In Uzhorod we had lectures after the opening ceremonies, with Dr. Vitaliy Krylyuk leading it all. Vitaliy is Ukraine’s ACEP Liaison. Accompanying me was fellow lecturer Dr. Magnus Simonsson of Sweden; photos and clips of Ambulances arriving from all over Ukraine and from Romania and Slovakia and Lithuania and two of the many mock scenarios at which they are graded in this EMS Competition
This Simulation Medicine Conference was the first ever in Ukraine. It was my pleasure to give the keynote address. It was Michelle Sergel’s lecture with a little abridging and editing to fit their itinerary
Accompanying me were Dr. Dan Deckelbaum of McGill University Trauma Team, who is a Trauma Surgeon there. As well he is the Montreal Canadiens Team Physician. He was accompanied by a Trauma Nurse from McGill who is originally from Belarus, Irina.
It was exciting to see the progress made in Ternopil by Drs. Arsen Gudima and Galya Tsimbalyuk since Dr. Sergel, Director of Chicago’s Cook County Hospital Simulation Medicine spoke to them in 2013.
We were also taken on a tour of an ancient fortress outside Ternopil. Including an amazing very old oil painting of Jesus teaching at the Temple in Jerusalem when he was 12.