Posters & Moderated Posters

Moderated Poster Presentations

Moderated posters will be available on the Ballroom I Stage on the Upper Level and in the Valley Foyer of the Lower Level, unopposed to other educational programming. There are three groups of moderated posters on Sunday, June 4 and Tuesday, June 6, and a special Wine and Cheese on Sunday, June 4 featuring the Top Six moderated posters picked by Dr. Marcel Émond, Dr. Kerstin de Wit and Dr. Eddy Lang. Please refer to the program for specific timing, location and topics.

Participants will present their latest research, clinical studies or case presentations in a moderated poster format during the following times:

Moderator: Dr. Lisa Calder
Location: Ballroom 1 – Stage

12:20 – 12:30 MP01 – The canary in the coal mine: Does palliative care consultation influence emergency department utilization? Dr. Zoe Polsky
12:30 – 12:40 MP02 – Paramedic safety culture across Eastern Ontario Ms. Julie Sinclair
12:40 – 12:50 MP03 – Predicting survival after pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest  Mr. Ian Drennan

Moderator: Dr. Patrick McLane
Location: Valley Foyer – Lower Level

12:20 – 12:30 MP04 – Interim analysis of the impact of the Emergency Department Transformation System on ambulance offload delay Dr. Shaan Pawa
12:30 – 12:40 MP05 – Do emergency department staff use a current domestic violence documentation tool or other forms of intimate partner violence documentation in patient records? Ms. Janeske Vonkeman
12:40 – 12:50 MP06 – Use of ultrasound and x-ray to predict improvement in hip osteoarthritis symptoms following intra-articular steroid injection Mr. Kieran Steer

Moderator: Dr. Jason Frank
Location: Valley Foyer – Lower Level

12:20 – 12:30 MP07 – Office-based family physicians’ use of point of care ultrasound for early pregnancy complaints Dr. Catherine Varner
12:30 – 12:40 MP08 – What’s the plan? Improving ED patient discharge communication through patient-centred discharge handouts Dr. Justin Hall
12:40 – 12:50 MP09 – Canadian Community Utilization of Stroke Prevention Pilot Study – Emergency Department (C-CUSP ED) Dr. Davina Banner-Lukaris

Moderated Poster Wine & Cheese

Émond Top 6 Moderated Poster Abstracts • Ballroom 1 Stage
16:30 – 16:40 MP10 – How dry I am: How much fluid do paramedics give when they administer an IV fluid bolus? Dr. Don Eby
16:40 – 16:50 MP11 – A quality improvement initiative to decrease the rate of solitary blood cultures in the emergency department Dr. Lucas Chartier
16:50 – 17:00 MP12 – Acute asthma presentations to emergency departments in Alberta: An epidemiological analysis of presentations Dr. Lynette Krebs
17:00 – 17:10 MP13 – Characteristics and outcomes of older emergency department patients assigned a low acuity triage score Dr. Ariel Hendin
17:10 – 17:20 MP14 – Prospective external validation of the Ottawa 3DY screening tool for the detection of altered mental status of elderly patients presenting to the emergency department Mr. Brian Kim
17:20 – 17:30 MP15 – Profile and circumstances of cycling injuries: Data from an urban emergency department Dr. Jeffrey Brubacher
de Wit Top 6 Moderated Poster Abstracts • Valley Foyer – Lower Level
16:30 – 16:40 MP16 – Quality of work life among nurses and physicians in Quebec rural emergency departments Dr. Richard Fleet
16:40 – 16:50 MP17 – Improving Communications during Aged Care Transitions (IMPACT): Lessons learned Dr. Patrick McLane
16:50 – 17:00 MP18 – A patient focused information design intervention to support the mTBI choosing wisely recommendation Ms. Heather Hair
17:00 – 17:10 MP19 – Comparison of the psychometric properties of the VAS, FPS-R and CAS in the pediatric emergency department Dr. Samina Ali
17:10 – 17:20 MP20 – Prevalence of incidental findings on chest computed tomography in patients with suspected pulmonary embolism in the ED Mr. Omar Anjum
17:20 – 17:30 MP21 – An inter-professional delirium assessment tool for healthcare professionals and trainees working in the emergency department Ms. Bannuya Balasubramanaiam
Lang Top 6 Moderated Poster Abstracts • Valley Foyer – Lower Level
16:30 – 16:40 MP22 – The impact of collaborative social media promotion on the dissemination of CJEM articles Mr. Simon York Ming Huang
16:40 – 16:50 MP23 – The yield of computed tomography of the head in patients presenting with Syncope: A systematic review Mr. Alex Viau
16:50 – 17:00 MP24 – Effect on pain of an oral sucrose solution versus placebo in children 1 to 3 months old needing nasopharyngeal aspiration: A randomized controlled trial Dr. Laurence Alix-Seguin
17:00 – 17:10 MP25 – The role of advanced imaging in the management of benign headaches in the emergency department: A systematic review Mr. Rory Lepage
17:10 – 17:20 MP26 – Rate and outcome of incidental findings among abdominal computed tomography scans in the emergency department Ms. Helena Bleeker
17:20 – 17:30 MP27 – Costs of emergency syncope care in Canada Dr. Soo-Min Kim

