Research Committee

Research Committee

Role of the Research Committee

  • Consider the merit of research proposals and collaborations that are submitted to IFEM for endorsement
  • Explore and potentially develop global research collaborations to further emergency care internationally
  • Act as a resource for IFEM to develop a research agenda and assist in prioritization of research internationally
  • Act as a resource of research training and scholarship for the international research community

Membership

Associate Professor Jonathan Knott | Chair
Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Associate Professor Jonathan Knott is the Head of Emergency Research at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia and the Clinical sub-Dean for Emergency Medicine at the University of Melbourne. He has published on a wide variety of clinical topics but his expertise is in the management of Behavioural Emergencies and particularly the use of therapeutic sedation for acute agitation. He is a member of several local, national and international Boards and committees that cover research, education and the provision of safe and effective healthcare.

Professor Jonathan Benger | Vice Chair
Royal College of Emergency Physicians

Professor Jonathan Benger is the Director of the Academic Department of Emergency Care at the University of the West of England, Bristol, a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at University Hospitals Bristol and Consultant in Pre-Hospital Care at South Western Ambulance Service. He was the founding medical advisor to the Great Western Air Ambulance, and remains active in pre-hospital care. Jonathan’s main research interests are the evaluation of new technologies and techniques, service configuration and workforce, emergency airway management, resuscitation and pre-hospital care. Since May 2013 Jonathan has been the National Clinical Director for Urgent Care at NHS England, working on NHS England’s review of urgent and emergency care including the Ambulance Response Programme.

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Stuart Dalziel | PERM, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Colin Alexander Graham | Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine

Susan Bartels | Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians

Dario Garcia | Federacion Latinoamericano de Medicina de Emergencias

Loren DeFreitas | Trinidad and Tobago Emergency Medicine Association

Praew Kotruchin | Thai College of Emergency Physicians

Menbeu Sultan | African Federation for Emergency Medicine

Haldun Akoglu | Emergency Medicine Association of Turkey

Peter Jones | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Luke Larkin | American College of Emergency Physicians

Fiona Lecky | Royal College of Emergency Medicine

Lisa Moreno-Walton | American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Sowjanya Patibandla | Society for Emergency Medicine India

Yousra Altomi | African Federation for Emergency Medicine

Grzegorz Waligora | Polish Society for Emergency Medicine

Venkataraman Anantharaman | Society for Emergency Medicine in Singapore

Viet Tran | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Justin Kaplan | American College of Emergency Physicians

James Kwan | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Omar Ghazanfar | Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine

Ana Navio | Spanish Society of Urgency and Emergency Medicine

Gerard O’Reilly| Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Glenn Arendts | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Erin Simon | American College of Emergency Physicians

Adrian Joseph Tyndall | American College of Emergency Physicians

Katie Walker | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Shama Patel | American College of Emergency Physicians

Mehmet Karamercan | EuSEM

Bahauddin Baha | Society for Emergency Medicine, India

Prathap Bandipalliam | American College of Emergency Physicians

Ralphe Bou Chebi | American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Tejasvi Chikatla | Society for Emergency Medicine India

Pauline Convocar | Philippine College of Emergency Medicine

Saurabh Dalal | Society for Emergency Medicine India

Paa Korbina Forson | African Federation for Emergency Medicine

Yaser Ghaleb | Yemeni Association of Emergency Medicine and Disasters

Erkan Gunay | Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine

Niyonzimana Joseph | African Federation for Emergency Medicine

Shaza Karrar | Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine

Appolinaire Manirafasha | Rwanda Emergency Medicine Association

Julina Noor | College of Emergency Physicians, Malayasia

Maxwell Osei-Ampofo | African Federation for Emergency Medicine

Rittriak Othong | Thai College of Emergency Physicians

Sanath Rajakaruna | Sri Lankan College for Emergency and Retrieval Medicine

Mohan Sai Surendar | Society for Emergency Medicine India

Ndebwanimana Vincent | African Federation for Emergency Medicine

Frances Kinnear | Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

Work and achievements

CENTER-TBI
Is the first project to be endorsed by IFEM. It is a large European project that aims to improve the care for patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Research Primers
The IFEM Core Curriculum and Education Committee and the Research Committee have collaborated on the development of the below suite of Research Primers.

