Committees

CAEP is proud of the work our committees have accomplished throughout our 40 years. Many initiatives have started out as ideas at a committee meeting. We would like to thank all our members who volunteer their time to improve patient care by participating on a committee.

Standing Committees

Practice Committees

Bylaws

Mandate
  • To deal with all items of the Bylaws or such related subjects as they may deem advisable or as may be referred to them.
Chair
James Stempien MD CCFP(EM)
Saskatoon, SK

CJEM Liaison

Mandate

  • A representative body to discuss philosophical differences and/or to adjudicate any differences of opinion between CAEP and CJEM.
  • A forum for sharing and learning about CJEM and CAEP priorities, perspectives, and potential conflicts arising from these priorities and perspectives.
  • To jointly identify challenges and solutions related to the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine (CJEM).
  • To allow editorial independence for CJEM as per WAME, while ensuring a collaborative process for all business-related issues
  • To establish and maintain a reporting process on operational issues for CJEM to CAEP
  • To establish and maintain a mechanism for discussing and handling any and all conflicts of interest (COI) that may arise related to the EIC of CJEM.
  • To jointly address business/operational differences between the EIC and the Executive Director or the CAEP Board with respect to new proposals from CJEM.
  • Review other issues that may arise in the above discussions.
Co-Chairs
Ian Stiell MD FRCPC ABEM
CJEM EIC

Ottawa, ON

Paul Pageau MD CCFP(EM)
CAEP President
Ottawa, ON

Committee of Finance and Audit

Mandate

  • Review the planning of the external audit and confirm the qualifications and independence of the external auditor.
  • Review all audited financial statements and other financial information that is provided to the Board or the membership.
  • Advise the Board as to whether all audited financial statements are presented fairly and in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Review the system of internal financial controls and processes that management has established for adequacy.
  • Monitor and report to the Board Executive Director compliance to the financial policies approved by the Board.
  • Present to the AGM the audited financial statements for the previous fiscal year.
  • Recommend to the AGM the annual appointment or reappointment of the auditors.
  • Monitor the Association’s compliance with legal and regulatory requirements that may have a material impact on the financial statements.
  • Provide advice to the Board and/or management on any financial or related matter.
  • Take direction from and report to the Board with respect to additional duties that the Board may ask the Committee to perform from time to time.
Chair
Chris Evans MD
Edmonton, AB

Conference (#CAEP19)

Mandate

Conference Chair
Connie LeBlanc MD CCFP(EM)
Halifax, NS

 

Provincial Scientific Chairs
Sam Campbell
Nova Scotia
David Lewis
New Brunswick
Aaron Sibley
Prince Edward Island
Scott Wilson
Newfoundland
Social Chairs
Bruce McLeod
Lois Bowden

Continuing Professional Development

Mandate

  • To ensure the expectations of the Board of Directors are met for the CME/CPD program.
  • Review and make recommendations to the Board regarding appropriate educational decisions as they.
    relate to the CME/CPD program.
  • Implement CME/CPD recommendations approved by the Board.
  • Conduct all needs assessments for CME/CPD events.
  • Prepare new Roadshows and other CME/CPD proposals
  • Identify speakers.
  • Ensure that CAEP CME/CPD programs are cost efficient and at a minimum, meeting the contribution goals to the Board.
Chair
Sean Moore MD FRCPC
Kewatin, ON

Future of Emergency Medicine

Mandate

  • To work in an advisory capacity to the CAEP board to prioritize and action the CWG-EM recommendations and recommend to the CAEP Board a strategy that includes medium and long term FEMC planning.
  • To work in a leadership and advocacy capacity to action the strategy, priorities and plan of the FEMC as directed by the CAEP board.
  • To help CAEP continue to maintain a leadership role in facilitating communication and collaboration between the Colleges, their EM-relevant committees and the post-grad deans.
  • To be an advocate and leader in EM training and HHR needs and work with the Colleges on Collaboration, communication and accountability
Chair
Doug Sinclair MD CCFP(EM) FRCPC
Toronto, ON

