Dr. James Maskalyk’s book ‘Life on the Ground Floor’ shortlisted for RBC Taylor Prize

Dr. James Maskalyk’s book ‘Life on the Ground Floor’ shortlisted for RBC Taylor Prize

Congratulations to Dr. James Maskalyk! His book, Life on the Ground Floor continues to garner praise with this latest announcement. The novel is one of five shortlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize, a prestigious $30,000 award recognizing the best in Canadian literary nonfiction. The book also won the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction in 2017. Read more about the Taylor Prize and Life on the Ground Floor here. The winner of the Taylor Prize is to be announced February 26,...
Opportunity to Participate – Humanitarian & Disaster Response Simulation Training

Opportunity to Participate – Humanitarian & Disaster Response Simulation Training

Date: April 5 – 8, 2018 Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD Join Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health, Project HOPE, MGH Centre for Global Disaster Response and Humanitarian U for a unique training opportunity for entry level humanitarians, healthcare professionals, and public health specialists. For more information or to register, email lisa.oddy@humanitarianu.com. Additional details can be found here. The training is designed to simulate a complex humanitarian emergency that requires a comprehensive understanding of war, natural disasters and forced displacement, and the impact of cultural contexts on the affected populations. Participants are immersed in the simulation for the whole weekend, working in multidisciplinary, NGO-based teams, each tasked with a series of activities serving the fictional...
Dr. Megan Landes and colleagues publish on the impact of head trauma in the Black Lion Hospital ED

Dr. Megan Landes and colleagues publish on the impact of head trauma in the Black Lion Hospital ED

Congratulations to GHEM Director Dr. Megan Landes who, along with colleagues, has published her study looking at the impact of head trauma on patients at Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This important piece, titled “Epidemiology, clinical characteristics and outcomes of head injured patients in an Ethiopian emergency centre”, was published in the African Journal of Emergency Medicine. To view the open access article, click...
Dr. Maja Stachura and colleagues publish on the usefulness of POCUS in LMIC EDs

Dr. Maja Stachura and colleagues publish on the usefulness of POCUS in LMIC EDs

Congratulations to former TAAAC-EM Delegate Dr. Maja Stachura who, along with colleagues, has published the results of her study looking at the usefulness of POCUS in LMIC EDs. This important piece, titled “Evaluation of a point-of-care ultrasound scan list in a resource-limited emergency department in Addis Ababa Ethiopia“, was published in African Journal of Emergency Medicine. To view the open access article, click...
Canadian Medical Education Journal’s Special Issue features two articles led by GHEM members

Canadian Medical Education Journal’s Special Issue features two articles led by GHEM members

We are excited to announce that there are two articles written by GHEM members in the recently published Canadian Medical Education Journal’s Supplement to the Special Issue on Globalization and Medical Education: Canadian Dimensions. The two citations are as follows: Tubman, M., Maskalyk, J., MacKinnon, D., Venugopal, R., Fremes, E., Ritchie, L. P., Azazh, A., & Landes, M. (2017). Tackling challenges of global health electives: Resident experiences of a structured and supervised medicine elective within an existing global health partnership. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 8(2), 4-10. Kuipers, M. J., Eapen, A., Lockwood, J., Berman, S., Vaillancourt, S., Maskalyk, J., Azazh, A., & Landes, M. (2017). Examining critical factors affecting graduate retention from an emergency medicine training program in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a qualitative study of stakeholder perspectives. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 8(2), 61-74. To view the entire supplement, click...
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