Monday, May 27, 2019 • 10:45 - 12:15
Track 6 - Wellness - Not a ‘Medical Fix’ but a Way of Living
Track Chair: Dr. Bruce McLeod

Exercise Is Medicine - Dr. Jonathon Fowles

Description: Why should an emergency physician talk about exercise with their patients? Practical application of exercise into your daily life and its use as medicine for your patients.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the health benefits and safety of adopting regular exercise for physicians and their patients.
  2. Use the physical activity vital sign as part of clinical visits.
  3. Provide approaches to successful and brief exercise prescription.

Pearls

  1. Any minute of physical activity is a good minute of physical activity.
  2. Physical activity is an ‘over the counter’ medication that can be used by most everyone, and is best taken daily.
  3. If you have difficulty finding motivation to move, just begin, and motivation will find you.

Chair, Exercise is Medicine Canada National Advisory Council
Clifford Shand Chair in Physical Education
Director, Centre of Lifestyle Studies
Professor, School of Kinesiology
Acadia University

One Physician's Experience with A Low Carb High Fat Diet - Dr. Bruce McLeod

Description: Practical advice from one ED doc and his, totally positive experience, with 3 years of a LCHF diet.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

Pearls

The Case for Co-housing - Dr. Bruce McLeod

Description: This new concept in housing, and its importance to Wellness, that is generating lots of news items that will be of interest to both Millennials, starting out, as well as those near retirement.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

Pearls

Assistant Professor Dalhousie University
Emergency Physician
Valley Regional Hospital
Kentville, Nova Scotia

A Guide to Understanding Roots of Personal and Professional Happiness – Time to IKIGAI the Heck out of It - Dr. Rodrick Lim

Description: Many things in life seem to change in the joy and benefits that they provide us. Similarly, many duties and stresses in our lives weigh us down and take away energy from things that matter to us. I hope to provide a cognitive framework to see why things have evolved as they have to give us tools and strategies to step in the right direction.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

Pearls

Paediatric Emergency Department Site-Chief
Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre
Associate Professor of Paediatrics
Department of Paediatrics and Medicine
Schulich School of Medicine at Western University
Provider value officer, Division of Emergency Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Professional Athletes Train on Self-Compassion: And so Should We - Dr. Sara Gray

Description: Athletes train to achieve elite goals, so do we. This type of training involves periodic failures and setbacks. Self-compassion is a vital skill for recovering after failure. Athletes train on this to increase their resilience, and we should do the same thing.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Review what self-compassion is and how it relates to medical care.
  2. Review the role of self-compassion in recovering from challenges.
  3. Discuss the emerging evidence around self-compassion and improved performance of technical skills.

Pearls

  1. We will all experience set-backs in life. Training in self-compassion will help us grow and thrive.

Dr. Gray is cross trained in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, she practices in both areas at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. She is the St Mike’s co-director for ED wellness, and the Vice Chair of the CAEP Wellness Committee.

Wellness in Residency (and Beyond!) - Dr. Jada Fitzpatrick

Description: Residency poses unique challenges and stressors that impact our wellness. We balance full-time work with full-time study; is there room left for our full-time personal lives? Let’s talk about fostering approaches to wellness through the continuum of medical training, from student to staff!

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

Pearls

PGY1, Emergency Medicine
McMaster University

Panel Discussion - Drs. Rodrick Lim, Jada Fitzpatrick, Sara Gray, Louise Rang, Lisa Fischer

Description: Audience members are invited to bring their own “1-minute” wellness pearl as well as pose questions to the CAEP Wellness Committee.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

Pearls

Dr. Rodrick Lim

Dr. Jada Fitzpatrick

Dr. Sara Gray

Dr. Louise Rang is the Professional Sustainability & Wellness Lead- Dept. of Emergency Medicine
CAEP Wellness Committee Communications Lead
CAEP Emergency Ultrasound Committee Member
Assistant Professor, Dept of Emergency Medicine, Queen’s University

Dr. Fischer is a lecturer in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Division of Palliative Care at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Fischer works as an Emergency physician at The Ottawa Hospital and as a Palliative Care physician with the Ottawa Hospital’s Palliative and Supportive Care Consultation Service. She is the Director of Wellness in the Department of Emergency Medicine.