Snipers’ view of protesters in Gaza, May 14, 2018. Source: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images
EMLondon's Dr. Tarek Loubani has been shot while treating fellow palestinians who were injured during another Isreali strike in Gaza. Multiple demonstrations were held across the region to protest the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem. At least 55 palestinans were killed by Isreali troops today, the largest number of casualties Gaza has seen since 2014. Dr. Loubani leads the Glia project, an open source project to produce 3D printed medical hardware. He is currently in Gaza doing implemenatation and testing of the hardware. Dr. Loubani was attending to multiple victims of the Isreali fire at the border when he was shot in the leg and is now recovering in hospital. Sadly, the paramedic was who responsible for saving him, Musa Abuhassanin, was; later killed by an Isreali sniper while attending to another victim back at the border protest. You can read Dr. Loubani's full personal account of the events here.
Our final journal club of the academic year was host to another stimulating conversation about recent relevant publications in the Emergency Medicine literature (and some good food!). We discussed Salbutamol: MDI vs nebs from a cost-effectiveness standpoint, the cost analysis of public drug coverage and the core statistical concepts of establishing causality and confounding variables. Many thanks to Dr. Petrease Patton for hosting us in her lovely home and thanks to Dr. Alaina Aguanno for her ongoing efforts to select papers for JC that are current, relevant and thought-provoking!
Congratulations to everyone who presented at our annual Resident Research Day. Once a year, we come together to hear all about the exciting things happening in the WestERn research community. This year was no different!
A big thank you to our guest speaker for the day, Dr. Marco Sivilotti, from Queen's University. Dr. Sivilotti's keynote reminded us of the importance of "making your research last".
A big thank you to our Department Research Coordinators, Kristine Van Aarsen and Melanie Columbus, for their year-long efforts to help out with resident research but also for their efforts in putting this event together.