GHEM News

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

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

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...

Dr. Ayalew Zewdie publishes on KAP towards peripheral nerve blocks

Congratulations to TAAAC-EM graduate Dr. Ayalew Zewdie who, along with colleagues, has published the results of his study looking at KAP regarding peripheral nerve blocks. This important piece, titled “A survey of emergency medicine and orthopaedic physicians’ knowledge, attitude, and practice towards the use of peripheral nerve blocks“, was published in African Journal of Emergency Medicine. To view the open access article, click...

Dr. James Maskalyk publishes his second book “Life of the Ground Floor”

Congratulations to GHEM Executive Member Dr. James Maskalyk whose second book “Life on the Ground Floor: Letters From the Edge of Emergency Medicine” has now been released. The GHEM community was thrilled to attend the launch of the book held at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. For more details about the book click here To hear Dr. James Maskalyk speak about his book on CBC’s The Current, click...

Dr. Margaret Salmon and colleagues publish position paper in Annals of Emergency Medicine

Congratulations to GHEM Executive Member Dr. Margaret Salmon who, along with colleagues from Toronto and around Africa, have published a position paper regarding ultrasound education in Africa. This important piece, titled “Getting It Right the First Time: Defining Regionally Relevant Training Curricula and Provider Core Competencies for Point-of-Care Ultrasound Education on the African Continent” was published in Annals of Emergency Medicine. To view the open access article, click...

Dr. Finot Debebe and colleagues publishes on the clinical profile of spinal cord patients

Congratulations to TAAAC-EM Graduate and Head of the Emergency Department at Black Lion Hospital Dr. Finot Debebe who, along with colleagues, has published the results of her study looking at the clincal profile of spinal cord patients at Black Lion Hospital. This important piece, titled “The clinical profile and acute care of patients with traumatic spinal cord injury at a tertiary care emergency centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia“, was published in African Journal of Emergency Medicine. To view the open access article, click...

‘Living & Dying on the Streets: Palliative Care for the Homeless & Vulnerably housed’

Global Health Emergency Medicine (GHEM) is pleased to invite you to our first OPEN MEETING and OPEN HOUSE of the new academic year on Tuesday October 18th from 5:00-6:30pm at Toronto General Hospital in Room 441 (on the 1st floor near the Eaton elevators (Elizabeth entrance) near the library).  We wish to use this opportunity to explore how “global health” interacts here in Toronto on a local level, through issues of health equity.  This is a growing and keen interest of our group and we encourage all to attend a talk with Dr. Naheed Doasni (see below for his bio) entitled:  “Living & Dying on the Streets: Palliative Care for the Homeless & Vulnerably housed” Following Dr. Dosani’s lecture members of GHEM will remain at the meeting venue for an informal OPEN HOUSE.  Please bring your questions and interest in global health from education to clinical work to research. Additionally, please see www.ghem.ca for further Staff Bios to help spark your imagination.  Please RSVP to efremes@ghem.ca We look forward to seeing you, Megan Director, Global Health Emergency Medicine (GHEM) —————————– Naheed Dosani Palliative Care Physician & Assistant Clinical Professor Project Lead for PEACH (Palliative Education And Care for the Homeless), a program of the Inner City Health Associates (ICHA) Being sick, of course, is very hard, but being sick and living on the street, is even harder. Dr Naheed Dosani is a passionate and respected advocate for marginalized & vulnerable populations with palliative needs. He serves as a Palliative Care Physician at the Inner City Health Associates (ICHA) and William Osler Health System (WOHS). He recently completed the Conjoint Palliative...
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