St. Paul's Emergency Medicine Update #CPDStPauls

St. Paul's Emergency Medicine Update #CPDStPauls

Target Audience:

Anyone who is providing Emergency Care: rural to urban; part-time to full-time; residents to seasoned veterans; Emergency Nurses; Nurse Practitioners; Paramedics; others with an interest in emergency medicine

Course Format: 3 pre-conference workshops - AIME, CASTED, HOUSE-EM; plenary sessions; a conference break each day, hands-on interactive skills workshops on Saturday, interactive concurrent sessions on Fri and Sun
Whistler Conference Centre
4010 Whistler Way
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Join us for the 17th Annual St. Paul’s Emergency Medicine Update in beautiful Whistler, BC - guaranteed to be more exciting than Brexit (well, almost-Brexit!) Four incredible days of learning, networking and of course, recreation!
Pre-conference courses in Whistler: CASTED: Emergency, CAEP AIME, HOUSE:EM
Conference Sponsorship Opportunites For sponsorship opportunities, please download a prospectus.

Join the conversation #CPDStPauls.


Wed Sep 25 - click below to expand

0800 - 1700 CASTED EMERGENCY: The ED Orthopedics Course (Day 1)
0800 - 1800 CAEP AIME: Airway Interventions and Management in Emergencies Course 

Thu Sep 26 - click below to expand

0730 Registration opens for pre-conference workshops
0800 - 1700 CASTED EMERGENCY: The ED Orthopedics Course (Day 2)
0800 - 1700 CAEP AIME: Airway Interventions and Management in Emergencies Course 
0800 - 1700 HOUSE EM: Hands-On Ultrasound Education-Acute Care
1600 Conference registration opens
1715 Welcome & Opening Remarks
1730 STI Update | Shannon O’Donnell
1745 Vascular Access Options | Robert Saona
1800 Controversies with Collars | Erin Kenny
1815 Acute Hearing Loss in the ED | Benjamin Wilson
1830 Question Period
1845 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1900 Update on the Emergency Medicine Network | Jim Christenson
1910 KEYNOTE: Best Literature of the Past Year | Grant Innes
1955 Question Period
2010 Opening Reception—Whistler Conference Centre

Fri Sep 27 - click below to expand

0700 Breakfast, Registration & Exhibits 
0800 Atrial Fibrillation in 2019 | Frank Scheuermeyer
0825 FOAMed—What it Is & What it Isn’t | Todd Raine
0850 Pediatric Elbow Injuries | Arun Sayal
0915 Question Period
0930 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
0945 Concurrent Sessions - each session runs twice; pre-registration not necessary  

i  Physician Financial Management: Act Like a Doctor but Think Like a Business Owner | Alphil Guilaran
ii Medico-Legal Risk Management | Shirley Lee
iii Sea-to-Sky Trauma | Sean Staniforth
iv ED Care of the Un-Sick | David Esler
1035 Move to next Concurrent Session
1045 Concurrent Sessions repeat
1135 Conference Break for activities
1145  Optional Lunch Session: EM Support in Your Pocket (you must sign up through Download flyer

1530 Refreshment Break & Exhibits 
1600 Update in Pediatric Trauma Rescuscitation | Genevieve Ernst
1625 The BC Specialist Trauma Advisory Network: Tailored Trauma CPGs for BC | David C. Evans
1650 VR in the ER | Amir Behboudi
1715 Ultrasound | Oron Frenkel
1740 Question Period
1800 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1815-1900 KEYNOTE: Sub-Arachnoid Hemorrhage—What The ED Doc of 2019 Needs to Know | Jeff Perry
1900 Question Period