Moderator: Dr. Simon Berthelot
Location: Ballroom I – Stage

12:50 – 13:00 MP28 – A randomized comparative trial of the usage, knowledge retention and media preferences in undergraduate medical students using podcasts and blog posts Ms. Kelly Lien
13:00 – 13:10 MP29 – Did the Canadian Pediatric Society Policy Statement in 2007 impact trampoline-related injuries in Halifax, Nova Scotia? Mr. Graham Wilson
13:10 – 13:20 MP30 – Validation of the 4AT questionnaire in the Emergency Department Dr. Marcel Émond

Moderator: Dr. Andrew McRae
Location: Valley Foyer – Lower Level

12:50 – 13:00 MP31 – The Contrarian Effect: How does a Choosing Wisely focused knowledge translation initiative affect emergency physician practice in a high awareness – low investigation environment? Dr. Kavish Chandra
13:00 – 13:10 MP32 – The Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index (PESI) score and disposition decisions in Calgary emergency departments Dr. Scott Brunet
13:10 – 13:20 MP33 – A systematic review of the psychometric properties and diagnostic performance of instruments to identify mental health and substance use problems among children in the emergency department Dr. Scott Kirkland

Moderator: Dr. Carolyn Snider
Location: Valley Foyer – Lower Level

12:50 – 13:00 MP34 – Assessment of pain management during transport of intubated patients in a pre-hospital setting  Dr. Ayesha Zia
13:00 – 13:10 MP35 – The CanadiEM Junior Editor Program: Integrating medical students and junior residents into a dedicated FOAMed training program  Dr. Michael Bravo
13:10 – 13:20 MP36 – Safety and clinically important events in PCP-initiated STEMI bypass in Ottawa: A health record review  Dr. Simeon Mitchell

Poster Presentations

Space has been allocated for a diverse collection of scientific posters. Authors will be present to discuss their abstract in the Sea to Sky Ballroom and Foyer during the following hours:

Sunday, June 4: 09:45 – 10:15 Refreshment Break; 11:45 – 13:00 Lunch; 14:30 – 15:00 Refreshment Break
Monday, June 5: 10:45 – 11:15 Refreshment Break; 12:45 – 14:00 Lunch

