education PROGRAM

It’s all about the learning – isn’t it?  Over 5 mornings, approximately 60 Emergency Physicians - from Canada, USA and around the world – will gather 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 bike 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.  

HOW THE PROGRAM WAS DESIGNED

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.

GOALS

  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 Physician.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

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.

ACCREDITATION

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).

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

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COURSE SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2

8:00 AM             Shock: The Top 5 Management Errors - – Amal Mattu

8:45 AM             Golden Hour of Trauma: The Real World Perspective   – Kylie Bosman

9:45 AM             The First of the Worst - Mike Betzner
                           Each day Mike will discuss the first 10 minutes of the initial approach to different scenarios of patients                            presenting in absolute extremis.

10:00 AM           Conversations with the Experts:  How the Experts Think
                           Moderator: Mike Betzner; Panel: Amal Mattu, Amit Shah, Chris Hicks
                           Our panel of experts are put on the “hot-seat” to manage challenging cases.

11:00 AM           Adjournment

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3

8:00 AM             Upper Extremity Orthopedic Management Controversies – Arun Sayal

8:45 AM             Trauma: Top 5 Papers that Should Change your Practice – Chris Hicks

9:45 AM             The First of the Worst - Mike Betzner
                           Each day Mike will discuss the first 10 minutes of the initial approach to different scenarios of patients                            presenting in absolute extremis.

10:00 AM           Conversations with the Experts:  How the Experts Think
                           Moderator: Chris Hicks; Panel: Amal Mattu, Mike Betzner, Kylie Bosman
                           Our panel of experts are put on the “hot-seat” to manage challenging cases.

11:00 AM           Adjournment

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4

8:00 AM             Sedation: State of the Art – Amit Shah

8:45 AM             Mattu’s Legendary ECG Teaching: Part 1 – Amal Mattu

9:45 AM             The First of the Worst - Mike Betzner
                           Each day Mike will discuss the first 10 minutes of the initial approach to different scenarios of patients                            presenting in absolute extremis.

10:00 AM           Crowdsourcing EM
                           Moderator: Rick Penciner
                           A crowdsourced conversation on challenges, controversies and questions we all face in Emergency Medicine.

11:00 AM           Adjournment

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5

8:00 AM             High Velocity Sports Injuries – Kylie Bosman

8:45 AM             Lower Extremity Orthopedic Management Controversies – Arun Sayal

99:45 AM            The First of the Worst - Mike Betzner
                           Each day Mike will discuss the first 10 minutes of the initial approach to different scenarios of patients                            presenting in absolute extremis.

10:00 AM           Medico-legal Cases from the ER
                           Moderator: Amit Shah; Panel: Arun Sayal, Kylie Bosman, Jamie Kissick
                           The Chief, the Expert and the Medico-legal Advisor – our panel of experts sort through what went wrong and what                            could have been done differently in real medico-legal cases

11:00 AM           Adjournment

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

8:00 AM             Mattu’s Legendary ECG Teaching: Part 2 – Amal Mattu

8:45 AM             Learning EM – How to Learn More Effectively - Rick Penciner

9:45 AM             The First of the Worst - Mike Betzner
                           Each day Mike will discuss the first 10 minutes of the initial approach to different scenarios of patients                            presenting in absolute extremis.

10:00 AM           Physician Wellness and Selfcare
                           Moderator: Tim Rutledge; Panel: Rick Penciner, Amit Shah
                           A conversation on how to be well and stay well.
                                         
11:00 AM           Adjournment

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

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Kylie Bosman
Collingwood, Canada

Kylie Bosman is the Chief of Emergency Medicine at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital in Collingwood, Ontario.  Dr. Bosman obtained her medical degree from the University of Toronto.  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 received awards for teaching excellence and continues to present at various professional meetings in Emergency medicine.  

 

Mike 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. His is interested in how teams work, or fail to work, during crisis events. To that end, he has studied all sorts of peculiar stuff, from mental practice to stress inoculation training to resuscitation ergonomics, in an effort to help make teams safer and more effective. Chris is an avid speaker and lecturer, staunch #FOAMed supporter, occasional runner, semi-retired pianist, and proud father of three lunatic boys. He is thrilled to be back for his fourth EMU Europe conference and is looking forward to another amazing experience.

 

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

Rick Penciner (www.RickPenciner.com) is passionate about teaching and cycling (not necessarily in that order).  He is an Emergency Physician and the Director of Medical Education and the 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.  Over a span of 23 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 25 years (who keeps the 4 boys in her life in order).

 

Arun Sayal
Toronto, Canada

Arun Sayal is an Emergency Physician at North York General Hospital (NYGH) in Toronto, Ontario. For over 13 years, he has been the staff physician in the Minor Fracture Clinic at NYGH, 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 300 times across Canada. 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 the 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 award-winning educator from Western University in London, Ontario.  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 embolism; efficiency and service; and procedures in the Emergency Department.  When not in the Emergency Department, he can be found chasing after four children, his dog, or a squash ball.  Amit’s first biking experience for a charity ride resulted in much encouragement from the senior citizens passing him on the last 40 km of the ride.  However, at the last EMU Europe, he was able to hit full stride – at the wine tasting sessions. 

 

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