Dr. Louis Francescutti
08:30 - 09:30

Been There, Seen it, Done it – Now What?

Dr. Louis Francescutti is currently an emergency physician at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and the Northeast Community Health Centre in Edmonton. As a professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, he teaches graduate courses in leadership, advocacy and public health.

Dr. Francescutti was selected as one of Alberta’s Top 100 Physicians of the Century by the Alberta Medical Association/College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta and he was also awarded the Alberta Centennial Medal from the Government of Alberta in 2005. In 2011, he was selected by Alberta Venture as one of Alberta’s 50 most influential people. In 2012, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal.

From 2010-2013 he served as the President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and in 2013-2014 he then became the President of the Canadian Medical Association.

He is the Honorary Colonel for 1 Health Services Group of the Royal Canadian Medical Services based in Edmonton. In 2017, he was awarded a Military Meritorious Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada at Rideau Hall.

Currently, he is developing a Poverty Virtual ICU to address the immediate needs of our society’s most vulnerable individuals – homeless patients in our emergency departments.

A recognized storyteller Dr. Francescutti has delivered over 1,500 presentations worldwide to a variety of diverse audiences – from industry to governments and to the public.

MD, PhD, MPH, FRCPC, FACP, FACPM, CCFP(PC), FRCP(Ire), FRCP(Edin), FRCP(Lon), FRCP(Glasg), ICD-D, CCPE, MSM

Ms. Heather Moyse
08:30 - 09:30

You have the dream. You have the drive and the dedication. You are well on your way to achieving your goals and reaching your pinnacle of success. When, suddenly, something goes wrong. Something changes. You are faced with challenges that are blocking your view of the finish line. It is rarely a straight path to success in sport, in business, or in life. But when you are faced with change, do you see it as an obstacle blocking your path to success? Or do you embrace it as a challenge and see it as an opportunity to see how good you can be?

As a three-sport national athlete and two-time Olympic gold medalist, and with a Masters degree in occupational therapy, Heather explains how the qualities/characteristics that it takes to be successful as an athlete are the same qualities that it takes to be successful in any occupation. Heather’s incredible record of excellence has afforded her an astounding perceptiveness and understanding that she conveys through her engaging presentation. With powerful insight and personal anecdotes of overcoming her own obstacles on route to the top of the Olympic podium.

Heather discusses the qualities it takes to move beyond what seemingly stands in our way to achieving our own successes, whatever the arena.

Heather truly believes that “we are all capable of WAY more than we give ourselves credit for”, and challenges her audiences to embrace problems and perceived obstacles. You will leave this presentation ready to embrace change and overcome obstacles, and discover, for yourself, what you are truly capable of. Let the progress begin!

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

  • Name three key elements necessary in maximizing your potential – achieving your highest level of performance, fulfillment, and success.
  • Know how the power of perspective can inspire and empower you to discover that you are capable of much more than you think.
  • Know how even the most unlikely goals can be possible if you break them down and push forward with no regrets.
  • Know how one’s choices determine not only our level of fulfillment, but also the impact we have on those around us.

The Best of Canadian EM Research – The Top 4 Abstracts
08:30 - 09:30

1st plenary presentation

Grant Innes Research Paper and Presentation Award Winner

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2nd plenary presentation TBC
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4th plenary presentation TBC

Dr. Richard Harris
09:30 - 10:30

Dr. Richard “Harry” Harris works in anesthesia and aeromedical retrieval medicine in Adelaide, South Australia. He is notable for his efforts in leading the rescue of a soccer team of 12 boys and their coach in the Thailand’s Tham Luang cave in 2018.

Harry has a professional and voluntary interest in search and rescue operations, establishing the first sump rescue training course in Australasia. By building relationships with emergency services in Australia, he has been preparing for an event like the 2018 Tham Luang cave rescue, which presented an opportunity to put this training to work.

Harry has expertise in diving, wilderness and remote area health. His passion for cave diving goes back to the 1980’s and has taken him to the corners of the globe in search of new adventures. Among their many dives, Harry and the Wet Mules have explored some of the world’s deepest caves, including the Pearse Resurgence in New Zealand to 229m depth, Daxing Spring in China to 213m and Song Hong Cave in Thailand to 196m.

He is an enthusiastic underwater photographer and videographer, capturing his adventures from his helmet’s camera.