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Preconference Courses and Workshops

These courses and workshops are optional add-ons to the conference program and have limited enrolment.


Registration for #CAEP23 is not required for these courses.

Airway Interventions& Management in Emergencies (AIME)

Date: 5/26/2023, 5/27/2023

Time: Full day courses


The Airway Interventions and Management in Emergencies (AIME) course has been providing valued and practical hands-on airway management learning experiences for clinicians around the world for over 21 years.

AIME educators are experienced (and entertaining) clinical instructors who understand the varied work environments of practicing clinicians. Whether you work in a large, high volume centre or a small remote setting, AIME will provide a practical approach for airway management in emergencies.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, the learner can expect to:

  • Be more confident and comfortable in making acute care airway management decisions.
  • Have acquired a practical staged approach to airway management.
  • Be able to choose the most appropriate method of airway management based on a variety of patient presentations.
  • Make appropriate choices in the use of pharmacologic agents used to facilitate airway management.
  • Know when and how to use various tools and adjuncts for managing the difficult airway.
Physician Members $1350

CASTED: Emergency - The 'Hands-on' ED Ortho Course

Date: 5/28/2022

Time: Full day course


A high-yield, clinically focused ED orthopedics course that helps registrants rethink ED ortho. 2-days of cases are done in advance of the hands-on day. These are live, synchronous, practice-changing. Various dates to choose from. Then a hands-on day pre-CAEP with a review of principles, then demos, reductions, immobilization practice, and physical exam review.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe clinical pearls re: ED ortho history, physical, accurate x-ray ordering, interpretation and limitations.
  • Describe strategies to ensure more accurate ED ortho diagnoses.
  • Describe principles of ED reductions, immobilization and optimizing ortho follow-up.

Human Factors in Implementing Virtual Emergency Medicine – an international exploration on success factors and underappreciated considerations

Date: 5/28/2022

Time: 14:00 – 15:30


What makes a virtual emergency medicine service successful, and what are the human factors that positively influence its sustainability? Many such programs – from triage, virtual ED visits, peer-to-peer consultations, to post-ED visit follow up – sprouted rapidly in the last 2 years due to COVID. While some are thriving, others encounter difficulties in commencing or sustaining the efforts. This session explores the key characteristics of the human teams of health professionals that successfully launch, maintain and expand a virtual emergency medicine service, and identify the underlying principles and practices that cultivate such teams and overcome barriers that can impede implementation and sustainability. Two case studies – virtual triage in BC and virtual emergency and critical care medicine in Germany – will serve as the backdrop to highlight some of the underappreciated issues and considerations on human factors that highly influence outcomes and impact of the virtual programs. Participants of this workshop will also be encouraged to share their own experiences for an interactive exchange throughout the session.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and articulate key human factors that influence success of a virtual emergency medicine service.
  • Understand the need of different phases of growth of a virtual program and how to tailor human factors to sustain growth.
  • Share implementation tips and evaluation metrics to support emergency personnel in achieving a high performing virtual emergency medicine program.
For #CAEP22 registrants Free


All workshop participants must be registered for #CAEP22.

Designing the Future of Social Emergency Medicine in Canada

Date: 5/30/2022

Time: 13:00 – 15:00


‘Social emergency medicine’ (SEM) is an emerging field that incorporates knowledge of the individual’s social context into their care in the emergency department. This approach is essential to providing adequate person-centered care particularly in resource-limited settings, where sociocultural factors often underline patient presentations to the emergency department. The purpose of this workshop will be to engage participants in discussion on the ‘present’ and ‘future’ context of SEM in Canada, as well as how they can be actively engaged in building future applications of this specialty in practice. It will be formatted as follows: 1) Large group discussion of how participants define SEM, as well as examples of how they have seen this concept practically applied at their institution (examples include mental health peer support workers, rapid access addictions medicine programs, safe injection support in hospital, etc.) 2) Small group discussion regarding how participants envision seeing: a) their own practice b) their department and institution and c) the specialty evolve to better reflect the principles of SEM, and how they can contribute to this effort at an individual, local, and/or national level 3) Large group sharing of the ideas discussed above. Will close with asking individuals to choose one goal that they will work with over the final part of the workshop 4) Facilitated individual exercise to map anticipated progress towards these goals, including SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) exercise. Participants will come away from the workshop with a pragmatic action plan regarding implementation of their plan at the level of impact they choose

Learning Objectives

  • Build a consensus-based definition of Social Emergency Medicine in Canada
  • Understand how SEM is currently practiced by peers working in different contexts across the country
  • Develop a personalized ‘action plan’ to create, support or strengthen a SEM initiative at your desired level of impact (individual, local, national)
For #CAEP22 registrants Free

Emergency Department Flow Course: An Interactive Flow Improvement Workshop

Date: 5/30/2022

Time: 13:00 – 16:00


Is your emergency department (ED) struggling with overcrowding and bottlenecks?

Does it feel like overcrowding is a problem that is too big to tackle?

Do you want practical strategies to help improve patient access?

Or, just looking for a glimmer of light at the end of the backlogged tunnel?

COME JOIN US for…. Everything ED Flow!

Led by a frontline emergency room physician and nurse, this session is an energetic and inspirational discussion of their process improvement journey. This session combines an engaging presentation style and interactive case reviews to illustrate strategies for improving patient flow in the emergency department.

Whether you are a fresh first-year graduate, tapped out QI nominee, or a veteran wiry casualty officer we will present techniques that can be adapted to improve life in your ED, while also making space to encourage discussion of the pros and cons of various flow strategies. Examples include: 

  1. How to maximize flow for all acuity levels
  2. The importance of protecting nurse monitored stretcher spaces 
  3. Improving team culture and patient-centred care
  4. Training physicians, mid-level providers, and medical learners in ED flow.
  5. The importance of key performance metrics (e.g. left without being seen, provider initial assessment, and length of stay) for process improvement

This course combines insight from the presenters’ personal experiences with improving patient flow in their department, as well as evidence derived from an integrative systematic review and modified Delphi conducted with Canadian experts in ED flow to identify the skills staff require to improve efficiency.

In past sessions, participants have demonstrated improved ratings of their knowledge of ED efficiency, ability to describe strategies to improve ED flow, and understanding of how teamwork improves ED efficiency. 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe individual and team strategies to improve patient flow in the ED
  • Understand the need for a collaborative approach to ED flow
  • Recognize the connection between a comprehensive flow strategy and improved patient care
For #CAEP22 registrants Free