EM Educators

EM Educators

Last NameFirst NameCityProvinceInstitution
AlaniSabrinaSt. John'sNewfoundlandMemorial University
BandieraGlenTorontoOntarioUniversity of Toronto
BondChrisCalgaryAlbertaUniversity of Calgary
CanersKylaMontrealQuébecMcMaster University
ChanTeresaMontrealQuébecMcMaster University
ChaplinTimKingstonOntarioQueen's University
CheungWarrenOttawaOntarioUniversity of Ottawa
ChungBrianVancouverBritish ColumbiaUniversity of British Columbia
DagnoneDamonKingstonOntarioQueen's University
DeshaiesJean-FrançoisSherbrookeQuébecUniversité de Sherbrooke
DixonAndrewEdmontonAlbertaUniversity of Alberta
DubrowskiAdamSt. John'sNewfoundlandMemorial University
FrankJasonOttawaOntarioUniversity of Ottawa
HallAndrewKingstonOntarioQueen's University
KamAprilMontrealQuébecMcMaster University
Kester-GreenNicoleTorontoOntarioUniversity of Toronto
KuuskneMartinMontrealQuébecMcGill University
LeBlancConstanceHalifaxNova ScotiaDalhousie University
MaireSébastienLavalQuébecUniversité Laval
McGrawBobKingstonOntarioQueen's University
McNeilGordCalgaryAlbertaUniversity of Calgary
MillerStephenHalifaxNova ScotiaDalhousie University
MilneKenKitchener-WaterlooOntarioWestern University
OlszynskiPaulSaskatoonSaskatchewanUniversity of Saskatchewan
OuelletIsabelleSherbrookeQuébecUniversité de Sherbrooke
PardhanAlimMontrealQuébecMcMaster University
ParsonsMichaelSt. John'sNewfoundlandMemorial University
PatockaCatherineCalgaryAlbertaUniversity of Calgary
PoitrasJulienLavalQuébecUniversité Laval
Raymond-DufresneElianeLavalQuébecUniversité Laval
RenoufTiaSt. John's NewfoundlandMemorial University
RogersPeterSt. John'sNewfoundlandMemorial University
RoseStuartCalgaryAlbertaUniversity of Calgary
SampselKariOttawaOntarioUniversity of Ottawa
SherbinoJonathanMontrealQuébecMcMaster University
StefanAlexandraTorontoOntarioUniversity of Toronto
StiellIanOttawaOntarioUniversity of Ottawa
WeersinkKristenKingstonOntarioQueen's University
WhiteMatthewKingstonOntarioQueen's University
WoodsRobSaskatoonSaskatchewanUniversity of Sasketchewan
YiuStellaOttawaOntarioUniversity of Ottawa

Sabrina Alani

Sabrina is a Research Assistant with the Disciplines of Emergency Medicine (EM) and Oncology at Memorial University of Newfoundland. In her role, she supplements the clinical research programs of both departments and has a keen interest in the expansion of high-quality research development and proliferation from EM Faculty. Her educational background consists of a Bachelor of Science (Honours) double major in Biology and Behavioural Neuroscience. Following her undergraduate degree she completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology and went on to conduct a Master of Science. Since joining the Discipline of EM she has worked alongside motivated EM faculty, residents and undergraduate medical students in the development of research on Point of Care Ultrasound, Communication Barriers between rural and urban Physicians, significant Traumatic Brain Injury via Crash 3 Trial, and Simulation in Medical education. She has co-authored simulation cases published in Cureus as well as the March 2015 edition of CAEP Feature Education Innovations on: Tuckamore Innovation and GEMeS (The effectiveness of direct and timely feedback by faculty to learners is often challenged by faculty cognitive biases, time constraints and concerns about harming their relationship with the learner). Sabrina has also been given the opportunity to accompany Drs. Dubrowski and Renouf in the conception, establishment and teaching of a Tuckamore Simulation Research Collaborative Fellowship program.

Research/Education interests

  • Simulation in Medical education (particularly low-fidelity simulation & innovations)
  • Educational clinical training in low resource contexts and global health partnerships
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Point-of-Care Ultrasound

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Glen Bandiera

Glen has been a CAEP member since 1997. He is currently on the CAEP Academic Section Education Working Group. For a project titled: Evaluating a new Canadian curriculum in ED ultrasonography: Do EM residents make the grade?, he was awarded a CAEP research grant in 2003.

Glen has undergraduate degrees in Engineering (Waterloo) and Medicine (McMaster) and a Graduate degree in Education (OISE/UT). He undertook an Emergency Medicine Residency with subspecialty training in Trauma Resuscitation at McMaster University, followed by ten years as a staff emergency physician and Trauma Team Leader at St. Michael’s Hospital. Glen is currently Chief of Emergency Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital and Associate Dean, PostGraduate Medical Education at the University of Toronto. He is an associate professor at the University of Toronto, and has published in the areas of trauma/injury prevention and medical education. Dr. Bandiera is currently the Chair of the Accreditation Committee of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, responsible for setting and monitoring the standards for almost 800 residency programs in 67 specialties across Canada. He is Chair-elect of the Royal College Specialty Committee for Emergency Medicine and Past President of the Canadian Association for Medical Education.

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Chris Bond

Chris is an emergency physician and clinical lecturer at the University of Calgary. He completed his MD training at the University of Alberta and CFPC-EM at the University of Saskatchewan.

He is currently the host of CAEP Casts (CAEPCAST) (Season 2), which highlights educational innovations from emergency medicine residency programs across Canada. His primary interests are using social media for knowledge translation and contributing to FOAM (Free open access medical education) via blogs and podcasts.


  • @socmobem


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Kyla Caners

Kyla has been a CAEP member since 2011. She is the co-author of the February 2016 Feature Education Innovation and is interviewed for CAEP CastCAEPCAST

Kyla is a PGY5 Emergency Medicine resident at McMaster University. She completed both her Bachelor of Science and her Medical Degree at the University of Manitoba. Kyla has also completed a fellowship in simulation and medical education at McMaster, and in the process, developed a simulation curriculum for the FRCP EM residents at McMaster. She is also the co-creator and co-Editor-in-Chief of the simulation bloemsimcases.com. This blog serves as a national collaboration for simulation education resources, including a database of peer-reviewed simulation cases.

