EMSJ CPD Recommendations

 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 – Updated for January 2023


  1. CAEP -AIME – registration open for AIME (March 1 or March 2). Requires registration on CAEP website. https://caep.ca/cpd-courses/. AIME advanced Jan 28 and April 20 (both full but can be put on waitlist). AIME awake April 19. Different rates for CAEP and non CAEP members
  2. CAEP National conference – May 28-31. Toronto. Requires registration
  3. EMU – Emergency Medicine Update – April 26-28 Toronto. https://emupdate.ca/. 3 day in person conference with updates to clinical medicine.
  4. ICEM (International Conference on Emergency Medicine) – June 13-16, 2023.https://icem2023.com/ Taking place in Amsterdam.
  5. Annual Update in EM – Feb 25-28th – Whistler, BC. Arranged by UofT DEM.https://www.cpd.utoronto.ca/whistler/.
  6. EM cases Summit – Feb 2-4, 2023. Virtual, based out of Toronto on the “EM cases” group.https://emcasessummit.com/
  7. SRPC Rural and Remote Conference. in Niagara , April 20-22 2023. https://srpc.ca/rr2023
  8. PEM Review Course – Banff, Alberta, Jan 26-Jan 28th. Can attend virtually or in person.https://emo.simplesignup.ca/en/11845/index.php?m=eventSummary
  9. 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.
  10. CAEP – Geriatric EM – mix of video modules and then live virtual course on May 27th. Register https://caep.ca/cpd-courses-2/geri_em/.
  11. CAEP “National Grand Rounds” – Overcoming organizational Shame” by Dr’s Sara Gray, and Dr. Dawn Lim. Jan 25th at 1500 atlantic. https://caep.ca/cpd-courses-2/caep-national-grand-rounds/
  12. CAEP/BEEM Journal Club rounds – “Chest pain in the ED – High risk or not, what do I do?” Wednesday Jan 18 @ 1500 Atl. https://caep.ca/beem-caep-rural-journal-club/
  13. Dalhousie – 48th Annual Dalhousie Spring Refresher – Emergency Medicine – can be in person (Halifax) or virtual. 2 day event. April 21 and 22. Registration not yet open.https://medicine.dal.ca/departments/core-units/cpd/conferences.html


Administrative/Leadership/Faculty Development/Education:

  1. Dalhousie CPD – “What if I say the wrong thing? Integrating EDIA into teaching” Online session, need to register: https://medicine.dal.ca/departments/core-units/cpd/faculty-development.html. Jan 24 5:30-7:00
  2. Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) – Through Joule (affiliated with CMA). Have a number of online leadership courses in the new year including: “Leadership starts with self-awareness”, “leadership for medical women”, “building and leading teams” “leading change” and “leading sustainable health systems”. There are also some “on demand” courses available as well. I think you need to be a CMA member to access the PLI courses. https://joulecma.ca/learning/physician-leadership-institute?_gl=1*ktqf2z*_ga*MTcxNjY1Njc0Mi4xNjcwOTQ1MDIz*_ga_91NZ7HZZ51*MTY3MDk0NTAyMy4xLjEuMTY3MDk0NTA0OC4zNS4wLjA
  3. CAEP – Better Together: moving towards Gender Equity in Emergency Medicine. https://caep.ca/cpd-courses-2/women-in-em-gender-equity/. April 5, 18th, and 25th at 8pm Atlantic.Online course designed to give physicians foundational knowledge in how female and non-binary trainees and physicians experience discrimination throughout medical training and in practice.

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