I am writing to you today to solicit interest in a national, online, regularly recurring, lecture series with a focus on innovation in the field of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. As a current PEM fellow, I have vested interest in fellow and PEM physician education. With currently available technology it is possible to organize national presentations that would be delivered to PEM physicians and fellows on a regular basis. This format would benefit PEM education by combining the value of attending national conferences or local grand rounds presentations with the convenience of a no travel, no cost solution.
The general organization of this conference would consist of a rotating group of PEM fellowship programs hosting an online lecture to be attended by other fellowship programs across the nation. Speakers will consist of PEM physicians or physicians in PEM related fields that have expertise in their topic of choice. Presentations will focus on innovation through new research, latest advances in standard of care, or differing perspectives of practice standards. The utility of having a live, online webcast will be the chance for collaboration and thoughtful discussion among the different PEM physicians attending the talks.
My goal with this conference is to enhance PEM education by taking advantage of current technology to quickly and conveniently spread innovative ideas within the field of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. If this is something that you or your fellowship program would be interested in, I would appreciate your feedback. Any other suggestions for how we can get this idea off the ground would also be welcomed.
Jonathan Strutt, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
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