Program Outline



Friday October 25

(Conference Day 1 of 2)
Pre-Conference

Pre-Conference

Session: KinderMedic - ONLY 15 SPOTS LEFT!
Time: 0900 - 1700
Location: Commonwealth Ballroom West
Speaker(s): Ornge Medics
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About This Session

When was the last time you managed a sick child?  Pediatrics typically make up less than 10% of ambulance call volume.  This means that most paramedics see critically ill children relatively infrequently.

 KinderMedic is a one day program designed to improve confidence of paramedics when managing children as well as address some of the common knowledge gaps in pediatric education.  The program provides 7.5 hours of instruction, comprised mainly of small group skill sessions followed by a number of high fidelity simulations to allow the learning to be applied and reinforced. This program is 100% PowerPoint free!

 The program's authors work exclusively in pediatric critical care transport.  This means the course brings the perspective of a pediatric specialist that may differ from the adult EM and critical care background that predominates in the prehospital setting. 

Attendees can expect to attend a series of mini lectures, skill stations and high fidelity simulation as detailed below. 

 MINI LECTURES

·         Approach to airway management

·         Perfusion & fluid basics

·         Approach to newborn resuscitation

 SKILL STATIONS

·         Basic airway management

·         Advanced airway management

·         IV access

·         IO access

·         Team resuscitation

·         Preemie Resuscitation

HIGH FIDELITY SIMULATION

·         Applying all of the above principles!


About Ornge Medics



Networking Dinner and Exhibits

Paramedicine Expo

Session: Networking Dinner and Exhibits
Time: 1700 - 1830
Location: Commonwealth Ballroom East
Speaker(s): Paramedicine Expo Exhibitors
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Session: Networking Dinner and Exhibits (WILL NOT ATTEND)
Time: 1700 - 1830
Location:


OPA Annual General Meeting
Session: OPA Annual General Meeting
Time: 1830 - 2200
Location: Commonwealth Ballroom West
Speaker(s): OPA Board
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About OPA Board

Session: OPA Annual General Meeting (WILL NOT ATTEND)
Time: 1830 - 2200
Location:


Saturday October 26

(Conference Day 2 of 2)
Breakfast
Session: Registration, Nutrition and Exhibits
Time: 0700 - 0830
Location: Commonwealth Ballroom East
Speaker(s): Paramedicine Expo Exhibitors
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About Paramedicine Expo Exhibitors



Welcome Remarks
Session: Welcome Remarks
Time: 0830 - 0845
Location: Commonwealth Ballroom West
Speaker(s): OPA Board
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About OPA Board



Opening Keynote
Session: Advances in Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Implications for Paramedicine
Time: 0845 - 0945
Location: Commonwealth Ballroom West
Speaker(s): Dr. Paula Rowland
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About This Session

Patients and publics continue to expect professional, safe, and effective care from all of their health care providers. Continuing education plays an important role in ensuring the ongoing ability of health care providers to meet these expectations. Recently, the ways in which continuing education are considered, delivered, and evaluated have been changing across the professions. These changes require new ways to understand education, learning, and how to continue to be a health care provider in contexts of ever increasing - and competing - expectations. In this presentation, Dr. Rowland will explore these trends in continuing education and what they might mean for paramedicine. 


About Dr. Paula Rowland
PhD

Paula Rowland is a Scientist with the Wilson Centre and Post MD Education. Dr. Rowland has a PhD in Organizational Studies and an interest in workplace learning across multiple professions. Ultimately, Paula's research aim is to elaborate our understanding of how we learn in workplaces, particularly during attempts to improve patient care.




Nutrition Break
Session: Nutrition and Exhibits
Time: 0945 - 1015
Location: Commonwealth Ballroom East
Speaker(s): Paramedicine Expo Exhibitors
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Concurrent Session 100

Session 101

Session: Advancing Paramedicine through Innovations in Education
Time: 1015 - 1105
Location: York Room 1
Sponsor(s): The McNally Project
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About This Session

We are pleased to announce that the McNally Project for Paramedicine Research will be partnering with the Ontario Paramedic Association (OPA) to lead a research stream at this year's Paramedicine Expo & Conference being held on October 25 and 26 in Toronto.  

The McNally Project is a grassroots initiative intended to build research capacity in paramedicine.  It's a project involving a community, of and for, researchers and those hoping to become researchers with the aim of contributing knowledge to the literature on paramedicine and topics related to paramedicine. With recent and significant shifts in paramedic maintenance of certification standards and impending changes to paramedic program standards at the entry to practice level, the national competency framework and accreditation of paramedic education programs, we have focused this year's research stream on “Advancing Paramedicine Through Innovations in Education”. Within this stream we will be focusing on research related to Continuing Professional Development / Continuing Medical Education and Entry to Practice Education. 

