Pre-Conference Courses

We are pleased to offer a variety of pre-conference courses, listed below. Since these are not part of the overall conference program, please contact the specific course lead for registration and information.

For a list of CAEP CPD pre-conference courses, click here.

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Inquiries: Gavin Burgess, PACE Program,

This one-day interactive course will provide ED teams with a practical approach to make senior-friendly change in their home EDs.

Teams will leave the course with many ideas for feasible changes – staffing enhancements, staff education, screening and assessment tools, transitions of care, clinical pathways – and a road map to implement at least one of them.

The senior-friendly ED is a system that is created and maintained by an interdisciplinary team – clinicians and administrators. This course is not directed at individual clinicians but rather at interdisciplinary teams – for example, one MD, at least one RN clinician and nurse leader, one allied health professional (PT/OT/SW/pharmacist), one in-hospital clinician (geriatrician or general physician), and one administrator.


  1. Identifying problems and finding solutions at your site using the Geriatric ED Guidelines;
  2. Developing a site-specific quality improvement project;
  3. Encountering a wide range of successful senior-friendly interventions;
  4. Critiquing and refining a feasible QI project with national and international geriatric ED specialists.

Participants will have access to a two-month post-course webinar to track their progress and get feedback from faculty.

Enrollment in this course will be capped at 100 and will close on May 1, 2018.  On-site registration will not be possible.

More information about course content can be found at

 Details of registration dates and costs will be posted in January 2018.

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK) is a national network improving children’s emergency care across Canada. Through the development of evidence-based resources, education, and networking, TREKK’s vision is that every acutely ill and injured child receives the highest standard of care in Canada. Since 2011, TREKK has been made possible by the Government of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence Knowledge Mobilization (KM) Initiative.

This one-day course is designed for physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals working in general emergency departments seeking to improve their ability to assess and manage acute pediatric illness and injury. This event takes place at the KidSIM Centre at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.

The course is comprised of approximately seven hours of small group learning, including four 45-minute high-fidelity simulation sessions led by experienced KidSIM facilitators and TREKK pediatric experts, which will follow and reinforce principles and strategies learned in didactic lectures. This is a hands-on course with a low instructor-learner ratio.

Topics to be covered include: Sepsis and Shock, Respiratory Distress, Pediatric Trauma, and other conditions prioritized by registrants through the pre-course survey.

Learning Objectives for this course include:

  • Explore current best evidence on diagnosis and treatment of pediatric sepsis, septic shock, respiratory distress, trauma, and other acute emergency conditions.
  • Explore best management practices for pediatric sepsis, septic shock, respiratory distress, trauma, and other acute emergency conditions.
  • Learn more about TREKK and identify resources available to manage pediatric cases within a general emergency department setting.

Registrants will be surveyed to determine priority topics for lecture and simulation sessions prior to attending.

Course location: KidSIM Centre, Alberta Children’s Hospital, 2888 Shaganappi Trail, NW, Calgary, AB
Maximum number of registrants: 24
Registration Fee: $750 for physicians; $325 for other allied health professionals
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