Grant Winners

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2024 Grants


Dr. Steve Lin
Prehospital prediction score for the rapid identification of occult opioid overdose in cardiac arrest patients .

Dr. Johannes von Vopelius-Feldt
Access to trauma care: does marginalization affect access to lead trauma centre hospitals?


Dr. Samuel Blais
Comparison of agitated opioid withdrawal risk between initial low-dose naloxone and standard-dose naloxone for the management of acute opioid overdose in the emergency department


Dr. Henry Li
Real world rates of delayed pulmonary embolism diagnosis in the emergency department and associated factors.


Dr. Sim Singh
Home field advantage: clinical supervisors’ perspectives on the assessment of on- and off-service residents.

Dr. Ayesha Zia
Paramedic ST elevation myocardial infarction bypass in Eastern Ontario: A sex lens evaluation.

Dr. Melanie Bechard
Experiences with gender-based discrimination among women pediatric emergency medicine physicians in Canada.

Dr. Emma Ferguson
Detection of covert brain infraction in the emergency department – incidence, implication and outcomes.

QIPS Grants

Dr. Brittany Ellis
Improving prescribing of time-sensitive Parkinson Disease medications in patients presenting to the emergency department

Dr. Niklas Bobrovitz
Optimizing emergency department stretcher utilization by increasing use of an electronic patient tracking tool and optimising patient transfers to step down areas (chairs/recliners): a quality improvement project.

2023 Grants


Dr. Rohit Mohindra
Experience and perception of care by refugee patients presenting to a community emergency department.


Dr. Alia Sunderji
Empowering pediatric physicians and trainees to become system leaders: developing and evaluating a pediatric advocacy curriculum

Grizzly Den Grant

Jaspreet Khangura
Acute pain experiences of marginalized children in the emergency department: a scoping review


Dr. Shawn Chhabra
Cost-effectiveness of routine oral anticoagulation post cardioversion for atrial fibrillation and flutter

QIPS Grant

Dr. Sachin Ramkissoon
Evaluating the impact of point of care high sensitivity troponin testing within a community hospital emergency department.

Junior Investigator Grant

Dr. Natasha Goumeniouk
Evaluating diagnostic strategies for suspected venous thromboembolism among postpartum individuals who present to urgent medical attention

2021/22 Competition

2022 Grants

EM Advancement Fund Grants

Dr. Keerat Grewal
Cancer care for patients diagnosed with cancer through the emergency department

Dr. Catherine Varner
Emergency department utilization before 20 weeks of pregnancy and risk of severe maternal and neonatal morbidity


Dr. Kaitlin Endres
Home field advantage? – Comparing the quality of EPA observations completed on- versus off-service

Dr. Sean Wong
Factors impacting repeat emergency department visits in patients diagnosed with Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome – a qualitative description of patient perspectives.

Grizzly Den Grant

Dr. Samina Ali
The IMAGINE Survey: Child and family preferences for distraction modalities to reduce procedural pain and distress in the emergency department


Dr. Juliana Duffy
Implementation of the YEARS algorithm to optimize pulmonary embolism diagnostic workup in the emergency department

Quality Improvement & Patient Safety (QIPS) Grants

Dr. Jennifer Thull-Freedman
Improving Appropriateness and Patient-Centredness of Care in Febrile Infants: A Quality Improvement Collaborative

Dr. Lianne McLean
Development and evaluation of a reusable orthopaedic assistive devices recycling (ROAR) Program

Sonosite Grant

Dr. Noam Katz
Remote ultrasound guided regional anesthesia training – REMULTRA

Junior Investigator Grants

Dr. Cody Dunne
Evaluation of foreign body airway obstruction interventions: A retrospective cohort analysis

Dr. Kayla Furlong
How geriatric-friendly are emergency departments in Newfoundland and Labrador? A survey- and interview-based project

Dr. Joanna MacLean
Tele-guided IV education study for shock trauma air rescue service

Dr. Emily Lostchuck
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in the Emergency Department

2020/21 Competition

EM Advancement Fund Grants

Dr. Rob Woods
Using Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning to rate narrative assessment comments in Competency Based Medical Education

Dr. Laura Olejnik
Pharmacological management of acute pain for children in the emergency department: a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomized trials


Dr. Natalie Bresee
Is social marginalization associated with the administration of opioid analgesics to children presenting with pain in the emergency department?


