Wednesday, 24 November 2021

88th Saturday Summit: FOCUS WACEM21


20th November 2021

The 2021 World Academic Congress of Emergency Medicine Organization Meeting -II

The Team for WACEM21 met and made many decisions for the smooth functioning of the Virtual Congress.

The CPC Teams were Finalized.

Total 16 Teams are Participating in the Congress.

The Teams are:

SUNY Downstate, New York, USA

NYP Columbia Cornell University

AIIMS New Delhi

MGM Navi Mumbai

Zydus Hospital Ahmedabad Gujarat

Jubilee Medical College & Research Institute

MAHE Manipal

Apollo Hospital Chennai

PGI Chandigarh

Dr. HN Reliance Foundation Hospital Mumbai

HMC Qatar

Oakhill Emergency Medicine USA

JIPMER Puducherry

UMC Amsterdam

Sri Gokulam Medical College, Kerala

GMC Kozikode

The Website and the Social Media links were to be regularly Updated.

Schedule:
10th, 11th, & 12th December 2021: Emergency Pediatrics & Injuries Congress (EPICON)
13th December 2021: The WHO-CCET EM Faculty Development Camp
14th December 2021: World CPC Competition
15th December 2021: The World Summit on Simulation Education in Health & Medicine
16th December 2021: The World Summit on Point of Care Ultrasound in EM & Trauma
17th December 2021: Skill Building Workshops
18th & 19th December 2021: Didactic Sessions / Symposia / Research Presentations


 

87th Saturday Summit: Combined meeting with the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin on Telemedicine & Practice of Medicine .




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13th November 2021

The World Academic Council of Emergency Medicine and INDUSEM Leaders Jointly participated in the Monthly CME Symposium of The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI)

Organized by APPI Chair Dr. Amit Chakrabarty the Symposium brought together WACEM Leaders Dr. Manish Garg and Dr. Veronica Sikka.

They addressed important aspects of Telemedicine practice in Academic Settings and the Veterans Administration.

The CME was moderated by Dr. Sagar Galwankar Executive Director of WACEM and Experts Prof. Prabath Nanayakkara from Amsterdam, Professor Salvatore from Rome and Dr. Tal-Or from Tel Aviv took part in the discussions following the symposium.





Sunday, 7 November 2021

86th Saturday Summit: WACEM21 Organizing Committee for India Meeting.


 6th November 2021

The 2021 World Academic Congress of Emergency Medicine Organization Meeting for India

The Team for WACEM21 met and made many decisions for the smooth functioning of the Virtual Congress.

EMINDIA2021 Sessions will be held everyday in the evening India Time.

Engaging EM Faculty and Residents was considered paramount.

The CPC Competition was discussed in detail.

The Website and the Social Media links were to be regularly Updated.

Schedule:
10th, 11th, & 12th December 2021: Emergency Pediatrics & Injuries Congress (EPICON)
13th December 2021: The WHO-CCET EM Faculty Development Camp
14th December 2021: World CPC Competition
15th December 2021: The World Summit on Simulation Education in Health & Medicine
16th December 2021: The World Summit on Point of Care Ultrasound in EM & Trauma
17th December 2021: Skill Building Workshops
18th & 19th December 2021: Didactic Sessions / Symposia / Research Presentations.

www.WACEM21.com





85th Saturday Summit: Multi-Professional Organization Action Plan for Global Health Security : Joint Meeting with Organized Medicine Academic Guild of India.

                                         



30th October 2021

The Round Table Hybrid Meeting with Organized Medicine Academic Guild of India was held at Mangalore where there was a virtual component attached.

Presidents of Major Organizations including IADVL, IAP, INDUSEM, ACEE, EMA , AFPI, IAPSM attended this meeting.

Creating a Multi-Coalition Framework was stressed during this meeting.

Major Challenges to Health Care in India were discussed.

  • Medical Education
  • Rural Health
  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Supply Chains
  • BigData Analytics



84th Saturday Summit: WACEM Weekly Global e-Grand Rounds - Active Shooter Scenario

 

23rd October 2021

Topic: Active Shooter Scenario in the Emergency Department 

Presenter: Professor Bonnie Arquilla

An Active Shooter Scenario involves Killing or attempted killing of people by an individual who is carrying firearms and is randomly shooting . This situation can be at an hospital.

