CAEP National Grand Rounds

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Learning Objectives

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

  1. To describe four ways in which older adults differ from the general presentation in trauma presentation.
  2. To identify best practices for intubation, sedation, and imaging of older trauma patients.
  3. To enumerate the shifting demographics of trauma among Canadians and argue for enhanced management of older people who have fallen.
  4. To consider the impact of frailty in pre-hospital care, triage, resuscitation, and prognosis.


Don Melady


Dr. Don Melady is a staff Emergency Physician at Mount Sinai Hospital Toronto where he is an Associate Professor.  He has been involved with improving the care of older adults in EDs for two decades and has certificates of added competence in both Emergency Medicine and Care of the Elderly.  He is the director of a fellowship in Geriatric Emergency Medicine based at the Schwartz-Reisman Emergency Medicine Institute (SREMI), the founding chair of CAEP’s Geriatric Emergency Medicine Committee, and the chair of the Clinical Practice Committee at the International Federation of Emergency Medicine.  He sits on the board of the Geriatric ED Accreditation program of American College of Emergency Physicians.  He recently co-authored a book, Creating a Geriatric Emergency Department: A Practical Guide, published by Cambridge University Press.


Bourke Tillman


Dr. Bourke Tillmann is a Clinical Associate in the Department of Critical Care Medicine and a Trauma Team Leader at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He received his medical degree in 2010 from the University of Western Ontario and subsequently specialized in emergency medicine and adult critical care. Currently he is undertaking his PhD studies in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research at the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Dr. Tillmann’s research interest is in health services, seeking to improve equity in access to critical care and trauma care services.

Camilla Wong


Camilla Wong is a geriatrician at St. Michael’s Hospital, an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, and an Investigator at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. Her clinical and research interests include the implementation and evaluation of acute care models for the frail older adults, including Canada’s first geriatric trauma model at St. Michael’s Hospital.  Her publications have appeared in JAMA, CMAJ, and the Annals of Surgery.

Judah Goldstein


Judah Goldstein is the Research Program Lead for Emergency Health Services, Nova Scotia. Dr. Goldstein is a Primary Care Paramedic and holds an Interdisciplinary PhD from Dalhousie University. He is an Assistant Professor with the Dalhousie University, Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of EMS, an Affiliated Scientist, with Nova Scotia Health, Department of Emergency Medicine, and Sessional Lecturer with the University of Prince Edward Island Paramedicine (BSc) program (Faculty of Biology). Dr. Goldstein’s areas of research are frailty/geriatrics, evidence-based practice, and health services research in Paramedicine. He is a senior editor for the Dalhousie University Prehospital Evidence-based Practice (PEP) program.

Brittany Ellis

MBChB FRCPC MSc(Public Health)

Dr Ellis is the current Chair of the CAEP Geriatric Emergency Medicine Committee, and is the Physician Lead for Geriatric Emergency Medicine in Saskatchewan. She works clinically as an Emergency Medicine physician in Saskatoon, and a Transport physician with STARS. Brittany completed her FRCP in Emergency Medicine at the University of Ottawa, and her fellowship in Geriatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto.

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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