Talking, Teaching & Technology – Victoria Brazil @SocraticEM at St Emlyn’s


You probably know by now that SMACC Gold was awesome.

There simply aren’t enough superlatives to describe the magnitude of inspiration on offer from the world’s finest critical care speakers.  Putting together a programme like SMACC’s was an incredible feat – where would you even start?


The answer to that question comes naturally – Victoria Brazil.


Victoria Brazil’s opening talk – Timing, Tribes & STEMIs – was spellbinding; if you haven’t seen it, stop reading this page immediately and please watch it! Her nuanced approach to communication across healthcare specialties and disciplines voices a challenge to each of us which cannot be ignored.

Victoria’s wisdom, passion, perception and insight are matched with exceptional presentation skills (when offered a time-check for her 20-min talk at SMACC she simply eyeballed Roger Harris and said, “It’s 20 minutes long.” She was right on the nose). She is a master of delivery and performance, captivating to watch and listen to. Every time I see or hear her speak I realise just how much I have to learn about owning the stage!

Like the St Emlyn’s team, Victoria is a supporter of FOAM. She is a founding member of the FFF, a member of the SMACC organising committee and a contributor to iTeachEM, an international collaboration of EM educators. She is an associate Professor at Bond University in Australia and works clinically in Queensland. In 2008 she was awarded the Australian College of Emergency Medicine’s Teaching Excellence Award.


We are so unbelievably fortunate to be able to welcome Victoria to St Emlyn’s on Thursday 14th August when she will be giving a free talk entitled Talking, Teaching and Technology in conjunction with the Manchester Medical Society. If you are interested in medical education, this is a talk you shouldn’t miss!

The event will take place at the Stopford Building, part of the University of Manchester, from 19:00 on Thursday 14th August 2014.

Just like our Joe Lex event, attendance is free but you need to book in advance; please complete the contact form below to pass your details to the Manchester Medical Society if you want to attend.

Hope to see you there!

Nat (on behalf of the St Emlyn’s Team)

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Cite this article as: Natalie May, "Talking, Teaching & Technology – Victoria Brazil @SocraticEM at St Emlyn’s," in St.Emlyn's, July 23, 2014,

Posted by Natalie May

Dr. Natalie May, MBChB, MPHe, MSc, PGCert Medical Education, FRCEM, FACEM is section lead for paediatrics and medical education. She is an Editorial Board Member of the St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. She is a specialist in Emergency Medicine (Australia) and a Specialist in Emergency Medicine with Paediatric Emergency Medicine (UK). She works as Staff Specialist in Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine with the Ambulance Service of New South Wales (aka Sydney HEMS). She also works as aStaff Specialist, Emergency Medicine, St George Hospital (South Eastern Sydney Local Health District). Her research interests include medical education, particularly feedback; gender inequity in healthcare; paediatric emergency medicine. You can find her on twitter as @_NMay

  1. Nat – Is it going to be recorded and broadcast to those in far off places?? Pretty please? 🙂


    1. We are working on it – if we don’t get a decent quality recording of the talk itself, Victoria has suggested an interview podcast afterwards. Which is right up our street 🙂

      Viva FOAMed!


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