Academic Section

The vision of the Academic Section is to promote high-quality emergency patient care by conducting world-leading education and research in emergency medicine. Through its three committees focused on leadership/administration, education scholarship and research, the Academic Section delivers the annual Academic Symposium as well as other initiatives. If you are interested in actively participating in any of these initiatives, contact Shanna Scarrow (sscarrow@caep.ca).

Vision and Mission

Vision

  • To promote high-quality emergency patient care by conducting world-leading education and research in emergency medicine

Mission Statement

  • To improve emergency care of patients by enhancing academic emergency medicine primarily at Canadian medical schools and teaching hospitals
  • To foster and develop education, research and academic leadership amongst Canadian emergency physicians (EPs), residents and students
  • To provide mentorship in academic emergency medicine (EM)

Academic Section Terms of Reference (2016)

 

Academic Section Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference
Academic Section of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians
Board-approved June 2013

Vision

To promote high-quality emergency patient care by conducting world-leading education and research in emergency medicine.

Mission Statement

  • To improve emergency care of patients by enhancing academic emergency medicine primarily at Canadian medical schools and teaching hospitals.
  • To foster and develop education, research and academic leadership amongst Canadian emergency physicians (EPs), residents and students
  • To provide mentorship in academic emergency medicine (EM)

Objectives

Research

  • Promote high-quality research activities at Canadian medical schools and teaching hospitals in order to improve patient care
  • Promote the training, development, and support of qualified EM researchers
  • Enhance collaboration amongst Canadian centres to conduct impactful EM research
  • Strive to ensure all the best Canadian EM research is presented at the annual CAEP Scientific Conference
  • Increase participation in CJEM activities at Canadian medical schools and teaching hospitals

Education

● Support teaching programs and directors in the education of medical students, EM residents, off-service residents, EM fellows, faculty physicians, community physicians and allied health professionals

● Support specific EM educational programs (e.g., ultrasound and simulation)

● Promote scholarship of educational innovations through evaluation and dissemination

● Promote the training and development of education scholars

● Promote the development of clinician teachers amongst emergency physicians and residents

● Conduct yearly consensus conferences in association with the annual CAEP Scientific Conference to foster various aspects of education, research, and leadership

Leadership

  • Create a database of academic activities, physician leaders, infrastructure and resources at each Canadian medical school
  • Support academic EM departments, divisions or units at each medical school and teaching hospital to ensure appropriate status, resources, and infrastructure
  • Promote the training and development of academic leaders of Canadian EM
  • Encourage Canadian EPs at medical schools and teaching hospitals to join and actively participate in CAEP
  • Promote strong representation on the CAEP Board by physicians from medical schools and teaching hospitals

Membership

  • Membership is open to all Canadian emergency physicians, residents and students who are CAEP members in good standing and are interested in teaching, research, or academic leadership.
  • The Executive of the Section will consist of the following members:
  1. Chair (elected)
  2. Portfolio Representatives (elected)
    1.  Leadership – Department  or Division Chair/Head
    2. Undergraduate Education
    3.  RCPSC Postgraduate Education
    4. CCFP(EM) Postgraduate Education
    5. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Education
    6. Education Scholarship
    7. Research Scholarship
  3. Four Members at Large (elected from regions that are not already represented by the other voting executive members, to ensure a presence from all 5 of the following geographic regions):
    1. West (British Columbia and the Yukon)
    2. Prairies (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories and Nunavut)
    3. Ontario
    4. Quebec
    5. East (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland/Labrador)
  4.  Ex-Officio Members (non-voting)
    1. CAEP President
    2. CAEP Executive Director
    3. Research Committee Chair
    4. CME Committee Chair
    5. Undergraduate Education Committee Chair
    6. Royal College Residency Program Directors Chair
    7. CCFP  (EM) Residency Program Directors Chair
    8. Pediatric Section Chair
    9. Resident Section Chair
    10. CJEM Senior Editor
  5. CAEP Head Office Support Staff Person (non-voting)
  • Each elected Executive position has a term of two years, eligible for re-election to a maximum of three consecutive terms
  • Elected Executive positions will be open for nomination for three months prior to the end of the term. Nominations for open positions may be made be made by any Section member and will be accepted until the commencement of the Annual Section Meeting.

These positions will be elected by a the largest number of votes per position of members attending the Annual Section Meeting. Where there is a single nominee, the position shall be acclaimed.

