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Keynote Speaker

Prof. Lee A. Wallis, MBChB MD FCEM

Thursday, 7 September
Advancing Emergency Care Systems

Professor Lee Alan Wallis is Head of Emergency Medicine for the Western Cape Government, and Professor and Head of the Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Cape Town and also at Stellenbosch University.

After graduating MB ChB from Edinburgh University in 1993, he undertook his training in the Royal Navy. He moved to Cape Town in January 2002, then completed his qualification as a Fellow of the College of Emergency Medicine (London) in 2003, and graduated his MD in paediatric disaster triage in 2006.

In the Western Cape, he is responsible for clinical governance for the provincial EMS system and 40 hospital Emergency Centres, and has led the re-design of 10 new Emergency Centres. His division comprises undergraduate medical students, 48 speciality registrars, 100 Masters and 25 PhD students.

He was President of the African Federation for Emergency Medicine from 2009-2016. He is Editor in Chief of the African Journal of Emergency Medicine, and has authored several book chapters and over 130 journal articles. He edited the Oxford University Press AFEM handbook of Acute and Emergency Care, has been involved in the development of emergency care systems in several Africa countries, and consults widely for academic institutions and governments in the region. Lee took over as president of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine in April 2016.


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