Keynote Speakers

Christian Nickel

nickelcMonday 25 September 
08:30 / Pitfalls in the management of older patients.

Christian Nickel is Deputy Head of the Emergency Department of the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland. In addition to his clinical and teaching work he has a special interest in geriatric emergency care. He has recently been elected chair of the Geriatric Emergency Medicine Section of the European Society of Emergency Medicine. His main research focus is disease presentation and risk stratification of older Emergency Department patients.


Judith Tintinalli

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Tuesday 26 September 
08:30 / Do we still need 'Tintinallis' in 2017?

Dr. Tintinalli is a professor and founding chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is editor in chief of the world’s largest selling emergency medicine textbook, “Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine,” now developing the ninth McGraw Hill edition. In 2016 she was named an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine, and Clinical Professor of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society in April, 2017, by the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.


eric dryver


Wednesday 27 September
  • 08:30 / Constructive alignment: Curriculum, examination, training & beyond

Eric Dryver is a specialist in Emergency Medicine working in the Emergency Department of Lund, Sweden. He is the current chair of the EUSEM Education Committee. As member of the Swedish Education Committee, he has been involved in writing and implementing the Swedish specialist examination in EM. Eric runs the regional education program for EM residents in Skane, Sweden, and is a firm believer in the value of simulation-based training and checklists.


Hot topic speakers

Ian Stiell

STIELL hi res April 2014Sunday 24 September
16:40 / Creating evidence to improve safety and effectiveness of ED patient care.
Tuesday 26 September
9:10 / How To - Cardiovascular - Panel Discussion.
11:10 / Management of Recent-onset Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter (RAFF): Time for the ED to take Control.

Dr. Ian Stiell is Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa; Distinguished Professor and Clinical Research Chair, University of Ottawa; Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute; and Emergency Physician, The Ottawa Hospital. He is internationally recognised for his research in emergency medicine with a focus on the development of clinical decision rules and the conduct of clinical trials involving acutely ill and injured patients, and has published more than 350 peer-reviewed papers. Dr. Stiell is best known for the development of the Ottawa Ankle Rules and Canadian C-Spine Rule, and as the Principal Investigator for the landmark OPALS Studies for prehospital care. He is Chair of the CAEP Academic Section. Dr. Stiell received a CIHR Foundation Award in 2015and is a Member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine.

Gregory L. Henry

henry250Monday 25 September
11:10 / Clearing patients in the ED for psychiatric admission. 
14:10 / How to communicate with hospital management.
Tuesday 26 September
11:10 / Damned If you do, damned If you don’t – Malpractice in stroke care. 
14:10 / Effective & creative views of administrative power.

Gregory L. Henry, MD, FACEP, is an emergency physician who was on staff at multiple hospitals in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area. Dr. Henry serves academically as Clinical Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Henry as authored numerous articles and books throughout his career. Currently he is a consultant reviewer for five journals dealing with emergency medicine including the Annuals of Emergency Medicine. He is on the Editorial Board for of the publication ED Management and has served on multiple other editorial boards. He is the author of multiple books on neurologic disease and risk management in emergency medicine as well as over 75 text book chapters and numerous articles on numerous aspects of emergency care.
Dr. Henry is a frequent lecturer on topics concerning health policy, risk management, neurologic disease and pain management. He has lectured at over 100 residency programs in emergency medicine and to over 250,000 emergency physicians as various meetings. He is also a member of the Michigan State Medical Society, The Society of Academic Emergency Medicine and The Washtenaw County Medical Society. 
His contributions are legend and he has a keen interest in improving patient care and risk management as well as neurologic disease. His expertise in the field of risk management is pre-eminent in the field. He has reviewed over 2,400 malpractice cases over the last 39 years and has served as a risk management consultant for numerous physician groups and hospitals throughout the United States. Teaching is his passion and his love for the field where risk medicine is reflected and energy and enthusiasm is brought to his presentations.

Dr. Jeffrey J. Perry

PerryTuesday 26 September
11:10 / How to Neurological - SAH.
14:10 / the septic patient with meningitis.
16:10 / Neurological (Cutting Edge) - TIA.

Dr. Jeffrey J. Perry, MD, MSc, CCFP-EM is a full Professor with the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa, and a Senior Scientist with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and Research Chair, Emergency Neurological Research, University of Ottawa. He completed the family medicine residency program at the Memorial University of Newfoundland and emergency medicine residency at the University of Manitoba and subsequently completed the Emergency Medicine Research Fellowship at the University of Ottawa, and obtained my Master of Science in Epidemiology in 2002. Dr. Perry supervises graduate students in the Department of Epidemiology. Dr. Perry's research program is now very well-established and he has published over 120 peer-reviewed publications. His major research studies have been in the area of neurological emergencies. He has lead several large multicentre prospective clinical decision rule studies to improve care for patients with headache, subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), elderly patients with minor injuries at risk for subsequent functional decline and transient ischemic attack (TIA).

Martin Than

Martin ThanTuesday 26 September
9:10 / How To - Cardiovascular - Panel Discussion.
11:10 / What is the future of chest pain assessment? Moving beyond single biomarkers and dichotomous test results.
14:10 / Troponins and point of care troponins: what every emergency physician needs to know.

Martin is Director of Emergency Medicine research at Christchurch in New Zealand. He has done additional postgraduate training in Evidence Based Healthcare and has a strong interest in Evidence Based Diagnosis and has tutored at The Centre for EBM in Oxford. He works mainly at the Emergency Department of Christchurch Public Hospital as an Emergency Medicine Specialist. He is one of the most published emergency medicine physicians in Australasia.

Martin was the principal investigator of the 3,500 patient study ASPECT study, involving 9 countries in the Asia-Pacific region (published in The Lancet) and an RCT of a 2-hour diagnostic protocol for possible cardiac chest pain in the ED under publication in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Martin was the winner of the inaugural New Zealand national medal for excellence in Health Service Delivery research. He is holds a Health Research Council of New Zealand fellowship for the investigation of cardiovascular disease in the Emergency Department. He is a member of an international Federation for clinical chemistry expert task-force on “Education in Cardiovascular Biomarkers.” which aims to produce educational materials for their use of high sensitivity troponins by clinicians and laboratorians in the clinical practice. Martin is a strong believer in having a close working relationship between the ED, and other healthcare providers. Martin has also received a Decoration for Bravery by the Commonwealth of Australia, The Surf Lifesaving Australia Meritorious Award for Bravery and The Royal Humane Society of Australia Bronze Medallion.