Poster NumberTitleAuthor
P001Do all toddlers fractures need to be managed by orthopedic surgeons?Mr. John Adamich
P002Do 5th metatarsal fractures need to be managed by orthopedic surgeons?Mr. John Adamich
P003Emergency department quality assurance sepsis project: Why are more people dying in southwestern Ontario?Dr. Alaina Aguanno
P004Hair cannabinoid concentrations in hyperemesis cannabis: a case-control studyDr. Khala Albert
P005Consultations in the emergency department: A systematic reviewMs. Lindsay Gaudet
P006Characterizing patients with newly-diagnosed diabetes mellitus in the emergency department: A one-year health records reviewMr. Hyder Ali Khan
P007A comparative analysis of qSOFA, SIRS and Early Warning Scores criteria to identify sepsis in the pre-hospital settingDr. Saeed AlQahtani
P008Implementation of a voluntary provincial knowledge translation intervention project to improve the appropriateness of CT imaging for patients with mild traumatic brain injury and suspected pulmonary embolismDr. James Andruchow
P009Improving elderly care transitions through the local adaptation and implementation of the Acute Care for Elderly (ACE) programDr. Patrick Archambault
P010Code Silver: Lessons learned from the design and implementation of Active Shooter Simulation In-Situ Training (ASSIST)Dr. Niran Argintaru
P011Discerning perceived barriers and facilitators to goals of care discussion in the emergency department: A survey of emergency physicians and residentsDr. Niran Argintaru
P012Quebec emergency physicians propose priority solutions to improve rural emergency careDr. Jonathan Audet
P013What are the short-term goals of patients presenting the emergency department with an acute mental health complaint?Dr. David Barbic
P014Palliative and end of life care education in Canadian emergency medicine residency programs: A national cross-sectional surveyDr. Jared Baylis
P015Leadership and administration: A novel elective rotation for emergency medicine residency trainingDr. Jared Baylis
P016Low risk ankle rule, high reward: A quality improvement initiative to reduce ankle x-rays in the pediatric emergency departmentDr. Maxim Ben-Yakov
P017A time-driven activity-based costing method to estimate health care costs in the emergency departmentDr. Simon Berthelot
P018Pre-hospital diversion of mental health patients to a mental health center vs the emergency department: Safety and compliance of an EMS direct transport protocolMs. Verdah Bismah
P019Pre-hospital diversion of intoxicated patients to a detoxification facility vs the emergency department: Safety and compliance of an EMS direct transport protocolMs. Verdah Bismah
P020Ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous access in the emergency department: A randomized controlled trial comparing single and dual-operator techniqueDr. Craig Brick
P021A 'pawsitive' addition to the ED patient experience: A pilot evaluation of the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program in a Canadian hospitalMs. Lindsey Broberg
P022Physician reporting of medically unfit drivers: Barriers and incentivesDr. Jeffrey Brubacher
P023Emergency department data provides a realistic count of pedestrian injuriesDr. Jeffrey Brubacher
P024Physician reporting of medically unfit drivers: Knowledge, attitudes, and practiceDr. Jeffrey Brubacher
P025The Dunning-Kruger Effect in medical education: Double trouble for the learner in difficultyDr. Jennifer Bryan
P026Need for training in medical education: Staff emergency physician perspectivesDr. Jennifer Bryan
P027Nursing duties and accreditation standards and their impacts: The nursing perspectiveDr. Michael Bullard
P028The prevalence of pathological findings identified by next day abdominal ultrasound in patients discharged from the EDDr. Stephanie Cargnelli
P029Paramedic and nurse-staffed rural collaborative emergency centres: The rate of relapse for discharged patientsDr. Alix Carter
P030Multisource feedback for emergency medicine residents: Different, relevant and useful informationDr. Veronique Castonguay
P031Using machine learning algorithms for predicting future performance of emergency medicine residentsDr. Teresa Chan
P032Identifying the bleeding and thrombosis learning needs of the Free Open Access Medical education (FOAM) communityDr. Teresa Chan
P033To choose or not to choose: Evaluating the impact of a Choosing Wisely Knowledge Translation initiative on urban and rural emergency physician guideline awarenessDr. Kavish Chandra
P034Pediatric emergency department return visits: A proactive approach to quality improvementDr. Lucas Chartier
P035Development of a province-wide audit program for return visits to the emergency departmentDr. Lucas Chartier
P036A comprehensive quality improvement initiative to prevent falls in the emergency departmentDr. Shaun Mehta
P037The Ontario Emergency Department Return Visit Quality Program: A provincial initiative to promote continuous quality improvementDr. Lucas Chartier
P038Does the pediatric emergency department have a role in pediatric palliative careDr. Anne-Josée Côté
P039Potential impact on receiving hospital of a pre-hospital triage system for refractory cardiac arrest: A simulation studyDr. Alexis Cournoyer
P040Epidemiology of gun-related injuries among Canadian children and youth from 2005-2013: A CHIRPP studyMs. Catherine Cox
P041The nursing shift: Measuring the effect of inter-professional education on medical students in the emergency departmentDr. Skye Crawford
P043Outcomes associated with pre-hospital refractory ventricular fibrillationDr. Matthew Davis
P044Factors influencing laboratory test ordering by physicians and nurses in the emergency departmentMs. Leanne Delaney
P045Human trafficking awareness: A learning module for improved recognition of victims in the emergency roomDr. Julianna Deutscher
P046The development of a validated checklist for bougie-assisted cricothyroidotomyDr. Alia Dharamsi
P047Test characteristics of point of care ultrasound for the diagnosis of retinal detachment in the emergency departmentDr. Gavin Docherty
P048Profiling the burdens of working nights: Traditional 8-hour nights vs staggered 6-hour casino shifts in an academic emergency departmentDr. Alex Dong
P050A prospective cohort study to evaluate discharge care for patients with atrial fibrillation and flutter (AF/AFL)Dr. Patrick Duke
P051Does knowledge of the Canadian CT Head Rules impact the frequency of CT's ordered?Ms. Hannah Duyvewaardt
P052The importance of structured ambulance radio patches during termination of resuscitation callsDr. Don Eby
P053Communication interruptum: Cell phone technology problems in paramedic-physician communicationDr. Don Eby
P054Do biomarkers need clinical attention among pre-frail injured seniors seen in the EDDr. Marcel Émond
P055EMS boot camp: A real-world, real-time educational experience for emergency medicine residentsMr. Curtis Farrell
P056Rural versus urban pre-hospital and in-hospital mortality following a traumatic event in Quebec, CanadaDr. Richard Fleet
P057Diagnosis for mild traumatic brain injury in three Canadian emergency departments: Missed opportunitiesMs. Lindsay Gaudet
P058Morbid obesity association with return of spontaneous circulation from sudden cardiac arrest treated in a large, urban EMS system in the United StatesDr. Jeffrey Goodloe
P059Paramedic compliance with a novel defibrillation strategy in a large, urban EMS system in the United StatesDr. Jeffrey Goodloe
P060Imaging practices of emergency physicians for low risk non-traumatic low back painMs. Rashi Hiranandani
P061Preventable adverse drug events in Canadian emergency departmentsDr. Corinne Hohl
P063Perceptions and reflections of Ethiopian emergency medicine graduates regarding the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration in Emergency Medicine (TAAAC-EM) Curriculum: A qualitative evaluation studyDr. Cheryl Hunchak
P064Coastal family practice residency: Simulation curriculum needs assessment surveyDr. Kelsey Innes
P065The history of emergency medicine in OttawaDr. Daniel James
P066Outcomes of non-operative versus operative management in pediatric acute uncomplicated appendicitisDr. Waleed Janjua

