FREE! Intro to Public Health Emergency Preparedness Online Course

FREE! Intro to Public Health Emergency Preparedness Online Course

Dear Colleagues, Public Health Ontario is proud to present the new Introduction to Public Health Emergency Preparedness online course. In response to feedback from our public health partners, the self-directed, online Introduction to Public Health Emergency Preparedness course was created. This course consists of three interactive modules that introduce the foundations of public health emergency preparedness, including definitions, concepts, strategies and tools. This course builds on traditional incident management system structures and presents new models to aid in emergency preparedness training for public health professionals. This supplements the in-person workshop currently conducted by PHO to build capacity for public health professionals at the local level. Many of the core concepts of these modules can also inform emergency management training programs outside of public health. The web-based format provides an easily accessible resource that can be used by a variety of stakeholders in different learning environments, including academic settings. For more information about this online course, or public health emergency preparedness, please PHO.eoc.operations@oahpp.ca. Please share this email with any interested colleagues, or share this tweet via social media. Regards, Brian Schwartz, MD, MScCH Chief, Communicable Diseases, Emergency Preparedness and Response Public Health Ontario For more online educational resources and learning events, please visit Public Health Ontario’s...
Point-of-Care Ultrasonography for the Rapid Diagnosis of Intussusception: A Case Series

Point-of-Care Ultrasonography for the Rapid Diagnosis of Intussusception: A Case Series

GHEM Executive Member, Margaret Salmon, and colleagues Stephanie Doniger and Resa Lewiss publish: Point-of-Care Ultrasonography for the Rapid Diagnosis of Intussusception: A Case Series Abstract: We present a case series describing an infant and a child who presented with abdominal discomfort and their conditions were diagnosed with intussusception by point-of-care ultrasound. These cases illustrate how point-of-care ultrasound led to the expeditious diagnosis of intussusception. Citation:Marin JR, Doniger SJ, Salmon M, Lewiss RE. Point-of-Care Ultrasonography for the Rapid Diagnosis of Intussusception: A Case Series. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2016 Feb...
2016 CAEP Conference – Call for Abstract Submissions

2016 CAEP Conference – Call for Abstract Submissions

CAEP 2016: Gateway to Learning Québec City, June 4-8, 2016 Important Abstract Dates *Electronic submission opens: Friday, November 6, 2015 at 09:00 Eastern *Electronic submission closes: Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 23:59 Eastern (no exceptions) *Abstract Notification Please carefully review the guidelines below regarding submission, review, format, and awards before starting your submission. The link to the electronic submission site is provided at the bottom of this page. Detailed abstracts instructions are provided on the submission site (link provided below) and at Abstract Submission. Abstract Overview CAEP Abstract Awards are awarded annually through a peer-review competition that ranks all abstracts through standardized criteria. The awards are given to the highest ranked abstracts submitted to eligible CAEP Members. There are two categories of acceptable abstracts with separate submission processes: research abstracts and education innovation abstracts. Select the appropriate category, when you open the submission tab on the CAEP Abstract site. The structured abstract should be aligned with the subsections appropriate to the abstract category. Click here for more information. Submit abstracts...
First Annual EM Leadership Conference in Ethiopia

First Annual EM Leadership Conference in Ethiopia

This past November, another seminal moment in the development of African emergency medicine: the continent’s first conference on leadership in the speciality. In the Entoto mountains, high above Addis Ababa, over a dozen Ethiopian emergency physicians discussed how to make careers when no one before you can show you the way. “The Art and Science of Leadership: developing your emergency medicine career” had interactive sessions delivered by delegates from around the world: Canada, Tanzania, South Africa, and Ethiopia. Topics ranged from how to engage one’s University in advancing knowledge, addressing a global problem of overcrowding, improving physician wellness, and financial security. Lively discussions ensued on these topics, including comments from African physicians on shared challenges, collaborations to address them. Ethiopian graduates, some of whom now must take emergency medicine to a hospital far away from Addis’ international community, left the conference with a strategy. Most importantly, however, was the sense of solidarity, that a common, peaceful purpose spanned countries and continents. What may seemed like a small community prior to the meeting was recognized as just a developing tendril of a global one. Prior to this meeting, only a year ago, the lamentations of Ethiopian graduates about a lack of opportunities inspired this gathering. By the end of the weekend, they identified a different problem: how difficult it was to choose from the many avenues in which their career could grow. The enthusiasm was contagious. The upcoming years, though not easy, will be formative for the speciality in Ethiopia and Africa. Is it possible to keep young, skilled doctors engaged in a public system that needs their support in...
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