Various Aspects of the scenario were discussed by Dr. Arquilla.

Take Home points 
 • Be aware of your area and what can happen
 • Try to know how you van exit the building easily
 • Try to find and hide in a locked room
 • Try to incapacitate the shooter if you can as that is the best chance for survival if you can escape or exit.

Sunday, 17 October 2021

83rd Saturday Summit: WACEM Weekly Global e-Grand Rounds - Point of Care Ultrasound in EM ~ The Water Bath Technique

 16th October 2021

Water Bath Technique for Extremity Injuries 

Speaker:

Professor Sanjeev Bhoi from AIIMS New Delhi.

The Water Bath Technique

Fill a Tub with Luke warm water. Place the patient extremity either foot or hand in the tub totally submerged. 

You can then take a Linear Probe with a Frequency of 7-10 MHz.

Run the probe along the surface of the water covering the part to be scanned adjusting the Sonography machine for depth as water will add to the interface and act as a contrast medium.

The Long Axis views get a better image of tendons, skin and bone while the transverse view helps evaluate multiple areas.

Water Contrast increases the diagnostic quality. 

This technique can diagnose: Fractures, Infection. Foreign Bodies and Tendon Tears. 


82nd Saturday Summit: WACEM Weekly Global e-Grand Rounds - Evidence Based Medicine

 

9th October 2021





 Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio as predictor of outcome following traumatic brain injury Systematic review and Meta-analysis 

 

Speaker: Dr. Rakesh Mishra Assistant Professor Neurosurgery research and education at the Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University. 

 

Moderator: Dr Amit Agrawal on behalf of Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio Research Group

 

Evidence-based medicine has revolutionized the decision-making process in different specialties of medicine. Systematic review and meta-analysis have been the
most important research tool for evidence synthesis and identifying the quality of evidence. Systematic review is an arduous task with iterative steps and requires extensive cooperative team work. In the talk the essential concepts, steps, philosophy and necessity of systematic review and meta-analysis was discussed using NLR in TBI as the model.

 

At the end of the session:

 

- Understand the concepts of systematic review and meta-analysis.

 

- Using NLR model the process of systematic review and meta-analysis was discussed into and all the individuals’ steps were deliberated upon. 

 

- Discuss on several research questions of importance to health care and emergency medicine and find the right approach for the evidence synthesis.

 





Friday, 8 October 2021

81st Saturday Summit: WACEM Weekly Global e-Grand Rounds - The Quaterly Resident Rumble : Evidence Based Wound Care in the ED




WACEM Quarterly Resident Rumble


2nd October 2021


 


Presenter: Dr. Courtney Kirkland, DO


                    PGY III


                    Florida State University


                    EM Residency Program, Sarasota, Florida.


 


Part I of the Presentation:


Journey of PGY III Resident and Status Today:


  • Description of Sarasota Memorial Hospital acuity and volumes

  • Responsibilities of an EM resident physician

  • A list of skillsets and procedures that we are proficient in.


 


Part II of the Presentation:


Evidence Based Wound Care:


 


  • Literature review with various data on controversial wound care management topics

  • Consensus on “time since wounding” for primary closure vs. delayed primary closure regarding clean wounds is 6-10 hours for extremity wounds and 10-12 hours or even more for wounds on the face and scalp

  • Contaminat4ed, infected or high-risk wounds should be closed by delayed primary closure

  • Always obtain an x-ray when concerned about a retained glass foreign body, physical examination alone is not enough to rule it out

  • Standard for wound irrigation consists of high-pressure irrigation with saline or water

  • Tap water is just as effective for irrigation as saline

  • Sterile gloves show no benefit over regular gloves for wound closure

  • Certain immunocompromised populations may require prophylactic antibiotics

  • Currently bite wounds above the clavicle are recommended to be closed with careful consideration of primary closure of bite wounds to the extremities


Saturday, 2 October 2021

80th Saturday Summit: WACEM Weekly Global e-Grand Rounds on Congnitive Theory in Simulation

25th September 2021

 
Speaker: Dr. Afrah Ali is an assistant professor with expertise in medical education and simulation at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. 

Topic: Cognitive load theory in Debriefing 
Debriefing is a complex skill that requires deliberate practice. The cognitive load theory when applied to debriefing helps to mitigate the various loads on the working memory. It helps enhance the debriefing experience for the learners and promote faculty development.