Tuesday, June 6: 12:15 – 13:30 Lunch; 15:00 – 15:30 Refreshment Break
Wednesday, June 7: 10:30 – 11:00 Refreshment Break

Poster NumberTitleAuthor
P067Factors associated with prolonged length of stay of admitted patients in a tertiary care emergency departmentDr. Kirk Johns
P068Patient satisfaction following educational ultrasounds in the emergency departmentDr. Puneet Kapur
P069Pre-hospital amiodarone use could improve favorable neurological recovery among patients with out-of-hospital shockable cardiac arrestDr. Takahisa Kawano
P070Mixed effectiveness of emergency department diversion strategies: A systematic reviewDr. Scott Kirkland
P071Choosing Wisely in the emergency department: Exploring the reach, support and potential for the Choosing Wisely Canada® campaign among emergency physiciansDr. Lynette Krebs
P072Exploring definitions of “unnecessary care” in emergency medicine: A qualitative analysis of physician survey responsesDr. Lynette Krebs
P073Single and dual vs. standard triple agent regimens for HIV post-exposure prophylaxis in the sexual assault victim populationDr. Thara Kumar
P074Clinician gestalt in the evaluation of pulmonary embolism risk factors: The CEPERF studyDr. Shawn Lacombe
P075Constructing entrustment: Understanding clinical supervisor dynamics in the oral case presentationDr. Jeffrey Landreville
P076Calcium, magnesium and phosphorus dosing: Impacts and relevance in the emergency departmentDr. Antoine Lapointe
P077Observance des médecins face aux indications de tomodensitométrie cérébrale chez les patients ayant subi un TCC léger et facteurs associés à la non-observanceDr. Natalie Le Sage
P078Derivation and validation of a non-return to work predictive model three months after a mild traumatic brain injuryDr. Natalie Le Sage
P079Manual pressure (the modified peace sign) as an aid to sonographic aortic visualization: A pilot studyDr. Kalen Leech-Porter
P080A descriptive analysis of pre-hospital midazolam as a chemical restraint in combative patientsMr. Mason Leschyna
P081Combative patients given prehospital midazolam as a chemical restraint: Adverse events and efficacy in the emergency departmentMr. Mason Leschyna
P082Current state of POCUS usage in Canadian emergency departmentsMr. Mason Leschyna
P083IV fluid resuscitation of sepsis patients in London, ON: A retrospective chart reviewMr. Aaron Leung
P084“iPads on!” – Does the provision of iPad devices within an emergency department improve the frequency of access to departmental web KT resources?Dr. David Lewis
P085Dental complaints in the emergency department: A national survey of Canadian EM physiciansMr. Justin Losier
P086Effectiveness of interventions to decrease imaging among emergency department low back pain presentations: A systematic reviewMr. Shashwat Desai
P087Cellulitis and erysipelas management at an academic emergency department: Current practice vs the literatureDr. Jeffrey Martin
P088Emergency department utilization of point of care ultrasound in the assessment and management of shockDr. Jennifer McGuire
P089Does the use of ultrasound improve diagnosis during simulated trauma scenarios?Mr. Devon McLean
P090Electronic invitations received from predatory journals and fraudulent conferences: A 6-month young researcher experienceDr. Eric Mercier
P091Evaluation of pain management in medical transfer of trauma patients by airDr. Isabelle Miles
P092Exercise prescription in the emergency department: Patient perceptionsMs. Fiona Milne
P093Sound check: Quality in point of care ultrasound in rural and regional Saskatchewan through participatory action researchMr. Anton Moshynskyy
P094Meeting patient expectations in the emergency department: Preliminary findings from the preparing emergency patients and providers studyDr. James Nunn
P095Wellness, sleep and exercise in emergency medicine residents: An observational studyMr. Preston O'Brien
P096A peer-reviewed instructional video is as effective as a standard recorded didactic lecture in medical trainees performing chest tube insertion: A randomized control trialMr. Scott Odorizzi
P097High-risk clinical features for acute aortic syndromeDr. Robert Ohle
