Jessica Schmidt and Janis P. Tupesis present at Africa’s largest emergency care conference

BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine faculty will present on global health topics at the 5th African Conference on Emergency Medicine (AfCEM), Africa’s largest emergency care educational event. This year’s conference will be an exclusively digital experience that will engage a diverse group of attendees from across Africa and other regions of the world. By virtue of its size, AfCEM20 features more than 500 emergency care professionals from across the globe. Both sessions will take place on Thursday, November 12, 2020.

Feasibility of Mixed Clinician Training in Point of Care Ultrasound Training for Acute Cardiopulmonary Pediatric Conditions in Eastern Uganda
Jessica Schmidt, MD, MPH

EMpowER Africa. Lessons in Leadership
Janis P. Tupesis, MD

Dr. Jessica Schmidt has been involved in UW projects in Africa focused on teaching clinical ultrasound to local healthcare providers in Rwanda and Uganda. Her current work funded by a 2019 seed grant from the UW Global Health Institute aims to develop a POCUS training program focused on acute cardiopulmonary conditions in pediatric patients for a mixed-level clinician group in Mbale, Uganda. Dr. Schmidt will also be moderating an ‘Ultrasound in Global Health’ panel and speaking to pediatric pneumonia in the low-resource setting during an Ultrasound in Global Health lecture event for the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) on November 19, 2020. More information and registration.

Dr. Janis P. Tupesis works with the World Bank and the Association of African Universities on the Africa Centers of Excellence for Development (ACE Impact) Project, which aims to improve the quality, quantity and development impact of postgraduate education in selected universities through regional specialization and collaboration. Since 2015, he has also been working as a volunteer technical consultant at the Emergency, Trauma and Acute Care Programme within the Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention at the World Health Organization. He continues to work as one of the founding faculty members of the newly formed Academic Consortium for Emergency Systems (ACES), a consortium of academic global health programs to support the work of the aforementioned WHO Programme.

Tupesis also serves on multiple international global health education committees, including on the Board of Directors for the International Federation of Emergency Medicine (IFEM), and with the African Federation of Emergency Medicine (AFEM), American College of Emergency Medicine (ACEP) and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine – Global Emergency Medicine Academy (GEMA).