor in Northern Ireland. He was also a talented educator, a pragmatist and extremely witty. And John was a friend.

I first met John at the SMACCGold conference, after his "Cases from the races" talk and recorded a podcast with him and Brent May. As with many people at SMACC, I had had conversations online with him before I met him in person. My last contact with John was at this year's SMACC conference, in Chi...

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