Fiona Reilly is a traveller, writer and senior paediatric emergency physician. Of these three, she usually puts “doctor” on visa applications to avoid trouble and awkward questions. She has spent her life journeying across cultures, languages and cuisines, trying to figure out what makes us tick as humans. She sees the emergency department as a microcosm of the wider world, with all its wonderful contradictions and challenges. As Director of Emergency Medicine Training at Queensland Children’s Hospital, and collaborator in paediatric emergency medicine initiatives in China and Pakistan, Fiona is passionate about bringing out the creativity, compassion, curiosity and humour in her trainees, to help them be the best humans possible.
Grace Leo is a Paediatric Registrar with Sydney Children’s Hospital who combines a love for medicine and education with her skills in design and communication. Grace has been part of the SMACC team since 2012 where she has been involved in developing the smaccjunior medical student volunteer team, initiating bursaries for medical students as well as helping with SMACC design and speaking workshops. Grace is also a Senior Content Editor and part of the conference organising team of Don’t Forget The Bubbles. She enjoys voluntarily teaching medical students and doing freelance design work. She has also been involved in the production of the inaugural Australian Medical Student Journal and has previously served as Internal Director and Senior Associate Editor. The pinnacle of her research career involved swallowing lego and searching through poo. Grace has a personal blog that she updates sometimes at www.adventurousgrace.com and you can find her on twitter at @gracie_leo.
James is a physician and author, most recently of “Life on the Ground Floor”, a memoir about teaching emergency medicine in Canada and Ethiopia, which won his countryâ€™s largest non-fiction literary prize. He practices at St. Michael’s, Toronto’s inner-city hospital, and is partnered with Addis Ababa University to train Ethiopiaâ€™s first emergency physicians. He is a member of Medecins Sans Frontieres, for whom he has worked as both physician and journalist, and practices and teaches mindfulness at the Consciousness Explorers Club in Toronto.
Jeremy Samuel Faust, MD MS MA, is an emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an instructor at Harvard Medical School. He completed residency training at Mount Sinai Hospital and Elmhurst Hospital Center in New York, after graduating from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MD, MS in Biomedical Sciences). He is the cohost of FOAMcast, an award-winning podcast bridging core emergency medicine content with cutting-edge topics. He is a frequent contributor to Slate, and has published essays in the New York Times, The New York Daily News, Undark Magazine, The Harvard Health Blog, and Mother Jones and has appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC) and The Takeaway (Public Radio International/WNYC/WGBH). He serves on the editorial board of the Annals of Emergency Medicine and ACEP Now, and has served as a content editor for the New England Journal of Medicine Resident 360 Series.
Follow him on Twitter @JeremyFaust.
Michelle Johnston is an Emergency Physician and author. Extremely fond of words, teaching, and grass roots emergency medicine. Not overly keen on meetings. Lukewarm feelings about efficiency. Conflicted about social media. Please talk to me about books.
Oliver Flower is a staff specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney.
He, along with Roger Harris & Chris Nickson came up with the original SMACC logo, finding inspiration in a chewing gum packet, and is the driver behind the design, graphics, branding and marketing of SMACC. He is a believer in the power of the big crit care community and is a believer in Cadogan’s FOAMed ethos. He runs the educational and networking crit care website Intensive Care Network.
Paediatric Surgeon at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Sheffield UK. Visiting Professor at St Emlyn’s in Virchester. His alter ego has a few ideas about presentation skills. Last year cycled over 3000kms, the majority in his garage.