Conference May 3-5
Pre-Conference May 1-2
Conference May 3-5
Pre-Conference May 1-2
Conference May 3-5
Pre-Conference May 1-2
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North York General Emergency Medicine Update

2017 Conference Schedule

May 3rd

Emergency Medicine Update - Day 1 See a detailed description and register online.

May 4th

Emergency Medicine Update - Day 2. See a detailed description and register online.

May 5th

Emergency Medicine Update - Day 3. See a detailed description and register online.

2017 Pre-Conference

EDE 1

EDE is Canada’s premier Point-of-Care ultrasound course, and is fully endorsed by the Canadian Point-of-Care Ultrasound Society (CPOCUS). Graduates can therefore enter the CPOCUS certification pathway. EDE now INCLUDES the Thoracic Applications mandated by CPOCUS for their CORE certification.

EDE 2

The EDE 2 Course is aimed at the advanced point-of-care ultrasound user. You should only take EDE 2 if you have taken a basic course and use ultrasound on a regular basis. CEUS Independent Practitioner status is not required but it is preferred.

ACLS

ACLS is designed to help health care providers learn the necessary skills to provide evidence-based care to patients in cardiac arrest or other life-threatening situations. This course reinforces use of appropriate basic life support and CPR, and then extends skills to advanced interventions.

AIME

The AIME course has been providing valued and practical hands-on airway management learning experiences for clinicians around the world for over 15 years. AIME educators are experienced (and entertaining) clinical instructors who understand the varied work environments of practicing clinicians.

HIC

HIC is an intense, one day program focused explicitly on advanced vascular access & the management of critically ill, hypotensive patients. Interactive by design, HIC consists of a combination of lectures and small group, hands on sessions using simulation mannequins.

CASTED

CASTED: is the 'hands-on' ED orthopedics course specifically designed for ED physicians and staff.

EMU Faculty

DR. ERIC LETOVSKY

Chief of the Emergency Medicine Program at Trillium Health Partners

Dr. Eric Letovsky is a graduate of Yale university and completed Medicine at McGill. He is the Chief of the Emergency Medicine Program at Trillium Health Partners, which consists of the Emergency Departments at the Credit Valley Hospital and the Mississauga Hospital, as well as the Urgent Care Centre at the Queensway Health Centre. He is the Director of the Division of Emergency Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Toronto, where he is a Full Professor in the Faculty of Medicine.

DR. REUBEN STRAYER

Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City

Reuben Strayer was born on the shores of Lake Michigan but raised and schooled in Texas until emigrating to balmy Montreal for a residency in emergency medicine. Having finished his training equipped with more confidence than knowledge, he accepted a faculty position at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City where he spent equal time rescuing health from the hands of disease and attending committee meetings. These days, he can usually be found working an evening or overnight shift in a Sinai or NYU-affiliated emergency department. His clinical areas of interest include airway management, analgesia and procedural sedation, decision-making and error. His extra-clinical areas of interest include sweeping generalizations and jalapeño peppers.

DR. SARA GRAY

St. Michael's Hospital & Associate Professor at the University of Toronto

Dr. Sara Gray is cross-trained in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. She works in both areas at St. Michael's Hospital and is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. Her academic interests include patient safety and knowledge translation, and specifically how to optimize the care of critically ill patients in the ED. Her most important achievements are her kids, who don’t care what she does at work all day, but who appreciate her chauffeuring skills and her sense of humour.

DR. WALTER HIMMEL

Emergency Physician at North York General and Toronto East General Hospitals

Dr. Walter Himmel is an Emergency Physician at North York General and Toronto East General Hospitals. He is a world renowned speaker in Emergency Medicine on the topics of stroke, anticoagulants, transfusions and drug interactions and the recipient of multiple teaching awards.

 

DR. KYLIE BOSMAN

Chief of Emergency Medicine at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital

Dr. Bosman obtained her medical degree from the University of Toronto. Dr. Bosman is the Chief of Emergency Medicine at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital. She holds faculty appointments in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto and McMaster University and is active in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. Dr. Bosman has a special interest in rural trauma and resucitation and Emergency Department ultrasound. Dr. Bosman has received awards for teaching excellence and continues to present at various professional meetings in Emergency medicine.

