Track 1 – RESEARCH
Track Chair: Dr. Jeff Perry
|* Resident Abstract Award Winner
** Top Medical Student Abstract Award Winner
|LO040||Do combined electrocardiogram rhythm and point of care ultrasound findings predict outcome during cardiac arrest? The second Sonography in Hypotension and Cardiac Arrest in the Emergency Department (SHOC-ED 2) Study.||Nicole Beckett**|
|LO041||Predicting the return of spontaneous circulation using near-infrared spectroscopy monitoring: a systematic review and meta-analysis||Alexis Cournoyer*|
|LO042||Sonography in Hypotension and Cardiac Arrest (SHoC) - Hypotension: Derivation of an evidence based consensus algorithm for the integration of point of care ultrasound into resuscitation of hypotensive patients.||Paul Atkinson|
|LO043||Is there an association between resuscitation effort and the use of cardiac ultrasound in patients arriving to the emergency department in cardiac arrest? The second Sonography in Hypotension and Cardiac Arrest in the Emergency Department (SHOC-ED 2) Study.||Nicole Beckett|
|LO044||Stress-testing the Resuscitation Room: Latent threats to patient safety identified during interprofessional in-situ simulation in the Emergency Department||George Mastoras|
|LO045||Sonography in Hypotension and Cardiac Arrest (SHoC) Cardiac Arrest: A consensus on the integration of point of care ultrasound into advanced cardiac life support during cardiac arrest.||Paul Atkinson|
Track 2 – ORTHOPÉDIE D’URGENCE
Track Chair: Dr Marcel Émond
Présenter les lésions orthopédiques du membre supérieur à ne pas manquer chez un patient. Reconnaître et traiter les fractures et luxations du membre supérieur: les luxations de l’épaule, du coude et de la main. Les fractures fréquentes de l’humérus, radius-cubitus du poignet et de la main.
À la fin de la session, vous serez capable d’identifier les cinq erreurs les plus fréquentes en pathologies des hanches rencontrées à l’urgence et d’identifier les outils pour y faire face.
Track 3 – PHYSICIAN WELLNESS IN THE ED
Track Chair: Dr. Richard Fleet
Dr. Dentry-Travis will explore the mental and physical durability of two separate groups of people. The first is a group of students at the National Circus School in Montréal, one of the most physically and mentally demanding schools of its type in which students must push themselves beyond the perceived limits of human ability. The second is a group of 10 mentally and/or physically injured Canadian military veterans who are planning to climb Vinson Massif (16,067ft) in Antarctica, one of the World’s Seven Summits. The climb itself will take approximately 10 days in one of the harshest environments on the planet. These field projects provide real-life reactions to challenges that cannot be replicated in a laboratory. Dr. Dentry-Travis will present findings from the two projects to enhance understanding of the stress-reaction spectrum as well as provide insight into positive adaptations that can be used during rehabilitation of patients with a maladaptive stress reaction.
In this presentation, Dr. Lavoie will provide a brief overview of the literature linking emotional stress, anxiety and mood disorders on physical health.
This presentation will provide a brief overview of the literature linking emotional stress, anxiety and mood disorders on physical health.
Dr. Dupuis’ presentation will first cover the theoretical and conceptual aspects of measuring quality of work life. Then, he will describe the instrument used to measure quality of work life (Quality of Work Life Systemic Inventory: QWLSI©) along with the explanation of the score it provides. He will also describe the web application used to measure QWL in a pilot study in the ED, as well as methods and results of the pilot study on quality of work life among emergency staff members with implications for future research.
Track 4 – COLLABORATIVE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL MEDIA IN MY ED
Track Chair: Dr. Patrick Archambault
In this session, Dr. Archambault will review the literature on virtual communities of practice and wikis in emergency medicine. He will propose a new model for knowledge translation to link emergency physicians from across Canada in the creation of a novel open-source and free database of shared resources that can be reused and adapted to local contexts. Finally, he will provide a glimpse of a new era in knowledge translation in the era of the Semantic Web.
We now have rapid methods for receiving hard-hitting, new information (Twitter! Blogs! Podcasts!) and are less reliant on traditional publishing. Whereas most of us are well aware of how to critically read the primary literature, we now have to develop our skills for reading critically in the age of social media and networked learning. Dr. Chan’s presentation will explore the issues around critical appraisal in the modern era.
Social media is playing a growing role in the dissemination of medical knowledge. Researchers can use this powerful tool to assist in the dissemination, tracking, and translation of their work. Dr. Thoma’s presentation will demonstrate how blogs, podcasts, infographics, Altmetrics, Twitter, Facebook, Google Scholar, and other online tools can be used by researchers for these purposes.
Track 5 – INTERNATIONAL EM
Track Chair: Dr. Susan Bartels
Although the overall number of large-scale disasters and people affected by disasters may have slowly decreased over the past few years, those disasters due to climate change such as storms and floods have increased by 10 occurrences per year since 2012. Additionally the complexity of crisis and war has led to an unprecedented 59.5 million people displaced in 2015, the most since the end of World War II, and the majority of these are within their own countries, lacking access to health care, food and water. More people than ever are in distress and individuals, institutions and organizations are compelled to respond in an increasingly insecure environment. In order to provide a professional response to those affected by disasters and emergencies, especially those in regions with sudden onset and protracted crises, and in the increasing insecure world of humanitarian response, Dr. Cranmer will explore the possibilities and responsibilities to determine best individual and institutional strategy for response, with the priority of safety and security and well-being of those responding.
Drawing on her experience in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, Dr. Bartels will describe characteristics that are common to complex humanitarian emergencies around the globe. She will also speak about the unique features of modern-day complex emergencies. Using case examples from the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Syrian crisis, her presentation will highlight how complex emergencies impact the health and lives of those affected, with a particular focus on children. She will also cover various elements of the humanitarian response as well as the challenges and difficulties that are often encountered in mounting an appropriate response.
Track 6 – OMG: OH MY GUT! – GI EMERGENCIES
Track Chair: Dr. Mike Ertel
Dr. Ertel’s presentation is case-based and you will learn some valuable tips on what not to think by broadening your differential diagnosis in patients presenting with swallowing complaints. You will learn several practical take-home lessons that can improve the care of patients who present with upper GI symptoms. This presentation will be humorous and educational and includes a fascinating video.
Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is a common presentation that results from a wide range of conditions. Although many treatment approaches exist, only a few have been found to benefit patients. Although rare, the massive GI bleed is a challenging situation that needs an organized approach to achieve the best possible outcomes. Dr. Marsden’s presentation will discuss treatment options for UGIB whether minor or massive.
In this presentation, Dr. Petrie will focus on a stepwise approach to caustic ingestions in the ED. Following a brief review of pathophysiology, this interactive session will focus on controversies of care from assessment to treatment.