At the end of the session, the attendees were able to :

- Understand the concepts of cognitive load theory and its application in simulation.

- Categorize the many potential mental loads that can affect the faculty
debriefer as a learner. 
 
- Discuss mitigation strategies that can be considered by faculty development
programmed to enhance professional development of debriefing staff.


Monday, 20 September 2021

79th Saturday Summit: WACEM Weekly Global e-Grand Rounds on Situational Awarness in Crisis Situations


18th September 2021

The WACEM Grand Round was delivered by Professor Bonnie Arquilla from New York.

The Content Focused on a case scenario which brought to light perspectives of leaders from across the world.

It was very clear that many countries have a phenomenal preparedness plans which can be a benchmarks for others nations to follow.

Dr. Lateef (Singapore) emphasized that it is crucial that plans be optimized and followed and Dr. Michaelson (Israel) added that developing a plan and following it was extremely crucial in mass casualty situations.

Different leaders cited their opinions about importance of decision making when plans are exhausted and resources decline and physician burn out happens.

Plan for a Plan is key to contingency management and developing scenarios with options is key component of preparedness.

Without a plan failure is guaranteed and emotional decisions are never planned and are rarely agreeable as a standard.  

 








78th Saturday Summit: WACEM Weekly Global e-Grand Rounds on POCUS in Cervical Fractures



11th September 2021

VK, V., Bhoi, S., Aggarwal, P., Murmu, L., Agrawal, D., Kumar, A., Sinha, T.P. and Galwankar, S. (2021), Diagnostic utility of point of care ultrasound in identifying cervical spine injury in emergency settings. Australas J Ultrasound Med. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajum.12274

Online : https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ajum.12274

The Grand Round Focused on the Utility of POCUS in Identyfing  Cervical Fractures. It was a exploratory research model where initially training was imparted to the person doing the ultrasound and different probes were used to make the diagnosis.

Following Detailed Discussion Following Outcomes were comprehended:

1. More Study was needed on the subject

2. Proper Training Curriculum will need to be built

3. Creation of a  Ultrasound Compatible C-Collar could be a innovations Opportunity

4. Focus on MSK injuries beyond just bone injuries and also vascular assessment will be a great area of research.




Friday, 10 September 2021

77th Saturday Summit: WACEM Weekly Global e-Grand Rounds on Neutrophil Leucocyte Ratios in Traumatic Head Injury

 


4th September 2021


The NLR = Number of neutrophils divided by Number of lymphocytes.  In Inflammation the number of neutrophils increases, while the number of lymphocytes decreases.  

This Ratio was used to analyze large amounts of Data in Traumatic Brain Injury and Outcomes of that Data were discussed in Detail.

The Teams from The All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal presented their analysis in great detail followed by a very proactive discussion on importance of N/L Ratio in Emergency Medicine and Trauma. 4th September 2021.

The Discussion was led by Prof. Amit Agrawal Chief of Trauma at AIIMS, Bhopal. 

Some of the Latest Articles worth a read:

Djordjevic D, Rondovic G, Surbatovic M, et al. Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio, Monocyte-to-Lymphocyte Ratio, Platelet-to-Lymphocyte Ratio, and Mean Platelet Volume-to-Platelet Count Ratio as Biomarkers in Critically Ill and Injured Patients: Which Ratio to Choose to Predict Outcome and Nature of Bacteremia?. Mediators Inflamm. 2018;2018:3758068. Published 2018 Jul 15. doi:10.1155/2018/3758068

Park JM. Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in trauma patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017;82(1):225-226. doi:10.1097/TA.0000000000001266





Sunday, 29 August 2021

76th Saturday Summit: Launch of WACEM Weekly Global e-Grand Rounds

 





28th August 2021

Launch of the WACEM Weekly Global Grand Rounds:

After 75 Weeks of Non-Stop Meetings of COVID 19 - WACEM created history by launching its Open Access Global e-Grand Rounds.

Topic:

Micro-briefing in Simulation Education and Tag Team Simulation in Emergency Medicine Education.

Speakers: 
Professor Fatimah Lateef (Singapore)
Professor Bradley Peckler (New Zealand)

The Well attended virtual grand rounds saw phenomenal presentations from the speakers. Detail discussion were held by faculty leaders across the world on the process of creating scenarios and executing the learning objectives.

