Core Curriculum and Education Committee

Core Curriculum and Education Committee

Role of the Core Curriculum and Education Committee:

  • Design focused emergency medicine curricula for the longitudinal spectrum of medical education: undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education.
  • Design a spectrum of curricula suitable for the specific needs of various cultures, geographical areas and nations.
  • Review and modify standing curricula as required.
  • Prepare educational documents for dissemination via publication, web postings, or presentations at scientific meetings.
  • Act as an advisory group with respect to the educational direction of IFEM.
  • Act as an advisory and consultancy group to member nations seeking consultation on the development of emergency medicine content and specialty training across the educational continuum.

Membership

Dr James Kwan | Chair
Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

James is Senior Consultant in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore.  He is Chair of the Core Curriculum and Education Committee at the International Federation for Emergency Medicine.

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He holds academic appointments at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore in Singapore.  Prior to his move to Singapore in 2016, he was the Academic Head of Emergency Medicine and Lead in assessment in the School of Medicine at Western Sydney University in Australia.  James is passionate about medical education and has led curricular development in undergraduate medical programs and postgraduate training programs at national and international level.  His interests in medical education lie in the area of assessment and entrustable professional activities, in addition to his clinical interests in disaster medicine and trauma management.

Arif Alper Cevik | Vice Chair
Emergency Medicine Association of Turkey

Alper is an emergency physician and academician at United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) and core-faculty member in Tawam EM residency program. He is interested in international emergency medicine, emergency medicine education, medical education, point of care ultrasound and trauma. Currently, he is the department chair of Internal Medicine at UAEU, board member of the Asian Society for Emergency Medicine and member of Emirati Board of Emergency Medicine.

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Elif Dilek Cakal | Emergency Medicine Association of Turkey
Simon Chu | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
Erin Simon | American College of Emergency Physicians
David Teng | Society for Emergency Medicine in Singapore
Abraham Wai | Hong Kong College for Emergency Medicine
Autumn Brogan | American College of Emergency Physicians
Mohan Kamalanathan | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
Heike Geduld | AFEM (South Africa)
Joseph Kalanzi | AFEM (Uganda)
Maxwell Osei-Ampofo AFEM (Ghana)
David Manthey | SAEM
Rahim Valani | CAEP
Maria Del Carmen
Dario Garcia | FLAME
Immad Qureshi | RCEM
Anastasia Spartinou | EUSEM (Hellenic Society of Emergency Medicine)
Rasha Buhumaid | ESEM
Sushant Chhabra | SEMI
Yu-Che Chang | TSEM

Advisory Group Senior members
Gautam Bodiwala | Royal College of Emergency Medicine
Janis Tupesis | American College of Emergency Physicians
Juliusz Jakubaszko | Polish Society for Emergency Medicine
Nick Jouriles | American College of Emergency Physicians
Janet Lin | American College of Emergency Physicians
Andrew Singer |  Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
Venkataraman Anantharaman | Society for Emergency Medicine in Singapore
Jeremy Wee | Society for Emergency Medicine in Singapore
Christian Arbelaez | American College of Emergency Physicians
Justin Kaplan | American College of Emergency Physicians
Sean Kivlehan | American College of Emergency Physicians
Grzegorz Waligora | Polish Society for Emergency Medicine
Dr Haldun Akoğlu | Emergency Medicine Association of Turkey
Joseph Bonny | AFEM (Ghana)
Dr Pauline Convocar | Philippine College of Emergency Medicine
Dr Sa’ad Lahri | AFEM (South Africa)
Edgardo Menendez | FLAME
Cem Oktay |  Emergency Medicine Association of Turkey
Helio Penna Guimaraes | ABRAMADE
Fremen Chichen Chou | Taiwan Society of Emergency Medicine

Advisory Group members
AFRICA
Ken Diango | AFEM (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Prisca Kizito | AFEM (Uganda)

NORTH AMERICA
Amber Hathcock | American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
Prathap Bandipallaim | ACEP
Erik J. Blutinger | ACEP
Ralphe Bou Chebl | American Academy of Emergency Medicine
Whitney Bryant | SAEM/ACEP
Georgina Calderon |ACEP
Joseph Ciano | ACEP
Kevin Davey | ACEP
Ashley Jacobson | ACEP, AAEM

Shama Patel | ACEP
Nicholas (Nico) Risko | ACEP

Anthony Rodigin | ACEP/AAEM
Amita Sudhir | ACEP
Harsh Sule | ACEP
Anna Wright |ACEP
Asit Misra | SEMI

Jean Klig

CENTRAL SOUTH AMERICA
Luis Vargas Tellez | ACEM Colombia

ASIA
Wei Xiang Ng | College of Emergency Physicians, Academy of Medicine Singapore
Tejasvi Chikatla | SEMI
Dolly Yadav | SEMI
Julina Noor |  College of Emergency Physician, Malaysia
Rittirak Othong | Thai College of Emergency Physicians
Rapeeporn Rojsaengroeng | Thai College of Emergency Physicians

AUSTRALASIA
Adrian Kerner | ACEM, RCEM
Viet Tran | ACEM

EUROPE
Eric Huettner | Swiss Society of Emergency and Rescue Medicine
Erkan Gunay | EMAT
Mathew Alex | RCEM
Venkat Kotamraju | RCEM

GULF REGION
Hind Al Dhaheri | ESEM

Committee work and achievements

Endorsement of the International Emergency Medicine Education Project. This is a large international collaborative project led by Alper Cevik and supported by the Committee aimed at improving undergraduate emergency medicine education worldwide.

Research Primer
This work is a collaboration between the Core Curriculum and Education and Research Committees to support teaching of the principles of emergency medicine research during specialist training in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Fourteen topics were identified as being important and relevant to those performing research in LIMCs. Erin Simon worked with the respective Chairs of both committees to coordinate the writing of the primer with each topic being authored by at least one author from a LIMC. Currently draft manuscripts have been completed for 12 of these topics. The African Journal of Emergency Medicine has given an undertaking to peer review and publish each topic as part of a research series. It is anticipated that topics from the research primer will be published over a period of 12 months commencing in 2020.

Accreditation Framework
Andrew Singer is leading a team to generate a manuscript aiming to provide guiding principles and framework for accreditation of specialist training programs.

Integration of IFEM Curricula
This work aims to facilitate the implementation of IFEM curricula through the integration of previously published IFEM UME, GME and CPD curricula as a continuum of professional practice, expressed in the form of Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) required for practice as a specialist in emergency medicine. A team led by James Kwan has successfully obtained ethics approval to identify the essential EPAs for practice as a specialist in emergency medicine using consensus methodology. It is anticipated a draft manuscript will be available at ICEM2020 with the aim of publishing this work in a peer reviewed journal.

Renewal of the IFEM Undergraduate (UME) Curriculum
Work has commenced on the review and renewal of the UME Curriculum, which was first published in 2009. A team led by Alper Cevik has completed a review of the UME curriculum and the findings from this review was presented to the committee in February 2019. It is anticipated the first draft of the renewed UME curriculum will be available at ICEM2020.

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