Congratulations to Dr. Kaushila Thilakasiri for receiving the AWAEM/GEM Global Travel Grant!  This award is granted support a female Emergency Medicine physician from a low or middle income country (per World Bank classification) who has shown dedication to and potential for significant career achievements in emergency medicine through research, education, service, advocacy, or administration.

Dr. Thilakasiri is a registrar in EM, a council member of Sri Lankan Society of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine and a Member of Royal College of Emergency Medicine. Her research interests are medical education and resuscitation. She volunteers as the director of training and development of St John Ambulance in Sri Lanka and published a first aid manual tailor made for Sri Lanka. Her teaching commitments are: visiting lecturer at the University of Moratuwa in MSc. Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, committee member of the Simulation Center of Faculty of Medicine Colombo, visiting lecturer at the Nursing School Colombo in Emergency Nursing Diploma, European Resuscitation Council Young ERC member, ALS, ATLS instructor and a faculty member of EMT training and protocol development of the state ambulance service.

Congratulations Dr. Thilakasiri!