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Title: Australasian College for Emergency Medicine 31st Annual Scientific Meeting 2014 (ACEM 2014)
Specialty: , Emergency Medicine
Dates: From Dec, 7, 2014 to Dec, 11, 2014
Location: Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Type: Meeting
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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre #

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Recognised as Australiasia's Leading Meetings and Conference Centre in 2014, 2013 and 2012 by the prestigious World Travel Awards, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre connects you with everything you need for a successful event. This includes amazing spaces, leading technology, creative food and wine and staff with the skills and experience to bring it all together.
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Event Overview
Welcome message:

Melbourne is a city which recognises, honours and respects its past. We are proud of what we have achieved, our history and our great people. We also innovate, explore, grasp opportunity and change with vigour….we love a challenge. This conference will reflect the culture of Melbourne.

This conference will be different, exciting, interactive and new. The theme will be to explore those things that have built Emergency Medicine to its current status; the diagnostic skill, clinician gestalt, evidence-based care, decision-making, multi-tasking and clinical leadership. It will also explore how we will approach future demands and challenges; the increasing growth in presentations, how to tackle the aging population, challenges in education, skills maintenance, longevity and sustainability. The politics of health care, physician well-being and social media will find a place in this event.



The conference will be structured around four daily themes:


Heart and Mind

Expore the latest evidence on acute stroke management, cardiac innovations and advanced life support and trauma management. Toxicology and psychiatry will also find a place in this day of science and management updates.

Cradle to Grave

The great challenge of Emergency Medicine - treating patients from birth to advanced age. Incorporating paediatric skills and advanced resuscitation workshops in the morning, followed by an afternoon discussing how we approach the challenges of an aging population. The patients, the politics, end-of-life planning and palliation...and more.


Innovation, Education and Social Media

Discuss the future of Emergency Medicine with a focus on technological advances designed to make patient care more effective and efficient. Advances in education; how it is delivered and what you need to know.


Our Patients, Ourselves

NEAT (National Emergency Access Targets), KPI's, quality-care, patient outcomes. How do we meet the seemingly competing demands with fewer resources? Join robust discussion, with a variety of speakers to keep you in the game on the final day.

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The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is the venue for ACEM Annual Scientific Meeting 2014. The MCEC is conveniently located on the banks of the Yarra River in the heart of the city, close to restaurants, hotels and public transport hubs, and it is just 20 minutes by car from Melbourne Airport.

The newly opened centre is fully integrated with the existing Exhibition Centre, making the MCEC the largest combined exhibition and convention centre in Australia. It has also been awarded a 6 star green star environmental rating by the Green Building Council of Australia, the first in the world for a convention centre. Visit for more information on the MCEC Complex.

Destination Melbourne

With regular medal-winning appearances in the Economist's Most Liveable Cities list (taking the top award three times since 2002); Melbourne has a right to be boastful. But despite its temperate climate, safe streets, cosmopolitan lifestyle and beautiful setting, locals remain low-key about their city. They know that Melbourne is Australia's undisputed event, sport, culture and food capital; a city with a European approach to style and a lifestyle that puts it in the fast lane. No need for show.

Australia is famed for being free of social and political turmoil and filled with sun, surf and beaches, unique flora and fauna, and warm, friendly people. And nowhere will you find these qualities more evident than in Melbourne. A modern multicultural, metropolis of four million people, it is a city that has made blending business with pleasure a sophisticated art form and a way of life.

Melbourne truly understands how to conduct business on a global level; however it has also been aptly described as 'Australia's most stylish city after sunset'. There are plenty of things to do in Melbourne. Easily navigated on foot, the city's confidence and success are infectious; whether closing a deal or relaxing with colleagues and new friends.

Melbourne's airport has more than 300 international and 1000 domestic arrivals per week, providing superb access from across Australia and the world. Integrated public transport and centrally located facilities combine to make Melbourne the perfect destination.

Travel information

Getting around Melbourne is easy and convenient. Following are the most convenient modes of transport.

Airport & flights

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is located in the central business district of Melbourne, Australia. The fully-equipped Centre is close to restaurants, hotels and public transport hubs; and is just 20 minutes by car from Melbourne Airport.