Membership

Mandate

  • Ensure membership initiatives reflect the mission and vision of the organization.
  • Develop specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely (SMART) goals for the purpose of member recruitment and retention.
  • Advice on marketing strategies for the purposes of recruitment of new members, retaining current members, and re-engaging lapsed members.
  • Advise on potential member benefits that add value to a member and their practice
Chair
Benjamin Fuller MD CCFP(EM)
Bowmanville, ON

Nominating

Mandate

  • Identify candidates for election to the Board of Directors and for election to the position of President-Elect and approach those candidates with respect to running.
  • Identify candidates for any other elected positions that may arise in relation to other Association activities, committees, documents or functions.
  • Prepare a slate of nominees for circulation to the Members along with a call for nominations.
  • Oversee the collection of the nominations and the ballots.
  • Prepare a full and final slate of nominees, if necessary, and circulate to the Members.
  • Self assess, on an annual basis, the Committee’s effectiveness.
Chair
Jill McEwen MD FRCPC
Vancouver, BC

Public Affairs

Mandate

  • To ensure CAEPs voice is heard on key issues affecting emergency medicine.
  • To represent CAEP when interviewed by members of the media
  • To represent CAEP when meeting with key individuals in government and other industries.
  • Act as media spokesman for CAEP in key areas of expertise or direct media to a CAEP member who holds expertise in the desired subject matter.
  • Initiate and respond to opportunities for collaboration with external bodies engaged in public interest activities.
  • Propose position statements which have the potential to strengthen the Association’s public interest role or profile.
  • Meet quarterly and provide reports to the Board of Directors.
C0-Chairs
Atul Kapur MD CCFP(EM)
Ottawa, ON
Alan Drummond MD CCFP(EM)
Perth, ON

Standards

Mandate

  • To ensure that clinical practice guidelines, consensus documents, and position and policy statements have been developed, validated, and maintained according to the organisation’s policies.
  • The Standards committee is committed to adherence to internationally accepted frameworks for developing such knowledge products. In
    the absence of such frameworks, the Standards committee will develop such frameworks for the organisation through consensus processes.
  • To ensure that the proposed practice standards are flexible enough to allow them to be applied in various emergency settings that considers geographical, political, and cultural differences across the country.
  • To identify the needs and the problems in the provision of emergency health care and recommend areas for the development of guidelines, standards, policies and position statements.
  • To assist in the development of appropriate responses to inquiries of the association, where CAEP should have a formal opinion or position.
  • To review guidelines and consensus statements at various times in their development to ensure they are scientifically sound and reasonably flexible for practical implementation in all emergency settings.
  • To develop policy and position statements on an ad-hoc basis as requested by the executive from inquiries to the association.
  • To develop a process for the review of CAEP clinical practice guidelines, and consensus documents that utilises the “CMAJ Guidelines for Guidelines” as a means of evaluating the level of evidence in these documents.
  • To develop a process for creating and reviewing CAEP clinical practice guidelines using internationally accepted guideline frameworks.
Chair
Suneel Upadhye MD FRCPC
Burlington, ON

BioEthics

Mandate

Chair
Merril Pauls MD CCFP(EM)

CEDIS

Mandate

Chair
Eric Grafstein MD FRCPC
Vancouver, BC

Critical Care (C4)

Mandate

  • To provide a forum for sharing challenges, ideas and solutions for critical care issues as they pertain to emergency department physicians
  • To encourage an interest in critical care medicine and issues.
Chair
Julian Owen MD FRCPC
Grimsby, ON

CTAS

Mandate

  • To represent, maintain and develop the Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS)

Chair

Rob Grierson MD FRCPC

Disaster

Mandate

  • To define standards of care for Emergency Preparedness.
  • To provide resources to achieve and surpass the standard of care.
  • To promote research in Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Medicine.
  • To promote and facilitate emergency preparedness planning between agencies and avoid planning “silos.”
Chair
Daniel Kollek MD CCFP(EM)
Dundas, ON

Emergency Ultrasound Committee

Mandate

  • To promote all aspects of emergency point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) in Canada: training, competency and research.
Chair
Paul Olszynski MD CCFP(EM)
Saskatoon, SK
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EMS