Education Interests

  • Simulation
  • Curriculum Development

Research Interests

  • The use of simulation to improve inter-specialty communication and respect
  • Peer-led debriefing


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Teresa Chan

Teresa Chan has been a CAEP Member since 2008, when she first entered residency.  In 2010, she was awarded a CAEP Research Grant for her education project: Communication between Emergency Physicians and Consultants: A qualitative study to define a model for Teaching Junior Learners in the Emergency Department.

Teresa was awarded the Top Resident Research Abstract at CAEP 2012 (in Niagara Falls) for her abstract: Uunderstanding communication between emergency and consulting physicians: manifestations of conflict, conflict-prevention, and conflict-resolution.  In 2011, she won a Resident Research Award for her abstract: Understanding Communication Between Emergency and Consulting Physicians: A Qualitative Study that Defines the Essential Elements of a Referral-consultation. Also importantly, she is a starring member of the annual “Docs that Rock” band at CAEP’s national conference.

Teresa is a current CAEP Education Champion and a supporter of medical education. She co-authored the first Feature Education Innovations (Daily Faculty Evaluations) (CAEPCAST) and GEMeS (“Are the answers generated by interns [PGY1s] using information from a Google search comparable in accuracy to answers generated via online subscription-based library resources?“) and is a co-editor for both series.

Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at McMaster University and her research focusses on a number of different areas including: 1) Competency Assessments and Modelling in Residency Education and 2) Social Media Teaching & Learning. Read more about her research here in our CAEP Researcher Profile Series.


Research/education interests

  • Digital media and its interface with medical education (e.g. #FOAMed)
  • Needs for continuing education in practicing emergency health professionals
  • Competency Based Medical Education Implementation & Design.

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Tim Chaplin

Tim Chaplin has been a CAEP member since 2008. He is co-author of the April 2016 Feature Education Innovation and is interviewed for the CAEP Cast. CAEPCAST He received his MD and FRCPC in Emergency Medicine from Queen’s University during which time he completed a Fellowship in Reanimation and Resuscitation. He is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Queen’s University.

Tim’s educational interests include simulation-based education, curriculum design, and resuscitation medicine. He is an avid teacher and the director of both the innovative “Nightmares Course” for junior residents responding to in-patient calls, as well as the “Trauma Education Program” at Kingston General Hospital for resident Trauma Team Captains.

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Warren Cheung

Warren has been a CAEP member since 2009 and is the author of the December 2014 GEMeS Series submission titled: “Does the quality of emergency physician bedside teaching of residents correlate with clinical productivity?”

Warren is a staff physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Ottawa and an Education Research Fellow with the Academy for Innovation in Medical Education. He is also pursuing a Masters in Medical Education with a particular interest in examining the impact of repeated rater-trainee encounters on the quality of clinical performance assessments.


Research/Education Interests

  • Work Based Assessment
  • Rater Cognition
  • University of Ottawa Med Ed Journal Club

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Brian Chung

Brian has been a CAEP member since 1994, is a CAEP Education Champion and a member of the Academic Section Executive. He will be providing the October 30th Feature Education Innovation which is also available on  CAEPCAST.

Brian is originally from Toronto and he graduated from medical school at the University of Toronto in 1984. He completed his first year of Family Medicine residency at North York General and his second year at Women’s College Hospital. After 3 years in practise, Brian returned to do the Royal College Emergency Medicine residency at Queen’s University in Kingston in 1989 and graduated in 1992.

Brian’s first staff position was at the Ottawa Civic Hospital from 1992-1994. Since then, he has been in full time emergency medicine practise at Vancouver General Hospital, and director of the Royal College residency program since 1998.


  • 2014 Royal College Program Director of the Year

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Damon Dagnone

Damon has been a CAEP member since 2000 and is a CAEP Education Champion. Damon is co-author and one of the lead innovators for April’s Feature Education Innovations, titled: Competency-based Assessment of Resuscitation Skills by Simulation-based OSCE using the Queen’s Simulation Assessment Tool (QSAT).

He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Queen’s University where he is immersed in numerous Simulation-based teaching activities such as the Simulation Olympics (Director), Simulation-based Resuscitation Rounds (Jr & Sr Instructor), Simulation-based OSCE Assessment (Co-Lead), and Inter-professional Team Training Rounds (Lead).

Additionally, he is the CBME Faculty Lead for all 28 specialty postgraduate training programs at Queen’s University and the Co-Chair of the Simulation Olympiad track at the annual CAEP conference.  Damon has a Masters degree in Medical Education from the University of Dundee in Scotland and has had the opportunity to train with simulation experts at Harvard University and MIT in Boston.


  • Hagel C, Hall AK, Dagnone JD.  Simulation-based OSCEs for Emergency Medicine trainees – An advancement in competency-based assessment.  Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2015, In Press.
  • Hall AK, Dagnone JD, Lacroix L, Pickett W.  The development and validation of 10 simulation-based resuscitation OSCE stations for Emergency Medicine trainees.  Simulation in Healthcare, April 2015; 10(2): 98-105.
  • Dagnone JD, McGraw RM, Howes D, Messenger DK, Hall AK, Kaul T, Bruder E, Szulewski A, Chaplin T, O’Brien T.  How to Develop a Comprehensive Simulation-based Resuscitation Program in Emergency Medicine.  Medical Teacher, 2014; 1-6, Early Online.
  • Dagnone JD, Takhar A, Lacroix L.  The Simulation Olympics: A resuscitation-based simulation competition as an educational intervention. CJEM November 2012;14(6):363-368.

Research interests

  • The development and validation of competency-based assessment tools for EM trainees
  • The use of simulation and novel technologies for assessment and self-assessment
  • The Simulation Olympics as an educational intervention Transitioning to CBME at Queen’s University: Creating Capacity for Institutional Change


  • 2012 Queen’s Faculty of Health Sciences Education Award

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Jean-Francois Deshaies

Jean-Francois est l’auteur de la soumission de GEMeS pour janvier 2016, intitulé: « Est-ce que l’enseignement par la simulation est meilleur que la discussion à partir de cas en terme de gain de connaissances, rétention des connaissances et satisfaction. »

Diplomé en médecine de famille à l’université de Sherbrooke en 2004 et en compétence spéciale de médecine d’urgence en 2005, il travaille à l’urgence à temps plein depuis ce temps et depuis 2007 comme professeur adjoint au service de médecine d’urgence du département de médecine de famille et de médecine d’urgence de l’université de Sherbrooke. Il est directeur du service universitaire d’urgence depuis mars 2014. Il est impliqué tant en enseignement au prédoctoral qu’au postdoctoral en médecine de famille et médecine d’urgence et en formation complémentaire de médecine d’urgence. Il supervise d’ailleurs les résidents dans leur projet académique (recherche ou qualité de l’acte) depuis 2007. Il est aussi très impliqué en formation continue comme directeur d’atelier de technique en réanimation et co-directeur ACLS. Il s’investi aussi dans la gestion hospitalière, particulièrement dans les protocoles de soins et ordonnances collectives.

