Over 1000 medical professionals gather in Quebec City to empower, connect and represent emergency medicine for the improvement of care for all Canadians.

QUÉBEC CITY, June 5, 2016 /CNW/ - From June 5 to 8th over 1000 delegates will come together for the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) Annual Conference.  This event is the largest emergency medicine conference in Canada.  It showcases Canada's best emergency medicine research and promotes physician learning through scientific sessions and continuing professional development courses.  Under the leadership of Drs. Marcel Emond and Rick Fleet, this year's conference will centre around the theme Joie de vivre focusing on physician wellness and creativity. 

Five extraordinary speakers will present at morning plenaries:

  • Sunday June 5, 2016, 8:45 – 9:30:  A Testimonial on Creativity
    • Featuring:  Mr. Patrice Aubertin, Director of Research and Teacher Training Programs at the National Circus School (Montreal) and Mr. Bernard Petiot (Montreal), Vice President, Casting and Performance at Cirque du Soleil
  • Monday June 6, 2016, 8:30 – 9:30:  The Science of Happiness: Why Doctors Should Care About Positive Emotions
    • Featuring:  Dr. Sarah Pressman, Associate Professor of Psychology and Social Behaviour, University of California, Irvine (Calfornia)
  • Tuesday June 7, 2016 11:00 – 12:00:  Emergency Medicine and Life-long Learning - The Ongoing Quest for Competence
    • Featuring:  Dr. Tim Allen, Professor Emeritus, Department of Family and Emergency Medicine, Laval University (Québec City)
  • Wednesday June 8, 2016 11:00 – 12:00:  Journeys in Tough Places:  Reflections on Resilience and Gratitude
    • Featuring: Dr. Joanne Liu (Québec City), International President, Doctors Without Borders
    • Special introduction featuring: Ms. Gertrude Bourdon, Director General, CHU de Québec-Université Laval

Other exciting events include CAEP's Simulation Olympiad.  Eight emergency medical teams from across Canada compete in a fast paced simulation based resuscitation competition. 

More information about the entire conference can be found at http://caep2016.ca/

About CAEP:

As the national voice of emergency medicine, the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) advocates on behalf of emergency physicians and their patients, provides continuing medical education, supports research and strengthens the emergency medicine community. In cooperation with other medical specialties and committees, CAEP also plays a vital role in the development of national standards and clinical guidelines.

CAEP keeps Canadian emergency physicians informed of developments in the clinical practice of emergency medicine and addresses political and societal changes that affect the delivery of emergency health care to Canadians.


SOURCE Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians

For further information: Christina Bova, Manager, Membership Services, 613-793-0926 | cbova@caep.ca


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