Mandate

  • Develop a section to enable members to share and disseminate
    information on EMS and related topics.
  • Identify opportunities to improve the delivery of medically directed EMS
    systems in Canada.
  • Provide EMS expertise to the CAEP Executive.
  • Serve as a resource to CAEP members and medical directors of EMS
    systems.
  • Pursue and encourage research opportunities in EMS.
Chair
Alix Carter MD FRCPC
St. Margaret’s Bay, NS

Geriatric Emergency Medicine

Mandate

  • To provide a forum for Canadian emergency medicine clinicians, researchers, educators and administrators committeed to optimizing the care of older people in EDs; and to define and promote standard of excellence in their care.
Chair
Don Melady MD CCFP(EM)
Toronto, ON

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International EM

Mandate

  • To provide a networking forum for CAEP members interested in pursuing their interests
    in IEM.
  • To advocate to the CAEP membership the importance of CAEP’s involvement in IEM.
  • To collaborate with other emergency medicine organizations, including the International Federation of Emergency Medicine (IFEM).
  • To strive for IEM experiences which involve the empowerment and capacity-building of local community members for the provision of EM service and education.
  • To develop, maintain and update a database of opportunities in developing countries (or remote areas of Canada) for students, residents and physicians in Emergency Medicine. These opportunities may include involvement in clinical, educational or research in International Emergency Medicine (IEM).

Chair

Network of Canadian Emergency Researchers (NCER)

Mandate

  • To enable emergency care researchers to conduct multi-center research or education studies, provide mentorship, create knowledge through research, support knowledge translation, and ultimately improve emergency patient care for all Canadians.
Chair
Laurie Morrison MD, FRCPC, MSc
Toronto, ON

Palliative Care

Proposed Mandate

  • To provide CAEP with a centre of expertise on the issues relating to the care of patients with palliative care needs in Canada’s Emergency Departments.
Chair
Lisa Fischer MD FRCPC
Ottawa, ON

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Proposed Mandate

  • Vision
    • The vision of the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) Committee is to create a community of practice that will encourage the development of the fields of QI and PS in EM
      in Canada.
    • This vision supports the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP)vision—“Empowered. Connected. Represented.”—by connecting EM providers across the country and empowering them to improve the care they provide to their patients.
  • Mission:
    • The mission of the QIPS Committee is to provide a forum for Canadian EM providers to share challenges, ideas, and solutions for issues that pertain to the quality and safety of care of patients in the emergency departments (EDs) across the country, and to enable
      clinical and scholarly collaborations pertaining to QI and PS.
      This mission supports the CAEP mission by connecting and  promoting the interests of EM physicians, by advocating for improved care for patients, and by providing a forum for academic endeavours in EM.

 

Chair
Lucas Chartier MD FRCPC
Toronto, ON

Research

Mandate 

  • Promote high-quality research that improves patient care across Canada.
  • Promote the training, development, and support of qualified EM researchers.
  • Enhance collaboration amongst Canadian centres to conduct impactful EM research.
  • Increase participation in CJEM activities at Canadian medical schools and teaching hospitals.
  • Strive to ensure all the best Canadian EM research is presented at the annual CAEP Scientific Conference.
  • Evaluate research submissions via a peer-review method for the purpose of identifying high-quality presentations for CAEP’s Annual Conference.
  • Evaluate research grant proposals via a peer-review method for the purpose of supporting high-quality projects funded by the EM Advancement Fund.
  • Review and approve research surveys from CAEP members to be distributed to the consenting CAEP members.
  • Review research protocols to provide letters of endorsement.
Chair
Andrew McRae MD PHd FRCPC
Calgary, AB

Stroke

Mandate

  • To improve the quality of acute stroke care in patients presenting to Emergency Department in Canada through evidence based guidance.
Chair
Eddy Lang MD CCFP(EM)
Calgary, ON

Undergraduate Education Committee

Mandate

Chair
Simon Field MD CCFP(EM)
Halifax, NS

Women in Emergency Medicine

Mandate

  • To empower women in emergency medicine through representation, mentorship, education and advocacy.

Chair

Anna Nowacki MD

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