Intérêts principaux en enseignement/recherche

  • Procédures techniques en réanimation
  • Simulation
  • Trauma
  • Accessibilité aux soins
  • Efficacité des ordonnances collectives et protocoles


Jean-Francois is the author of the January 2016 GEMeS Series submission titled: “Is simulation-based teaching better than case-based teaching in terms of knowledge gain, knowledge retention and satisfaction.”

Jean-Francois graduated in family medicine at the University of Sherbrooke in 2004 and was certified for special competence in emergency medicine in 2005. He has been working full time in the emergency department since then, and since 2007 as Assistant Professor in the department of family medicine and emergency medicine at the University of Sherbrooke. He is faculty director of the emergency medecine service of the family medicine and emergency medicine department since March 2014. Jean-Francois is involved both in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching with resident in family medicine and emergency medicine, and additional training in emergency medicine. He also supervises the residents in their academic project (research and quality of care) since 2007. He is also very involved in CME as director of technical workshop in resuscitation and co-director of ACLS. He is also invested in hospital management, especially in collective prescription and protocols.

Main interests in teaching/research

  • Technical procedures in resuscitation
  • Simulation
  • Trauma
  • Access to care
  • Effectiveness of clinical pathway and collective prescription

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Andrew Dixon

Andrew Dixon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta, he is the past-Assistant Program Director for the Pediatrics Residency Program at the University of Alberta and currently the Program Director for Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Alberta.

Andrew received his MD and FRCPC in Pediatrics from the University of Manitoba.  He completed fellowship training Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

His educational interests include the use of simulation to improve resuscitative skills in pediatrics, including an interest in effective debriefing after simulation.  This interest has lead to consideration of debriefing after real world critical events with inclusion of the emotional reaction that these events create.  The product, TASK defusing in the emergency department, is presented as an educational innovation.  Andrew also has an interest in new methods for the instruction of pediatric fracture identification and management.

Andrew is also an active clinical researcher with interests in patient safety in the emergency department, evaluation of new technologies for diagnosis and patient expectations and education.

Education Interests

  • Use of simulation to improve resuscitative skills in pediatrics
  • Effective debriefing after simulation



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Adam Dubrowski

Adam Dubrowski obtained his PhD in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo in 2001 and joined the Wilson Centre for Research and Education in 2002 as a scientist, with an Assistant Professor appointment at the University of Toronto. He initially worked with the Department of Surgery and was the Director of the Centre for Research in Nursing Education at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing from 2007 onwards.  In 2009 he joined the SickKids Learning and Research Institutes and the Department of Pediatrics. He is now an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Emergency Medicine at Memorial University, providing leadership in the development of simulation research capacity. One of the early successes of this work has been co-building the Tuckamore Simulation Research Collaborative. The Collaborative is designed to increase research and scholarship capacity across various disciplines, schools and faculties at Memorial.  Outside of the university context, he chaired the Research Committee for the International Pediatric Simulation Society in 2010 and was subsequently voted the Vice-President of this society 2012. In this combined capacity an international Fellowship in Simulation Education and Research was founded.

One of Adam’s passions is to apply iterative design and utilization focused program design and evaluation models to re-develop simulation programs to suit unique needs and environments where simulation is not currently practiced.   Research/Education Interests Optimal use of simulation in medical education and training Acquisition of complex clinical skills, behaviours and attitudes Virtual learning environments (e.g., educational networking and serious and educational games)



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Jason Frank

Jason has been a CAEP member since 1997. He is a clinician-educator with a focus on all aspects of health profession training systems. He is currently on the CAEP Academic Section Education Working Group.

He currently holds roles of the Director, Specialty Education, Strategy and Standards in the Office of Specialty Education at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and theDirector of Educational Research & Development in the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa. An associate professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, he is cross-appointed to the Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa and the Department of Graduate Studies, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

He obtained his MD from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, and his FRCPC in Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto.  He has a Masters of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.  He has published and presented widely in medical education, where his research interests include: competency-based education, faculty development, program evaluation, and curriculum development.  He is known for his work with the Royal College on the CanMEDS Project since 1994, and as an award-winning teacher.

Jason was the recipient of the 2013 Council Award Honouring Outstanding Physicians, presented by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, to recognize physicians whose performance and expertise in their career has been exemplary.  He was the 2005 EM Teacher of the Year in Canada, an honour awarded by the Canadian Association for Emergency Physicians (CAEP), and the 2007 Meredith Marks new educator award winner from the Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME).  He was also a finalist for Canada’s Globe and Mail Top 40 Under 40 in 2011.

Jason lives in Ottawa with his wife Ruth, also a physician, and four sons.



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Andrew K. Hall

Andrew has been a CAEP member since 2008 and is a CAEP Education Champion.    Andrew is co-author of the April 2015 Feature Education Innovation and is interviewed for the CAEPCAST. He provided the GEMeS, titled “What non-traditional learning methods are current emergency medicine (EM) residents using and to what extent do they find these resources beneficial compared to more traditional modalities,” and is the co-author of the April 2016 GEMeS article, “What is the bedside ultrasound (US) learning curve of Emergency Medicine (EM) trainees, and when do they reach a performance plateau?”.

He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Queen’s University where he is a Simulation-based Resuscitation Rounds Instructor and runs the Simulation-based OSCE Assessment Program for EM residents.

Additionally, he is the CBME Lead for FRCPC-EM training program at Queen’s.  He has a Post-Graduate Certificate in Medical Education and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Medical Education through the University of Dundee in Scotland.

Research interests

  • The development and validation of competency-based assessment tools for EM trainees
  • The use of simulation and novel technologies for assessment and self-assessment.


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April Kam

April has been a CAEP member since 2008. She is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster Children’s Hospital.

April received her MD from McMaster University and completed her pediatrics residency and fellowship training in pediatric emergency medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She completed her Masters in Public Health, Health Promotion Stream, at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK.