A call for abstracts for poster and oral presentations related to the theme of “Advancing Paramedicine Through Innovations in Education” is now open and closes on May 1, 2019.  Visit www.McNallyProject.ca for details

Session 102

Session: All Hazard Response - A Look at the Joint Toronto CBRNE Team
Time: 1015 - 1105
Location: York Room 2
Speaker(s): Brian Annett
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About This Session

What would you do if that generally unwell call was actually a biological terror attack?  The threat is increasing for civilian Paramedics as has been witnessed with the increasing homeland terrorist events.  Specialized units including Toronto Paramedic Services are ready to respond to these calls but are you?  Please join us for this highly interactive session where you will get not only a chance to review the S&S but also the equipment used.  


Session Outline

-Review of chemical and biological threats, S&S, capability of the TPS in an event

-Skill stations with PPE, antidote medication reviews, how to safely remove the EOD9 (Toronto police Bomb Tech Suit) for patient care

-Mini scenario with Decon and Response review


About Brian Annett
ACP
Toronto Paramedic Service

Brian Annett ACP, BSc (Hons) AEMCA,  advanced CBRNE technologist.  Brian has been part of the joint team since 2009 and a paramedic for 16 years.  


Session 103

Session: TBD
Time: 1015 - 1105
Location:

Session 104

Session: Mental Health
Time: 1015 - 1105
Location:
Speaker(s): TBD TBD
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Concurrent Session 200

Session 201

Session: Advancing Paramedicine through Innovations in Education
Time: 1115 - 1215
Location: York Room 1
Sponsor(s): The McNally Project
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About This Session

We are pleased to announce that the McNally Project for Paramedicine Research will be partnering with the Ontario Paramedic Association (OPA) to lead a research stream at this year's Paramedicine Expo & Conference being held on October 25 and 26 in Toronto.  

The McNally Project is a grassroots initiative intended to build research capacity in paramedicine.  It's a project involving a community, of and for, researchers and those hoping to become researchers with the aim of contributing knowledge to the literature on paramedicine and topics related to paramedicine. With recent and significant shifts in paramedic maintenance of certification standards and impending changes to paramedic program standards at the entry to practice level, the national competency framework and accreditation of paramedic education programs, we have focused this year's research stream on “Advancing Paramedicine Through Innovations in Education”. Within this stream we will be focusing on research related to Continuing Professional Development / Continuing Medical Education and Entry to Practice Education. 

A call for abstracts for poster and oral presentations related to the theme of “Advancing Paramedicine Through Innovations in Education” is now open and closes on May 1, 2019.  Visit www.McNallyProject.ca for details

Session 202 (Continuation of Session 102)

Session: All Hazard Response - A Look at the Joint Toronto CBRNE Team
Time: 1115 - 1215
Location: York Room 2
Speaker(s): Brian Annett
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About This Session

Continuation of Session 102


About Brian Annett
ACP
Toronto Paramedic Service

Brian Annett ACP, BSc (Hons) AEMCA,  advanced CBRNE technologist.  Brian has been part of the joint team since 2009 and a paramedic for 16 years.  


Session 203

Session: TBD
Time: 1115 - 1215
Location:

Session 204

Session: Mental Health
Time: 1115 - 1215
Location:
Speaker(s): TBD TBD
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Lunch

Lunch

Session: Paramedicine Expo
Time: 1215 - 1315
Location: Commonwealth Ballroom East
Speaker(s): Paramedicine Expo Exhibitors
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Concurrent Session 300

Session 301

Session: Advancing Paramedicine through Innovations in Education
Time: 1315 - 1405
Location: York Room 1
Sponsor(s): The McNally Project
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About This Session

We are pleased to announce that the McNally Project for Paramedicine Research will be partnering with the Ontario Paramedic Association (OPA) to lead a research stream at this year's Paramedicine Expo & Conference being held on October 25 and 26 in Toronto.  

The McNally Project is a grassroots initiative intended to build research capacity in paramedicine.  It's a project involving a community, of and for, researchers and those hoping to become researchers with the aim of contributing knowledge to the literature on paramedicine and topics related to paramedicine. With recent and significant shifts in paramedic maintenance of certification standards and impending changes to paramedic program standards at the entry to practice level, the national competency framework and accreditation of paramedic education programs, we have focused this year's research stream on “Advancing Paramedicine Through Innovations in Education”. Within this stream we will be focusing on research related to Continuing Professional Development / Continuing Medical Education and Entry to Practice Education. 

