CAEP 2021: Goals of the Conference

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This is the first episode of our CanadiEM’s podcast series in collaboration with CAEP 2021, with our guest host Ken Milne. You may recognize Ken Milne’s voice from the popular podcast Skeptic’s Guide to Emergency Medicine. In this series, Ken breaks down will tell you everything you need to know about the upcoming CAEP 2021 conference, CAEP at the Forks: Rising to the Challenge!

In today’s episode, Ken Milne meets with Dr. Tamara McColl to discuss everything you need to about the upcoming CAEP Conference. Dr. Tamara McColl breaks down the meaning behind CAEP at the Forks, why you should attend the CAEP conference and all the details you need to know before attending!

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Our Guest

Dr. Tamara McColl is an Emergency Medicine physician at the Saint Boniface Hospital, assistant professor at the University of Manitoba, and director of Education, Scholarship, and faculty of medicine at the Max Rady College of Medicine. Scientific Chair of CAEP 2021.

CAEP at the Forks: Rising to the Challenge

When is it?
 The conference coming soon – June 15-17, 2021!

Where is it?
This virtual conference is hosted by the organizers at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg in collaboration with educators from all over Canada. Because of its virtual nature, you can tune in from the comfort of your own home!

How can I register? 
Make sure to register as soon as possible at 

What can you do now to prepare?
1. Go to the website and register for the conference.
2. If you are not a CAEP member – get a membership! So many perks!
3. Continue to listen to this amazing promotional CAEPConference Podcast #CAEP21
4. Follow CAEPConference Twitter Account for regular updates pre and during the conference! @caepconference

Conference Learning Objectives

  1. Integrate the values of equity, diversity, and inclusivity in the organization of Emergency Medicine in the delivery of patient care and in daily practice.
  2. To allow for connection and collaboration with delegates collaborating using a virtual platform.
  3. Understand the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the practice of Emergency Medicine.
  4. To apply up-to-date evidence to inform clinical decisions.
  5. Consider strategies to ensure career longevity.
  6. To influence the future direction of Emergency Medicine in Canada.

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Tamara McColl

Dr. McColl is an Assistant Professor and Director of Education Scholarship and Faculty Development with the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Manitoba. She is also the CAEP21 Scientific Chair.

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Ken Milne
Ken is an emergency physician and the Chief of Staff at South Huron Hospital Association in Exeter, Ontario, Canada as well as the founder and primary contributor to the Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine podcast.
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Kara Tastad

Kara Tastad an Emergency Medicine Resident at the University of Toronto. She is a Graphic Design Lead for CanadiEM. Outside of medicine, you are likely to find her traveling, swimming, painting, or baking.

Kevin Junghwan Dong

Kevin Dong is an Emergency Medicine physician in Hamilton, Ontario. His interests include medical education, mentorship, and producing video/podcasts. He completed the Digital Scholar Fellowship in 2019 and he is currently the CanadiEM Director of Multimedia.