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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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SGEM Xtra: Dr. Alia Dharamsi CAEP2015

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 in Conferences, Featured, Podcasts | 0 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM Xtra Alia Date: July 10th, 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. Alia Dharamsi (@alia_dh): Alia Dharamsi is an R2 in Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto. Her academic interests are diverse, but include education, online educational technologies, and simulation. While she spends most...

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SGEM#125: I’m So Excited

Posted by on Jun 21, 2015 in Conferences, Featured, Podcasts | 2 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM125 Date: June 20th, 2015 The goal of the Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine (SGEM) is to shorten the knowledge translation window from over ten years down to less than one year. It accomplishes this by doing a critical appraisal of a recently published article using the Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine (BEEM) process. BEEM has the only validated audience rating tool in emergency medicine and to the best of my knowledge, the only known measure of clinical relevance. The SGEM consists of a weekly podcast available for free on iTunes and a blog. It is also tied into a Facebook page, active Twitter feed and YouTube Chanel. This is an SGEM Xtra. This week I will not be doing a structured critical review; instead I will be discussing two very exciting things happening with the SGEM. SGEM Season 2 Book:...

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