WACEM Leadership participated in informing the global academic community that the GloSIM Section at WACEM will actively work on advancing the science of Simulation in Acute Care Sciences.




Friday, 27 August 2021

The 75th Weekly Saturday Summit : The WACEM Big-Data Research Network

21st August 2021

A Open Discussion meeting was held between leaders across the world focusing on setting up a Meta-data Network.

The Following Points were discussed

1. Research Question Development Process

2. Data Acquisition Process

3.Data Analysis Algorithms

4. Analytical Interpretations

6. Production of Graphics

7. Manuscript Preparation

The above points mark the process of Meta-Data Analytics Chain and a pilot was launched to mark the milestones and access the bottlenecks in the process.

The Experts would meet in a few weeks to make progress on the development of this process.

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

The 74th Weekly Saturday Summit : WACEM2021 Strategic Meeting

14th August 2021


A Strategic meeting was held to Discuss the Following points as regards the WACEM2021 Summit.

Current Status of COVID in Various Countries was reviewed.

The Challenge towards holding a in person World Congress were reviewed.

The Current Plan to conduct WACEM2021 in Kuala Lumpur was reviewed.

The Success of the WACEM2020 Virtual Format was discussed.

It was decided to announce the WACEM2021 format soon.




The 73rd Global Weekly Saturday Summit : Discusing Trauma Care in Purview of COVID 19.

7th August 2021


A round table meeting was held to discuss the care to patients with Trauma during the COVID Pandemic.

Following patients were recognized as patients with special circumstances

1. Patients with facial Trauma

2. Patients on Anti-Platelet Therapy and Anticoagulants

3. Patients who are addicted to Drugs and Alcohol

4. Patients with Vascular Trauma

5. Patients with Co-Morbidities

An important aspect which was discussed was about Transfusion protocols for patients with Trauma

These are very important aspects which were brought to light in the midst of the COVID Pandemic.

Sunday, 1 August 2021

The 72nd Global Weekly Saturday Summit : Conversation and Collaboration with Legends - The WACEM Round Table with Prof. Kazzi

 

 



31st July, 2021

    On Saturday, July 31st, leaders representing WACEM, INDUSEM, and EMA India, had the incredible privilege and opportunity of a meeting with Professor Amin Antoine Kazzi. 

    Professor Amin Antoine Kazzi, MD, FAAEM, is the founding emeritus chair of the department of Emergency Medicine, at the American University of Beirut (AUB). He serves as the deputy chief of staff at the AUB Medical center. Dr. Kazzi moved to Beirut in 2006 to establish EM in Lebanon, where he played a leading role in the establishment of an academic department of emergency medicine, the first in the Middle East; and three residency programs across Lebanon. 

    Dr. Kazzi is well known across the world for his leadership role in establishing the exceptional Mediterranean EM Congresses, and for his service in executive and leadership roles in several professional societies, in particular, as President for the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM). He also played a key role as founding Vice Chair for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, Irvine; and as managing editor for the California Journal of Emergency Medicine (which then became the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine). Recently he founded the Mediterranean Journal of Emergency Medicine, which is one of the fastest growing journal in the specialty of Emergency Medicine. 

    Dr. Kazzi has earned a number of key national leadership and recognition awards - the most important being designated as The Master of the Academy of Emergency Medicine (MAAEM), the EuSEM-AAEM Founders Award, and the David Wagner Award for special impact in the specialty. 

    The Amin Kazzi International Emergency Medicine Leadership Award - the most prestigious award of the highest excellence in the USA, is awarded annually by the AAEM as a tribute to this great leader. 

    We were honored to be in conversation with Dr. Kazzi, to discuss the distance we have come as a specialty, the strides made by INDUSEM and EMA in India, and wider scope of WACEM. We all agreed upon the importance of the role of legitimate academic emergency medicine in the betterment of the specialty and ultimately the betterment of patient care in emergency departments across the world. We recognized the need to address the burdens faced by emergency departments everywhere, long before the pandemic struck and those that will continue long after it. We recognized the challenges that earnest and enthusiastic emergency physicians face from the moment the start and throughout their journeys. It is a specialty that does not slow down, let alone stop. INDUSEM has been instrumental, over the last few decades, in establishing the foundation on which we all now continue to build. But we still have more to do, and a long way to go.

