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SGEM Xtra: Ian Stiell – Legend of Emergency Medicine

Posted by on Aug 6, 2017 in Conferences, Featured, Podcasts | 2 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM Xtra Ian Stiell Date: July 13th, 2017 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Ian Stiell is Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa. He is internationally recognized for his research in emergency medicine with a focus on the development of clinical decision rules. Ian is best known for the development of the Ottawa Ankle Rules and Canadian C-Spine Rule, and as the Principal Investigator for the landmark OPALS Studies for pre-hospital care. Legends of Emergency Medicine: This is the forth episode in the summer series of SGEM Xtras called Legends of Emergency Medicine. These episodes highlight some of the pioneers and leaders of our specialty.  I hope these episodes will give the next generation of emergency physicians access to some super stars in our field via social media. The format of the show will be similar. We will start by finding out some a non-medical thing about the...

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SGEM Xtra: FeminEM – Stronger Together

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Conferences, Featured, Podcasts | 1 comment

Podcast Link: SGEM Xtra FeminEM Date: June 20th, 2017 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Dara Kass is an Emergency Physician, mother of three, wife of one and champion for the evolution of women in medicine. She is also the Editor in Chief of FeminEM (Females in Emergency Medicine). This is an SGEM Xtra so we will not be doing a structured critical review of a recent paper trying to cut the knowledge translation window down for over 10 years to less than one year using the power of social media. The next episode of the SGEM will be a formal critical appraisal of a recent publication. Five Questions about FeminEM Why FeminEM? What is FeminEM? What is your Story? What is FIX2017? What are the Ultimate Goals of FeminEM? Listen to the podcast on iTunes to hear Dr. Dara Kass discuss these questions with...

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SGEM Xtra: IAEMC 2017 #Puravida

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Conferences, Featured, Podcasts | 0 comments

Date: June 14th, 2017 I had the pleasure of presenting at the Intra America Emergency Medicine Conference (#IAEMC17) held in Costa Rica last month. Thank you to Dr. Manrique Umana for inviting me and the conference organizers for putting on such an amazing  and educational event. I had a fantastic time meeting so many wonderful people from South, Central and North America. I gave two talks during the conference and promised that all the material would be available for free as part of the FOAMed movement. Talk I: Knowledge Translation in the Digital Age The first talk was on knowledge translation (KT) in the digital age. It has been said that it can take 17 years for 14% of research to reach the patients’ bedside (Morris et al 2011). A number of examples of the KT problem were provided. The Pathman Leaky Pipe Model was used to illustrate...

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SGEM Xtra: Talk Trauma 2017- Tales from the Outer Rim

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Conferences, Featured, Hematologic, Musculoskeletal, Podcasts, Trauma | 0 comments

Date: April 7th, 2017 Superstar Nurse Brenda Palsa and I had a wonderful time presenting at Talk Trauma 2017 this week in London, Ontario. It is a one day conference for nurses, allied health & EMS professionals involved in providing care for adult and paediatric trauma patients. Talk Trauma is put on by the London Health Science Centre (LHSC). We were honoured to return for a second year in a row to talk about managing trauma patients in the periphery.   Our idea was to demonstrate that you could provide excellent evidence based care before transferring patients to the trauma centre (LHSC). This resulted in Episode II – Tales from the Outer Rim (Talk Trauma Intro Trailer). I was inspired by ZdoggMD and dress up as Doc Vader while Brenda became Nurse Leia.   The entrance went well as we...

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SGEM Xtra: Pura Vida IAEMC 2017

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in Conferences, Featured, Podcasts | 0 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM Xtra Pura Vida Date: March 23rd, 2017 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Manrique Umaña: Specialist in Emergency Medicine (ME), working as an assistant at San Juan de Dios Hospital and Hospital Cima, in San José, Costa Rica. He is the current National Coordinator and Professor of the Postgraduate Emergency Medicine (University of Costa Rica). He is also Professor of the Chair of Internal Medicine (UCIMED), member of the Costa Rican Association of Emergency Physicians (ASOCOME) and International member of ACEP and IFEM. Additionally, he is very active in the use of social networks (@umanamd) and writes in a Spanish ME blog called ViamedEM. This is an SGEM Xtra in support of the 7th Inter American Emergency Medicine Conference (IAEMC) being held in San Jose, Costa Rica May 22nd to 26th, 2017. My FOAMed friend Manrique reached out to me and asked if...

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Essentials of Emergency Medicine Fellowship: Residents Apply to Win!

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Conferences, Featured, Podcasts | 0 comments

Do you have a passion for education and emergency medicine? Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) is one of the largest live emergency medicine educational conferences in the world. Inspired by the contest operated by EMCrit and ALiEM, the Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine is partnering with CanadiEM to offer a Canadian emergency medicine resident the opportunity to attend EEM for free as an Essentials of Emergency Medicine Education Fellow. The winning applicant would receive: Full live conference registration at Essentials of Emergency Medicine A four (4) night stay at The Cosmopolitan Hotel A $500 US travel stipend The opportunity of a lifetime to network with amazing EM Educators Apply for the Fellowship: All applicants must be current residents in good standing in either an FRCPC or a CCFP Emergency Medicine program in Canada and be available to attend all...

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