Tuesday, May 29, 2018 • 10:15 - 11:45
Track Chair: Dr. Andrew Worster
Room: Marriott Kensington B/C/D

Recent Paediatric Emergency Studies - Dr. Samina Ali

Description: In this evidence-based critical review of current paediatrics-relevant literature, we will understand the information, clinical implications, and limitations of the latest high-impact publications in the field.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To know what the latest, high impact pediatric literature is
  2. To understand the clinical implications of the evidence.
  3. To appreciate the limitations of the current evidence.

Biography: Dr. Ali is a pediatric emergency physician at the Stollery Children’s Hospital (Edmonton, AB), and a Professor of Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine at the University of Alberta. She holds national funding for her research program in acute pain management in children.

Recent General Emergency Studies - Dr. Eddy Lang and Dr. Heather Murray

Description: TBC

Learning Objectives: TBC

Biography: 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.

Biography: Dr. Murray is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Queen’s. She has a Cross Appointment to the Department of Public Health Sciences. Her main interests are in the intersection of Medical Education and Evidence-Based Medicine.

Mini BEEM - Ms. Shelley McLeod

Description: TBC

Learning Objectives: TBC

Biography: Shelley is a clinical epidemiologist and the research director for the Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Medicine Institute (SREMI) at Sinai Health System and an assistant professor in the department of family and community medicine at the University of Toronto. Her academic interests include shared decision making in the acute care setting, research methodology and biostatistics.

CarioResp - Dr. Ken Milne

Presentation slides

Description: BEEM critical review of three recent cardio-respiratory publications.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To identify which patient with chest pain can be safely take off a cardiac monitor.
  2. Myth busting that all STEMI patients need supplemental oxygen.
  3. To Be Announced at CAEP18


  1. Ottawa CPCM Rule has potential to identify patients that can be safely removed from cardiac monitoring.
  2. Supplemental oxygen cannot be recommended for patients with suspected AMI unless hypoxic (oxygen saturation <90%)
  3. To Be Announced at CAEP18

Biography: Dr. Milne is the Chief of Staff at South Huron Hospital Association in Exeter, Ontario, Canada. He has been doing research for over 30 years publishing on a variety of topics. He is passionate about skepticism and critical thinking. He is the creator of the knowledge translation project, The Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine (www.TheSGEM.com).

Stampede BEEM - Dr. Andrew Worster

Description: We will present key critical appraisal points from several of the most recent emergency medicine-related studies rated as highly clinically relevant. The points will include the major methodological issues and the impact on clinical practice.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The learner will understand the differences in randomized controlled trial design and how these impact on interpretation of the results.
  2. The learner will understand the methodological issues with meta-analyses and how these impact on interpretation of the results.
  3. The learner will understand the how results are presented and how these impact on interpretation of the results.


  1. Superiority, noniferiority and equivalence trials are not analyzed in the same way and nor should the results be interpreted in the same way.
  2. The are different causes of heterogenity and a single measure cannot provide enough information to determine the clinical impact.
  3. Measures of association and their confidence intervals are to be interpreted with caution.

Biography: Professor of Emergency Medicine and of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact At McMaster University, Hamilton, ON