iEM Monthly – January 2020

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iEM was viewed more than 100.000 by over 60.000 visitors in 2019. Our resources reached to 197 countries. The first edition (2018) of free Emergency Medicine Clerkship Book has been downloaded over 4000 times. During 2019, we continuously published posts written by 29 blog authors. We thank all contributors and followers and wish you all a happy new year.

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Two new blog authors joined us in December 2019. We welcome Dr. Israa M. Salih from UAE and Dr. Nadarajah Prasanna from Sri Lanka. 

Nadarajah PRASANNA

Sri Lanka

Senior registrar in emergency medicine at Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo. Full instructor for European Resuscitation Council ALS courses as well as local APLS and NLS courses. Completing the Full instructor pathway for International APLS and ATLS courses by 2020. Interested in resuscitation, pediatric emergency medicine, simulations and MEdED. Currently involved in teaching resuscitation courses as well as diploma in emergency nursing , EMT refresher course and medical student teaching.

Israa Saleh

UAE

EM resident in ZMH, Abudhabi. Served in human rights and peace office IFMSA | Advocate of FOAM | Profound interest in research, critical care and disaster medicine | Also a poet and part-time philosopher.

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These countries viewed iEM content the most in 2019. 

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iEM Monthly – December 2019

Monthly Newsletter December 2019

Welcome to the iEM Education Project Monthly Newsletter. We will share the achievements, information about top posts, chapters, activities and future plans of the project.

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Hot News!

iEM team is going to attend ESEM19 (Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine Scientific Conference 2019) in Abu Dhabi. 

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iEM Endorses

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Top Blog Post in November

November Blog Posts

Top Countries in November

Free EM Clerkship Book

iEM Free Book (2018e) reached to >3500 downloads. The book is written by 133 authors from 19 countries. It includes 106 topics, 841 pages, 454 images.

ACEM2019 and Incredible India

ACEM 2019 and increadible India

The 10th Asian Conference on Emergency Medicine was successfully completed in New Delhi, India, during the last couple of days. The conference hosted around 1700 attendees around the globe, mainly Asia. There were approximately 300 speakers from all continents. Dr. Tamorish Kole and Dr. Sirinath Kumar were the two Emergency Medicine professionals who behind the success of this conference. Both experts are also a member of the board of directors of the Asian Society for Emergency Medicine (ASEM). At the end of the conference, Dr. Kole took over the presidency from Prof.Dr. Yildiray Cete (Turkey) who served to ASEM for two years.

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Asian Society for Emergency Medicine, Board of Directors

Vice-President of India, Venkaiah Naidu, opened the conference with promising support to the improvement of Emergency Medicine care in India as well as highlighting the implementation of Emergency Medicine into the undergraduate curriculum. As many countries in Asia, Indian medical graduates are working in acute care settings after graduation. Therefore, focusing on undergraduate education can help many countries in the same context. 

Venkaiah Naidu
Venkaiah Naidu, Vice-President of India

This topic one of the items discussed in the ASEM Board of Directors meeting. Creating a widely acceptable undergraduate curriculum is a necessity for Asian countries, especially those in the development stage of Emergency Medicine. ASEM board formed a sub-committee to work on this highly significant problem. Dr. Mohan Tiru (Singapore) and I will be leading board members to continue and finalize the process. Because the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM) currently working on a comprehensive update process for its’ undergraduate curriculum, there is no need to reinvent the wheel for ASEM. Taking the updated version of the IFEM undergraduate curriculum as the main framework and working on it to create a precise Asian undergraduate curriculum will be enough and probably the fastest way. However, there is a need to understand the current situation and needs in Asian countries. Therefore, the sub-committee of ASEM will work on learning needs assessment and current situation analysis until the IFEM undergraduate curriculum finalized. The expected time for the new updated version of the IFEM undergraduate curriculum is April-May 2020. Completing learning needs assessment and current situation analysis of Asia by March-April 2020 will give the Asian board a chance to move forward with updated IFEM undergraduate curriculum. Probably, developing the Asian curriculum will be possible in a short period of time until the end of 2020.

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Asian Society for Emergency Medicine, Board of Directors Meeting

While ACEM2019 continues, I was able to meet a couple of contributors to the International Emergency Medicine Education Project. I visited Rob Rogers’ well-known course, Medutopia, which aims to increase the quality of the teaching skills of educators. According to Dr. Rogers, this is the most enthusiastic and knowledgable group since the Medutopia journey has begun. Dr. Andy Little and Dr. Mike Giosondi were other two experts who gave the course with Dr. Rogers. You can read and listen to Dr. Rogers’ contributions to the International Emergency Medicine Education Project here.

