EMAF Updates

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November 28, 2017

Today’s research will decide tomorrow’s care.

                                Dr. Bjug Borgundvaag
     Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Medicine Institute

 


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November 29, 2016
#GivingTuesdayCA

Emergency medicine research is well known and respected, and with increased support we can continue to improve patient care and best practices in Canada and around the world. The EMAF recognizes this important link between research and improving patient care and is proud to fund emergency medicine research in Canada.

Please join us as CAEP promotes the EMAF through Giving Tuesday on November  29.

Join us: Help get the word out and promote the EMAF. Use #GivingTuesdayCA, re-tweet social media, and direct people to this website.

Make a donation: Visit this link to participate. All donations are fully tax creditable.


July 2016

#TheEMAF Challenge

Dr. Laurie Morrison and the team at the University Health Network (UHN) kicked things off by issuing a challenge to all ED groups across the country to match UHN’s $5,000 contribution to the EMAF. Dr. Rob Sedran and the team at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) met the challenge – and even topped UHN’s donation by giving $5,001!

UHN and LHSC want to see more sites accept the challenge – donations can be made online or by contacting emaf@caep.ca.


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February 12, 2016

CAEP announces the winners of the 2015/16 CAEP Grant Competition. Please visit: http://caep.ca/2016GrantWinners to see the list of winners and their exciting research topics.

Thank you to all EMAF donors who helped to expand the competition this year.


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September 4, 2015

The CAEP Grants Program is expanding!

Thanks to the generous support of CAEP members via the EM Advancement Fund (#TheEMAF), the CAEP Grants Program has grown. In addition to the $5 000 grants (from CAEP operations, as in previous years) to support junior investigators, there will be two $10 000 grants (from the EMAF Annual Fund) to support EM fellows, graduate students, staff, and faculty. The competition opens September 14th, 2015 and closes November 5th, 2015. The full details are available here.

The EM Advancement Fund (EMAF) officially launched earlier this year, and has received tremendous support from the CAEP Board and CAEP members. Thank you to all of our CAEP members, who have made a significant impact by supporting research to improve emergency patient care. To donate today, click “Donate Now“.


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May 30, 2015

The EM Advanement Fund will be launched at CAEP in Edmonton. 

Support Research to Improve Emergency Patient Care

Click Donate Now to improve care today!

#TheEMAF


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May 28, 2015

Support Research to Improve Emergency Patient Care

Click Donate Now to improve care today!

#TheEMAF


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May 15, 2015

EM Research and You: EM Advancement Fund
CAEP
The EM Advancement Fund (EMAF) will be officially launched at CAEP 2015 in Edmonton. Visit the CAEP Booth, ask an EMAF Cabinet Member or CAEP Staff (both will be wearing “EMAF Ask Me” stickers), or read www.caep.ca/EMAF to learn more about how you can support research to improve emergency patient care.


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May 1, 2015
Docs that Rock — Net Proceeds from the Event Will Support the EM Advancement Fund
CAEP
“We played our first Docs that Rock in Ottawa in 2008. We are emergency physicians from across the country that have a passion for playing rock and jazz. Our initial goal was to raise a few dollars for EM research by playing a few songs and entertaining a few colleagues at a local pub. Well, our and their enthusiasm got the best of us, and we’ve played all across the country and raised thousands of dollars for research. Please come and join us in Edmonton for Docs that Rock 2015 on Monday June 1st during the CAEP Conference. And the Jazz Docs will play their first ever Welcome Reception at the Art Gallery of Alberta on Sunday, May 31st.”

Peter Toth
EM Advancement Fund Event Chair
Docs that Rock

Docs that Rock has become a signature event at the CAEP Conference; it has supported EM research and will continue to, as net proceeds will be directed to the Annual Fund of the EM Advancement Fund (EMAF). Help us take Docs that Rock fundraising to the next level by purchasing a Docs that Rock concert t-shirt or an “I ♥ CAEP t-shirt”. Click here to purchase your shirt in advance. Profits from the sales will be added to the EMAF Annual Fund.


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April 17, 2015

EM Research and You: Message from Research Committee Chair, Rob Green
CAEP
“As the CAEP Research Committee Chair, I have reviewed 100s of grants over the years, and struggle with not being able to fund all of the deserving projects. There are great junior physician-scientists in Canada, and it is challenge when there are so many innovative research proposals and not enough funding for them. I encourage all of my EM colleagues to support research by donating to this cause.”

CAEP Research Committee Chair, Rob Green

Although CAEP has been supporting EM research projects led by junior investigators and residents, it has not been enough. EM research receives less funding than nearly every other medical specialty. Grants for junior researchers are a great way to create new research projects in underfunded areas, introduce new programs through seed money, launch a physician-scientist career, and promote EM research across Canada, all with the ultimate goal of improving emergency patient care.

For more information on how to support research and improve care, click here.


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April 3, 2015

EM Research and You: Message from the Past President, Bruce McLeod
CAEP
“It really is time for EM to take its own place at the table. We cannot be seriously considered a specialty until we develop our own research arm. CAEP ‘s EM Advancement Fund is the vehicle to accomplish this. ”

CAEP Past President, Bruce McLeod

Although CAEP has been supporting research for years via its annual conference, through the research grants, and with research awards, this message serves as a call to action. Canadian EM physicians as a whole can take ownership of their ability to support research and ultimately improve emergency patient care for all. Improving EM research requires funding. Improved research programs will lay the groundwork to grow new innovations in EM.

For more information on how to support research and improve care, click here.


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March 20, 2015

EM Research and You: Message from the CAEP Executive Director, Vera Klein
CAEP
With the recent announcement of the 2015 CAEP Grant Award winners, it is an appropriate time to reflect on the need for EM research. CAEP Communiqué spoke with the CAEP Executive Director, Vera Klein, “EM research impacts all of us. From my professional perspective, I recognize how research impacts physician practice change, and on the personal side, I have seen how EM research has positively affected members of my own family.”

Every day more than 43,000 children, youth, adults, and seniors visit Canadian EDs. Nearly everything that happens in the ED is a result of research. Every diagnosis made, every procedure and technique applied, every piece of equipment used is a result of evidence-based EM research. Our generous donors have supported this cause, thus recognizing the importance of research in improving emergency patient care.

For more information on how to support research and improve care, click here.


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March 6, 2015

EM Research and You
CAEP
Funding new EM research is vital to moving the EM profession forward. This year’s CAEP Research Grants Competition has attracted many important submissions in a wide range of topics. Your Research Grants Committee has awarded proposals to improve emergency patient care in the areas of safety of ED cardioversion, medication discrepancies, ECG characteristics as prognostic markers, high-risk clinical factors for aortic dissection, and pediatric resuscitation performance. All of the submissions speak to the need to expand emergency medicine research and further advance patient care. Our generous donors have supported this cause, recognizing the importance of this program. Improving patient care relies on best evidence, which is the product of funding excellent research projects.

2015 CAEP Grant Winners

For more information on how to support research and improve care, click here.


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February 20, 2015

EM Research and You
CAEP
Did you know that the CAEP Research Competitions have funded over $450,000 in grants and awards? No matter what area(s) of emergency medicine you are concerned with, it is likely that these grants have impacted the care of your patients. Projects supported have improved patient care in a range of critical areas, including CPR, anaphylaxis, PoCUS, asthma, septic shock, teaching strategies, mental illness, triage, clinical decision rules, and addiction. A complete project listing is available at CAEP Previous Grant Winners.

For more information on how to support research and improve care, click here.


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