Dr Ted Herbosa shares his story of life as an emergency medicine physician in the Philippines

Dr Teodoro “Ted” Herbosa was the Health Undersecretary of Philippines from 2010 to 2015. One of his important accomplishments during his term was helping achieve Universal Health Coverage. He also led the modernization of public hospitals through Health Facilities Enhancement Funds and the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP). As CIO, he achieved COBIT 5 Certification,

Congratulations to Professor Sally McCarthy on her appointment to President of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine

Professor Sally McCarthy MBBS FACEM MBA FIFEM, past President of ACEM, is an emergency medicine physician at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, and Director ED South East Regional Hospital Bega, NSW. Previously Director ED at tertiary and smaller hospitals, in 2011 she established the Emergency Care Institute at the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation.

Emergency Department Crowding and Access Block in the COVID Era and Beyond: Webinar launch of the IFEM Taskforce Report

Co-chaired by Dr Eddy Lang and Dr Kim Hansen, with leadership also provided by medical student Arshia Javidan, the IFEM Emergency Department Crowding and Access Block Taskforce has synthesized a report detailing the future of emergency medicine as it relates to crowding, with findings salient to the COVID-19 pandemic and understanding where we go from here.

PEMSIG members actively involved in COVID19 academic activities

The Paediatric Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group (PEMSIG) continues to offer expertise as many of our members are at the front lines taking clinical care of patients and further more at the helm of decision making for their institutions and regions. We have been sought out to share our individual and collective experiences by multiple associations around the globe.

Spanish translation of the Standards for the Care of Children in Emergency Departments

The IFEM Paediatric Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group (PEMSIG) has completed the translation of the Standards for the Care of Children in Emergency Departments V3 into Spanish and the document has been submitted for approval by the Executive.

In May PEMSIG also published an editorial on the Standards for Care of Children in Emergency Departments document in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine.

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