Paediatric Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group
Dr Simon Chu
Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
Dr Rodrick Lim
Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians
There is a growing recognition of PEM across jurisdictions, and the membership continues to grow. This includes general emergency physicians who have a focus on paediatric emergency care, and specialists in paediatric emergency medicine. We recognise that not all countries have specialist paediatric emergency training programs, and that several types of clinicians provide the equivalent emergency care of children depending on the emergency medicine frameworks within their own countries. We wish to respect that by ensuring a voice exists within our membership that advocates for all these varied models of care that result in the best emergency care for children.
With over 100 members from across the globe, the PEMSIG membership continues to grow. Given the multidisciplinary practice in the care of children, the terms of reference were recently updated to include trainees, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to the membership list.
The following countries have representatives in our group:
Africa: South Africa, Egypt
North America: USA, Canada
Central and South America: Costa Rica, Argentina
Europe and Gulf States: UK, Belgium, Sweden, Qatar
Asia: Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, South Korea, India
Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, Fiji
We are always looking for more members, especially if you are not in the countries listed above. If you are interested in joining our group, please email our Membership Lead, Dr Radhika Raman at [email protected]. You are requested to provide two documents: a copy of your curriculum vitae and a document briefly outlining why you would like to join PEMSIG, and what you would like to contribute. Membership will grant you access to our entertaining and informative PEMSIG newsletter.