16th Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Update & APLS

16th Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Update & APLS

Theme: Care of the Complex Child in the Emergency Department

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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THEME: Care of the Complex Child in the Emergency Department

The Division of Emergency Medicine at BC Children’s Hospital and UBC Continuing Professional Development present the 16th 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.

Pre-Conference Course: APLS Course (Simulator-Mediated Advanced Pediatric Life Support) will be offered on Thu May 2, 2019.



Fri May 3

0745 Breakfast, Registration & Exhibits Open
0815 Opening Remarks | Dr. Navid Dehghani
0830 The Heartbreak Kid: Congential Heart Disease in the ER | Dr. Garth Meckler
0915 Newsies: 2018-2019 Practice Altering Articles | Dr. Ran Goldman
1000 Refreshment Break
1015 Breathe: Status Asthmaticus | Dr. Clair Seaton
1045 Dazed and Confused: Managing Children with Advanced Directives in the ED | Dr. Hal Siden
1115 Collateral: Tge Adolescent with Self-Harm Ideation | Dr. Tyler Black
1145 It's Complicated: Abdominal Pain in the Adolescent Girl | Dr. Karen Black
1215 Bend It Like Beckham: Common Sports Medicine Emergencies | Dr. Paul Enarson
1245 Lunch
1330 &1430 Workshops (Select TWo ): 
        A) Outbreak: Difficult Rashes | Dr. Joseph Lam
        B) Orange is the New Black: Neonatal Jaundice | Dr. Deepak Manhas
        C) Nick of Time: Common Mistakes in Pediatric Resuscitations | Dr. Melissa Chan
1530 Complete Evaluations
1545 Conference Adjourns

Sat May 4

0800 Breakfast, Registration & Exhibits Open
0830 Sinister: Pediatric Oncologic Emergencies | Dr. David Dix
0915 Les Miserables: PEM Complaint Hotspots | Dr. Priya Bhangoo
1000 Refreshment Break
1015 The Hurt Locker: Headaches in Children | Dr. Badri Narayan
1045 The Edge of Seventeen: Somatic Symptoms in Adolescents Presenting to ED | Dr. Dzung Vo
1115 Eyes Wide Shut: Common Eye Emergencies  | Dr. Benetta Chin
1145 Vertigo: Dysautonomia in Adolescence | Dr. Kathryn Armstrong
1215 Quiz Show: Spot Quiz Review | Dr. Navid Dehghani
1230 Lunch
1330 &1430 Workshops (Select Two): 
        D) Lost: Children with Complex Medical Needs in the ER - A Case Based Approach | Dr. Esther Lee
        E) Leave No Trace: EKG's in Children  | Dr. Anas Manouzi
        F) Fahrenheit 451: Burn Management in Children | Dr. Erika Henkelman
1530 Complete Evaluations
1545 Conference Ends

Pre & Post Conference Options

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    APLS (Advanced Pediatric Life Support)
    May 2, 2019
    4480 Oak Street
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada V6H 3N1


    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:

    1. Presentations: pediatric assessment, maltreatment, surgical emergencies,  orthopedic trauma, and common toxins and poisons.
    2. Simulator-mediated practical skills stations: assisted and mechanical ventilation, advanced airway, vascular access intraosseous and central, and chemical electrical cardioversion. 
    3. Case-based discussions: respiratory emergencies, shock, Central Nervous System problems, pediatric  trauma, and neonatal emergencies.
    4.  New: 2015 Resuscitation Guidelines highlight.

    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 reviewed 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.

    Maximum Registration: 24

    Course Fee: $825
    APLS 5th Edition Manual (including shipping): $165


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BOTH DAYS By Mar 4 By Apr 15 After Apr 15 & On-site
Physician $449 $479 $499
Allied Health $259 $289 $309
Resident/Student* $209 $209 $209
ONE DAY ONLY By Mar 4 By Apr 15 After Apr 15 & On-site
Physician $309 $339 $359
Allied Health $159 $239 $259
Resident/Student* $159 $159 $159

*Residents/Students to bring proof of status onsite.

Optional Pre-Course: Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS)
(THU, May 2)
Fee: $825
Manual: $165 (includes shipping)

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