Department of Emergency Medicine

Emory GHEMS meets in Eswatini October 2019

Emory GHEMS met in Eswatini for the country’s first emergency medicine and research conference this past week where 200 delegates attended. Drs. Phindile Chowa and Anna Yaffee were part of the planning committee and served as moderators and speakers at the conference. Dr. Abigail Hankin-Wei participated in a panel discussion along with her emergency medicine residents from Mozambique. The Honorable Minister of Health of Eswatini was in attendance, as was Her Royal Highness and Regional Administrator Princess of Eswatini. Drs. Chowa and Yaffee also implemented the WHO Basic Emergency Care course for 49 medical professionals in Eswatini. The week ended with the Ministry of Health pledging to start an Emergency Medicine Society for the country. 

GHEMS mmbers in Eswatini

Dr. Yaffee pilots trauma care training course in Pakistan September 2019

Dr. Anna Yaffee successfully piloted a multidisciplinary advanced trauma care training course at The Indus Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, training 21 physicians from emergency medicine, orthopedics, general surgery, anesthesia, and urology, and 14 emergency department nurses. Jessica Menke, a trauma nurse educator from Grady Memorial Hospital, assisted with the nursing training.

Heron and Cousins appointed ACEP ambassadors September 2019

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Sheryl Heron (left) has been appointed Lead ACEP Ambassador to Jamaica and Dr. Vanessa Cousins has been appointed Deputy ACEP Ambassador to Jamaica.

Dr. Sheryl Heron and Dr. Vanessa Cousins

Dr. Kazzi hosts medical students from Tbilisi Medical State University September 2019

Dr. Kazzi hosted medical students enrolled in the US MD Program at Tbilisi Medical State University (TMSU). This program utilizes a curriculum that is modeled after the Emory School of Medicine curriculum. The Emory School of Medicine collaborates closely with TMSU. Medical students discussed with Dr. Kazzi various topics related to emergency medicine, education and research. They also got a chance to tour the ECC. 

Dr. Kazzi posing with  Tbilisi Medical State University students

Andrés Patiño, MD, co-chairs first forum on the Future of Emergency Medicine in Ecuador September 2019

Andrés Patiño, MD, in his role as ACEP Ambassador to Ecuador, co-chaired the first forum on the Future of Emergency Medicine in Ecuador, with Professor Augusto Maldonado, MD, from the Universidad Santiago de Quito, in Quito, Ecuador.

Ziad Kazzi is deputy editor of new MedJEM journal September 2019

Dr. Ziad Kazzi is serving as a deputy editor of MedJEM, the new open-access Mediterranean Journal of Emergency Medicine & Acute Care published by the Mediterranean Academy of Emergency Medicine.

Explains Dr Amin Kazzi, Editor-in-Chief, "emergency, urgent and acute care around the Mediterranean basin have reached over the last three decades a level of development, complexity and needs that require the establishment of a regional internationally-driven medical journal."

Bryan McNally teaches a course in Vietnam August 2019

Dr. Bryan McNally teaching the "High Quality Resuscitation Course for Healthcare Leadership" in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Dr. Bryan McNally posing with course attendees

Dr Ezio Massinga spoke on Emergency Medicine development and disaster response in Mozambique July 2019

Dr. Ezio Massinga visited Emory University and shared his experiences at the forefront of Emergency Medicine development and disaster response in Mozambique. His resident lecture was captivating. The training program in Mozambique was started in collaboration by Dr. Abigail Hankin-Wei, Emory faculty and GHEMS member. Emory residents and faculty travel to Mozambique to help teach and learn from the residents there, and also provide tele-education when back in Atlanta.

Left to right, Dr. Anna Quay Yaffee, Dr. Enzio Massinga, and Dr. Abigail Hankin-Wei

Dr. Ezio Massinga outside Grady Hospital

Global Health Faculty speak at American College of Academic International Medicine July 2019

Section members spoke at the American College of Academic International Medicine in Philadelphia, on topics including adapting education in differently resourced settings and global health security.

Section members posing outdoors

Dr Ziad Kazzi trained EM physicians and nurses in the former Republic of Georgia June 2019

Dr. Ziad Kazzi trained 40 physicians in the former Republic of Georgia on the medical assessment and management of elevated blood lead levels, and 75 emergency physicians and nurses on recognition and management of an illness cluster. His efforts were covered by local media and he was recognized by the UNICEF regional director for his efforts on the lead project, for which he has future plans for additional endeavors. 

Dr. Ziad Kazzi making a presentation

Health Ministry to train 10 million Thais to save people experiencing heart attacks May 2019

Emory Emergency Medicine and Section of Global Health faculty member, Dr. Bryan McNally, is working in Southeast Asia to support out of hospital cardiac arrest care.

Emory Global Health Section Launched April 2019

The Global Health in Emergency Medicine Section (GHEMS) is Emory EM’s newest Section. The section is headed by faculty member Anna Yaffee, MD. She is excited to have numerous globally minded residents, faculty and APPs working towards our mission to build EM capacity and preparedness around the world through the development of sustainable, bilateral educational partnerships that promote the training of health care providers in EM.

Rachel Libby, MD discusses her Global Health Experience April 2019

Dr. Rachel Libby discusses her experience in the Emory Global Health Residency Scholars Program. The culmination of this experience was a month-long rotation at Black Lion Hospital/Addis Ababa University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

Emory hosts first-ever multinational case conference over web platform. April 2019

Emory hosts first-ever multinational case conference over web platform. We discussed an asthma case with Emory EM residents, Mozambique PLeDGE health residents, and Vietnam EM residents. 

Case Conf

Emory Hosts Journal Club in Mozambique November 2018

Emory Hosts Journal Club in Mozambique. Emory faculty-led journal club for the PLeDGE Mozambique EM residents in Maputo, Mozambique. It was a great educational and social event, in multiple languages!

Emory infectious disease journal club in Mozambique

Emory emergency medicine physicians instrumental in planning international toxicology conference in MENA region March 2018

Emory University Department of Emergency Medicine faculty are working in collaboration with the Middle East & North Africa Clinical Toxicology Association (MENATOX) to organize an international medical toxicology conference. The purpose of the conference is to educate physicians in the MENA region about the impact of chemicals, toxins and radioactive materials, among other hazards.