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Monday, 13 October 2008

Inaugural Lecture by Professor Steve Goodacre


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‘Academic Emergency Medicine: A Contradiction In Terms?’

Date and Time: 17.15 on 17 November 2008

Venue: Lecture Theatre 2 in the Medical School at the University of Sheffield

This is the inaugural lecture to be given by Professor Steve Goodacre, Professor of Emergency Medicine at ScHARR.

The specialty of emergency medicine developed as a pragmatic response to the increasing numbers of patients arriving unpredictably at hospital with potentially time-critical complaints. As such, it has often appeared to value practice over theory, action over observation, and intuition over analysis. Furthermore, time pressures and an unpredictable workload have made the emergency department a challenging environment for research. These factors could lead us to conclude that academic emergency medicine is an unlikely marriage of disciplines.In this lecture, Steve Goodacre will explore the rationale for academic emergency medicine and the implications for undertaking emergency medical research. He will argue that research, far from being alien to emergency medicine, needs to be integral to practice and needs to involve emergency care professionals, their patients and the general public.

The lecture will be followed by a wine reception at approximately 18.00.

Admission to the lecture is free, but we do need to know if you will be attending the lecture and the reception.
It would be appreciated if you would use the form below to let Pat Holmes know by 24 October, if you would like to attend.

Name: …………………………………………………………………………………

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I should like to attend Professor Goodacre’s inaugural lecture*I shall/shall not stay for the reception.* Delete as appropriate.


Please return to: Pat Holmes Email: s.p.holmes@sheffield.ac.uk

Address: ScHARR, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield S1 4DA.

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