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SMACC 2013: Anarchy in the UK at St.Emlyn’s

anarchy sdcThanks to the Intensive Care Network for publishing the audio from SMACC2013 on the Anarchy in the UK talk, and for the awesome picture above. This was designed to explain the journey that St.Emlyn’s has taken form the first attempts at asynchronous learning through to our embracing of #FOAMed and all that it has to offer.

As always we love to open the debate and to be a bit controversial so please take the talk with that in mind, and thanks for listening. Our thoughts on the GMC guidance have of course now been realised with the recent publications (which as predicted were fairly controversial in parts).



Direct download here


Simon Carley: Anarchy in the UK from Social Media and Critical Care on Vimeo.


And of course you can’t forget about SMACCGOLD next year in Australia. St.Emlyn’s will once again make the trek across the seas to the ‘lucky country’, to learn, share and defend #SimWarsAshes2014. We’d love as many Brits as possible to come along, so if you’re thinking about it but are unsure then get in touch with us and we will persuade you. There really is no other conference quite like it……….

Listen to more SMACC talks here.


Cite this article as: Simon Carley, "SMACC 2013: Anarchy in the UK at St.Emlyn’s," in St.Emlyn's, August 7, 2013,

Posted by Simon Carley

Simon Carley MB ChB, PGDip, DipIMC (RCS Ed), FRCS (Ed)(1998), FHEA, FAcadMed, FRCEM, MPhil, MD, PhD is Creator, Webmaster, owner and Editor in Chief of the St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. He is visiting Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University and a Consultant in adult and paediatric Emergency Medicine at Manchester Foundation Trust. He is co-founder of BestBets, St.Emlyns and the MSc in emergency medicine at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an Education Associate with the General Medical Council and is an Associate Editor for the Emergency Medicine Journal. His research interests include diagnostics, MedEd, Major incidents & Evidence based Emergency Medicine. He is verified on twitter as @EMManchester

  1. […] as he explored the emergence of FOAM as a way of learning. He followed this up the next day with Anarchy in the UK, where he talked about his, and the StEmlyn’s journey into FOAM from a UK […]


  2. This is a fantastic personal exploration of the challenges faced by FOAM creators. It also gives a valuable appreciation of the point-of-view of established organisations — like professional bodies — in how they interact with us.
    Thanks Simon!


  3. Simon
    The video is now online too – feel free to embed in this post:

    (and delete this message!)


  4. […] and audio for the latter talk are here on […]


Thanks so much for following. Viva la #FOAMed