CAEP National Grand Rounds

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Learning objectives:

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

Understand what Artificial Intelligence is (and what it is not).

Explore current and potential applications of AI in emergency care in Canada.

Describe barriers to developing AI in emergency medicine.

Describe implementation challenges of AI in emergency medicine.

Propose solutions and next steps to address these barriers.

Hashim Kareemi


A staff emergency physician at Vancouver General Hospital and Royal Columbian Hospital exploring the intersection between medicine, epidemiology, and technology. He is currently completing a Master’s of Science in Epidemiology at the University of Ottawa and, as part of his thesis work, is investigating the use of Artificial Intelligence for clinical decision support in Canadian emergency departments. A cautiously optimistic early adopter of technology in medicine, he is also involved in projects using wearable monitors to detect patient decompensation in emergency waiting rooms and building a large national database of patients with opioid use disorder.

Kendall Ho


Jessalyn Holodinsky


Dr. Jessalyn Holodinsky is a Data Scientist embedded in the Department of Emergency Medicine (University of Calgary).  Her research focuses on complex problems at the health system level resulting in the optimization of healthcare services and patient outcomes for emergent conditions. She is highly skilled in administrative, electronic medical record, and big data use, statistical modelling, and machine learning. Jessalyn is a faculty member of the Center for Health Informatics (University of Calgary); Alberta’s premier research and data-driven innovation hub for electronic medical record, machine learning, and data visualization research. Jessalyn profoundly believes that Data Saves Lives.

Sean Moore


Sean Moore is a rural physician working in Kenora Ontario.  He works at CritiCall, Ornge, NOSM University and Lake of the Woods District Hospital where he is Chief of Staff and an ER physician.   He has 6 kids, so has been told frequently he knows nothing about nothing.   Luckily, through AI, he interprets that to mean he may know something about everything about something, or maybe something about everything. This is what AI thinks he looks like.

Akshay Rajaram


Akshay Rajaram is a community emergency physician working in Brockville, ON. Prior to his medical training he completed a Master of Management of Innovation at the University of Toronto. In 2021, he co-founded Caddie Health, an early-stage start-up that developed AI-powered medical billing software for physicians. He has academic interests in the technology transfer of digital health and AI-based research as well as experience commercializing AI models. He looks forward to sharing his insights and lessons learned during these grand rounds.


This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 12 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 12 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.

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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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