When did this course first begin?
This new multidisciplinary course teaches the management of patients presenting with emergency abdominal conditions to acute hospital. The inaugural EASC was held at the Donegal Clinical Research Academy, Ireland in May 2012. The initial premise for this course was to focus on decision making in patients with common emergencies in a multidisciplinary learning approach.
Designed by Donegal Clinical Research Academy, this course in conjunction with World Leaders in Emergency Surgery developed a strategy based upon probability, decision making and surgical technique. In short, the curriculum deals with common surgical abdominal emergencies. EASC instructs the clinician on how to identify the diagnosis, outline a clear management plan, and be aware of tips and traps for each condition. This practical approach is supplemented by the latest International medical literature.
What has this course achieved?
The course has been highly acclaimed by most clinicians and rated by many as the best course they have attended in their medical careers. First run in Letterkenny in 2012 and then in Dublin in 2103 and 2014. International collaboration and endorsement has occurred between different Societies, Colleges and Universities and it is recognized as one of the world leading courses in Emergency Abdominal care. It has been run in Portugal, Spain, Greece, and in 2016 will be run in Sri Lanka, Brazil. In 2017 the course will be run in Canada , Australia and New Zealand.
Built with international faculty, who are leaders in Emergency Surgery, this course has enjoyed tremendous success in Dublin (Ireland), Coimbra (Portugal), Torreveija (Spain) and Athens (Greece) and Colombo (Sri Lanka), Maceio (Brazil), Campinas (Brazil), Madeira (Portugal), Nafplion (Greece), Calgary (Canada), Auckland (New Zealand)