On behalf of the BC Emergency Medicine Network…

Every year, more than 2,000,000 British Columbians visit one of 95 emergency departments in BC and are cared for by dedicated staff including >1000 emergency practitioners.

I continually marvel at the excellence in care that you provide and the trust patients and families place in each of us. That trust demands that, as emergency physicians and staff, we deliver the most-up-to-date and compassionate care possible, without compromise and regardless of location.

That’s why we’re developing the BC Emergency Medicine Network, where physicians working in emergency departments across the province can easily communicate with one another, and find the clinical resources and support they need.


The BC Emergency Medicine Network will be the best place to go for support through the following four programs:

  •    Clinical Support tools including descriptions of context-specific “best practice” principles
  •    Innovation: creating better practices (knowledge creation/innovation)
  •    CPD: focusing initially on accessibility of relevant simulation training
  •    Real-time clinical support: through multiple modes of digital emergency medicine connections

In Mid-2017, we will be introducing the foundation tool for communication, an online communication platform which will allow emergency practitioners to access just in time information, connect, and support each other.


Over the next several months, we’ll be working closely with Be the Change Group, our partner in developing the Network’s identity and online platform. As part of this initial phase of development, we want to know what you want and need from the Network and how you want to engage with and support each other.

Below is a survey link and we invite you to offer your input to create a tool that will best serve you and your colleagues (and chance to win an iPad!)


We value and appreciate your time to work with us on this initiative.


Jim Christenson, MD FRCPC

Professor and Head, UBC Department of Emergency Medicine

Executive Leader – BC Emergency Medicine Network

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