Annual Research Day

23rd Annual Emergency Medicine Research Day

Call for Abstracts

The Department of Emergency Medicine is accepting abstracts for oral presentation at our Annual Research Day. Emergency Medicine Residents, Fellows, Faculty, Administration, Nurses, and Paramedics are invited to submit abstracts for research projects no later than March 18th, 2020. There will be NO late entries and abstracts not following submission instructions will be returned and required to resubmit by the deadline.

Selection Process: We have developed a process for abstract selection which includes a review of all abstract submissions by a panel of reviewers. Residents and fellows: please consult with your program director to see if you are required to present to meet your training requirements.

NOTE: Only completed studies from faculty and staff will be considered.

Abstracts must be typed using 12 point Times New Roman font, single-spaced.

Please submit abstracts (Word format only) to melissa.macdougall@dal.ca
They must contain, in order:
1. Introduction
2. Methods
3. Results
4. Conclusions

In addition:
-  The maximum length is to be 300 words as per CAEP guidelines
-  Each heading must be underlined
-  The text should be left-justified
-  Abbreviations should be kept to a minimum, and defined when first used.

*Please note that each presentation will be 7 minutes, plus 3 minutes for discussion.

*If your research abstract is chosen, you must present your research project in person.

Any questions or concerns should be addressed to Melissa MacDougall (902-494-2255 melissa.macdougall@dal.ca)

Save the Date!

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

2020 DR. JOHN ROSS DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR

Kathy Boutis MD, FRCPC, MSc

Dr. Kathy Boutis completed her medical school at the University of Toronto and completed her residency in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Boston Children’s hospital, Harvard University. She then joined the Department of Pediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children as an emergency physician and Clinician Investigator, during which time she completed a Master’s degree in Health Research Methods at McMaster University.

Dr. Boutis has become an internationally recognized thought leader in pediatric emergency medicine whose research has challenged dogma is transforming practice on the management of pediatric injuries. She also links her core research area to other key areas in academic pediatrics - child abuse, radiation exposure, and how trainees learn. Of note is her established work on learning curves and the interpretation of diagnostic images which beautifully combines scholarship in education theory, decision-making, and implementation science.

The strength of her work has been recognized in several publications, grants and awards, including the Terry Klassen National Research award, University of Toronto Physician Researcher Award for Scientific Accomplishments and CPD Award for Innovation in on-line education.

The 22nd Annual Emergency Medicine Research Day

The Emergency Department Annual Research Day was held on May 8, 2019 in Guild Hall at the Atlantica Hotel from 0900 to 1600. There were 17 presentations by residents, RIM students, physicians, paramedics and staff.   

We were honoured to welcome Dr. Riyad Abu-Laban as this year's "Dr. John Ross Distinguished Scholar".  Dr. Abu-Laban is an Emergency Physician at the Vancouver General Hospital, an Associate Professor and Research Director in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UBC.  Dr. Abu-Laban presented "The Evolution of Canadian Emergency Medicine Research."

The Dr. Doug Sinclair Resident Research Award was presented to two recipients this year, Dr. James Gould  for his presentation “Potential candidates for emergency department (ED) initiated extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) in a Canadian institution.” and Dr. Lucy Patrick for her presentation "Simulation-based Interprofessional Trauma Education for Pre-licensure Health Professions Students at Dalhousie University."

The Top Research Award was presented to Dr. Peter Vanberkel for his presentation “Determining Ambulance Destinations in the Presence of Offload Delay Using a Markov Decision Process.”

Special thank you to our judges for the day: Dr. Graham Bullock, Dr. Jason Emsley, and Dr. Patrick Fok.

The 21st Annual Emergency Medicine Research Day

The Emergency Department Annual Research Day was held on May 9, 2018 in the Commons Room at the Atlantica Hotel from 0800 to 1600. There were 26 presentations by residents, RIM students, physicians, paramedics and staff.  This year the event was live streamed.

The Dr. Doug Sinclair Resident Research Award was presented to Dr. Mandy Peach for “The ‘SHOC-ED’ Patient’: Does Point of Care Ultrasonography Improve Diagnostic Accuracy in Emergency Department Patients with Undifferentiated Hypotension?”

The Top Research Award was presented to Dr. David Petrie for “FLO on Flow: Front Line Ownership of Emergency Department, Hospital, and Health System Patient Flow – A Novel Approach to ED Overcrowding.”

Special thank you to our judges for the day: Dr. Janet Curran, Dr. Carl Jarvis and Dr. Michael Howlett.

The 20th Anniversary of Emergency Medicine Research Day

The Emergency Department Annual Research Day was held on May 10, 2017 in the Commons Room at the Atlantica Hotel from 0800 to 1500. There were 24 presentations by residents, RIM Students, physicians, paramedics and staff.

We were honoured to welcome Dr. Eddy Lang as this year's "Dr. John Ross Distinguished Scholar".  Dr. Lang is the Academic Department Head and a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, and the Clinical Department Head for Emergency Medicine, Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services.

The Dr. Doug Sinclair Resident Research Award was presented to Dr. Adam Harris for “ED Procedural Sedation in the Elderly”.

The Top Research Award was presented to Dr. Trevor Jain for “Comparison of UAV Technology versus no UAV Technology in Identification of Hazards at a MCI Scenario in Primary Care Paramedic Students”

Special thank you to our judges for the day: Dr. Sam Campbell, Dr. Michael Howlett and Dr. Andrew Travers.

Past Research Day winners

Winners from the past five (5) years:

Resident
 

Dr. Doug Sinclair Resident Research Award

Tim Ruggles Top CAT Award

Top Emerg Research Project
 

2019

Dr. Lucy Patrick for "Simulation-based Interprofessional Trauma Education for Pre-licensure Health Professions Students at Dalhousie University."

and

Dr. James Gould for "Potential Candidates for Emergency Department (ED) Initiated Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (ECPR) in a Canadian Institution." 

Not awarded in 2019 Dr. Peter Vanberkel for "Determining Ambulance Destinations in the Presence of Offload Delay Using a Markov Decision Process."
2018 Dr. Mandy Peach for "The 'SHOC-ED' Patient: Does Point of Care Ultrasonography Improve Diagnostic Accuracy in Emergency Department Patients with Undifferentiated Hypotension?"
Not awarded in 2018. Dr. David Petrie for "FLO on Flow: Front Line Ownership of Emergency Department, Hospital, and Health System Patient Flow - A Novel Approach to ED Overcrowding."
2017 Dr. Adam Harris for “ED Procedural Sedation in the Elderly”. Not Awarded in 2017. Dr. Trevor Jain for “Comparison of UAV Technology versus no UAV Technology in Identification of Hazards at a MCI Scenario in Primary Care Paramedic Students”.
2016 Dr. Jason Emsley "Development and Assessment of an Interdisciplinary Simulation Curriculum for Managing Medical Emergencies on Psychiatry Inpatient Floors" AND Dr. Kyle McGivery "Emergency Department Ultrasound in the Early Diagnosis of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure:  A Systematic Review and Meta Analysis" Not Awarded in 2016 Patrick Froese "Assessment of the Need for Diagnostic Imaging in Extremity Injuries by Advanced Care Paramedics"
2015 Dr. Allen Tran "Diagnosis and Emergency Department Length of Stay in Patients Admitted to the Internal Medicine Service"
Not Awarded in 2015 Dr. Paul Atkinson "Sonography in Cardiac Arrest: Real-Time Assessment and Evaluation with Sonography - Outcomes Network (REASON)"