CME Accredited

Conference Cancelled, to be Rescheduled for 2021

Robbins Learning Centre Edmonton, AB
Refunds will be issued by March 31, 2020

The RAH Hospital Medicine team donates proceeds from the conference to agencies in our community that help improve the lives of our patients.



7:30-8:15   REGISTRATION


8:15-8:30   Opening Remarks

8:30-9:00      Nephrology for the Hospitalist: Clinical Pearls                                                                                 Dr. John Bradley

9:00-9:30      Approach to Renal Failure                                                                                                                Dr. Sabin Shurraw

9:30-10:00    Echocardiography: How to Make Sense of Echo Reports                                                                 Dr. Marc Benoit

10-10:30       Liver Biochemical Tests                                                                                                                       Dr. Robert Bailey

10:30-11:00   COFFEE

11-11:30        Treatment of Decompensated Cirrhosis                                                                                               Dr. Kata Matic


11:30-12        Lung Cancer Palliation in the Age of  Molecularly Targeted Therapy                                              Dr. Gary Wolch

12-12:30        Treating Opioid Use Disorder in Acute Care; From Established to Emerging Treatments        Dr. Karine Meador

12:30-1:00     Update on Multiple Myeloma                                                                                                    Dr. Irwindeep Sandhu

1:00-2:00       LUNCH

2:00-2:30       Anemia in the Hospitalized Patient: Following a Trail of Hemoglobin Breadcrumbs                   Dr. Daniel Sawler

2:30-3:00       Update on Heart Failure                                                                                                                     Dr. Michael Chan

3:00-3:30       Lewy Body Dementia                                                                                                                Dr. Jorge Perez-Parada

3:30-4:00       COFFEE

4:00-4:30       The Four Most Important Equations in Clinical Medicine                                                                 Dr. Dan Stollery

4:30-5:00       Bacteremia: What it Means and How to Deal With it                                                                       Dr. Arienne King     

5:00-5:30       Cervical Spondylitis Myelopathy                                                                                                          Dr. Richard Fox


5:30-6:00       WINE & CHEESE


About the Conference

The RAH Hospital Medicine conference brings together Family Medicine front line physicians, nurses, residents, students, clinical associates and other various health care providers throughout the country for an informative and beneficial conference.

Now in our sixth year, the conference has grown in interest and popularity each year.  It is a wonderful opportunity to network with other colleagues interested in hospital medicine.

The conference has also been accredited for 7 Mainpro credits.





Event Location

RAH 2019 Hospital Medicine Conference

Robbins Learning Centre

Royal Alexandra Hospital

10240 Kingsway Avenue

Edmonton AB  T5H 3V9 


Parking at RAH

The conference venue is conveniently transit accessible. Please visit  for detailed information and schedules.



Conference Ticket

Physicians --> $225.00

NPsRNs, Pharmacists --> $150.00

Clinical Associates, Physician Assistants,

Residents, Students --> $75.00



Dr. Marc Benoit graduated from the University of Alberta medical school in 2010. He completed residency in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Alberta. After residency, he
completed subspecialty training in advanced echocardiography at the University Of Alberta. He then completed a fellowships in heart rhythm devices at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and heart
failure at St. Paul’s hospital in Vancouver. Additionally, he is completing a master’s degree in Health Economics, Outcomes & Management from the London School of Economics, London
UK. Dr. Benoit’s main clinical interests are heart failure and heart rhythm devices. His academic interests are in processes of care and quality improvement.

Dr.Shurraw is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology, University of Alberta.  He is based at the Grey Nuns Hospital where he provides nephrology consultation service, and attends on hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients, as well as the Internal Medicine CTU service. He has an outpatient general nephrology practice in South Edmonton.

Dr. Fox was born in Montreal and raised in the Ottawa Valley. He attended medical school at University of Toronto and then an internship at the Grey Nuns Hospital followed by neurosurgical residency at the University of Alberta. Fellowship training in spinal surgery followed in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Since then, he has been a staff neurosurgeon at University of Alberta, since 1998. His areas of interest include spinal surgery, trauma,Teaching, and research in spinal cord injury.

