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CJEM. 2016 May;18 Suppl 1:S1-9. doi: 10.1017/cem.2016.9. Epub 2016 Mar 7.

CAEP 2015 Academic Symposium: Leadership within the emergency medicine academic community and beyond.

Author information

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*St. Michael's Hospital,Toronto,ON.
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†Department of Emergency Medicine,University of Ottawa/Ottawa Hospital Research Institute,Ottawa,ON.
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‡Pediatric Emergency Medicine,Department of Pediatrics and Medicine,Western University,London,ON.
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§Department of Emergency Medicine,University of Alberta,Edmonton,AB.
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¶Department of Emergency Medicine,University of Saskatchewan,Saskatoon,SK.
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**Division of Emergency Medicine,Department of Family and Community Medicine,University of Toronto,Toronto,ON.
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‡‡Faculty of Medicine,Dalhousie University,Clinical Research Centre,Halifax,NS.
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§§Department of Pediatric Medical Education,University of Ottawa/Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO),Ottawa,ON.
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¶¶Ornge,Mississauga,ON.
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***Vancouver Island Health Authority,Victoria,BC.
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†††College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario,Toronto,ON.
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‡‡‡Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians,Ottawa,ON.
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§§§Department of Emergency Medicine,University of British Columbia,JPPN,Vancouver General Hospital,Vancouver,BC.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

A panel of emergency medicine (EM) leaders endeavoured to define the key elements of leadership and its models, as well as to formulate consensus recommendations to build and strengthen academic leadership in the Canadian EM community in the areas of mentorship, education, and resources.

METHODS:

The expert panel comprised EM leaders from across Canada and met regularly by teleconference over the course of 9 months. From the breadth of backgrounds and experience, as well as a literature review and the development of a leadership video series, broad themes for recommendations around the building and strengthening of EM leadership were presented at the CAEP 2015 Academic Symposium held in Edmonton, Alberta. Feedback from the attendees (about 80 emergency physicians interested in leadership) was sought. Subsequently, draft recommendations were developed by the panel through attendee feedback, further review of the leadership video series, and expert opinion. The recommendations were distributed to the CAEP Academic Section for further feedback and updated by consensus of the expert panel.

RESULTS:

The methods informed the panel who framed recommendations around four themes: 1) leadership preparation and training, 2) self-reflection/emotional intelligence, 3) academic leadership skills, and 4) gender balance in academic EM leadership. The recommendations aimed to support and nurture the next generation of academic EM leaders in Canada and included leadership mentors, availability of formal educational courses/programs in leadership, self-directed education of aspiring leaders, creation of a Canadian subgroup with the AACEM/SAEM Chair Development Program, and gender balance in leadership roles.

CONCLUSIONS:

These recommendations serve as a roadmap for all EM leaders (and aspiring leaders) to build on their success, inspire their colleagues, and foster the next generation of Canadian EM academic leaders.

KEYWORDS:

education; emergency medicine; leadership; mentorship; training

PMID:
26947971
DOI:
10.1017/cem.2016.9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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