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Learning Expo

Sunday, June 9, 2024 - 15:00-17:00

Join us Sunday, June 9th!

This learning and networking event allows attendees to engage and interact with EM Professionals on a variety of topics, while developing a comprehensive understanding of current EM practices, research, and simulations.

Topics include:

CAEP Advocacy and the Future of Emergency Care

Engage with members of the Public Affairs Committee and EM:POWER Task Force and gain valuable insights into effective advocacy. Our stop at the expo offers a unique opportunity to:

  • Learn the essentials of advocacy and how to implement strategies in your hospital or region.
  • Provide feedback on the EM:Power report and contribute to shaping the future of emergency care.
  • Learn about experiences with media interactions and interviews, and learn from others’ stories.
  • Connect with us to enhance your advocacy skills and make a meaningful impact in your community.

Run in or Drone up?

Could a drone help you? Absolutely! At this booth you are the incident commander responding to a multi vehicle collision. As you are preparing to deploy to the scene you send a drone ahead to spot hazards that might put your responders at risk. See how many you can spot…

PAWSitive Connections Lab

We will be sharing with attendees the clinical relevance of integrating therapy dogs in emergency medicine practice, as a complementary social support service which has shown to reduce patient pain and anxiety while also improving the patient and staff experience. Two lead researchers in this area will be in attendance with St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs to interact with attendees, answer questions, and provide handouts highlighting the clinical relevance of animal-assisted intervention work, and swag!

Central venous access procedural station

This station is intended to act as a refresher for high acuity low frequency procedures in the ED. We will review ultrasound central venous catheter insertion.

ECG Jeopardy

We will review high-yield ECGs from a variety of emergencies (arrhythmias, metabolic emergencies, PE, STEMI), with a range of difficulty (student, resident, physician), along with pitfalls/pearls to take away and apply the next shift.

So you want to be an EMS physician?

This Learning Expo Station will focus upon the role of EMS Physicians in supporting patient care in the Prehospital and Inter-Facility Transport environments.

Is there a doctor onboard?

Spin the wheel and guess the airline to move on in the game! Thru interactive case-based scenarios & quizzes, will do hands-on demonstrations using the medical kits from Air Canada and Air Transat to deliver content and convey key take-home points.

Double Sequential External Defibrillation for Emergency Physicians

Double Sequential External Defibrillation (DSED) has become the standard of care in the management of refractory ventricular fibrillation. In this interactive session, participants can self-select topics to enhance their knowledge of DSED

Social Isolation and Loneliness (SIL) – The New New Smoking

Social Isolation and Loneliness is one of the most important determinants of health that currently is not measured nor treated. But this can lead to a serious failure in providing good holistic care to older people.

Chest tube/pig tail insertion (Seldinger technique)

The pigtail catheter and seldinger guided chest tube provides safe, reliable, and effective drainage of pneumothoraces and free-flowing simple effusions and is a reasonable alternative to tube thoracostomy

Cricothyrotomy procedure station

A cricothyrotomy is a surgical airway performed when a patient can not be intubated or ventilated. It is a high acuity, low opportunity procedure so the opportunity to review the steps and practice is important.

Paediatric Jeopardy

Pediatric care is of interest to all emergency providers. Keeping up to date on newer clinical guidelines and the nuances of paediatric care can be difficult. We will provide an opportunity to participants to directly interact with expert PEM physicians to discuss a broad range of pediatric care. We held a similar booth last year, which was very well received.

ACS in Older Adults, What ED Physicians Need to Know

Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) can be a challenging diagnosis to make in older adults that present to the ED. Symptoms of ACS in older adults often differ from their younger counterparts. Biomarkers may be less specific and confounded by multimorbidity. Additionally, geriatric syndromes such as frailty, cognitive impairment, delirium and polypharmacy impact overall cardiovascular health, ultimately necessitating a modified therapeutic approach in the ED. This is confounded by the fact that health outcomes in older patients with ACS are relatively worse compared to their younger counterparts.

Whisky, Wool, and Weight limits: What do you really need when it’s go-time?

Our focus will be on demonstration of preparation principles for making a go-bag (rapid unscheduled pre-hospital deployment) as well as initial field management of hypothermic patients and some field tools for same.

Delirium Cafe – An assorted menu of Tips and Tricks for Managing Delirium on your next shift

Delirium is common presentation and complication amongst older adults in the Emergency Department. It is associated with significant mortality, prolonged hospitalization, ED revisit, falls and other morbidity.

Palliative Pearls for Emergency Physicians

This learning expo will focus on ten palliative pearls for Emergency Physicians. Participants will be offered the use of a “nerf gun” to select one of ten topics displayed on a board. Each topic will include a brief overview of the subject and participants will be provided with practical tips and tools to care for Emergency Department patients with unmet palliative care needs.

Who’s Line is it Anyways?! IOs and IVs

For critically ill and injured children, an IV or an IO can be life-saving! However, physicians rarely have the opportunity to practice placing and securing these lines. This booth will give practitioners the chance to practice their IV and IO insertion and securing skills, helping to build reliable muscle memory for the next time they need to care for a sick child.

Pediatric PoCUS: Little people. Big Fun.

PoCUS is well know to help us make clinical decisions, make diagnosis and streamline care for our patients. Not all clinicians have experience with how to use paediatric applications to improve their care. We will answer questions and present images our of most used applications on shift.

Clinical pearls for geriatric trauma

Our Learning Expo game teaches the above concepts through trivia questions, creating a Venn diagram of signs and symptoms, and matching patient videos to diagnoses. We will also be providing participants with online resources for a summary of the presented information and additional links for further learning.

Could it be … FND? Recognizing Functional Neurological Disorders in the Emergency Department

Our Learning Expo game teaches the above concepts through trivia questions, creating a Venn diagram of signs and symptoms, and matching patient videos to diagnoses. We will also be providing participants with online resources for a summary of the presented information and additional links for further learning.

PediSafe: Elevating Pediatric Trauma Care Excellence

Pediatric trauma refers to injuries experienced by children under 18, ranging from minor trauma to life-threatening conditions like fractures or head injuries. In the Emergency Department (ED), it’s clinically relevant due to children’s unique physiology, developmental variability, psychological impact, resource needs, prevention strategies, and the necessity for a multidisciplinary approach.

Heads up…the latest in ED evaluation of head injuries in older adults

Latest evidence based approach to the evaluation of head injuries in older adults.

Ultrasound Guided Procedures

Based on feedback from last year, we have been asked to once again offer an introductory session on common ultrasound-guided procedures (peripheral IV and foreign body)

Spot diagnosis: making “rash” decisions in kids

A visual journey through Pediatric rashes from the common to emergent with emphasis on diagnostic approach and indications for investigation and considerations for ED management and follow-up.

Choosing “Tastefully”: Antibiotic stewardship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine

This booth will give participants the opportunity to review the most up-to-date evidence-based guidelines on the antibiotic guidelines for several infectious diseases. Particular attention will be paid to pediatric-specific concerns such as oral suspension palatability and compliance.

Questions?  Please contact Jennifer Gale (