    We are delighted, therefore, that Dr. Kazzi has committed to collaborating with the WACEM initiative, and no doubt this collaboration will be as legendary as the man himself. 






Saturday, 31 July 2021

71st WACEM-ACAIM Weekly Summit on the Contemporary issues in managing patients with special needs during the COVID Pandemic



24th July 2021

A round table meeting was held to discuss the care to patients with special needs during the COVID Pandemic.

Following patients were recognized as patients with special needs

1. Debilitated Bed Ridden patients

2. Transplant Patients

3. Patients who are addicted to Drugs and Alcohol

4. Indigent Patients

5. Patients with Obesity

6. Stable patients with special medical needs example: Cerebral palsy etc

An important aspect which was discussed was about END OF LIFE CARE for patients with special needs.

These are very important aspects which were brought to light in the midst of the COVID Pandemic.



 

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

70th WACEM-ACAIM Weekly Summit on the Contemporary issues in Academic Medicine during the COVID Pandemic

 17th July 2021


A Global team of Experts met to discuss the progress made by WACEM and ACAIM on the Following issues

1. Telemedicine Sciences

2. Emergency Preparedness Systems 

3. Framework for the WACEM Initiatives Namely :
    
    A. Simulation
     
    B. Point of Care Ultrasound

    C. Data-Analytics 
 
     E. Mass Casualty Preparedness

4. Discussion was also continued on the last week discussion points about creating the Virtual education platform and COMMUNICATION was found to be the dominant aspect of the discussion. The team decided to focus on processes which emphasize communications and knowledge exchange. 

5. Discussion was also done on Remote Medical Systems which encompass an exposure to Remote Medicine. A task team was created which will deliver its First Report in the next few weeks.




69th WACEM-ACAIM Weekly Summit on the The Virtual Training Model for Academic Medicine during the COVID Pandemic

 10th July 2021




An Expert Team meeting to discuss the development of a Virtual Training Platform for Academic Medicine.

The Core Concepts of the Model revolved around creating a platform which satisfies:

1. Audio Content

2. Visual Content

3. Reading Assignments

4. Trainee Assignments

5. Recording, Evaluation and Modification Processes 

6. Communication Processes

Each Point was discussed in Detail.

Trainee Perspectives, Trainer Perspectives and Administrative Perspectives along with data Security issues were also discussed.

The Leaders decided to come up with a comprehensive time line to integrate the above systems into its development platforms.


Tuesday, 6 July 2021

68th WACEM-ACAIM Weekly Summit on the The Telemedicine & Pediatric Preparedness Framework for the COVID19 Pandemic

 3rd July 2021


The Telemedicine Framework Team & The Pediatric Preparedness Team met to lay out the strategy towards finalizing key distinct and key integrating features between these two diverse topics.

Pediatric Preparedness Framework focused on  Resources and its Utilization at the correct time, correct place in purview of a correct process.

Checklists were considered key be it roles, responsibilities, accountability metrics or even after review reporting. Stock-Pile maintenance was considered key.

The Telemedicine Framework focused on developing the science around Telecommunications Technology and its application in a highly complex and accountable branch of medical care. 

The complexity of this framework revolved around various aspects from culture, to competencies to clear less criteria for using, recording, analyzing and improving the process for this extensive and random sudden surge in its usage for patient care.  

Detailed discussion were held on the above two topics.



67th WACEM-ACAIM Weekly Summit on the Pediatric Preparedness Framework for the COVID19 Pandemic in India

 26th June 2021


The 67th Weekly Summit Focused on giving the final touches to the Pediatric Preparedness Framework for COVID19 pandemic impacts in India 

Clinical Management was delineated to be specifically managed by Clinical Pediatricians. The same had to be done as per the national as well as professional society guidelines in India. 

Resources Preparedness and Process Preparedness was the key. 

The Following were finalized:

Process for triage, transfer and treatment at primary care and secondary care level.

Weight based algorithms for treatment were recommended.

Resource checklists were finalized as well as supply chain logistics. 

Stock-Pile management was an important part of supply and demand during a surge in the pandemic. 

