Professor Lee Alan Wallis is Head of Emergency Medicine for the Western Cape Government, and Professor and Head of the Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Cape Town and also at Stellenbosch University.
After graduating MB ChB from Edinburgh University in 1993, he undertook his training in the Royal Navy. He moved to Cape Town in January 2002, then completed his qualification as a Fellow of the College of Emergency Medicine (London) in 2003, and graduated his MD in paediatric disaster triage in 2006.
In the Western Cape, he is responsible for clinical governance for the provincial EMS system and 40 hospital Emergency Centres, and has led the re-design of 10 new Emergency Centres. His division comprises undergraduate medical students, 48 speciality registrars, 100 Masters and 25 PhD students.
He was President of the African Federation for Emergency Medicine from 2009-2016. He is Editor in Chief of the African Journal of Emergency Medicine, and has authored several book chapters and over 130 journal articles. He edited the Oxford University Press AFEM handbook of Acute and Emergency Care, has been involved in the development of emergency care systems in several Africa countries, and consults widely for academic institutions and governments in the region. Lee took over as president of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine in April 2016.
Dr. S.V. Mahadevan is Professor of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, and the inaugural chair of the department of emergency medicine (2015). Dr. Mahadevan founded Stanford Emergency Medicine International (SEMI) in 2000, and the International Emergency Medicine Fellowship in 2005 He has written, traveled, and taught widely, presenting over 500 invited lectures worldwide and authoring over 125 journal articles, book chapters, and multimedia publications. He was instrumental in setting up India's first international paramedic training institute (2007), India's first prehospital research center (2009), Nepal's first EMS system (2010), India's first guidelines for prehospital care (2011) and Cambodia's first emergency medicine strengthening program (2012). He is lead editor of the textbook, An Introduction to Clinical Emergency Medicine, which was awarded the 2006 American Medical Writer's Association Award: Physician's Category as the top medical textbook in the United States for all specialties. Dr. Mahadevan has received numerous prestigious national and international teaching awards including the Council of Residency Director's (CORD) National Faculty Teaching Award (2003), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) National Faculty Teaching Award (2012), California ACEP Education Award (2011), the Stanford-Kaiser Emergency Medicine Resident Bedside Teaching Award (2003), the Denise O'Leary Award for Excellence (2012), the Arthur L. Bloomfield Award: Excellence in the Teaching of Clinical Medicine (2012), and the Society for Emergency Medicine in India (SEMI) Excellence Award for Emergency Medical Services (2013). He is an avid photographer, naturalist and trekker, and has visited 66 different countries.
Dr. Russell MacDonald is a specialist in emergency medicine, Canada's first formally trained sub-specialist in emergency medical services, and has a Masters Degree in Public Health. Dr. MacDonald has worked in tertiary care teaching centers and held academic appointments in emergency medicine in both Canada and the United States. His expertise includes emergency medicine, prehospital care, critical care and air medical transport, and public health. He has built a career as an international leader in prehospital care and transport medicine.
Dr. MacDonald is currently the Medical Director at Ornge Transport Medicine, Canada's largest air and land critical care transport agency. He is also the Medical Advisor for Toronto Paramedic Services, Canada's largest municipal land EMS service. He is an Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and practices emergency medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center.
He has authored more than 120 peer-reviewed abstracts, manuscripts and textbooks chapters, and is the editor-in-chief of Canada's national paramedic textbook. He was part of the expert working group that developed EMS as a subspeciality in the United States, and is the Chair of the Canadian working group seeking recognition of prehospital care as formally recognized discipline in Canada.
Dr. MacDonald has received a number of national and international awards, including the Air Medical Physicians' Association 2015 Distinguished Physician Award for lifetime achievement, contribution, and service to the air medical community, and the Chairman's Award from the Board of Directors of the Association of Air Medical Services.
Eddy Lang is the Academic and Clinical Department Head and a Professor of the Department of Emergency Medicine, at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. He also holds the position of Senior Researcher with Alberta Health Services. He co-chaired the 2007 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference on Knowledge Translation which remains an ongoing interest. Dr. Lang is a member of the GRADE working group and has led the development of GRADE-based clinical practice guidelines in pre-hospital care in the US and is currently engaged in the same activity with the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation. Dr. Lang is also an award-winning educator having received recognition at both the university, national and international levels. He also serves as Senior Associate Editor for the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine and Associate Editor for ACP Journal Club and the International Journal of Emergency Medicine. He also writes a quarterly column for the Calgary Herald on Evidence-Based Medicine.