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CAA19 Conference Abstract Submission

Call for Abstracts closing date 9 April 2019

If you are involved in pre-hospital care, the 2019 CAA Conference is a great opportunity to share your knowledge, innovation, success stories and ideas about the future of ambulance and paramedic services.
 
Our theme for the 2019 Conference, Building Ambulance Services for 2050, will focus on technology and digital disruption, innovative clinical pathways and services and the paramedic of 2050. 

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We look forward to showcasing a wide variety of projects, programs and case studies to create a dynamic program with opportunities to discuss the remarkable medical and technological developments of the 21st Century and imagine the possibilities that lie ahead.

ABSTRACT THEMES

TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION AND DIGITAL DISRUPTION
How will advances in technology contribute to ambulance service operations/paramedicine? Have they improved services, equipment?  Have there been missteps that should be corrected? Are paramedics better equipped to perform their duties? Innovations including Artificial Intelligence (AI), electronic health records, robotics, drones, self-driving ambulances, 4D imaging, new diagnostic apps – what’s available now and what can be expected in the decades ahead?  How will we deal with digital distraction within our workforce?


THE FUTURE OF CLINICAL SERVICES
How are clinical aspects of paramedicine changing in a world given a greater focus on technology?  What have we learned? What does the future hold for improvements in Resuscitation methods and treatment of Stroke and Sepsis?


THE PARAMEDIC OF 2050
How should we prepare to train and educate paramedics for a future where the population comprises a higher percentage of older people who are living longer?  What role will the community have in supporting paramedics to do their work (i.e. high standard computer access in remote regions, basic first aid knowledge, etc)?  Alternative pathways to healthcare apart from hospital emergency departments and how do we support our paramedics to decide on the best pathway for patients.

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