Pre-conference Workshop – ECG–u

June 3, 2016

08:00  –  17:00

After the success of the initial ECG-u workshop in 2014, the ECG-u course is now being deployed across Québec and offered as a pre-conference workshop at CAEP. This will be of particular interest to physicians, residents, nurses or any health professional wishing to improve their knowledge of interpreting emergency ECGs.

Presented as an interactive workshop, the ECG-u workshop covers all facets and intricacies of the ECG in the ED: wide and narrow tachy, bradys and blocks, PMP problems, metabolic disorders, coronary ischemia, STEMI, killers ECG, etc. It allows a systematic vision of all problems affecting the ECG commonly encountered in the emergency medicine and intensive care environment to develop.

This interactive workshop is developed from the best available data regarding the use of ECG in medical emergencies, organized in a systematic approach targeting the most significant clinical issues. The course is based on entirely original materials, from the extensive bank of ECGs housed in the ED of the Montréal Heart Institute. All the images are original and high quality in full colour.

The focus is on the use of ECG in the ED in most common situations to address key challenges faced by emergency physicians, hospitalists and intensivists. Participants first receive 50 ECGs to review a few days before training. It is IMPORTANT to proceed with the evaluation of these ECGs before class so that you can fully enjoy the workshop.

The day is divided into 11 interactive training blocks on specific topics, not known in advance by the participants (the first activity is precisely to guess the theme from the ECGs analyzed). Each progresses as follows:

  1. Small group analysis of some ECGs (previously distributed)
  2. Guessing block’s theme
  3. ECG review in plenary
  4. Interactive key point presentation
  5. Summary
  6. Transition to the next block

Education credits are available for 7:00 (Category I credits) continuous professional development via CPASS of the University of Montréal.

Developers and co-directors of the course, Drs. Alain VadeboncÅ“ur and Dominic Larose, have over 50 years’ experience in emergency medicine and almost 25 years at the Montréal Heart Institute emergency department. They have reviewed and continue to incorporate the most recent data from emergency medicine and cardiology literature dealing with the ECG.

Maximum number of registrants: 40

Registration fee: $475.00 for physicians; $325.00 for residents and other health professionals

To register: Please visit to register

Course location: Hilton Québec