I also came across to Dr. Simon Carley from Manchester, who is well-known for ST.EMLYN’s blog. He gave a couple of amazing talks during the conference, including one plenary presentation.

Simon Carley, plenary session
Simon Carley, plenary session
Arif Alper Cevik and Simon Carley
Arif Alper Cevik and Simon Carley

One of the surprising things was meeting with one of our blog authors Dr. Kaushila Thilakasiri (Sri Lanka) and her team. This energetic group was not only coming for ASEM to attend meetings, but they also came to compete in SimWars. And of course, they won the first prize.

Kaushila Thilakasiri and Sri Lanka team

Two days of workshops and three days of the busy scientific program passed like lightning. In addition to scientific activities, ACEM 2019 team prepared many social events for participants. I think, socially and scientifically, ACEM 2019 was a very busy conference. This created many networking opportunities.

One of the final event was graduation ceremony of 2018-2019 class of Emergency Medicine residents. Around 120 new graduated were appreciated with a nicely setted up ceremony with attendence of leaders of Emergency Medicine such as Prof. Lee Wallis (Past President of IFEM), Dr. Taj Hassan (Pas President of Royal College of Emergency Medicine) and Prof. James Ducharme (President of IFEM) as well as local leaders of Emergency Medicine of India.

2018-2019 Indian Emergency Medicine Graduates
2018-2019 Indian Emergency Medicine Graduates

As a summary, ACEM2019 was a successful gathering for international Emergency Medicine experts and Asian emergency physicians, residents and medical students.

ACEM 2021 will be in Hong Kong. ASEM board of directors decided to give ACEM2023 to Manila, Phillipines and ACEM2025 to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. We hope to see you all in these upcoming events.

Cite this article as: Arif Alper Cevik, "ACEM2019 and Incredible India," in International Emergency Medicine Education Project, November 13, 2019, https://iem-student.org/2019/11/13/acem2019-and-incredible-india/, date accessed: January 26, 2020

iEM Monthly – November 2019

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Monthly Newsletter November 2019

Welcome to the iEM Education Project Monthly Newsletter. We will share the achievements, information about top posts, chapters, activities and future plans of the project.

Hot News!

iEM will attend the Asian Conference on Emergency Medicine held in New Delhi, India. The conference is on 7-10 November and organized by the Society of Emergency Medicine, India. We are looking forward to meeting members of the #FOAMed family at the conference.

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october 2019
One hundred fifty-nine countries visited iEM content in October 2019. The total number of countries visited iEM platform is 189.

Top Countries in October

Top Blog Post in October

October Blog Posts

Free EM Clerkship Book

iEM Free Book (2018e) reached to >3500 downloads. The book is written by 133 authors from 19 countries. It includes 106 topics, 841 pages, 454 images.

Top Audios of September 2019 From iEM Archive

Top Audios From iEM Archive

Thinking like an emergency physician

Abdominal pain

Massive GI Bleeding

Shock

Emergency medicine: a unique specialty

Cardiac Arrest

Altered mental status

Respiratory Distress

Ovarian Abscess

Chest Pain

Top Images From iEM Archive

Top Images From iEM Archive
17 - epidural + air

Epidural hemorrhage and free air

12.1 - central catheter misplaced

Central venous catheter misplacement

757.3 - Childhood rush - HFM disease

Childhood rush – HFM disease

26.1 - pneumocaccal meningitis 1

Pneumococcal meningitis, MRI

130.1 - SAH - subarachnoid hemorrhage

Subarachnoid hemorrhage

627.3 - Figure 03 - ICH in the right parietotemporal lobe

Intracranial hemorrhage at temporoparietal location

685.2 - electrical injury entry

Electrical injury, entry

449.3 - subacute subdural3

Subdural hemorrhage

336.5 - normal PA chest x-ray HEART BORDERS

Normal heart borders, normal chest x-ray

Top chapters and blog posts of September 2019

Top chapters and blog posts of September 2019

Abdominal Pain

by Shaza Karrar Case Presentation A 39-year-old female presented to the emergency department (ED) complaining of right-lower-quadrant (RLQ) pain; pain duration was for 1-day, associated