DR. ANTON HELMAN

Emergency Physician at North York General

Dr. Anton Helman is an Emergency Physician at North York General in Toronto. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Division of Emergency Medicine, the Education Innovation Lead at the Schwartz-Reisman Emergency Medicine Instititute and is on the advisory board of The Teaching Institute as well as CanadiEM. He is the founder, creator, chief editor and host of Emergency Medicine Cases, Canada’s most popular EM podcast with over 2 million podcast downloads to date.

DR. FARHAN BHANJI

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and practices Pediatric Critical Care and Emergency Medicine (PEM)

Farhan is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and practices Pediatric Critical Care and Emergency Medicine (PEM). He obtained a Masters in Medical Education from the University of Maastricht and is the Program Director for the Fellowship in Health Profession’s Education at McGill University and the Simulation Director at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. He serves on the Policy Advisory Committee on Resuscitation for Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, is a member of the executive of the Canadian Pediatric Simulation Network, is the Chair of the American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care Education Subcommittee and is the co-chair for the Education, Implementation and Teams taskforce of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). Farhan is also a Clinician Educator at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and recently became the Associate Director of Assessment at the Royal College with the mandate to oversee the assessment of specialist residents and physicians in Canada.

DR. ANTHONY G. CROCCO

Division Head & Medical Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at McMaster Children's Hospital

Dr. Anthony G. Crocco is the Division Head & Medical Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at McMaster Children's Hospital as well as Associate Professor at McMaster University. Anthony has taught with DevelopingEM, BEEM (Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine), is a recurring guest with the Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine podcast and runs the website Sketchy EBM.

DR. ARUN SAYAL

Creator and Director of CASTED - Emergency Physician at NYGH

Dr. Arun Sayal graduated from University of Toronto's medical school in 1990, completed his family medicine residency at NYGH followed by an extra emergency year in Toronto. He has been an emergency physician at NYGH for 23 years. He has worked in the Minor Fracture Clinic at NYGH for the past 11 years. Dr. Sayal is the Creator and Director of CASTED - a series of award-winning hands-on orthopaedic courses that have been presented over 200 times across Canada.

DR. DAVID CARR

Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto

Dr. David Carr is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto.  He spent his 1st year of practice working in an Emergency Department in Sydney, Australia.  Upon his return, he took a full time academic position at the University Health Network in Toronto.   He has a strong interest in medical education.  He serves as the Assistant Director of Education and Strategic Planning at the UHN and in 2009 he was the recipient of both Undergraduate and Post Graduate Clinical Teaching awards.

During the Baseball season, he also works at the Roger's Centre as a stadium physician for the Toronto Blue Jays.  In 2010, he pursued his passions serving as an ER physician in the Athletes Village for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Dr. Carr maintains a clinical interest in Toxicology and Occlusive Arterial Disease.   In 2010 he co- authored a chapter on Occlusive Arterial Disease in the 7th Edition of Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine.

DR. CHRIS HICKS

Associate Program Director and Assistant Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine,at the University of Toronto

Chris Hicks is an emergency physician and trauma team leader at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, as well as Associate Program Director and Assistant Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine,at the University of Toronto. He is a clinician educator and education research scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge institute, with a program of research that focuses on simulation-based team training, human factors and patient safety. Chris is an avid speaker and lecturer, staunch #FOAMed supporter, and is thrilled to be taking part in his seventh EMU.

DR. ROB ROGERS

Professor of Emergency Medicine and Vice Chair for Faculty Development at The University of Kentucky College of Medicine

DR Rob Rogers is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Vice Chair for Faculty Development at The University of Kentucky College of Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine. He's the Co-Creator/Co-Founder and CEO of The Teaching Institute, a medical education think tank that creates innovative courses that stimulate educators to be the very best educators they can be.

Fairmont Royal York Hotel

A block of rooms have been arranged at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.  A special conference rate of $235 (Canadian) per night plus taxes, single/double occupancy has been arranged for registrants who book before March 27, 2017

For Reservations: Telephone: Reservations Department (800)-663- 7229 or Global Reservations Centre (800) 441-1414 and mention group code: NYGE0417_001 to receive the preferred rate. Or book online: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/nygemergencymedicine