The Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Update Conference

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The Division of Emergency Medicine at BC Children’s Hospital and UBC Continuing Professional Development collaborate to put on an annual provincial Pediatric Emergency Medicine Update Conference at UBC Downtown Robson Square site each spring. This 2-day conference covers the latest trends and concepts in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Subspecialty.


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The topics include recent research, practice-altering articles and guidelines, practical approaches to common pediatric emergencies, and spot diagnosis quiz. The presenters include international, national, and local experts in the field of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. The format is didactic presentations in the morning and interactive simultaneous workshops in the afternoon.


The conference targets pediatricians and emergency physicians and senior medical trainees. Allied health care professional attend this conference as well at a lower cost.


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Each year, the conference has a specific theme. The 13th annual Update conference in May 2016 will center around the theme of infant and neonatal emergencies.


The conference is always preceded by a One-day APLS course. Please click on the One-day APLS course for more details on this course.


In 2016, the participants received 11.25 MOC section 1 or Mainpro M1 credits by attending this conference.


When is the next conference?
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For registration details, contact UBC Continuing Professional Development office at:




Phone: 604-875-5101


The 2017 conference will be held on May 5-6, 2017 in Vancouver Downtown at the UBC Robson Square. For the tentative 2017 conference program, please visit these links:

May 5 Agenda

May 6 Agenda