Innovation Initiatives

The following strategic initiatives are central to the success of the vision and mission of the Department of Emergency Medicine. They do not represent all the knowledge generation activity in the department. They do represent key areas of need and each has established faculty leadership. We intend to support each of these initiatives to ensure their success and we believe that each will be instrumental in improving care in emergency departments across the province.

Graduate Student Supervisors

Some strategic initiative leaders may be eligible and available to act as graduate student supervisors. Students interested in this possibility are encouraged to inquire directly with the strategic initiative leader involved or the DEM Research Director.

Facilitating Our Mission


BC Emergency Medicine Network


Eric-Graf

Provincial Emergency Medicine Clinical Database

Improving Clinical Practice


Cardiovascular Emergencies


Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attacks


Improving Survival in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest


Sepsis & Soft Tissue Infections


Procedural Sedation & Analgesia


Developing Best Practices for Mass Gathering Medicine


Continuing Professional Training Program

Prevention & Harm Reduction


Patient Safety and System Resilience in Emergency Care


Preventing Adverse Drug Events


Road Safety


Smoking Cessation and the Role of the ED

System Response to Toxicologic Emergencies