Infographics

Acute Management of Regular Narrow Tachycardias Hyperkalemia Vertigo in ED toxicology pearls – active charcoal Pediatric tube sizes Oceania – Countries Recognize EM as a

How to Read C-Spine X-Ray

by Dejvid Ahmetović and Gregor Prosen Introduction C-spine x-ray interpretation is one of the fundamental skills of emergency physicians. Although current guidelines lead us to

How to read chest x-rays

by  Ozlem Koksal Introduction Chest X-ray interpretation is one of the fundamental skills of every doctor. Emergency physicians are particularly exposed to various chest x-rays

How to read head CT

by Reza Akhavan and Bita Abbasi For a standard approach to read head/brain computed tomography (CT) scan, one should adhere to systematic algorithms. The predefined

How to read pelvic x-rays

by Sara Nikolić and Gregor Prosen Introduction Pelvic fractures carry life‐threatening injury potential which should be identified or suspect during the primary assessment of patients with

Download Now! – iEM Book (iBook and pdf)

Download all content written by world-renowned professionals, emergency medicine education enthusiasts. It is a fantastic collaboration of all stakeholders. iEM Clerkship Book includes 106 topics,

Countries Recognize Emergency Medicine as a Specialty

As health care professionals working on Emergency medicine, our history is still being written. Let’s say you would like to learn which countries officially recognize

Mozambique Emergency Medicine Is On The Rise
Experiences
Jule Santos

Mozambique Emergency Medicine Is On The Rise

Africa is a magical continent. It is filled with unique cultural energy. I promise you will never regret diving into this experience. Whether in a

iEM Monthly – October 2019

Monthly Newsletter October 2019

Welcome to the iEM Education Project Monthly Newsletter. We will share the achievements, information about top posts, chapters, activities and future plans of the project.

Hot News!

iEM team attended the Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress 2019 in Dubrovnik Croatia. The Xth Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress held between 22-25 September 2019 at the Sun Gardens Hotel. 

In addition to attending scientific sessions, iEM team also interviewed with Judith Tintinalli and Melanie Stander. Interviews will be shared from iem-student.org platform.

Melanie Stander
Melanie Stander
Judith Tintinalli
Judith Tintinalli

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iEM platform reached to more than 50.000 visitors from 183 countries.

iEM Authors in Dubrovnik​

iEM has 30 international blog authors. Three of those were in Dubrovnik. Anzal Rahman, Anthony Rodigin, and Elif Dilek Cakal. 

Top Blog Post in September

September Blog Posts

Top Countries in September

september 2019 - top countries

New Blog Author

Sumaiya Hafiz

UAE

I am a final year medical student studying in Dubai Medical College, with a strong interest in Emergency Medicine. I am also a photographer and work as a contributor for Getty Images. In my free time I like to write, research, find ways of educating the society regarding common medical issues, and travel. I also have an interest in Emergency Care in resource limited settings, public education, and raising awareness about first response emergency care.

Free EM Clerkship Book

iEM Free Book (2018e) reached to >3500 downloads. The book is written by 133 authors from 19 countries. It includes 106 topics, 841 pages, 454 images.

iEM Monthly – July 2019

Welcome to the iEM Education Project Monthly Newsletter. We will share the achievements, information about top posts, chapters, activities and future plans of the project.

This month we received two positive responses from regional emergency medicine organizations. Asian Society for Emergency Medicine and African Federation for Emergency Medicine endorsed iEM Education Project. We are looking forward to collaborate with them to improve undergraduate emergency medicine education around the globe. 

ASEM logo
AFEM logo

iEM Free Book

iEM Free Book (2018e) reached to >3000 downloads. The book is written by 133 authors from 19 countries. It includes 106 topics, 841 pages, 454 images.

Blog Authors

There are two new blog authors joined our team in July, Shaza from UAE and Masuma from Tanzania. We welcome both of them. To see full blog authors team please click this link – https://iem-student.org/iem-blog-authors/

shaza karrar

UAE

Shaza Karrar is a graduate of Sharjah University, School of Medicine, an Emergency Medicine board certified physician and a winner of multiple Resident Awards, serving as the Editor-in-Cheif of the Emirates Society for Emergency Medicine (ESEM) Newsletters. Big Medical Education Advocate and  Founder and Creator of the EM Space Podcast supporiting FOAMed and FOAMTox right out of the MENA region, with a profound interest in Toxicology and Disaster Medicine.

masuma ali

Tanzania

Masuma Ali Gulamhussein is a second-year Emergency Medicine (EM) resident in Tanzania, at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) with interests in global health and advocating for EM worldwide. She is interested in advancing in EM research and also finds it fulfilling interacting with a diverse cross-cultural society and EM colleagues from all parts of the world.

