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RCEM Conference
Emily Coffey



Thanks to funding from Medic One I had the fantastic opportunity to travel down to Bournemouth for the Royal College of Emergency Medicine’s Annual Scientific Conference. Last year I carried out a study with the help of Dr Broomfield at the Sick Kids department of emergency medicine which investigated paediatric trampoline related injuries presenting to A&E. The large number of trampolining injuries arriving at the department caught the attention of Dr Broomfield and his colleagues which led me to investigate this further. The results of my work identified that these injuries were accounting for a significant proportion of accidental trauma presenting to A&E and that they are a significant cause of morbidity among children.

I was delighted when I was accepted to present a poster at the RCEM annual meeting and thoroughly enjoyed attending the conference which attracted a large national and international audience. This was the first conference I have attended and I found it a great experience. Two talks from the day particularly stood out for me. Firstly, from Dr Ruth Brown who explained why her interest in emergency medicine has still not faltered after working for 30 years in the specialty and secondly from Dr Brian Carlin who spoke about concussion in children and his work with elite sporting teams. Alongside hearing inspirational presentations from leading doctors in emergency medicine and research carried out by budding paediatricians and emergency medicine trainees, I also managed to squeeze in some time to explore the city on what was a beautiful sunny day!

Many thanks again to Medic One for providing me with the funding to allow me to show my work at a major conference.

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