What every emergency physician should know about research: Introduction to a research primer for low- and middle-income countries
Vicken Totten, Erin Simon, Willem Stassen (2020) African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Pages S95-S99

Analysing the literature: A research primer for low- and middle-income countries
Christopher R. Carpenter, Bonaventure Hollong, Erin L. Simon, Colin A. Graham (2020) African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Pages S100-S105

Collaboration with non-emergency care specialists and other emergency care providers: A research primer for low- and middle-income countries
Camilo E. Gutierrez, Erin Simon (2020) African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Pages S106-S108

Developing a research question: A research primer for low- and middle-income countries
Rob D. Mitchell, Gerard M. O’Reilly, Georgina A. Phillips, Trina Sale, Nobhojit Roy (2020) African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Pages S109-S114

Study design: A research primer for low- and middle-income countries
Colin A. Graham, Erin L. Simon, Jonathan Knott (2020) African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Pages S115-S119

Social media and the modern scientist: a research primer for low- and middle-income countries
Junghwan Kevin Dong, Colleen Saunders, Benjamin W. Wachira, Brent Thoma, Teresa M. Chan (2020) African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Pages S120-S124

Principles of research ethics: A research primer for low- and middle-income countries
Cindy C. Bitter, Annet Alenyo Ngabirano, Erin L. Simon, David McD. Taylor (2020) African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Pages S125-S129

Funding sources for research: A research primer for low- and middle-income countries
Elizabeth DeVos, Erin L. Simon, Adam Aluisio (2020) African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Pages S130-S134

Acquiring data in medical research: A research primer for low- and middle-income countries
Vicken Totten, Erin L. Simon, Mohammad Jalili, Hendry R. Sawe (2020) African Journal of Emergency Medicine,  Pages S135-S139

Research skills and the data spreadsheet: A research primer for low- and middle-income countries
David McD. Taylor, Peter W. Hodkinson, Abdus Salam Khan, Erin L. Simon (2020) African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Pages S140-S144

Basic statistics: A research primer for low- and middle-income countries
Justin Kaplan, Mohammad Jalili, David McD. Taylor (2020) African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Pages S145-S149

Mentorship and how to conduct research: A research primer for low- and middle-income countries
James Ducharme, Erin L. Simon, Nick Jouriles, Tamorish Kole, Ramesh Kumar Maharjan (2020) African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Pages S150-S153

Getting accepted – Successful writing for scientific publication: a Research Primer for low- and middle-income countries
Erin L. Simon, Maxwell Osei-Ampofo, Benjamin W. Wachira, James Kwan (2020) African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Pages S154-S157

Conference presentations: A research primer for low- and middle-income countries
Jonathan C. Knott, David McD Taylor, Erin L. Simon (2020) African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Pages S158-S160

ICEM2019
The Committee ran a pre-conference research workshop at ICEM2019 and as usual, the Committee assisted with ICEM abstract scoring, the MacFarlane Burnet poster prize and determination of the winners of the four new IFEM prizes (Best Paper at ICEM, Best Paper by a Young Investigator, Best Paper by a Trainee and Best Paper – Evidence into Practice).

Collaboration with the Association of Academic Chairs in Emergency Medicine (AACEM)
In 2019, the Committee Chair and immediate past IFEM President collaborated with AACEM in the development of a questionnaire to be used to determine what involvement academic emergency departments have in international emergency medicine. After approval by the AACEM executive, surveys will be commenced, in the USA initially.

Resources and Training

Peer Review of Junior Researcher Protocol Service
The Research Committee has developed a service where junior researchers can submit their research protocols for peer review, with the aim of providing feedback that is educational, strengthens the projects’ methodology, facilitates project ethics/IRB approval and increases the chance of funding.

Peer Review of Junior Researcher Protocols
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Overcoming the Ethical and Operational Challenges in International Emergency Medicine Research
Medical research is fundamental for advancing the science of emergency medicine and
informing the development of best practice patient management. Clinical research
usually involves the active participation of patients and is associated with some patient
time commitment, inconvenience, and possibly risk. Following a series of research
atrocities, principles of human research ethics have been developed to mitigate this risk
and to protect both researchers and research participants. These ethical principles relate
to all medical research disciplines, including Emergency Medicine (EM).

However, the nature of EM and the Emergency Department (ED) setting present a
number of barriers to the application of these principles and can make research in this
area challenging. This document aims to describe these challenges, how they might
impact the case of a hypothetical ED patient and to suggest guidance on how they might
be addressed in order to provide best clinical research practice.

The development of EM, and research in the discipline, is expanding world-wide.
Accordingly, this document is written from an international perspective, with particular
focus on collaboration and global differences in research capacity, experience and
resource.

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Ethical Conduct in Research Checklist
The Research Committee has produced a Checklist to aid Ethical Conduct in Research.

List of Research Content Experts and Areas of Specialization
The Research Committee has developed a list of researchers who are interested in international research – as content reviewers for IFEM sponsored or supported conferences and for multi-country research. You can view the list here. If you are interested in contacting members of the research panel, please contact IFEM.

Emergency Medicine Research
Useful emergency medicine research links

Criteria for Endorsement of Research Projects and Collaborations

The Research Committee has developed a process for endorsement of International Research Projects and Collaborations.

IFEM research project endorsement – Interactive

IFEM research collaboration endorsement – application form 2020 interactive

Distribution of Surveys

IFEM will consider applications to distribute surveys that align with its mission.  Details and application form here.

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