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NCER Councillor Election Results

Dr. Patrick Archambault takes on the role of Councilor (mid/senior career).

Effective July 21, 2020


NCER Councillor Election 2020

We have received two nominations for the Councillor (Mid/Senior Career) position. The candidate profiles are listed below. The election will take place June 26 – July 8 (noon ET). All NCER members who hold a CAEP membership are eligible to vote, and will be sent a link on June 26. If you do not receive the email, contact kwyatt@caep.ca.

Dr. Tia Renouf, MD CCFP(EM) FCFP
Associate Professor, Discipline of Emergency Medicine Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University

As Inaugural Chair of the discipline of emergency medicine at Memorial University, I developed research from the ground up. Research in the Discipline currently flourishes in medical education, point of care ultrasound, and 3D printing. My own research areas are in communications across the rural/urban divide, and undergraduate clinical reasoning. As a leader I developed SMBE research in our undergraduate curriculum and co-led an interdisciplinary research collaborative in SMBE.

Dr. Patrick Archambault, MD MSc FRCPC
Associate Professor, Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Université Laval

Dear NCER members, I would like to apply for a position on the executive board for NCER. I am an Associate Professor at Université Laval in the Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine and also in the Department of Anesthesia. I trained as an emergency medicine specialist (2000-2005, Université Laval) and then as a critical care specialist (2005-2007, University of Ottawa). I completed an MSc in clinical epidemiology at University Laval (2007), through the Royal College Clinical Investigator program. I then completed a Canadian Health Services Research Foundation CADRE postdoctoral fellowship scholarship with France Légaré and André Lavoie specializing in knowledge translation (2008-2010) and also receiving training from Jeremy Grimshaw, Ian Graham, Dawn Stacey and Barb Davies.

Since 2008, I work as an emergency and critical care physician and as a clinician-researcher at the CISSS Chaudière-Appalaches (Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis), affiliated to Université Laval. In 2012, I obtained a FRQS Clinical Research Scholar Junior 1 Award (2012-2016). In June 2016, I was awarded a CIHR Embedded Clinician-Researcher Salary Award (2016-2020). In April 2020, I was awarded a FRQS Clinical Scholar Senior Award (2020-2024).

Since NCER’s inception, I have been an active member, present at each meeting since its creation and I would like to continue supporting the advancement of this network in the next years. I am also an active CCCTG member since 2012 and am a co-investigator in the CIHR-funded Canadian Traumatic Brain Injury Research Consortium (2015-2020) as knowledge translation scientist.

My research program focuses on the evaluation of the impact of a wiki used as a knowledge translation tool on the quality of healthcare in the emergency department and intensive care unit. I am currently undertaking different projects which integrate this technology based upon the sharing and open access of information. My projects explore the use of a wiki to improve healthcare of different populations, notably elderly people, people facing decisions about end-of-life care and victims of mild traumatic brain injury. I am also particularly interested in integrated knowledge translation and the involvement of decision makers, patients and clinicians in research that generates evidence in response to their needs. I am involved in many different integrated knowledge translation endeavours, in particular several projects involving the Institut national d’excellence en santé et services sociaux in Quebec testing the development of an audit and feedback workshop to improve care transitions for elderly patients being discharged from ED departments.

I would be honoured to become a member of the NCER executive committee to continue supporting the development of this network and work towards enhancing the impact of our research using an integrated KT model, in particular by involving patients and decision makers in our network. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, NCER’s role must continue to grow and hopefully play an increasing role in future pandemic preparedness efforts across Canada.


NCER Executive Seeking Councillor

The NCER executive is currently seeking nominations (and self-nominations) for the Councillor position.

Experience: Mid or senior councillor between 7-15 years since initial faculty appointment as assistant professor.
Description: This executive role is a 2-year term (renewable up to twice for 6 years maximum). The member must attend 50% of meetings to maintain their position, and must be a CAEP active member.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Executive Committee Membership:
1. Be responsible for planning and setting the agenda for the annual face-to-face retreat
2. Communicate regularly with the network about the status of studies and potential new studies (via real time tracking on the website)
3. Administer any funds that come into the network directly, e.g., apply for network or planning grant
4. Keep accurate minutes, including presenter feedback, which are circulated in a timely fashion
5. Initiate review of new studies and provide endorsement
6. Monitor ongoing endorsed studies and identify issues that need addressing
7. Develop guidelines and policies that determine how the network will conduct its business
8. Manage mentorship
9. Vet protocols
10. Review and approve NCER endorsed study manuscripts
11. Track publication per NCER endorsed study to optimize productivity
12. Liaise with government, funding agencies, and other research networks and CAEP Board of Directors

Click here to view the NCER Terms of Reference.

