Grizzly Den


The Grizzly Den is a highly-entertaining and educational event where you can learn about how top-notch reviewers evaluate proposals. Three runners-up from the 2019/20 CAEP Grant Competition EMAF category will compete for up to $10,000 in grant funding, with the best protocol being decided by a consensus of the Grizzlies.

The next Grizzly Den competition will take place on Wednesday, June 3 from 16:30 – 18:00 at CAEP 2020 in Ottawa.

CAEP 2020 Grizzly Den Presenters


CAEP 2019 Grizzly Den Presenters

Dr. Robert Green: Provincial analysis of outcomes in major trauma patients with traumatic cardiac arrest

Dr. Kari Sampsel: The port in the storm – Sexual assault and intimate partner violence screening in the ED

Dr. Christopher Skappak: SEPSIS ED: Identifying urinary biomarkers of patients with early sepsis in the emergency department [Dr. Skappak was the recipient of the CAEP 2019 Grizzly Den grant]

CAEP 2018 Grizzly Den Presenters

Dr. Shannon Fernando: The Impact on Frailty on Outcomes of Emergency Department Patients with Sepsis – A Feasibility Trial [Dr. Fernando was the recipient of the CAEP 2018 Grizzly Den grant]

Dr. Kaitlyn Maguire: Emergency Department Assessment of Right Ventricular Function and Size in the Post Cardiac Arrest Patient

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

CAEP 2017 Grizzly Den Presenters

Dr. Khalifa Alqaydi: Age-Adjusted D-Dimer and Two-Site Compression POINt-OF-CARE Ultrasonography to Rule Out Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis

Dr. Simon Berthelot: An International Consensus Study to Identify Quality Indicators for Ambulatory Emergency Care

Dr. Kerstin de Wit: Careful Anticoagulant Review in Emergency Medicine (CARe-EM)

Dr. Naveen Poonai: Hyoscine butylbromide (Buscopan) versus acetaminophen for non-surgical abdominal pain in children: a randomized controlled superiority trial

Dr. 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 [Dr. Varner was the recipient of the CAEP 2017 Grizzly Den grant]

Dr. Justin Yan: Derivation and internal validation of a clinical prognostic tool for recurrent emergency visits for hyperglycemia in patients with diabetes mellitus: a multicentre prospective cohort study

We thank our very generous EM Advancement Fund donors for supporting the Grizzly Den and our other CAEP grant programs. Royal CBD Royal CBD Creams