2019 Alberta EMS and Paramedic Conference
May 30 & 31 | Edmonton AB
On May 30 and 31, four of Alberta’s paramedicine organizations will come together to learn about and celebrate the profession.
With the theme Stronger Together, the Alberta College of Paramedics with Alberta Health Services Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medical Services Foundation and the Alberta EMS Awards Committee have come together to create a truly spectacular event for the entire EMS profession.
On May 30, Alberta Health Services Emergency Medical Services will kick off the two-day event with a day of learning. Following on the success of their inaugural EMS and Paramedic Research Day in 2018. AHS EMS will again present an opportunity for practitioners to learn about emerging topics in EMS research through a speaker series and poster presentations.
In the evening of May 30, the Alberta EMS Awards Committee will host this year’s EMS Exemplary Service Medal ceremony. This event recognizes long-serving and exemplary practitioners by the Governor General of Canada.
On May 31, the Alberta College of Paramedics will hold the College’s Annual Members’ Meeting, wherein all members of the profession will have a chance to learn about changes at the provincial level, ask questions about their College and upcoming activities.
In the evening of May 31, the Emergency Medical Services Foundation will close this year’s two-day event, with a gala to celebrate and promote the profession. The College’s award winners will also be honoured during the gala.
On May 31, the EMS Foundation will close this year’s two-day event (2019 Alberta EMS and Paramedic Conference), with a fundraising gala to celebrate and promote the profession. Proceeds from this event will fund EMS Foundation Programs and initiatives that support Paramedics and Patients in Alberta.
Cocktails 6 pm|Dinner 7 pm
Delta Edmonton Hotel South Conference Centre
4404 Gateway Blvd NW
Delta Hotels Edmonton South Conference Centre – map
4404 Gateway Boulevard NW
Edmonton, AB T6H 5C2
Parking is free
A conference block has been arranged at the Delta Hotels Edmonton South Conference Centre.
- Standard Rooms – $153/per night
- Deluxe – $183/per night
For reservations please contact Delta Hotels Edmonton South Conference Centre by telephone or use the booking line below. Please ask for the Alberta College of Paramedics Conference rate before Monday, April 29, 2018. Reservations based on availability.
- Book your accommodations for the Alberta College of Paramedics Conference here.
- toll-free 1-888-236-2427
Note: If you book through a third party you may be subject to a different rate.
EMS and Paramedic Research Day Presenters (May 30)
Mr. Tim Ford, ACP – BIOGRAPHY | Importance of Research to the Paramedic Profession
Mr. Marc Leduc – BIOGRAPHY, Ms. Trina Johnson and Ms. Leanne Blahut | Why Research is Important for Health Care and the Health Care System
Mr. Ian Blanchard, ACP – BIOGRAPHY | The AHS EMS Research Committee – what it is, and what it isn’t.
Dr. Gerald Lazarenko – BIOGRAPHY | The Canadian Research Outcomes Consortium (CanROC) 2019 Update
Mr. Ryan Lee, ACP – BIOGRAPHY | Documenting a Cardiac Arrest – Reflections from a Paramedic
Mr. Dale Weiss, ACP – BIOGRAPHY | Paramedic Chiefs of Canada Whitepaper
Dr. Robert Welsh (Edmonton) – BIOGRAPHY | A Tale of Two Cities: Treatment of STEMI Patients in Alberta – The Edmonton Story
Dr. David Goodhart (Calgary) | A Tale of Two Cities: Treatment of STEMI Patients in Alberta – The Calgary Story
Dr. Mark MacKenzie – BIOGRAPHY | Challenges in Putting into Practice Research Evidence – The EMS Stemi Story
Chief Darren Sandbeck, ACP – BIOGRAPHY | Closing Statements – The Future of EMS and Paramedic Care in Alberta and the Role Research Will Play
Mr. Tin-Shan Chung | Prognostic Factors For Survival After Pediatric Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Mr. Christopher Picard | A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis of Tourniquet Devices For Speed Of Application, Successful Hemostasis And Patient
Mr. Joe Acker | Prehospital Analgesia With Intra Nasal Ketamine (PAIN-K): A Randomized Double-Blind Trial In Adults
Ms. Cheryl Cameron | Defining Mentorship In Prehospital Care: A Qualitative Analysis Of The Characteristics Of Prehospital Mentors
Mr. Jabin Binnendyk | Exploratory Study of the Road to Mental Readiness Program Within Emergency Medical Services Personnel In Alberta Health
Mr. Steven Amrhein | Educating Community Paramedics: A Grounded Theory Analysis
Mr. Ian Blanchard | Linkage of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Patients to Health System Outcomes: A Comparison of Two Approaches
Mr. Marc Boutet | In-flight Medical Emergencies: What to Expect
Ms. Nicola Cavanagh | Psychological Distress in Emergency Medical Services Practitioners: Identifying and Measuring the Issues
Dr. Matthew Douma | National Automated External Defibrillator Operational Readiness: A Public Access Defibrillation Program Population-based Survey
Dr. Matthew Douma | Development of Survivor and Family Informed Quality Indicators for Non-traumatic adult out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest Care
Dr. Matthew Douma | Chest Compressions in a Height-Restricted Aeromedical Helicopter
Dr. Matthew Douma | Describing Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest to Improve Recognition: An Analysis of Online Cardiac Arrest Videos
Ms. Emelia Dozorec | Common Misconceptions of Supervised Consumption Services and Bridging the Gap Between SCS Services and Prehospital Care
Mr. Nathan Hart | Short Duration Huperoxia Does Not Decrease Cerebral Blood Flow in Anterior and Posterior Cerebral Circulations: Implications for Prehospital Care
Ms. Keri Huot | Transition Support for New Graduate Paramedics
Ms. Jan Jensen | Evaluating Paramedic Comfort, Confidence and Cultural Competency in Providing Care to Trans Populations in a Provincial Ambulance System EMS Kengis
Ms. Jan Jensen | The State of the Evidence for Emergency Medical Services Care of Adult Patients with Sepsis: An Analysis of Appraised Research from the Prehospital Evidence-based Practice (PEP) Program PEP Sepsis, Greene et al. 2019
Ms. Jan Jensen | Does the Paramedics Providing Palliative Care at Home Role Align with the Professional Identity of Paramedics: A Qualitative Study of Paramedics and Health Care Providers in Nova Scotia Focus Groups with Paramedics Regarding Paramedic Identity, Carter et
Dr. David Long | Out of the Silo: A Qualitative Study of Paramedic Transition to a Specialist Role in Community Paramedicine
Mr. Scott Mullin | The Effect of Operator Position on the Quality of Chest Compressions Delivered in a Simulated Ambulance
Ms. Erica Olson | AHS EMS PAWS Psychological Stress Study
Ms. Catherine Patocka | Does Spaced Instructional Design Result in Improved Long-term Retention of Pediatric Resuscitation Skills? A Randomized
Mr. Chrisptopher Picard | Hey Google? Evaluating Digital Assistants’ Ability to Recognize and Respond Appropriately to First Aide Queries – A Mixed
Mr. Efrem Violato | Obedience to Authority and Patient Harm in a Simulated Clinical Scenario