Establishing an Emergency Medicine Education Research Network

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  • The paper reports on a breakout track of the Academic Emergency Medicine consensus conference “Education Research In Emergency Medicine: Opportunities, Challenges, and Strategies for Success” held May 9, 2012, in Chicago, IL.

  • The authors have no relevant financial information or potential conflicts of interest to disclose.

Address for correspondence and reprints: Craig D. Newgard, MD, MPH; e-mail: newgardc@ohsu.edu.

Abstract

This project was developed from the research network track at the 2012 Academic Emergency Medicine consensus conference on education research in emergency medicine (EM). Using a combination of consensus techniques, the modified Delphi method, and qualitative research methods, the authors describe multiple aspects of developing, implementing, managing, and growing an EM education research network. A total of 175 conference attendees and 24 small-group participants contributed to discussions regarding an education research network; participants were experts in research networks, education, and education research. This article summarizes relevant conference discussions and expert opinion for recommendations on the structure of an education research network, basic operational framework, site selection, leadership, subcommittees, guidelines for authorship, logistics, and measuring success while growing and maintaining the network.

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