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CAEP21 Symposia

Insightful and thought provoking presentations from world renowned keynote speakers

CAEP Symposia are created for our members and delegates to learn about a specific topic from both Emergency Physicians as well as other physician specialists who are experts in their area.

These presentations highlight recent discoveries and the latest in research developments of relevant topics in Emergency Medicine.

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Learning Objectives

After participating in this program, you will be able to:

Identify symptoms that suggest a “metabolic crisis”

Utilize readily available tests that can help diagnose an acute metabolic disorder

Implement practical treatment strategies that can stabilize a metabolic crisis

Develop an action plan when suspecting a metabolic case

Mark S Korson, MD
Director of Physician Support & Director of Education, VMP Genetics, LLC, Atlanta, GA

Dr. Korson graduated in medicine from the University of Toronto and completed a pediatric residency at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, followed by a genetics/metabolism fellowship at Boston’s Children’s Hospital. He directed the metabolic clinics at Children’s until 2000 and at Tufts Medical Center until 2014.
He co-founded and co-directs the North American Metabolic Academy. In 2017, he joined VMP Genetics as Director of Education and Physician Support Services, providing remote assistance to clinicians caring for patients with proven or suspected metabolic disease, and creating innovative educational resources about metabolic diseases for non-genetic clinicians so that they can play more of a role in patient diagnosis and management. As co-founder of Rare New England, Dr. Korson directs an annual Rare Disease Day Speaker Series in New England and hosts several online Genetics Career Fairs every year.

Eddy Lang, MD CCFP(EM)
Professor and Department Head, Emergency Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

Eddy Lang is a Professor and Department Head for Emergency Medicine at Cumming School of Medicine- University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services, Calgary Zone. His areas of interest are knowledge translation, evidence-based medicine and operations research. Dr. Lang has served as the chair of the CAEP Leadership Committee from 2017 to 2020. Dr. Lang is also an award-winning educator having received recognition at both the university, national and international levels. He also serves as Senior Editor for the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, Associate Editor for both ACP Journal Club and the International Journal of Emergency Medicine. In addition, he is a member of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC). Dr. Lang chaired the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Conference (CAEP) 2018 and he was appointed as the Scientific Director of the Emergency Strategic Clinical Network ESCN in Alberta.

Devastating Brain Injuries in the ED: A New Approach to Neuroprognostication

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

Describe the importance of a sufficient observation period and physiological support to enhance neuro-prognostication in patients with devastating brain injury

Explain when it is appropriate to withdraw physiological support for patients with devastating brain injury

Recognize where patient survival/recovery is not possible, patients and their families should be given sufficient opportunity to consider organ and tissue donation

Identify patients who meet the criteria for potential organ donation and require referral timely referral to provincial organ donation organizations as part of quality end-of-life care in the emergency department

Andrew Healey, MD
FRCPC Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON Medical Director and Staff Intensivist, Critical Care, William Osler Health System, Brampton, ON Chief Medical Officer, Donation, Trillium Gift of Life Network

Andrew Healey is an Associate Clinical Professor at McMaster University in the Division of Emergency Medicine , Department of Medicine.  He is an emergency and critical care medicine physician at William Osler Health System where he works as both an emergency and critical care physician.  He is the Chief of Emergency Services and former Medical Director of Critical Care.   Currently, Andrew is the Chief Medical Officer – Donation for Trillium Gift of Life Network (Ontario Health).  He is the father of four musicians and husband to a wonderfully forgiving wife, Michelle.

Murdoch Leeies, MD
FRCPC MSc Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine & Section of Critical Care Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba Hospital Based Organ Donation Specialist, Transplant Manitoba Winnipeg, MB

Dr. Murdoch Leeies works clinically in Manitoba as an Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Organ Donation Specialist Physician.  Dr. Leeies is trained in clinical epidemiology and is the Research Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Manitoba.  Dr. Leeies is leading a collaborative program of research with a focus on the promotion of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in organ donation and transplantation in Canada.  Other areas of research interest include the promotion of EDI in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Medicine, immunomodulatory therapies in septic shock and advanced airway management.

Carmen Hrymak, MD
FRCPC MSc Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine & Section of Critical Care Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba Hospital Based Organ Donation Specialist, Transplant Manitoba Winnipeg, MB

Emergency, ICU, and Organ Donation Physician in Winnipeg. Co-Chair of ICU Outcome Improvement Team and Director of Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, and Standards for the Department of Emergency Medicine