John Hinds: Crack the Chest. Get Crucified.

John’s great talk from #smaccUS. Watch this and remember why he will be missed.

Thanks to Oli Flower and the SMACC team for getting this up and available so soon after the conference, and thanks for allowing the #FOAMed world to share the message.


Cite this article as: Simon Carley, "John Hinds: Crack the Chest. Get Crucified.," in St.Emlyn's, July 7, 2015,

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

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