Medical Jellybeans with @TheTopEnd

Jellybeans. Conversations with Care. The Jellybeans started here and are now also hosted on (The Original) & This is the complete collection. Sometimes containing more controversial offerings.

Jellybean 110 Emergency Medicine in Uganda

  Dr Annet Alenyo Ngabirano is from Uganda, the pearl of Africa. That is where she started but the adventure is only beginning. Annet presented at dasSMACC and has become … Continue reading

May 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 109; Another side of Rio with Dr Daniel Schubert.

Jellybean 109 with @DucSchub about love and death in the favela, about despair and hope from an unexpected source. From you. From FOAMed This one is entirely in English. (Well … Continue reading

April 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 108; The Carnival Podcast. O primeiro podcast português sobre a vida na pista rápida.

A podcast about free open access medical education in Brazil. and are proud to bring you a very special episode of the Jellybean Podcast. This one is for the … Continue reading

April 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 107; Abnormal Treatment Behaviour.

The stress and trauma associated with what you do is real and it affects how you perform. Jannie Geertsema is a child and adolescent psychiatrist  working at the Hospital Formerly … Continue reading

April 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 106 Vaccine Exemptions, New York, Melbourne and Dr Margie Danchin

Vaccine hesitancy and vaccine refusal. New York is in crisis. Who is hesitant, who is refusing, what should you do? We asked Dr Margie Danchin. She knows. New York Measles … Continue reading

April 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 105 Emergency Medicine in Zambia

At the moment there is only one public emergency department in Zambia that actually has a trained emergency physician. It only has one. That’s the boss. It’s Mwiche Chiluba. (@mwichiluba) … Continue reading

April 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 104 Emergency Medicine in Chile

Chile is special. The longest country in the world with the driest desert, the highest lakes, the highest volcano, a huge mountain range making it strangely isolated and then they … Continue reading

April 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 103 Butchery and Ethics.

@mededgene is a flight paramedic from Vancouver with a soft spot for that soft spot on the front of your neck. You know the one. It has the cricothyroid membrane … Continue reading

April 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 102 with Dr Pendo George

Emergency Medicine in Tanzania What do you know about emergency medicine in Tanzania? Listen and learn from Dr Pendo George, the first female emergency physician in Tanzania, Vice-President of EMAT … Continue reading

April 1, 2019 · 3 Comments

Jellybean 101 (CICMxJB 8) with Dr Peta Alexander

Dr Peta Alexander Peta Alexander is a Queenslander. A Queenslander mixing it up with the best in the world at the Boston Children’s Hospital. She is a cardiologist and paediatric … Continue reading

October 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 100 with Claire Kerr. A Change of Heart.

The 100th Jellybean. I’m proud to introduce to you Miss Claire Kerr, Paediatric Intensive Care Nurse at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. This one is about a change of … Continue reading

September 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 99 (CICMxJB 7) with Prof Michael Pinsky

This is the third in a special series of co-branded Jellybean Podcasts  (CICMxJB) recorded at the College of Intensive Care Medicine’s Annual Scientific Meeting (#CICMASM2018) in Hobart, Tasmania. Professor Michael … Continue reading

September 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 98 (CICMxJB 6) with Susanna Price

This is the second in a special series of Jellybean Podcasts recorded at the College of Intensive Care Medicine’s Annual Scientific Meeting (#CICMASM2018) in Hobart, Tasmania. Dr Susanna Price Today’s … Continue reading

September 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 97 (CICMxJB 5) with Prof Jean-Louis Teboul.

Jean-Louis Teboul Professor of Therapeutics and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Paris-South and Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Intensive Care. Jean-Louis is a huge presence in French, European and … Continue reading

September 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 96; Big Data with Nik Kumar

Big data. It’s very big. There’s a lot of it. It’s Jellybean time. Matt McPartlin strikes gold in Wollongong. Moment to moment information on heart rate, respiratory rate, how much … Continue reading

August 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 95 with Salim Rezaie

Teaching teachers about teaching; lets get super-meta. The Teaching Coop. (The event formerly known as The Teaching Course.) It’s in Alcatraz, Brisbane and Copenhagen. It’s in Melbourne, Manchester and Manila. … Continue reading

May 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 94 with Neonatal Maestro Dr Hazel Talbot

Scary little people. Hazel Talbot loves her job. She really does. She works 80% neonatal retrieval around one of the most beautiful parts of the world and does so in … Continue reading

May 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 93 with Dr Naomi Diel

The CICM ASM is happening next month. It is in Hobart. That’s in Tasmania. Tasmania is fantastic. Last year it was in Sydney. There are probably more first year ICU … Continue reading

April 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 92; Sethy Ung & The Angkor Hospital for Children

Let’s talk about Cambodia. Let’s talk to a Cambodian man born in Australia as a result of war. Let’s talk about what one asylum seeking family has given back to … Continue reading

March 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 91 with SMACC Poet Sanaah Sultan

In Berlin, in the footlights, with heart in throat. In London, in the headlights, with heart in hands. In her heart, in Kashmir, always in Kashmir. A young woman that … Continue reading

February 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 90; Jessica Stokes-Parish (RN) talks Simulation with @RollCageMedic

Over simulated? Simulation; surely one of the fastest growing parts of health education in recent times. There is much more to simulation than a plastic mannequin and healthcare is but … Continue reading

February 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 89 with Dr Michelle Johnston, Doctor and Novelist.

