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Pediatric Emergency Medicine Conference 2017

Our conference offers an engaging exchange of knowledge, ideas and innovations with world renowned expert faculty and evidence-based clinical applications for practice. This year the conference will focus on critical knowledge and skills to allow you to deliver high quality care to children in the acute care setting. You will have an opportunity to learn from our expert plenary speakers. Dr. Kevin Osterhoudt from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will tackle the prescription opioid epidemic in children. Dr. Anthony Crocco from McMaster Children’s Hospital will discuss practical applications of evidence based medicine for children and his pet peeves and Dr. Kathy Boutis will highlight the latest evidence-based approaches to management of MSK injuries.

We know your time is valuable. We want to ensure that you get the most from your time here and so we have designed the conference a little differently this year. We have added strategies to enhance your learning and make it more enjoyable. You can join our experts in a hot topics debate. We will flip the classroom to allow for more in-depth learning by having you work through some interesting cases, X-rays and ECG at home and use some fun gamification techniques for learning – get ready for jeopardy! Of course there are lots of opportunities for hands-on learning using simulation in our pre-conference Advanced Paediatric Life Support Course and in our neonatal, airway and ultrasound workshops.

I hope to see you at the PEM Conference!

Suzan Schneeweiss, MD

Suzan Schneeweiss, MD

Conference Chair

Agenda

Pre-Conference APLS: Tuesday, Oct. 24 & Wednesday Oct. 25
PEM2017: Thursday Oct. 26th & Friday Oct. 27th

Agenda items are currently being updated. Check back often, or better yet, register now and save with early-bird pricing!

APLS Day 1
2017-10-24
525 University Ave, The Learning Institute Simulation Centre 6th Floor
525 University Ave, 12th Floor room 1260
APLS Day 2
2017-10-25
525 University Ave, The Learning Institute Simulation Centre 6th Floor
525 University Ave, 12th Floor room 1260
PEM Day 1
2017-10-26
PGCRL Gallery
PGCRL Event Room 3a and b
PGCRL Event Room 2a and b
PGCRL Event Room 1
PGCRL Auditorium
PEM Day 2
2017-10-27
PGCRL Gallery
PGCRL Event Room 3a and b
PGCRL Event Room 2a and b
PGCRL Event Room 1
PGCRL Auditorium
525 University Ave, The Learning Institute Simulation Centre 6th Floor
525 University Ave, 12th Floor room 1260
525 University Ave, The Learning Institute Simulation Centre 6th Floor
525 University Ave, 12th Floor room 1260
PGCRL Gallery
PGCRL Event Room 3a and b
PGCRL Event Room 2a and b
PGCRL Event Room 1
PGCRL Auditorium
PGCRL Gallery
PGCRL Event Room 3a and b
PGCRL Event Room 2a and b
PGCRL Event Room 1
PGCRL Auditorium
08:00 - 08:30
Registration & Breakfast
08:30 - 09:00
Recognition of the Critically Ill Child Lecture

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At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish the three components of the pediatric assessment triangle
  • Assess pediatric-specific features of initial assessment
  • Describe the initial interventions and investigations for successful resuscitation and stabilization
  • Identify key features of challenging cases in pediatrics and formulate a diagnostic approach to evaluation
09:00 - 10:00
Resuscitation Update Lecture

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At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key scientific updates in pediatric resuscitation
  • Recognize change in focus of latest resuscitation guidelines
  • Review current guidelines for pediatric resuscitation
10:00 - 10:15
Refreshment Break
10:15 - 11:15
Surgical Emergencies

Lecture. More information to come!

11:15 - 11:45
Exam Review, Q&A Session

More information to come!

11:45 - 12:30
Lunch
12:30 - 16:00
Simulations Stations

More information to come!

08:00 - 08:15
Registration & Breakfast
08:15 - 09:15
Procedural Sedation

Lecture. More information to come!

09:15 - 09:30
Refreshment Break
09:30 - 12:30
Simulation Stations

More information to come!

12:30 - 13:15
Lunch
13:15 - 14:15
Children with Special Needs

Lecture. More information to come!

14:15 - 15:15
Toxicology

Lecture. More information to come!

15:15 - 15:30
Refreshment Break
15:30 - 16:30
Exam & Evaluations

More information to come!

07:30 - 08:30
Registration, Breakfast & Welcome
08:30 - 09:15
Feeling the Pain: The Prescription Opioid Epidemic

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This lecture will present a dramatic case demonstrating the deadly potential of prescription opioids to children. It will examine the current epidemic of prescription opioid misuse and abuse, and it will examine some of the root causes that lead to the problem. Finally, it will try to inspire clinicians to work together to develop solutions to this leading cause of injury-related mortality.

