Media and Communications Centre

With more than 2500 members, the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) is the national voice for emergency medicine in Canada.  Our spokespeople are Emergency Physicians who work in diverse settings across Canada.  They can speak about various issues within the specialty of emergency medicine.

Media inquiries contact:

Christina Bova
Office 1-800-463-1158 X17
Cell 613-793-0926
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Latest News Releases

April 3, 2019

The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) releases a statement regarding the National Day of Action on Gun Control.

“On this National Day of Action, Canada’s emergency physicians join our professional colleagues in calling for comprehensive legislation to end firearms violence in Canada.  We join trauma surgeons, family physicians, psychiatrists and pediatricians in calling for a ban on handguns and assault-style rifles.”  states Dr. Alecs Chochinov, CAEP President. 

June 12, 2018

The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) responds with concern to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) policy on Expectations Physicians not Certified in Emergency Medicine Intending to Include Emergency Medicine as a Part of their Rural Practice.

“We understand and support the College’s effort to establish competency-based standards for physicians practicing emergency medicine in rural settings. The complexity of emergency medicine has increased exponentially over the years, and patients have a right to expect high-quality care in any emergency department.  However, CAEP does not believe that the College’s policy is achievable over a short time frame and could worsen access to care in rural areas.  To realistically achieve competency-based standards, there is a critical need for more residency training positions in Emergency Medicine and increased exposure to emergency medicine in family medicine training programs.  Lastly, mentorship does not come without costs, and