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21-24 April 2015, Cape Town, South Africa

The On-site Program is now available on Congress website. The program includes over 20 topics distributed throughout the concurrent sessions, didactic plenary sessions, social events for building professional contacts, and informative workshops. Workshop hosts include the Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa (EMSSA), National Library of Medicine (NLM), Evidence Aid, World Health Organization (WHO), WADEM Student Mentorship Program, and much more!

This year's theme, Creating Capacity, Building Resilience, includes topics within the spectrum of humanitarian disaster impacts to global health systems and prehospital and crisis response. Congress content will extend from South Africa to regional and global challenges, including UNISDR-HFA activities, with applicability to all communities that are vulnerable to disaster.

CME Credits Available at the 19th WCDEM!

PESI, Inc. will offer Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for the Congress. The 19th WCDEM was planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of PESI, Inc. and WADEM. PESI, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Designation Statement
The PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 32.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

International CME
International Physicians are formally eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Physician Assistant
AAPA accepts Category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Emergency Medicine Society of South Africa Workshop
2nd Emergency Medicine Ethics CME Event

Wednesday, 22 April, 16:00 - 19:30
(A coffee/tea break will take place between 17:35 and 18:00)

Facilitators: A/Prof. Brenda Morrow, Dr. Rosie Burton, Dr. Nicola Barsdorf, Dr. Tyson Welzel

Workshop Outline: The workshop is divided into four topical sections, each 45 minutes in length. Below are the section topics along with brief profiles of each facilitator.

  • PICU Evacuation – Who, When, Where, and How? - A/Prof. Brenda Morrow
  • Ebola and Ethics: Confronting the Challenges in Clinical Management - Dr. Rosie Burton
  • Supporting Health Research for the Global Poor: An Ethical Duty - Dr. Nicola Barsdorf
  • Defensive Medicine: Doing More Harm than Good - Dr. Tyson Welzel

CMEs: Six Ethics CME points for attendance

Cost: Free for 19th WCDEM delegates, R 250 for general public