Medical Jellybeans with @TheTopEnd

Jellybeans. Conversations with Care. The Jellybeans started here and are now also hosted on (the best FOAMed Site in the world) This is the complete collection. Sometimes containing more controversial offerings.

Jellybean #35 with Charles Bruen @ResusReview

So one super long training period is enough for most of us. Most. Not Charles. Charles studied aerospace engineering at MIT. (Yes that MIT.) Having literally engineered rockets Charles retrained … Continue reading

June 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean #30 with Jesse Spur @InjectableOrange

Injectable Orange. That’s an interesting one. Jesse Spurr is one of the FOAMed/FOANed talents that I have had the pleasure to meet through all this social Social Media stuff. With … Continue reading

June 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean #29 with our departed friend John Hinds

My friend John is dead. Long live my friend John. When I recorded this Jellybean back at a previous SMACC this is exactly how it was written, recorded etc; Softly … Continue reading

June 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean #28 with Liz Crowe @LizCrowe2

  Heart Breaking stories and laughing until you cry and crying until you laugh.There’s a few curses in this one. And so there should be. Liz Crowe is a Social … Continue reading

June 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean #27 with Andy Neill

(Strongly Accented Language Warning)Andy Neill is from Northern Ireland. He has a cool accent and he talks very fast. You’ll just have to try or perhaps play at half speed. A major … Continue reading

June 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean #26 with Tim Leeuwenburg

Tim Leeuwenburg is what is known in Australia as a Larrikin. Defined by the Oxford dictionary as “A boisterous, often badly behaved young man” or “A person with apparent disregard for … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 25 with Karim Brohi

Karim Brohi. Professor of Vascular and Trauma Surgery in the UK’s number one Trauma centre. With London HEMS on the roof. and ACOTS. And he likes bicycles! Brilliant. How … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 24 with Damien Roland

“Damien has been at the centre of an interesting grass-roots, bottom up movement in the UK all based around the idea that everyone can make a change. The National Health … Continue reading

May 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 23 with Simon Carley

    Simon Carley. If @emcrit of is innovation then @cliffreid of is inspiration. If @socraticEM is poise then Simon Carley of @EMManchester and is balance. Unashamed … Continue reading

May 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

Jellybean 22 with Ben Stanton & Dave Tingey

  Ben and Dave the MEDSTAR boys at “AeroMed” in Melbourne Critical Care Medicine is not just about hospitals and doctors. It’s about the entire team. It’s also about the … Continue reading

May 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 21 with Michael Parr

Michael Parr has had the kind of career that most of us can only dream of. Co-Editor of Resuscitation. Australian Rep on ILCOR. Director of ICU in one of the … Continue reading

May 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 20 with Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan is a filmmaker. He is a doctor too but we’re not just doctors or nurses or paramedics are we. Tim does a few very cool things. He has … Continue reading

May 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 19 with Roger Harris

  “Who is Roger Harris?” Where did all this SMACC and BCC and controversy start? What’s with all this iconoclastic, humour in medicine, party animal business? This man curses like, … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 18 with Paul Young

So SMACC Dublin is nearly upon us. I wouldn’t like to be organising it. Paul Young is going and he is hilarious. And very smart. And a research rising star. … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 17 with Derek Angus

It is a Jumbo sized Jellybean. Derek Angus; 15/15 on the Glasgow Conversational Scale. Derek was in the headlines a couple of years back for being the lead author of the … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 16 with Di Stevens

  The straight talking Di Stevens from the very interesting Darwin ICU. The F Word. Feminism and Intensive Care. Women and Intensive Care. Di was asked to talk at the … Continue reading

May 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 15 with David Anderson

David Anderson floats gracefully around the Twitterverse as @expensivecare David Anderson is an eloquent and erudite individual that shares my interest with end of life care in the critical care … Continue reading

May 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 14 with Tamara Hills.