  • A Section Vice-Chair will be selected by the Executive from amongst the elected members.
  • The Section Chair will:
    • Chair Section meetings
    • Review potential agenda items submitted by Section Executive and members
    • Review relevant issues and information for consideration by the Section Executive
    • Report to the CAEP Board of Directors o  Provide an annual report of the Section’s Activities to the CAEP Board
    • Oversee the annual Consensus Conference proceedings
  • The Section Vice-Chair will:
    • Support the Chair in overseeing the completion and/or delegation of tasks required of the Section
    •  Fill in for the Chair when the Chair is not able to attend
  • The CAEP Head Office Support Staff person will:
    •  Arrange Section and Executive meetings as requested, and record minutes from meetings and teleconferences
    • Distribute minutes and material to Section members by e-mail
    • If Section fees are collected will, in collaboration with the Chair and Executive, prepare an annual budget for projected costs and expenses for Section projects

Process

  • The Section will meet at a minimum once a year (the Annual Meeting) at the CAEP Annual Scientific Conference.
  • The Section Executive will meet regularly by teleconference throughout the year.
  • A quorum for the Section Executive meetings shall be 6 of 12 voting members.
  • Executive Subcommittees may be formed (e.g., the leader of the next Consensus Conference).
  • Suggestions for changes in membership and Terms of Reference will be discussed, and decided by a simple majority vote by teleconference, electronic means, or at the Annual Meeting.

Reporting

  • The Section Chair will prepare a written annual summary report and present it to the CAEP Board of Directors prior to the CAEP Annual General Meeting.
  • Section Meeting minutes will be circulated to Section members by e-mail.
  • Communication to Section members from the Executive will take place by e-mail on matters to convey information or solicit opinion. A listserv will be established and maintained by CAEP to enhance communication amongst section members.

Executive Committee Members

Academic Section Executive Committee

For a searchable table of Academic Section Executive Members, click here.

Ian Stiell

Chair

Eddy Lang

Leadership Portfolio

Rob Woods

Education Scholarship Portfolio

Jeff Perry

Research Portfolio

Teresa Wawrykow

Undergraduate Education

Garth Meckler

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Education

Kirk Magee

RCPSC Postgraduate Education

John Foote

CCFP(EM) Postgraduate Education

Four Members-at-Large (elected from West, Prairies, Ontario. Québec, East)

Eddy Lang

Prairies

Laurie Morrison

Ontario

Natalie Le Sage

Québec

Paul Miller

Ontario

Ex-officio Members (non-voting)

Paul Pageau

CAEP President

Lynn Garrow

CAEP Executive Director

Jeff Perry

Research Portfolio

Brian Chung

RCPSC Program Director Chair

Aaron Johnston

CCFP(EM) Program Directors Chair

Mark Mensour

CPD Chair

Jim Ducharme

CJEM EIC

Etienne van der LInde

Small Urban and Rural Section Chair

Rod LIm

Pediatric Section Chair

Jodie Pritchard

Resident Section Representative

Table of Academic Section Executive Committee Members

ACADEMIC SECTION EXECUTIVE POSITIONFirst NameLast NameLocationTERMS
ChairIanStiellUniversity of Ottawa2013 - 2016; 2016 - 2018
Leadership – Department or Division Chair/HeadJimChristensonUBC2013 - 2016; 2016 - 2017
Undergraduate EducationLauraHansUniversity of Toronto2015 - 2017
RCPSC Postgraduate EducationKirkMageeDalhousie University2013 - 2016
CCFP(EM) Postgraduate EducationJohnFooteUniversity of Toronto2013 - 2016; 2016 - 2018
Pediatric Emergency Medicine EducationGarthMecklerUBC2014 - 2016
Education ScholarshipRobWoodsUniversity of Saskatchewan2015 - 2017
Research ScholarshipJeffPerryUniversity of Ottawa2013 - 2016
Member at LargeEddyLangUniversity of Calgary2013 - 2016; 2016 - 2018
Member at LargeLaurieMorrisonUniversity of Toronto2013 - 2016; 2016 - 2018
Member at LargeNatalieSageLavel University2015 - 2017
Member at LargePaulMillerMcMaster University2015 - 2017
CAEP PresidentPaulPageauEx-officio
CAEP Executive DirectorVeraKleinEx-officio
Royal College Residency Program Directors ChairBrianChungEx-officio
CCFP-EM Residency Program Directors ChairAaronJohnstonEx-officio
Research Committee ChairJeffPerryEx-officio
CPD ChairMarkMensourEx-officio
CJEM Editor in ChiefJimDucharmeEx-officio
Small Urban and Rural Section ChairEtiennevan der LindeEx-officio
Pediatric Section ChairRodLimEx-officio
Resident Section ChairNiranArgintaruEx-officio

How to Join

All CAEP members are welcome to join and participate in the section.