Skybus Super Shuttle is the official transit link between Melbourne Airport and the central business district. It departs every 15 minutes from Southern Cross station, a five-minute walk from the Centre.
Purchase tickets and view the timetable at the Skybus website:

Car Hire
Melbourne Airport has five car rental companies located on-site. All have offices on the ground floor of the Short Term Car Park, and information desks in the Melbourne Airport Domestic Terminals. Contact the companies direct for current rates.

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Skybus offers a shuttle bus service from the airport to Melbourne CBD and city hotels. This service operates 24 hours, 7 days. Buses run every 10–15 minutes throughout the day and every 30–60 minutes overnight. Skybus Hotel Shuttle operates from the city 0600–2200 Monday to Friday and 0730–1830 Saturday and Sunday. Taxi

Melbourne’s major taxi companies include:
• 13 CABS (13 22 27—within Australia only)
• Arrow (13 22 11—within Australia only)
• Embassy Taxis (13 17 55—within Australia only)
• Silver Top Taxis (13 10 08—within Australia only)
• Taxis are available from the ground floor level of Melbourne Airport, outside the International Terminal and both Domestic Terminals. Expect a taxi fare of around A$80 to A$85 for a return trip between the CBD and Melbourne Airport.

Melbourne's train network, operated by Connex Melbourne, services the inner, middle and outer suburbs. All lines run to and from the city. For Melbourne Rail timetables and further information call MetLink on 131 638 or visit:

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Submission Info

The Australasia College for Emergency Medicine 31st Annual Scientific Meeting 2014 invites proposals for free paper presentations, ACEM committee sessions and poster presentations.

Abstracts must be submitted via the online submission site by Friday 8 August 2014.


Abstract topics include:

  • Advances in trauma
  • Advances in neurology, stroke and epilepsy
  • Adances in sepsis
  • Cardiology innovations
  • Careers in emergency medicine
  • Clinician wellness, stress, work / life balance
  • Disaster medicine
  • Education innovation
  • Emergency department of the future
  • Health politics and emergency medicine
  • Music and medicine
  • Over diagnosis
  • Paediatrics
  • Palliative care / aged care / end of life
  • Performance measures in emergency medicine
  • Public health and prevention
  • Shared clinical decision making
  • Simulation
  • The economics of health care

Abstract guidelines:

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  • Abstract content is measured in character count inclusive of all symbols, characters, punctuation etc
  • Abstract titles must have a minimum of 10 characters and a maximum of 500 characters
  • Abstract content must have a minimum of 1000 characters and a maximum of 2700 characters (approximately 250 words)
  • Submitters must adhere to the following mandatory abstract components:
    • Background
    • Objectives
    • Method
    • Results
    • Conclusion
  • Submitters are permitted to include tables in their abstract content. A maximum of 2 tables allowed per component with an individual maximum of 10 columns and 10 rows per table
  • Submitters are asked to included references in their submission
  • Submitters are permitted a maximum of 6 presenting authors and are asked to include a presenter biography with a maximum of 500 characters each
  • Abstract content is measured in character count inclusive of all symbols

Best Paper Awards

Best Paper by a Trainee Award

The Best Paper by a Trainee is sponsored by the Australasian Society for Emergency Medicine (ASEM). The prize for the best paper presented by an ACEM trainee includes a certificate, $500.00, ASEM membership and publication of the winning abstract in the ASEM newsletter. The Best Paper by a Trainee will be announced on the last day of the 2014 ACEM Annual Scientific Meeting.






Best Paper by a Fellow Award

The Best Paper by a Fellow is sponsored by ACEM. Only ACEM Fellows are eligible for this prize. The winner will be decided and announced on the last day of the ASM. The prize will include a certificate and cheque for $1,000.00.





Evidence into Practice Award

The Evidence into Practice Award is sponsored by the Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI), though it’s Emergency Care Institute (ECI). The best paper that demonstrates closing an important gap between the best available evidence and current clinical practice will be announced on the final day of the ASM. The prize will include a certificate and a cheque for $1,000.00.


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Organising Agency

MCI Australia is the appointed PCO managing the Annual Scientific Meeting 2014 on behalf of the Australian College for Emergency Medicine

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Level 2, 369 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052

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