About Us

About PERN

The Pediatric Emergency Research Networks (PERN) is comprised of representative hospitals from the major national and international Pediatric Emergency Medicine research networks located in Europe, the Middle East, North America, South America, and Australasia. These networks are:

Research in European Paediatric Emergency Medicine (REPEM)

Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN)

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics (PEM CRC)

Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC)

Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT)

Paediatric Emergency Research in the United Kingdom & Ireland (PERUKI)

Red de Investigación de la Sociedad Española de Urgencias de Pediatría / Spanish Pediatrirc Emergency Research Group (RISEUP / SPERG)

– Red de Investigacion y Desarollo de la Emergencia Pediatrica Latinoamerica (RIDEPLA)

Together the research networks have access to data from over 2 million pediatric emergency presentations per annum, to over 100 hospitals, in four of the six World Health Organization (WHO) regions.



Our Team

Dr. Silvia Bressan

Current President

Dr. Stuart Dalziel

Past President

Dr. Todd Chang

Knowledge Translation

Dr. Damian Roland

Knowledge Translation