North York General Emergency Medicine Update

Emergency Medicine Update 2019
May 1 - 3, 2019

“This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians. You may claim a maximum of 16.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).”

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 16.50 Mainpro+ credits.  (May 1 - 6.15 hours          May 2 - 5.45 hours          May 3 - 4.5 hours)


2019 Conference Schedule

May 1st

Emergency Medicine Update - Day 1 See a detailed description and register online.

May 2nd

Emergency Medicine Update - Day 2. See a detailed description and register online.

May 3rd

Emergency Medicine Update - Day 3 See a detailed description and register online.

2019 Pre-Conference

ACLS Renewal

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is an instructor-led advanced course, builds on the foundation of basic life (BLS) skills. The course is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. Providers who take an ACLS renewal course must have a current BLS course completion card, and complete the mandatory Precourse Self-Assessment. The renewal course is not suited for people who have not completed an ACLS Certification course.


The Airway Interventions and Management in Emergencies (AIME) course has been providing valued and practical hands-on airway management learning experiences for clinicians around the world for over 16 years. AIME educators are experienced (and entertaining) clinical instructors who understand the varied work environments of practising clinicians.


2 -day CASTED: Emergency is the 'hands-on' ED orthopedics course specifically designed for ED physicians and staff.


EDE is Canada’s premier Point-of-Care ultrasound course, and is fully endorsed by the Canadian Point-of-Care Ultrasound Society (CPOCUS). Graduates can therefore enter the CPOCUS certification pathway. EDE now INCLUDES the Thoracic Applications mandated by CPOCUS for their CORE certification.


EDE 2 is the most popular advanced point-of-care ultrasound course in Canada. Full day of scanning. Over 20 applications. Emphasis on learning image generation and image interpretation. Cutting-edge, interactive pre-course modules. Two full days of CME points. Course manual is “Essentials of Point-of-Care Ultrasound”, print book and iBook.


EDIPUS- Emergency Department Interventional Pain Ultrasonography. This pre-conference course will build on the emergency physician’s existing competencies and allow emergency practitioners to employ US guided techniques to achieve rapid targeted control of a patient’s pain and procedure related discomfort, sparing the use of opioids acutely and chronically.


HIC is an intense, one day program focused explicitly on advanced vascular access & the management of critically ill, hypotensive patients. Interactive by design, HIC consists of a combination of lectures and small group, hands on sessions using simulation mannequins.



NYG's Emergency Medicine Update is excited to launch EMU 365! Videos of some of our premier plenary speakers will be released periodically to bring you Emergency Medicine Update, year round! Be a part of our growing community and keep up-to-date with the latest from some of the greatest speakers in Emergency Medicine.

EMU 2019 - May 1st - 3rd, 2019. Registration is now open!

Emergency Cardiology 2018

Amal Mattu

Ortho Pearl #3

Arun Sayal

Paediatric Panel

Farhan Bhanji, Anthony Crocco, Angelo Mikrogianakis

EMU Faculty

Salim Rezaie, MD

Founder REBEL EM and REBEL Cast\

Emergency Physician
Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians

Dr. Salim Rezaie  completed his medical school training at Texas A&M Health Science Center, and continued his medical education with a combined Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine residency at East Carolina University.  Currently, he is working as a community emergency physician at Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians (GSEP), where he is the director of clinical education.  Salim is also the creator and founder of REBEL EM and REBEL Cast, a free, critical appraisal blog and podcast that try to cut down knowledge translation of research to bedside clinical practice

Amal Mattu, MD

Vice Chair Emergency Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Mattu completed an emergency medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, after which he completed a teaching fellowship with a special focus on emergency cardiology. Since joining the faculty at the University of Maryland in 1996, he has developed an academic niche in emergency cardiology and electrocardiography, and he also enjoys teaching and writing about other topics such as emergency geriatrics, faculty development, and risk management. He currently is a tenured professor and Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He lives near Annapolis, Maryland with his wife and three kids.

Sarah Reid, MD

Assistant Professor
University of Ottawa
Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine Departments

Sarah Reid completed her Pediatric Residency and Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) Fellowship at CHEO in Ottawa.  She is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the University of Ottawa, and a Clinical Investigator at the CHEO Research Institute.  Her main academic interest lies in improving the care of children seen in general emergency departments across Canada.  She is Editor and Ontario Lead for Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (, and PEM Educator for the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Emergency Medicine Review Course.  Dr. Reid is involved in a number of research projects dealing with pediatric concussion and mental health care and serves on the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Shirley Lee, MD

Emergency Physician
Ottawa Hospital
CMPA Physician Advisor

Dr. Shirley Lee is a Physician Advisor at the Canadian Medical Protective Association and an Emergency physician at the Ottawa Hospital. She is an Associate Professor, DFCM, at the University of Toronto. She has been a passionate medical educator for over 20+ years. Her education interests focus on supporting physician practices to optimize safe medical care delivery and patient safety across Canada.

Eric Letovsky, MD

Chief of Emergency Medicine
Trillium Health Partners

Dr. Eric Letovsky is a graduate of Yale university and completed Medicine at McGill. He is the Chief of the Emergency Medicine Program at Trillium Health Partners, which consists of the Emergency Departments at the Credit Valley Hospital and the Mississauga Hospital, as well as the Urgent Care Centre at the Queensway Health Centre. He is the Director of the Division of Emergency Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Toronto, where he is a Full Professor in the Faculty of Medicine.

Carolyn Snider, MD

Chief of Emergency
St. Michael's Hospital

Dr. Carolyn Snider is the Chief of the Emergency Department at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.  She was a Scientist at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, an Associate Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Community Health Sciences and a Staff Emergency Physician at the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Snider’s research focuses on the development, implementation and evaluation of interventions for youth injured by violence. Importantly, Dr. Snider harmonizes her work with a full life outside the hospital and university. She is a very happy mother, wife, traveler, singer, reader, cook and gym-goer.



Sara Gray, MD

Emergency Physician
St. Michael's Hospital

Dr. Sara Gray is cross-trained in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. She works in both areas at St. Michael's Hospital and is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. Her academic interests include patient safety and knowledge translation, and specifically how to optimize the care of critically ill patients in the ED. Her most important achievements are her kids, who don’t care what she does at work all day, but who appreciate her chauffeuring skills and her sense of humour.

Dr. Glaucomflecken

Stand Up Comedian

Dr. Glaucomflecken has been writing satire for years with Gomerblog, covering a wide variety of medical and surgical specialties.  In addition to writing, Dr. Glaucomflecken is also an accomplished academic speaker, delivering a variety of CME accredited talks.

Anthony Crocco, MD

Division Head & Medical Director
Pediatric Emergency Department
McMaster Children's Hospital

Dr. Anthony G. Crocco is the Division Head & Medical Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at McMaster Children's Hospital as well as Associate Professor at McMaster University. Anthony has taught with DevelopingEM, BEEM (Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine), is a recurring guest with the Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine podcast and runs the website Sketchy EBM.

EMU 2019 - Fairmont Royal York Hotel

EMU 2019 Hotel reservation                   

A block of rooms have been arranged at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.  A special conference rate of $279 (Canadian) per night plus taxes, single/double occupancy has been arranged for registrants who book before March 28, 2019.

For Reservations:

Telephone: Call the Fairmont Reservations Department at 1-800-663-7229 or our Global Reservations Centre at 1-800-441-1414.  It is recommended that callers identify themselves as being with the conference group NYG Emergency Medicine or quote the group code NYGE0419_001 for ease of booking.

Or book online:

Vist the Fairmont Royal York Website for additional hotel information.

** Please note not all Preconference courses are at the Fairmont Royal York.