Emergency Medicine

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


Changing Lives, one at a time!

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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

Peter Cameron, MBBS, M.D., FACEM, FIFEM

Keynote Speaker - 2011 Emergency Medicine Symposium

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President, International Federation for Emergency Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia 
Head of Prehospital Emergency Trauma
Academic Director of Emergency Medicine and Trauma Center, Alfred Hospital
Melbourne, Australia


Professor Peter Cameron is President of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine, Academic Director of the Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre and Professor of Emergency Medicine at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.He has been active at an international level for 15 years as a member of the IFEM Board, The Alfred Hospital International Program and personal contacts -  assisting countries with development of trauma and emergency systems.

Graduating from Melbourne University  (MBBS) in 1981, he quickly realised that the present medical system in Australia at that time did not manage emergency patients well. He became one of the first graduates of the new training scheme for emergency medicine in Australia in 1986 (Fellow of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine). Very soon he became active in ACEM and took up a string of committee responsibilities to assist in the College activities.

Along with a small group of colleagues, Professor Cameron has led efforts to develop emergency medicine in Australia and New Zealand, being a Past President of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine. He was involved in developing examination processes and the continuing medical education program  as well as the scientific committee. He is co-editor of two texts in emergency medicine for adults and paediatrics. In 2010 he published a text with Judith Tintinelli and Jim Holiman (from the US) on Emergency Medical Systems.More recently he has overseen the development of a national course for EM research and also EM management.

At a government and policy level he has made numerous contributions, assisting with the development of policy- particularly in the areas of trauma systems, information technology, overcrowding and prehospital care.

He has a large research program that focuses on prehospital, emergency and trauma care, including patient safety. He has more than 30 researchers in his unit, received multimillion dollar nationally competitive research grants and has published more than 250 peer reviewed papers. He presents at numerous national and international conferences.