BEEM/CAEP Rural EM Journal Club

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the session, the participant will:

1. Apply the updated guidelines for chest pain in the ED based on local resources

2. Examine the use of high sensitivity troponin in the ED

3. Select high versus low-risk patients in the ED with chest pain


Rahim Valani
MD MBA M Med Ed LLM(Health Law)

Dr. Rahim Valani has been practicing emergency medicine in some of Canada’s busiest emergency departments for over 18 years. He is Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and is also the Chair of the Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine program. He is also part of the International Federation of Emergency Medicine and recently spearheaded the international pediatric emergency medicine curriculum, which is now published.
He holds a Masters in Medical Education and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. He is the co-editor of the Sickkids pediatric trauma hadbook, and editor of the pediatric emergency handbook along with pain and procedural sedation in the emergency department.


Suneel Upadhye

Suneel Upadhye is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine/Health Research Methods, Evidence & Impact (HEI) at McMaster University.  He completed his Royal College Emergency Medicine training in 2001, and his Masters in HEI in 2005.  He is a co-founder of the Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine (BEEM) course since 2005.  He is a former Standards Chair for CAEP, and is the inaugural Research Lead for the EM Researchers of Niagara (EMRoN).  He also serves as a Methodologist for the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Guidelines for Reasonable & Appropriate Care in the Emergency Room (GRACE) program since 2019, which has led to numerous guidance documents and reviews for EM practice.  He is also a jazz music enthusiast, founding bassist for Docs that Rock, master scuba diver, and mediocre golfer.


Sayali Tadwalkar

Sayali is a rural generalist who has been practicing in Marathon, Ontario since 2014. She is an Associate Professor at Northern Ontario School of Medicine and practices full practice family medicine including a clinical family medicine practice, ER, hospital care and low-risk obstetrics. For the past two years she is also the Chief of Staff of the North of Superior Health Care Group.   She is a certified coach and has facilitated coaching individual and group coaching sessions.    Sayali has had the privileges of wearing many hats and being involved in many activities including leadership, research various hospital committees, teaching yoga and exploring the north shore of Lake Superior. Her interests are in wellness, burnout and psychedelic medicine. Despite her multiple professional involvements, her main force of energy are her three young children and her loving husband! Royal CBD Royal CBD Creams