EMSJ CPD Recommendations – May 2023

 Dr Mackenzie Howatt MD FRCPC, Director of CPD


I’ve listed below a few external CPD activities for your perusal. I’m hoping to be able to update you monthly on upcoming activities both internal and external to our department to make sure everyone is aware of at least some of the myriad activities out there. I have no involvement/personal stake in any of the listed activities.


External CPD Activities 

Clinical Courses:

  1. CAEP –AIME – Airway Interventions & Management in Emergencies. Hands on course to enhance your airway skills. Advanced and Awake courses take place in Halifax and use high quality cadavers for training. Requires registration on CAEP website.https://caep.ca/cpd-courses/. May 26, 27 (Toronto) (Full, can be put on waitlist).  AIMEadvanced September 10 (Halifax) (Full, can be put on waitlist). AIME awake Sept 9th(Halifax). Different rates for CAEP and non CAEP members
  2. https://imagesim.com/ – An online repository of pediatric images (xray, US, etc) and cases used for resident or faculty education. Different “packages” can be purchased and you have access for 2 years to the particular images/cases. Based out of SickKids in Toronto.
  3. CAEP – Geriatric EM – mix of video modules and then live virtual course on May 27th. Register https://caep.ca/cpd-courses-2/geri_em/.
  4. CAEP “National Grand Rounds” –https://caep.ca/cpd-courses-2/caep-national-grand-rounds/
  5. The Resus Course – 2 day course. Hands on training in resuscitation topics in Halifax. July 27/28, Aug 26, Oct 5/6 organized by Dr. James Gould in Halifax, NS (Dal EM). Contact at [email protected] or go directly to www.theresuscourse.com
  6. Trauma Resuscitation in Kids (TRIK) – In person simulation courses held over two days with focus on pediatric trauma management. June 16-17 (Montreal).https://cpd.royalcollege.ca/product?catalog=TRIK
  7. Resuscitative TEE – 1 or 2 day simulation course on using TEE in the emergency setting. Held across the world, mostly as pre course offerings for various conferences. Please see website for details. https://www.resuscitativetee.com/workshop
  8. SRPC (Society of Rural Physicians of Canada)- Opportunities for rural (SHC/CCH) physicians to expand skill set beyond comprehensive primary care (such as Emergency Medicine!). Can apply for up to 30 days of training reimbursed at up to 1000 per day plus costs. https://srpc.ca/advanced-training. Can also apply to be a preceptor. https://srpc.ca/event-5203406


  1. CAEP National conference – May 28-31. Toronto. Requires registration
  2. ICEM (International Conference on Emergency Medicine) – June 13-16, 2023.https://icem2023.com/ Taking place in Amsterdam.
  3.  EUSEM – European Emergency Medicine Congress – September 17-20 in Barcelona, Spain. An international conference on Emergency Medicine. Early bird registration until June 7th. https://eusemcongress.org/
  4. ACEP – American College of Emergency Physicians – Oct 9-12 in Philadelphia. International conference on Emergency Medicine. https://www.acep.org/sa.


Administrative/Leadership/Faculty Development/Education:

  1. Dalhousie CPD – NB Medical Education Forum May 11-12. Setting Up For Success in the NB Clinical Teaching and Learning Environment. Being held in Saint John at the Trade and convention centre. Melanie sent an email on April 21 with agenda and contact details
  2. Dalhousie Faculty Development – Numerous online Faculty development talks, typically 1-2 hours in May and June. Topics include Medical Education, preparation for academic promotion, EDIA, etc. https://medicine.dal.ca/departments/core-units/cpd/faculty-development.html
  3. Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) – Through Joule (affiliated with CMA). Currently being redesigned to “better align with advocacy priorities and support physicians in driving system level change”. Current offerings include a variety of online leadership courses “Leading change” (June 8-9). https://joulecma.ca/learning/physician-leadership-institute?_gl=1*d7fypw*_ga*MTcxNjY1Njc0Mi4xNjcwOTQ1MDIz*_ga_91NZ7HZZ51*MTY3ODM3MjMzNS45LjAuMTY3ODM3MjMzNS42MC4wLjA.

“Home Grown” EMSJ CPD

  1. CanPoCUS – https://www.canpocus.com
    1. Core – Saint John –  May 12th
    2. IP School – Saint John – May 13th
    3. Resuscitation – St Johns, NFLD – June 17-18th
    4. CanPoCUS Fest Advanced – Moncton – Sept 22-23rd
    5. PEMPoCUS – Saint John – Nov 23-24th
  2. The EMR Course
    1. Places still available 2023 for self directed
  3. EMSJ Sim
    1. Sim Debrief course “The Basics”– June 15 – 16, registration currently open.



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