 

After this session, participants will be able to:

 

  • Discuss the human toll of the prescription opioid epidemic, including its pediatric impact.
  • Develop responsible opioid prescribing practices at the individual and hospital level.
  • Advocate for responsible opioid prescribing practices at the societal level.

Kevin C. Osterhoudt Kevin C. Osterhoudt MD, MS View Profile ➤

09:15 - 10:00
3 Evidence-Based Ways to Make the Diagnosis & Management of Common Pediatric Fractures Easy – For the Patient, Doctor, & Health Care System

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Did you ever struggle with all those lines on a pediatric bone x-ray – What is a growth plate? What is a fracture? Or, did you ever wonder if minor stable fractures really need to be fully casted for 3-6 weeks? What does the orthopedic surgeon do when they follow up these fractures that a primary care physician cannot do? These questions will be answered in this talk, alongside the evidence to support newer trends in management emphasizing more convenient and cost-effective treatment options.

 

 After this session, participants will be able to:

 

  • Optimize their diagnostic skills in pediatric musculoskeletal radiograph interpretation
  • Apply minimal intervention strategies for management of low risk pediatric fractures
  • Facilitate follow up of low risk pediatric fractures at the primary care office.

Kathy Boutis Kathy Boutis MD, FRCPC, MSc View Profile ➤

10:00 - 10:20
Refreshment Break
10:20 - 12:00
Fast & Furious Lectures

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20 minute lectures with 5 minute question and answer periods. Lecture titles below, more information to come!


 

Hot topic: the latest on infant fever.

Jonathan Pirie Jonathan Pirie MD, MEd, FRCPC, FAAP View Profile ➤

 

This quick hit will get you up to speed on the newer guidelines for the workup and management of infant fever and to help clinicians understand the ongoing controversies in this group of patients.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to high and low risk infants at risk for invasive bacterial infection.
  • Be able to investigate and treat infants bases on high and low risk criteria.
  • Know which infants can safely be discharged from the ED.

 


 

Paediatric neck trauma: pearls and progress!

Suzanne Beno Suzanne Beno MD, FRCPC View Profile ➤

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe current epidemiology and approach to common neck injuries in children.
  • Discuss controversies in clinical management using a case-based approach.
  • Identify new initiatives and future directions for cervical spine immobilization following trauma.

 


 

Bugs, drugs…and mugs in paediatric UTI’s

Dennis Scolnik Dennis Scolnik FRCP(C), DCH, MSc, MBChB View Profile ➤

 


 

Antibiotic stewardship

Michelle Science Michelle Science MD View Profile ➤

12:00 - 13:15
Lunch & Learn

An optional lunch and learn session will take place from 12:30pm – 1:00pm

Interesting Cases from the ED.

13:15 - 16:35
Managing the Difficult Pediatric Airway

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Workshop 4.  You’ve learnt the skills…now apply your knowledge!

This 3-hour workshop offers medical professionals the rare opportunity to apply the knowledge they gain in this session by implementing their skills in emergency airway management into case-based simulations. Learn how to use and gain experience with essential airway adjuncts, intubation tools and advanced technological advancements, and then put it all together in simulated scenarios.

 

After this session, participants will be able to:

 

  • Apply their knowledge of emergency airway management into the paediatric setting
  • Identify airway adjuncts and tools available to the paediatric airway and practice appropriate implementation via simulation
  • Discuss the differences between technological assistive devices and apply your knowledge to associated specific intubation techniques
  • Develop appropriate paediatric airway management plans based on assessment and resources.

 

This workshop is 3 hours.  Therefore, if you’re attending this workshop, you do not need to choose another workshop for the afternoon sessions.  Limited to 21 people maximum.

Diane Soares Diane-Soares RRT View Profile ➤
Mark Tessaro Mark Tessaro MD, FRCPC, RCPSC (PEM) View Profile ➤
Maxim Ben-Yakov Maxim Ben-Yakov MDCM, FRCPC (EM, PEM), dABEM View Profile ➤
Victoria Maxwell Victoria Maxwell RT View Profile ➤

13:15 - 14:45
Clinical Approach to Neonatal Emergencies

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Workshop 2. Neonatal emergencies are often unanticipated and can be life-threatening. Since such events are infrequent, regular updates and practice is required to maintain the skills and competency of the practitioner.  This simulation focused session provides opportunities to practice a team approach to managing such situations.

