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SGEM Xtra: ASMUQ Scientific Conference

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Conferences, Featured, Podcasts | 0 comments

Date: October 18th, 2017 Thank you to the organizing committee for inviting me to Montreal to present at the ASMUQ annual conference. It was wonderful to see existing friends and make a few new friends. The first talk was called The Medical Myth Menace.  It addressed six emergency medicine myths by reviewing six recent publications. For each myth some background information was provided, a specific clinical question was asked, the P.I.C.O. (population, intervention, control/comparison, outcome) was reviewed, key results given, the bottom line stated and how you could apply this information clinically. The presentation had a Star Was theme and started with a video crawler in French. Clink on the thumbnail to watch the movie crawler opening. Thank you to Marcel Emond from SGEM Global French for translating the English into French. The six emergency medicine myths came from six previous SGEM episodes. Here are the...

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Posted by on Oct 15, 2017 in Conferences, Featured, Podcasts | 0 comments

Date: October 15th, 2017 I had the privilege to present a plenary talk at the Saskatchewan Emergency Medicine Annual Conference (SEMAC). It was held in the majestic Delta Hotel in Saskatoon. Thank you to Dr. James Stempien, Dr. Paul Olszynski and the organizing committee for inviting me and showing me such hospitality.   The plenary talk was entitled Going On-Line to Meet your Continuing Medical Education (CME) Needs. It tried to answer why we need to go on-line and how to go on-line. Why we go on-line to meet our CME needs is because there is a knowledge translation problem. It can take over ten years for high-quality, clinically relevant information to reach the patients bedside. This is far too long in the age of social media and we want patients to get the best care based on the best evidence. Ultimately we want...

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SGEM Xtra: CALS Conference on Rural Emergency Care

Posted by on Sep 30, 2017 in Conferences, Featured, Podcasts | 0 comments

Date: Sept 30th, 2017 I had the pleasure of presenting at the CALS Conference on Rural Emergency Care held in beautiful Minneapolis, Minnesota yesterday.  Thank you to Dr. Todd Grant and the conference committee for inviting me. Everyone made me feel very welcome. The keynote address was called Looking Back/Looking Ahead. I was asked to look back over my career providing rural emergency care and look ahead to the future of rural emergency care. There were five objectives to the presentation: 1) Define Evidence Based Medicine (EBM): “The conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients.”  (David Sackett et al BMJ 1996). The evidence based medicine triad can be illustrated in a Venn diagram. EBM encourages the health care professionals to use their clinical judgment. It also includes the patients values and preferences. The third part of the...

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SGEM Xtra: Ian Stiell – Legend of Emergency Medicine

Posted by on Aug 6, 2017 in Conferences, Featured, Podcasts | 2 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM Xtra Ian Stiell Date: July 13th, 2017 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Ian Stiell is Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa. He is internationally recognized for his research in emergency medicine with a focus on the development of clinical decision rules. Ian is best known for the development of the Ottawa Ankle Rules and Canadian C-Spine Rule, and as the Principal Investigator for the landmark OPALS Studies for pre-hospital care. Legends of Emergency Medicine: This is the forth episode in the summer series of SGEM Xtras called Legends of Emergency Medicine. These episodes highlight some of the pioneers and leaders of our specialty.  I hope these episodes will give the next generation of emergency physicians access to some super stars in our field via social media. The format of the show will be similar. We will start by finding out some a non-medical thing about the...

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SGEM Xtra: FeminEM – Stronger Together

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Conferences, Featured, Podcasts | 2 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM Xtra FeminEM Date: June 20th, 2017 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Dara Kass is an Emergency Physician, mother of three, wife of one and champion for the evolution of women in medicine. She is also the Editor in Chief of FeminEM (Females in Emergency Medicine). This is an SGEM Xtra so we will not be doing a structured critical review of a recent paper trying to cut the knowledge translation window down for over 10 years to less than one year using the power of social media. The next episode of the SGEM will be a formal critical appraisal of a recent publication. Five Questions about FeminEM Why FeminEM? What is FeminEM? What is your Story? What is FIX2017? What are the Ultimate Goals of FeminEM? Listen to the podcast on iTunes to hear Dr. Dara Kass discuss these questions with...

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SGEM Xtra: IAEMC 2017 #Puravida

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Conferences, Featured, Podcasts | 0 comments

Date: June 14th, 2017 I had the pleasure of presenting at the Intra America Emergency Medicine Conference (#IAEMC17) held in Costa Rica last month. Thank you to Dr. Manrique Umana for inviting me and the conference organizers for putting on such an amazing  and educational event. I had a fantastic time meeting so many wonderful people from South, Central and North America. I gave two talks during the conference and promised that all the material would be available for free as part of the FOAMed movement. Talk I: Knowledge Translation in the Digital Age The first talk was on knowledge translation (KT) in the digital age. It has been said that it can take 17 years for 14% of research to reach the patients’ bedside (Morris et al 2011). A number of examples of the KT problem were provided. The Pathman Leaky Pipe Model was used to illustrate...

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