There was no suitable recipient for the 2021 competition.

Quality Improvement & Patient Safety (QIPS) Grants

Dr. Sachin Trivedi
Improving the rate of use of fascia iliaca compartment blocks in patients presenting with hip fractures

Dr. Suneel Upadhye
A quality improvement project to optimize simple skin abscess management in the emergency department at Niagara Health.

Junior Investigator Grants

Dr. Gabrielle Freire
Impact of gender on research leadership and productivity in emergency medicine (GIRL-PEM): a cross-sectional descriptive study of Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC)

Dr. Stevi Golden-Plotnik
Perspectives on gender impact on research in academic emergency medicine in Canada: a mixed-methods study

Dr. Maya Harel-Sterling
A target population derived method for establishing a performance based competency standard for point-of-care ultrasound image interpretation

Dr. David Savage
Describing Ontario’s emergency physician workforce for health human resource planning

2019/20 Competition

EM Advancement Fund Grants

Dr. Teresa Chan
Harnessing machine learning in the age of competency-based medical education

Dr. Krishan Yadav
High-dose cephalexin for cellulitis (HI-DOCC): a pilot randomized controlled trial


Dr. Lorne Costello
Where does simulation fit? Exploring the role of simulation in a transition to discipline emergency medicine curriculum

Dr. Jessica Moe
Buprenorphine/naloxone standard dosing and microdosing in the emergency department: a feasibility study

Grizzly Den Grant

TBD at CAEP 2020 in Ottawa


Dr. Federico Germini
Diagnostic yield of computed tomography for pulmonary embolism by presenting complaint in the emergency department: an observational study

Quality Improvement & Patient Safety (QIPS) Grants

Dr. Sahil Gupta
Improving testing for sexually transmitted infections at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto

Dr. Ahmed Taher
Improving patient experience by sharing wait time information in the emergency department

Junior Investigator Grants

Dr. Ariane Boutin
Randomized control trial of casting versus pediatric walker-boot in the management of Toddler’s fractures

Dr. Shannon Fernando
Historical features, physical examination, imaging, and laboratory findings for diagnosis of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm in emergency department patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Dr. Quinten Paterson
A qualitative study aimed at identifying barriers and facilitators to EPA acquisition in emergency medicine

Dr. Rebecca Schonnop
Understanding why health care teams miss delirium recognition in older emergency department patients

2018/19 Competition

EM Advancement Fund Grants

Dr. Keerat Grewal
Intracranial BLEEDing after head injury among anticoagulated elderly patients seen in the Emergency Department (IBLEED-ED): A population-based cohort study

Dr. Jake Hayward
Impact of emergency department opioid prescribing on substance misuse & health outcomes


Dr. Brett Burstein
Understanding parental preferences for shared decision-making in the management of febrile young infants

Dr. Fareen Zaver
Identifying challenges in the transition from residency to independent practice: a longitudinal comparison of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine physicians

Grizzly Den Grant

Dr. Christopher Skappak
SEPSIS ED: Identifying urinary biomarkers of patients with early sepsis in the emergency department


There was no suitable recipient for the 2018/19 competition.

