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
Session: Highway 401 Chemical Spill
Time: 1100 - 1200
Location: Newbridge Ballroom
Speaker(s): Erin Cranton, Ontario Provincial Police
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About This Session

March 2017, a transport truck carrying a hazardous material crashed on Hwy 401 near Brockville, Ontario.

The massive leak resulted in one death and 29 people treated for exposure to chemical substances, including 13 first responders.

Hear from the responders who were on scene and find out what lead to this deadly crash.


About Erin Cranton
Constable
Ontartio Provincial Police

Erin has been a front line officer with the OPP for four years.  She is also a member of the Provincial Liaison Team (PLT) and media trained.



About Ontario Provincial Police




Networking Lunch and Exhibits
Session: Paramedicine Expo
Time: 1200 - 1300
Location: Vendor Exhibition Area


Concurrent Session 100

101

Session: Equine Assisted Therapy
Time: 1300 - 1515
Location: Lone Wolf Farm
Speaker(s): Amber Denis
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About This Session

THIS SESSION IS LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE

NOTE: This session will run until 16:00

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

I've had a passion for horses ever since I learned how to walk; which was with a Fisher Price horse! Growing up I always admired them and was drawn to them. It took me awhile to realize how important they were to me and how perceptive they truly are. I started pursuing my passion and love of horses on a more personal level about 10 years ago when I bought my first Quarter Horse Cheyenne. She has been my rock, my friend, my constant through the good and the bad. When I needed to regroup and re-evaluate my life I spent time with her. I learned a lot about myself with what she reflected back at me. Although it never occurred to me until recently what was happening.

Fast forward a few years and I bought another horse for a companion for Cheyenne and for me. And last year I earned a new title, Mom. I have a sweet little cowboy who has turned my world completely upside down, and I love it!

I have my certification as an Equine Assisted Personal Development Coach, completed through Higher Trails (www.highertrails.ca and www.ealcanada.com), where I can bring my love and passion for horses to people. Nothing gives me more hope and joy then having someone else experience the true empathy that horses can portray to us. So enough about me, let's get started on you today!


102 ***SOLD OUT***

Session: Water Safety and Rescue Awareness
Time: 1300 - 1515
Location: Brookstreet Hotel
Speaker(s): Emma Moore, Ottawa Paramedic Service Marine Team
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About This Session

SORRY THIS SESSION IS FULL


This will be an interactive session with both the Canadian Coast Guard and Ottawa Paramedic Service Marine Team. 

Topics will include:

-Physiology review of drowning 

- Types of drowning 

-Treatment of drowning

-Risk assessment tools

-Ottawa Drowning Prevention Coalition and how you can help in your community

-Water Safety and Awareness

-Equipment used by both teams

-Tour of a Canadian Coast Guard vessel

Oh and don't forget to bring your uniform and boots as there will be in water time during this session to obtain a real perspective of what it would feel like if you go into the water. 


About Emma Moore
Coxswain - Inshore Rescue Boat
Canadian Coast Guard

Introduction

  • Canadian Coast Guard Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) program 4 years in Newfoundland, Georgian Bay and Lake St Clair
  • volunteered with MD's and RN's in Guatemala
  • worked alongside Royal Canadian Air Force Search & Rescue team and technicians
  • worked alongside United States Coast Guard life boats and helicopters
  • second year speaking at OPA conferences
  • recent grad from Humber College PCP program

Experience

Emma has been with the Canadian Coast Guard Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) program for four years. This is Emma's second year speaking at the Ontario Paramedic Association Paramedicine Expo & Conference on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard IRB program. Emma is a recent graduate of the Primary Care Paramedic program at Humber College, and had the opportunity to travel to Guatemala to provide care to indigenous communities alongside Physicians and Nursing students in February 2018.

Emma spent her first season with the IRB program in Newfoundland, stationed at the northernmost base, Notre Dame Bay. In her second season with the CCG she transferred to Ontario and has been stationed in south-eastern Georgian Bay on Brebeuf Island, and Lake St. Clair at Thames River. In her time with the Canadian Coast Guard IRB, Emma has worked alongside local Paramedic, Police, and Fire assets, Ontario Provincial Police marine units, CCG Fleet and Auxiliary units, as well as the Royal Canadian Air Force Search and Rescue team and technicians, and the United States Coast Guard life boats and helicopters.



