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Sunday, June 9th - 09:15

9:15 - 10:15
Emergency Department Crowding through a Different Lens

Dr. Sara Kreindler

Sara Kreindler is Assistant Professor and Manitoba Research Chair in Health System Innovation at the University of Manitoba, Department of Community Health Sciences. Having earned a doctorate in social psychology from Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, she continues to apply social identity theory to healthcare. Sara has also conducted extensive research on patient access and flow, and is the architect of the population-capacity-process model. In addition, they are known as the writer/composer of the satirical musical micro-series Larry Saves the Canadian Healthcare System.

Sunday, June 9th - 13:30

13:30 - 14:30

Pulmonary embolism: research to improve clinic care

Dr. Kerstin de Wit

Kerstin de Wit trained in internal medicine, emergency medicine and research in the UK. She completed a Thrombosis Fellowship in Ottawa in 2013. Since then, she has worked in both emergency medicine and thrombosis. She leads a research program which focuses on the diagnosis of bleeding and clotting disorders in the emergency department, and is funded by CIHR and PSI.

Monday, June 10th - 09:00


E-sosiney piyah sîpiy Kise Manitou wiyasiwewin nipakwatehôn: Traveling along the River of Life Together

Dr. James Makokis

Dr. James Makokis is a Nehiyô (Plains Cree) Family Physician from the Saddle Lake Cree Nation in northeastern Alberta and the recent winner of Season 7 of “The Amazing Race Canada” with his husband Anthony Johnson as “Team Ahkameyimok” (“Never give up” in the Plains Cree language). He practices rural medicine at Kehewin Cree Nation and transgender medicine in south Edmonton. Named to “The Medical Post’s 2021 Power List,” Dr. Makokis believes that power is a concept that should be shared. His philosophy of leadership is based on Nehiyô iyintiw wiyasiwewina (Cree Natural Laws) including kisewatisiwin (kindness), kwayask itatisiwin (honesty), sohkeyitamowin (strength/determination), and pahkwenamatowin (sharing).



Tuesday, June 11th - 11:15

11:15 - 12:15

The Best in Canadian Research: Top 4 Research Abstracts

A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to determine the efficacy and safety of intravenous nerinetide initiated by paramedics in the field for severe ischemic stroke within three hours of symptom onset

Dr. Jim Christenson

Non-steroidal or opioid analgesia for children with acute musculoskeletal injuries: the No OUCH trials 

Dr. Samina Ali


The impact of alternate defibrillation strategies on shock-refractory and recurrent ventricular fibrillation: A secondary analysis of the DOSE VF cluster randomized control trial

Dr. Sheldon Cheskes

Derivation of a clinical risk score to aid in risk stratification of patients with vertigo for a serious diagnosis

Dr. Robert Ohle

Wednesday, June 12th - 11:00

11:00 - 12:00

Visions for a Reconciled Future in Healthcare: Why ER Docs need to put their hearts into it

Dr. Nadine Caron

Dr Nadine Caron currently resides on the traditional, unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh (otherwise known as Prince George, BC) where she provides surgical oncology care for those that call rural and remote Canada home. Nadine is Anishnawbe from Sagamok First Nation, a mother of a teenage daughter; a sister, daughter, aunt, friend, coach, colleague, neighbour. She is a Professor in the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Surgery where she teaches in the Northern Medical Program. She is the Founder and Director of UBC’s Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, the First Nations Health Authority Chair in Cancer and Wellness at UBC and Special Advisor on Indigenous Health in UBC Health and the Faculty of Medicine.   During her surgical residency, Nadine completed a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard University and her surgical Fellowship in Endocrine Surgical Oncology at the University of California, San Francisco. Her work involves a variety of audiences and knowledge users including governments, provincial health authorities, national medical organizations, health research funding bodies, and several universities to achieve identified and overlapping objectives. She loves cross-country skiing, trail running, paddling, and reading in front of a fire with a good cup of coffee.

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