14th Dutch North Sea Emergency Medicine Conference 2022

Hotel Zuiderduin, Egmond aan Zee
June 1-3, 2022

Wednesday June 1, 2022

There is a fracture, I need to fix it!

Zaal 532/533

With the growing shortage of nursing staff, there is an increasing need to take on tasks as a doctor. Acute care is a team effort and plastering (gipsen) takes time and hands. Unfortunately, the knowledge and skills of plastering of most doctors is insufficient.

That’s why we organize a hands-on pre-course under the guidance of experienced plaster masters, in which we teach participants the basics on how an arm and leg can be casted in the emergency room! The day will consist of some theory, but mainly we teach you the skills on different types of plaster for different types of fractures! The day will end with a small quiz/competition.

Wear clothes that can become dirty (like sport clothes) and wide pants and shirts.

Time 10:30 – 17:00 h
  • Bart Candel
  • Wouter Raven
  • Eric Bruns
  • Alexander van der Lerq
  • Ron Groenewegen
  • Michel van der Geest
Costs € 175,-

Emergency Department Design and Planning (Cancelled)

Zaal 530/531

In 2012 the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM) terminology project defined an emergency department (ED) as: The area of a medical facility devoted to the provision of an organized system of emergency medical care that is staffed by Emergency Medicine Specialist Physicians and/or Emergency Physicians (EPs) and has the basis resources to resuscitate, diagnose and treat patients with medical emergencies. The ED is an unique location at which patients are guaranteed access to emergency care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is able to deal with all types of medical emergencies (illness, injury and mental health) in all age groups.

EDs which are available and accessible 24/7 play a leading role in the delivery of hospital based acute care, including emergency care, to the population. Available resources and layout largely determine the abilities of such an acute medical service. Internationally design guidelines and standards from government agencies and EM professional organizations based on expert groups are available. No such standard or guideline exists for EDs in the Netherlands. We need to catch up here. During this mainly interactive precourse, the various aspects of ED design and planning from idea to realization are highlighted and discussed.

Time 8:30 – 17:00 h
  • Menno Gaakeer
  • Jeroen Veth, Ziekenhuisarchitect
  • Erik Wackers
  • Danielle Bussmann-Willemse
  • Michiel Tebbes
  • Harry Achterberg
Costs € 175,-

Block your Patient like Shaq blocked in the NBA

Zaal 558/559

Pocus Blocks and the famous DSG (Dutch SonoGames)

This year the ultrasound section invites you to a series of different ultrasound guided nerve blocks. Our (inter-) national faculty members will show you the ins and outs regarding basic and advanced block skills to improve tour patient care in the ED.

Every great precourse needs a great ending so we will finish with another edition of the DSG (Dutch SonoGames).

Some knowledge regarding ultrasound guided nerve blocks is recommended. Otherwise feel free to attend the ultrasound blocks workshop on Friday where we will introduce you to the basics of ultrasound guided nerve blocks.

Time 9:00 – 17:00 h

Section ultrasound NVSHA

Costs € 300,-

Public speaking

Zaal 408

Wouldn’t it be great if all attendees of your presentation would leave the room inspired and enlighted? And even after a month, they would still think about it?

That would be great indeed but unfortunately it’s not allways the case. The audience is bombarded with endless slides or the person giving the presentation is unaware of his full potential or afraid to show himself. In this precourse you will learn what instruments you can apply to have maximum impact on your audience. You will learn how to play with levels of intensity, how to build up your story from beginning to end while keeping the attention level high and you will learn how to switch between reaching your attendees head and heart.

Impactful presentations are key to share information more effectively and have more fun at the same time.

Time 9:30 – 16:30 h

Paul Bierman

Costs € 175,-

Mastering your resilience

Zaal 409

This interactive workshop will give you a practical toolkit to systematically build your resilience, regain your energy and sustain your well-being during your irregular shift work.

The work of an emergency physician is challenging and unpredictable. It takes a lot of flexibility and commitment. During this workshop, you’ll learn how to manage your stress and sustain your performance under pressure; You’ll learn how to prioritize your psychological recovery and regain your energy and sense of balance, and you’ll learn how to use cognitive reframing techniques to improve your responses to challenging situations.

After this workshop, you know how to use mindfulness to regulate your emotions and improve your emotional well-being. You’ll learn how to improve your sleep, take care of your brain and improve your adaptability.

Phil will help you discover a toolkit of skills and strategies designed specifically for physicians – practical techniques, based on insights from neuroscience and psychological research.


  • Improved resilience – Improved sleep – Reduced stress
  • Improved energy, recovery and well-being
  • Enhanced emotional regulation, adaptability and performance under pressure
Time 9:30 – 16:30 h

Phil Dobson

Costs € 200,-

Zero Tolerance (Cancelled)

Zaal 410

Aggression incidents, frustrated patients. Yelling and shouting. Physical danger. Intimidation and threatening.

All of these do not come with a safe environment in the ED; neither not for ED caregivers or your patients. Recently these events have increased. We would like to make you aware that it’s needed to set firm boundaries. Do not accept these incidents as normal working conditions. We teach you how to set boundaries and to cultivate a zero tolerance policy. We also train you how to exactly deal with these situations as they evolve while you’re working. Our training is based on scenarios of day to day working conditions in the ED. Get yourself ready for these situations and prepare yourself and your staff for a zero tolerance policy in your ED.

Time 9:00 – 17:00 h
  • Anne-Marie de Vries
  • Caroline Koetsenruijter
Costs € 175,-

Hot stuff

Zaal 535

Would you like to take a deep dive into your hot toxicology knowledge? Then come along and prepare yourself for an interesting journey through different scenario’s and table tops. Reasoning from a symptom to the differential diagnosis of your very hot toxicology patient. We will challenge your brain, so try to keep your head cool.

After this pre-course, you will feel confident when you treat your next hot toxicology patient in your emergency department.

Time 13:00 – 17:00 h

Section toxicology NVSHA: Femke Gresnigt, Jasper Hofkens, Fabian Lucassen, Sophie Litjens, Maro Sandel and Laurens Schols

Costs € 150,-

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Dutch North Sea Emergency Medicine Conference


Hotel Zuiderduin

Zeeweg 52 
1931 CJ Egmond aan Zee 
+31 72 - 750 2000


Interactie Opleidingen

Horapark 9
6717 LZ Ede
+31 318 - 693 501

We look forward to welcoming you!