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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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SGEM Global

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in Conferences, Featured, Podcasts | 1 comment

Podcast Link: SGEM Global Date: September 8th, 2015 Today was the first day back to school for my children so what better time to launch Season#4 of the SGEM. We had a great summer that included white water rafting on the Ottawa river, a visit to Niagara Falls, catching a Toronto Blue Jays game, watching a few outdoor movies, a trip to Halifax and many more adventures. I hope all the SGEMers had some great time off  with family and friends. Listeners know that the goal of the SGEM is to cut the knowledge translation window down from over ten years to less than one year. We use social media to accomplish this goal. Today I have one of the most exciting announcements ever made on the SGEM. It has been hinted about in past episodes but today is the...

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SGEM Xtra: Dr. Chris Bond CAEP2015

Posted by on Aug 30, 2015 in Conferences, Featured, Podcasts | 1 comment

Podcast Link: SGEM Xtra Chris Bond Date: August 26th, 2015 This will be the last of the SGEM Xtra summer content. The next episode will launch Season#4 with a super big announcement. Very excited about the new initiative and I think it will take the SGEM to the next level of knowledge translation. The goal is always to cut that KT window down from over ten years to less than one year. This new initiative will accomplish this on a global level. We have hinted about this special project before on the SGEM.  I even promised Chris Carpenter it would knock his socks off. Many more of you may not be wearing socks after hearing the announcement. In fact, once you have heard about the super big SGEM surprise, tweet me pictures of you without socks. Until then enjoy the fourth of the...

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SGEM Xtra: Dr. Lauren Westafer CAEP2015

Posted by on Aug 16, 2015 in Conferences, Featured, Podcasts | 0 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM Xtra Lauren Date: August 15th, 2015 This is another SGEM Xtra. Season#4 will be starting soon in September trying to cut that knowledge translation window down from over ten years to less than one year with critical appraisals of the recent literature. Until then we have some more FOAMed goodness from the Canadian Association of Emergency Physician meeting that was held in Edmonton earlier this year. It was my pleasure to host the #FOAMed track at the CAEP meeting. There were four amazing speakers Lighting the Way in Edmonton including Lauren Westafer. Lauren Westafer (@LWestafer): Lauren is currently the Chief Resident at Baystate Medical Center, FOAMcast co-host with Jeremy Faust, author of The Short Coat blog, and the Knowledge to Action Fellow. Lauren is passionate about Free Open Access Medical education, dissemination and implementation science, and metacognition. (Un)Learning in...

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SGEM Xtra: Dr. Eve Purdy CAEP2015

Posted by on Aug 2, 2015 in Conferences, Featured, Podcasts | 0 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM Xtra Eve Date: July 23rd, 2015 The SGEM is a knowledge translation (KT) project with a goal of cutting the KT windows down from over ten years to less than one year. During the summer months SGEMers will receive extra content. These are part of the SGEM Xtra series. The standard high quality, clinically relevant, evidence based, critical reviews of the recent literature will returning in the fall. The Canadian Association of Emergency Physician (CAEP) meeting was held in Edmonton earlier this year. The theme of he conference was Lighting the Way. There was a Free Open Access to Medical Education (FOAMed) track with four amazing speakers. One of those speakers was Eve Purdy. Eve Purdy (@purdy_Eve): Eve is a PGY1 in Emergency Medicine at Queen’s University. She has keen interest in medical education. She has experience consuming, sharing, creating...

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