๐Ÿงต1. #IPERN officially launched on #StPatricksDay 2021 so it's our 1st birthday today!๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿš‘โ˜˜ It's been quite a year - we've hosted 10 events featuring 49 speakers (31% International ๐ŸŒ 65% Female ๐Ÿšบ). Presented at 3 conferences, secured 3 grants and launched 5 SIG! #IrishEMS
2. How it all beganโ€ฆ we announced ourselves to the Twitter world on Feb 1st '21. In Ireland this is traditionally the start of Spring (#Imbolc) so a time for new beginnings. Itโ€™s also St. Brigidโ€˜s Day our matron saint who Is renowned as a healer #IrishEMS tinyurl.com/2p8w2zwt
3. Our official #IPERN launch on #StPatricksDay 2021 featured a fantastic array of Irish researchers presenting "elevator pitches" of their work and also included best wishes from international friends & colleagues! tinyurl.com/2p92at99 #IrishEMS
5. Next up in April 2021 we had "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Paramedic Research Networks" a panel discussion hosted by #IPERN Chair @CumminsNM in conversation with @alan_batt @k_bowles @DrJuliaWilliams @MRKswansea @helen_snooks @billiamleggio tinyurl.com/3zesz967
6. Watch the video of our April 2021 Research Panel discussion here! tinyurl.com/2p993nfb #IPERN #IrishEMS
7. In May 2021 #IPERN launched our first Special Interest Group (SIG) #HumanFactors led by Advanced Paramedic @Shane_Banjo with fantastic guests @garyrutherford2 @mrsot13 @StefcormackStef #IrishEMS tinyurl.com/yjmkzdyu
8. In June 2021 #IPERN launched our #MentalHealth SIG led by @AnnMarieBright a Mental Health Nurse and Lecturer @NursingMid_UL with amazing guests @BuglerTheresa and @Jojo_research #IrishEMS tinyurl.com/2zdfdnzw
9. In July 2021 #IPERN launched our #MedicalLogistics SIG led by @lisa_mcnamee a GP with @DF_Medics and her excellent guests included Cmdt Dr. Martin Neary and @IrishdocPhil tinyurl.com/6phs5az7
10. In Sept 2021 #IPERN launched our #Trauma SIG led by Paramedic @Pre_hospitalist with brilliant guests Dr. Lisa Cunningham and @Shane_Banjo tinyurl.com/2p9hrzyf #IrishEMS
11. In Nov 2021 to mark #ScienceWeek @CumminsNM hosted an #IPERN Research Brainstorm! #CreatingOurFuture tinyurl.com/y88wwrdd
12. In Dec 2021 #IPERN held our inaugural #ResearchForum featuring 4 amazing researchers from #IrishEMS @Roisin_O_Malley @DamienGaumont @EamonnByrne9 @vipulvinzuda tinyurl.com/4f4pas62 #IrishEMS
13. In Jan 2022 #IPERN launched our #Paediatrics SIG led by Advanced Paramedic-Firefighter @mrsot13 with super guests @DrNualaQuinn @derbolt @josephmooney and Dr. Emma Fauteux tinyurl.com/bdzjkhk6
14. Watch the video of our #Paediatrics SIG here! #IPERN #IrishEMS tinyurl.com/2s45ncd9
15. In Mar 2022 #IPERN launched our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion #EDI SIG led by Advanced Paramedic @grainnemoshea For #IWD2022 Grainne co-hosted a a panel discussion with IPERN Chair @CumminsNM for #IWD2022 on how to #BreakTheBias for #WomenInEMS tinyurl.com/2fn7z54v
17. At our #IWD2022 event we were also privileged to be joined by another amazing woman @NFitzPsychology to launch the #IPERN Dara Fitzpatrick Award which we will award annually on #IWD to one of our inspirational colleagues ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’› #WomenInEMS #IrishEMS tinyurl.com/5n6vff9d
18. Watch the video of the launch of the #IPERN Dara Fitzpatrick Award on #IWD2022 here ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›
@grainnemoshea @CumminsNM @NFitzPsychology #BanrionNaSpeire #NeverForgotten #IrishEMS We're looking forward to meeting the first nominees on #IWD 2023 #WomenInEMS
19. #Conferences We presented at our first conference in April 2021 and fittingly it was the first International Education Conference tinyurl.com/2m4k48rn
20. The presentation at the conference was made by @CumminsNM on behalf of #IPERN and it featured short videos from #IrishEMS stakeholders including @carney_ray @PHECC @gsr265 @AndyPattonIRL @PaulineBolandOT and @lisa_mcnamee @DF_Medics โฌ‡ tinyurl.com/2p9fcyyp
21. @HScience2021 We questioned whether the "Frontline Hero" label can be damaging for #Paramedics? #IPERN #IrishEMS #MentalHealth tinyurl.com/yr8epjsc
22. #ParaResearch21 was a world first - a 24h conference across 3 time-zones hosted by @ParamedicsUK @ACParamedicine @UclaCare In the European leg #IPERN Lead @Cummins chaired the first session tinyurl.com/5xdx4ftk
23. At #ParaResearch21 @CumminsNM was also an invited speaker on the topic of #ResearchCulture in #Paramedicine tinyurl.com/2tn7vnra
24. @CumminsNM rounded out a busy day at #ParaResearch21 with a Panel Discussion on #ResearchCollaboration with @alan_batt @helmerfarm @davidpage tinyurl.com/26ded63x
25. @lisa_mcnamee also represented #IPERN at #ParaResearch21 on a Panel Discussion on the use of #SocialMedia in #Research tinyurl.com/23nrwfvc
26. And finally our #CISM experts at #IPERN @Doyler726 @mrsot13 presented their really interesting work on #PTSD #MentalHealth at #ParaResearch21 tinyurl.com/2hfcdr99
27. The #IPERN #MentalHealth SIG were delighted to be awarded #Spark funding for a project in the #MentalHealth field also relating to #CISM @Shane_Banjo @CumminsNM @AnnMarieBright @mrsot13 @Doyler726 @marcus_mcdonagh @EamonnByrne9 tinyurl.com/fe48du4z
28. #IPERN were also delighted to collaborate with @monash_para in successfully secure funding from @PHECC to conduct a review of existing evidence published in the prehospital field @CumminsNM @k_bowles @alan_batt tinyurl.com/yckem6zd
29. Also a second funding tender was awarded to @IPERN999 @monash_para and additional key stakeholders in #IrishEMS to develop a national #ResearchStrategy for the future #IPERN @CumminsNM @k_bowles @alan_batt @mrsot13 @DrJuliaWilliams @shaneknox1
30. As you can see, it's been a really busy first year for all of us here at #IPERN We would like to sincerely thank everyone who has supported us over the past year & we look forward to working together again in the future! Nรญ neart go cur le chรฉile ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿš‘ #IrishEMS #Collaboration

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