Dr. Lardner started her talk by introducing Emergency Medicine. “Emergency Medicine is the specialty concerned with the stabilization, management, diagnosis, and disposition of individuals with acute illness and injury.” She introduced emergency medicine fellowships. Dr. Lardner shared her experience in Thailand, where she screened patients for parasites and other diseases in the community. She stated, “Global health is the study of worldwide improvement of health.” She explained how global health looks to decrease health disparities—including the disparities of the underserved in our own country.


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