Looking back ….
The year 2013 has been a very
busy year where SSCCEM had the highest number of programs in a year which has
any way been going up in the last few years thanks to the untiring efforts of
the work force behind the organisation.
Emergency Life Care (ELC) Sri Lanka
was held twice this year with four workshops in total. The Australian Emergency
Physicians led by Prof Shane Curran were the backbone of this program which has
been the most popular program SSCCEM has conducted and the benefits to the
membership have been great.
BASIC (Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care) course targeting the
intensivists had the highest requests for a repeat and we will be having this internationally
recognised critical care program in 2014 as well.
Another first in Sri Lanka by
SSCCEM was the “Fundamentals in Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound” a
workshop keeping up with the current trend in using ultrasound at point of care.
Intensivists certified internationally to carrying out such programs with high
demand were the instructors in this workshop.
The CME programs continued to
attract participants as they all had new topics and up to date reviews with the
best in the relevant field participating as resource persons.
Topping it up at the end of the
year SSCCEM had the blessings of the World Sepsis Day program to organise the
Annual Scientific Sessions with the theme ”Stop Sepsis – Save Lives”. SSCCEM
2013 dedicated the event to spread the message of a worldwide mission of
reducing sepsis by 20% by the year 2020.
will feature many new international programs in Critical Care and Emergency
Medicine in 2014. We hope to cater to all types of health care personnel in
these specialities so that the best of care will be received by the patient in
keeping up with our vision of being “the PULSE of the critically ill”. Let’s
spread the joy of learning, teaching and sharing this season and right throughout
A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year 2014!!!
- Team SSCCEM