In 2014, April Kam was recruited to become an CAEP Education Champion as part of the CAEP Academic Section Education Working Group’s efforts to facilitate the dissemination of expertise in education across Canada.   She co-authored the first Feature Education Innovations (Daily Faculty Evaluations) and GEMeS (Are the answers generated by interns (PGY1s) using information from a Google search comparable in accuracy to answers generated via online subscription-based library resources?)

April is the McMaster Evaluations Portfolio Lead for the Pediatric Postgraduate Education Committee.  In 2014, the Global Health Emergency Medicine Teaching Module published a curriculum that she co-developed on the topic of Pediatric Fevers  “An Approach to Fever without a Source in Infants and Children”.  In addition, she is the Chair and Research Director for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Research Oversight Committee (PEMROC), McMaster University.

Recent workshops

  • “Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in residencies: A tool for making more compassionate doctors” Associate for Medical Education in Europe (“AMEE”) 2014 Milan, Italy
  • “Faculty think tank on the Hidden Curriculum: Developing strategies for McMaster University” Annual Day in Faculty Development 2014 McMaster University

Recent posters/oral presentations

  • “Using Process Mapping in a Pediatric Emergency Department to Minimize Missed Urinary Tract Infections” International Conference on Emergency Medicine (“ICEM”) 2014 Hong Kong
  • “Multisource feedback in post-graduate medical education: Residencies and beyond”  2014 Ottawa Conference


Research/education interests

  • Child Advocacy and Global Health
  • Quality of Health Care Delivery in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Health Care Ethics

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Nicole Kester-Greene

Nicole has been a CAEP Member since 2007.  She is the author of our second Feature Education Innovation on simulation in neonatal resuscitation.

Nicole is clinician-teacher and associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto. She has extensive training in education from a simulation educators training course at Harvard Centre for Medical Simulation to Curriculum Development training at the University of Toronto. She has many leadership and administrative roles including Director of Emergency Medicine Simulation at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, coordinator of citywide Emergency Medicine rounds (a tri-divisional educational event), co-director of continuing education professional development (CEPD) rounds for the Department of Emergency Services at Sunnybrook, and co-chair of the University of Toronto Educators in Emergency Medicine (UTEEM) group.


Research Interests

  • Integrating simulation into existing educational curricula
  • Neonatal resuscitation simulation
  • Global advancement of education scholarship

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Martin Kuuskne

Martin has been a CAEP member since 2010 and a part of the Resident Executive Committee as the VP Public Affairs from 2012-2014 and President from 2014-2015. Martin contributed to the February 2016 Feature Education Innovation on EMSimCases.

He is currently a PGY5 in Emergency Medicine at McGill University and completed his Bachelors of Health Sciences and Medical Degree at McMaster University.   During his residency, Martin became interested in medical simulation as an educational tool and developed a simulation curriculum to enhance the educational activities of his residency program. He completed a fellowship in Health Sciences Education with a focus on simulation. His efforts during residency were recognized by being awarded the 2015 FMRQ Excelsior Award for involvement in resident education. He is the co-creator and co-Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Simulation blog emsimcases.com.

Educational Interests

  • In Situ Simulation
  • Learning Objectives
  • Technology

 Research Interests

  • The use of in situ simulation for quality assessment and improvement


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Constance LeBlanc

Dr. Constance LeBlanc, CCFP(EM), FCFP, MAEd Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development

I have had the privilege of providing clinical care in the Emergency Department for over 26 years. Throughout this time, I have also assumed other responsibilities including: director for UGME in Emergency Medicine, Director of PGME in Emergency Medicine, and Program Director for the CCFP(EM) for 8 years. I served as Chair of CME for the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians for six years and now sit on the CAEP Academic Emergency Medicine Committee.  I serve as the CAEP representative for the International Federation of Emergency Medicine representing Canada on both the Education and CPD Committees.

I enjoy outdoors sports and cooking and pride myself on my positive attitude!

Conne has been a CAEP Member since 1994. She is a member of the CAEP Academic Section Working Group on Education Scholarship and a speaker for CAEP EMR.

“I have had the privilege of providing clinical care in the Emergency Department for over 26 years. Throughout this time, I have also assumed academic responsibilities including director for UGME in Emergency Medicine, director of PGME in Emergency Medicine, and Program Director for the CCFP(EM) program at Dal for 8 years. I served as Chair of CME for the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians for 8 years and now sit on the CAEP Academic Emergency Medicine Committee.  During this time, I was fortunate to secure a grant from the CMPA to develop the Risky Business Roadshow in collaboration with the CMPA and develop the MSK and the Infectious Disease Roadshows funded by CAEP. I was a developer and speaker for the first iteration of the ED STAT Roadshow and now a speaker in the CAEP Review series.  

I serve as the CAEP representative for the International Federation of Emergency Medicine representing Canada on both the Education and CPD Committees. Currently, I am keeping busy in the ED and as Associate Dean for Continuing Professional Development at Dalhousie University.  

I enjoy outdoors sports and cooking and pride myself on my positive attitude!”  


Education/research interests

  • Hidden curriculum
  • Continuing professional development
  • Quality and safety
  • Choosing wisely
  • Revalidation and retesting
  • Flipped classroom

Constance is a Toxicology Speaker.

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Sébastien Maire

Professeur agrégé de clinique du département de médecine familiale et de médecine d’urgence de l’Université Laval, Sébastien travaille à temps plein comme clinicien-enseignant au CSSS Alphonse-Desjardins, CHAU Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis. Il est aussi Directeur du programme de médecine d’urgence spécialisée (5 ans) depuis 2012, après une année comme assistant au directeur de programme. Il a auparavant été directeur médical en médecine préhospitalière de sa région pendant trois années et a collaboré à la mise en place d’un hôpital de base en médecine préhospitalière et à l’instauration d’un système de télémétrie dans les ambulances.

Ses champs d’intérêts principaux sont les suivants

  • Préhospitalier
  • Cardiologie
  • Gestion-efficience-sécurité des patients
  • Echographie au département d’urgence


Associate clinical professor in the Department of Family and Emergency Medicine at Laval University, Sebastien is working full-time at the emergency department of the CSSS Alphonse-Desjardins, CHAU Hôtel-Dieu of Lévis, in Québec, as a clinical teacher. He is also the program director of the emergency medicine specialty (5 years program) since 2012. Before that, he was medical director of the regional  EMS and contributed with the implantation of a base hospital and a telemetry system.

