Dale Grzegorczyk




A: 1011 Upper Middle Rd.E., Suite 1158 Oakville, ON Canada
T: 800.801.6147
F: 905.842.2196

Rick Penciner





Emergency Medicine Update Europe is a unique biennial accredited CME Conference which combines high quality Emergency Medicine focused education with organized group physical and social activities in European locales. Thirty-three years of planning Canada’s largest annual Emergency Medicine Conference - Emergency Medicine Update in Toronto - means we know the ins and outs of planning an outstanding CME event. Following our great successes in Portugal, Provence, La Rioja, Tuscany, Burgundy and Sicily, we have once again partnered with Benefactor Travel – a world leader in custom travel programs at the highest level. Don’t take our word for it … hear what some of our past participants have to say about the conference… Emergency Medicine Update Europe Testimonials.

North York General Hospital Emergency Services Program

North York General Hospital, affiliated with the University of Toronto, is one of Canada's leading community academic hospitals. Emergency Medicine Update Europe is organized by members of North York General Emergency Services Program. Besides having one of the busiest Emergency Departments in Canada, the program has a strong teaching commitment - educating future healthcare professionals and providing high quality continuing medical education. Other events organized annually include the Emergency Medicine Update  www.emupdate.ca  (Canada’s largest annual Emergency Medicine event), held every May in Toronto, Canada

Benefactor Travel

Hamilton Fitzjames was founded in 1994 by Tom Hamilton and Athlyn Fitz­James.  For a number of years, HF co-existed with the sister company BT.  In 2014, the companies were merged and the name became Benefactor Travel.

BT researches and develops the itineraries and operates all programs without any external agents thus ensuring complete control and the best possible price.  There is no waste on go-betweens and being so close to the product ensures that we are always up-to-date on new hotels, hot restaurants, local cultural events and the personal contacts to enhance your program.

Our office is located in the Toronto area and connected by an 800-line in the Eastern Standard time zone. All questions, trip enquiries, mailings, travelers’ assistance, program registration and payment (by check, American Express, Visa or Mastercard) and insurance are handled from here. Benefactor Travel (registered business name of Hamilton Fitzjames Inc.). is a member of TICO (Travel Industry Council of Ontario) Registration #4477196.

Emergency Medicine Update Europe has travelled to Burgundy, France (2009); Tuscany, Italy (2011); La Rioja, Spain (2013); Provence, France (2015); Evora, Portugal (2017); and Sicily, Italy (2019).

Don’t take our word for it … hear what some of our past participants have to say about conference. 

“I was one of the EMU Europe attendees last year and have to say it was one of the best conferences I have ever been to.”

“Wonderfully organized conference.  I had a great trip.”

“Thanks for organizing a great trip and conference.”

“It was a fabulous trip, thanks so much for your hard work.  We had a great time.”

“Great format – education and exercise.”

“Practical, rapidly usable information.”

“Once again – an awesome conference.”

“Excellent in all respects – best conference I’ve been to in Emergency Medicine.”

“Truly a superb week.”

“Fantastic conference – loved every minute of it.”

“A stunning success in all perspectives – travel, CME, biking & hiking, eating & drinking.  Exceeded my expectations.”

“Thank you for our best trip ever.”

“Great conference and conversation.  Supremely well organized.”

“Congratulations to all the organizers of such a magnificent event.  My wife and I enjoyed every aspect of it – the teaching was great and the bicycling even better.  We are looking forward to the next one.”

“A superb conference, great cycling and wonderful food and wine.  Can’t ask for better than that.”

"We think that this is the best trip we have ever gone on.  The CME was excellent."

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