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Emergency Medicine Program Committee

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Emergency Department Preprinted Order Set for Acute Opioid Withdrawal: Form D850 December 2016 (opioid replacement therapy)


Emergency Medicine Training & Practice in Canada: Celebrating the Past & Evolving for the Future: Final Report of the Collaborative Working Group on the Future of Emergency Medicine in Canada; August 2016.

Response to the Canadian Association of Emergency Physician’s Collaborative Working Group Report
College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Emergency Medicine Program Committee and the National CCFP(EM) Residency Program Directors; November 13, 2016.

Geri-EM: Personalized E-Learning in Geriatric Emergency Medicine: e-learning website for emergency department physicians who want to provide optimal care to older patients

CFPC continuing professional development (CPD) events calendar: local Mainpro+®-credited CPD search

Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians CPD courses

Who we are

The Emergency Medicine Program Committee represents family physician members with a special interest in emergency medicine and ensures discussion and communication of relevant issues within the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and its Section of Communities of Practice in Family Medicine (CPFM).


The Committee discusses and makes recommendations to the CPFM Council with respect to these CFPC activities:

  • Communications and networking among members involved in Emergency Medicine
  • Development of CFPC policies and/or positions related to patient care and the practice needs/environment of members involved in emergency medicine
  • Advocacy on behalf of members involved in the emergency medicineIdentification of areas in need of accredited continuing medical education (CME)/CPD programs related to emergency medicine

Emergency Medicine Program Committee Terms of Reference

Emergency Medicine Program Committee membership


Dr. John Foote, Ontario


Dr. Al Buchel, Manitoba/Saskatchewan representative

Dr. Deanna Field, Nova Scotia representative

Dr. Jock Murray, Atlantic provinces representative

Dr. Robert Primavesi, Quebec representative

Dr. Simon Pulfrey, British Columbia/Alberta representative

Dr. Peter Toth, Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians representative

Dr. Andrew MacPherson, Royal College EM Specialties Committee Observer 

Dr. Brian Holroyd, RCPSC Observer

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) staff

Dr. Victor Ng, Associate Director, Programs and Practice Support

Supported by the Programs and Practice Support Department

Additional contact information

Emergency residency program directors at departments of family medicine

Contact the Emergency Medicine Program Committee at [email protected]


The Emergency Medicine Program Committee provides relevant materials, web resources, papers and clinical practice guidelines to those with an interest in emergency medicine.*

*Disclaimer: Most of the materials on this site have come from external sources. The CFPC is not responsible for the accuracy, or reliability of application of these materials. Users wishing to verify this information should consult directly with the identified sources. The information on this site does not necessarily reflect the policies or views of the CFPC.

Best Advice Guide: Communities of Practice in the Patient’s Medical Home

Emergency Department Preprinted Order Set for Acute Opioid Withdrawal: Form D850 December 2016 (opioid replacement therapy)

Education and training

Canadian Family Physician: emergency medicine file search

Postgraduate Year 3 Emergency Medicine university programs: list of departments of family medicine

Honours and awards

The Honours and Awards Program: offers grants, scholarships, and awards to recognize and support family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students


Canadian Family Physician (CFP)

Emergency files from CFP

Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine (CJEM)

Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)

Emergency Medicine Journal

Social media resources for practising physicians (compiled by Dr. Anton Helman)

Emergency medicine blogs

Life in the Fastlane

Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM)

Emergency Medicine Literature of Note

EM Lyceum: question and answer format that summarizes evidence

Emergency Department Echo (EDE): Canadian emergency medicine ultrasound cases, articles and tips

The Poison Review: update and evaluation of recent scientific literature, news stories, and cultural events related to medical toxicology

Dr. Smith’s ECG Blog: instructive electrocardiograms (ECGs) in emergency medicine clinical context


EM:RAP Emergency Medicine Reviews and Perspectives: longest running podcast; $345/year subscription for 3-5 hour monthly podcast Amal Mattu reviews and guidelines; $99/year subscription

Emergency Medicine Cases: Canadian round table discussions on practical topics

The Skeptics’ Guide to EM: Canadian evidence-based reviews of specific topics

PEM ED: pediatric emergency medicine, an educational and directional Podcast for the general emergency medicine physician

ERCast: discussion on the questions, quagmires and known unknowns in the emergency department

Annals of Emergency Medicine: Dr. David H. Newman and Dr. Ashley E. introduce and discuss journal articles that cover a broad range of topics and offer an engaging discussion of their importance and relevance to emergency medicine

Search engine

FOAM SEARCH: free open access medical education search engine

Journal article reader

Read by QXMD: personalized medical and scientific journal application

Twitter  contacts

@emcrit: Scott Weingart, critical care (US)

@M_Lin: Michelle Lin, ALiEM (US)

@precordialthump: Chris Nixon, Life in the Fastlane blog (Australia)

@klinelab: Jeff Kline, thromboembolic researcher (US)

@EMO_Daddy, Ian Steill, the father of Clinical Decision Rules (CDRs) (Canada)

@emlyceum: Anand Swaminathan, EM Lyceum blog (US)

@TChanMD: Dr. Teresa Chan education, ALiEM editor, co-host Journal Jam (Canada)

@HeatherM211: Dr. Heather Murray, education (UK)

@Brent_Thoma: Dr. Brent Thoma, resident education (Canada)

@srrezaie: Dr. Salim Rezaie, R.E.B.E.L. EM blog (US)

@emlitofnote: Ryan Radecki, EM Literature of Note blog (US)

@MDaware: Dr. Seth Trueger, ALiEM editor (US)

@EM_Educator: Dr. Rob Rogers, education iTeach EM blog (US)

@cliffreid: Dr. Cliff Reid, critical care (Australia)

@EMCases: Dr. Anton Helman, emergency medicine cases podcast (Canada)

Emergency Medicine Program Committee newsletters

February 2017

Winter 2016

August 2015


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