Emergency Medicine

For 6 years, the Good Samaritans provided critical
knowledge and skills for Vietnam to establish its first
Emergency Medicine program.


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What's New:

October 2014

2015 Emergency Medicine Symposium.

The next EM Symposium will be held from March 9-13, 2015 in Ha Long Bay. The focus will be on Stroke Care.. There will be 3 conferences: Leadership, Physician Symposium, Nursing. For more information please contact us here.

Current News:

October 2014

"For The Love of a Child" 2014

The Annual Benefit Dinner for the Children of Vietnam will be held on October 25, 2015 at Riverside Community Hospital in Riverside, CA. Purchase your tickets HERE

James Holmes, M.D., MPH, FACEP

Chairman - 2011 Emergency Medicine Symposium

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Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California at Davis - School of Medicine
Director, EM Research Fellowship
Director, Department of EM Journal Club
Davis, California


Dr. James Holmes is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis School of Medicine.  In addition to being a practicing physician in the UC Davis Emergency Department, a Level 1 trauma center and one of the busiest blunt trauma centers in the United States, he is a very accomplished and well-funded researcher.  

Dr. Holmes has focused both his clinical and research career on the care of injured patients.  His research has specifically focused on the initial evaluation and management of the trauma patient with a special focus on injured children.  His research has been funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the Emergency Medical Services for Children, the California Office of Traffic Safety, and several foundations.  In addition, Dr. Holmes founded and directs the UC Davis Emergency Medicine Research Fellowship. 

Finally, Dr. Holmes is an accomplished lecturer and has been invited to numerous national and international conferences to speak on a variety of trauma topics.