Paediatric Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group
Research is an important part of advancing medicine, and in emergency medicine the best evidence comes from multicentre studies. This is best achieved within research networks.
There are several pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) regional networks around the world. Some of them have combined to create the global pediatric emergency research network (PERN).
The following regional networks, located in Europe, the Middle East, North America, South America, and Australasia, are members of PERN:
- Research in European Paediatric Emergency Medicine (REPEM)
- Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN)
- Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics (PEM CRC)
- Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC)
- Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT)
- Paediatric Emergency Research in the United Kingdom & Ireland (PERUKI)
- Red de Investigación de la Sociedad Española de Urgencias de Pediatría / Spanish Pediatric Emergency Research Group (RISEUP / SPERG)
- Red de Investigacion y Desarollo de la Emergencia Pediatrica Latinoamerica (RIDEPLA)
Together the research networks have access to data from over 3 million pediatric emergency presentations per annum, to over 100 hospitals, in four of the six World Health Organization (WHO) regions.
Other regional research networks known to IFEM PEMSIG are:
- Pediatric Acute and Critical Care Medicine Asian Network (PACCMAN) which does combined research in pediatric emergency medicine and pediatric critical care medicine in Asia.
If you have a regional network which does work related to pediatric emergency medicine, please let us know and we will add you to this list.
PEMSIG also offer the service of introducing doctors who would like to develop the production of research in pediatric emergency medicine the ability to be mentored by members of PERN or PREDICT to provide ongoing advice and guidance. If you are interested in this, please email our PEMSIG – PERN liaison, Dr Franz Babl, on [email protected]