Research/Education Interests:

  • Patient safety-management
  • Cardiology
  • EMS
  • Ultrasound in emergency medicine

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Bob McGraw

Bob McGraw has been a CAEP member since 1990. He is co-author of the April 2016 Feature Education Innovation and is interviewed for the CAEPCAST CAEP Cast.

He received his MD at the University of British Columbia in 1988, completed his fellowship training in Emergency Medicine at Queen’s University in 1995, and his Masters of Education at Queen’s University in 2000. His main area of academic interest is in simulation-based education, particularly as it applies to the learning and assessment of technical skills.

Bob led the team that designed the Queen’s University Clinical Simulation Centre and served as its Director from 2011-2016. He has an active role in teaching CRM skills to medical students, nursing students, residents and staff physicians. In collaboration with the Queen’s University School of Computing he has been part of a team that has been using Hand Motion Analysis to study learning curves in ultrasound guided central venous catheterization.

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Gord McNeil

Gord has been a CAEP member since 1997. He is featured in the November 2015 episode of CAEP Cast talking about the Feature Education Innovation submission from the University of Calgary.

He completed his MD with Honors in Medical Research at the University of Alberta and his FRCPC residency training at Queen’s University. Gord is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary, and practices adult and pediatric EM at the Foothills Medical Centre and the Alberta Children’s Hospital.

Gord is a former Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director at the University of Calgary and is currently their Simulation Director leading their Staff simulation Program.

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Stephen Miller

Stephen has been a CAEP Member since 2003. He is the current CAEP Education Champion for Dalhousie University and author of the November 2014 contribution to the GEMeS Series, “Can simulation-based medical education (SBME) with mastery learning  provide higher quality learning outcomes and result in improvements in patient care and patient safety?

Stephen is a staff physician at the Halifax Infirmary and Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is an assistant professor in Emergency Medicine and in the Division of Medical Education at Dalhousie University. He has recently completed his master’s in education which had a focus on simulation-based medical education and curriculum development. He has presented multiple medical education workshops on research involving feedback in medical education.  More recently, Stephen has been instrumental in the development of The Halifax Resuscitation Course, which is a mixed cadaveric/high fidelity simulation course for residents and faculty, and is co-directing the new Simulation Instructor Training Course being offered at Dalhousie University Medical School. He has been involved in revamping the ACES (Acute Critical Events Simulation) curriculum, and is a member of the Simulation Advisory Committee for the Sim ED Network at Dalhousie. He currently is the Medical Director for Simulation at Dalhousie EM.

Stephen has been the recipient of several awards and nominations for Undergraduate and Postgraduate EM teaching and has a particular interest in simulation with respect to undergraduate medical education that is administered in an interprofessional manner.


Research/Education Interests

  • Simulation-based EM
  • Postgraduate and Undergraduate medical education
  • Use of Sonography by emergency physicians

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Ken Milne

Ken Milne has been a CAEP Member since 1998. He received the CAEP Teacher of the Year Award (2013). His contributions to the CAEP community are immeasurable with respect to his talent, expertise, and professionalism in launching CAEP TV and CAEP Casts (CAEPCAST).

He is the host and creative talent behind both productions. He is a current member of CAEP Continuing Medical Education Committee. Ken is an Adjunct Professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University and part of BEEM: Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine at McMaster University. The Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine is his podcast dedicated to keeping emergency medicine physicians up to date on the latest to the field.


Research/Education Interests

  • Pediatric resuscitation
  • Disposition of rural patients with pulmonary embolism
  • Social media for knowledge translation

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Paul Olszynski

Paul has been a CAEP Member since 2009. He is our Feature Education Innovation contributer for January 2015, which also includes CAEP Cast 5 (CAEPCAST) and is titled: edus2. Emergency physician, Clinical Assistant Professor, and Director of ED Ultrasound in the Saskatoon Health Region, Paul has recently been appointed Director of Undergraduate Ultrasound Education (known more affectionately as ‘u/s-guided med ed’) at the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. As the recently appointed, Director of Ultrasound-Guided Medical Education, he is responsible for the development, implementation and delivery of undergraduate ultrasound-guided learning and training, which includes both administrative duties and direct instruction. Paul dove into clinician performed ultrasound shortly after completing residency training and hasn’t looked back. Now a bedside instructor for both basic and advanced ultrasound courses, co-developer of an ultrasound simulator for use in Critical Care Simulations, and equipped with a Masters in Education Administration, he is excited about advancing Clinician Performed Ultrasound at the University of Saskatchewan.

Recent Conference Presentation

  • Plenary Speaker – Sound Use of Simulation (Diagnostic Imaging Track) at the CAEP Annual Conference (2014): A review on the role of simulation in medical education with a focus on point of care ultrasound training (evidence, costs, implementation)


  • University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union Teaching Excellence Award Recipient, 2010



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Isabelle Ouellet

Docteure Isabelle Ouellet travaille comme urgentoloque au CHU de Sherbrooke. Elle est aussi professeure adjointe au service facultaire d’urgence de la Faculté de médecine et de science de la santé de l’Université de Sherbrooke. Elle a des charges de cours tant au pré-doctoral qu’auprès des étudiants gradués et s’occupe du volet simulation avec les résidents du programme d’urgence. Elle ajoute un volet humanitaire à son travail avec des missions en pays en voies de développement tant dans le cadre universitaire en y supervisant des résidents que de façon indépendante avec des organisation comme la croix-rouge.

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Alim Pardhan

Alim Pardhan has been a CAEP Member since 2003.  He contributed our inaugural Feature Education Innovation entitled Daily Faculty Evaluations, which included a CAEPCast version (CAEPCAST).

Presently, Alim is a Staff Emergency Physician at the Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster Children’s Hospital. He is the Program director of the McMaster University’s Royal College training program in emergency medicine and is the physician site lead for the Hamilton General Hospital Emergency Department.

Research/Education Interests

  • Medical education
  • Physician leadership
  • Hospital administration

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Michael Parsons

Michael has been a CAEP member since 2007. He graduated with the CCFP(EM) designation in 2007 and is currently the Assistant CCFP(EM) Program Director at Memorial. In 2014, Michael was appointed as Assistant Professor in the Discipline of Emergency Medicine, with cross-appointment to Family Medicine at Memorial. He is a staff Emergency physician at the Health Sciences Center and St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital in St. John’s, NL.