The fabulous @eleytherius. You may know her as Dr Johnston, as a long term LIFTL contributor, as a Mega-FOAM performer, as a some-time feline choreographer or as a Fabulous Female … Continue reading

January 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 88 with Dan Davis and the art of ART.

Resus for dummies or resus for clever people? Dr Dan Davis and the art of ART. I was at Luna Park in Sydney last year. It is an ageing un-reconstructed … Continue reading

January 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 87 with the man, the legend, Mike Abernethy

Flying into a airport or television studio near you it’s @FLTDOC1 Prof Mike Abernethy is one of the longest serving flight physicians in the world today. He is a bit … Continue reading

January 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 86 Human Factors with Chris Hicks

Chris Hicks is @HumanFact0rz He is into Human Factors. He is reading about Human Factors. He is writing about Human Factors. He is on stage, he is on EMCrit, he … Continue reading

December 4, 2017 · 2 Comments

Jellybean 85; The quadruple burden of disease in South Africa with Victoria Stephen of BadEM.

You don’t want a triple burden never mind a quadruple burden. Trauma, Lifestyle Diseases, Communicable Disease, peri-natal morbidity and mortality It’s not all trauma in South Africa, it’s worse than … Continue reading

November 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 84; Talking about talking about dying with Dr Steve Philpot.

Talking about talking about dying with Dr Steve Philpot, Master of Communication. In the week that one of the states in Australia has pretty much managed to pass assisted dying … Continue reading

November 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 83; Pre-Hospital Medicine Slovenian Style with @GregorProsen

  ED people doing house visits? Medical retrieval teams having a cup of tea and taking a detailed social history? Emergency doctors going to someone’s home before they come to … Continue reading

November 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 82; Extraordinary tales of ordinary heroism. An Iraqi Story.

The best thing about making the jellybeans is that I get to meet some thoroughly excellent people. While at the CICM ASM in Sydney I was introduced to a gentleman … Continue reading

November 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 81 with @StarSkaterDK, Sandra Viggers from

Denmark. Probably the best or fairest economy in the world. Probably the best wind power in the world. Probably the happiest nation in the world. (No comment on the beer.) … Continue reading

November 7, 2017 · 2 Comments

Jellybean 80 with Stephen Warrilow

Physician and Intensivist Stephen Warrilow, Director of the Austin Hospital ICU, talks about everything from Physician Generalism to Surgical Super Specialisation. Stephen is a man that can communicate. Stephen Warrilow … Continue reading

October 18, 2017 · 1 Comment

Jellybean 79 with Kirsten Kingma of BadEM

The Africans are coming. BadEM are surfing a #FOAMed wave at the moment and they are doing it with style, which isn’t that surprising when Kirsten Kingma is on board. … Continue reading

October 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 78 with Toby Fogg

“ipsa scientia potestas est” Toby Fogg talks to Matt McPartlin about the ever growing Airway Registry ANZEDAR This is FOAMed. Thus there are a lot of people that are nothing … Continue reading

September 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 77 with A/Prof Paul Middleton

In Australia alone thousands of people have an out of hospital cardiac arrest each year. Only 10% survive. It’s a very scary and dangerous rollercoaster. No better place to talk … Continue reading

September 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 76 with Rinaldo Bellomo

What is the future of Artificial Intelligence and critical care medicine? I ask Rinaldo Bellomo who, for the past 30 years, has been at the pointy end of critical care … Continue reading

September 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 75 with Aidan Baron

Government #FOAMed Warning; Life in the Fast Lane is apparently addictive. You have been warned. It’s Jellybean 075 with Aidan Baron; @ALittleMedic Aidan Baron is not really that little when … Continue reading

September 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

Jellybean 74 with Lars Lundell

Lars Lundell is a Legend of Scandinavian Surgery. From small beginnings in rural Sweden to the biggest issues in bariatric surgery, Lars has plenty to say. This one has controversy, … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 73 with John Marshall

Prof John Marshall may be one of the biggest stars in Sepsis Research but he wanted to be Ingmar Bergman. John takes his life long learning seriously. How many senior … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 72 with Jules Wendon

Professor Jules Wendon is one of the leading lights in ICU medicine. This week we have a Wendon Double Bill here on LITFL; first Mastering Intensive Care with Andrew Davies … Continue reading

September 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 71 with Charlie Corke

CICM x JELLYBEAN The College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand has an Annual Scientific Meeting every year. In 2017 the title was “A Gut Reaction; ICU … Continue reading

September 19, 2017 · 3 Comments

Jellybean 70 with Jonah Roche; “How not to be a dick” & Making the Police heroes.

