Awards: Dr. Ken Milne honoured for excellence in academic emergency medicine
Congratulations to Dr. Ken Milne who has been honoured with two international awards in recognition of his contribution to academic medicine.
He is the recipient of both the Judith E. Tintinalli Award for Outstanding Contribution in Education from The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and has been recognized for online contribution to learning by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) with the FOAMed Excellence in Education Award. FOAMed is an acronym for ‘Free Open Access Meducation.’
Dr. Milne is the Chief of Staff at South Huron Hospital in Exeter and an adjunct professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. He is an advocate for advancing both the practice of Emergency Medicine and also highlighting the importance of rural medicine.
The American College of Emergency Physicians Awards Program recognizes leadership and excellence in Emergency Medicine. The Judith E. Tintinalli Award for Outstanding Contribution in Education is presented to a physician who has made a significant contribution to the educational aspects of the specialty. It recognizes dedicated commitment to high-quality emergency medicine education.
“I am thrilled to be a rural community doctor from Canada receiving this honour,” Dr. Milne said.
He will receive his award at the President’s Awards Gala during the College’s annual meeting, in Denver, Colorado, on October 26, 2019.
Dr. Milne is also well-known as the creator of the Skeptics' Guide to Emergency Medicine project. This social media initiative provides evidence-based and patient-centred information about medicine to the world for free. In recognition of that endeavour, he was named this year’s recipient of the FOAMed Excellence in Education Award from SAEM.
He will be participating in a social media take-over in honour of that award on SAEM’s Twitter and Facebook accounts on May 4, 2019.
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