A call for abstracts for poster and oral presentations related to the theme of “Advancing Paramedicine Through Innovations in Education” is now open and closes on May 1, 2019.  Visit www.McNallyProject.ca for details

Session 302

Session: SAR Techs
Time: 1315 - 1405
Location: York Room 2
Speaker(s): TBD TBD
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About This Session

The Canadian Forces Search and Rescue Technicians, often referred to as SAR Techs, are part of an elite group of primary care paramedics that provide on-scene medical aid and evacuation all over Canada. They are the rescuers of last resort; getting called out in some of the worst weather, to some of the most remote parts of Canada.


About TBD TBD

Session 303

Session: Military Trauma Care
Time: 1315 - 1405
Location: Commonwealth Ballroom West
Speaker(s): TBD TBD
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About TBD TBD

Session 304

Session: Mental Health
Time: 1315 - 1405
Location:
Speaker(s): TBD TBD
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Concurrent Session 400

Session 401

Session: Advancing Paramedicine through Innovations in Education
Time: 1415 - 1515
Location: York Room 1
Sponsor(s): The McNally Project
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About This Session

We are pleased to announce that the McNally Project for Paramedicine Research will be partnering with the Ontario Paramedic Association (OPA) to lead a research stream at this year's Paramedicine Expo & Conference being held on October 25 and 26 in Toronto.  

The McNally Project is a grassroots initiative intended to build research capacity in paramedicine.  It's a project involving a community, of and for, researchers and those hoping to become researchers with the aim of contributing knowledge to the literature on paramedicine and topics related to paramedicine. With recent and significant shifts in paramedic maintenance of certification standards and impending changes to paramedic program standards at the entry to practice level, the national competency framework and accreditation of paramedic education programs, we have focused this year's research stream on “Advancing Paramedicine Through Innovations in Education”. Within this stream we will be focusing on research related to Continuing Professional Development / Continuing Medical Education and Entry to Practice Education. 

A call for abstracts for poster and oral presentations related to the theme of “Advancing Paramedicine Through Innovations in Education” is now open and closes on May 1, 2019.  Visit www.McNallyProject.ca for details

Session 402 (Continuation of 302)

Session: SAR Techs
Time: 1415 - 1515
Location: York Room 2
Speaker(s): TBD TBD
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About This Session

The Canadian Forces Search and Rescue Technicians, often referred to as SAR Techs, are part of an elite group of primary care paramedics that provide on-scene medical aid and evacuation all over Canada. They are the rescuers of last resort; getting called out in some of the worst weather, to some of the most remote parts of Canada.


About TBD TBD

Session 403

Session: Paramedic Ultrasound - A hands on approach to the future of pre-hospital diagnosis.
Time: 1415 - 1515
Location: Commonwealth Ballroom
Speaker(s): Wade MacPherson
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About This Session

Join Advanced Care Paramedic Wade MacPherson (and guests) for a hands-on ultrasound session packed with information about the enormous potential for ultrasound in the pre-hospital arena. See the development of ultrasound programs in Paramedicine across the globe, hear from international Paramedics who have utilized ultrasound on their patients, and put your own skills to the test scanning live human models and searching for pathology with your newly acquired skills and knowledge. Ultrasound is easy, safe, and effective. Join the movement to bring ultrasound into the field at Paramedicine 2019!


About Wade MacPherson
ACP
Peel Paramedic


Session 404

Session: Mental Health
Time: 1415 - 1515
Location:
Speaker(s): TBD TBD
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Nutrition Break
Time: 1515 - 1545
Location: Commonwealth Ballroom East
Speaker(s): Paramedicine Expo Exhibitors
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Closing Keynote
Time: 1545 - 1645
Location: Commonwealth Ballroom West
Speaker(s): TBD TBD
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Closing Remarks
Time: 1645 - 1700
Location: Commonwealth Ballroom West
Speaker(s): OPA Board
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About OPA Board



Free Time
Session: Free Time
Time: 1700 - 1800
Location: Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites
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About This Session

Use your time effectively to get yourself freshened-up and all dressed to impress for the cocktail reception, banquet dinner and after-party.



Networking and Cocktail Reception

Cocktail Reception

Time: 1800 - 1900
Location: Commonwealth Ballroom


Banquet Dinner

Banquet Dinner

Time: 1900 - 2200
Location: Commonwealth Ballroom
Speaker(s): OPA Board
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About This Session

All guests will come together along with family, friends, spouses and loved ones at our annual paramedic banquet and awards dinner.


About OPA Board



Infamous After Party
Session: Infamous After Party
Time: 2200 - 2355
Location: York Room 1
Session: Infamous After Party
Time: 2200 - 2355
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Session: Safe Zone
Time: 2200 - 2355
Location: Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites