Wednesday, May 30, 2018 • 10:30 - 12:00
Track 3 - WISDOM TRACK: OLD GUYS TALK ABOUT EM
Track Chair: Dr. Bruce Campana
Wisdom. Age. And I Forget the Other Thing. - Dr. Bruce Campana
Description: There is significant irony in the juxtaposition of the title of this talk and the presenter. Wisdom comes with experience. And experience comes with mistakes. And the presenter has a lot of experience.
- How to be wise.
- How to get older.
- Why you should try to avoid #2.
- We have the most interesting job in the world.
- Respect your elders.
- Cauliflower does not taste any better after 60.
Biography: Bruce Campana is an emergency physician who works in Victoria, BC. He specializes in, well, nothing really. He is fairly old.
What the Heck Happened!?! - Dr. Gordon Neil
Description: An overview of the some of the most recent thoughts around aging and longevity medicine along with insights of potential effects on lifespan from choosing a career in Emergency Medicine.
- How to improve Healthspan over Lifespan.
- Understanding the Four Pillars of Longevity
- An awareness that “aging is a disease”.
- The “Blue Zones” have common themes that contribute to longevity
- Telomeres are basic to heathy cell replication.
- The are simple lifestyle choices that will improve your Healthspan.
Biography: Gordon Neil BSc MD ABEM Emergency Physician Red Deer Regional Hospital AHSEMS Central Zone Medical Director
Panel Discussion: Old Docs Talk About Emergency: Like, When it was Real. - Drs. Chris Rumball, Sam Campbell, Welsey Palatnick, Howard Ovens, Jonathan Dreyer, Robert Abernethy, Constance LeBlanc, and Alan Drummond
Description: Some of the “Old Masters” in Canadian EM get a chance to sound off about the good ol’ days – what was good, what wasn’t, and some stories that will make overcrowding seem like a hiccup.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this presentation, the audience should:
- Have an appreciation of some of the changes that EM has gone through in the last three decades
- Better understand some of the reasons for the way things are now in Canadian Emergency Medicine
- Kind of wish that they had been there when it all started.
Dr. Constance LeBlanc, Halifax, NS: Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development and Education Research Dalhousie University
Dr. Sam Campbell, Halifax, NS: Chief of Emerg at the Halifax Infirmary. Cheated out of a noble prize on numerous occasions
Dr. Robert Abernethy, Calgary, AB: Full time Er physician for 38 yrs in Calgary Previous Regional ED Dept Head for Calgary Associate Clinical Professor Dept EM University of Calgary
Dr. Wesley Palatnick, Winnipeg, MB: Emergency Physician at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg for 37 years. Professor and Royal College residency program director Department of Emergency Medicine University of Manitoba
Dr. Jonathan Dreyer, London, ON: Professor and Director of Research, Division of Emergency Medicine, Western University.
Dr. Howard Ovens, Toronto, ON: Howard Ovens practices at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. He’s been the Ontario Expert Lead advising govt on policy issues in EM for the last 11 years and is a Full Professor at the Dept. of Family and Community Medicine at U of Toronto. He is on the CAEP Public Affairs Ctte.
Dr. Chris Rumball, Mill Bay, BC: MD, FRCPC, MSC. St Paul’s 14 yrs, Royal Columbian 11 yrs, Saudi Aramco 8 ys, Nanaimo 9 yrs. Past Dept Head, Prov. BC EMS Commissioner
Alan Drummond, Perth, ON: A sommelier and occasional family/emergency physician in Perth, Ontario. A clinical assistant professor in Family Medicine at Queen’s and University of Ottawa, with a cross-appointment in Emergency Medicine at the University of Ottawa (although they conveniently forget that!). A Past President of CAEP and chair of the OMA Section on Emergency Medicine.