Friday, 25 June 2021

66th WACEM-ACAIM Weekly Summit on Telemedicine Framework based on Lessons from the COVID19 Pandemic

 19th June 2021

As per the past presentations of Prof. Salvatore "Italy was one of the pioneers for pushing the concept and demonstrating the execution of telemedicine in COVID-19. Circumstances necessitated innovation, quick-thinking, and optimal utilization of resources to allow reductions in avoidable admissions to hospitals while balancing the practice of safe medicine in recognizing the dynamical decision making in a rapidly evolving disease. Several papers came from Italy, and Dr. Salvatore presented the protocols suggested and used by his hospital which proved successful in sifting out the low severity COVID patients who benefited from avoidance of institutionalization while still receiving adequate, and frankly impressive medical tele-follow up. "

A detailed Discussion was held to provide finishing touches to the TELEMEDICINE framework for Academic Health Systems.

A New Outline and Restructuring of Safe Data was looked at. 


65th WACEM-ACAIM Weekly Summit on Next Wave of COVID19

 12th June 2021

The 65th Weekly Summit Focused on giving final touches to the detailing of organizational logistics of the provision of Pediatric COVID Care to sick children.

A systems approach was being developed to organize the Protocols for triage, transfer and treatment at primary care and secondary care level.

A process for Critical recognition of sick children and appropriate emergency transfer protocol was being developed.

As vaccination was now available to Children above 12 will need special recognition was to be made and process developed to everyone who is not being  vaccinated.

Monday, 7 June 2021

64th WACEM-ACAIM Weekly Summit on Next Wave of COVID19

5th June 2021

The 64th Weekly Summit Focused on bringing together experts on addressing the following issues

Protocols for triage, transfer and treatment at primary care and secondary care level.

Further discussion was done on the weight based algorithms for care. 

Critical recognition of sick children and appropriate transfer protocol was referred to .

Children below 12 will need special recognition as they are not being  vaccinated.


63rd WACEM-ACAIM Weekly Summit on Next Wave of COVID19

29th May 2021


The 63rd  Weekly Summit Focused on bringing together experts on addressing the following issues

Preparedness for COVID19 for 3rd Wave

It was emphasized that weight based algorithms should become the standard of care in Emergency Pediatrics.

Critical recognition of sick children and appropriate transfer protocol is needed.

Children below 12 will need special recognition as they are not being vaccinated.

Proctocols were being written as we move ahead.

Saturday, 22 May 2021

62nd Weekly Summit : The 6th Annual Academic International Medicine Congress 2021 (Virtual Edition) by ACAIM

 

www.ACAIM.org
AIM2021
Academic International Medicine Annual Congress
Best Practices in Shifting Landscapes

The Weekly Summit was held in partnership with the AIM2021 Congress. Members attended various sessions of the Congress.

Highlight Session:
Best Practices in International Research 
Research Education—Dr. Arun Kumar 
COVID Vaccine Research—Dr. Paul Kilgore 
Research Networks—Dr. Prashant Mahajan 
Strategic Analysis- Dr Joseph Hanna 
Research Capacity and Implementation- Dr Bhakti Hansoti

Key Note Address was delivered by NIH Fogarty International Center Chief Dr. Roger Glass. 

https://www.acaim.org/resources/Documents/AIM%202021%20Agenda%204.27.2021.pdf



61st WACEM-ACAIM Weekly Summit on Next Wave of COVID19

 15th May 2021

The 61st Weekly Summit Focused on bringing together experts on addressing the following issues

Preparedness for COVID19 for 3rd Wave

Mucormycotic Medication Formulary has to be specified and standardized for care.

Critical recognition of sick children is key for proper resource utilization.

Approval of Vaccine for 12 years and older lays additional burden on speeding the vaccine program.

Need for Planning is key

ACAIM2021 will held on 21-22-23 May 2021 and everyone for appraised and invited to attend.

www.ACAIM.org


Saturday, 15 May 2021

60th WACEM-ACAIM Weekly Summit on Pediatric COVID19

8th May 2021

The 60th Weekly Summit Focused on bringing together experts on addressing the following issues

1.  Pediatric Immunization for COVID19

2. Pediatric Clinical Algorithms for COVID care

Inflammation is the major manifestation in Pediatric COVID patients.

Medication Formulary has to be specified and standardized for care.

Critical recognition of sick children is key for proper resource utilization.

