Monday, May 27, 2019 • 10:45 - 12:15
Track 6 - Wellness - Not a ‘Medical Fix’ but a Way of Living
Track Chair: Dr. Bruce McLeod
Room: 202

Exercise Is Medicine - Dr. Jonathon Fowles

Description: Why should an emergency physician talk about exercise with their patients? Practical application of exercise into your daily life and its use as medicine for your patients.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the health benefits and safety of adopting regular exercise for physicians and their patients.
  2. Use the physical activity vital sign as part of clinical visits.
  3. Provide approaches to successful and brief exercise prescription.

Pearls

  1. Any minute of physical activity is a good minute of physical activity.
  2. Physical activity is an ‘over the counter’ medication that can be used by most everyone, and is best taken daily.
  3. If you have difficulty finding motivation to move, just begin, and motivation will find you.

Dr. Jonathon Fowles’ work through the Centre of Lifestyle Studies (CoLS) has focused on implementation of physical activity guidelines into clinical practice and has spearheaded initiatives with many national and regional health organizations to increase capacity for physical activity counseling by health care providers. 

One Physician's Experience with A Low Carb High Fat Diet - Dr. Bruce McLeod

Speaker Slides

Description: Practical advice from one ED doc and his, totally positive experience, with 3 years of a LCHF diet.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the merits of low carb diets.
  2. Discuss a practical approach to using low carb.
  3. Discuss benefits of fasting.

Pearls

  1. Low carb diets are associated with significant weight loss.
  2. Fasting is associated with health benefits.

Assistant Professor Dalhousie University, Emergency Physician at Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville, Nova Scotia

The Case for Co-housing - Dr. Bruce McLeod

Speaker Slides

Description: This new concept in housing, and its importance to Wellness, that is generating lots of news items that will be of interest to both Millennials, starting out, as well as those near retirement.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the merits of cohousing.
  2. Discuss the concept of cohousing.
  3. Discuss resources for cohousing.

Pearls

  1. Cohousing can lead to decreased mortality and morbidity through increased socialization.

Assistant Professor Dalhousie University, Emergency Physician at Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville, Nova Scotia

A Guide to Understanding Roots of Personal and Professional Happiness – Time to IKIGAI the Heck out of It - Dr. Rodrick Lim

Description: Many things in life seem to change in the joy and benefits that they provide us. Similarly, many duties and stresses in our lives weigh us down and take away energy from things that matter to us. I hope to provide a cognitive framework to see why things have evolved as they have to give us tools and strategies to step in the right direction.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Use the concept of IKIGAI in daily life.

Paediatric Emergency Department Site-Chief, Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre. Associate Professor of Paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics and Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine at Western University. Provider value officer, Division of Emergency Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

Professional Athletes Train on Self-Compassion: And so Should We - Dr. Sara Gray

Description: Athletes train to achieve elite goals, so do we. This type of training involves periodic failures and setbacks. Self-compassion is a vital skill for recovering after failure. Athletes train on this to increase their resilience, and we should do the same thing.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Review what self-compassion is and how it relates to medical care.
  2. Review the role of self-compassion in recovering from challenges.
  3. Discuss the emerging evidence around self-compassion and improved performance of technical skills.

Pearls

  1. We will all experience set-backs in life. Training in self-compassion will help us grow and thrive.

Dr. Gray is cross trained in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, she practices in both areas at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. She is the St Mike’s co-director for ED wellness, and the Vice Chair of the CAEP Wellness Committee.

Wellness in Residency (and Beyond!) - Dr. Jada Fitzpatrick

Description: Residency poses unique challenges and stressors that impact our wellness. We balance full-time work with full-time study; is there room left for our full-time personal lives? Let’s talk about fostering approaches to wellness through the continuum of medical training, from student to staff!

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify challenges to wellbeing confronted by residents in their training.
  2. Describe curriculum adaptations that may support resident and medical student wellness.
  3. Discuss the benefits of fostering a culture that prioritizes the health and wellbeing of its staff and trainees.

PGY1, Emergency Medicine at McMaster University

Panel Discussion - Drs. Rodrick Lim, Jada Fitzpatrick, Sara Gray, Louise Rang, Lisa Fischer

Description: Audience members are invited to bring their own “1-minute” wellness pearl as well as pose questions to the CAEP Wellness Committee.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Provide 1-minutes pearls from the panelists and audience.
  2. Answer questions on the previous talks.

Dr. Rodrick Lim

Paediatric Emergency Department Site-Chief, Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre. Associate Professor of Paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics and Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine at Western University. Provider value officer, Division of Emergency Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

Dr. Jada Fitzpatrick

PGY1, Emergency Medicine at McMaster University

Dr. Sara Gray

Dr. Gray is cross trained in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, she practices in both areas at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. She is the St Mike’s co-director for ED wellness, and the Vice Chair of the CAEP Wellness Committee.

Dr. Louise Rang

Professional Sustainability & Wellness Lead- Dept. of Emergency Medicine, CAEP Wellness Committee Communications Lead, CAEP Emergency Ultrasound Committee Member, Assistant Professor, Dept of Emergency Medicine, Queen’s University

Dr. Lisa Fischer

Dr. Fischer is a lecturer in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Division of Palliative Care at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Fischer works as an Emergency physician at The Ottawa Hospital and as a Palliative Care physician with the Ottawa Hospital’s Palliative and Supportive Care Consultation Service.