18th October 2016


Ross Fisher


Ross is a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Lead for Surgical Oncology and Trauma at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital. He is widely recognised for passionately driving the medical crowd towards more efficient presentation techniques for years. He has developed the “p cubed” approach to conceptualise different components that need to be addressed when planning and doing a presentation:


Ross is an accomplished speaker himself. A superb example is his moving talk, “Things that scare me” from smaccDUB, below:

Further examples include this one from TEDx Stuttgart

and this grand round at Queen’s University, Ontario which details some of his main points on presentation:

Ross is very active on Twitter where you may also find presentation related material under the hashtag #htdap (How To Do A Presentation).

Check out Ross’ website for much more content.

Ulrik Nykjær Jeppesen


Ulrik has a dual training in that he put on hold his medical training to do 4 years of full time actor’s training with the theatre school in Aarhus, Denmark. He’s since taken up his medical studies again and is close to graduating.

He has worked professionally acting in various TV series and feature films and is currently portraying Hamlet in the annual staging of the Shakespearean classic at Kronborg. His dual training background makes him perfectly suited to coach stage performance to medics.

scanFOAM team


Sandra Viggers is a medical graduate with an extensive background in resuscitative medicine and education. She has worked and researched for years at the Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation. She chaired the Student’s Society for Anesthesiology and Traumatology  for 7 years and initiated many projects including a ground breaking international summer school in emergency medicine. She is a proud #FFF (fabulous female of FOAM) and recently spoke at SMACC in Dublin. Check her talk at scanFOAM. Follow her on twitter.

Mads Astvad is a long time #FOAMed proponent and initiator of the scanFOAM project which aims for online delivery of high quality educational content from the Scandinavian region. When not developing FOAM projects he works as a paediatric anaesthetist/intensivist at the university hospital in Odense, Denmark. Follow him on twitter.