January 11th to 13th – 2023

Emergency Medicine Symposium – 2023

The inaugural Emergency Medicine Symposium 2023 was held on the beautiful island of Langkawi – Malaysia.

The intention was to provide education relevant to practising ED clinicians in a collegial format while located in a luxurious family-friendly location.

It was humbling and exciting to meet our wonderful delegates from all over Australasia, who embraced our academic content and social functions with equal vigour.

All participants learnt equally from our fantastic speakers and the frank discussions within the delegate group.

The social functions were a resounding success, with many new friendships flourishing and old ones re-igniting.

After a few years of intense work pressures, the sunset Cocktail party and Gala dinner were a well-deserved opportunity to unwind, reflect and savour this moment with friends and family.

Thank you to our delegates who made EM Symposium a resounding success. It is with great pride we are able to donate in excess of $25000 to our charity partner Palmera Projects.

We hope to see you all in 2024

Emergency Medicine Symposium 2023 was held at

The Dana Langkawi

Terima Kasih semua. Thank you all for inspiring me to care for our patients with humility and passion

Dr Christina Fong


Thank you to the organisers for an excellent conference in a gorgeous venue. Thank you to the speakers who provided space for discussion. Great meeting new friends. Hope to see you in 2024!

Dr Karen Quay


What a wonderful conference, learning opportunities and networking. See you all in 2024. Safe travels, everyone. And thank you

Dr Kala Suppiah

ED SMP, DCT and WBA Program Director

Great conference. I really enjoyed to talks especially the interactive discussions with each one 😀. Also the food- the best catered conference/course I have ever been to! No exaggeration

Dr Ray Lopez


Thank you team for organizing this excellent conference for such a great cause.

I look forward to the next one!

Dr Danny Ben-Eli

FACEM, Trauma Consultant

Thank you, guys, so much for organising. I had a great time, learned a lot and met some awesome people. I will definitely be back in 2024!

Dr Nadia Bowman


Many thanks.

Great synergy, collegiality, kindness and warmth!

Best conference for me- can’t wait for more!

Dr Jay Weeraratne


Thanks everyone, for making this conference a wonderful experience, both in learning and collegial discussion.

Dr Krunal Patel


Thanks so much, organisers, this is the best conference I have been to. Safe travel everyone. All the best, 2023.

Dr Linda Chow


Thanks for the invitation…. Well done. Happy to be involved in any way in future events…

Dr Simon Judkins


Many thanks to the team for organising this great time for us all.

It was fantastic meeting new colleagues and catching up with old faces.

It was definitely a pleasure, and to describe it in one word; fantastic!

Dr Babatunde Ajay


Thank you for organising this conference. Lots of effort has been put in behind the scene. Thanks to all speakers who have kindly invested their time to come and share their pearls of wisdom. Most importantly, thanks for organising special meals for some of us. Danna’s vegetarian food was really tasty!

Hope to see each other again!

Dr Vincent Khoo


Conference Schedule 2023

January 11th 2023: Pre - Conference Workshop and the Cocktail Party by the Beach

0745–0800   – Registration

0800-1000     Emergency Dentistry – Workshop – Rajan Kailainathan

1000-1030     Morning Tea

1100-1300      Advance ECG Workshop –  Emergency Physician – Sivasampavan Sivasubramaniam


5 pm – till late – Cocktail Party by the Beach

January 12th 2023: Day 1 Conference and The Gala Dinner

0745 – 0800 –   Registration and Welcome

Session One

0805 – 0830      ALS plus – When to modify ALS – Rajan Kailainathan

0830 – 0900     Chest Trauma updates – Danny Ben-Eli

0900 – 0930     Traumatic Brain Injury – a Rehabilitation perspective – Haoyu Chen

0930 – 1000     Deteriorating obese patient – Siva Sivasubramaniam


1000 – 1030    Morning Tea


Session Two

1030 – 1100    Adaptive Leadership – Jay Weeraratne

1100 – 1130    Change management – Simon Judkins

1130 – 1200    From the director’s chair – A panel discussion about leadership – Jay Weeraratne and Simon Judkins


1200 – 1230    Lunch


Session Three

1230 – 1300    Updates in NAI and Child Protection – Reji Thomas

1300- 1330      IVF Related Emergencies –  Srigala Nagarajan

1330 – 1400    Obstetric Trauma – Rajan Kailainathan


1900 – till late – The Gala Dinner

January 13th 2023: Day 2 Conference

0745 – 0800 – Registration


Session Four

0805 – 0830    Orthopaedic pearls and pitfalls – Siva Sivasubramaniam

0830 – 0900   Trauma Consultant – A New Paradigm for Emergency Physician – Danny Ben-Eli

0900 – 0930    Adolescent Refusal to Consent – Rajan Kailainathan

0930 – 1000    Acute Behavioural challenges in Children – Ajit Kumar


1000 – 1030    Morning Tea


Session Five

1030 – 1100     Simplifying Clinical Toxicology – Refresher Case studies and Updates – Krunal Patel

1100 -1130       Fangs, spikes and tentacles – A Toxinolgy Refresher – Rajan Kailainathan

1130 – 1200     Challenging Airways – case-based discussion – Jay Weeraratne


1200 – 1230    Lunch


Session Six


1230 – 1300    Red Eye Refresher – Srigala Nagarajan

1300- 1330      Medical Workforce Management – Jay Weeraratne

1330 – 1400   AMC Workplace Based Assessment Program – Rajan Kailainathan

Closing remarks