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 of her time in the hospital, she likes spending her free time exploring the food, fun, and fitness opportunities that the big city offers!

What EM Educators Can Learn from Bill Nye the Science Guy and the Khan Academy

Social Media is quickly gathering momentum in the realm of Emergency Medicine. With a new generation of ED docs so adept at using social media (Twitter, podcasts, blogs), how can we equip ED docs and trainees to effectively teach online?

Recently, a pilot digital scholarship project was initiated in which a resident can apply curriculum development theory to practice by creating their own online, digital curriculum. Using this as a model, we will discuss how ED docs and trainees can become proficient at knowledge translation online.

You can watch Alia give her talk on YouTube and download a PDF copy of her slides.

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Alia’s Slide Set

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Alia’s YouTube Video

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Remember to be skeptical of anything you learn, even if you heard it on the Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine. 

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