Jonah Roche wants to volunteer the entire police service in Ireland for an extra job. You’d think that wouldn’t be a popular idea but think again. Jonah cut through the … Continue reading

September 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 69 with Oliver May

Fraud and Counter-Fraud. NGO’s like Oxfam are now a huge part of the international healthcare system. When you look at the environments these organisations work in, from Oxford to South … Continue reading

September 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 68 with Frank Gaillard

Matt McPartlin (aka @RollCageMedic) interviews Frank Gaillard, the Frank Gaillard, the one who created Radiopedia. Radiopedia is a very big thing but it started out as a way to avoid … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 67 with Hanna Kaade

Under Siege. Under fire. Undergraduate. The remarkable journey of Dr Hanna Kaade; from Aleppo to Berlin and from the Red Crescent to #dasSMACC. This is an ordinary tale. An accidental … Continue reading

September 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 66 with Claire & Saskia

What is it like to be a student volunteer at SMACC? Claire and Saskia (@ClaireYelmorb and @saskia_port) talk about how they ended up working at #dasSMACC. It’s a story of … Continue reading

September 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 65 with Henry Goldstein

From Medical Students, through random missives to Men about the house and tattoos. @HenryGoldstein talks to @TheTopEnd about many, many things. Don’t, whatever you do, just don’t forget the bubbles. … Continue reading

September 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 64 with Michelle Withers

An Adventure that never ended. You thought you were just trying to pass some bloody exam but then you ended up in the Australian version of the Paris-Dakar Rally. Sounds … Continue reading

September 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 63 with Matthew Harris

Matthew Harris and I help each other through an emotional morning at SMACC when we remembered everyone’s favourite motorcycle medic/maniac/comedian; Doc John Hinds Some of us are off to SMACC … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 62 with Sarah Yong

Sarah Yong. One of many women leading the way in intensive care medicine. It’s a WIN win! Sarah Yong is an impressive person. Advocacy, Training, Representation and being a new … Continue reading

September 9, 2017 · 3 Comments

Jellybean 61 with Craig Wylie of

Emergency Medicine is a different beast in different places. What kind of beast would it be in South Africa? A big, bad and scary one? I ask Craig Wylie, South … Continue reading

September 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 60 with Dave Hartin (and Tayto)

Ready for a laugh? We take two fast-talking and sleep-deprived Irish people and lock them in a shed. They talk. Fast. They tackle the big issues. From Nursing Home Patients … Continue reading

August 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 59 with Ross Fisher

Pleasure or Pain? Presentations are a part of medical life. Everyone has to do them. They can be educational or awful. If you want your presentation to be better for … Continue reading

August 11, 2017 · 3 Comments

Jellybean 58 with Kirsty Challen

  Half way down the stairs is the stair where we stop. To talk to a peer. About peers. About peer reviews. @RollCageMedic gets stuck into the fine print of … Continue reading

August 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 57 with Richard Johnston (Alice Springs Retrievalist.)

This is a lost Jellybean. I don’t know how I lost it. But I did. I spoke with Richard Johnston a while back at the Aeromedical Conference in Australia. Sorry … Continue reading

August 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 56 with Tor Ercleve

Tor Ercleve is an arty farty kind of guy. It’s ok. He knows it. You could call him a frustrated artist but it turns out he is not really very … Continue reading

August 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 55 with GoodSam Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson; Neurosurgeon, Retrieval Physician, App Designer, Sceptic and Gentleman. It is hard not to like this chap. Mark Wilson somehow found time to talk to Matt McPartlin at SMACC. … Continue reading

August 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 54 with Penny Wilson

Bits and Bumps on and off the road. The Nomadic GP has dropped anchor. After a serpentine route around some very beautiful locations Dr Penny Wilson has found a place … Continue reading

August 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 53 with Steve Mathieu of

I have a critical information overload and a finite amount of brain space. It feels like everything that goes in these days must force something else out. It is like … Continue reading

August 4, 2017 · 1 Comment

Jellybean 52 with Marika Slabbert

Punching above your weight. In the first post bare knuckle fight interview for the Jellybean Podcast we talk to the victor, nay, the newly crowned Heavyweight Champion of South African … Continue reading

August 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 51 with Jim DuCanto; “Do something that outlives you.”