Junior Investigator Grants

Dr. Jennifer Chao
Low dose intravenous ketorolac in renal colic: a pilot study to plan a randomized controlled trial

Dr. Michael Hale
Residency selection in emergency medicine: a national program director and medical student survey

Dr. Kaif Pardhan
Perceptions of assessment and feedback: hawks, doves and impact on learning

Dr. Catherine Patocka
Does a 72-hour re-admission alert notification foster physician reflection? A mixed methods realist evaluation

Dre Justine Soucy-Legault
Les bêtabloquants en réanimation cardiorespiratoire : une revue systématique
Dr. Justin Yan
A qualitative study to explore the patient experience with emergency department visits for hyperglycemia

2017/18 Competition

Grizzly Den Grant

Shannon Fernando

The Impact of Frailty on Outcomes in Emergency Department Patients with Sepsis – A Feasibility Trial

CAEP Can-Vector Grant

Cristian Toarta

The Costs of PE Imaging in Canada

EM Advancement Fund Grants

David Barbic

Rapid agitation control with ketamine in the emergency department (RACKED): a randomized controlled trial

Simon Berthelot

The right care, for the right patient, at the right time, by the right provider: Value-based comparison of the management of ambulatory respiratory diseases in a primary care walk-in clinic and an emergency department

Junior Investigator Grants

Shannon Fernando

Prognostic accuracy of the quick sequential (sepsis-related) organ failure assessment (qSOFA) in emergency department patients with suspected infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Jessica Moe

Identifying Subgroups And Risk Among Frequent Emergency Department Users: Whose needs can safely be met elsewhere?

Brodie Nolan

Identifying impact and causes of delays to interfacility transfers for injured patients transported by air ambulance to a trauma center

Robert Ohle

Validation of a clinical risk score for acute aortic dissection

Thomas Winter

Prehospital Trauma Handover in Manitoba: Exploring Barriers to Effective Communication and Developing a Standardized Handover Tool

2016/17 Competition

Grizzly Den Grant

Catherine Varner

A blinded, randomized controlled trial of opioid analgesics for the management of acute fracture pain in older adults discharged from the emergency department

CAEP Can-Vector Grant

Kerstin de Wit

Patient preferences in emergency CT scanning for pulmonary embolism

EM Advancement Fund Grants

Ariane Boutin

Randomized controlled trial evaluating the additive value of intranasal fentanyl on ibuprofen in the pain management of children with moderate to severe headaches

Debra Eagles

A Study to Evaluate Barriers and Facilitators to the Emergency Department Discharge of Patients with Recent-Onset Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter

Catherine Varner

Challenging the dogma: A randomized controlled trial comparing prescribed light exercise to standard management for emergency department patients with acute mild traumatic brain injury

Junior Investigator Grants

Shannon Fernando

Analysis of Bystander CPR Quality During Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests Using Data Derived from Automated External Defibrillators

Sarah Kilbertus

Transition to practice: evaluating the need for formal training in supervision and assessment techniques among senior emergency medicine residents and new to practice emergency physicians

Rohit Mohindra

A prospective randomized pilot trial to reduce readmission for frail elderly patients with acute decompensated heart failure

Trevor Skutezky

Improving patient care by engaging Emergency Department staff in a participatory design of a Patient Safety Event reporting platform at an urban tertiary care hospital

Robert Suttie

Can Emergency Physicians Reliably Perform Carotid Artery Point-of-Care Ultrasound to Detect Critical Stenosis?

2015/16 Competition

EM Advancement Fund Grants

Simon Berthelot
Feasibility assessment of two activity-based costing methods for value-based analysis in the emergency department
Jocelyn Gravel

Should we use oral Valacyclovir in acute herpetic gingivostomatits in children? A randomized controlled trial

Junior Investigator Grants

Dennis Cho
Optimizing Practice for Learning Emergency Department Transthoracic Echocardiography Using an Ultrasound Simulator

Véronique Dion
Définition des valeurs normales de la veine cave inférieure en pédiatrie à l’échographie au département d’urgence

Jean-Simon Letourneau
Acceptabilité et adaptation pour l’urgence d’un outil d’aide à la prise de décision partagée dans le recours à l’antibiothérapie pour traiter les infections respiratoires aigues

Laurie Robichaud
The Use of Point-of-Care Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Acute Infectious Mononucleosis in the Emergency Department

Brent Thoma
The METR:IQ (Medical Education and Translational Resources: Indicators of Quality) Study: Assessing the quality of novel educational resources

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