Medical Program


It’s all about the learning – isn’t it?  Over 5 mornings, approximately 60 Emergency Physicians - from Canada, USA and around the world - are crammed into a room for a unique, highly interactive learning experience.  Not only do we have some of the foremost Emergency Medicine educators in North America facilitating sessions, we have come to realize there is an incredible level of expertise and sophistication in the room that results in stimulating conversations.  And then you get to see the so called experts (our esteemed faculty), sweat it out on the climbs and hikes with everyone else.  Through the week, the group dynamics evolve, as we deal with the challenges of Emergency Medicine and the challenges of cycling. 

Our formula is simple:
The best speakers + novel teaching methods + essential topics + engaged participants = learning.  Add in cycling and wine and you get to “wow”.

First we chose the best Emergency Medicine Educators.  The faculty not only are opinion leaders in their field, they are also highly skilled teachers (though their cycling ability is quite variable).  We chose our speakers based on who we want to share a glass of wine (or two) with over dinner.  The teaching and learning definitely continues outside the formal sessions.  Novel teaching methods are used that go way beyond an expert giving a lecture.  Along with clinical pearls and case studies, we will get inside the heads of our expert faculty and hear how they think and what they do in different situations.  But there is a lot more to the professional development of an Emergency Physician than merely having a lecture on “how to manage asthma”.  The topics range from “core” medical topics to leadership to education.

  1. To provide updates on topics clinically relevant to Emergency Medicine Physicians.
  2. To provide a forum for interaction, networking and sharing of ideas for Emergency Medicine Physicians.

By the end of the conference the participant will be able to:

  1. Apply new diagnostic strategies and therapeutic approaches in their clinical practice.
  2. Recognize and discuss some controversies in the practice of Emergency Medicine.
  3. Reflect on opportunities for Emergency Medicine Physicians beyond their clinical practice.

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 15 Mainpro+ credits.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians. You may claim a maximum of 15 hours (credits are automatically calculated).”

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COURSE SCHEDULE


MONDAY, OCTOBER 9

8:00 AM               Pearls from the Emergency Cardiology Literature (since the last EMU Europe)

– Amal Mattu

8:45 AM               Case Studies from the Resuscitation Room – Mike Betzner

9:45 AM               Orthopedic Quickies – Arun Sayal

Each day Arun will share the “keys to diagnosis” of routinely missed orthopedic cases seen in his fracture clinic

10:00 AM             Conversations with the Experts:  How the Experts Think

                                Moderator: Glen Bandiera; Panel: Amal Mattu, Mike Winters, Chris Hicks

                                Our panel of experts are put on the “hot-seat” to manage challenging cases

11:00 AM             Adjournment

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10

8:00 AM               Pearls in Neurologic Emergencies: Part 1 – Stuart Swadron

8:45 AM               Case Studies in Critical Care:  Pearls for the Moribund Patient – Mike Winters

9:45 AM               Orthopedic Quickies – Arun Sayal

Each day Arun will share the “keys to diagnosis” of routinely missed orthopedic cases seen in his fracture clinic

10:00 AM             Conversations with the Experts:  How the Experts Think

                                Moderator: Chris Hicks; Panel: Stuart Swadron, Mike Betzner, Glen Bandiera

                                Our panel of experts are put on the “hot-seat” to manage challenging cases

11:00 AM             Adjournment

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11

8:00 AM               Case Studies in Trauma: What Does the Literature Say? – Chris Hicks

8:45 AM               Case Studies in Pediatric Emergencies – Amit Shah

9:45 AM               Orthopedic Quickies – Arun Sayal

Each day Arun will share the “keys to diagnosis” of routinely missed orthopedic cases seen in his fracture clinic

10:00 AM             Conversations with the Experts:  What the Experts Do

A crowdsourced conversation on challenges, controversies and questions we all face in Emergency Medicine

Moderator: Rick Penciner; Panel: Stuart Swadron, Amal Mattu, Mike Betzner, Chris Hicks

11:00 AM             Adjournment

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12

8:00 AM               Case Studies … that will scare, inspire and humble you – Glen Bandiera