Sat Sep 28 - click below to expand

0700 Breakfast, Registration & Exhibits 
0800 50 Min Case Based Workshops: 0800-0850 & all repeat from 0900-0950 
A ECG Interpretation & Challenges | Joseph Finkler
B Foot Issues in the ED | Timothy Kalla
C Preventing Burnout & Maintaining Resiliency | Lawrence Cheng
D Traumatic Brain Injury: ED Interventions that Matter | Mypinder Sekhon
E Getting Sick Patients Out of Your ED | Adam Watchorn
F Regional Anaesthesia | Mattias Berg & Wayne Choi
110 Min  Hands-On Workshops: 0800-0950 & all repeat from 1010-1200 
G Plastics Procedures & Wound Closure | Krystaleah Lindsay & Kevin Bush
H Dental Skills | Sunil Mangal & Marc Paris
I Ophthalmology Cases | Heather O’Donnell
J Airway | Navdeep Grewal
K Basic ED Ultrasound | Oron Frenkel
L Advanced ED Ultrasound TBC
0900 Workshops A through E repeat
0950 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1010 50 Min Case Based Workshops:  1010-1100 & all repeat  from 1110-1200; 110 Min Hands on Workshops F-L all repeat  from 0800 session  
M Tricks of the Trade: Anaesthesia Pearls for the ED  Mark Vu
N Billing Pearls in the ED  Gord McInnes
O Treatment & Transfer Challenges in Major Trauma  David C. Evans
P Maximizing Efficiency & Flow in Today's ED  Chad Kim Sing & Lori  Quinn
Q Physician Well-Being:  Sustaining Your Sanity & Longevity in Rural Practice  Stefan Grzybowski
1200 Conference Break for activities
1530 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1600 Rapidly Establishing Goals of Care for Sick Elderly Patients  David Williscroft
1625 Resuscitation Update in 2019  Brian Grunau
1650 Blunt Chest Trauma  Julian Marsden
1715 M+M Cases from the St. Paul's Hospital ED | Daniel Kalla
1740 Question Period
1800 Stretch Break & Exhibits
1820 KEYNOTE: Gender and Medicine in 2019 - Where Are We? Where Can We Go? How Can We Get There? | Carolyn Snider
1905 Question Period
1920 Evening free

Sun Sep 29 - click below to expand

0700 Breakfast & Registration 
0800 Concurrent Sessions - each session runs twice; pre-registration not necessary 
v Caring for the Trafficked Person in the ED | Mélanie Ryper
vi Cases in Pediatric Fever | Meghan Gilley
vii Cases in Arrhythmia | Kelly Ogilvie
viii Approach to the Red Eye in the ED | Simon Moore
0850 Move to next Concurrent Session
0900 Concurrent Sessions repeat
0950 Refreshment Break
1010 Cannapocalypse | Ian Mitchell
1035 Opiate Agonist Therapy | Andrew Kestler
1100 KEYNOTE: Managing Stress in a High Risk Environment | Will Gadd
1145 Question Period
1200 Closing Remarks; complete evaluations; conference ends

Key Speakers

THURS KEYNOTE: Best Literature of the Past Year
Grant Innes, MD, MHSc. Senior Researcher, Dept of Emergency Medicine, University of Calgary
FRI KEYNOTE: Sub-Arachnoid Hemorrhage—What the ED Doc of 2019 Needs to Know
Jeff Perry, MD, MSc, CCFP-EM. Emergency Physician, Professor and Vice-Chair Research/Scholarship, Dept of Emergency Medicine The Ottawa Hospital; Research Chair, Emergency Neurological Research, The Ottawa Hospital
SAT KEYNOTE: Gender and Medicine in 2019—Where Are We? Where Can We Go? How Can We Get There?
Carolyn Snider,  MD, MPH, FRCPC. Chief of Emergency Medicine, St, Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON
SUN KEYNOTE: Managing Stress in a High Risk Environment
Will Gadd,  Gold medallist, X-Games (ice climbing), 4 time winner, Canadian National Sportclimbing Championships, paraglider, kayaker, sports enthusiast


$10 off if you register online!
By Jun 26/19: $959
By Sep 5/19: $1009
After Sep 5/19: $1029
Allied Health & Nurse Practitioners:
By Jun 26/19: $449
By Sep 5/19: $469
After Sep 5/19: $489
Residents (proof of resident status required on-site)
By Jun 26/19: $259
By Sep 5/19: $279
After Sep 5/19: $299
Cancellations and Refunds


Westin Whistler Resort and Spa
4090 Whistler Way
Whistler  British Columbia  V0N 1B4

Discount room rates start at $225 per night and include complimentary internet in all guestrooms. Rates do not include taxes or parking. The date to book by has been extended until Aug 30th, 2019 - using the “St. Paul’s Emergency 2019” Group Code in order to get the conference rate. All rooms include kitchens. 

