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Dr Simon Chu

Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Chair, Paediatric Emergency Special Interest Group

Dr Simon Chu is a senior emergency consultant at the Lyell McEwin Hospital Emergency Department, located in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia. He completed his specialist emergency medicine training in Sydney, Australia, and paediatric emergency medicine (PEM) training in London, Canada. Returning to Australia, he assisted with ongoing improvements in PEM services in his hospital, where he then took a detour in his career and went into medical education where he helped design the revised FACEM specialist training program and curriculum for Australia and New Zealand, which lead to him holding the position of ACEM Deputy Censor-in-Chief and holding a position on the ACEM Board of Directors, retiring from that role in 2018. He continues to be involved in various educational committees within ACEM.

He is also a current member of the IFEM Core Curriculum and Education Committee, and through the role of chair of PEMSIG, a member of the IFEM Clinical Practice Committee. He now has a renewed passion for models of PEM care in mixed EDs, recently completing a 6-month contract at Flinders Medical Centre Emergency Department to experience their PEM model of care. He is now overseeing the PEM aspects of the Lyell McEwin Hospital ED redevelopment and expansion. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling, good food, an appreciation of good wine, and being lead cellist in the Unley Symphony Orchestra whilst participating in other community and medical orchestras. He hopes the merging of his love of travelling, good food, and paediatric emergency medicine will provide a solid basis in his tenure as chair of IFEM PEMSIG.