About Ottawa Paramedic Service Marine Team

103

Session: Things that Kill
Time: 1300 - 1515
Location: Newbridge Ballroom
Speaker(s): Dr. Dominick Bosse, Dr. Robert Bourgault
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About This Session

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

With new and emerging treatments for Cancer more patients are choosing to have treatment at home.  This session will update Paramedics on the risks of these new treatments like viral and chemotherapy.  And where research is today in the hopes of one day curing cancer.




14:15-15:15

Awareness of Work-Related Asthma (WRA) among Health Care Professionals

Work-related triggers cause 10-20% of adult asthma. There are more than 300 asthma-causing substances in the workplace, making work-related asthma Canada's most common occupational lung disease.

WRA is however preventable if proper controls (engineering, administrative and personal protective equipment) are used in the workplace to reduce worker exposure.

To empower workers on good lung health, education on WRA should not only be limited to workers but also to health care professionals. The focus of such education would culminate in proper and early diagnosis in addition to management and prevention of the disease.

Health care professionals including paramedics need to have the knowledge to screen for work related asthma. Access to WRA related information by workers and health care professionals is key in disease prevention and management. This presentation is interactive in nature with participants answering a pre-assessment and post-assessment evaluation using polling technology. 


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

Dr. Bossé is a Medical Oncologist who specializes in Genitourinary and Gastrointestinal cancers. He completed his Medical School, Master in Physiology and Biophysics and Internal Medicine training at the Université de Sherbrooke in Québec. He did his Medical Oncology residency at the University of Ottawa in 2016, followed by a clinical research fellowship at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.  In 2018 Dr. Bossé obtained a Master in Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He has a marked interest in research and has published his work in peer-reviewed journals. He was awarded the Conquer Cancer Foundation Merit Award for his work in kidney cancer presented at the ASCO Genitourinary Symposium 2018.



About Dr. Robert Bourgault
Occupational Health Physician
Occupational Health Clinics of Ontario

Dr. Robert Bourgault is an Occupational Health Physician from the Ottawa region who has recently joined the newly opened Eastern Region Ottawa Clinic of Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW). 

In addition to his work with OHCOW, Dr. Bourgault acts as Medical Consultant to the RCMP International Peace Operations in Ottawa.

Dr. Bourgault completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Ottawa in 1987 and received his Master's Degree in Occupational Health Sciences from McGill University in 2011. In addition, Dr. Bourgault holds undergraduate degrees in both Biology and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ottawa and has received his certificate in travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine.


104

Session: Trauma and Terrorism
Time: 1300 - 1515
Location: Newbridge Ballroom
Speaker(s): Mathieu LeBreton, Tim Dear
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*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SESSION BEGINS AT 12:45*


12:45 - 14:00

Stop the Bleed-Trainer Training

Massive bleeding from any cause, but particularly from an active shooter or explosive event where a response is delayed can result in death. Victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding, within five to 10 minutes.

Stop the Bleed is an initiative of the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus that provides civilian bystanders the skills and basic tools to stop uncontrolled bleeding in an emergency situation and save lives.

Similar to how the general public learns and performs CPR, the public must learn proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings, and tourniquets. Only certified healthcare providers can administer a Stop the Bleed course.


14:15-15:15

Smallpox Plans for Canada: Where do Paramedics Fit?

A 3-part presentation will provide an overview of what has happened in Canada since 2003.  Part 1 will include actions by HC, PHAC, DND, Global Affairs as well as First Responders and their associations.  Part 2 will cover why Paramedics should care about Bio-preparedness and Part 3 will cover a wide-ranging discussion on the way ahead for Paramedics.


About Mathieu LeBreton
BScN, RN, CNCC(C)
The Ottawa Hospital

Trauma Coordinator, Ottawa Hospital



About Tim Dear
P.Eng., Senior Consultant
Centre-Arch Inc.

After graduating from the Royal Military College in 1972 with a Bachelor of Engineering, Tim served in the Canadian Forces as a Combat Engineer, a Construction Engineer as well as being both a Project Director and a Program Manager on capital equipment programs. He retired from the Canadian Forces at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1988.  In industry, Tim went on to become the President of DEW Engineering who designed and built the majority of the CBRNE decontamination equipment used in Canada for over 20 years, plus exports to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Australia.  Tim retired again in 2011, after the sale of DEW, and is now a Senior Associate with Centre-Arch Inc, acting as a business advisor to several bio-defence and cyber security firms.