8:45 AM               Pearls in Neurologic Emergencies: Part 2 – Stuart Swadron

9:45 AM               Orthopedic Quickies – Arun Sayal

Each day Arun will share the “keys to diagnosis” of routinely missed orthopedic cases seen in his fracture clinic

10:00 AM             Conversations with the Experts: What the Experts Did – A Leadership Journey

A conversation on leadership and careers in Emergency Medicine and beyond

                                Moderator: Rick Penciner; Panel: Tim Rutledge, Amal Mattu, Amit Shah

11:00 AM             Adjournment

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13

8:00 AM               Death after Discharge:  A Medicolegal Nightmare – Amal Mattu

8:45 AM               Case Studies in Critical Care:  The Post-Intubation Crash – Mike Winters

9:45 AM               Orthopedic Quickies – Arun Sayal

Each day Arun will share the “keys to diagnosis” of routinely missed orthopedic cases seen in his fracture clinic

10:00 AM             Best Education Papers that will Change your Life (or at least your teaching practice) – Rick Penciner

11:00 AM             Adjournment

 

* Medical program and speakers are subject to change without prior notification.

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  • Glen Bandiera
    Toronto, Canada

    Glen Bandiera has degrees in Engineering (BASc - Waterloo), Medicine (MD- McMaster) and Education (MEd-OISE/UT). He completed an Emergency Medicine Residency with subspecialty training in Trauma Resuscitation at McMaster University, followed by ten years as a staff emergency physician and Trauma Team Leader at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Glen currently serves as Chief of Emergency Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital and Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education at the University of Toronto and holds the rank of full professor at the University of Toronto.  His academic interests are in faculty development, systems improvement and competency assessment and he has published widely in these areas.  Dr. Bandiera’s past positions include chair of the Accreditation Committee of the Royal  College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, responsible for setting and monitoring the standards for over 700 residency programs in 67 specialties across Canada; chair of the Royal College Emergency  Medicine Specialty Committee, overseeing the evolution and stewardship of the specialty in Canada    including the transition to competency-based education; President of the Canadian Association for  Medical Education, and  founding  Director of  the Canadian Association for Medical  Education Foundation.  He is the inaugural patron of the Renaissance Project at McMaster University.

     

  • Michael Betzner
    Calgary, Canada

    Mike Betzner is a graduate of University of Alberta Medical School in 1991 followed by a Royal College Residency in Emergency Medicine which was completed in 1996.  He is a full time Emergency Physician and Clinical Lecturer for University of Calgary in the Calgary Health Region since then. Voted by the residents FRCPC preceptor of the year for Emergency Medicine at University of Calgary in 2013 as well as received the Mike Hodsman Life Long Learning Award for the Department of Emergency Medicine in 2015, and the Bryan Young Lifelong Achievement in Emergency Medicine Award in 2016 in appreciation of excellence and dedication to clinical teaching. Mike has heavy involvement in prehospital emergency care air transport within Alberta as Medical Director of STARS Air Ambulance in Calgary for over 20 yrs. He is still an active flight physician for STARS and involved in Prehospital, rural, and residency Emergency Medicine Education and Human Patient Simulation.

     

  • Chris Hicks
    Toronto, Canada

    Chris Hicks is an emergency physician and trauma team leader at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, 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 third EMU Europe

     

  • Amal Mattu
    Baltimore, USA

    Dr. Mattu completed an emergency medicine residency and a teaching fellowship with a special focus on emergency cardiology. He has received more than a dozen teaching awards including national awards from the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on topics pertaining to emergency cardiology and faculty development. Dr. Mattu has authored or edited 16 textbooks in emergency medicine. He is currently tenured Professor, Vice Chair, and Faculty Development Fellowship Director in Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

     

  • Rick Penciner
    Toronto, Canada

    Dr Rick Penciner is passionate about teaching and cycling (not necessarily in that order).  He is an Emergency Physician and the Director, Medical Education and Centre for Education at North York General Hospital in Toronto, Canada.  He is an Associate Professor and the Co-lead for Faculty and Professional Development in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.  Rick is a graduate of the University of Toronto Medical School where he also completed his residency training, fellowship training and a Masters in Health Professions Education.  Over a span of 22 years, he has been involved as a teacher, educator and leader in the spectrum of medical education - from undergraduate, postgraduate to continuing education and professional development.  He spends most of his time teaching - medical students how to be doctors, residents how to be Emergency Physicians, colleagues how to teach and his boys how to be men.  Rick was born and raised in Toronto, has been married to his wife Jane for 23 years (who keeps the 4 boys in her life in order).

