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)

2018 Terms of Reference

2018 Academic Section Terms of Reference

Executive Committee Members

Jeff Perry 
MD MSc CCFP(EM)
Chair
Ottawa, ON
Eddy Lang
MD CCFP(EM)
Leadership Chair
Calgary, AB
Andrew McRae
MD PhD FRCPC
Research Chair
Calgary, AB
Rob Woods
MD MMEd FRCPC
Education Scholarship Chair
Saskatoon, SK
Laurie Morrison
MD FRCPC
NCER Chair
Toronto, ON
Teresa Wayrykow
MD CCDP(EM)
Undergraduate Education
Winnipeg, MB
Garth Meckler MD 
MD MSHS
Pediatric Emergency
Medicine Education
Vancouver, BC
Kirk Magee
MD MSc FRCPC
Postgraduate Education – FRCPC
Halifax, NS
John Foote
MD CCFP(EM)
Postgraduate Education – CCFP(EM)
Toronto, ON

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

Aaron Johnston
MD CCFP(EM)
Calgary, AB
James Stempien
MD CCFP(EM)
Saskatoon, SK
Judy Morris
MDCM FRCPC
Montreal, QC
Shelley McLeod
Research Director
Toronto, ON

Ex-officio Members (non-voting)

Munsif Bhimani
MD MSc
CCFP(EM) Program Director Chair
London, ON
Brian Chung
MD FRCPC
FRCPC Program Director Chair
Vancouver, BC
Sean Moore
MD FRCPC
Continuing Professional Development Chair
Keewatin, ON
Tim Lynch
MD FRCPC
Pediatric Section Chair
London, ON
Etienne Van Der Linde
MB ChB MCFP
Rural & Small Urban Section Chair
Clarenville, NL
Ian Stiell
MD FRCPC ABEM
Academic Section Past Chair
Ottawa, ON
Shannon Chun
MD
Resident Section Representative
Toronto, ON
Alecs Chochinov
MD FRCPC
CAEP President
Winnipeg, MB
Lynn Garrow
BSocSc  MBA
CAEP Executive Director
Ottawa, ON
Rachelle Tessier
Project Officer
CAEP Liaison
Ottawa, ON
Shanna Scarrow
Manager, Research & Academics
CAEP Liaison
Ottawa, ON

Academic Section Elections

Academic Sections Executive elections are held annually at the annual Academic Section meeting held at the CAEP Conference. Each elected Executive position has a term of 2 years, eligible for re-election to a maximum of 3 consecutive terms. Elected Executive positions will be open for nomination for 3 months prior to the end of the term.

Elections Process:

ACADEMIC SECTION ELECTIONS PROCESS TIMING
Executive Members up for renewal are contacted
For open positions, nominations are solicited from executive and section membership*
Nominees are contacted to confirm interest and for a short biography As each nominee name is received
Final date to receive nominations 60 days prior to Annual Section Meeting
Nominee bios are posted on Academic Section webpage 45 days prior to Annual Section Meeting
Elections Annual Section Meeting

*According to the Academic Section Terms of Reference, nominations for open positions may be made by any Academic Section member.

Available Positions:

None currently open.

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 Shanna Scarrow for more information at kwyatt@caep.ca.

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Activities

Academic Symposium

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.

Developing Research Capacity and Enhancing Research Impact in EDs Across Canada

Sunday, May 31, 2020 at CAEP 2020 in Ottawa
12:00 – 16:00
Registration fee: $35 in advance, $50 at the door (includes lunch)

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 ServiceThe 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.

eScan

In 2016, the Academic Section conducted an adult environmental scan. Following its publication, a pediatric environmental scan has been conducted with the publication forthcoming.