June 15, 2021
8:30 – 9:30 PM CT
Prescription for Emergency Medicine in the era of Dr. Google
CIHR-ICRH/CAEP Mid-Career Lecturer Award in Emergency Medicine
Medicine is not an easy path, and many physicians – myself included – have overcome many obstacles to be where we are today. And yet despite all odds, including a global pandemic, we are not only advancing the field of emergency medicine but advocating for making the experience better for everyone: patients, doctors, and the system as a whole.
Despite having grown up, studied, and practiced in India, I was able to overcome barriers to practice emergency medicine, became a recognized researcher, establish the world’s largest research program on emergency syncope and develop a risk tool for risk-stratification that is now being used widely: I look forward to sharing my experiences, trials, and successes.
Emergency physicians are used to assessing risks with a view to making things better. On a broader scale, what should be our vision for the future of emergency medicine and for emergency care in Canada? How can we best position our emergency medical system so that it can continue to meet the needs of our patients? And, what can we learn from that ubiquitous “medical” advisor, Dr. Google?
How can our profession succeed against all odds?
How can we leverage research to improve the lives of our patients and the practice of emergency medicine?
What should our vision for the future of emergency medicine be, especially in the era of ubiquitous, accessible technology (i.e.,”Dr. Google”)?
10:00 – 11:00 PM CT
News of the World
Some things old, and some things new, that reflect on the public health of our communities. Emergency Medicine is the only population-based specialty, so it is important that we keep in mind the important roles of our specialty, and our roles as emergency physicians, which affect the health of the public.
A sample of medical achievements that make us proud
How the past is prologue to the future
Recognize that Emergency Medicine is the only population-based specialty. Take advantage of that.
Embracing Changes to Help Shape our Future in Emergency Medicine
12:30 – 1:30 PM CT
Public Communications in Times of Crisis
Appreciate the importance of public communication and advocacy during times of crisis.
Understand how the public perceive messages and communication during a crisis.
Learn an approach to effective crisis communication.
Learn how to become a spokesperson for your cause during periods of crisis
Appreciate the role social media can play in public communication.
4:00 – 5:00 PM CT
Victoria Brazil & Eve Purdy
‘CT Safe and Fast’ – Simulation for High Performing Teams Working in Complex Systems
Work in the emergency department is both complicated and complex. By breaking the process of getting a sick patient to the CT scanner fast and safe we will explore this reality. We will dive into our institutions efforts to improve this process and while doing so will explore the intersections of simulation, quality improvement, and organizational culture.
Reflect on the difference between complicated tasks and complex work.
Apply principles from simulation and quality improvement to complex problems.
Our work is both complicated and complex, these require different approaches to improvement.
June 16, 2021
The Best in Canadian EM Research
8:00 – 9:00 AM CT
The Top 4 Abstracts
1st Plenary Presentation
Grant Innes Research Paper and Presentation Award
Rapid agitation with ketamine in the emergency department (RACKED): a double-blind randomized controlled trial.
2nd Plenary Presentation
Top New Investigator
Intracranial hemorrhage after head injury among anticoagulated elderly patients seen in the emergency department: A population-based cohort study.
3rd Plenary Presentation
Strategy empowering paramedics to assess low-risk trauma patients with the Canadian c-spine rule and selectively transport them without immobilization: a pragmatic cluster randomized stepped wedge patient-informed multi-center trial.
4th Plenary Presentation
PoCS Rule: derivation and validation of a clinical decision rule for early detection of persistent symptoms after a mild traumatic brain injury.
9:00 – 10:00 AM CT
Scott Weingart and Ken Milne
Emergency Medicine is a Failed Paradigm for the Care of the Critically Ill–A Dialectic Conversation
11:30 – 12:30 AM CT
I Hate Yoga: Making Resilience Actually Work for You
Review strategies for optimizing resilience and why generic strategies may not work
Discuss the impact of system-wide strategies for well-being
Discuss behavior change science, and how this can impact our choices and resilience
4:00 – 5:00 PM CT
Canada’s Health Inequity Crisis: Prioritizing Social Determinants of Health in Research and Quality Improvement
Appreciate the rarity with improvement interventions meaningfully improve healthcare;
Understand that the same applies to the impacts of most biomedical research on basic health outcomes
Recognize the importance of fundamentally reshaping research priorities to match the massive health crises we face.
June 17, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 CT
Lessons Learned in Social Innovation
Present two approaches to social innovation
Discuss how system stressors, bias, and work-flow impacts help to articulate a path towards change
Use real-world examples (Indigenous Health Alliance, Safespace Networks) to illustrate how to apply these concepts
10:00 – 11:00 CT
Did SARS CoV2 kill evidence based medicine?
This talk will explore how we were all challenged to practice evidence based medicine during a pandemic. It will explore how clinicians handled time critical decisions in the early phases of the pandemic and what we have learned about evidence generation during a pandemic as a result.
Attendees will be able to critique evidence based decisions during a pandemic.
Attendees will be able to consider plans for evidence generation during a future pandemic.
Attendees will be able to critique evidence dissemination strategies in current and future pandemics.
4:00 – 5:00 CT
How will COVID-19 reshape Canada’s health care priorities?
Enhanced their knowledge of the myriad effects of COVID-19 on Canada’s medicare system and the health of Canadians;
Acquired practical knowledge on the influence of shifting political priorities on care delivery; and
Understood how the economic impacts of the pandemic and how it will shape health care spending.