Since graduation he has been involved in a number of educational activities with the EM program and is currently the Academic Half Day coordinator. He has developed EM Procedural training modules and has been a regular speaker at CCFP(EM) academic sessions.

He has been a leader in the ongoing development of the EM Simulation program and has completed additional training in medical simulation (Comprehensive Instructor Workshop at the Institute for Medical Simulation, Harvard University – 2014). Developing interests are in debriefing and crisis resource management.

Michael has been heavily involved in PoCUS instruction and in 2012 earned CEUS Master instructor status. At Memorial, he has taught PoCUS for Lines training, Multidisciplinary PoCUS, CME courses and training of FM residents in their first and second years of residency.

At the undergraduate level, Michael is regularly involved with clinical skills instruction and is an active part of the student shadowing program. He is the staff liaison for the Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG) and has been involved in sessions on EM procedures, suturing, ECG interpretation and PoCUS.

From a research perspective, Michael has co-authored simulation cases for the Cureus database, supervised FM resident research and participated in article peer review. He has been a regular participant in the local Medical Education Scholarship Centre (MESC) research forum and in 2012 earned first runner-up award for his presentation “Smith A, Parsons M, Renouf, T. Structure and evaluation of a multidisciplinary Point of Care Ultrasound Guided Central Line Program: An update.

Current ongoing research includes  

  • Crash3: Tranexamic acid for the treatment of significant traumatic brain injury: an International randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.  Smith, A, Dubrowski, A, Shehata, M, Parsons, M et al. Automated assessment of point of care ultrasound image generation skills.

Research/Education Interests

  • PoCUS
  • Simulation in medical education
  • EM Procedural skills training

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Catherine Patocka

Catherine has been a CAEP member since she was a medical student and is the author of the November 2015 Feature Education Innovation describing the Staff Simulation program and the GEMeS report the questions social media applications and their ability to be adjudicated as scholarship.

Catherine completed her residency in emergency medicine at McGill University, where she also received a Diploma in Postgraduate Health Professions Education through the McGill Centre for Medical Education.  After residency she headed west to Calgary, where she is staff physician and clinical lecturer in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine.

She is currently completing her Masters of Health Professions Education through Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Her research focuses on spaced learning in the context of resuscitation education, and she was awarded a CAEP Research Grant for her thesis: The impact of spaced instruction on Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provider long-term retention of pediatric resuscitation performance: a randomized controlled trial (RCT). Concurrently, she is also completing a fellowship in educational design through the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine blog, and is looking at use of point-of-care resources in the emergency department. Eventually, she hopes to combine her interests in spaced learning and technology.


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Julien Poitras

Julien Poitras est membre de l’ACMU depuis 1995. Il est membre actif de la section académique du groupe d’éducation et participe à l’évaluation des résumés pour les conférences annuelles de l’ACMU. En tant que co-éditeur, Julien travaille avec Teresa Chan pour produire les séries l’Éducation de l’Innovation et GEMeS (Great Evidence in Medical education Summary), qui mettent en évidence les innovations Canadiennes en éducation et les perles de la littérature portant sur l’enseignement médical. La paternité de l’acronyme GEMeS peut également lui être attribuée.

Le Dr Julien Poitras est à la fois spécialiste en médecine d’urgence, en médecine hyperbare et en médecine de plongée, professeur agrégé au Département de médecine familiale et de médecine d’urgence, vice-doyen aux directions facultaires et projets stratégiques de la Faculté de médecine de l’Université Laval, de même que bédéiste et éditeur des beaux livres.


Julien Poitras has been a CAEP Member since 1995. He is an active CAEP Reviewer, reviewing abstracts for the annual CAEP conferences. He is an active member of the CAEP Academic Section, and Education Scholarship Working Group.  As a co-editor, Julien works with Teresa Chan to produce the CAEP Feature Education Innovation and CAEP GEMeS series, which highlight Canadian education innovations and the medical education literature, respectively. The name of the GEMeS (Great Evidence in Medical education Summary) series can be credited to him, as well.

Currently, Julien is an emergency medicine, hyperbaric and diving medicine specialist, an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Emergency Medicine and Associate Dean for school/faculty directions and strategic planing at Université Laval. He also commits to cartooning and editing.

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Éliane Raymond-Dufresne

Éliane a toujours été intéressée par l’enseignement et la pédagogie et a commencé à s’impliquer en enseignement dès ses premières années au doctorat en médecine à l’Université McGill. Elle a gradué en 2014 du programme de médecine d’urgence spécialisée de l’Université Laval et elle est actuellement en Australie afin de compléter son fellowship en simulation à l’Université de Bond et au Gold Coast University Hospital sous l’égide du Dre Victoria Brazil, experte reconnue dans ce domaine. Lorsqu’elle reviendra de son fellowship, Éliane travaillera comme urgentologue au CHU de Québec et est actuellement chargée d’enseignement clinique à l’Université Laval. Elle compte bien s’impliquer de près ou de loin dans l’enseignement lorsqu’elle remettra les pieds en sol canadien!

En janvier 2015, Éliane a obtenu son certificat en pédagogie médicale de l’Université de Dundee (UK). Elle étudie présentement pour obtenir son diplôme ; elle a l’intention de poursuivre jusqu’à l’obtention d’une maîtrise en pédagogie médicale. En octobre 2014, elle a remporté le prix de la relève de l’AMUQ lors du congrès annuel. Elle y a également présenté une affiche intitulée : « Développement du raisonnement clinique : utilisation des questions directives en simulation de situations d’urgence », qui portait sur l’impact des interruptions par questions directives sur le raisonnement clinique des apprenants lors d’un scénario simulé. Ce projet de recherche s’est mérité une bourse de l’AMUQ. Par ailleurs, pendant sa résidence, Éliane s’est impliquée dans quelques autres projets de recherche, ainsi que dans la création du curriculum de simulation du programme de médecine d’urgence spécialisée de l’Université Laval.

Champs d’intérêt

  • « Patient safety »
  • Simulation médicale
  • Gestion de crise


Éliane has always been interested in medical education. She started teaching medicine and mentoring students during her first years in medical school at McGill University. In 2014, she graduated from Université Laval’s emergency medicine residency program, and she is now in Australia for her simulation fellowship, working with Dr. Victoria Brazil, a simulation expert, both at Bond University and at the Gold Coast University Hospital. Upon returning to Canada, she intends to work as an emergency physician at the CHU de Québec and to have an academic appointment at Université Laval. She wishes to be involved in projects related to simulation, but also to the broader topic of medical education.