To apply, send your CV and letter of interest to kwyatt@caep.ca by Friday, June 19, 2020.


NCER Executive Committee Election 2020 Results

Secretary – Dr. Keerat Grewal (acclaimed)
Junior Councillor – Dr. Catherine Varner (acclaimed)

Effective February 25, 2020


NCER Executive Committee Nominations & Elections

We are currently seeking nominations (and self-nominations) for the following 2-year positions (renewable twice). 

Secretary
Experience: Open to all executive members
Description: Keeps accurate meeting minutes as well as presenter feedback at the in-person meetings, which are circulated to the committee in a timely fashion. 

Junior Councillor
Experience: A young investigator who is no more than 7 years from appointment as an assistant professor (when elected).
Description: Contributes to the executive oversight of the endorsement and feedback process for protocols and manuscripts submitted to NCER. Provides support for the Emerging Researchers subcommittee. Contributes to the executive coordination of the NCER annual meeting.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Executive Committee Membership:
1. Be responsible for planning and setting the agenda for the annual face-to-face retreat
2. Communicate regularly with the network about the status of studies and potential new studies (via real time tracking on the website)
3. Administer any funds that come into the network directly, e.g., apply for network or planning grant
4. Keep accurate minutes, including presenter feedback, which are circulated in a timely fashion
5. Initiate review of new studies and provide endorsement
6. Monitor ongoing endorsed studies and identify issues that need addressing
7. Develop guidelines and policies that determine how the network will conduct its business
8. Manage mentorship
9. Vet protocols
10. Review and approve NCER endorsed study manuscripts
11. Track publication per NCER endorsed study to optimize productivity
12. Liaise with government, funding agencies, and other research networks and CAEP Board of Directors

Note: You must be a CAEP Active Member to be on the NCER Executive Committee.

If you are interested, please submit a letter of intent and CV to Kelly Wyatt(kwyatt@caep.ca) by December 1, 2019.


5th Annual NCER Meeting

February 25th – 27th, 2020 in Lake Louise, AB
Location: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise


NCER Executive Committee Election Results 2018

•  Vice Chair:
         Gary Joubert (London, ON) [ELECTED]
•  Councillor (Mid/Senior career):
       Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy (Ottawa, ON) [ACCLAIMED]

•  Junior Councillor:
       Kerstin de Wit (Hamilton, ON) [ACCLAIMED]      


NCER Executive Committee Nominations & Elections

We are currently seeking nominations (and self-nominations) for the following 2-year positions (renewable twice):

•  Councillor (Mid/Senior career): >5 to 12 years (from first academic appointment) when elected
•  Junior Councillor: <5 years (from first academic appointment) when elected

The primary responsibilities of the executive will be:
•    Overseeing the organization of the annual NCER meeting
•    Refining the draft NCER terms of reference
•    Working with NCER researchers across Canada to provide better collaboration, research, and ultimately emergency patient care

Note: You must be a CAEP Active Member to be on the NCER Executive Committee.

If you are interested, please submit a letter of intent and CV to Kelly Wyatt (kwyatt@caep.ca) by November 30th, 2017.

Elections will be held at the NCER meeting in Banff (February 20-22, 2018).
 
Active Members of CAEP who have identified themselves as researchers are eligible to vote (contact Kelly to ensure that you are registered).


3rd Annual NCER Meeting

February 20th-22nd, 2018
Location: The Rimrock Hotel, Banff

Details available here.


CAEP 2017 in Whistler: NCER Open Meeting

Sunday, June 4th, 2017
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location: Wedgemount Room, Whistler Conference Centre
Chair: Jeff Perry


Executive Committee Election Results

 Updated July 2016

Jeff Perry
Chair
Laurie Morrison
Vice-chair
Marcel Emond
Grants and Manuscripts Councillor
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Gary Joubert
Councillor
Justin Yan
Junior Councillor
Andrew McRae
Junior Councillor

June – September 2016: NCER Executive Committee Nominations & Elections

Call for nominations (including self-nominations) for the NCER Executive Committee

If you would like to help shape the future of a network for Canadian EM researchers, we encourage you to apply to be on the NCER Executive Committee.  

