In addition to our core undergraduate and postgraduate programs, the Department of Emergency Medicine offers a number of other programs with specific learning opportunities for physicians in practice and allied health personnel.

We are proud to share the expertise of our EM physicians by extending activities in education related to ACLS and other resuscitation based courses, our annual National Capital Conference on Emergency Medicine, and CEMO, an outreach program extending learning to physicians in rural communities. Our overall goal is to share our collective knowledge base of emergency medicine techniques.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

For ACLS information please send an email to [email protected]

Dr. Nick Costain & Dr. Matt Lipinski

ACLS Resources

Heart & Stroke Foundation
Nearby Accomodation


National Capital Conference on Emergency Medicine

2019 National Capital Conference on Emergency Medicine (NCCEM)

The National Capital Conference on Emergency Medicine (NCCEM) is held each February in Ottawa and traditionally coincides with the city’s annual Winterlude festival. This widely attended conference has been a leader in innovative EM teaching for 36 years.Lectures and Interactive Workshops are specifically designed for career Emergency Medicine physicians and for Family Medicine physicians who include Emergency Medicine as part of their practice.

Female Emergency Physician speaking at the National Capital Conference

NCCEM is held on a Friday/Saturday and offers a series of didactic lectures, quizzes, and interactive workshops. ACLS will be offered as a pre-conference day for those wishing to update this core skills. University of Ottawa Faculty comprise the majority of speakers and instructors, and includes physicians who work at a variety of hospitals: The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario; The Ottawa Hospital, Civic and General Campuses; and many Emergency Departments in smaller centers around the Ottawa region.

Conference content reflects the variety of Emergency Medicine Practice of our faculty and attendees as well as ongoing needs assessment of the field of Emergency Medicine. Our February 8-9, 2019 conference planning is well underway. For more detail on content prior to October 2018, Dr. C. Johns is happy to reply email at [email protected] . Course brochure and registration information will be on the University of Ottawa, CPD website.

Our current venue is the Shaw Center, though sessions on pre-conference days are held outside the Shaw Center. (ACLS Pre-con session Feb 7, 2019: The Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus) when content is best suited to local hospital teaching resources.

We hope to see you in Ottawa this winter for our conference and to celebrate Canada’s Winterlude in the nation’s capital!

Dr. Christine Johns CCFP(EM)
Co-Director NCCEM Conference
Assistant Professor
University of Ottawa

Community Emergency Medicine Outreach Program

CEMO, the Community Emergency Medicine Outreach program

Please follow this link for more information

Director of Community Emergency Medicine Outreach program with other participants