A draft program is now available, and will be updated over the coming months.
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. We have developed a series of questions that a gathering at a conference might wish to address. Two months before the ASM we’ll ask you to vote on what topics you’d like to address. The top three 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!
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.