Grants Award Ceremony 2024

A new EMF research investment of $1.3 million to fund 22 projects was showcased at the Grants Award Ceremony 2024.

Projects include innovative ways to improve pain management in children, improving management of prisoners with minor orthopaedic injuries, treating diabetic patients, and optimising treatment for patients who call an ambulance for nausea or vomiting.

Associate Professor Luke Lawton, EMF Board Director and Townsville University Hospital Senior Staff Specialist in emergency medicine said the Foundation’s mission to improve the way people were cared for in a medical emergency underpinned the flavour of its research investment.

“Most of our EMF clinician-researchers are working health professionals with a frontline view of the issues,” A/Prof Lawton said.

“Every day, emergency medicine staff face challenges that need to be overcome to improve patient experiences and outcomes.

“EMF prioritises research which delivers demonstrable benefits to patients, staff and hospitals, and we educate and support emergency department staff to translate research outcomes into practice.”

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