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4th Annual IWK Emergency Department Research Day

The 4th Annual IWK Emergency Department Research Day will take place on Wednesday April 10th, 2019 from 9am to 4pm. The keynote presentation will take place from 9am – 10am (Dept. of Pediatrics Grand Rounds) in the IWK Cineplex Theatre (2nd Floor Children’s Building) and research presentations will begin at 1030am in the Weather Watch Room located in the Victoria General Hospital site (5th floor of the Dickson Building). The day will include presentations from staff, students and trainees, as well as our Keynote speaker, Dr. Sarah Gander, Pediatrician (Horizon Health Network).  
We are honored to welcome Dr. Sarah Gander as this year's Keynote Speaker. Dr. Gander’s experience and interests include research in Social Pediatrics, Adult Education and Public Health. Dr. Gander chairs the New Brunswick Social Pediatrics Research Program and is the Acting Chair for the Board of Directors on R.E.C.A.P. (Centre for Research, Education & Clinical Care of At-Risk Populations).
Lunch and refreshments will be provided. For catering purposes we will require you to register.

Mark your calendars to attend on Wednesday April 10th, 2019 and make sure to RSVP with Leigh Thibideau (Leigh.Thibideau@iwk.nshealth.ca) before it is full!

 

2nd Annual IWK Emergency Department Research Day

After the overwhelming success of the first ever IWK Emeregency Department Research Half-Day in 2016, the second annual event will be expanded to be a full day full of exciting presentations by our staff, students and trainees as well as our Keynote Speaker, Mr. Steven Carrigan from Health Data Nova Scotia.

Mark your calendars to attend on Wednesday April 12th, 2017 and make sure to RSVP with Leigh Thibideau (Leigh.Thibideau@iwk.nshealth.ca) before it is full!

 

Halifax sends first team to Haiti as part of Broken Earth

Broken Earth is an organization of volunteers from across Canada who are dedicated to providing sustained medical relief in Haiti, while helping to rebuild their health care system. Along with emergency physician Dr. Steve Curry and emergency medicine resident Dr. Nick Sowers, we covered the emergency department of Bernard Mevs Hospital from Nov 16-22, 2013. It was humbling to work in an environment of such scarcity and to manage medical conditions we had never before experienced such as cholera, typhoid and end-stage complications of HIV. 

 

Code Orange Exercise

Emergency department staff and physicians put their skills to the test on mock Code Orange exercise, responding to a simulated chemical disaster. Code Orange describes an emergency response to an external disaster that requires the IWK Health Centre to accept multiple causalities. The IWK Health Centre has established a decontamination unit; it's fully operational within 10 minutes of notification, and is now used as a model to other health care centres throughout the province as they begin to establish their own decontamination units.