St.Emlyn’s #teamSimGB takes on the simwars SMACC2013 challenge

If you are a critical care/EM physician and you love #FOAM then the must attend conference of 2013 is the Social Media and Critical Care conference in Sydney Australia March 11-13. The SMACC down under is going to be awesome (their hyperbole) with a fantastic set of speakers (in no particular order) including the likes of Scott Weingart, Mike Cadogan, Cliff Reid, Chris Nickson, Joe Lex, Anthony Holley, Victoria Brazil, Simon Finfer and John Myburgh. Seriously, it looks fantastic and a lot of fun. We are taking a team from St.Emlyn’s down under to take part and in particular to take on the rest of the world in an International SimWars competition.

Now, if you are unfamiliar with SimWars you can have a peek on youtube about other attempts worldwide. We are really excited about this, but there is some concern that all the scenarios might include biting, stinging things, or animals that are trying to eat you……., we hoped not so Minh le Cong of PHARM fame put together a little pre-SimWars session with Natalie May and myself.

So, if you can make it to Oz in March then do (it’s close to Easter, stay longer and go walkabout), and if you want to join #teamSimGB then let us know.


Simon Carley



More details on the conference from LITFL here.

Conference website for SMACC2013 here.

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Cite this article as: Simon Carley, "St.Emlyn’s #teamSimGB takes on the simwars SMACC2013 challenge," in St.Emlyn's, October 19, 2012,

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. Kirsten Walthall October 19, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Alas, in the middle of MCEM season, and saving for ICEM 2014.
    Sure you’ll do us proud.


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