Tel: 1.866.412.2864 OR 1.604.905.5000
(GROUP NAME: 'St. Paul's Emergency Medicine')


We have contracted a Group Rate with Perimeter Transportation, offering group rates from YVR to the Westin Whistler. 

YVR to Whistler One Way:  $63.99 + GST
YVR to Whistler Return Trip:  $121.50 + GST
To make a reservation: 
Tel: 1-888-717-6606
Promo Code for the booking: CPD2019
The code is valid for travel between September 15 & October 15, 2019
There are also discounted rates available for private transfers between YVR and Whistler:
3 Passenger Executive Sedan:  $355.00 + $15.00 YVR Pickup Fee
5 Passenger Executive SUV:  $410.00 + $15.00 YVR Pickup Fee
11 Passenger Sprinter Van:  $450.00 + $25.00 YVR Pickup Fee
24 Passenger Minibus:  $650.00 + $40.00 YVR Pickup Fee
*The above private transfer rates are in Canadian Dollars and do not include 5% GST or driver gratuities (15%).

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS: All held in Whistler at the Whistler Conference Centre

CASTED EMERGENCY:  The ED Orthopedics Course, Sep 25&26 (Wed & Thu) 0800—1700
Registration & information:
Up to 48.0 MainPro+/16.0 MOC Section 1 credits
Fees: Physicians $1985; Nurses & Physician Assistants $1575; Residents $1295 (GST added)
CASTED: Emergency is ruthlessly clinical - a practical, high-yield, practice-changing course. CASTED is the comprehensive ED ortho course focused on the 3 critical parts of an ED assessment: diagnosis, ED management, and disposition. By the end of the course, you will be better at (a) diagnosing subtle injuries that are serious and commonly missed, (b) understanding ED reductions, molding and immobilization and (c) knowing if, when and why ortho needs to be involved. CASTED is case-based and completely focused on clinically relevant teaching points. We want you to understand ED ortho - not just memorize it! By the end of the course, you will have significantly increased confidence and skills for use on your next shift! 
​CAEP AIME: Airway Interventions and Management in Emergencies​, Sep 25 OR Sep 26 (Wed OR Thu), 0800—1800: 

You can register at the same time as your conference registration; max 24 spots per course

Fees until Jun 26: CAEP Physician Member $1145; Non-Member Physician $1500; CAEP Resident Member $1045; Non-Member Resident $1500 
Fees after Jun 26: CAEP Physician Member $1245; Non-Member Physician $1600; CAEP Resident Member $1145; Non-Member Resident $1600 
Credits: 9.0 MOC Section 1, 18.0 MainPro+
The AIME course has been providing valued and practical hands-on airway management learning experiences for clinicians around the world for over 16 years. AIME educators are experienced (and entertaining) clinical instructors who know the varied work environments of practicing clinicians. Program highlights include: case-based clinical decision making; new practical algorithms; when, why & how to perform awake or rapid sequence intubation; textbook/manual based on the AIME program; unique, customized clinical videos; clinician to instructor ratio of 5/6:1
HOUSE EM:  Hands-On Ultrasound Education-Acute Care, Sep 26 (Thu), 0800—1700 
You can register at the same time as your conference registration; max 12 spots
Up to 31.5 MainPro+/10.5 MOC Section 3 credits
Fees: $1600

The Hands-On Ultrasound Education Program gives rural physicians the training and confidence to integrate point-of-care ultrasound into their practice. HOUSE EM offers learning in a relaxed environment, with a high instructor to student ratio and scanning on live models to maximize hands-on practice time. 

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