The primary responsibilities of the executive will be:
•    Overseeing the organization of the annual NCER meeting
•    Refining the draft NCER terms of reference
•    Working with NCER researchers across Canada to provide better collaboration, research, and ultimately emergency patient care

All positions are open and include:
•  Chair
•  Vice-chair/Councillor (Mid/Senior career)
•  Grants and Manuscripts Councillor (Mid/Senior career)
•  Councillor (Mid/Senior career)
•  Junior Councillor (2 years)
•  Junior Councillor (1 year)

Definitions:
•    Junior Councillor: <5 years (from first academic appointment) when elected
•    Councillor (Mid/Senior career): >5 to 12 years (from first academic appointment) when elected
•    The Grants and Manuscripts Councillor will work to optimize the publications and dissemination of NCER-endorsed research.

Notes:
•     For the first election, the Vice-chair and Councillor (Mid/Senior) will be 3-year terms.
•    Normally, all terms are 2 years and renewable once, except the Junior Councillors where there will be staggered elections with a non-renewable 2-year term (except for a 1-year term for the first election for one position as noted above).
•     You must be a CAEP Active Member to be on the NCER Executive Committee.

If you are interested, please submit a letter of intent and CV to Kelly Wyatt (kwyatt@caep.ca) by July 15th, 2016.

Elections will be held on September 15th, 2016.
 
Active Members of CAEP who have identified themselves as researchers are eligible to vote (contact Kelly to ensure that you are registered).

For EM physicians, note that if you have received this message directly from CAEP, then you are on the list (so ensure that your CAEP membership is up to date).
 
If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Perry (jperry@ohri.ca).
 


CAEP 2016 in Québec City: NCER Open Meeting

Date: Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
Time: 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: Beauport Room, Hilton Québec
Co-chairs: Gary Joubert, Laurie Morrison, Jeff Perry

MEETING AGENDA

NCER COMMITTEE STRUCTURE
• Terms of Reference
• Research merger into Academic Section
• An informal request has been made to the Board for staff support, and the Board would like clarity about the needs

NCER MEETING IN 2016
• Post-meeting survey report

NCER MEETING IN 2017
• Organizing volunteer(s) – Executive Committee
• Location preferences

EMAF
• Request EMAF subcommittee that some funds be available for the Grizzly Den ($5k?)


March 2016

The first NCER meeting was held in Banff and hosted 27 NCER researchers. NCER in the East is being planned for winter/spring 2017.


January 2016

The expanded planning committee teleconference met to refine the agenda for the upcoming NCER Banff Meeting (March 28th to 31st, 2016). CAEP has generously agreed to fund the meeting space, provide some meals, and offer CAEP office support. Those interested are encouraged to book early and reserve their spot, as there is limited availability. The agenda will be updated, as more details become available.


December 2015

From the data gathered during the recent survey (57% [52/92] response rate), the terms of reference had an overwhelmingly positive response, and concerns are being addressed in a revision to be discussed at the inaugural meeting.

Most respondents (~80%) were interested in participating in this type of network and interested in attending the first meeting.


 November/December 2015

The team created second survey for EM researchers:

  • to gather feedback on the draft framework
  • to identify any current local, informal, or otherwise networks for multi-centre trials
  • to gauge interest in a face-to-face meeting in early 2016

Autumn 2015

The planning team gathered background information from both PERC and CCCTG and met face-to-face in early October to discuss some logistics and draft a preliminary framework. The meeting was generously funded by CAEP, and  supported by CAEP staff. All of the feedback from the needs assessment was reviewed again and instrumental in the construction of draft materials.


CAEP 2015 in Edmonton

The CAEP Academic Section and Research Committee, as well as other researchers present at the CAEP Conference, reviewed all of the data and comments provided in response to this need assessment. A small planning team (supported by CAEP staff) was assembled to draft an preliminary framework.


Spring 2015

The CAEP Academic Section and Research Committee conducted a needs assessment among Canadian EM researchers regarding an EM Research Network.