Pre-Conference Courses

October 31st and November 1st, 2023

SickKids Paediatric Emergency Procedural Sedation Program

Tuesday, October 31, 2023 (Time TBA)

In-Person at 525 University Avenue, Room TBA

This course is limited to 21 participants

The SickKids Paediatric Procedural Sedation Program provides a comprehensive approach to assessment and management of children undergoing procedural sedation in the emergency setting. Participants of this program will acquire working knowledge of appropriate sedative and analgesic agents, gain skills to manage potential adverse events and practice procedural sedation in a simulated setting.

    Learning Objectives:

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    Who Should Attend:

    • Paediatric Emergency Physicians, Family Physicians, Emergency Physicians, Paediatricians
    • Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Respiratory Therapists, Physician Assistants, Residents

    Pre-Program requirements: Paediatric Emergency Procedural Sedation Handbook (the handbook will be mailed in advance to participants)

    Certificate of Completion: Issued upon successful completion of the program and multiple-choice examination with a minimum score of 80 %.

    Welcome to the 2023 Edition of the Paediatric Emergency Procedural and Resuscitation Course (PEPRC)! – A “hands-on” skills course.

    Wednesday, November 1, 2023 (Time TBA)

    In-Person at 525 University Avenue (Room TBA)

    This course is limited to 24 participants.


    This pre-conference course delivers advanced skills in an innovative ‘flipped classroom’ format. Using deliberate practice and competency-based training, participants will be able to achieve mastery in these critical Paediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) skills. 

      Learning Objectives:

      • Discuss components of effective team training including role definition, communication, leadership and situational awareness (Crisis Resource Management or CRM). 
      • Recognize and manage acute paediatric emergencies including children presenting with shock, neonatal, cardiac and CNS emergencies.
      • Practice paediatric emergency procedural skills including airway management, percutaneous needle tracheostomy, intraosseous insertion (tibia and shoulder), and chest tube insertion.

      How to Navigate the Website:

      There are 3 sections: CRM, Resuscitation, Procedures

      CRM (Crisis Resource Management) content will cover core topics in team functioning and will be reinforced by the morning lecture.

      Procedures and Resuscitation core content will be available and accessed prior to the conference. Each module will provide key learning materials, videos, clinical guidelines, and competency checklists.

      Please review as much as possible prior to the course to maximize your learning!

      Jonathan Pirie and PEMSim Team




      Paediatric Emergency Medicine Point-of-Care Ultrasound Workshop.

      Wednesday, November 1, 2023 (TBA.)

      In-Person at 525 University Avenue, Room TBA

      This course is limited to 20 participants.


      This innovative one-day course offers point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) users the unique opportunity to learn PEM-specific applications from leading experts in the field. A novel case-based curriculum will provide practical, hands-on instruction designed to enhance patient care and maximize workflow in your clinical practice.

      Attendees will be introduced to point-of-care ultrasound assessment of pneumonia, pleural effusion, airway confirmation, intussusception, appendicitis and POCUS-guided procedures in pediatrics. Attendees will also be immersed in ultrasound-guided resuscitation simulation involving airway, breathing, and circulation applications.

      This state-of-the-art educational experience will include small group teaching, hands-on scanning and immersive simulation. 


        • To provide attendees with a greater knowledge of the core emergency point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) applications for PEM.
        • To provide attendees with a clinical framework in which to apply these POCUS applications using PEM case-based scenarios and simulation scenarios.
        • To provide attendees with expert instruction and hands-on experience with these POCUS applications.

        Attendee Prerequisites

        • Attendees should understand the basics of POCUS and ultrasound including concepts such as transducer selection, depth, and gain.
        • Emergency providers who have adult POCUS experience such as EDE1 or use POCUS in their clinical practice are eligible. PEM Physicians, residents, fellows or pediatricians who have completed POCUS training in their fellowship, or use POCUS in their clinical practice are eligible.


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