Global Emergency Medicine
The Department of Emergency Medicine continues to complement Northwestern University and the Feinberg School of Medicine missions for global engagement. Global emergency medicine (GEM) initiatives focus on the health of individuals and populations in emergent and dynamic environments. Collaborations focus on inter and intra-university partnerships through research projects, educational efforts and the support of organizations providing health and services in emergency settings. Such efforts include direct provision of emergency clinical care in resource-limited settings, humanitarian assistance training and crisis mapping.
Global Emergency medicine is a fast growing subspecialty in global health and Emergency Medicine and the discipline encompasses two broad arenas. Provision of heath and public heath related services during times of crisis, often termed humanitarian assistance and the provision of healthcare in emergency clinical settings. Examples of content areas within this fast expanding discipline include:
- Humanitarian Assistance
- Disaster Relief
- Emergency Care Services in resource limited settings
- Emergency Medicine Development
Health Under Fire: The Targeting of Medical Workers in Conflict Zones (Live Web Seminar 53) (April 2013)
2013 Canadian Disaster and Humanitarian Training Program (May 2013)
Doctors Without Borders Recruitment Information Session coming to Chicago 3/6! (March 2013)
Dr. Chan, a visiting futurist, speaks at the Future of Information Alliance, the Smithsonian, and on the Kojo Ndamdi Show on NPR (Mar 2013)
Dr. Chan speaks about Crisis Mapping and Digital Humanitarians as one of the first FSM faculty at the Buffet Center for International Comparative Studies
Dr. Chan to speak at Brown University's Humanitarian Symposium (Feb 2013)
Global Health Essentials 2013 (August 2013)
Global Health and Well-Being: The Social Work Response (June 2013)
Global Health & Innovation Conference (April 2013)
Dr. Khare Volunteers in Ethiopia (January 2013)
Global EM Publications
Global Emergency Medicine: A Review of the Literature From 2011 (Open Access)
Aschkenasy, M. et al., 2011. International emergency medicine: a review of the literature from 2010.
Academic emergency medicine. 18(8), pp.872-9.
Foran, M. et al., 2011. International emergency medicine: a review of the literature from 2009.
Academic emergency medicine. 18(1), pp.86-92.
Levine, A.C., et al., 2007. International emergency medicine: a review of the literature from 2006.
Academic emergency medicine.14(12), pp.1190-3.
More..... visit the Global EM Publication Archive