RAH 2019

Hospital Medicine Conference

Robbins Learning Centre Edmonton, AB
June 14-16, 2019

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



June 14, 2019



*All sessions being held on this day are OPTIONAL and are an additional cost to the base conference pricing

**All add-on sessions are limited capacity



Friday, June 14, 2019

Effective Team Interactions, CMPA (Saegis)

  • 08:30am - 04:30pm

  • $250.00

  • College of Family Physicians of Canada 12 Mainpro+ credits

Communicating Unexpected Outcomes in Healthcare, AHS

  • 08:00am -12:00pm OR 12:30pm - 04:30pm

  • $40.00

  • College of Family Physicians of Canada 8 Mainpro+ credits

Capacity Workshops

  • Level 1 and 2, 06:00pm - 09:00pm

  • $75.00

  • College of Family Physicians of Canada 3 Mainpro+ credits


June 15, 2019

Saturday, June 15, 2019


08:00am - 08:15am - Registration and Light Continental Breakfast

08:15am - 08:30am - Welcome and Opening Remarks by Dr. Curtis Johnston

08:30am - 09:00am - Dr. John Bradley  "IV Fluids: When, Why, How Much?"

09:00am - 9:30am - Dr. Sabin Shurraw  "Care of the Dialysis Inpatient"

09:30am - 10:00am - Dr. Amin Pisani  "Geriatric considerations with Acute and Chronic Renal Disease"

10:00am -10:30am - BREAK

10:30am - 11:00am - Dr. Amelie Fontaine  "Approach to Lymphomas"

11:00am -11:30am - Dr. Jennifer Jin  "Nutrition in the Hospitalized Elderly Patient"

11:30am -12:00pm - Dr. James Ferguson  "Management of Acute Pancreatitis"

12:00pm - 1:00pm - LUNCH

1:00pm -1:30pm - Dr. Tyler Lamb  "ACS in the Hospitalized Patient"

1:30pm - 2:00pm - Dr. Marc Benoit  "Heart Failure Treatment and Prevention of Re-Admission"

2:00pm - 2:30pm - Dr. Micha Dorsch  "Management of Atrial Fibrillation in the  Hospitalized Patient"

2:30pm - 3:00pm - BREAK

3:00pm - 3:30pm - Dr. Humaira Iqbal  "Arterial Blood Gas Analysis"

3:30pm - 4:00pm - Dr. Vivek Dhawan  "Approach to Interstitial Lung Disease"

4:00pm - 4:30pm - Dr. Warren Ramesh  "Update on COPD Management"

4:30pm - Closing Remarks and Networking Wine and Cheese


June 16, 2019

Sunday June 16, 2019


08:15am - 08:20am - Welcome Remarks and Refreshments

08:20am - 08:50am - Dr. Olivier Clerk-Lamalice  "Novel Interventional Approaches for Back Pain"

08:50am - 09:20am - Dr. Arienne King  "Discitis and Osteomyelitis of the Spine"

09:20am - 9:50am - Dr. Eric Estey  "PSA and Prostate Cancer"

09:50am -10:20am - Dr. Sarah Takach Lapner  "Incidental Venous Thromboembolism"

10:20am - 10:50am - BREAK

10:50am - 11:20am - Dr. Gary Wolch  "Palliative Emergencies and Pain Crisis Management"

11:20am - 11:50am - Dr. Naheed Rajabali  "Frailty"

11:50am - 12:20pm - Dr. Karine Meador  "Suboxone Initiation"

12:20pm - Evaluation, Thank You and Closing Remarks


12:45pm - 1:45pm - Norma Shipley (Optional AMA Billing Seminar and Lunch")

The 5th annual RAH Hospital Medicine Conference is CME accredited and hosts an exceptional line up of speakers and events.  The conference is pharma-free with proceeds going to local charities such as Homeward Trust and Operation Friendship.


Event combination options and prices are shown on the registration page.



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.

The conference has grown in interest and popularity each year, and the fourth annual conference now spans over a full weekend, providing additional networking and learning opportunities.


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.



There are several attendance options available for your convenience.

Please read each description carefully before selecting:

Conference ONLY

Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16, 2019)

*Includes two conference days and admission to wine & cheese

Physicians, RNs, NPs --> $225.00

Clinical Associates, Physician Assistants,

Residents, Students --> $75.00



OPTIONAL (capacity is limited on all sessions)


Friday, June 14, 2019

Capacity Workshop - Level 1

6:00pm to 9:00pm

$75.00 per person





Sunday, June 16, 2019

AMA Billing Seminar (lunch included)

12:45pm to 1:45pm

$40.00 per person