ECI Research Symposium 2021
The 4th ECI Research Symposium was held virtually on Friday 25 June 2021.
The focus of the symposium was on knowledge sharing, collaboration and networking with focus on supporting clinicians who are interested in developing their skills in research and establish a research portfolio.
The day started with a presentation delivered by Prof Katie Walker on the current ED research capacity in Australian and New Zealand which was followed by a presentation from Bureau of Health Information (BHI) describing all BHI ED-performance-related reports and the results from the recent BHI ED patient satisfaction survey. A number of talks followed on topics including improving the safety and quality of emergency nursing care, funding opportunities and potential collaboration with the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine Clinical Trial Network, Emergency Medicine Foundation and the Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI). The morning session concluded with a workshop on Survey Design and research poster presentations.
The afternoon session kicked off with a presentation by Dr Jean-Frederic Levesque on the ACI’s Research Vision and Mission and a session on the use of big data in health care delivered by Dr Amith Shetty and A/Prof Gerard O’Reilly. This was followed with eight research papers presentations. The diversity of research reflected the nature of emergency care and included topics on toxicology, sepsis management, fundus photography, musculoskeletal injury management interventions, airway management, ED models of care and trauma related topics. The science was of high quality and all generated keen discussion. The day concluded with an workshop on writing for presentation delivered by Prof Margaret Fry. Workshop material and slides from the various presentations will be available on the ECI research page shortly.
ECI wish to thank all the speakers and the participants who contributed to a highly successful event.