Éliane obtained a Medical Certificate in medical education from Dundee University (UK) in January 2015. She is currently working on her Diploma, intending to eventually get her Masters degree. In October 2014, Éliane won the AMUQ’s « Prix de la relève ». She also won a sponsorship from the AMUQ for her research project called: « Développement du raisonnement clinique : utilisation des questions directives en simulation de situations d’urgence », which explored the impact of interruptions with targeted questions on clinical reasoning during a simulated scenario. Moreover, during her residency training, Éliane got involved in a few other research projects pertaining to medical education, and she also participated to the creation of the simulation curriculum for emergency medicine residents at Université Laval.

Research/Education Interests

  • Patient safety
  • Simulation in healthcare
  • Crisis resource management

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Tia Renouf

Tia has been a CAEP member since 1997. She is a member of the CAEP Education Working Group, is a CAEP Education Champion, and was the Scientific Chair of CAEP 2011 in Newfoundland.

Pelagic by nature, Tia returned to Newfoundland in 2012, and academic life, unable to resist the challenge of being Inaugural Chair of the Discipline of Emergency Medicine at Memorial University. After honeymooning in Antarctica, Tia and her husband Peter hang out as much as possible at their lovingly restored 1830 beach house on the Bonavista Peninsula in rural Newfoundland.

She co-leads with Dr. Adam Dubrowski, the Tuckamore Simulation Research Collaborative (TSRC).  Tuckamore is an interdisciplinary, cross-campus, and international entity with Research Fellows from Northern Ontario, the Atlantic Provinces, and Haiti. Tia’s research interests include simulation, global health, and strategies for teaching ultrasound in remote areas. Tia and Adam co-presented a keynote address at ACEP 2014 in Chicago, entitled: “Building a Contextually Relevant and Sustainable Simulation Program using a Polarity Management Approach”.


Current Research Initiatives 

  • City Mouse, Country Mouse: an Examination of Communication between Rural Physicians and Urban Consultants. This work is studying the communication challenges between the two groups, and will develop a simulation exercise to teach communication etiquette.
  • Developing sustainable, culturally and geographically relevant simulation for EM training in Haiti. In collaboration with Dr. Dubrowski and others, we completed a needs assessment for simulation education in Cap Hatien, Haiti. The next phase entails the development of a relevant simulation education course, as well as in-country leadership and governance. This work is funded by a Latin American-Canadian Research in Education Grant (LACREG).

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Peter Rogers

Peter has been a CAEP member since 2000. He has worked as an Emergency Physician in St. John’s, NL since 2004, after having graduated from the CCFP(EM) program at Western. He has a faculty appointment with Memorial University, and is the Program Director for the Family Medicine Enhanced Skills (Emergency Medicine) Residency Program.

He is heavily involved with both PoCUS instruction and the simulation curriculum for the FM-EM residents. He is also completing his Masters in Medical Education through the University of Dundee.


Reserach Interests

  • Simulation
  • Ultrasound
  • Competency assessment

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Stuart Rose

Originally from South Africa, Stuart is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Calgary and practicing ER physician at the Foothills Medical Centre and RockyView General Hospital. He is interviewed for the November 2015 episode of CAEP Cast.CAEPCAST

Stuart was introduced to multidisciplinary simulation when he arrived in Calgary in 2008 and now facilitates simulation for the staff and CCFP EM Simulation programs in Calgary. He has an interest in all things related to simulation, in particular post resuscitation debriefing and using simulation as an education tool for resident education.

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Kari Sampsel

Kari Sampsel has been a CAEP member since she entered residency in 2003.  She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Ottawa, Assistant Program Director for the FRCPC Residency Program at the University of Ottawa and Medical Director for the Sexual Assault and Partner Abuse Care Program at the Ottawa Hospital.

Kari received her MD and FRCPC in Emergency Medicine from Queen’s University.  She completed her fellowship training in Clinical Forensic Medicine at the Victorian Institute for Forensic Medicine in Melbourne, Australia.  She is the only emergency physician in Canada to have completed this program and actively pursues ways to integrate forensic expertise into her emergency medicine career and teaching portfolio.

To tackle one area of practice that causes great anxiety for most emergency physicians and is not commonly taught during residency, Kari used a flipped classroom technique for the academic half day teaching on going to court.  It was a practical “hands on” session involving a simulated courtroom and residents giving witness testimony. This is the fourth in the CAEP Education Innovation series.   Kari is actively involved in medical education through her role as Assistant Program Director, including chairing the Clinical Competency Committee in the Department of Emergency Medicine, as well as a member of the Emergency Medicine Residency Specialty Committee.


  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=kari+sampsel
  • Sampsel  K, Choi S, and Frank JR.  EM clinical teaching teams: a novel longitudinal resident teaching and assessment program.  CJEM 2014;15 Suppl 1 S67
  • Kwok ES, Choi S, Sampsel K, Frank JR.  Development and implementation of a novel administration block in a Royal College emergency medicine training program.  CJEM 2014; Suppl 1 S95

Research/Education Interests

  • Forensic medicine
  • Interface between medicine and law
  • Sexual assault and intimate partner violence Women’s health

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Jonathan Sherbino

Jonathan has been a CAEP Member since 1999. He was awarded a CAEP Grant in 2005 for a project entitled: Evaluation of a Novel Emergency Department Teaching Skill.

Jonathan is a co-author on one of the 2014 Talk Nerdy To Me CAEP TV ( CAEPTV)presentations: McMAP. He was also the Chair of the Education Working Group of the CAEP Academic Section (2013-2015), which led the 2013 Academic Education Scholarship Sympoisum in Vancouver, which culminating into three CJEM articles outlining recommendations for EM education scholarship.  Under his leadership, the Education Working Group is working on implementing some of these recommendations (e.g., recognition of education innovations via education innovation abstracts, education innovation abstract award, Feature Education Innovation series and GEMeS series).

He is an associate professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine, McMaster University. Jonathan is a senior Clinician Educator with the Royal College, co-editing the CanMEDS 2015 framework, co-chairing the International Conference on Residency Education among other projects. He is the Associate Editor (Education) for CJEM, a member of the Royal College Specialty Committee for Emergency Medicine, a member of the Academic Section of CAEP, and an adjunct scientist with Program for Education Research and Development, McMaster University.


