Tuesday, May 28, 2019 • 15:00 - 16:30
Track 2 - Pediatrics
Track Chairs: Dr.Shannon MacPhee & Dr. Kevin Chan

Lightning Oral - TBC

Lightning Oral - TBC

Hot Topics: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Journal Club - Dr. Shannon MacPhee

Description:

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

Pearls

ImageSim - Dr. Kathy Boutis

Description: ImageSim is an online competency-based learning tool that helps health care professionals improve their diagnostic knowledge and interpretation of medical images. The learning system simulates the presentation of medical images just like you would get them in clinical practice and emphasizes deliberate practice such that you get hundreds of case examples. “You make the call” and get immediate feedback after each case. You also get a running tab of your performance and it is benchmarked to the performance of residents, staff ED, and content experts.

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

  1. Understand the diagnostic challenge for emergency physicians.
  2. Understand why the emergency physician is prone to diagnostic errors.
  3. Apply evidence based education strategies to improve the emergency physician’s diagnostic competency towards the goal of improved health outcomes.

Pearls

  1. Emergency physicians do not routinely get feedback on their cases so often they do not know what they do not know.
  2. Evidence has shown that emergency physicians could improve their diagnostic accuracy to the level of content experts (e.g. radiologists).
  3. Technology now makes this goal possible in all health care settings.

Dr. Kathy Boutis completed her medical school at the University of Toronto and completed her residency in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Boston Children’s hospital. She then joined the Department of Pediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children as an emergency physician and Clinician Investigator. Dr. Boutis has become an internationally recognized thought leader in pediatric emergency medicine whose research on musculoskeletal injuries has challenged dogma is transforming practice.

Discharge Instructions - Dr. Janet Curran

Description:

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

Pearls

Pediatric Headache - Dr. Garth Meckler

Description: This brief review will highlight the epidemiology and ED diagnosis of pediatric migraine and focus on aspects of ED abortive therapy.

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

  1. Understand the epidemiology and how to diagnose pediatric migraine in the ED.
  2. Appreciate the therapeutic goals and limitations for pediatric migraine in the ED.
  3. Become familiar with the range of abortive treatments available for pediatric migraine in the ED.

Pearls

  1. Migraine is common and can begin early in childhood; ED diagnosis can be made on a first episode.
  2. Dopamine antagonists are the most effective parenteral abortive therapy for pediatric migraine in the ED setting.
  3. Subanesthetic doses of propofol can be used as a second line abortive therapy for pediatric migraine.

Dr. Meckler is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine and Head of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at BC Children’s Hospital / UBC. His research interests include the ED management of pediatric headache.

"Pot Talk" - Dr. Neil Petrie

Description:

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

Pearls

Dr. Neil Petrie is a native Haligonian who completed his MSc in synthetic organic chemistry with a focus on drug design (Queen’s University, 2002). He returned to Halifax and completed his Emergency medicine residency at Dalhousie in 2006. He is a staff Emergency physician at the IWK Children’s Hospital and Halifax Infirmary.