Department of Medicine

Emergency Medicine- TEMES2018

Feb 23, 2018


Toronto Emergency Medicine Education Symposium

A Conference for Emergency Medicine Teachers and Educators


April 13th, 2018 9:00 AM – 3:15PM

University Club 380 University Ave Toronto, ON


TEMES2018 is one-day event for Toronto Emergency Medicine Educators to learn, share and collaborate with like-minded colleagues on best practices and innovations in education.

Must RSVP: Registration is FREE to University of Toronto Divisions of Emergency Medicine faculty

Registration link or email




Registration and Breakfast



Plenary talk: Social Media – finding and amplifying your brand

Dr. Teresa Chan


Concurrent workshops (participants choose 1)

     The Senior learner in difficulty: transitioning to practice

     Drs Teresa Chan and Nicole Kester-Greene


     Approaches to teaching forgotten essential skills in EM

     Drs. Sev Perelmen and Cheryl Hunchak

1200 Lunch and what’s happening around Toronto

Concurrent Breakout Sessions (participants choose 1)

       Lessons from Mindfulness – can empathy be learned?

       Drs. Nicole Kester-Greene and James Maskalyk


      Introduction to Education Scholarship

      Dr. Rick Penciner


Closing talk

What’s hot in Med Ed

Dr. Kyla Caners

1515 Evaluations and Adjournment




Dr. Teresa Chan is an assistant professor at McMaster University.. She is also the Competency Committee Director for the Royal College Emergency Medicine residency program. She serves on the editorial boards of four journals including: AEM Education & Training, Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, the Journal of Education and Training in Emergency Medicine (JETem), and BMJ's Journal of Simulation and Technology-Enhanced Learning.

Dr. Chan is well known for her online education research and efforts. She is one of the founding members of the CanadiEM website, the MedEdLIFE research collaborative, and a key member of the METRIQ Study Group.

Dr. Kyla Caners is an emergency physician in Hamilton and an assistant clinical professor at McMaster University. She is also the Director of Simulation for McMaster's Royal College EM Program. During her residency, Kyla completed a fellowship in simulation and medical education. As part of this fellowship, Kyla designed and piloted the junior simulation curriculum for the McMaster EM residents. She also created, a free, online, open-access resource that publishes peer-reviewed EM simulation cases on a biweekly basis. She is interested in the role that simulation can play in increasing collaboration across disciplines and specialties. 
Sev Perelmen is an Emergency Physician at the Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital and is the Medical Director of SimSinai

Cheryl Hunchak- Bio to come

James Maskalyk is a physician and author, both of the international bestseller “Six Months in Sudan” and more recently, “Life on the Ground Floor“. He practices emergency medicine and trauma at St. Michael’s, Toronto’s inner-city hospital, is an award-winning teacher at the University of Toronto and teaches mindfulness at the Consciousness Explorers Club.
Nicole Kester-Greene is an Emergency Physician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. She is the Director of Emergency Medicine Simulation at Sunnybrook and the co-chair of the University of Toronto Educators in Emergency Medicine Collaborative.
Rick Penciner is an Emergency Physician and the Director of Medical Education and the Centre for Education at North York General Hospital. He has been involved in the spectrum of medical education from undergraduate, postgraduate to continuing education and professional development.

Conference Directors and Co-chairs UTEEM:

Nicole Kester-Greene

Sev Perelman

Conference Executive Committee (UTEEM):

Nicole Kester-Greene

Sev Perelman

Dawn Lim

Anna Macdonald

Megan Reynolds

Mirielle Gharib

Sheena Taylor

Sean Caine