 

After this session, participants will be able to:

 

  • Demonstrate steps involved in neonatal resuscitation and stabilization presenting with life threatening emergencies upon arrival to emergency
  • Evaluate and manage the neonate with multi-system compromise
  • Practice and reflect on critical team behavioural skills that impact on the success of a resuscitation

Annette Martens Annette Martens BN, MN View Profile ➤
Hilary Whyte Hilary Whyte MB, MSc, FRCP(C) View Profile ➤
Kyong-Soon Lee Kyong-Soon Lee MB, MSc, FRCP(C) View Profile ➤
Silvana Oppedisano Silvana Oppedisano RN View Profile ➤

13:15 - 14:45
Toxicology Jeopardy

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Workshop 1. Toxicology Jeopardy will offer a broad survey of pediatric toxicological principles in a fun, interactive game show format. Topics to be explored will include syndromic toxicological diagnosis, antidotal therapy, and envenomation injury. Additionally, historical and pop-culture references will be used to stimulate interest and provide context.

 

After this session, participants will be able to:

 

  • Apply toxidrome analysis to toxicological diagnosis.
  • Choose appropriate antidotes for toxicological care.
  • Share toxicological case experiences in a fun and engaging manner.

Kevin C. Osterhoudt Kevin C. Osterhoudt MD, MS View Profile ➤

13:15 - 14:45
Pearls & Pitfalls in Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma Management

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Workshop 3. This workshop will focus on the diagnosis, acute management, and discharge of paediatric fractures and dislocations in the emergency room setting. Emphasis will be placed on the most common fractures encountered and injuries that should never be missed. The workshop will incorporate illustrative cases as well give you the opportunity to practice your interpretation of radiographs and your casting techniques.

 

After this session, participants will be able to:

 

  • Confidently identify fractures/dislocations in paediatric patients.
  • Safely manage paediatric patients with fractures/dislocations in the emergency setting.
  • Improve the efficiency of managing these patients without compromising their outcomes.

Mark Camp Mark Camp MD, MSc, FRCSC View Profile ➤

14:45 - 15:05
Refreshment Break
15:05 - 16:35
Pearls & Pitfalls in Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma Management (repeat)

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This session is a repeat.

Workshop 3. This workshop will focus on the diagnosis, acute management, and discharge of paediatric fractures and dislocations in the emergency room setting. Emphasis will be placed on the most common fractures encountered and injuries that should never be missed. The workshop will incorporate illustrative cases as well give you the opportunity to practice your interpretation of radiographs and your casting techniques.

 

After this session, participants will be able to:

 

  • Confidently identify fractures/dislocations in paediatric patients.
  • Safely manage paediatric patients with fractures/dislocations in the emergency setting.
  • Improve the efficiency of managing these patients without compromising their outcomes.

Mark Camp Mark Camp MD, MSc, FRCSC View Profile ➤

15:05 - 16:35
Clinical Approach to Neonatal Emergencies (repeat)

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This session is a repeat.

Workshop 2. Neonatal emergencies are often unanticipated and can be life-threatening. Since such events are infrequent, regular updates and practice is required to maintain the skills and competency of the practitioner.  This simulation focused session provides opportunities to practice a team approach to managing such situations.

 

After this session, participants will be able to:

 

  • Demonstrate steps involved in neonatal resuscitation and stabilization presenting with life threatening emergencies upon arrival to emergency
  • Evaluate and manage the neonate with multi-system compromise
  • Practice and reflect on critical team behavioural skills that impact on the success of a resuscitation

Annette Martens Annette Martens BN, MN View Profile ➤
Hilary Whyte Hilary Whyte MB, MSc, FRCP(C) View Profile ➤
Kyong-Soon Lee Kyong-Soon Lee MB, MSc, FRCP(C) View Profile ➤
Silvana Oppedisano Silvana Oppedisano RN View Profile ➤

15:05 - 16:35
Medically Complex Child in the Emergency Department

Workshop 4.  More information to come!

Jason W. Fischer
MD, MSc, FACEP
Laura Simone
MD, FRCPC
Silvana Oppedisano
07:45 - 08:30
Registration, Breakfast & Welcome
08:30 - 09:15
All is Not as it Seems: My Top EBM Pet Peeves

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In this energy-charged session, Dr. Crocco, known for his online RANThony’s, will be giving us some of his top EBM pet peeves.  Using current top PEM articles as a backdrop, this session will cover naughty EBM words and pictures, as well as common errors in conclusions.

Here is one of Dr. Crocco’s famous RANThony videos:


Anthony Crocco Anthony Crocco MD, FRCPC View Profile ➤

09:15 - 10:00
Questions That Matter: My Favourite Papers 2017

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A curated journey through some of the most interesting papers of 2017. More information to come!

