April Kam is an Assistant Professor in the division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University. She received her MD from McMaster University and completed her pediatrics residency and fellowship training in pediatric emergency medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.
She did further graduate training in Public Health, Health Promotion Stream, at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK. She is a former member of the Board of Directors for Physicians for Global Survival. During her training and since becoming faculty, she has worked in several countries including Zimbabwe, Mexico, Eritrea, Rwanda, and most recently, Nicaragua and Guyana. She’s a CAEP Education Champion as part of the CAEP Academic Section Education Working Group’s efforts to facilitate the dissemination of expertise in education across Canada.
The Global Health Emergency Medicine Teaching Module published a curriculum that she co-developed and she tutors in the Global Health program at McMaster University.
April is co-chairing our Paediatric track this year after presenting in Havana last year and it is fantastic to have her back on our faculty.