14th Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Update & APLS

14th Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Update & APLS

Managing the Complex Child in the ED

Target Audience:

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

Course Format: Two days of plenary sessions and small group workshops
  • May 5, 2017 to May 6, 2017
UBC Robson Square
800 Robson St
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Online registration is now closed. We will be accepting on-site registration at UBC Robson Square, beginning at 7:30am on Friday, May 5.

Theme: Managing the Complex Child in the ED

The Division of Emergency Medicine at BC Children’s Hospital and UBC Continuing Professional Development present the 14th 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 4, 2017.
APLS is now sold out. Please contact cpd.info@ubc.ca to be added to a waiting list. 


Fri May 5

0830 Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Childhood Epilepsy Syndromes | James Lee
0915 Change Gonna Come: Practice-Altering PEM Articles | Ran Goldman
1000 From Bad to Worse: Oncological Emergencies | Surabhi Rawal
1045 Refreshment Break
1100 Ovar-easy: Gynecological Causes of Abdominal Pain | Ellen Giesbrecht
1130 Pete's Draggin': Genitourinary Emergencies in Boys | Kourosh Afshar
1200 No More Belly Laughs: Abdominal Pain in Children | Vikram Sabhaney
1230 No Bones About It: MSK Problems in the Pediatric ED | Paul Enarson
1300 Lunch
1400/1500 Workshops (Attend Two): 
        A) Rheum with a View: Rashes of Systemic Disease in the ED | Joseph Lam
        B) The Cutting Edge: Laceration Repairs in Children | Jugpal Arneja
        C) I Fail to See: Missed Skeletal X-Ray Diagnoses | Robyn Cairns
1600 Conference Adjourns

Sat May 6

0830 You Be Illin': Serious Neonatal Viral Infections | Deepak Manhas
0915 Born This Way: Managing a Child with a Known Congenital Heart Disease in the ED | Eiméar McGovern
1000 Refreshment Break
1015 What's in a Name? Apparent Life Threatening Events (ALTE) vs. Brief Resolved Unexplained Events (BRUE) | Sim Grewal
1045 Stunning Upset: Agitation in the ED | Tyler Black
1115 Maroon 5: Upper GI Bleeds | Vishal Avinashi
1145 The Littlest Hobo: Managing the Premie in the ED | Badrinath Narayan
1215 Lo and Behold: Spot Diagnosis Quiz | Navid Dehghani
1230 Lunch
1330/1430 Workshops (Attend Two): 
        D) Take-Out Menu: Pediatric ENT Foreign Bodies: What You Need to Know in the ED | Neil Chadha
        E) Unbecoming Conduct(ion): EKG's Not to Miss | Martin Hosking
        F) Mission Impossible 3.5: The Difficult Pediatric Airway | Chris Chin
1530 Conference Ends

Pre & Post Conference Options

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    APLS: Advanced Pediatric Life Support
    May 4, 2017
    Emergency Physicians, Pediatricians
    4480 Oak St
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada V6H 3N1
    Max: 24 participants
    APLS is now sold out. Please contact cpd.info@ubc.ca to be added to a wait list.
    Requirement: Successful previous completion of PALS or APLS course is recommended. 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 15.0 Mainpro+ or 7.5 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 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, the participant is required to attend all didactic and small group sessions and achieve 80% on the end-of-the-course written examination.

    APLS is accredited for 7.5 MOC Section 3 credits. The CFPC recognizes the APLS program for 2 Mainpro+ credits per hour. Participants who complete the program of study but do not pass the certification examination may still claim MOC Section 2/Traineeship or 1 Mainpro+ credit per hour for the classroom component of the program. 

    Course: $825 

    APLS 5th Edition Manual: $165 (includes shipping)


Early bird registration: Fri. Mar 17, 2017 | Add to calendar +


Save $10 by registering online! By Mar 17 Mar 18 - Apr 14 After April 14  & On-Site
Full Conference Rates      
Physician  $449 $479 $499
Allied Health  $259 $289 $309
Resident/Student  $209 $209 $209
One Day Rates      
Physician   $309 $339 $359
Allied Health  $209 $239 $259
Resident/Student  $159 $159 $159

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

(May 4)

Course: $825  
Manual: $165 (Includes shipping)  
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