Ashley Bean, MD, FACEP, and Gary Gaddis, MD, PhD, FACEP, were honored with the Order of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM) during the Congress on Emergency Medicine in Mexico City in June 2018. The Order of the IFEM is given biennially to individuals who have demonstrated an extensive and continuous commitment to the emergency medicine specialty in their country while supporting the development of IFEM. IFEM is an international consortium of more than 60 emergency medicine organizations, including ACEP.
Dr. Bean, associate professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, is involved in global health initiatives. She has presented emergency medicine and ultrasound lectures and workshops across five continents and has completed medical service trips to Latin America and Haiti. Dr. Bean serves as a reviewer for the European Journal of Emergency Medicine and the African Journal of Emergency Medicine, and she’s an ACEP International Ambassador.
Dr. Gaddis, a professor of emergency medicine and resident research director at Washington University in St. Louis, is a longtime contributor to emergency medicine in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. He has chaired conferences, reviewed manuscripts, directed courses, and served on international scientific committees. Dr. Gaddis serves as course director for Emergency Medicine Basic Research Skills (EMBRS).