 

After this session, participants will be able to:

 

  • Name key PEM papers published in 2017.
  • Describe the relevance of those selected papers to current PEM practice.
  • Discuss the impact of those selected papers on individual practice.

Jason Fischer Jason Fischer BSc, MD, FRCPC View Profile ➤

10:00 - 22:20
Refreshment Break
10:20 - 12:00
Fast & Furious Lectures

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20 minute lectures with 5 minute question and answer periods.  Lecture titles below, more information to come! Each session will give participants an opportunity to earn Royal College MOC section 3 credits. You must complete and submit online questions prior to the session in order to claim credits.


 

Paediatric ECG: The hidden secrets

Yousef Etoom Yousef Etoom MD View Profile ➤

 


 

Commonly missed cases and cases not to miss in emergency radiology

Michael Aquinoi Michael Aquinoi MD, FRCPC View Profile ➤

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Review commonly missed findings on radiographs of pediatric patients that present to the emergency department.
  • Highlight techniques for identifying pathology on radiographs and differentiating them from findings of normal development or developmental variants.
  • Describe systematic approach to interpreting radiographs commonly ordered for pediatric emergency department patients.

 


 

Do you see what I see? Pics in PEM

Krishna Anchala Krishna Anchala MD, FRCPC View Profile ➤

 


 

Managing foreign bodies: from the inside out

Anna Kempinska Anna Kempinska MD, FRCPC View Profile ➤

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss new guidelines regarding urgency and necessity of removal of button batteries and magnets from stomach and esophageous
  • Describe complications and management of other ingested foreign bodies, including sharp objects and coins

 

12:00 - 13:15
Lunch & Learn

A lunch and learn session will take place from 12:30pm – 1:00pm

13:15 - 14:00
Ask-the-Experts Panel

More information to come!

Anthony G. Crocco
MD FRCPC
Jason W. Fischer
MD, MSc, FACEP
Suzanne Schuh
MD, FRCP(C), FAAP, ABPEM
14:00 - 15:00
Rash Decisions!

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Workshop 7. Often patients present to the ER with acute or chronic rashes.  Many eruptions can look similar to each other.  The clues to distinguishing these eruptions from one another often lies in the history and in closely examining the features of the eruption.  These clues will be used to help the learner narrow down the diagnostic possibilities when faced with an unknown rash.

 Learning Objectives:

 

  • Distinguish similar looking rashes from each other using historical and morphologic clues.
  • Initiate work up and first-line management for the above where indicated

Yousef Etoom Miriam Weinsten BSc, MD, FRCPC View Profile ➤

14:00 - 15:00
Safe Sedation: Top 10 Errors in Pediatric Procedural Sedation

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Workshop 6. Paediatric procedural sedation is commonly practiced in the emergency setting and used to alleviate pain and anxiety. Guidelines for practice have been developed, however, controversies still exist.   In this session, participants will be able to work through case scenarios to identify best practices, common errors and a develop a safe management approach to sedation for common procedures in children.

 

Learning Objectives:

 

  • Examine current controversies and guidelines in paediatric procedural sedation.
  • Evaluate safety and effectiveness of procedural sedation agents in the ED setting for children.
  • Develop effective strategies for paediatric procedural sedation in the emergency setting to reduce adverse events.

Suzan Schneeweiss Suzan Schneeweiss MD, MEd, FRCPC View Profile ➤

14:00 - 04:20
Resuscitative Cardiopulmonary Ultrasound

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Workshop 8. Focused hands-on session of POCUS integration into resuscitation. More information to come!

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After this session, participants will be able to:

 

  • Learn how POCUS can guide management in shock
  • Provide a basic understanding of the literature surrounding resuscitative cardiopulmonary ultrasound
  • Introduction to the basics of cardiac, lung, and IVC POCUS

 

Recommended pre-requisite: Familiar with the basics of emergency point-of-care ultrasound.

Faisal Al-Sani Faisal Al-Sani MD, FRCPC View Profile ➤
Gregory Harvey Gregory Harvey MD, FRCPC (Pediatrics, PEM) View Profile ➤
Kate Fathi Kate Fathi MD, FRCPC View Profile ➤
Lianne McLean Lianne McLean MD, FRCPC, RCPSC (PEM) View Profile ➤
Mark Tessaro Mark Tessaro MD, FRCPC, RCPSC (PEM) View Profile ➤

14:00 - 15:00
Near Misses & Good Catches: Reducing Diagnostic Errors & Parent Complaints

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Workshop 5. This is a case-based, interactive session where participants will complete a number of challenging, yet realistic scenarios.

