Gaddis chairs recent Inter-American Emergency Medicine Congress

St. Luke’s/Missouri Endowed Chair for Emergency Medicine, Gary Gaddis, M.D., Ph.D., recently served as the Scientific Co-Chair, on behalf of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM), at the 5th Inter-American Emergency Medicine Congress on May 14-16 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The Congress attracted more than 1,400 registrants, most from Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, and Chile. The meeting is a biennial  collaboration between the Sociedad Argentina de Emergencias (SAE) and AAEM, as part of AAEM’s international efforts to expand and enhance the specialty of emergency medicine throughout the world.

Gaddis made two presentations at the Congress and one pre-Congress presentation. During the Congress, he presented “Medication-Related Problems that are time critical emergencies” and “Herrimientas para explicar por qué el redimeindo del hospital debe mejorar…para permitir que el rendimiento del Departamento de Emergencias mejore” (Tools to explain why hospital throughput improvement must improve….to permit Emergency Department throughput to improve”).

The pre-Congress Emergency Department Administration seminar focused upon how to optimize the management of an emergency department. There, Gaddis gave a presentation on “Emergency Department Crowding and Patient Flow.”