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.
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