Message from the Executive Liaison Committee
Dr. Howard Ovens (Mount Sinai Hospital) and Dr. Kevin Katz (North York General Hospital)
SREMI is taking a leadership role in the evaluation of the unique implementation of “eCTAS” across Ontario EDs; the first of what will be many papers evaluating the application recently appeared in Annals of Emergency Medicine, congratulations to lead author Shelley McLeod. In terms of SREMI research, overall the number of grants, publications and presentations continues to grow.
As part of a broader collaboration between Sinai Health System and the state of Israel, SREMI will welcome two Fellows from Israel January 1st 2020. We hope these Fellows and the collaboration with Israel will add further international impact and establish lasting relationships.
Dr. Paul Hannam has succeeded Dr. Kuldeep Sidhu as the Chief of the ED at our North York site. We wish to thank Kuldeep for his many contributions to SREMI and welcome Paul who will be a great partner. We are excited about this year’s “EDAC” which includes a day focused on quality and safety. Paul was an active member of our planning committee this year, and many members of our IAB will again be featured as speakers. We are especially excited about our day one plenary from Dr. Kristin Blakely who is uniquely both a financial supporter of SREMI and a research collaborator.
Dr. Blakely will be speaking on issues in early pregnancy loss, a topic that SREMI is also showing provincial leadership on. This topic has been a model of collaboration between our North York and Sinai sites, including joint applications for grants and data collection from both sites where slightly different models of care are in place.
Wishing you all a successful IAB meeting and pleasant stay in Toronto, many thanks to you, and to our colleagues, hospitals and donors for your continued contributions to SREMI.
Howard Ovens MD, FCFP (EM) Kevin Katz MD, CM, MSc, FRCPC
Mount Sinai Hospital North York General Hospital