Gender Specific Issues Special Interest Group

Gender Specific Issues Special Interest Group

The Gender Specific Issues Special Interest Group (GSISIG) was founded in 2014 and exists to provide a forum to share information on a variety of issues in regard to Gender Specific Issues and to make recommendations to IFEM.

The Group is considering a range of objectives:

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To be the global representative body of experts to advise on international issues pertaining to gender issues in emergency medicine.
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To aid networking, research and professional development amongst women in emergency medicine.
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To provide leadership and mentorship to women in emergency medicine.
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To provide advocacy and support to the development of undergraduate and postgraduate emergency medicine training programmes for women.
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To promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy.
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To assist in the development of sustainable career paths for women emergency medicine physicians.
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To focus on the building of relationships with international and national organizations that support the inherent aims and objectives of the special interest group.
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To promote the role, and work, of IFEM as part of this.

In future the Group may expand to advocate for any minority group within emergency medicine, as the need arises.

Membership is open to individuals who are members of IFEM member organisations.

Enquiries can be directed to the Chair, Dr Melanie Stander, (South Africa) via the IFEM Secretariat.

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