P098Addiction medicine training in Canadian emergency medicine residency programs: A needs assessment surveyDr. Asha Olmstead
P099Age-related rates of abnormal CT findings in otherwise low risk minor head injury patients over 65Dr. Brent Parker
P100Iterative prototype development of a mobile tele-simulation unit for remote training: Aan updateDr. Michael Parsons
P101Quality of life in patients discharged from the emergency department with atrial fibrillation or flutter (AF/AFL): A prospective cohort studyMr. Sean Patrick
P102Education and training on mild traumatic brain injury among emergency department physicians: A systematic reviewMr. Sean Patrick
P103A human factors-based framework analysis for patient safety: The trauma resuscitation using in situ simulation team training (TRUST) experienceDr. Andrew Petrosoniak
P104Emergency department opioid overdose study: Prevalence of adverse outcomesDr. Roy Purssell
P105BC’s public health emergency and naloxone administration by the BC Ambulance ServiceDr. Roy Purssell
P106Does training with a modified high-fidelity manikin improve junior residents’ ability to establish transcutaneous pacing in an Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support course?Dr. Caroline Ranger
P108Fast track in Calgary hospitals: Measures for quality improvementDr. Peter Rogers
P109Characterizing spontaneous improvements in vasovagal syncopeDr. Inderjeet Sahota
P110Acute mountain sickness in the Himalayas: Preliminary reportDr. Inderjeet Sahota
P111The social determinants of health in adults presenting to the ED with a mental health complaintMr. Qadeem Salehmohamed
P113Comparison of age-adjusted and clinical probability-adjusted D-dimer for diagnosing pulmonary embolismDr. Sameer Sharif
P114Critical objectives for a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship point of care ultrasound curriculumDr. Allan Shefrin
P115Limiting functional decline in seniors evaluated for minor injuries in the EDDr. Marie-Josée Sirois
P116A scoping review of factors affecting patient satisfaction with care in North American adult emergency departmentsDr. Mandeep Sran
P117Emergency physicians are choosing wisely when transfusing patients with non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding and hemoglobins >70g/LMr. Bradley Stebner
P118Effects of system design on laboratory utilization in the emergency department: The case for INR & aPTTDr. Davy Tawadrous
P119Health care utilization by patients presenting to the emergency department with mental health complaintsDr. Cameron Thompson
P120Clinical decision rule evidence ranking and use in clinical practiceDr. Suneel Upadhye
P121Understanding health equity: A pilot project to collect socio-demographic information on emergency department patients at registrationDr. Samuel Vaillancourt
P122Emergency department length of stay for alcohol intoxicated patients presenting with head injuryDr. Catherine Varner
P123Measuring health-related outcomes: Is social desirability bias an issue we should be exploring while conducting emergency department research?Dr. Cristina Villa-Roel
P124Determining ED staff awareness and knowledge of intimate partner violence and available toolsMs. Janeske Vonkeman
P125Willingness of ED staff to implement a brief intimate partner violence case-finding toolMs. Janeske Vonkeman
P126Are we transfusing wisely? An analysis of transfusion practices among hemodynamically stable patients with anemia in four hospitalsMs. Amanda Wang
P127Paramedics perception of working in Nova Scotia's collaborative emergency centresMr. Stewart Whalen
P128The novel application of eye-tracking for the cognitive task analysis of expert physician decision-making while leading real-world traumatic resuscitationsDr. Matthew White
P129The Calgary Stampede: Effects on emergency and urgent care department utilization during a Canadian mass gatheringDr. Charles Wong
P130Learning through simulation: A debriefing faculty development courseDr. Karen Woolfrey
P131Risk factors for recurrent emergency department visits for hyperglycemia in patients with diabetes mellitusDr. Justin Yan
P132Development and implementation of an intubation registry within a Canadian tertiary-care hospitalDr. Jeff Yoo