Profile: Professor Michael J Bullard Guest Speaker at CEMA Emergency Medicine Conference September 16



Dr. Michael J. Bullard



IMG_0780Michael J Bullard, M.D., CCFP(EM), ABEM, FRCPC Brief Bio

Dr. Michael Bullard graduated from the University of Alberta in 1972. He trained and worked in Canada, the UK, and South Africa from 1972-1977; then as a full time emergency physician in Calgary. From 1989-1998 he worked as a consultant in Taiwan establishing a training program and helped develop emergency medicine (EM) as the 17th primary specialty. This was the impetus for his engagement in evidence-based medicine (EBM) and clinical informatics as there was a rapidly identified need for data to combat outside attacks from other specialties questioning the competence of the new specialty. To that end, he led a small design and programming team to build an ED Information System with clinical decision support, that has since been replaced by a redesigned EDIS creating a paper free environment since 2009.

Dr. Bullard returned to the U of A in 1998 where he is a Professor and Director of Emergency Medical Informatics in the Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM). Along with other members of the DEM research group he has developed electronic clinical decision support tools for triage (eTRIAGE) and clinical care (eCPG). He has been Co-Chair and an active member of the Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale National Working Group (CTAS NWG) since 2001 and leads International collaborations for the adoption and implementation of CTAS. Primary research interests include triage, development, implementation, dissemination and evaluation of evidence-based electronic clinical decision electronic decision support tools. His publications include 107 peer reviewed journal articles, 2 book chapters, 4 educational manuals, and 121 peer reviewed abstracts.

Dr. Bullard lives in Edmonton with his wife Nancy. Their two oldest children Fiona and Simon live and work in China, while their youngest daughter Sabina lives and works in Vancouver.

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Featured Health Associations and the Sept 19 event “No More Sugar Coating”

Heart and Stroke Foundation

The Foundation’s Mission

Developing a broad scientific and medical programme in the field of heart disease and stroke designed to seek new knowledge, disseminate new and existing knowledge and apply it for the benefit of persons suffering from these diseases.
Engaging in a nation wide programme of public education and awareness to inform people regarding the importance of heart disease and stroke as a problem and what can be done to prevent or control them.
Developing a nation wide organisation through which these purposes may be realised.
Securing the funds needed to finance the Foundation’s programmes and operations by appropriate methods.

Diabetes Association of Barbados

The Diabetes Association of Barbados was founded in April 1975 by the Late Mr. John Grace, Mr. Hugh Mapp, Mrs. Dorothy Talma-Monteil, Mr. Don Norville and Mr. Wilfred Ferguson. At the time, they recognized that literature was available for free distribution; however, persons suffering with Diabetes were not receiving the necessary attention or guidance for their illness.

The Association has had a number of presidents during its existence. Mr. John Grace was the first President, followed by many others over the years including Mr. Hugh Mapp, Mr. Don Norville, Dr. Livi Forde and Sir Cliviston King. The current president is Mrs Noreen Merritt. All of these persons as well as the many volunteers have provided valuable service not only to the Association, but to persons living with Diabetes.

The Barbados Diabetes Foundation

On February 1st, The Barbados Diabetes Foundation (BDF), registered charity #484 established in 2001, achieved a significant milestone.

The Maria Holder Diabetes Centre for the Caribbean has a clinic and a multidisciplinary team consisting of podiatrists, internal medicine and diabetes specialists, diabetes specialist nurses and nutritionists as a basic clinic team with available consultations from Ophthalmologists, psychologists, intervention radiologists, nephrologists, and vascular surgeons.