Nutrition Break and Exhibits
Session: Paramedicine Expo
Time: 1515 - 1600
Location: Vendor Exhibition Area


Closing Keynote
Session: Psychological Health for Paramedics: When exposure to trauma is part of the job
Time: 1600 - 1700
Location: Newbridge Ballroom
Speaker(s): Ashlee Mulligan
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About This Session

Every day, paramedics and other first responders are immersed in stressful situations. Over time, the effects of accumulated stresses can lead to mental injury and self-harming behaviors.

Individuals often do not recognize or accept signs of stress and do not seek appropriate help.

As a result, suicide rates among first responders are two to three times higher than in the general population.

This presentation will identify the factors associated with suicide and how to support mental health and well-being in the workplace. In addition to reviewing strategies and resources for preventing suicide, this presentation will address the importance of crisis intervention and overcoming the stigma associated with mental health issues.



About Ashlee Mulligan
Senior Program Manager, Prevention and Promotion
Mental Health Commission of Canada

Ashlee Mulligan is a Senior Program Manager in Prevention and Promotion at the Mental Health Commission of Canada. In this role, Ashlee works to promote research, collaboration and knowledge exchange at both a community and systems level in suicide prevention. Prior to working at the Commission, Ashlee spent several years in the child and youth mental health sector where she worked to build capacity within community-based mental health agencies, in support of creating an integrated system for Ontario children and youth. Ashlee has a Master of Science (specialization neuroscience) and has done work in knowledge mobilization, research and project management in both the health and mental health sectors. Ashlee is passionate about working across systems to improve quality and access to mental health care in Canada. 





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
Session: OPA Annual General Meeting (will attend)
Time: 1900 - 2100
Location: Newbridge Ballroom
Speaker(s): OPA Board
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OPA Annual General Meeting

NOTE: YOU MUST BE A OPA MEMBER TO ATTEND


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Session: OPA Annual General Meeting (will NOT attend)
Time: 1900 - 2100
Location:


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. The project is community, of and for, researchers and those hoping to become researchers. The aim is to foster a community that can contribute knowledge to the literature on paramedicine and topics related to paramedicine. The project and 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. The project has educational goals, but that exists 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.  See www.mcnallyproject.ca for more details.

This talk will introduce attendees to the McNally project, discuss the value of diverse paramedic led research initiatives and how we as a paramedic community might need to mobilize to contribute research capacity growth and sustainability in paramedicine.  


About Dr. Walter Tavares
ACP, PhD

Dr. Tavares has been in paramedicine for over 20 years in practice, education and base hospital roles.  He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and Scientist at the Wilson Centre and Post-MD Education (Post graduate Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development) at the University of Toronto. He is also a Scientist and Advanced Care Paramedic with York Region Paramedic and Senior Services and co-chair of the Canadian EMS Research Network (CERN). His research explores education, continuing professional development and professional and clinical practice in medical education and paramedicine.  




Nutrition Break and Exhibits
Session: Paramedicine Expo
Time: 1000 - 1030
Location: Vendor Exhibition Area


Concurrent Session 200

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

Positive Medical Encounters with Children

An Emergency medical encounter can be very scary for a child and their parents. This may be their first experience besides a family Physician and will lay the foundation for future medical encounters. We have an important job as Healthcare Professionals to lay the groundwork for a lifetime of positive medical interactions.You will learn tips and tricks, effective language and useful tools to best interact with children and parents who are anxious and afraid.

11:20-12:15

Pediatric Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking

This session will provide an overview of adolescent sexual abuse and assault care.  Topics will include forensic evidence collection, treatment, human trafficking trends and what Paramedics should know and expect in theses cases.


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

Certified Child Life Specialist at CHEO for 14 years, working in the Emergency Department and the ICU.

Special interest in grief and bereavement and supporting siblings through end of life.



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

Brigitte Richard is the Care Facilitator for the Sexual Assault Program at CHEO since 2004.

She provides clinical leadership and clinical expertise in the care of sexually abused/assaulted children and youth working within a multidisciplinary setting.  She works collaboratively with community organizations, child protection agencies and police for collection of forensic evidence for investigations.


202

Session: Terrorism Awareness - Part One
Time: 1030 - 1215
Location: Newbridge Ballroom
Speaker(s): Royal Canadian Mounted Police
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NOTE: This is a two part session-you must also select Session 302


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.

