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Virtual World Health Organization Basic Emergency Care Training of Trainers Course for Health Care Providers

November 18, 2020 - 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM EST
November 19, 2020 - 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM EST

Presentation Description

The World Health Organization's Basic Emergency Care (BEC) Training of Trainers course sponsored by GEMA and SAEM is a two-day virtual course designed to prepare individuals to become BEC facilitators in the field. The BEC is an open-access training course for frontline healthcare providers who manage acute conditions with limited resources. Completion of this course meets one of the requirements to be a BEC facilitator in the field. The course is open to residents, fellows, attending physicians, advanced practitioners, and nurses.


imageNaz Karim

Chair of GEMA BEC Task Force 
Director of Brown Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Kivlehan Sean HeadshotSean Kivlehan, MD, MPH
Sean Kivlehan, MD, MPH is the director of the Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA, He is an Instructor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Affiliate Faculty at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Member-at-Large of the SAEM Global Emergency Medicine Academy, and Co-Chair of the GEMA BEC Task Force. He was a contributor to the WHO-ICRC Basic Emergency Care Course and has participated in several BEC implementations and Training-of-Trainer courses.
Alicia GeniscaAlicia Genisca
Dr. Alicia E. Genisca is a board certified pediatric emergency medicine physician at Hasbro Children's Hospital/Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, RI. Dr. Genisca has worked in several countries including Botswana, Dominican Republic, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Colombia and Belize. Dr. Genisca is a Basic Emergency Care Master Trainer and has taught the BEC in Ethiopia and Belize.

Elizabeth DeVos MD, MPH, FACEPElizabeth DeVos MD, MPH
Elizabeth DeVos MD, MPH is Assistant Chair for Faculty Development and Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine—Jacksonville. She completed her EM residency there and then went on to earn her Master’s in Public Health from the George Washington University as part of her International Emergency Medicine fellowship.  Dr. DeVos also currently serves as the Director of Global Health Education Programs for the UF College of Medicine.  She is the Chair of the ACEP Section on International Emergency Medicine and the IFEM Specialty Implementation Committee.

Dr. Stephen DunlopStephen Dunlop
Dr. Stephen Dunlop is an attending physician at Hennepin County Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota, Director of the Fellowship in Global Emergency Medicine with an appointment as an ASTMH certified Global Health Course Co-Director focusing on education in Ultrasound, Trauma and Simulation in resource poor settings.  He has years of on the ground experience in East Africa focusing on education, research and systems development of Acute Care systems.

RamuRamu Kharel
Dr. Ramu Kharel is a Global Emergency Medicine Fellow in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brown University.  He completed his emergency medicine from Emory University. He went to medical school at UT Southwestern and received his MPH from Harvard University. Dr. Kharel has a focus in health system strengthening and emergency system strengthening in rural settings. His public health focus has been on advancing public education for hand washing. Dr. Kharel also has an interest in disaster response, and has helped rebuild healthcenters after the Nepal earthquake through a NGO he founded. He currently practices emergency medicine in Providence, Rhode Island.

Austin LeeAustin Lee
Austin Lee is a Global Emergency Medicine Fellow in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brown University.

Branden Skarpiak MD, DTM&HBranden Skarpiak MD, DTM&H
Director Global Health
Director Global Health Fellowship
Co-director Combined GH/US Fellowship
University of Texas Health San Antonio Dept. of Emergency Medicine

shama patelShama Patel
Dr. Shama Patel is an emergency medicine physician who has worked globally for over 10 years. She began her career in public health at the CDC with the Global AIDS Program as part of the PEPFAR program where she worked as a technical advisor in HIV prevention with high risk populations. She went on to receive her M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia in 2014 and completed an Emergency Medicine residency program at Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey in 2017. Dr. Patel finished a 2-year Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship in 2019. Currently, Dr. Patel works as technical advisor to the Emergency and Critical Care Directorate of the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia. Now she works as Assistant Professor at University of Florida-Jacksonville. Dr. Patel has worked closely with governments, nonprofits, and humanitarian response agencies in Sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia to provide emergency system development, ultrasound and residency training to underserved populations globally, as well populations in disaster and conflict settings.

pasted image 0 (2)Tigist Tesfaye
Dr. Tigist Tesfaye is the Clinical Service Directorate Director at the Addis Ababa COVID-19 Field Hospital. She received her first degree in Medicine from Jimma University and completed her Residency specializing in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at Addis Ababa University. She is a 2019 Alumnus for the Mandela Washington Fellowship as well as a recipient of the Academy for women in Academic Emergency medicine, Global Emergency Medicine Academy Global Travel grant in 2020. Dr.Tigist will continue to work on developing greater emergency medicine practices and implementing policies on Ministry level on Emergency and Critical care as well as disaster preparedness in Ethiopia.

Peter MabulaPeter Mabula
I am an Emergency Physician registered by the Medical Council of Tanganyika with formal instructors’ training in Emergency Department Echo a training under a Canadian Point of Care Ultrasound Society. With my fellow instructors, I have been involved in training other ED providers around Tanzania. I have also been trained in Comprehensive Advanced Cardiac Life Support where among many trainees, I have been training providers from IOM from across the world.

Within Tanzania, I have been able to organize a number of Basic Emergency Care trainings of which for the past year (2018) we trained about 57 nurses from Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC), over 40 providers were trained on Ambulance Attendance and more recently, I organized the first Emergency Medicine Symposium in Northern Tanzania with over 115 participants from all over Tanzania and beyond.

Andrew-E.-Muck_24Andrew E. Muck, MD
Andrew E. Muck, MD is currently the Regional Medical Director of Victoria Emergency Associates, a group that serves the emergency care needs in San Antonio and South Texas.  Most recently, Dr. Muck has previously served as the Vice Chair of Education, Program Director, and the Interim Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at University of Texas Health at San Antonio.  Dr. Muck served in the United States Air Force with deployments in support of both Operation Iraqi Freedom and as a Critical Care Air Transport Physician in Operation Enduring Freedom.  Dr. Muck has served at UT Health San Antonio (UTHSA) since 2011 following his separation from the United States Air Force.  He served as the founding Associate Program Director and was fundamental in the launching of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program.  In 2016, he assumed the role of Program Director and became the Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Emergency Medicine in 2017.  In 2016, Dr. Muck was awarded the Presidential Teaching Excellence Award.  He has been awarded multiple resident and medical student teaching awards during his years at UTHSA.  He has assisted with, overseen, and championed the development of emergency medicine as a third-year core clerkship, the formalization of the fourth-year rotation, improving the residency, and the development of the five emergency medicine fellowships.  He was able to go to the WHO in Geneva in 2017 and assisted in efforts to create an on-line version of the Basic Emergency Care Course.  He has taught the BECC in Zambia for the past several years.  The focus of his efforts nationally and internationally has been on program and system development to advance emergency care.  He was the founding medical director of the San Antonio Refugee Health Clinic and continues to work closely with the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics to champion global health equity education for medical students and residents.  He has participated in city-wide councils and to national audiences on the issues relating to refugee and immigrant health.