Adam Rehak

Adam Rehak is a consultant anaesthetist at Royal North Shore Hospital and the coordinator of anaesthesia and airway training at the Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre (SCSSC). Creator of the ATTAAC airway management course, instructor on the CCAM course, and executive member of the ANZCA Airway Management Special Interest Group, Adam has been heavily involved in multidisciplinary airway management teaching for more than 10 years.

Ahilan Parameswaran

Ahilan is a Sydney based emergency physician, working at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital and the Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre at Royal North Shore Hospital.

Alister Martin

Alister Martin MD, MPP, is an emergency physician and Chief Resident at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency and Founder of the Get Waivered campaign. Massachusetts is the #1 state in the U.S. for emergency department visits for patients struggling with opioid addiction and as a young physician in training, Alister found that most of these patients were being sent home without evidence-based treatment for their addiction. He organized physicians, policy students, and designers to create the nation’s first campaign named Get Waivered aimed at training emergency physicians to be able to start patients looking for help overcoming their addiction on evidence-based treatment. His work is now featured as the national model at the NIH and NIDA and is now operating at the state level, has been written about in the Boston Globe and NPR, and is helping to transform the emergency department into the front door for opioid addiction recovery treatment nationwide.

Assoc Prof John Vassiliadis

John is an Emergency Physician who enjoys mentoring and teaching. Currently he is the Director of Prevocational Training at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. He is fortunate to be married to someone smarter than him and he have 1.5 teenagers and 2 beautiful Russian Blue Cats. When able, he serves his country as an naval medical officer.

Barbra Backus

Barbra Backus is a last year resident in emergency medicine at Albert Schweitzer hospital. Before starting her emergency medicine residency, she performed several years of research, resulting in her PhD in 2012. She was the lead investigator for the validation studies of the HEART score. Her work has changed the evaluation of chest pain at emergency departments worldwide.
She is a mother of two daughters and still an inspired researcher.

Gerrie Potgieter

Gerrie is a Radiologist. He is very passionate about Medicine and how his discipline can improve patient care.

Jeremy Samuel Faust MD MS

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.

Ken Milne

Dr. Ken Milne is the Chief of Staff at South Huron Hospital Association in Exeter, Ontario, Canada. He has been doing research for over 30 years publishing on a variety of topics. He is passionate about skepticism and critical thinking. He is the creator of the knowledge translation project, The Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine. Yes, Ken is married to Barb and they have three amazing children.

Lauren Westafer

Lauren Westafer is an emergency physician in Massachussetts. She authors the blog The Short Coat ( and co-hosts the emergency medicine core content podcast, FOAMcast. She also dabbles in research and implementation science and is currently funded by an NHLBI K12 grant studying the implementation of evidence-based approaches to testing for pulmonary embolism.

Salim R. Rezaie, MD

Salim completed his medical school training at Texas A&M Health Science Center, and continued his medical education with a combined Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine residency at East Carolina University. Currently, he works as a community emergency physician at Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians (GSEP), where he is the director of clinical education. He is also the creator and founder of REBEL EM and REBEL Cast, a free, critical appraisal blog and podcast that try to cut down knowledge translation of research to bedside clinical practice.

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