Academic Symposium 2017

Better Research Through Engagement, Implementation, and Knowledge Translation

Saturday, June 3, 2017 ● 12:00 – 16:00 ● Westin – Emerald Ballroom A
Registration fee: $50.00 at the door (credit card only)

Followed by the Academic Symposium Reception (16:00 – 17:00 in the Emerald Foyer) and the Academic Section Meeting (17:00 – 18:30 in the Westin Callaghan Room)

12:00 - 12:45 pmLunch & WelcomeIan Stiell, Academic Section Chair
Jeff Perry, Research Committee Chair
12:45 - 1:45 pmPanel 1: How to engage the patient & public in EM research and implementationPatrick Archambault, Panel chair
1:45 - 2:45 pmPanel 2: How to engage physicians in EM research and how to conduct implementation trialsAndrew McRae, Panel co-chair
Ian Stiell, Panel co-chair
2:45 - 3:00 pmCoffee Break
3:00 - 4:00 pmPanel 3: How to ensure evidence impacts care through successful implementation or knowledge translationKerstin de Wit, Panel co-chair
Laurie Morrison, Panel co-chair

Panel Descriptions

Panel 1: How to engage the patient & public in EM research and implementation
Engagement Panelists: Patrick Archambault (chair), Antoine Boivin, Katie Dainty, Jacques Lee, Shelley McLeod, Christian Vaillancourt, Colleen McGavin (Patient Representative)
Academic Section Representatives: Jeff Perry, Ian Stiell

Patient engagement in clinical research has been shown to increase study enrollment, aid researchers in securing funding, design study protocols and choose patient relevant outcomes. Our panel will make pragmatic recommendations on the best practices, facilitators, and barriers for the meaningful engagement of patients and the public in EM research studies to improve EM research planning, execution, and knowledge translation.

Panel 2: How to engage physicians in EM research and how to conduct implementation trials
Implementation Panelists: Andrew McRae (co-chair), Ian Stiell (co-chair), Jamie Brehaut, Janet Curran, Marcel Émond, Corinne Hohl, Monica Taljaard
Academic Section Representative: Jeff Perry

We will be making recommendations for engaging physicians to facilitate primary research studies in the ED. These may include prospective data collection and clinical trials, among other study designs. The panel will review different strategies to encourage physicians to participate in timely and accurate data collection.

We will also be making recommendations for the optimal conduct of implementation studies in the ED. Such studies generally involve changes in behaviour by clinicians, such as ordering imaging, performing CPR, and removal of cervical spine immobilization. Implementation studies seek to demonstrate the actual impact on patient outcomes for new processes of care. The panel will review different study designs as well methods for ensuring optimal compliance among participating physicians, nurses, and paramedics.

Panel 3: How to ensure evidence impacts care through successful implementation or knowledge translation
Implementation Panelists: Kerstin de Wit (co-chair), Laurie Morrison (co-chair), Janet Curran, Shawn Dowling, Eddy Lang, Brent Thoma
Academic Section Representatives: Jeff Perry, Ian Stiell

Implementation Science or Knowledge Translation, is the study of methods to promote the uptake of research findings and guidelines into routine health care in clinical, organizational, or policy contexts. Recognizing the challenging environment of emergency medicine, the goal of this session is to develop recommendations for the establishment of evidence based practices in local emergency departments that are based on implementation science and expert guidance. In particular, the session will examine the role of social media and emergency medicine specific interventions in translating the best evidence in emergency medicine to the bedside.

Materials for previous symposia can be found here.

CAEP 2016 Academic Symposium on Education Scholarship (Québec City)Emergency Physicians Educators & Scholars...the Path to Success!Rob Woods
Jason Frank
Teresa Chan
CAEP 2015 Academic Leadership Symposium (Edmonton) How to improve emergency medicine academic leadership, governance and funding at your universityJim Christenson
Doug Sinclair
David Petrie
Eddy Lang
CAEP 2014 Academic Symposium on Research (Ottawa)How to make research succeed in your departmentLisa Calder
Jeff Perry
Christian Vaillancourt
CAEP 2013 Education Scholarship Symposium (Vancouver)CAEP Academic Symposium on Education ScholarshipJonathan Sherbino