Agenda

Sunday Feb 23 am: Adult EM Plenaries

0700-0730 Breakfast
0730 Welcome and Introduction
O740-0810 Orange is the new black: Mass Casualty lessons from a rural setting
What every clinician and department needs to know to prepare for and coordinate safe and effective responses to mass casualty incidents
Kylie Booth
0810-0840 Articles From the Adult EM Literature 2019-2020
A review of a few articles from the recent literature that are worth a second look. Are we getting the real message?
Joel Yaphe
0840-0910 Rapid Fire Toxicology Pearls
Lisa Thurgur
0910-0940 The scariest thing you need to know about emergency medicine
Spoiler alert: it’s not a difficult airway, a major trauma, or even a wide complex tachycardia. Eric will tell you what you really need to be scared about when you start a shift.
Eric Letovsky
0940-1000 Q&A with morning panelists

Sunday Feb 23 pm – Rotating Breakout Sessions

1600 Apres-ski refreshments
Session 1
1630 – 1715
Session 2
1720-1805
Session 3
1810 – 1855
  • Crazy Cardiology CasesSometimes cardiac cases show up in the strangest of ways. Be prepared to see cardiology in a different light
    David Carr
  • Mountains and molehills: Cases from low resource setting
    Mastering high acuity in low resource settings
    Kylie Booth
  • Addition medicine in the ED
    We will discuss management of opioid withdrawal with buprenorphine and outpatient treatment options for alcohol use disorder.
    Michelle Klaiman

Monday Feb 24 am – Rotating Breakout Sessions

0700-0730 Breakfast
Session 1
0730 – 0815
Session 2
0820-0905
Session 3
0910 – 0955
  • Tox Cases from the Trenches
    We will review a few of my best tox cases.
    Lisa Thurgur
  • Similar Injuries, Different Outcomes
    A series of ED cases that highlight the importance of patient factors in the diagnosis and management of adult orthopaedic injuries.

    Arun Sayal
  • Non-traumatic ophthalmology emergencies
    Diagnosis and management of acute ophthalmology emergencies will be covered in a case based format.
    Michelle Klaiman

Monday Feb 24 pm – Rotating Breakout Sessions

16:00 Apres-ski refreshments
Session 1
1630 – 1715
Session 2
1720 – 1805
Session 3
1810 – 1855
  • Don’t Be Fooled: Diagnostic Pitfalls for Common Pediatric Emergencies
    A discussion on diagnostic pitfalls for common pediatric emergencies, including common cognitive biases that contribute to diagnostic errors, and strategies to mitigate them.
    Olivia Ostrow
  • Non-malignancy Hematology in the ED
    Lots of CBC’s done every day. Lots of abnormalities. This session will present cases that show which ones we need to act on and how we can best do this.
    David Carr
  • Saving Face: Head and Neck Trauma Cases
    Patients with trauma above the clavicles can present with a myriad of injuries. Pearls and pitfalls in the management of trauma to the face, head and neck will be reviewed in a case-based format.
    Michael Misch

Tuesday Feb 25 am: Pediatrics Plenaries

0700-0730 Breakfast
0730-0800 High Impact PEM Articles 2020
Hold onto your seat! A fast-paced journey through the most interesting and practice-changing publications of 2019/20 in Pediatric Emergency Medicine!
Jason Fischer
0800-0830 Drugs and Bugs: Using Antibiotics Wisely in PEM
Dr. Ostrow will highlight evidence-based practices and clinical tools that will help the clinician to optimize antibiotic stewardship in the treatment of common paediatric infections such as urinary tract infections and respiratory tract infections.
Olivia Ostrow
0830-0900 Vaccine-Preventable Illness In An Antivax Era.
With cheap global travel and increasing vaccine hesitancy, the ED is often ground zero for infections once nearly eradicated. Using cases, images and epidemiology, this talk with give ED clinicians the tools to identify, diagnose and manage vaccine-preventable illnesses.
Dan Rosenfield
0900-0930 Kids Aren’t Just Little Adults – Peds Ortho Pearls and Pitfalls
Pediatric ortho cases that presented to a community ED will be reviewed. Important pediatric ortho pearls and pitfalls will be highlighted.
Arun Sayal
0940-1000 Q&A With morning Panelists

Tuesday Feb 25pm – Rotating Breakout Sessions

1600 Apres-ski refreshments
Session 1
1630 – 1715
Session 2
1720 – 1805
Session 3
1810 – 1855
  • Congratulations! You are Canada’s Top Early Pregnancy Care Provider
    This will be an eye-opening session describing how and why Canada’s EDs are the first point of health care contact and site of follow-up care for pregnant women with early pregnancy complications. This case-based session will provide practical tips for managing early pregnancy complications and will describe best practice models of follow-up care for this high risk patient population.
    Catherine Varner
  • Fire and Ice: Hypothermia and Hyperthermia in the ER
    Patients with accidental hypothermia and hyperthermia require intensive and time-sensitive interventions. The current evidence and controversies in the management of these potentially critically ill patients will be reviewed.
    Michael Misch
  • Resuscitating the Severely Injured Patient
    Emergency physicians play an integral role in the management of the severely injured patient. With competing priorities and limited time, the resuscitation of these patients can appear daunting. Through the discussion of cases seen at a regional trauma centre, this session will focus on key steps and practical tips that will help in the resuscitation of even the most severely injured.
    Bourke Tillmann

 

Wednesday Feb 26 am – Rotating Breakout Sessions

0700 – 0730: Breakfast
Session 1
0730 – 0815
Session 2
0820 – 0905
Session 3
0910 – 0955
  • Morbidity and Mortality Case Presentations
    We’ll present a series of cases, each with interesting clinical challenges that can help us to learn.
    Eric Letovsky
  • Postpartum Care in the ED — Hear her, treat her, and save her
    This case-based workshop will teach participants how to identify and treat the common and uncommon causes of postpartum morbidity and mortality presenting to the ED.
    In the context of the cases, we will review the latest evidence, including PE and sepsis algorithms, relating to pregnancy and describe the context of rising maternal morbidity and mortality rates in North America.

    Catherine Varner
  • Critical Care in the ED: From Hot Topics to Clinical Conundrums
    From more fluids, to less fluids, early pressors, to vitamin C, half-dose thrombolytics to ECMO, it appears that new management strategies for the critically ill are coming out every week, but how do we implement these in clinical practice. In this session real clinical cases of common and challenging critically ill patients will be reviewed and evidence-based management strategies will be discussed.
    Bourke Tillmann

 

Wednesday Feb 26 pm – Rotating Breakout Sessions

16:00 Apres-ski refreshments
Session 1
1630 – 1715
Session 2
1720 – 1805
Session 3
1810 – 1855
  • Dizziness/Vertigo in the ED
    Cases will be presented to help you put some balance into your decision-making.
    Melanie Baimel
  • Do we really need a score for that?
    Helpful paediatric illness scoring tools for the emergency clinician.
    This workshop will familiarize participants with a variety of PEM scores and discuss their applicability, relevance and usage.

    Dan Rosenfield
  • Drugs & Video Games! Pain Control in Pediatric EM
    This fun and interactive case-based workshop will challenge attendees with troublesome, real-world scenarios involving pediatric pain control. New strategies and evidence will be explored.
    Jason Fischer