Objectives:

-Outline key terms associated with national security and the process of radicalization

-Recognize and delineate between different types of targets within their respective community

-List weapons historically used and those which may be leveraged to commit an act(s) of violent extremism

-Apply behavioural observation analysis in order to identify and inform on possible indicators of criminal/terrorist activity and practices that might go otherwise unnoticed and unreported 

-Outline regional and national reporting mechanisms


About Royal Canadian Mounted Police


203

Session: Marijuana-Coming to a Store Near You
Time: 1030 - 1215
Location: Brookstreet Hotel
Speaker(s): Tommy Jellinek
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With legal Marijuana coming, how are Paramedics going to deal with 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
Constable
Ottawa Police Service

Constable Tommy Jellinek is a member of the Ottawa Police Traffic Unit and considered a subject matter expert on field drug recognition. As a Course Instructor for the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) Tommy has taught Police Officers from across North America on the identification, investigation, and prosecution of drug-impaired drivers.




Networking Lunch and Exhibits
Session: Paramedicine Expo
Time: 1215 - 1315
Location: Vendor Exhibition Area


Concurrent Session 300

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

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


303

Session: Sim City
Time: 1315 - 1500
Location: Brookstreet Hotel
Speaker(s): Frontenac Paramedic Service, Matt Smith
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Frontenac Paramedic Services SimLab

Paramedics now have more medical knowledge and medications than ever before.  To ensure their Paramedics are competent, confident and safe to practice Frontenac Paramedic Service looked for scientifically proven ways to improve training.  Interactive simulation has been proven to improve patient safety and improve medical care.  In partnership with Crestline the SimLab was developed and can be deployed throughout their county.  Don't miss out on your chance to experience this highly interactive SimLab.

 

Critical Care Transport-Why does it take so long?

This interactive session with Ornge Critical Care Transport Unit Medic Matt Smith will give you the opportunity to see what is involved in preparing a complex critical patient for transport.  The equipment, medication, orders...and really why the F' it just takes so long.  


About Frontenac Paramedic Service


About Matt Smith
Critical Care Paramedic
Ornge Transport Medicine



Nutrition Break and Exhibits
Session: Paramedicine Expo
Time: 1500 - 1545
Location: Vendor Exhibition Area


Closing Keynote Session
Session: “More than just a…” & Our Community
Time: 1545 - 1645
Location: Newbridge Ballroom
Speaker(s): Paul Snobelen
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We live in communities that are “connected” but not “connecting”. In this session we are going to look at how Peel Regional Paramedic Services is engaging and connecting with our communities and partners. The future of paramedicine goes beyond enhancements to the scope of practice; it includes closing the gap before paramedics arrive. Learn what the gaps and opportunities are that we identified and how are we addressing them. Therefore, predicting the potential impact of future roles within our profession.

 

During this presentation I want to address the phrase I hear far too often in this industry that starts with “I am just a…” when being introduced. People and paramedics are more than “just a certification”. How does the public really perceive paramedics and what is our true impact on the community?


About Paul Snobelen
Specialist, Community Safety Programs
Peel Regional Paramedic Services

Paul Snobelen created the "EMS Led Bystander/Lay-Rescuer Post Arrest Support Model" for Peel Regional Paramedic Services using his knowledge and experience as an emergency medical responder instructor involved in pre-paramedic emergency care programs and as a Crisis & Trauma Responder. This support model has allowed him to follow up with over 150 bystanders and lay rescuers, and to conduct formal debriefings with over 120 bystanders.

Paul's primary focus is on improving pre-paramedic care and community engagement around resuscitation.

Paul is currently involved in several research projects as a principal investigator, co-author and author, and as also working with the International Journal of First Aid Education, and the Canadian Red Cross to improve the way we look at CPR and AED training in the future. Along with being involved in research, he has consulted with leading AED manufactures providing post-event feedback on AED use and real-user experience to help improve the next generation of AEDs and pre-paramedic care.




Closing Remarks
Time: 1645 - 1700
Location: Newbridge Ballroom
Speaker(s): OPA Board
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Free Time
Time: 1700 - 1800
Location: Brookstreet Hotel


Networking and Cocktail Reception
Time: 1800 - 1845
Location: Newbridge Ballroom


Awards Banquet
Time: 1845 - 2200
Location: Newbridge Ballroom


After Hours
Session: Infamous After Party
Time: 2200 - 2355
Location: Connections Lounge
Sponsor(s): Interdev
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This is our all inclusive after party sponsored by Interdev. Last year it went until 5 in the morning...

Session: Safe Zone
Time: 2200 - 2355
Location: Brookstreet Hotel
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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.

Session: I will not attend either
Time: 2200 - 2355
Location: