Program Outline

The Paramedicine Expo & Conference committee is very proud to bring you the following Program Outline.

Friday September 7

(Conference Day 1 of 2)
Registration, Nutrition and Exhibits
Session: Paramedicine Expo
Time: 0900 - 1030
Location: Vendor Exhibition Area
Opening Remarks
Time: 1030 - 1100
Location: Newbridge Ballroom
Speaker(s): OPA Board
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About OPA Board

Opening Keynote

Highway 401 Chemical Spill

Time: 1100 - 1200
Location: Newbridge Ballroom
Speaker(s): Ontario Provincial Police
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About This Session

Last March a transport truck carrying a hazardous material crashed near Brockville. The massive leak resulted in one death and 29 people being treatment for exposure including 13 first responders. Hear from the responders that were on scene and what lead to this deadly crash.


About Ontario Provincial Police

Networking Lunch and Exhibits
Session: Paramedicine Expo
Time: 1200 - 1300
Location: Vendor Exhibition Area
Concurrent Session 101
Session: Equine Assisted Therapy
Time: 1300 - 1700
Location: Lone Wolf Farm
Speaker(s): Amber Denis
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About This Session

THIS SESSION IS LIMITED TO 12 PEOPLE


Transportation will be provided to Lone Wolf Farm.

Equine Assisted Therapy is an effective form of non-traditional treatment. Horses are incredibly intuitive and allow individuals to let their guard down and reduce stress. Reactions to the animal and the animal's reaction to them helps to highlight the behaviors, feelings, and relationships that have caused pain.


About Amber Denis
EAPD Coach
Equi-Soul

Concurrent Session 102
Session: Water Safety and Rescue Awareness
Time: 1300 - 1700
Location: Brookstreet Hotel
Speaker(s): Canadian Coast Guard, Ottawa Paramedic Service Marine Team
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About This Session

THIS SESSION IS LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE


This be will be an interactive session with both the Canadian Coast Guard and Ottawa Paramedic Service Marine Team. Topics will include Drowning Prevention, Water Safety and Awareness. Participants will have the opportunity to explore a Coast Guard Boat and all of the equipment used by both teams.

Oh and don't forget to bring your uniform and boots as there will be in water time during this session.


About Canadian Coast Guard


About Ottawa Paramedic Service Marine Team

Concurrent Session 103
Time: 1300 - 1700
Location: Newbridge Ballroom
Speaker(s): Dr. Dominick Bosse, Dr. Robert Bourgault, Darryl Wilton
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This concurrent session will feature multiple topics covering a broad range;

13:00-14:00

Cancer Research and Emerging Treatments-What Paramedics Need to Know

14:15-15:15

Work Related Asthma

16:00-17:00

Fire Medic Update


About Dr. Dominick Bosse
Medical Oncologist
The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Center



About Dr. Robert Bourgault
Occupational Health Clinics of Ontario


About Darryl Wilton
Vice President
OPA

Nutrition Break and Exhibits
Session: Paramedicine Expo
Time: 1515 - 1600
Location: Vendor Exhibition Area
Dinner and Cocktails
Session: Dinner Hosted by the OPA
Time: 1700 - 1900
Location: Vendor Exhibition Area
Exhibits
Session: Paramedicine Expo
Time: 1700 - 1900
Location: Vendor Exhibition Area
Annual General Meeting
Time: 1900 - 2100
Location: Newbridge Ballroom
Speaker(s): OPA Board
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About This Session

OPA Annual General Meeting


About OPA Board

Saturday September 8

(Conference Day 2 of 2)
Hot Breakfast and Exhibits
Session: Paramedicine Expo
Time: 0730 - 0845
Location: Vendor Exhibition Area
Conference Welcome
Time: 0845 - 0900
Location: Newbridge Ballroom
Speaker(s): OPA Board
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About OPA Board

Opening Keynote Speaker
Session: McNally Project for Paramedic Research
Time: 0900 - 1000
Location: Newbridge Ballroom
Speaker(s): Dr. Walter Tavares
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About This Session

The McNally Project is a grassroots initiative intended to build research capacity in paramedicine. We're a community, of and for, researchers and those hoping to become researchers. We strive to contribute knowledge to the literature on paramedicine and topics related to paramedicine.

Our community is intentionally diverse, with broad research interests and a range of research experience. What we find interesting, how we conduct research, and our approaches to science and evidence are also diverse.

We have educational goals, but allow that to exist organically and informally. We call it success when we give researchers of all types a place to talk about, work on, and refine research and research skills, and when more and more independent researchers exist in the system.


About Dr. Walter Tavares
ACP, PhD

Nutrition Break and Exhibits
Session: Paramedicine Expo
Time: 1000 - 1030
Location: Vendor Exhibition Area
Concurrent Session 201
Session: Pediatric Block
Time: 1030 - 1215
Location: Newbridge Ballroom
Speaker(s): Lisa O'Kane, Brigitte Richard
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10:30-11:20

Child Life Specialist are pediatric health care professionals who work with children and families in hospitals and other settings to help them cope with the challenges of hospitalization, illness, and disability.

11:20-12:15

Pediatric Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking


About Lisa O'Kane
Child Life Specialist
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario


About Brigitte Richard
Care Facilitator Sexual Assault Program
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Concurrent Session 202
Session: Terrorism Awareness - Part One
Time: 1030 - 1215
Location:
Speaker(s): Royal Canadian Mounted Police
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About This Session

This Terrorism Awareness Program session will provide valuable and current information on the threats that are becoming more of a reality to all Paramedics on a daily basis.


About Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Concurrent Session 203
Session: Marijuana-What Paramedics Need to Know
Time: 1030 - 1215
Location: Newbridge Ballroom
Speaker(s): Tommy Jellinek
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About This Session

With legal Marijuana coming how are Paramedics going to deal with legal aspects of possibly impaired drivers and refusal of service. This interactive session will include info on types of marijuana, how they will be performing roadside impaired testing and what we know about legislative changes.


About Tommy Jellinek
Ottawa Police Service

Networking Lunch and Exhibits
Session: Paramedicine Expo
Time: 1215 - 1315
Location: Vendor Exhibition Area
Concurrent Session 301
Session: Palliative Care
Time: 1315 - 1500
Location: Newbridge Ballroom
Speaker(s): Renfrew County Paramedic Service Community Paramedic
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About This Session

An interactive session on how Renfrew County Community Paramedics are leading the way in Ontario with their palliative care program and technology.


About Renfrew County Paramedic Service Community Paramedic

Concurrent Session 302
Session: Terrorism Awareness - Part Two
Time: 1315 - 1500
Location: Newbridge Ballroom
Speaker(s): Royal Canadian Mounted Police
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About This Session

This session will expand on the knowledge gained from Session 202 and will include table top exercises for terrorism responses.


About Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Nutrition Break and Exhibits
Session: Paramedicine Expo
Time: 1500 - 1545
Location: Vendor Exhibition Area
Closing Keynote Session
Time: 1545 - 1645
Location: Newbridge Ballroom
Speaker(s): TBD TBD
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About TBD TBD

Closing Remarks
Time: 1645 - 1700
Location: Newbridge Ballroom
Speaker(s): OPA Board
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About OPA Board

Free Time
Time: 1700 - 1800
Location: Brookstreet Hotel
Networking and Cocktail Reception
Time: 1800 - 1845
Location: Newbridge Ballroom
Award Banquet
Time: 1845 - 2200
Location: Newbridge Ballroom
Infamous After Party
Time: 2200 - 2355
Location: Connections Lounge
Sponsor(s): Interdev
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About This Session

This is our all inclusive after party sponsored by Interdev. Last year it went until 5 in the morning...

Safe Zone
Time: 2200 - 2355
Location: Brookstreet Hotel
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About This Session

The game room Zone 525 is reserved for a alcohol free zone where people can still enjoy the event and networking with peers from across Ontario.