Academic Section Executive Committee vacant positions will be posted in the CAEP Connects and on CAEP social media channels.

Contact Kelly Wyatt for more information at kwyatt@caep.ca.

Election Process

Description

February 1 – March 31Identify open positions & solicit nominations.
April 1All nominations should have been received by CAEP office.
April 15Nominee information is posted to the CAEP website.
June (at CAEP conference)
  • Elections will be held.
  • Electronic election format will be available for those not available to attend conference.
July 1
  • Chair must be approved by the CAEP Board (at their next board meeting).
  • If the chair is not approved, then the position will be available for election.

Latest Report

Coming soon.

Annual Meeting

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Activities

Feature Education Innovation

Each month, the Education working group of CAEP’s Academic Section will be providing a Feature Education Innovation (FEI). These feature summaries will highlight initiatives and the education scholarship across Canadian medical schools. We will release them as part of the CAEP Connects at the middle of each month.

Ken Milne generously hosted and produced Season One of CAEP Cast and Chris Bond has taken the lead as host for Season Two. Julien Poitras hosts the French CAEP Casts.

Visit the FEI’s page.

Yours truly,
Teresa Chan & Julien Poitras
FEI Team Leads

Great Evidence in Medical education Summary

Each month, the Education working group of CAEP’s Academic Section will be providing you a Great Evidence in Medical education Summary (GEMeS). This section is designed to highlight key, useful medical education literature that the entire CAEP membership might find useful. We will release them as part of the CAEP Connects at the middle of each month.

Visit the GEMeS page.

Yours truly,
Teresa Chan & Julien Poitras
GEMeS Team Leads

All Academic Section Activities

CommitteeActivityDescription
AS ExecutiveAcademic EM Department Environmental ScanSee recent publication in CJEM: An Environmental Scan of Academic Emergency Medicine at the 17 Canadian Medical Schools: Why Does this Matter to Emergency Physicians?
AS ExecutiveAcademic PEM Department Environmental ScanIn progress
AS ExecutivePrevious Academic SymposiaFor more information, visit the Education Pillar and Academic Symposia.
AS ExecutiveAcademic Consultation ServiceYou may request an Academic Consultation in the areas of Education, Research, or Administration (Leadership). Click for more details.
Academic Leadership CommitteeLeadership Track at CAEP 2017Details will be posted on the conference webpage, as they become available.
Academic Leadership CommitteeLeaders Forum (at the CAEP Conference)All leaders (and their guest) will be invited to share their leadership experiences.
Academic Leadership CommitteeLeadership ResourcesA list of books, courses, etc that EM academic leaders are recommending.
Education Scholarship CommitteeEM Educator BiosTo learn more about EM education in Canada, find your experts at EM Educator Bios.
Education Scholarship CommitteeFeature Education InnovationsSee the latest FEI listed under the Education Pillar.
Education Scholarship CommitteeCAEP CastsListen to the latest FEI on CAEP Cast.
Education Scholarship CommitteeGreat Evidence in Medical education SummarySee the latest GEMeS listed under the Education Pillar.
NCERNCER in TremblantNCER will be held in Tremblant from February 27, 2017 to March 2, 2017.  Visit www.ncer.ca for more information.
NCERGrizzly DenTo be held at CAEP 2017  and will include a $10,000 EMAF Grant.
More information coming soon!
Research Committee2017 Academic SymposiumThe  2017 Academic Symposium is on Knowledge Translation  and is being led the Research Committee.
Research CommitteeAnnual Abstract CompetitionTo submit a research or education innovation abstract to CAEP 2017 in Whistler, click here.
Competition dates:
Opens: Friday, November 4th, 2016
Closes: Sunday, January 8th, 2017
Research CommitteeAnnual Grant CompetitionTo submit a grant proposal , click here.
Grants include:
$5000 (1) CAEP-CanVECTOR Grant
$5000 (5) for Junior Investigator Grants
$10000 (3) Open EMAF Grants
Opens: Monday, September 12, 2016
Closes: Thursday, November 3, 2016
Research CommitteeResearch AwardsResearch awards are given annually for the top-ranked abstracts. For award details, click here.
Emergency Medicine Advancement FundTo donate or learn more about how supporting EM research improves patient care, visit www.TheEMAF.org.

Resources

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