2018 Annual Members’ Meeting & EMS and Paramedic Research Day
May 30 & 31 | Calgary AB
The Alberta College of Paramedics and Alberta Health Services Emergency Medical Services Invite you to be part of the 2018 Annual Members’ Meeting and Awards Gala & EMS and Paramedic Research Day on May 30 & 31 in Calgary, Alberta at the Red and White Club. The theme for this 2-day event will focus on Community (Day 1) and Research and Paramedic Care in Our Communities (Day 2). Day 1 will be led by the College and activities include the College’s 2018 Annual Members’ Meeting during the day and wrap-up with an Awards Gala in the evening where practitioners will be recognized for their achievements and contributions to the College.
On Day 2 we are excited to host the first ever conference dedicated to EMS and Paramedic Research in Alberta. This day is led by AHS EMS and will raise the profile of EMS and paramedic research in Alberta by providing a learning and networking opportunity. This research day will stimulate thought and discussion on diverse areas of EMS and paramedic care and the role of research in informing this care.
For Day 1 attendance, 20 credits will be granted to those who check in and attend. Day 2 attendance will count for 30 credits, if you attend both days you are eligible for 50 Continuing Competence (CC) credits. An attendance confirmation will be emailed to attendees following the event. Please make sure the email address you have on your profile is correct.
Register for Day 1 and Day 2 to ensure you are eligible for the 50 Continuing Competence credits. Please bring your ticket(s) with you to be scanned upon entry.
This year the 2018 Awards Gala is a semi-formal function with a plated dinner. Tickets are $35 each.
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Red and White Club (located in the McMahon Stadium) – map
1833 Crowchild Trail NW
Calgary, AB T2M 4S7
Parking is $4/per day (free after 6 pm). Parking map.
A conference block has been arranged at the Hotel Alma.
Hotel Alma (located at the University of Calgary) – map
169 University Gate NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Parking is $10/per day.
- Eurostyle Standard Rooms – $139/per night
- One Bedroom Suites – $164/per night
For reservations please contact Hotel Alma by telephone or email. Please ask for the Alberta College of Paramedics rate before Monday, April 30, 2018. Reservations based on availability.
- toll-free 1-877-493-3003
- email email@example.com
The College will be recognizing the achievements and contributions of practitioners including exams and service on Council and committees.
- May 30, 2018
- Red and White Club (McMahon Stadium) Calgary
- 6 to 9 pm
- Tickets: $35 each (ticket sales closed)
STARTER – Tender Spinach Salad
MAIN – Almond Crusted Chicken Breast Supreme, served with pommes aux Lyon and artisan carrots and asparagus
MAIN FOR VEGETARIAN/VEGAN/GLUTEN FREE – Stuffed zucchini with Italian vegetable ratatouille and topped with bell pepper coulis
DESSERT – New York style cheesecake with a blueberry compote.
EMS and Paramedic Research Day Presenters (Day 2)
Dr. Ian Phelps – Biography | Research in EMS and Paramedicine and why it’s important for Caring in our Community
Mr. Peter Helfrich, ACP – Biography | Research and the Paramedic Profession
Mr. Ian Blanchard, ACP – Biography | AHS EMS Research-where are we, where are we going
Mr. Darren Knapp, ACP – Biography | From Research to Clinical Implementation: The Story of the Vital Heart Response Program for the Prehospital Management of STEMI
Dr. Grant Innes – Biography | Hospital Offload Delay: What Research is Telling us About the Issue, or More Importantly What it’s Not!
Dr. Karen Tang – Biography | Literature Review and Meta-Analysis – An Introduction
Dr. Gerald Lazarenko – Biography | The Canadian Research Outcomes Consortium (CanROC) and how it will Impact you as a Paramedic
Mr. Ryan Lee, ACP – Biography | Documenting a Cardiac Arrest – Reflections from a Paramedic
Dr. Satish Raj – Biography | The Syncope Treat and Refer Study
Dr. Mary Runte – Biography | Syncope and EMS: The Patient’s Perspective
Mr. Ian Blanchard, ACP – Biography and Mr. John Taplin, ACP | Foundation SEEDS Program – Research Training
Dr. Veronica Guadagni – Poor Sleep Quality Affects Empathic Responses in Experienced Paramedics
Mr. Greg Hallihan – Human Factors Evaluation of a New Ambulance Patient Compartment
Mr. Rob Sharman, ACP – Transport Determinates for Continuing Care Residents Assessed by an EMS Urgent Response Team: A Retrospective Observational Study
Mr. Mathew Douma – A Randomized Crossover Trial of Conventional versus Modified Chest Compressions in a Height-Restricted Aeromedical Helicopter
Dr. Christoper Picard – Describing Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest to Improve Recognition: An Analysis of Online Cardiac Arrest Videos
Dr. Alan Batt | International examination and synthesis of the primary and secondary surveys in paramedicine
Mr. Marc Boutet | In-flight medical emergencies: what to expect
Ms. Cheryl Cameron | Defining mentorship in prehospital care: a qualitative analysis of the characteristics of prehospital mentors
Mr. Dirk Chisholm | A systematic review on the association between Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operational time factors and survival
Ms. Dana Dalgarno | Community paramedic point of care blood analysis: validity and usability testing of two commercially available devices
Mr. Matthew Douma | Manual external aortic compression following major abdominal-pelvic hemorrhage and during subsequent ambulance transfer: a simulation study
Mr. Matthew Douma | Proximal external aortic compression for life-threatening abdominal-pelvic and junctional hemorrhage: an ultra-sonographic study in adult volunteers
Mr. Nathan Hart | Short duration hyperoxia does not decrease cerebral blood flow in anterior and posterior cerebral circulations: implications for prehospital care
Ms. Nicola Lefevre | Psychological distress in emergency medical services practitioners: identifying and measuring the issues
Mr. Chris McIntosh | Discursive leadership: a meta-ethnography
Dr. Nathan McIntyre | Paramedic student’s ability to interpret ECG rhythms
Dr. Christopher Picard | A systematic review and meta-analysis of tourniquet devices for speed of application, successful hemostasis and patient tolerance
Dr. Gudrun Reay | What you always have wanted to know-how paramedics make decisions in the prehospital setting
Dr. Melanie Rock | When the dog bites’: lessons learned from newspaper coverage in a ‘model city’ for dog-bit prevention