Approval of Vaccine for 12 years and older lays additional burden on speeding the vaccine program.

Need for Planning is key

Following paper was Discussed:

2019 WACEM - Academic College of Emergency Experts Consensus Recommendations on Admission Criteria to Pediatric Intensive Care Unit from the Emergency Departments in India.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31198285/



Saturday, 1 May 2021

59th Weekly Summit with ACAIM-WACEM Deciated to COVID19 Resurgence

 


Dr. Galwankar started this week's discussions by revisiting a concept proposed in early 2020 meetings by Dr. Irshad Choudry - that obesity is already a chronic inflammatory state. We visited the question of whether there is scope to control the state of inflammation, however given the prolonged, or rather sustained, state of inflammation, it unlikely for there to be a quick solution. Thiazolidinediones (glitazones) were proposed with a similar hypothesis in parts of the world, but held back because of their adverse effect profile. Lifestyle modifications are important, however, not a quick solution either. COVID-19 infections need us to act swiftly and often aggressively.

With that, we move to the combination of montelukast, colchicine, and aspirin - 'COVI-MAC'. Following from Dr. Sean Downing's theory, initially discussed in early 2020 as well, Dr. Vivek Chauhan shared his brilliant presentation. The pathophysiology of COVID-19 illness centers around hypoxia and multiorgan failure caused due to a cytokine release syndrome (and at its worst, a cytokine storm). It is proposed that montelukast and aspirin both inhibit the eicosanoid storm and NF-kappaB activation. Aspirin, of course, is also an antiplatelet agent. Colchicine is thought to be an inhibitor of inflammasomes. Individually, they have their own benefits, however, it is proposed that used in combination, the COVI-MAC regime would produce results, particularly when used as an early intervention in SARS-COV-2 positive patients. With due permissions and precautions, our teams are embarking on studies to move this beyond the hypothetical, to the practical and applicable. 







Monday, 26 April 2021

58th Weekly Summit with ACAIM-WACEM : Dedicated to War with Variants of COVID in 2021


www.ACAIM.org

24th April 2022

The World Academic Council of Emergency Medicine and The American College of Academic International Medicine had a Special Global Meeting dedicated to the resurgence of COVID Variants in 2021.

As countries such as Indian grapple with the resurgence of COVID infections, it was apt time to address few important aspects of the Pandemic.

1. COVID Pandemic will now be a Cyclical Endemic 
2. COVID Prevention with revolve around Human Behavior and Vaccine Acceptability
3. Physician Competencies and Health Care Processes will need to be restructured around this new norm
4. Vaccine Boosters and Chronic COVID manifestations will happen.
5. The rising reality of Pediatric COVID has to be addressed.

Speakers:

Prof. Venkat (IIM Lucknow) : Spoke on the Restructuring of Oxygen Supply chain across India

Prof. Siddharth Dubhashi (AIIMS Nagpur): Presented update on the Plant Based Study for COVID Care

Dr. Indrani Sardesai (UK): Presented the UK COVID Data 

Dr. Sagar Sinha (India): Discussed the current COVID Situation in Mumbai and the various strategies being adopted to curb the surge.

Dr. Veronica Sikka (USA): Discussed about the update on the TeleHealth Consensus paper which is being worked on. 





 

Saturday, 17 April 2021

57th Weekly Summit with WHO-CCET : Dedicated to Developing Academic Emergency Medicine in India Session -IV

 17th April 2021

70 Colleges participated in The 56th Week weekly Summits Dedicated to implementing the NITIAyog India mandate to developing Academic Emergency Medicine departments across medical colleges in India.

Professor Sanjeev Bhoi

Director of the World Health Organization Center for Emergency and Trauma in SEARO

Professor Siddharth Dubhashi

Head of Surgical Disciplines AIIMS Nagpur

Dr. Sagar Galwankar

CEO, INDUSEM

Dr. Tej Sinha 

Associate Professor of AIIMS, EM New Delhi

Update on the Status of the 0f Compliance with the mandate was given to the new colleges being inducted

Detail discussion was done on

1. Faculty Development Program: With progress made in individual components of curriculum

2. Departmental Guidelines were mentioned in further detail with focus on resuscitation

3. Academic Processes with regards to syllabus

4. Implementation of the Mandate with FDP aimed for June 1st 2021