#EMConf: Sharing EM residency teaching with the world

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Those of you that are on twitter may have noticed a flurry of tweets with the hashtag #EMConf. This initiative (that is best outlined by Nikita Joshi of ALiEM here) has the noble goal of sharing pearls from the academic sessions (variably called “Conference” “Academic half-day” “Didactics” etc depending on the state/country/continent) of EM residency programs with the world. If you’ve been tuning in you may have had the opportunity to catch tweets encapsulating pearls of wisdom from luminaries such as Peter Rosen (Harvard), Scott Weingart (Sinai), David Newman (Sinai) and many more.

For the twitter-averse, David Marcus has put together a website full of wisdom that is tracking the commonly used Emergency Medicine and Critical Care hashtags and compiling all of the twanter (twitter banter?). Check it out at FOAMFeeds.

Unfortunately, there hasn’t been a lot of Canadian content yet. I’d like to provide some… but I have temporarily defected. If you’re a Canadian emergency medicine resident on twitter you should consider contributing. You’ll be surprised by how much more you pay attention to lectures if you’re trying to live-tweet them! If you’re not yet a tweeter, FOAMFeeds was made for you. Take a look, see what you’re missing, and consider joining the conversation.

Thanks to the many people responsible for envisioning/creating/coordinating the #EMConf hashtag including: David Marcus, Nikita Joshi, Natalie May, Jordana Haber, Seth Trueger, Jeremy Faust, Lauren Westafer, Michelle Lin, Minh LeCong, Chris Nickson & Mike Cadogan (all of whom you should follow on twitter if/when you sign up!).

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.