CAEP National Grand Rounds

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Learning Objectives

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

1.  Identify  common system factors affecting diagnostic reasoning.
2.  Describe the top 5 diagnostic issues in Emergency medicine practice.
3. Appreciate the role of systems thinking to improve the  diagnostic reasoning process.


Ahmed Taher


Ahmed Taher is an Assistant Professor, Quality and Innovation, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto. He is the Quality Lead of the Emergency Department at Mackenzie Health. He is also the Editor in Chief of the online free open access medical education website HiQuiPs “Hiccups” (Health Informatics Quality Improvement Patient Safety).


Shirley Lee


Dr. Lee completed her medical degree at Western University, and Family and Emergency medicine certification at the University of Ottawa.
She completed a Masters degree in Health Science (Education) at the University of Toronto, as well as the Physician Leadership Development certificate program with the Schulich School of Business.
Prior to joining the CMPA, she was the Director of Education, at the Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Centre, Mount Sinai Hospital.
While at the University of Toronto, she served as the Director for the SEME (Supplemental Emergency Medicine Experience) fellowship, a CPD program created to enhance comprehensive primary care delivery in rural and smaller communities.
Nationally, she has served with organizations including the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). She has been the recipient of a number of awards in recognition for her long-standing contributions to medicine and teaching.
She continues to practice emergency medicine at the Ottawa Hospital.

Shawn Mondoux


Dr. Mondoux is an emergency physician and Quality and Safety Lead at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.  He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at McMaster University and at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.  Dr. Mondoux is the founder of Llif Healthcare, a data analytics company and is the recipient of the 2022 Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation Fellowship.  His clinical and academic foci are centered on processes of clinical improvement, the use of clinical data for system learning and innovation in the healthcare setting.

Lucas Chartier


Dr. Lucas Chartier is an emergency physician at the University Health Network (UHN) and UHN’s Medical Director of Quality & Safety. He was the emergency department’s founding Director of Quality & Innovation and now serves as Deputy Medical Director. At UHN, Dr. Chartier serves as co-Chair of UHN’s Quality of Care Committee, and is the Chair of the Physician Council on Quality & Safety. Dr. Chartier is also the Lead for Emergency Medicine for Ontario Health (Toronto), and chairs the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) Committee of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians. With training at McGill (MD CM), University of Toronto (FRCPC) and Harvard (MPH), his academic work now primarily focuses on building capacity for QIPS and resource stewardship in health care.

Sandra Monteiro


This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 24 Mainpro+ credits.  Earn up to one (1) certified Mainpro+® credit per webinar.

This webinar series 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 24 hours.  Earn up to one (1) MOC Section 1 hour per webinar (credits are automatically calculated).

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.

Overall learning objectives:

  1. Consider strategies to ensure career longevity.
  2. Apply up-to-date evidence to inform clinical decisions.
  3. Influence the future direction of EM in Canada
  4. Stay connected to CAEP and colleagues within a virtual platform.

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