 

After this session, participants will be able to:

 

  • Recognize how basic patient safety concepts like cognitive biases, teamwork, communication and human factors impact decision-making
  • Review parent feedback themes to improve patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes
  • Reflect on diagnostic pitfalls for common presenting symptoms in children

Olivia Ostrow Olivia Ostrow MD, FAAP View Profile ➤
Trent Mizzi Trent Mizzi MD, FRCPC View Profile ➤

15:00 - 15:20
Refreshment Break
15:20 - 16:20
Rash Decisions! (repeat)

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This session is a repeat.

Workshop 7. Often patients present to the ER with acute or chronic rashes.  Many eruptions can look similar to each other.  The clues to distinguishing these eruptions from one another often lies in the history and in closely examining the features of the eruption.  These clues will be used to help the learner narrow down the diagnostic possibilities when faced with an unknown rash.

 Learning Objectives:

 

  • Distinguish similar looking rashes from each other using historical and morphologic clues.
  • Initiate work up and first-line management for the above where indicated

Yousef Etoom Miriam Weinsten BSc, MD, FRCPC View Profile ➤

15:20 - 16:20
Safe Sedation: Top 10 Errors in Pediatric Procedural Sedation (repeat)

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This session is a repeat.

Workshop 6. Paediatric procedural sedation is commonly practiced in the emergency setting and used to alleviate pain and anxiety. Guidelines for practice have been developed, however, controversies still exist.   In this session, participants will be able to work through case scenarios to identify best practices, common errors and a develop a safe management approach to sedation for common procedures in children.

 

Learning Objectives:

 

  • Examine current controversies and guidelines in paediatric procedural sedation.
  • Evaluate safety and effectiveness of procedural sedation agents in the ED setting for children.
  • Develop effective strategies for paediatric procedural sedation in the emergency setting to reduce adverse events.

Suzan Schneeweiss Suzan Schneeweiss MD, MEd, FRCPC View Profile ➤

Suzan Schneeweiss
MD, MEd, FRCPC
15:20 - 16:20
Near Misses & Good Catches: Reducing Diagnostic Errors & Parent Complaints (repeat)

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This session is a repeat.

Workshop 5. This is a case-based, interactive session where participants will complete a number of challenging, yet realistic scenarios.

 

After this session, participants will be able to:

 

  • Recognize how basic patient safety concepts like cognitive biases, teamwork, communication and human factors impact decision-making
  • Review parent feedback themes to improve patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes
  • Reflect on diagnostic pitfalls for common presenting symptoms in children

Olivia Ostrow Olivia Ostrow MD, FAAP View Profile ➤
Trent Mizzi Trent Mizzi MD, FRCPC View Profile ➤

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Can only attend 1 day?  We have customized packages!  You can pick-and-choose the days and workshops you’d like to attend. Click here to view all available options →

APLS

2-Day Package
$895/ind.

PEM2017

2-Day Package
$590*/phys.
  • Resident & Trainee: $200+ | RN & Allied Health: $290^
  • Full Conference Agenda (Day 1 & Day 2).
  • Download links for all PEM learning material.
  • Full breakfast and lunch provided for all 2 days.
  • Early-bird ends Oct. 4. Regular prices: $650 | + $250 | $350

All prices in CAD and include course registration, syllabus, letter of attendance, exhibits, breakfasts, lunches, refreshment breaks, gratuities and taxes.

Registration is limited, and honoured in the order of the date received.  Registrations received without payment will not be processed.  Your confirmation will be emailed. Ensure your email address is correct when registering on-line. Please contact us at info.pem@sickkids.ca if you do not receive a confirmation within 14 days.  If you register on-line, then your confirmation email will also be your receipt.  Your balance will be displayed on this confirmation email – please keep this copy for your records.  If you register via fax/mail, receipts will be handed out on the day of the conference.

It is recommended that you do not make travel or hotel reservations that cannot be changed or cancelled without penalty until you receive your confirmation. Costs incurred, such as airline or hotel penalties, are the responsibility of the individual. The Planning Committee is not responsible for expenses incurred.

Cancellation Policy: This conference incurs significant non-refundable expenses prior to the conference – please ensure that you read and carefully understand our cancellation policy before submitting your registration. Should you need to cancel your registration, you must do so by email to info.pem@sickkids.ca before Wednesday October 11th. Once this has been received, your registration fee, less a $100 handling charge, will be refunded. After October 11th, no refunds will be granted for withdrawal. However, a replacement can be secured by the registrant as long as you contact us in writing with details to: info.pem@sickkids.ca. Transfer of registration fees to another Division of Paediatric Emergency Medicine educational activity in lieu of cancellation is not possible.

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