Gender Specific Issues Special Interest Group

Gender Specific Issues Special Interest Group

Role of the Gender Specific Issues Special Interest Group:

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

Objectives of Group:

  • To be the global representative body of experts to advise on international issues pertaining to gender issues in emergency medicine
  • To aid networking, research and professional development amongst women in emergency medicine
  • To provide leadership and mentorship to women in emergency medicine
  • To provide advocacy and support to the development of undergraduate and postgraduate emergency medicine training programmes for women
  • To promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy
  • To assist in the development of sustainable career paths for women emergency medicine physicians
  • To focus on the building of relationships with international and national organizations that support the inherent aims and objectives of the special interest group
  • In future the Group may expand to advocate for any minority group within emergency medicine, as the need arises


Dr Imron Subhan | Chair
Society for Emergency Medicine India

Dr Gayle Galletta | Vice Chair
Norwegian Society for Emergency Medicine

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Melanie Stander

Valerie Krym

Lisa Moreno-Walton

Jill McEwen

Sally McCarthy

Lee Wallis

Jeannette Wolfe

Esther Choo

Ayesha Almemari

Nyakiiru Gichuki

Eno Akua A. Biney

Fasika Akilu

Heike Geduld

Mulinda Nyieria

Cherri Hobgood

Dr Katherine Henderson

Dr Ffion Davies

Prof Fiona Lecky

Prof Suzanne Mason

Dr Trisha Morshed

Barbara Hogan

Dr Roberta Petrino

Terry Mulligan

Angharad Spencer

Kim Hansen

Waseela Khan

Georgina Phillips

Liliana Caceres

Do Ngoc Son

Michelle Withers