Concurrent Sessions - Monday
Monday, June 4, 2012 • 09:30 - 12:15
Refreshment Break 10:15 – 10:45
Track 1 - RESEARCH - ORAL
Track Chair: Dr. Paul Atkinson
Track 2 - MODERATED POSTERS
Track Chair: Dr. Paul Atkinson
Track 3 – GLOBAL HEALTH
Track Chair: Dr. Raghu Venugopal
Developing Emergency Medicine in a Low-Income Nation: The Experience in Ethiopia - Dr. Megan Landes and Dr. James Maskalyk
This session will provide insight into the development of emergency medicine in a low income setting. The speakers will share their experience in Ethiopia where for the past four years they have collaboratively led the development of the specialty of EM alongside local colleagues at Tikur Anbessa Black Lion Hospital which is the largest public hospital in Ethiopia. In particular, you will learn of challenges and lessons learned during the commencement of an emergency medicine residency.
• Appreciate the unique challenges and opportunities developing EM in a low-income nation.
• Learn lessons in setting up a residency program in a low-income setting based on the experience in Ethiopia.
• Appreciate the necessary inputs required to develop EM in a low-income setting.
• Appreciate the rewards of being involved in developing EM in a low-income setting.
Front-Line Humanitarian Assistance in the Democratic Republic of Congo - Dr. Jennifer Turnbull
This session will explore the hands-on experience of an emergency physician providing 10 months of medical care in a chronic and neglected humanitarian context. The speaker will discuss her mission to central Africa while working for the non-governmental organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Both clinical and non-clinical roles will be outlined as well as typical medical cases encountered. The positive and negative aspects of providing humanitarian assistance will be discussed. Factors you should consider when evaluating whether you should get involved will be outlined.
• Appreciate the medical and non-medical roles working in a humanitarian context.
• Appreciate the personal and professional competencies required to succeed in humanitarian work.
• Appreciate the challenges and rewards in humanitarian assistance provision.
• Evaluate your own readiness to partake in such work.
Global Health: Why Should I Get Involved? - Dr. Douglas Sinclair and Dr. Lucas Chartier
This session will explore the reasons why emergency clinicians, emergency departments, and the EM community as a whole should take interest in global health. Through real-life cases, speakers will present different methods of getting involved and their respective considerations, as well as discuss the wrong reasons to partake in global health.
• Appreciate the reasons for and against global health involvement for the emergency medicine practitioner and community.
• Appreciate different methods of getting involved at home and abroad in the global health community.
• Appreciate the personal, professional and financial considerations of global health involvement.
Track 4 - PAEDIATRICS
Track Chair: Dr. Gary Joubert
Bronchiolitis: How Should I Manage the Wheezing Infant? - Dr. Amy Plint
Every winter, do you wonder how you should manage infants with bronchiolitis that present to your emergency department? Do you wonder how to make sense of the many conflicting studies and management approaches in this area? This session will provide a clinically relevant review of the current evidence and questions remaining in bronchiolitis management.
• Understand the utility of chest x-rays in making a diagnosis of bronchiolitis.
• Recognize which children are at risk of developing severe disease.
• Be familiar with current research around medical management of this illness.
• Be able to use an evidence based approach in managing this illness.
Changing Trends: Urinary Tract Infection in Paediatrics 2012 Update - Dr. Rodrick Lim
The past year has brought new evidence and guidelines in the management and treatment of urinary tract infections in children. A review of the current evidence and some possible trends for the future will be presented.
• Review the new Guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics on Urinary Tract Infection quality improvement and management.
• Discuss the changing role of imaging and antibiotics in the paediatric treatment and prevention in UTI's.
• Discuss the current literature trends in novel blood markers and initial infection workup in patients under 6 months of age.
Paediatric Pneumonia in the ED: How to Diagnose and Treat? - Dr. Tim Lynch
New clinical practice guidelines and a position statement for paediatric pneumonia have been recently developed by the Paediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Canadian Paediatric Society, respectively. The current evidence will be reviewed with a focus on the diagnosis and treatment of paediatric pneumonia.
• Review an evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and management of paediatric pneumonia.
• Review new clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of paediatric pneumonia.
• Review atypical presentations and complications that may pose a challenge to the clinician.
Track 5 – KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION
Track Chair: Dr. Christopher Fernandes
Knowledge Translation: What Does It Mean and Why Should We Care? - Dr. Brian Rowe
In this session, emergency physicians will learn what is meant by the term Knowledge Translation, where it is used, and examples of successes and failures in the emergency literature.
• Learn the definition of Knowledge Translation (KT).
• Understand the role of KT in research, education and clinical care in emergency medicine.
• Learn examples of successful and unsuccessful KT in the emergency setting.
• Understand the role of KT in emergency medicine in the future.
Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Implementing Guidelines on the Frontline of EM Care - Dr. Eddy Lang
In this session, emergency physicians will learn about the development and implementation of local protocols and guidelines, including electronic order sets.
• Explore the scientific foundation for achieving system level change in emergency practice informed by knowledge translation literature, resources and expertise.
• Highlight examples of successful approaches used in the development and implementation of evidence-based order sets, both electronic and paper-based.
• Consider strategies for the identification and collection of key metrics which measure the effectiveness of evidence uptake, improved processes and patient outcomes.
The London Sepsis Checklist—Application of Knowledge to Capture the Benefits of Research - Dr. Christopher Fernandes
In this session, emergency physicians will learn how one organization applied benchmark research to a hospital-wide initiative to reduce mortality.
• Explore a ‘big dot’ metric used globally to track effectiveness.
• Demonstrate how knowledge can be effectively translated to improve hospital performance.
• Demonstrate how improved hospital performance is tied with improved patient outcomes.