GEMCast is a Geriatric Emergency Medicine Podcast: A series of lectures on clinical topics to help physicians, trainees, nurses, and paramedics who take care of older adults, particularly in the acute care setting.
GEMCast grew out of a desire to help share expertise in the fields of geriatrics and emergency medicine. By the year 2020, older adults (age 65 and over) will account for 25% of Emergency Department (ED) visits. Caring for older adults well requires an awareness of the syndromes that affect them, the common disease processes that bring them to the ED, and the frequent atypical presentations they may have.
The podcast is hosted by Christina Shenvi, who is fellowship-trained in Geriatric Emergency Medicine. You can connect with Christina on Twitter and LinkedIn.
The GEMCAST Oversight Committee helps make sure the podcasts are high-quality, useful, and generally awesome. The oversight committee is composed of GEDC's core faculty, Dr. Kevin Biese and Dr. Christopher Carpenter.
Christina is an emergency medicine physician, educator, and academic coach. She hosts this podcast dedicated to topics in geriatric emergency medicine.
Dr. Kevin Biese serves as an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine (EM) and Internal Medicine, Vice-Chair of Academic Affairs, and Co-Director of the Division of Geriatrics Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill School of Medicine as well as a consultant with West Health. With the support of the John A. Hartford and West Health Foundations, and alongside Dr. Ula Hwang, he serves as Co-PI of the national Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative. He is grateful to chair the first Board of Governors for the ACEP Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation Program. His passion is for improved education and systems of care for older adults, and he has published multiple materials in both these areas.
Dr. Chris Carpenter is dual-board certified in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine and is Professor in Emergency Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. His funded research interests include diagnostics, dementia, falls prevention, and implementation science. He is on the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Board of Directors as well as the American College of Emergency Physicians Clinical Policy Committee. He is also Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Academic Emergency Medicine, Associate Editor of both Annals of Internal Medicine’s ACP Journal Club and the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. He co-led the collaboration to develop the American College of Emergency Physician/American Geriatrics Society Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines As well as the International Standards for Reporting of Implementation Research (StaRI) reporting guidelines. He is also faculty for Emergency Medical Abstracts and Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine courses, as well as a contributor to Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine and Sketchy EBM.