BoringEM in Review: An end and a new beginning

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Dear BoringEM Readers,

When I started this website as a struggling resident three short years ago I never dreamed that it would grow into what it is today. At the end of 2015 BoringEM has published 200 posts from 50 authors and receives an average of >1,200 hits per day. Its success over the past three years has been the result of the hard work of our editorial team (Drs. Teresa Chan, S Luckett-Gatopolous, and Eve Purdy), advisory board, staff reviewers, and authors. Dr. Mike Cadogan also deserves thanks for showing us the ropes and supporting our hosting environment.

If you’re in need of some holiday reading, the most popular posts that we published this year included:

  1. The ‘Top Five Changes’ Project: 2015 AHA guidelines on CPR + ECC update infographic series by Blair Bigham (@BlairBigham)
  2. Keep Emergency for Emergencies? Reframing the basic assumption by Brent Thoma (@Brent_Thoma)
  3. Nice threads: A guide to suture choice in the ED by Daniel Ting (@tingdan)
  4. The Boring Guide to ECG’s: Fascicular Blocks by Tristan Jones (@TDJonesEM)
  5. Thrombosis Infographic Series: NOACs in VTE by Calvin Yeh (@yehcalvin)

Despite the success that we have had with our current model, I am both saddened and excited to announce that at the end of 2015 BoringEM will no longer exist in its current format. To be clear, this is not the end of BoringEM. Both its brand and its content will live on as part of a bigger project that will be announced on New Years Day. It will be a new beginning for us and our website. Our editorial team will be growing, we will be publishing more frequently, we will be announcing new partnerships, and we will be both expanding and narrowing our mission. We will not be changing our commitment to covering the basics with high quality content that undergoes both pre-publication review and copy editing. We hope that you will follow our new project and tell your colleagues to do the same.

On behalf of the BoringEM team, we would like to thank you for all of the support that you have given us over the past year and throughout our time at We hope that you will continue to follow us as we get a lot more CanadiEM.

Happy holidays,

Brent Thoma, MD MA FRCPC
BoringEM Founder and Editor

Dr. Brent Thoma is a medical educator, blogging geek, and trauma/emergency physician who works at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine. He founded BoringEM and is the CEO of CanadiEM.