CAPP Chair and Deputy Chair announced

Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) President Professor Tony Lawler is pleased to announce that Dr Yusuf Nagree has been re-elected as Chair of the Council of Advocacy, Practice and Partnerships (CAPP), and Dr Didier Palmer will step into the role of Deputy Chair. As Chair and Deputy Chair of CAPP, Drs Nagree and Palmer also sit on the College Board.

These appointments will be formally declared at the 2017 Annual General Meeting to be held on Sunday, 19 November 2017 in Sydney.

Professor Lawler said: "On behalf of the ACEM Board, I offer my sincere congratulations to Dr Nagree and Dr Palmer and look forward to working with them to continue CAPP’s participation in policy debate as a trusted, authoritative source of advice and research, and extend emergency medicine’s influence within the Australian and New Zealand communities.

“As Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Western Australia and holding appointments at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Geraldton emergency department, Dr Nagree has many years’ experience in emergency medicine and will continue to be a strong Chair as CAPP continues its important work.”

Dr Palmer has been appointed Deputy Chair.

As Director of Emergency Medicine at the Royal Darwin Hospital, Dr Palmer is committed to ensuring the adequacy and relevance of professional standards for the provision of quality emergency medicine care in Australia and New Zealand and working with partners to promote adherence to standards.

The ACEM Board expresses its deep appreciation and gratitude to the outgoing Deputy Chair of CAPP, Dr John Bonning, for his contribution to the important work of the College.

Background

Dr Nagree will continue in his role as Chair, and he and Dr Palmer formally take office at the 2017 Annual General Meeting in Sydney and will hold office until the date of the Annual General Meeting in 2019. Pursuant to clause 8.1.9 of the College Constitution, requiring at least one Board member from each of Australia and New Zealand, a separate process will be conducted in order for the Board to appoint a FACEM resident in New Zealand to the Board.


Biographies

Dr Yusuf Nagree

Yusuf is Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Western Australia and holds a clinical appointment at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Co-Director position at Geraldton emergency department. He obtained his primary medical degree from the University of Sydney. He is based in Perth. 







Dr Didier Palmer

Didier is Director of Emergency Medicine at the Royal Darwin Hospital. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Wales School of Medicine (UK). He is based in the Northern Territory.