Rural and Small Urban Section

Welcome to CAEP’s Rural and Small Urban Section !  We’re pleased to report to membership that, after an approximately decade long absence, the Section was revitalised within CAEP in February 2016.

Our first priority, in a collaborative project with the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada / the College of Family Physicians of Canada / the Rural Coordination Centre of BC / the Labrador Institute, was an environmental scan of current rural and small urban demographics in Canada.  Results of this study will be published shortly.

Emergency medicine in rural and small urban communities have issues that are both unique and relevant, and we intend to bring those realities to the table. Our mission is to illuminate those issues for the CAEP Board, and advocate on behalf of these communities and providers.

Approximately 19 % of CAEP’s membership live and work in a rural and small urban setting. We need to expand our Section membership : we encourage you to join CAEP, and bring your unique and valuable rural expertise to the Section and CAEP!

Browse our links, and we look forward to serving and engaging our rural membership.

Vision and Mandate

Vision

  • To illuminate the issues unique and relevant to emergency care in small urban and rural communities, and advocate on behalf of the communities and providers with regards to these issues.

Mandate

  • Utilizing rural-specific expertise and knowledge, advise the Board on the unique matters affecting emergency care in small urban and rural communities.
  • Provide opinion to the Board regarding timely and appropriate access to skilled emergency care in small urban and rural areas.
  • Assist the Board in developing policies and positions that, in an evidence based fashion, adequately reflect the realities of emergency medicine practice in small urban
    and rural Canada.
  • Assist the Board in developing and implementing strategies to collect and maintain essential data reflecting the human resources and ancillary supports in small urban and rural EDs, to facilitate evidence based policy and decision making in this setting.
  • When directed by the Board, collaborate with other external agencies to advance emergency care in small urban and rural environments.
  • Advise the Board on strategies that would enhance the knowledge, education and research capacities in small urban and rural environments.
  • Within CAEP advocate for strategies that enhance the knowledge and impacts of emergency care delivered within small urban and rural environments.

Rural and Small Urban Section Terms of Reference

Committee Members

Etienne Van Der Linde
MB ChB CCFP FRRMS
Chair
Clarenville, NL
Peter Barnes
MD CCFP
Botwood, NL
.
Adam Bignucolo
MD
North Bay, ON
.
Merrilee Brown
MD CCFP FCFP
Port Perry, ON
Greg Costello
MD
Abbotsford, BC
Jillian Decosse
MD CCFP
Brandon, MB
Paul Dhillon
MD CCFP
Regina, SK
Brian Geller
MD CCFP
Saskatoon, SK
Kirsten Jewell 
MD CCFP(EM)
Hunstville, ON
Michael Kirlew
MD CCFP
Sioux Lookout, ON
Laura Miller
MD
Parksville, BC
Kyle McIver
MD CCFP
Terrace, BC
Taylor Lougheed
MD MSc(HQ) CCFP(EM)
Ottawa, ON
Christopher Patey
MD CCFP FCFP
St. John’s, NL
Lynn Power
MD CCFP
Burin Bay Arm, NL
Gabe Woollam
MD CCFP
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL

How to Join

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

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

Contact Christina Bova for more information at cbova@caep.ca.

Meetings

Check back for more information soon.