Jim DuCanto just keeps making stuff. @RollCageMedic caught up with him in Dublin and chewed the cud, the fat and the kids toys. I have kids. You might have kids. … Continue reading

August 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 50 with @MedicalSinger Sara Nikolić

You might be a nurse or a doctor or a paramedic. But thats not all you are. Here is a little celebration of everyone in the #FOAMed world because we … Continue reading

August 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 49 with Ethicist Julian Savulescu

I have a dilemma. It is this; almost all of my ethics are a bunch of poorly thought out lies and assumptions. What am I going to do about it? … Continue reading

July 31, 2017 · 1 Comment

Jellybean 48 with Resa Lewiss

Dr Resa Lewiss is another stand out woman in Medicine and she has become very well known particularly in Point Of Care Ultrasound. Resa was inspired by people that worked … Continue reading

July 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 47 with Mads Astvad

Denmark. There is very little rotten in the state of Denmark. I got Mads Astvad of to come and chat to me about everything Danish. He didn’t do that. … Continue reading

July 28, 2017 · 3 Comments

Jellybean 46 with Ruth Bird & thousands of football fans.

A sensible yet sports mad woman. It’s @DrRuthBird from #SMACCdub (She turned down free beer, paid for by @precordialthump, in order to talk to me and thus talk to you.) … Continue reading

July 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 45 with Andy Tagg

Worse things happen at sea. A charming man. A dapper chap. An adventurous fellow. It’s @andrewjtagg from in one of the funnier Jellybeans. Have you ever wondered what it … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · 3 Comments

Jellybean 44 with Kat Evans

Jellybean Two for One Deal. @Kat__Evans shares two interesting stories. #BOGOF #FOAMed ! South Africa. Trauma. Resource Limited but bravery not so limited. And a sick mum.

July 26, 2017 · 2 Comments

Jellybean 43 with Michael Stanley

Alternative careers and alternative energy. So you’ve completed your training. The world is ready for you. It has a plan for you. It has a lifelong career path lined up … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 42 with Liam Yore

It is official; Donald Trump is the Republican Candidate for the Presidency on the United States of America. What does that mean? What does that mean for Healthcare in the … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 41 with Jonny Gatward

This one is all about bodysuits. And risk. Bodysuits and risk!  

July 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 40 PTSD with Paramedic Rusty

  Hi I’m Rusty. Hello this is Rusty. Hello my name is Rusty. Paramedic. Educator Team Leader. And a different type of leader too. A special one. Have a listen. … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 39 The Ballad of Casey Parker

This is the Ballad of Doc Casey Parker. Casey Parker, which is a great name, left Kangaroo Island not because Tim Leeuwenburg arrived ( @KangarooBeach ) but because there was … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 38 with Shaun Walsh

So as we recover from SMACC in Dublin, which was a Wham Bam Shiny Mega Event with helicopters and REBOA and some other things that I will probably never do, I … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 37 Proper Remote with Jaine Morris

There’s Remote and then theres Really Remote. When it’s Really Remote there are usually no doctors and if you are lucky there is a nurse like Jaine Morris. Lockhart River … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 36 with Rob MacSweeney

Rob MacSweeney & Matt MacPartlin in Fairy-Land. Sounds wrong. It’s simulated Fairy-Land but I’m not sure that makes it any better. (I am expecting “Captain Holly Short” of “LEPrecon” to … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

July 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 34 with Andrew Peacock

Some of the closest people in my life are always teasing me about being into my “Adrenaline Sports”. I’m not involved in any really serious “Extreme Sports” at all. Andrew … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 33 with Anne Creaton

Bula! So Anne Creaton is knee deep in Fiji. Knee deep in another culture. Knee deep in Government Bureaucracy. Knee deep in the most beautiful water in the world. What … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jellybean 32 with Ashley Liebig

Fear, Flight, Fight. Ashley Liebig is a Screaming Eagle. So at SMACC Chicago you had a 101st Airborne Division Medic talking about feelings. SMACC Star Ashley Liebig, now a Texan … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · 3 Comments

Jellybean 31 with Matt Eckersley

So you’ve heard of Christmas Island, right? Its all bad, right? Well, it is bad but its not all bad and as often is said theres two sides to every … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · 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 · 2 Comments

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 · 2 Comments

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 · 3 Comments

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 · 2 Comments

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 · 4 Comments

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 16.1 Double Training with Anthony Tzannes

Anthony Tzannes spoke to the podcast in Cairns. His position is an interesting counterpoint to Di Stephens in Jellybean #16 Have a listen.

May 23, 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

This Jellybean was updated and put out on Intensive Care Network in November 2017. Below I have added the updated article. The state of Victoria in Australia, where I personally … 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 · 4 Comments

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 · 4 Comments

Jellybean 3 with Ben Meadley 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 · 2 Comments

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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