Regulation in Emergency Medicine
Speaker: Dr. Rocco Gerace
The regulation of doctors is under scrutiny worldwide. In Canada, doctors still have the privilege of a self-regulatory framework. While other jurisdictions had similar systems in the past, the majority have undergone significant changes to the point where the profession has lost this privilege and responsibility. The face of regulation is also evolving – moving from a punishment-based approach to one that is educational and more focussed on ensuring and measuring quality throughout the physician’s career. To maintain the privilege and the quality momentum, it is critical that the profession at large take ownership of and support the regulatory process.
Dr. Rocco Gerace was appointed Registrar of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario in May 2002. Dr. Gerace graduated in medicine from the University of Western Ontario in 1972, and he is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Emergency Medicine.
Prior to his appointment as Registrar, Dr. Gerace was an attending staff physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the London Health Sciences Centre. He was also a consulting staff member at the Poison Information Centre at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.
Leadership in Emergency Medicine: It Has Never Been More Important
Speaker: Dr. Barry McLellan
Physician leaders are currently, and will increasingly be, essential to the success of fully integrated health care systems – the future model of health care delivery. It is critical that physicians be provided with leadership training opportunities throughout their careers and that the importance of integrated health care is incorporated into undergraduate and postgraduate medical training programs.
Dr. Barry McLellan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario. In this role, he provides leadership for one of Canada's largest academic health sciences centres with 10,000 staff and physicians, 1,200 beds and an annual budget of more than $800 million.
Each year Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre conducts more than $100 million in research, provides educational opportunities for 2,000 students and cares for more than 1 million patients.
Prior to his position as President and CEO at Sunnybrook, Dr. McLellan was the Chief Coroner for Ontario.
Graduating from the University of Toronto with a Medical Doctorate in 1981, he subsequently trained in emergency medicine, receiving a Fellowship in 1985 (Specialist in Emergency Medicine). Dr. McLellan was the Director of the Trauma Program and Vice President of Specialty Services at Sunnybrook and was also the Director of the hospital's Emergency Department, Base Hospital Program (paramedic program) and Trauma Research.
A Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto, Dr. McLellan has published more than 60 scientific papers, written a textbook on trauma care and lectured extensively, including international presentations in the fields of trauma care and forensic investigation.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 • 08:45 - 09:30
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It’s Not Just the Who But the Why
Speaker: Dr. Lawrence Sherman
No one would debate that a career in Emergency Medicine is demanding, challenging, rewarding and, well, let’s face it, an amazing experience. When you take the time to consider the totality of the profession, it could be quite humbling, considering the number of times that a split-second decision could mean the difference between a very positive versus a very negative patient outcome. Regardless of setting, be it rural or urban, and independent of other exogenous factors, Emergency Medicine physicians require a skill set that is different from most other medical specialists.
This highly engaging and interactive session will explore the totality of professionalism and education in Emergency Medicine, and focus both on who chooses (or is chosen) to pursue this specialty and why they made this choice. The session is designed to enlighten and entertain, and to provide a positive outlook on the current state and future of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Lawrence Sherman is currently Senior Vice President, Educational Strategy at Prova Education, an affiliate of Omnia Education, an ACCME-accredited provider. Prova Education designs, develops and implements strategic continuing medical education initiatives globally.
Having been involved in medical education for over 15 years, Dr. Sherman has worked for a number of other organizations including Jobson Education, Health Science Communications, Physicians World Communications Group, CoMed Communication/Vox Medica, and Strategic Implications International.
Dr. Sherman has been named a Fellow of the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (FACME), has served on the Alliance Professional Development Coordinating Committee and as the Leader of the Medical Education and Communications Company Alliance (MECCA) within the Alliance for a two year period.
Dr. Sherman is a past member of the Board of Directors of the North American Association of Medical Education and Communications Companies (NAAMECC), and has served as an appointed member of the Professional Education Committee of the American Heart Association. Dr. Sherman is a Certified Instructor Coordinator, Emergency Medicine Institute at the Center for Learning and Innovation of the North Shore- Long Island Jewish Health System in Long Island, NY.
Health Care's Most Critical Reform: The Doctor
Speaker: Dr. David Newman
Increasingly, surveys show patients are dissatisfied and physicians are frustrated. The doctor-patient relationship is in peril. And yet, while patients distrust insurance companies or pharmaceutical corporations or politicians to make decisions for them, they trust their physicians. Physicians are the de facto face of reform, and the primary drivers of reform’s success or failure. This raises critical questions: can the academic medicine community reform itself, starting with the physician? Can we reform the way we think, or interact with patients, or use technologies? Can we deconstruct and rewire? There is no reform without physician reform. But physicians are famously headstrong. What now?
Dr. Newman is the Director of Clinical Research in the ED at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and an Iraq war veteran. In addition to being widely published in medical journals, he has written health care articles for the New York Times and authored the lay press book Hippocrates' Shadow. He has worked with the Annals of Emergency Medicine editorial board for the past ten years, concentrating his work in medical evidence translation and appraisal. Dr. Newman is also the editor-in-chief for two online publications, www.TheNNT.com, a bedside resource, and www.SMARTEM.org, an open source monthly audio review. He lives in New York City with his wife.