Accredited Symposia

Sunday, May 27, 2018, 07:00-08:15
Unexplained Bleeding in the Emergency Department
Speakers: Dr. Adrienne Lee, Dr. Eddy Lang
Telus Exhibit Hall D

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify a rare bleeding disorder when a patient presents with an atypical picture in the ED
  • Identify and interpret tests used when diagnosing and referring a bleeding patient (Canada)
  • Review a treatment algorithm and leverage local referral network for best patient outcome

Speaker Bio

Dr. Eddy Lang is the Conference Chair for #CAEP18. He works as the Academic and Clinical Department Head for Emergency Medicine in the Calgary Zone and is Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Calgary.  His areas of interest are knowledge translation, evidence-based medicine and operations research.

Monday, May 28, 2018, 07:00-08:15
Dermatology Emergencies – Diagnostic Challenges
Speakers: Dr. Vanessa Potok, Dr. Kirk Barber
Telus Exhibit Hall D

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate challenging dermatological emergencies
  • Describe the different clinical presentations
  • Provide adjunctive pain and symptom management
  • Recognize when and how to refer to a dermatologist

Speaker Bio

Dr. Vanessa Potok is an emergency physician and University of Calgary clinical lecturer, who completed her training in BC and Alberta.  Having worked in diverse settings from downtown Vancouver to small towns in the NWT, she has an interest in medical education and improving communication of knowledge between medical specialties. Vanessa is currently based at the South Health Campus Hospital in Calgary.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Kirk Barber obtained his MD from the University of Alberta and his Canadian Fellowship in Dermatology (FRCPC) after training at the University of Ottawa and Harvard Medical School. As the Chief Resident in Dermatology at Harvard Medical School he qualified as a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD).

He was President of the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) in 2003 and the only individual to have received the CDA’s Presidents Cup twice (1997, 2011) recognizing his outstanding and continuing contributions to the CDA.

Dr. Barber is in private clinical practice and is a Clinical Professor in both the Departments of Medicine (Dermatology) and Community Health Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary.

Dr. Barber is the Principal Investigator in over 100 national and international clinical research trials. Dr. Barber was the Chair of the Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta Clinical Trials Committee (a committee that reviews all human medical research conducted outside Alberta’s major universities) for 15 years resigning in 2015.

In 2016 Dr. Barber was appointed the Editor-in-Chief of the indexed, peer reviewed journal of the Canadian Dermatology Association – the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 07:00-08:15
The Newest Oncologic Emergency: Management of Immune-related Adverse Events in Oncology Patients in The Era of Immune Checkpoint Inhibition
Speaker: Dr. Jose Monzon, Moderator: Dr. Eddy Lang
Telus Exhibit Hall D

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate challenging dermatological emergencies
  • Describe the different clinical presentations
  • Provide adjunctive pain and symptom management
  • Recognize when and how to refer to a dermatologist

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 11:45 - 13:00
Focusing on Individualizing and Optimizing the Use of DOACs in AF and VTE Patients in the ED
Speakers: Dr. Ben Bell, Dr. Rob Stenstrom, Dr. Brent Mitchell
Chair: Dr. Indy Ghosh
Telus Exhibit Hall D

Learning Objectives

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 07:00-08:15
Assessment and Management of Acute Trauma-related Pain in the ED: Best Practice/Best Evidence
Speaker: Dr. David Flusk, Moderator: Dr. Justin Wong
Telus Exhibit Hall D

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Define and implement essential components of the assessment and monitoring of acute trauma-related pain in the ED
  • Evaluate current and emerging treatment options for acute trauma-related pain in the ED
  • Identify best practices when managing acute trauma-related pain in adults with pre-existing comorbid conditions

Speaker Bio

Dr. David Flusk is a clinical assistant professor in the department of anesthesia and faculty of medicine at Memorial University Newfoundland and Labrador.  He works as an anesthesiologist and pain physician in St. John’s Newfoundland.  He is the director of the Atlantic Mentorship Network- Pain and Addictions.  He sits on several National advisory boards for opiates and other controlled substances and is co author of The Prescribing Course- Safe Opioid Prescribing.

Before coming to Newfoundland for his anesthesia residency training Dr. Flusk completed his medical education at Trinity College Dublin in 2006.  Before that he completed a degree in Immunology at Dalhousie University.

His professional interests include chronic pain medicine policy development and prescribing education.  Dr. Flusk has a keen interest in the management of conditions causing neuropathic pain.  Dr. Flusk is holds a CHIR grant for knowledge synthesis in opioid prescribing.

He spends his free time camping with his wife and two children.  Dr. Flusk has had a lifelong passion for motorcycles and cars.  He can be found at car shows, races and rallies throughout the year.  He will be a driver in this years Targa Newfoundland.