CPD Courses

CAEP CPD offers a wide variety of learning opportunities for all levels of emergency professionals. We strive to bring the best in medical education to as many locations in Canada as possible.

If you would like to bring a CAEP CPD course to your location, please contact Gail Chapman gchapman@caep.ca 1-800-463-1158 ext. 13

VISION:       To provide high quality education to Canadian emergency physicians and trainees

MISSION:    CAEP’s CPD committee oversees the development of robust and timely education to Canadian physicians and trainees in the specialty of emergency medicine, specifically:

  • Provides education in various formats including in-person courses and conferences, online courses and webinars, and podcasts
  • Develops online education programs that are accessible both live and on demand including webinars, online courses and virtual Grand Rounds
  • Incorporates diverse perspectives on our planning committees through representation from our Academic Section, Rural and Small Urban Section and EDI taskforce
  • Integrates best evidence as outlined by our EM practice committees or from other reliable sources of primary literature, systematic reviews or clinical practice guidelines

Airway Intervention and Management in Emergencies (AIME) will provide a practical approach for airway management in emergencies.

This program is designed for physicians working in an acute care setting requiring them to competently manage patients in need of emergency airway management.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, the learner can expect to:

  1. Be more confident and comfortable in making acute care airway management decisions.
  2. Have acquired a practical staged approach to airway management.
  3. Be able to choose the most appropriate method of airway management based on a variety of patient presentations.
  4. Make appropriate choices in the use of pharmacologic agents used to facilitate airway management.
  5. Learn how to optimize patients prior to airway management.
  6. Know when and how to use various tools and adjuncts for managing the difficult airway.

A Hands-on, Skill-focused Advanced Airway Learning Experience Using Clinical Cadavers.

This program is designed for experienced clinicians.  Clinicians will benefit most from this program if they have had prior airway management training/experience (AIME, residency trained, significant “field” experience).

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, the learning can expect to:

  1. Build on their core airway skills to achieve positive patient outcomes in the acutely ill requiring airway management.
  2. Reinforce best practice core skills with a focus on video laryngoscopy.
  3. Develop a plan and perform airway topicalization in preparation for awake airway management.
  4. Have multiple opportunities to perform (rapid cycling practice) and refine laryngoscopy skills on clinical cadavers.
  5. Understand the utility and limitations of airway management algorithms and checklists.
  6. Appreciate the principles of airway crisis resource management and human factors to help mitigate error and improve patient outcomes.
  7. Have an opportunity to practice airway management decision-making and technical skills in a case-based format using clinical cadavers.
  8. Perform various advanced airway management techniques, including flexible endoscopic intubation and cricothyrotomy.



A hands-on skills-focused airway learning experience using clinical cadavers.

This program is designed for experienced clinicians. Clinicians will benefit most from this program if they have had prior airway management training/experience (e.g., an AIME course; residency trained and/or significant “field” experience).

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the components of awake tracheal intubation (ATI) and awake internal airway assessment.
  2. Based on airway evaluation, indicate when ATI is the safest option for securing the airway.
  3. Perform effective topical airway anesthesia to facilitate well-tolerated ATI.
  4. Use flexible endoscopy and video laryngoscopy to facilitate (simulated awake) tracheal intubation in human cadaveric specimens.
  5. Recognize when to enhance the standard airway evaluation with awake internal airway assessment and use flexible endoscopy or video laryngoscopy for the purpose.
  6. Given case scenarios of difficult airway patients, identify difficulties that may arise during ATI, and specify potential solutions.


Older adults are increasing in number in our Emergency Department (ED). Their needs are complex and difficult to meet without the proper setting and training. This is why many of us will sigh when we see “89 F presenting with general weakness”. This course will resolve many of your questions, and give you clinical tips and tools to change your approach to the geriatric patient in the ED. Our main objective is that each participant will become a better equip clinician and a positive leader for a population that once took care of all of us. It is our turn to give them back what they deserve: the best care.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Change their behaviour regarding older adults care in the emergency department in light of new knowledge and evidences;
  • Describe and explain the main geriatric syndromes that have an impact on the clinical management of older adults in the emergency department;
  • Resolve complex clinical situations involving older adults that are commonly seen in the emergency department.

To request this course for your group contact Carrol Ann a calapierre@caep.ca


The pandemic has been hard on Emergency Physicians in Canada.  Already working in overcrowded emergency departments we came together early in the pandemic at CAEP’s virtual town halls.  We shared ideas and expertise from across the country to become stronger and care better for our patients.  After the new normal of the pandemic set in, the need to share expertise and stay connected continued.  National Grand Rounds replaced the virtual town halls and is now where Canada’s Emergency Physicians come to stay connected and up to date on the latest evidence.   Difficult issues within emergency medicine are discussed and debated.  Important clinical topics relevant to every emergency department across the country, from small-town to large urban centre, are covered in this virtual platform.  CAEP’s National Grand Rounds will remain as a silver lining to the many challenges faced by the Emergency Medicine community in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the pathophysiology of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in children and how it differs from adults
  2. Review pediatric DKA management, goals of treatment, and potential complications
  3. Outline the proposed changes in the upcoming Canadian Pediatric Society Practice Point and TREKK guidelines and provide evidence-based rationale for these changes


  • Immerse yourself in local culture
  • Find clues
  • Conquer challenges
  • Earn CPD credits
  • Race against other teams

By the end of this event participants will: 

  1.  Assess common problems see in the Emergency Department
  2.  Manage a wide variety of acute emergency presentations
  3.  Apply new developments to clinical care
  4.  Identify controversies in new investigations, management strategies and therapies
  5.  Optimize care when resources are limited
  6.  Create a space where enthusiasm and productivity flourish


Overall Learning Objectives:

1. Define gender equality, gender equity and the gender wage gap

2.Describe strategies to combat stereotype threat for individuals and organizations

3. Compare and contrast the barriers and progress women face in attaining leadership positions in EM

4. List 5 strategies for allyship for gender equity in EM


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