EMS Research Day Schedule

Time Item Speaker

Introduction and Opening Remarks

Welcome from Dalhousie University, Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of EMS

MC Tyler MacCuspic, ACP

Alix Carter, MD MPH


Welcome from Department of Emergency Medicine

Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Kirk Magee, BSc MD MSc  

Judah Goldstein,


Dr. Edward J Cain Distinguished Scholar Keynote

“Guiding the Future of Paramedicine Through Research…Maybe”

Walter Tavares, ACP PhD
Investigating the Effects of Mind-Body Practices on the Stress Response of Undergraduate Paramedic Students: A Pilot RCT Joel Marriott, B Paramed RP
Adverse Health Effects Related to Shift Work Patterns and Work Schedule Tolerance in EMS Personnel: A Scoping Review Jennifer Barth, ACP BSc (Paramedicine)
Establishing Consensus on Emergency Department Interventions that Could be Conducted in Sub-acute Care Settings for Non-emergent Paramedic Transported Visits: A RAND/UCLA Modified Delphi Study Ryan Strum, ACP PhD(c)
Predictors of Hyperkalemia Among Chronic Hemodialysis Patients Transported to the Emergency Department Karthik Tennankore, MPH MD
Predictors of Survival Among Adult Traumatic Cardiac Arrest Patients in Nova Scotia: A Retrospective Analysis Michael Hannah, RIM Student
1430-1440 A Chart Review to Assess the Use of Opioid and Non-opioid Analgesia during Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Interfacility Transfer (IFT) Rebecca Butler, RIM Student
Greetings from EHS Andrew Travers, MD FRCPC
Greetings from EMC Jan Jensen, ACP MAHSR
Influence of Underlying Palliative Diagnosis on Call Outcome of Treat-in-place Versus Transport 
Jacqueline Hiob, MD
Rurality and frailty: What are the Impacts, Benefits and Outcomes of Paramedic Palliative Care?     Alix Carter, MPH MD
A Mixed Methods Study of a Paramedic Fall Referral Program Judah Goldstein, PCP PhD
Discrete-Event Simulation of the Acute Ischemic Stroke Treatment Process from Stroke Onset to Hospital Arrival Gizem KOCA, MSc
The State of the Evidence for Prehospital Stroke Scales: An Analysis of Appraised Research From the Prehospital Evidence-based Practice Program Yves Leroux, MD
1540-1550 Break  
1550-1600 Stirred, not Shaken: Canadian Paramedic Service Organizations’ Response to COVID-19 Ron Bowles, ACP PhD
1600-1610 Effect of COVID-19 on the Operational Realities of the Non-urban Canadian Paramedic J Chris Smith, HBSc MSc(c) ACP
1610-1620 Comparing the First Pass Success Rate of the KING LT & the i-gel Airway Devices in New Brunswick Paramedics Pat Price, RIM Student
1620-1630 A Population-based Study on the Epidemiology of Firearm-related Injury in Nova Scotia Manolhas Karkada, RIM Student

Judge Deliberation, Awards Presentation, & Closing Remarks

Drs. Stewart and Carter