The governance structure of ACEM is comprised of a range of member-led entities that drive the activities of the College. These entities work to ensure clinical, professional, and training standards in the provision of quality, evidence-based, patient-centred emergency care.
Committees play a vital role in this by leading and supporting health system advocacy, and enhancing the ability of the organisation to meet the needs of its members and health systems across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.
ACEM is committed to fostering and promoting the principles of diversity and inclusion among its members and trainees, and as part of the Governance and Leadership Inclusion Action Plan, the CEP was established.
How it works:

  1. Apply to experience up to three committees.
  2. Depending on availability, you will be invited to take part as a non-voting member when the selected committee next meets (committees meet three times per year).
  3. After experiencing the committee, you can express your interest in becoming a committee member.
  4. When the committees next spill, you will be considered to fill one of the available committee positions.

The CEP will provide opportunities to engage with the following committees:

  • Health System Reform Committee
  • Public Health and Disaster Committee
  • Quality and Patient Safety Committee
  • Research Committee
  • Standards and Endorsement Committee
  • Indigenous Health Committee
  • Inclusion Committee
  • Workforce Planning Committee

Why join a committee?

We asked eight ACEM members about their experiences serving on ACEM committees.

  • Dr Bhushan Joshi – Inclusion Committee
  • Dr Glenn Harrison – Indigenous Health Committee
  • Dr Shantha Raghwan – Inclusion Committee
  • Dr Stephen Hartwig – Rural, Regional and Remote Committee
  • Dr Viet Tran – Research Committee
  • Dr Suzanne Smallbane – Workforce Planning Committee
  • Dr Jean-Yves Kanyamibwa – Inclusion Committee

Joining a committee

Please apply for up to three (3) committees of your choice via the below form.

  • Fellows
  • trainees