Professor David Taylor

Prof David Taylor receives prestigious Order of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine

Every two years, the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM) recognises individuals who have demonstrated extensive and continuous commitment to the specialty of Emergency Medicine in their country and internationally. 

This year Professor David Taylor received the prestigious Order of the IFEM.

The 2020 IFEM award conference was meant to take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina but was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Despite the event being cancelled, I was thrilled about receiving this. It was a great recognition of my research, time presenting at international conferences and chairing the International Research Committee.

“The first person I called was my wife Simone who runs Austin Health’s Pharmacy research. She was so proud,” Prof Taylor said.

Prof Taylor said that the best thing about Emergency Medicine research is the broad scope it offers.

“A person with any type of illness or injury can come in the door, hence almost any kind of condition can potentially be researched. A follow on from this is the opportunity to collaborate with other specialties.”

Director of Emergency Medicine, Dr Simon Judkins said that Prof Taylor has had a significant impact on Emergency Medicine research.

“There is hardly ever a time when I have opened the Emergency Medicine Australia Journal and not seen David's name headlining a publication. He has ensured that Austin Health is recognised as a leader in Emergency Medicine research nationally and internationally.”

Simon adds that Prof Taylor has helped build a strong culture of research in our ED. 

“From guiding medical students in their first ventures into Emergency Medicine research, developing a research culture in our ED to participating and contributing to international research collaborations. David’s impact has been enormous.”

“David’s passion for research is evident. He should be very proud of his achievements, as are we.” Simon said.