EMS Research Day

13th Annual EMS Research Day

Thursday, October 14th, 2021
Presented Virtually Via Zoom

1st CALL FOR ABSTRACTS


The organizing committee is accepting abstracts for presentation

You are invited to submit abstracts NO LATER THAN Midnight on August 9th, 2021

Only Completed EMS/Paramedic Services Research Projects formats will be considered for presentation.

Please submit abstracts (Word Format only) to: ems@dal.ca
Each abstract must contain:
1. Introduction
2. Methods
3. Results
4. Conclusions
•    Only EMS relevant topics will be considered, due to the volume of applications.
•    Abstracts must be typed (using 12 point Times New Roman font), single-spaced.
•    The maximum length for abstracts is 300 words and text should be left-justified.
•    Abbreviations should be kept to a minimum, and defined when first used.
•    Paramedic presenters will be given certificates for re-licensure credit.

Any questions or concerns? Please Email ems@dal.ca

12th Annual EMS Research Day

in conjunction with the Dalhousie University, Department of Emergency Medicine

East Coast Emergency Medicine Research Series (Online)
October 27th, 2020

The 12th Annual EMS Research Day was held on Tuesday, October 27th, 2020. There were 178 paramedics, physicians, educators, management and others with a keen interest in EMS research were in attendance. The Keynote Speaker was John Taplin, ACP, BA (ECONOMICS), MSC. An Advanced Care Paramedic with Alberta Health Services EMS, Research Analyst in the Health Technology Assessment Unit at O’Brien Institute for Public Health.  John Taplin has his MSC in Community Health Sciences, specializing in health economics at University of Calgary.  The topic for the Dr. Edward J Cain Distinguished Scholar Keynote was “Health Economics and EMS: Evaluating Effectiveness.”

Eleven studies were presented and the awards went to: Dr. Alix Carter for the Top Research Award with “Paramedics providing palliative care at home program associated with increase in days at home and home deaths: a pre-post implementation analysis” and J. Chris Smith for the Ron Stewart Top Paramedic Research Award with “Leveraging paramedic data for temporal monitoring and modelling of opioid and other intoxicant use.”

11th Annual EMS Research Day

The 11th Annual EMS Research Day was held on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019. Over 100 paramedics, physicians, educators, management and others with a keen interest in EMS research were in attendance. The Keynote Speaker was Ian Drennan. Ian Drennan is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital completing a collaborative program in resuscitation sciences. He works as an advanced care paramedic with York Region Paramedic Services and an instructor with Sunnybrook Centre for Prehospital Medicine. Ian also holds a part-time faculty position in the health sciences department at Georgian College.

Fourteen studies were presented and the awards went to: Dr. Alix Carter for the Top Research Award with “Essential elements to implementing the Paramedics Providing Palliative Care at Home Program: An application of the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR).” and William McQuaid for the Ron Stewart Top Paramedic Research Award with “Paramedic Interventions and Adverse Patient Events During Prolonged Interfacility Ground Transport in a Pharmacoinvasive Model of STEMI Care.” The “People’s Choice Award” went to Lyon Kengis, for his poster entitled “Evaluating paramedics comfort, confidence, and cultural competency in providing care to trans populations in a provincial ambulance system.”