     

  • Tim Rutledge
    Toronto, Canada

    Dr. Tim Rutledge, President & CEO of North York General Hospital since 2010, has focused on building a strong values-based culture as a foundation to the Hospital’s pursuit of excellence in integrated, patient-centred care. He is also a passionate advocate for the continued evolution of North York General as a community academic hospital. In recognition of the important challenges in health care, Tim was a cofounder of the Joint Centres for Transformative Health Care Innovation, a collaborative involving six large community hospitals focused on spreading innovations aimed at improving quality, safety, and optimizing value. He is currently Chair of the Joint Centres. With a background in Emergency Medicine, Tim has held a number of leadership positions at NYGH, including Medical Director of the Emergency Services Program, Vice President of Medical and Academic Affairs, and Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee during which he provided important leadership amid the SARS epidemic. Tim is sought out as a writer and speaker on education, leadership capacity building and physician engagement. His work in education has been recognized with a number of awards, including University of Toronto's esteemed W. T. Aikins Award. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at University of Toronto.

     

  • Arun Sayal
    Toronto, Canada

    Arun Sayal is an Emergency Physician at North York General Hospital in Toronto.  For over 10 years, he has been the staff physician in the Minor Fracture Clinic at North York General Hospital, a weekly clinic designed to look after patients with non-operative fractures and acute MSK injuries. In 2008, Arun created CASTED - The 'Hands-on' ED Orthopedics Course.  Since then, CASTED has presented over 200 times across the country. He has won over a dozen teaching awards at local, university and national levels. An Associate Professor with the Department of Family and Community Medicine at University of Toronto, he remains active in the emergency department, the fracture clinic and presenting CASTED courses.

     

  • Amit Shah
    London, Canada

    Amit Shah is an Emergency Physician and award winning educator hailing from Western University, London, Canada.  He splits his emergency medicine practice between academic and community sites, and has previously worked as a family and emergency physician in rural and remote locations.   His interests include procedural sedation, thrombolysis for pulmonary embolus, ED efficiency and service, and procedures in the ED.  When not in the ED, he can be found chasing after a large number of children and dogs, or chasing a squash ball.  Amit’s last biking experience for a charity ride resulted in much encouragement from the senior citizens passing him on the last 40 km of the ride.  He hopes to pace himself better in Europe.

     

  • Stuart Swadron
    Los Angeles, USA

    Stuart Swadron is a Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Medical Education at the Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles and an attending emergency physician at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center. He has served as Program Director of the Emergency Medicine residency program at the University of Southern California as well as an Assistant Dean at the medical school. He has been awarded the ACEP National Emergency Medicine Faculty Teaching Award, the AAEM Program Director of the Year Award and the Master Teacher Award at the University of Southern California.

     

  • Michael Winters
    Baltimore, USA

    Dr. Winters is an associate professor of emergency medicine and medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is the Director of the Combined Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine Residency Program, founder and Co-Director of the Combined Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine/Critical Care Program, and Director of Critical Care Education. Dr. Winters has received numerous local, regional, and national teaching awards, including the National Emergency Medicine Faculty Teaching Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the Young Educators Award from the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. He has lectured nationally and internationally, authored numerous articles and textbook chapters, and hosts a monthly podcast on the management of critically ill emergency department patients (Critical Care Perspectives in Emergency Medicine, www.ccpem.com ). In addition, Dr. Winters is Editor-in-Chief of Emergency Department Resuscitation of the Critically Ill, an immensely popular emergency medicine-critical care textbook published by ACEP.

     

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