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Everyday Excellence in Emergency Medicine

Dan Kim

Dr. Daniel Kim is a Clinical Associate Professor and the Point of Care Ultrasound Fellowship Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He practices emergency medicine at Vancouver General Hospital. He is currently the Chair of the CAEP Emergency Ultrasound Committee. His interests include point of care ultrasound, medical education, and strategies to make emergency medicine easier.

Lianne McLean


Dr. Lianne McLean is the Director of POCUS in the Division of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She’s also the co-host of GELjr, the Ultrasound GEL podcast paediatric pod, and loves sailing, reading books for fun, and providing multimodal pain control through nerve blocks and adjuncts for her tiny (and not-so-tiny) patients.

Pranav Tandon

Learner Lead

Pranav Tandon is a third year medical student at the University of Toronto Temerty Faculty of Medicine. He has a background in microbiology and immunology, global health, and infectious disease research. Outside of clinical rotations, he enjoys going on long walks, discovering new cafes, and keeping up with pop culture. 

Monday, May 29th

Acute pain management in the ED: new adjuncts for complex cases

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Learning objectives:

  • Identify appropriate use cases for analgesic adjuncts for acute pain management in the emergency department
  • Describe the mechanism of action, potential adverse effects, contraindications and logistical considerations for giving ketamine, lidocaine, and magnesium for analgesia
  • Provide recommendations for dosing and routes of administration for analgesia adjuncts in the emergency department


Adrianna Rowe, MD, FRCPC

Fraser Kegel

Medical emergencies in individuals with spinal cord injury: A Clinical Update.

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Learning objectives:

  • Educate on the pathophysiology of SCI and chronic autonomic changes.
  • Bring awareness to SCI acute medical issues
  • Discuss the management principles of autonomic Dysreflexia in SCI


Alun Ackery, MD MSc

Andrei Krassioukov, MD PhD

Advanced Communication Strategies for Emergency Physicians

9:45 AM - 10:35 AM

Learning objectives:

  • By the end of this session participants will be able to identify and implement into their practice tools for challenging patient communication as well as apply a step-wise approach to de-escalating an aggressive patient.
  • Be able to implement strategies around management of expectations around goals of care conversations
  • Have a framework for delivery of bad news in the hectic ED environment


Erin O'Connor, MSc MD FRCPC

Lisa Fischer, FRCP EM

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