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Call for papers - Pediatric emergency medicine

Guest Editors:
Stephen Hearps: Murdoch Children's Research Institute and The University of Melbourne, Australia
Sriram Ramgopal: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, United States

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 29 September 2024

BMC Emergency Medicine is welcoming submissions to its Collection on Pediatric emergency medicine. Topics of interest include pediatric trauma, sepsis, poisonings, toxicology, airway management, and cardiac emergencies. We are also interested in submissions that cover the latest advances in the field, the challenges of providing care to children in the emergency department, and the impact of emergencies on the health of children.

Meet the Guest Editors

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Stephen Hearps: Murdoch Children's Research Institute and The University of Melbourne, Australia

Associate Professor Stephen Hearps (MBiostat) is a Data Scientist/Biostatistician with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Australia, and Principal Fellow at the Department of Critical Care, University of Melbourne, Australia. His primary research area is pediatric illness/injury (primarily pediatric brain injury, concussion, stroke, ED presentation, and mental health), with a focus on analysis and translation of epidemiology and social and mental health outcomes of children and adolescents. He is an author of over 170 peer-reviewed papers, with 5000+ citations.

Sriram Ramgopal: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, United States

Sriram Ramgopal is a clinician in pediatric emergency medicine within the division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Dr Ramgopal is interested in data science, predictive modelling, and artificial intelligence approaches in the pediatric acute care setting. Dr Ramgopal has research focuses which include the diagnosis of pediatric community-acquired pneumonia, improving the care of children by emergency medical services, and the risk stratification of hypothermic infants.

About the Collection

BMC Emergency Medicine is welcoming submissions to its Collection on Pediatric emergency medicine. In general, most medical emergencies fall into one of four categories: respiratory issues, gastrointestinal issues, trauma injuries and infections. The challenges of treating these emergencies in young people, whether that be infants, children, or adolescents, are often due to the physiological, developmental and emotional requirements of these pediatric patients compared to adults.   

With this in mind, this Collection seeks to explore the rapidly evolving landscape of pediatric emergency care, showcasing new diagnostic tools, innovative treatment approaches, and enhanced clinical management of common and rare emergencies in young people. 

We invite submissions from all aspects of this developing field including, but not limited to:

  • Advances in pediatric trauma care and management 
  • Pediatric toxicology: Emerging threats and management 
  • Innovations in pediatric emergency imaging 
  • Pediatric infectious diseases in the emergency setting 
  • Pain and sedation management in pediatric emergencies 
  • Point-of-care testing and rapid diagnostics in pediatrics
  • Mental health emergencies: Approaches and challenges
  • Pediatric resuscitation: Best practices and recent advances
  • Ethical challenges in pediatric emergency care
  • Technological advancements in pediatric emergency care

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There are currently no articles in this collection.

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of original Research Articles. Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read our submission guidelines to confirm that type is accepted by the journal. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select Pediatric emergency medicine from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.