ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE 2010; 17:865–869 © 2010 by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
The 2007 Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) consensus conference “Knowledge Translation in Emergency Medicine” yielded a number of initiatives in both education and research that directly reflected the conference’s published objectives and recommendations. One research initiative, CONCERT, is a national consortium of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) investigators who set forth an effort designed to optimize COPD care through the identification of gaps between research and practice in diagnosis and management of the chronic and acute care aspects of this disease. In addition to CONCERT, educational programs designed to identify barriers to evidence implementation and to develop solutions to achieve uptake through multidisciplinary collaboration have emerged that reflect the impact of the consensus conference. This article describes these initiatives and highlights the potential for future innovative opportunities.