Hi all, my beloved Friends.

Before you start to enjoy the Easter, I would like to share with everybody a last post for all these days.

Thanks to 2.0 I have learned that there are other ways of teaching and that we can learn in a different way. And it comes from Australia:FOAM means Free Open Access Meducation: medical education for everyone, anytime, anywhere. This term was coined in 2012 in a Dublin pub. None of this would be possible without Dr. Mike Cadogan.

It is an independent platform that has spontaneously emerged thanks to the constant and interactive collaboration of medical education of open access.


In summary:

If you want to know how we practiced medicine 5 years ago, read a textbook.
If you want to know how we practiced medicine 2 years ago, read a journal.
If you want to know how we practice medicine now, go to a (good) conference.
If you want to know how we will practice medicine in the future, listen in the hallways and use FOAM.

The first Conference, called SMACC (Social Media and Critical Care), was created in March 2013 and this year has just finished the second in Australia. I would love you to see the program of the Congress…Don´t you think we must go?

This is the video of the opening ceremony. As you can see, the speakers give lectures as if they were doing monologues, and even dress up or act.

Finally, I wanted to recommend two more pages: www.intensivecarenetwork.com and www.criticalcarereviews.com. I am sure you will love them and now may be your reference.

For me, this is another way of humanizing the intensive care: make them more visible and ‘ get off the Palm ‘ up to the times that run. Motivation and love of our profession are essential for its development, and I think that possibly we need to see other ways, other roads.

The year coming, SMACC will be in Chicago in May. I do not miss it, someone enrolls?.

Happy Easter!

This post is dedicated to Dr. Roger Harris and  Dr. Oliver Flower, for making possible the connection Australia – Spain.