A draft program is now available, and will be updated over the coming months.
Please be aware that despite initial promotional material that indicated we would attempt to run a significant part of this Meeting as an “unconference” with audience-driven content, we have had to redesign our concepts due to some logistical challenges involved.
Hence the program will function like how you would expect an ASM to function…however with a few unexpected differences…
The Hobart Method
We’ve sensed that delegates at conferences have wanted to actively participate in many of the sessions, and lead discussion towards topics they want to address. Well, here’s your chance. All sorts of discussions take place in the corridors of meetings, and we want to bring those conversations into the main conference program. We will develop a series of questions that a gathering at a conference might wish to address. These could be related to clinical, political or workforce-related matters. These will be scheduled as concurrent sessions, and our trained facilitators and panelists will respond and you, the audience, will lead the discussion. An answer of sorts will be developed and presented to the ASM at the closing session on the Thursday. Stand by for topics, or feel free to come up with your own to submit to the committee.
Interactives are 90 minutes in duration. They will generally be held in a room for up to 150 people set up banquet style to encourage discussion, debate and cross table conversation. We anticipate such a format will work well for case discussions, sharing of novel ideas, consideration of difficult problems and debate on controversial areas. These sessions will generally be run by formal college groups, committees or other groups within the broader emergency medicine community.
Science in the Pub
For those who want the science to keep coming after the sun goes down…join us on Tuesday evening upstairs at the Hope and Anchor Hotel for an night of scientific presentations and good company in a relaxed informal atmosphere. And yes, it’s in a pub… There is a nominal additional fee for this event.