EMS Research Day

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.”