  The amount of hyperbole that SMACC is generating is quite something. Some people will already be whinging about this. I can understand that. The amount of enthusiasm that this phenomenon … Continue reading

May 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 13 with Penny Stewart of Alice Springs ICU

Dr Penny Stewart. Director of Alice Springs ICU. The “white haired doctor” in the “land of the long white cloud”. Red Hot Medicine in the Hot Red Centre of Australia. … Continue reading

May 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 12 David Rigg from Hobart

David Rigg is an intensivist working in Hobart. Hobart is Cool. Hobart hosted the ANZICS ACCCN ASM October 17-19 2013. I missed it. Sorry. A big meeting thats equally medical … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 11; Oli Flower of ICN & SMACC

Oddly Oli was not thrown off the stage at the CICM ASM. That’s what I was hoping for. Here we chat about his remarkable work on ICN ( and SMACC … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean #10.5 ; @ExtremeJellyman

Just a little chat with a man that likes his surf. This is a great example of what the #Jellybeans were supposed to do. A little light shone on some … Continue reading

May 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean #10.4 ; Flying Paramedics

The sound was just too poor to publish this one on LITFL etc but these guys were great. Bummer. I really want to catch them again. They had literally just … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean #10.3 Yorkshires finest; Dr Alan Grayson.

Alan Grayson of St. Emlyns at SMACC Sydney. Its a SMACC Flashback. Does humour have a place in Medicine? If not, it seems Alan and I will be out of … Continue reading

May 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean #10.2 Dr Christine Bowles

Here is another excellent woman in Medicine. Christine has gone from strength to strength since we recorded this back at SMACC Sydney. It’s a SMACC Flashback. This one was not … Continue reading

May 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean #10.1 with Sarah Webb.

Show some leadership! A great talk on nurses leading in hospital emergencies inspired me to catch this woman and ask her all about it. Excellent.

May 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean #10 with the Charming Tasmanian. Dr Brannigan.

SMACC Flashback Brain Attack! Thrombolyse! STAT!. Oh, actually, hang on, maybe not. Domhnall Brannigan delivers a great talk/haymaker to TPA in stroke at SMACC. The creator of And a bonus … Continue reading

May 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean #9 with Steve Carroll

Boot Camp Guide to Emergency Medicine Steve  was at SMACC Knew all the players but had never met any in person He was great value Disarming (not just in a … Continue reading

May 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean #8 The Godfather of #FOAMed

It is not entirely his fault but most of it is! If you don’t know who Mike is thats fine. He prefers it that way. Something like the Nick Fury … Continue reading

May 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean #7 with Victoria Brazil

Socrates. Socratic. A grown up in amongst the #FOAMed Foam. It is Victoria Brazil. Dungeons & Dragons & Feminism. (& Cate Blanchett) Victoria Brazil of Bond University and the Royal Brisbane … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean #6; Dr Phipps and an Earthquake

First responders. Have you ever been the person on the ground when the ground literally moved. A few years ago Rochelle Phipps was in Christchurch when Christchurch changed forever. A … Continue reading

May 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean #5 with the glamorous Dr Nathalie May

She sings. She dances. She takes care of little kiddies. It’s the real life feminine version of Dr Doug. (The real Dr Doug from “E.R.”, aka George Clooney.) Even better … Continue reading

May 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean #3 with Ben Medley of Air Ambulance Victoria

Seriously. This guy is a brain on a stick. A handsome stick I grant you but still, a big brain. I’ve worked with Ben and his mates at Air Ambulance … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean #1; Chris Nickson at the 1st SMACC

Long before anyone ever did any of this FOAMed stuff Chris Nickson seems to have been doing it with Mike Cadogan. I know thats not true but it really did … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jellybean #4; with @tessardavis

Tessa Davis Tessa is a very impressive woman who invents things. I met her first at SMACC 2013 when she had already started her regular segment in Lifeinthefastlane; TechTool Thursday … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jellybean #2 with @KeeWeeDoc

Jellybean Number one! I am calling it Jellybean number two because thats the way it is over on The very first person I recorded a Jellybean with was Andre … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

So why was it called

Its all about the children. Leading on from the last post; “Where do you start something like SMACC?” I was getting over the social stigma of social media. I decided … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Where do you start something like SMACC?

Heres another story. Once upon a time on a idyllic tropical island there came in to the world the lovechild of Drs Harris, Nickson and Flower. Now theres a frightening … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · 3 Comments

One of the stories behind the genesis of Jellybeanery.

Jellybeans. What are Jellybeans? Why are Jellybeans? Oli Flower of fame asked me and I came up with this answer. I think of them as bright multi coloured moles … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Simon Carley @emmanchester

I’ve just been to SMACC Gold. It was utterly brilliant. There are 10 Jellybeans from SMACC Gold on the way. There are some gems in there. One of the first … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Show me the Jellybeans?

The Jellybeans are not all here as of the time of this post. Sorry. They will be here. Right now they are on, the worlds best FOAMed resource. They … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

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March 25, 2014 · 3 Comments

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