The Hospital for Sick Children's 13th Annual Paediatric Emergency Medicine Conference offers an engaging exchange of knowledge, ideas and innovations with expert faculty and evidence-based clinical applications to direct your practice. I think what makes our conference different is the level of engagement with faculty, the small group learning environment and hands-on practice of critical skills. This year, we are delighted to have three superb keynote speakers:
- Dr. Damian Roland from University of Leicester in the UK, an international award winning speaker and innovator in use of social media and educational technology in the ED.
- Dr. Allan de Caen from University of Alberta, Stollery Children's Hospital, an expert in management of critically ill children and a key contributor to the revised 2015 AHA guidelines for paediatric resuscitation.
- Dr. Deborah Schonfeld from University of Toronto, SickKids leading in early recognition and management of sepsis in the ED.
We are also offering two hands-on pre-conference workshops: the inaugural Advanced Procedural and Resuscitation Skills in PEM, a competency-based workshop offering an opportunity to practice critical skills in paediatric emergency medicine in a simulated environment. As point-of-care ultrasound becomes more integral to emergency medicine, you can enhance your skills by participating in the Paediatric Ultrasound Workshop, which offers both beginner and intermediate training of specific paediatric ultrasound applications.
I look forward to meeting you November 2-4, 2016.
SUZAN SCHNEEWEISS MD, MEd, FRCPC
Chair, PEM Conference