Dr Michael Chan is an Associate Clinical Professor & Cardiologist at the CK Hui Heart Centre, Royal Alexandra Hospital, & Co - Director of the Heart Function Stabilization Program. After graduating from University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Medicine, he underwent internal medicine residency at Oregon Health Sciences University. He then completed residency and fellowships in general cardiology, cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, heart failure, heart transplantation & VAD. Prior to coming to Edmonton, Dr Chan trained at Stanford University Hospital. Dr Chan performs cardiac stress tests, consultations, and echocardiography at Edmonton Cardiology Consultants & CK Hui Heart Centre. He also participates in in-patient care and resident education at the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit of the CK Hui Heart Centre, as well as cardiac catheterization coronary angiography. He attends in the Heart Transplant & VAD Programs of the University of Alberta. His research interests & guidelines development are in: heart failure, transplant & cardiac arrest. He and his wife and son are proud to be part of the Edmonton community.

After completing his medical degree at Queen’s University, Dr. John Bradley completed residencies at the University of Alberta in Internal Medicine and Nephrology in 2004. He has a full clinical practice in Edmonton which includes clinical teaching at the Grey Nuns Hospital.

Dr. Bradley is a Councillor of the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta and was a member of the College’s Complaint Review Committee and Hearing Tribunals. He is also the President of the Nephrology Section of the Alberta Medical Association as well as their delegate for the Representative Forum. He was the Facility Chief for the Grey Nuns Hospital’s Department of Medicine from 2009 to 2015. Since 2016 he has been an adjudicator for the Law Society of Alberta.

After graduating from the University of Alberta’s medical school, Dr. Irwindeep Sandhu completed an internal medicine residency at the University of British Columbia and a hematology residency at McMaster University. He was recruited to the University of Alberta in 2009, where in addition to his position in the Division of Hematology, he has an adjunct appointment in the Department of Oncology. Leadership and Collaborations: Dr. Sandhu is acting lead for the Northern Alberta Blood and Marrow Program and the medical director for the cellular apheresis program. He is a fellow in the Alberta Chapter of the American College of Physicians. He coordinates Hematologic care services for the Northwest Territories, and serves as inpatient teaching attending for the malignant hematology service at the Cross Cancer Institute.

Dr Stollery earned his MD, with Distinction, from the University of Alberta and completed specialty training in General Internal Medicine with Subspecialty training in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Dr Stollery has been a member of the University of Alberta Division Of Critical Care since 1986 and served as Program Director for the Division of Critical Care Medicine from 1988 through 1990. He is presently a Clinical Full Professor at the University of Alberta. Since 1998, Dr Stollery has been the Facilities Chief for Critical Care at the Grey Nuns in Edmonton, Alberta.

After medical school at Dalhousie University, Dr. Daniel Sawler completed both his internal medicine and hematology residencies at the University of Alberta. He is currently appointed as a clinical lecturer within the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta. He provides hematology coverage at the University Hospital and Royal Alexandra Hospital, internal medicine service at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, and has an outpatient clinics providing general hematology and thrombosis consultation. His areas of interest include obstetrical hematology, thrombotic microangiopathies, and medical education. 

Gary Wolch has been a palliative medicine physician at the Royal Alexandra Hospital since 2006.  He assumed the role of Director for this program in October 2016.  He is an associate clinical professor with the department of oncology and regularly has residents from a variety of disciplines rotating with his team.  His  research and areas of special interest include: prognostication, cancer cachexia and patient handover.

Dr. Meador is a family physician who completed a fellowship in addiction medicine through the University of Toronto and St. Joseph’s Health Centre and is now an American Board of Addiction Medicine certified specialist. She is currently the assistant director of the Inner City Health and Wellness Program and the Addiction Recovery and Community Health (ARCH) team, a multidisciplinary team bringing evidence-based substance use disorder treatment, stabilization of social inequities, and harm reduction to the acute care setting of the Royal Alexandra Hospital.


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