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 four 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 Sariyildiz (email@example.com).
Vision and Mission
- To promote high quality emergency patient care through world-leading leadership, education, and research in emergency medicine.
- To improve emergency care of patients by enhancing academic emergency medicine at Canadian hospitals.
- To foster and develop education, research and academic leadership among Canadian emergency physicians, residents, researchers, and students.
- To provide mentorship in academic emergency medicine (EM).
2020 Terms of Reference
Executive Committee Members
Leadership Committee Chair
Kerstin de Wit
MBChB MD MSc FRCPC FRCEM MRCP
Research Committee Chair
Pediatric EM Education
MD MSc FRCPC
Postgraduate Education – FRCPC
Postgraduate Education – CCFP(EM)
Four Members-at-Large (elected from West, Prairies, Ontario, Québec, East)
Ex-officio Members (non-voting)
CCFP(EM) Program Director Chair
Resident Section Representative
FRCPC Program Director Chair
Pediatric Section Chair
Continuing Professional Development Chair
Rural & Small Urban Section Chair
Academic Section Past Chair
CAEP Executive Director
CAEP Deputy Executive Director, Academic and CPD
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. Please refer to the “Executive Committee Members” tab for a list of the current vacancies.
Contact Shanna Sariyildiz for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic Consultation Service
In order to address the variability across Canada’s academic emergency medicine departments and tap into the expertise of CAEP academic leaders, the Academic Section is providing an Academic Consultation Service. The goal of CAEP’s Academic Consultation Service is to improve emergency care of patients by enhancing academic EM at Canadian medical schools and teaching hospitals.
The Academic Symposium is hosted once every three years by the each committee to provide practical recommendations on improving EM. Each year, three panels are formed with the mandate to research their topic, create recommendations for Canadian Academic EM units and present at the Academic Symposium, and publish the recommendations in CJEM.
In 2016, the Academic Section conducted an adult environmental scan. Following its publication, a pediatric environmental scan has been conducted with the publication forthcoming.