Blog Posts

We published 12 posts during July 2019. The article “Pediatric tube sizes” is the top read article in July. It reached 939 views. 

Top Countries by Views

The iEM platform reached to 169 countries around the globe. In July, top countries by views are given below. 

iEM Monthly – June 2019

Welcome to the iEM Education Project Monthly Newsletter. We will share the achievements, information about top posts, chapters, activities and future plans of the project.

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ICEM2019

ICEM2019 was one of the very successful conferences of IFEM. Korean Emergency Medicine Society showed incredible organizational leadership and successfully organized such a big event for the world of emergency medicine.

Although there is a lot to talk about South Korean hospitality, foods and the Seoul city, we’d like to give some exciting numbers and highlights from the conference. There were 2725 attendees from 72 countries at the conference. 116 (4%) of the attendees were from middle and low-income countries. It is quite a high number if we compare to other ICEMs. Korean society did an outstanding job by offering discounted or free registration option for these countries. However, it is still 4%, and if we want to improve emergency medicine around the globe, we need to increase this number too. Australia was the country which had the highest attendees after South Korea, 173 and 1555, respectively. According to the conference scientific secretary, the longest registered attendee name was “Annuar Muhammad Zuljimal Bin Osman” from Malaysia. The first registrant was from USA, Eugene Kim. Highest group registration was Korean Fire Agency with 193 attendees. The youngest kid in the conference was 14 months old. Total scientific minutes were 12,030 in 29 topics. Siti Nasrina Yahaya presented 12 presentations at the conference, which is the highest number. Application of the conference downloaded 2,198 times. In 4 days, over 50 news released in media. There were 134 organizing committee members and 120 staff. The next conference ICEM2020 will be in Buenos Aires, Argentina (http://www.icem2020.net).

MOOC

One of the new project of the iEM is free massive open online course (MOOC) of Emergency Medicine for medical students who do not have structured Emergency Medicine training in their medical schools. The project aiming to create an adjustable course for different needs and various lengths. The content will be created under the guidance of the new IFEM undergraduate curriculum. 

The IFEM Core Curriculum and Education committee and IFEM Board gave us a green light to move forward to develop a MOOC and its certification process. 

IFEM Awards

The IFEM awards ceremony was held in the leadership dinner in Seoul during the ICEM2019. Melanie Stander, Vice-President of the IFEM and Prof. James Ducharme, President of the IFEM presented the awards right after the Gautam Bodiwala’s presentation regarding the history of IFEM awards. There are three awards of IFEM; Gautam Bodiwala Lifetime Achievement Award, IFEM Humanitarian Award, Order of IFEM Award. This year Gautam Bodiwala Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Prof. James Holliman. He is one of the significant figures of international emergency medicine who helped the development of emergency medicine in many countries. IFEM Humanitarian Award was given to the Korean Society of Emergency Medicine and Prof. Elisabeth M. Molyneux from Royal Collge of Emergency Medicine, UK. Order of IFEM Award entitles the recipients to use Fellow of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (FIFEM). This year award was given to Prof. Lisa Moreno-Walton from American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM president-elect), Prof. Anthony Lawler and Assoc/Prof. Sally McCarthy from Australasian College of Emergency Medicine, Prof. Arif Alper Cevik from Emergency Medicine Association of Turkey, Dr. Clifford Mann from the Royal Collge of Emergency Medicine, UK, and Dr. Lau Fei Lung from Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine.

FIFEM Awardees – Lisa Moreno-Walton, Anthony Lawler, Sall McCarthy, Arif Alper Cevik, Lau Fei Lung, Taj Hassan (On behalf of Clifford Mann)

Arif Alper Cevik (FIFEM) and James Holliman (Gautam Bodiwala Lifetime Achievement Award)

Arif Alper Cevik who is the founder and director of iEM Education Project, was a fellow in International Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program in PennState University, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center which where Prof. James Holliman was a director. Both met in Vancouver, BC during the 7th ICEM conference in 1998, and their willingness to help and improve emergency medicine around the globe was a common topic in their discussion. But there is another common thing between them. They both born on the same day, 20th December. 

