Only a decade ago, emergency medicine was largely considered an afterthought in large-scale clinical trials. This oversight persisted for years despite the fact that a wide variety of time-sensitive clinical conditions under frequent study were diagnosed and treated predominantly in emergency departments. However, the last several years have witnessed a rapid evolution within this specialty, such that departments nationwide are now granted the means and resources to dedicate efforts exclusively toward advancing emergency medicine research.
From the floors of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) annual meeting in Boson, Dr. Matt Birnholz speaks with Dr. Philip Levy, Professor of Emergency Medicine & Physiology and Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Levy is Chair of the ACEP Research Forum, whose efforts to date have helped put emergency medicine research in the limelight. The two discuss origins, present objectives, and future horizons for this forum and its impact on clinical research advancement in the field.