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CPD Courses

Saturday & Sunday

May 30 - 31, 2020

We are pleased to offer a variety of pre-conference courses
EDTU (2 day course)

Emergency Department Targeted Ultrasound (EDTU)

Dates: May 30 – May 31, 2020

Location: Ottawa


Emergency Department Targeted Ultrasound (EDTU) is a two day course designed to provide physicians with a strong foundation in emergency ultrasound. The course philosophy emphasizes hands-on practical instruction to maximize the participants’ learning experience. This is achieved with one-on-one bedside teaching on live models. The models used during the practical sessions will be a combination of normal and true positive patient subjects.

The course material is current and relevant to both emergency and family physicians. It is designed to facilitate the completion of the required 50 supervised scans in each of the four areas (aorta, cardiac, abdomen, and pelvis). EDTU includes an e-syllabus as well as five lectures on video. The learners are required to review the materials prior to attending the program. This will allow the instructors to spend less time lecturing and more time instructing during the practical sessions.


Physician Member Physician Non-Member Resident Member Resident Non-Member
Registration Fee $3200 $3500 $3000 $3500
Late Registration Fee
(Launched 6 weeks prior to course date.)
$3300 $3600 $3100 $3600
$ 3200 - 3600
AIME (1 day course, available on 2 days)

Airway Interventions and Management in Emergencies (AIME)

Dates: May 30, 2020 & May 31, 2020

Location: Ottawa


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 16 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.


Physician Member Physician Non-Member Resident Member ResidentNon-Member
Registration Fee $1145 $1500 $1045 $1500
Late Registration Fee
(Launched 6 weeks prior to course)
$1245 $1600 $1145 $1600
$ 1145 - 1600
CASTED: Emergency (2 day course)

Date: May 30 – May 31, 2020

Location: Ottawa


CASTED: Emergency is the “hands-on” ED orthopedics course specifically designed for ED physicians and staff.
Case-based lectures are combined with “hands-on” casting and splinting. The lectures focus on cases that are common, commonly missed, and commonly mismanaged.
The case-based lectures also help you understand ED orthopedic principles. Knowing what questions to ask, what to look for on exam and how to order and interpet x-rays will help you on your next shift. You will develop better management plans for your patients. CASTED: Emergency will give you a more complete handle on ED immobilization options, which injuries are operative, which fractures are low-risk, which need moulding, how quickly ortho needs to see in follow-up, etc.

The ‘hands-on’ components begin with demonstrations of ED ortho reductions and immoblization techniques. Then, as you put on casts and splints, CASTED faculty supervise closely and offer instruction on the proper application and moulding techniques. The lectures will help you understand when to reduce and why moulding may be needed. The ‘hands-on’ sessions give you the practical side. Knowing ‘how to’ is helpful; but the supervised practice ensures you have the confidence you are doing it right!
By the end of the course, we want you to better understand ED ortho, not just memorize what to do. You are promised a course full of humour and numerous clinical pearls you will use on your next shift!


Upon completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

1. Describe ED orthopedic principles vital to proper assessments and diagnosis;
2. Describe and practice ED reductions and immobilization;
3. Describe how to stratify ED patients with acute orthopedic injuries, so as to understand when and how quickly orthopedic surgeons need to be involved.


This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1 – up to 16 hours) as defined by the Maintenance of the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians. This 3 Credits-per-hour Group Learning activity has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 48 Mainpro+ certified credits.



Date: TBC

Location: Ottawa


Description: Have you thought about your next talk? Do you want to crush it? This workshop focuses on presentation skills and provides you with a feedback tool to appraise yourself and others when building your next presentation


Target Audience: Students, residents and health care providers who give presentations at their work or at rounds or conferences.


Learning Objectives: 

A) Providing skills to “crush” your next talk

B) A better talk by creating a narrative, using excellent slides and entertaining

C) Feedback and an assessing your peers work


Registration details to come.

LEAP Emergency Department

Date: TBC

Location: Ottawa



Description: LEAP Emergency Department is an interprofessional course that provides health care professionals with the essential skills and competencies of the palliative care approach, with course modules and case studies contextualized to the emergency department setting. LEAP Emergency Department is taught by local subject matter experts who are experienced palliative care clinicians and educators. This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 16 Mainpro+ credits. LEAP Emergency Department is an Accredited Group Learning Activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for 7.75 hours.



Target Audience: LEAP Emergency Department is ideal for any health care professional (e.g. physician, nurse, pharmacist, social worker, etc.) working in emergency departments or medical crisis units, whose primary focus of work is not palliative care but who provides care for patients with life-threatening and progressive life-limiting illnesses.



Learning Objectives:

A) Provide learners with the essential skills and competencies of the palliative care approach.

B) Promotes collaboration among different health care professionals who work in a variety of settings and organizations.

C) Initiate essential discussions related to palliative and end of life care in daily work.



Registration details to come.

Advancing Care: The Fundamentals of Quality Improvement in the Emergency Department

Dates: TBC

Location: Ottawa



Description: Our goal is to introduce attendees to the science and methodologies of quality improvement (QI). Through the practical skills and confidence gained, we will empower them to return to their institutions to start QI projects and improve local care. The experience will include a mix of pre-workshop readings and interactive teaching sessions with a significant engagement of the class through exercises and discussions (including flipped classroom methodology). Participants will be encouraged to bring examples of local QI projects, and we will allot time for personalized coaching on current challenges and local hurdles by our team of experts to ensure a more individualized experience.



Target Audience: Novice in QI knowledge, but at any stage of career/leadership.



Learning Objectives:

A) To equip participants with introductory QI knowledge and methods.

B) To impart practical skills to be able to return home and tackle QIPS projects.

C) To provide resources and personalized coaching to improve success/sustainability.



Registration details to come.