Emergency Medicine SIG

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SIG purpose/mission:
The mission of the PEM SIG is to advance the field of pediatric emergency medicine through the presentation of relevant and timely issues in PEM.

Current SIG goals:
Planning for the 2019 PEM SIG in Baltimore is underway!  We anticipate an exciting session at next year's PAS.

Annual summary:
The 2018 PEM SIG, "A Journey to a Diverse and Equitable Workforce in PEM" in Toronto was a tremendous success with approximately 100 participants gathered to discuss diversity and equity in our PEM workforce.      Specifically, the learning objectives were to:   1) Identify the current state of workforce diversity and equity academic PEM  2) List potential solutions to the diversity and equity issues facing PEM  3) Identify the top diversity and equity-related priorities for PEM    The 3-hour session included dynamic speakers and leaders in PEM and workforce diversity. Topics included:   -Current state of workforce diversity in PEM  -A view from the top from a department chair who has a focus on diversity   -Changing the view of diversity in our subspecialty  -Panel discussion on personal stories of struggles and solutions     We would like to thank all of our presenters: Tiffani Johnson MD, MSc, Bruder Stapleton MD, Joseph Wright MD, MPH, Stephen Teach MD, MPH, Rachel Stanley MD, MHSA, Monika Goyal MD, MSCE, and Caryn Rogers PhD    For those who could not attend the 2018 SIG, slides are available by contacting jennifer.marin@chp.edu. 

Other groups (other SIGs and other groups not in the APA) that work in your area of interest:  

Emergency medicine includes many disciplines and issues relevant to other SIGs.  
-Child Abuse SIG 
-Injury Control SIG 
-Hospital Medicine 
-Medical Informatics and EHR SIG 
-Patient and Family Centered Care SIG 
-Pediatric Clinical Research Network SIG 
-Pediatric Emergency Medicine Program Directors SIG 
-Quality Improvement SIG 
-Qualitative Research SIG 
-Simulation-based medical education SIG 


Current SIG Co-Chairs:

Elizabeth Alpern, MD, MSCE
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 227-6080

Jennifer Marin, MD, MSc
4401 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Phone: (412) 692-7692




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