Research/Education Interests

  • Clinical decision-making

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Alexandra Stefan

Alexandra has been a CAEP Member since 2008. She is currently the CAEP Education Champion for the University of Toronto and the author of the October 2014 GEMeS Series submission titled: Does prior exposure to ‘good’ versus ‘poor’ trainee performance bias attending physicians in their assessment of subsequent trainee performance? In 2009 she was awarded a CAEP research grant for an education study: “Does the use of procedure videos during clinical shifts improve the quality of teaching of procedures in the emergency department?

Alexandra is a clinician-teacher and an assistant professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is a staff physician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and University Health Network and the Postgraduate Site Director for Emergency Medicine at Sunnybrook.  She has completed a Master of Science in Health Professions Teacher Education at the University of Toronto and has additional training in medical simulation (Comprehensive Instructor Workshop at the Institute for Medical Simulation, Harvard University). Currently, her academic projects include the development of procedure videos for the New England Journal of Medicine  “Videos in Clinical Medicine Series” and a needs assessment and development of an introductory e-learning course on research methods and quality improvement for the Toronto-Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration.


Research/Education Interests

  • Development and evaluation of multimedia teaching tools for online learning
  • Curriculum Development
  • Simulation-based emergency medicine education
  • End-of-life communication in the emergency department

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Ian Stiell

Ian has been a CAEP Member since 1978. He is a CAEP Board member, Chair of the CAEP Academic Section Executive, and a CJEM editor. He is a part of the CAEP Research Working Group, the CAEP Education Working Group, and the CAEP Leadership Working Group. He also provides expertise in the annual grant and abstract competitions, and was the Conference Chair at CAEP 2014 in Ottawa. Ian is the 2012 recipient of the CAEP President’s Award. His research work was recognized as one of the Plenary Presentations of the 2008 Research Awards (Multi-center Prospective Validation of the Canadian C-Spine Rule by ED Triage Nurses), 2003 Research Awards (Multicentre prospective validation of the Canadian CT Head Rule), 2002 Research Awards (Mulitcentre prospective validation of the Canadian C-Spine Rule), 2001 Research Awards (The role of clinical assessment in the evaluation of patients with potential cervical spine injury).

Ian is Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa; Distinguished Professor and University Health Research Chair, University of Ottawa; Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute; and Emergency Physician, The Ottawa Hospital. He is internationally recognized for his research in emergency medicine with a focus on the development of clinical decision rules and the conduct of clinical trials involving acutely ill and injured patients treated by prehospital services and in emergency departments. He is best known for the development of the Ottawa Ankle Rules and Canadian C-Spine Rule, and as the Principal Investigator for the landmark OPALS Studies for prehospital care. Dr. Stiell is the Principal Investigator for 1 of 3 Canadian sites in the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) which is funded by CIHR, NIH, HSFC, AHA, and National Defence Canada. Dr. Stiell is a Member of the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academies of Science.


Research/Education Interests

  • Clinical decision rules
  • Conduct of clinical trials involving acutely ill and injured patients treated by EMS and in EDs
  • Ottawa Ankle Rules
  • Canadian C-Spine Rules
  • OPALS studies for prehospital care
  • Resuscitation (ROC principal investigator)

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Kristen Weersink

Kristen has been a CAEP member since 2013. She is co-author of the April 2016 GEMeS article, “What is the bedside ultrasound (US) learning curve of Emergency Medicine (EM) trainees, and when do they reach a performance plateau?“.

Her background includes a Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Guelph, a Masters of Science from The University of Copenhagen, and a Medical Doctorate at The University of Ottawa. Kristen is currently a first year resident at Queen’s University in Emergency Medicine and hopes to pursue a career in medical education, beginning with the exciting transition to CBME!

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Matthew White

Matt has been a CAEP member since 2010. He co-authored the April GEMeS titled: What non-traditional learning methods are current emergency medicine (EM) residents using and to what extent do they find these resources beneficial compared to more traditional modalities?

Matt is currently a second year emergency medicine resident at Queen’s University. He also completed his Master’s in chemistry and his undergraduate medical degree at Queen’s. He is very interested in medical education and hopes to pursue further training in this area.

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Rob Woods

Rob has been a CAEP member since 2002. He is a member of the CAEP Academic Section Executive and the CAEP Education Working Group. Rob works clinically in Adult & Peds ER, as well as being a STARS Transport Physician and Ground EMS Medical Advisor. He obtained his Masters in Medical Education from Dundee, Scotland and has been heavily involved in medical education pursuits.

Upon returning home to Saskatchewan after finishing residency in Edmonton in 2007, he worked to enhance all aspects of medical education related to Emergency Medicine. Initially through an overhaul of the Clerkship rotation, then the creation of an EM CME Conference (SEMAC – Saskatchewan Emergency Medicine Annual Conference), then the creation of Canada’s newest FRCPC EM residency program (for which he is Program Director), as well as through Faculty Development.



  • College of Medicine Teacher of the Year Award in 2009, 2010 and 2011 at the University of Saskatchewan
  • CAEP Teacher of the Year, 2011



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Stella Yiu

Stella has been a CAEP member since 2010. She graduated from the CCFP (EM) program in Ottawa and is currently a CAEP Education Champion for the University of Ottawa. She is a Distinguished Teacher and an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa, and her academic interests include resuscitation and curriculum delivery in medical education.

Stella is particularly interested in using the power of social media and technology for teaching. She is co-creator of the Flipped EM Classroom blog and teaches workshops in education technology and flipping the classroom. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Education for Health Professionals Education.

Recent Workshops

  • R Patwari and S Yiu, “Toolkit to flip your classroom”, International Conference for Residency Education (ICRE) Conference, Toronto 2014   “An Introduction to Social Media in Medical Education in Emergency Medicine”, CAEP Conference, Ottawa 2014

Recent Presentations

  • S Yiu, A Spacek, P Pageau, M Woo and J Frank, “Videos using multimedia design principles compared to lecture in clinical learner knowledge application acquisition and retention”, International conference on Residency Education (ICRE) Conference, Toronto 2014

Book Chapter

  • Yiu S. (2014). The Case of the Absentee Audience. In Chan, Thoma, and Lin (Ed) Medical Education in Cases: Volume 1 (1st Edition). San Francisco, CA; Academic Life in Emergency Medicine. ISBN: 978-0-9907948-0-6.


Research Interests

  • Curriculum delivery
  • Using social media in program evaluation

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