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Pediatric Emergency Medicine

PEM Expert Profile

Dear Pediatric Emergency Medicine Colleagues:

Over the past 2 years, Dr Madeline Joseph has worked to make available "a pediatric emergency medicine database" to enhance collaboration and communication among our section members and other organizations. As chair of this section, it is my hope to see this database up and running before the end of my tenure.

What could this database do for us?
I believe that Dr Joseph had a vision which needs to move to completion.

As published in both the August 2006 and Jan 2008 newsletters:
Dr Madeline Joseph wrote: "In an era of numerous challenges facing physicians caring for critically ill pediatric patients, it is crucial to collaborate and communicate with experts in the field of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) to be efficient in accomplishing our goals.  As our specialty grows, it becomes extremely important to facilitate mentoring of new graduates and junior faculty especially for the longevity of our specialty. With the increase in demands on physicians in our specialty and the efficiency of "electronic communication," it becomes more important to develop a database that PEM physicians as well as other ACEP members can tap into to reach experts in the particular area of PEM. Such an access could avoid spinning our wheels and prevent expensive mistakes."

Please, assist us to build this PEM database. You are being asked to take time out of your busy schedule to complete the attached "PEM Expert Profile." As we await the ability of the ACEP IT department to house this database, I will ask that you send this information to me personally.  I will be compiling this information and will work with our ACEP staff liaisons to secure this information. 

Please find attached the datasheet for you to download and complete. Please e-mail the completed forms to peds.section@acep.org. If you have any questions, please contact me with any comments.

Thank you,
Donna Moro-Sutherland, MD, FACEP, FAAP
Chair, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Section of ACEP

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Expert Profile Datasheet icn_doc
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