About us

The official blog for the Department of Emergency Medicine, at the University of Ottawa.
We seek to enhance knowledge dissemination through Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAMed).

Dr. Shahbaz Syed

Dr. Shahbaz Syed

Co-Editor in Chief

Dr. Syed is a FRCPC Emergency Physician and Assistant Director of Digital Scholarship and Knowledge Dissemination for the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa. He has special interests in rational resource utilization and medical education.

Dr. Hans Rosenberg

Dr. Hans Rosenberg

Co-Editor in Chief

Dr. Rosenberg is a CCFP Emergency Physician and Director of Digital Scholarship and Knowledge Dissemination for the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa.

Dr. Kathleen O'Connell

Dr. Kathleen O'Connell

Senior Editor

Dr. O’Connell is an FRCPC Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Ottawa, and a senior editor for the EMOttawa Blog.

Dr. Alex Coutin

Dr. Alex Coutin

Senior Editor

Dr. Coutin is an FRCPC Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Ottawa, and a senior editor for the EMOttawa Blog.

Dr. Pascale King

Dr. Pascale King

Senior Editor

Dr. King is an FRCPC Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Ottawa, and a senior editor for the EMOttawa Blog.

Dr. Josee Malette

Dr. Josee Malette

Junior Editor

Dr. Malette is a FRCPC Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Ottawa, and a junior editor for the EMOttawa Blog. She has special interests in prehospital care, rural, critical care medicine and medical education.

Dr. James Gilbertson

Dr. James Gilbertson

Junior Editor

Dr. Gilbertson is a FRCPC Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Ottawa, and a junior editor with the EMOttawa Blog. He is also involved in the creation and distribution of the EMOttawa Podcast.

Dr. Alie Wudwud

Dr. Alie Wudwud

Junior Editor

Dr. Wudwud is a FRCPC Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Ottawa, and a junior editor with the EMOttawa Blog.

Disclaimer

The content on the EMOttawa Blog is currated, edited and maintained by the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa, Digital Scholarship and Knowledge Dissemination team. The content presented by the blog does not represent medical advice, but rather, a summation of information presented based on the authors interpretation of the existing literature and medical knowledge on the subject.

We aim to maintain a high standard of #FOAMed and digital scholarship by ensuring each post undergoes a peer review process, that references are utilized, maintained and are up to date.

Any medical cases are presented anonymously, and are reviewed by the Ottawa Hospital Privacy officer to ensure compliance with patient privacy rules.

We have no financial conflicts or institutional sponsorships, nor do we allow advertisements on our website.

The information contained within the blog is intended for medical professionals, and needs to be interpreted and utilized in conjunction with an understanding of the literature, and one’s own interpretation of the presented data. As with any primary medical content, clinical judgement and due diligence is suggested. The information presented within this blog should not be considered standard of care in a medical context.

 

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