Tuesday, May 29, 2018 • 15:00 - 16:30
Track Chair: Dr. John Tallon
Room: TELUS Glen 209

Candidates will present a short and concise 10-minute talk in the context of advanced presentation style and delivery, as well as content. The audience and judges will then vote for the best presenter, AKA CAEP 2018’s Rising Star!

Better in the Big Room: Strategies for Improving Resus Performance - Dr. Julian Regehr

Description: Excellence in the resus room is about more than just the medicine.  In this talk we will build a mental framework to prepare for, execute in, and recover from the high pressure environment of the Emergency Department.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the value of mental rehearsal in providing excellent care
  2. Learn to prioritize and act definitively in high stress environments
  3. Recognize that sustainable high performance hinges on recovery


  1. Prepare for what you may encounter before you actually encounter it
  2. Identify the key priority in a given circumstance and address it first
  3. Don’t forget that you can’t pour from an empty cup

Biography: Dr. Julian Regehr is an Emergency Physician at Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg and a Transport Physician and clinical lead with STARS Air Ambulance.

Building Your Inner Mind Ninja: How to Thrive in the Chaos of Emergency Medicine - Dr. Andrea Boone

Description: We are privileged to practice in one of the most fascinating specialties in medicine. How can we enter every shift with a sense of intention, purpose and positive excitement? How can we talk to each other in a way that builds teams, confidence and ultimately maybe results in improved patient care? Join me to explore the softer side of medicine.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To discuss the role of mindfulness meditation in medicine.
  2. To contemplate the importance of connectedness in medicine and it’s impact on career longevity and patient care.
  3. To walk away with simple, actionable points that may just increase your inner mind ninja.

Biography: Dr. Andrea Boone is an emergency physician in Calgary, Alberta. She divides her practice between the Foothills Medical Centre and Alberta Children’s Hospital, as well as working as a transport physician for STARS. Her interests include medical simulation education, global health and wellness in emergency medicine.

Congenital Absence of the Research Gene: A Non-Researcher's Contribution to the Medical Literature and Medical Education - Dr. Scott Lucyk

Description: We will discuss ways for a non-researcher to contribute to the medical literature through various avenues including FOAMed and peer reviewed publications. In addition, we will discuss strategies for advancing medical education.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn options for contributing to the medical literature that don’t involve knowing what a Student’s t-test is.
  2. Learn ways to stay involved in medical education through residency and beyond.
  3. Learn how to create a niche in Emergency medicine.


  1. Case reports are a vital addition to the medical literature.
  2. Actively look for ways to contribute through publications and teaching.
  3. Focus on what interests you!

Biography: Scott works as an Emergency physician and Medical Toxicologist in Calgary. He is the Associate Medical Director at PADIS and the Program director for the Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology program in Calgary.

CanadiEM: A Virtual Community of Practice for Canadian Emergency Clinicians - Dr. Brent Thoma

Description: The CanadiEM website was launched on January 1st, 2016 with the goal of improving emergency care in Canada by building an online community of practice for healthcare practitioners by providing them with high quality, freely available educational resources. This session will outline the successes and challenges of its growth so far and outline its plans for the future.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define a virtual community of practice using the CanadiEM website as an example.
  2. Outline how members of the virtual community of practice can contribute to the website’s mission.
  3. Start a conversation on funding models for the creation and maintenance of robust online educational resources


  1. Online educational resources for medical education are important tools for medical education.
  2. Virtual communities of practice can both contribute to and be used for research purposes.
  3. The sustainability of online educational resources threatens their long-term viability.

Biography: Dr. Brent Thoma is an Assistant Professor at the University of Saskatchewan where he works as an emergency physician and trauma team leader. He studies technology-enhanced medical education with a focus on simulation and online educational resources. His work is online on at CanadiEM.org, Debrief2Learn.org, and METRIQstudy.org.

How ER Data Can Save Lives -Dr. Jessica Moe

Description: The ER is a rare institution where one finds a true cross-section of society. Visit patterns reflect the well-being of our healthcare system and wider world, and furthermore may predict societal trends (e.g., the opioid epidemic). What we require is a paradigm shift and an appreciation of unique opportunities in Canadian ER data.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Appreciate that ER visits reflect patterns in our healthcare system, environment, legislation and society
  2. Appreciate that ER visit patterns may predict important societal trends (e.g., the opioid epidemic)
  3. Appreciate the unique potential of Canadian ER data in understanding societal trends


  1. Understanding aggregate ER visit patterns has the potential to make important contributions to epidemiologic research
  2. Canada is uniquely placed to be a leader in epidemiologic research in Emergency Medicine

Biography: Dr. Moe is an Emergency Physician at Vancouver General and BC Children’s Hospital. She has a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology and research focuses in frequent ED users, system-level big data analysis, and substance and opioid use in the ED.

ED Physician Burnout - Is It Inevitable? - Dr. Laurel Murphy

Description: Emergency physicians in Canada are facing ED overcrowding and increasingly complex illnesses, coupled with a lack of primary care for many of our patients. Given this, is it possible to spend an entire career in the ED without burning out?

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the biggest contributors to burnout in the ED.
  2. Appreciate the implications of physician burnout
  3. Gain strategies to prevent and/or mitigate burnout

Biography: Laurel is an Emergency Medicine and Critical Care physician at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and an Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University.