13th Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Update & APLS

13th Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Update & APLS

Emergencies in Infants

Target Audience:

Pediatricians, Emergency Physicians, Family Physicians, Allied Health Professionals, Residents & Students

Course Format: Two days of plenary sessions and small group workshops
UBC Robson Square
800 Robson St
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Pre-conference registration is now closed. On site registrations are welcome! (Payment by Visa, Mastercard, cheque or cash accepted on site.)

Theme: Emergencies in Infants

The Division of Emergency Medicine at BC Children’s Hospital and UBC Continuing Professional Development present the 13th Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Update for Pediatricians and Emergency Physicians. The 2-day conference highlights the latest trends in the practice of pediatric emergency medicine in urban and rural settings.

 APLS (Simulator-Mediated Advanced Pediatric Life Support) course offered Thu May 12.
APLS Pre-Conference Course is now full. Please contact cpd.info@ubc.ca to be added to a waiting list for APLS.  


Fri May 13

0830 The Fall Guy: Head Injuries in Infants | Ash Singhal
0915 This Changes Everything: Practice-Altering PEM Research | Ran Goldman
1000 Refreshment Break
1015 Beyond Therapy: Antibiotics Use in Infants | Karen Ng
1045 Baby Baby One More Time: The 2015 Neonatal Resuscitation Guidelines | Avash Singh
1115 The Walking Dead: The 2015 PALS Guidelines | Vik Sabhaney
1145 The Hurt Locker: Pain Control in Infants | Paul Enarson
1215 We Might Have an Opening: Surgicial Emergencies in Infants | Garth Meckler
1230 Lunch
1330/1430 Workshops (Attend Two): 
        A) See Spot Run: Important Rashes in Infancy | Joseph Lam
B) Perchance to Dream: Novel Approaches in Pediatric Analgesia and Sedation | Gary Andolfatto
        C) Interval Training: Important EKG Findings in Infants | Libby Sherwin
1530 Conference Adjourns

Sat May 14

0830 On Shaky Grounds: Neonatal Seizures | Mary Connolly
0915 A Fluid Situation: The Septic Infant | Srinivas Murthy
1000 Refreshment Break
1015 Touching the Void: Urinary Tract Infections in Infants | Katie Fathi
1045 More than Meets the Eye: Maltreatment in Infants | Margaret Colbourne
1115 They Call Me Yellow Mellow: Neonatal Jaundice in the ER | Shawn George
1145 Chambermaid: Congenital Heart Disease in ER | Karen Black
1215 Seeing is Believing: Spot  Diagnosis Quiz | Navid Dehghani
1230 Lunch
1330/1430 Workshops (Attend Two):
        D) The Young and the Restless: Ex-Premie Problems in the ER | Avash Singh
        E) Pour Some Sugar on Me: Neonatal Metabolic Emergencies | Gabriella Horvath
        F) A Bitter Pill to Swallow: Toxic Exposures in Infants | Shan Yin
1530 Conference Ends

Pre & Post Conference Options

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    APLS: Advanced Pediatric Life Support
    May 12, 2016
    Emergency Physicians, Pediatricians
    4480 Oak St
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada V6H 3N1
    Max: 32 participants
    APLS Pre-Conference Course is now full. Please contact cpd.info@ubc.ca to be added to a waiting list for APLS. 

    Requirement: Successful previous completion of PALS or APLS course. Only for physicians who are routinely involved in the care of critically ill or injured children. These include emergency room physicians, pediatricians, and senior emergency medicine and pediatric trainees.

    Up to 7.5 Mainpro-C/MOC Section 3 credits.

    Designed to train physicians to assess and manage critically ill children during the first hour in the emergency department. The aim is to help the clinician detect an imminently toxic child and institute treatment without delay. The course consists of presentations, simulator-mediated practical skills stations, and case-based discussions. The presentations include pediatric assessment, maltreatment, surgical emergencies, orthopedic trauma, and common toxins and poisons. The skills covered include assisted and mechanical ventilation, advanced airway, vascular access intraosseous and central, and chemical electrical cardioversion. The discussions entail respiratory emergencies, shock, Central Nervous System problems, pediatric trauma, and neonatal emergencies.

    This APLS course is unique in North America as it incorporates the simulator in the skills stations and small group discussions. The participants will work in teams on a pediatric and a neonatal simulator to resuscitate critically ill children and neonates in various real life scenarios. The 2015 resuscitation guidelines will be introduced and practiced in the simulated scenarios.

    Required preparatory work involves pre-reading The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Resource, Fifth Edition. Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive the American College of Emergency Medicine (ACEP) Certificate.  In order to obtain the ACEP certificate, the participant is required to attend all didactic and small group sessions and achieve 70% on the end-of-the-course written examination.

    APLS is accredited for MOC Section 3. The CFPC recognizes the APLS program for Mainpro-C credits. Participants who complete the program of study but do not pass the certification examination may still claim Mainpro-M1 credits for the classroom component of the program.


    Course: $825 

    APLS 5th Edition Manual: $140


Save $10 by registering online! By Apr 14 After April 14  & On-Site
Full Conference Rates
Physician  $479 $499
Allied Health  $289 $309
Resident/Student  $209 $209
One Day Rates
Physician   $339 $359
Allied Health  $239 $259
Resident/Student  $159 $159

Optional Pre-Course: Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS)

(May 12)

Cost: $825
Manual: $140 (Includes shipping)
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