Blog Authors

There are two new blog authors joined our team in June, AlHanouv from KSA and Rebeca from Brazil. We welcome both of them. To see full blog authors team please click this link – https://iem-student.org/iem-blog-authors/

AlHanouv

KSA

I recently finished Emergency Medicine residency in KSA and continuing my training on Master of Healthcare Administration. From my little experience in working and studying Emergency Medicine, I have to admit that having such projects made things more easier and enjoyable. By using different ways of sharing knowledge, this has made a big difference in Physicians practices also in their confidence in being updated and discussing topics anywhere at anytime with everyone you can imagine. We can all benefit from each other by trying our best to find new ways in sharing/explaining knowledge in a more smoother way.

rebeca barbara rios

BRAZIL

I am a student at the end of the 3rd year of medicine, in Brasilia, capital of Brazil. I already contribute to ISAEM, with translations in FOAMed and also assisting in matters related to the national embassy. I am also Academic Coordinator of ABRAMEDE, the Brazilian Association of Emergency Medicine.

Blog Posts

We published 11 posts during June 2019. The article “Countries Recognizing Emergency Medicine As A Specialty” is the top read article in June, again. It reached 2426 views. 

Top Countries by Views

The iEM platform reached to 166 countries around the globe. In June, top countries by views are given below. 

How to Subscribe to iEM Student Podcast

“A podcast, is an episodic series of digital audio or video files which a user can download in order to listen to.” by Wikipedia’s definition. Listening to podcasts is a useful way of consuming FOAMed materials.

iEM Student audio podcast is one of the components of the project to increase accessibility to the content provided by international contributors. If you like to subscribe and listen to this podcast through your favourite podcast player, here is how: 

1. Just click to your favourite podcast player (We use Overcast app as an example).

2.Click to the plus sign located on the top right.

3. Click to Add URL link.

4. Add below link

to the box located below "Podcast URL" text.

5. iEM Student Podcast is now available on the app's main page.

6. Click to the podcast to see the list of available recordings.

That's all! Enjoy!

Cite this article as: Ibrahim Sarbay, "How to Subscribe to iEM Student Podcast," in International Emergency Medicine Education Project, June 26, 2019, https://iem-student.org/2019/06/26/how-to-subscribe-to-iem-student-podcast/, date accessed: January 26, 2020

iEM Monthly – May 2019

Welcome to the iEM Education Project Monthly Newsletter. We will share the achievements, information about top posts, chapters, activities and future plans of the project.

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iEM Education Project Team members will be at ICEM2019, Seoul, South Korea. The ICEM (International Conference on Emergency Medicine) is a annual global conference of International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM). iEM Team will be attending IFEM Core Curriculum and Education Committee meetings. The team is also looking forward to meet new contributors during the conference.

One of the new project of the iEM is free Emergency Medicine massive open online course (MOOC) for medical students who do not have structured Emergency Medicine training in their medical schools. The project aiming to create an adjustable course for different needs and various lengths. The content will be created under the guidance of the new IFEM undergraduate curriculum. 

Thank you for your interest in iEM’s free Emergency Medicine Clerkship book. We published its chapters on the website in May 2018. Pdf and iBook formats were announced to download last month and downloaded more than 2600 times.

iEM Book Announcement

We believe students/interns around the globe will be enjoying the content prepared by emergency medicine experts and enthusiasts from all levels. This is a great initiative of international emergency medicine community.

Now, we are inviting new contributors to iEM Education Project as a blog author, chapter author in 2021 book, as well as for many other contribution options.

If you would like be a member of the group aiming to provide free education resources for medical students/interns around the globe, please click this link.

Currently, we have 20 active blog authors in iEM Education Project from around the globe and look forward to have more. If you feel responsible to improve undergraduate emergency medicine education, if you have something to share with trainees, you are welcome. Please click the link and be a part of this amazing team members. 

Lucas Silva - author

Lucas Oliveira J. e Silva

BRAZIL

Henrique Puls BW

HENRIQUE A. PULS

BRAZIL, USA

kilalo mjema - BW

KILALO MJEMA

TANZANIA

ibrahim sarbay

IBRAHIM SARBAY

TURKEY

Temesgen Beyene bw

TEMESGEN BEYENE

ETHIOPIA

Jule Santos BW

JULE R. O. G. SANTOS

brazil

Job Guillen

mexico

blog posts of the month

We published 11 posts during May 2019. The article “Countries Recognizing Emergency Medicine As A Specialty” is the top read article in May. It reached 2296 views. 

The iEM platform reached to 166 countries around the globe. In May, top countries by views are given below.