One of CAEP’s four missions is to provide a forum for Canadian EM research. Both the Research Committee and Academic Section are committed to fostering and developing EM research across Canada. In 2016 they established the Network of Canadian Emergency Researchers (NCER), which will enable EM researchers to conduct multi-centre research and education studies, provide mentorship, and ultimately improve patient care for all Canadians.

CAEP supports a grant competition, which has increased its capacity owing to the generosity of EM Advancement Fund (EMAF) donors. The abstract competition continues to grow, and receives, research, QIPS, and education innovation abstracts.

I was hugely impressed by the scope and breadth of research activity that is already being conducted by EM researchers across the country. I have no doubt that this new collaborative network [NCER] will become a world-leading group that successfully conducts high-impact and clinically-relevant research.
Damon Scales MD, PhD, FRCPC
NCER Attendee, Scientist, Associate Professor

Research in Action

Poster sessions during CAEP 2014 in Ottawa

The CAEP Research Committee supports the development of research skills related to EM across Canada by administering two programs: the annual CAEP Grant Competition and CAEP Abstract Competition. The CAEP Grant Competition identifies promising research grant proposals from medical students, residents, and junior faculty and awards five grants annually of up to $5000 each. Many CAEP Grant Winners continue with successful research careers.

Research poster and plenary sessions during CAEP 2014 in Ottawa

The CAEP Abstract Competition evaluates hundreds of abstracts submitted from across Canada and internationally to be considered for presentation in the CAEP Conference held every year in June.

Submissions are carefully evaluated and scored by at least three highly-qualified reviewers. The Research Committee is reliant on these volunteers and appreciates their substantial contribution to support Canadian EM research.

A poster session during CAEP 2013 in Vancouver

Research Support

Support of the Research Committee efforts requires funding. Generous membership contributions help to support both the CAEP Grant Awards and CAEP Research Awards. Past competitions have been partially supported by corporate funds and administered by the Research Committee.

Special Interests

The Research Committee also works with and supports special interest research sub-committees and interest groups. These groups report annually.

Questions about the Research Committee can be directed to the Research Manager, Shanna Scarrow: (613-523-3343×19).

Grizzly Den

A competition for a $10, 000 EMAF grant for early-career researchers will be held at CAEP 2017.


NCER is CAEP’s way of promoting the best EM patient care by supporting multicentre trials through collaboration.

Talk Nerdy to ME

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