So after much deliberation, we have decided and are excited to bring the fourth edition of H&R back for 2022 – we had skipped 2021 to focus on some research papers and developing some courses (Flipping the Vent and The VExUS Course), but mostly because the virtual conferencing experience simply did not measure up to the live event. What makes boutique conferences like H&R so different (and awesome) is the similar mind-set of the faculty and the participants, the opportunity to interact and network, exchange and build. So much of what many of us have achieved in the last years was built on introductions, discussions and conceptual sparks that have led to publications, projects and most importantly, personal growth. Because at the heart of it, the H&R faculty – and I daresay the majority of the participants – is made up of individuals who are never satisfied with the status quo, and who are always looking to add to their knowledge and skills. It is incredibly stimulating to be surrounded by these people, and it is a growing family.
So due to the limitations and uncertainties of the very much active pandemic, there remain some question marks. One thing, however, that is without a doubt, is that we will put together some amazing content in a unique, hybrid format that will have everyone leave with a few more concepts and skills.
Where & When? Montreal, May 19th-21st, 2022, at the Montreal Heart Institute Conference Center (19th-20th) and Santa Cabrini Hospital (21st)!
Scientific Committee: Dr. Ross Prager, Dr. Carol Zambrana, Dr. Philippe St-Arnaud, Dr. Ian Ajmo, Dr. Philippe Rola, Dr. Andre Denault.
Credit Designation: This event was accreditated for a maximum of 60.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Here’s how it’s gonna go:
Pre- and Post- conference courses will include
(1) The VExUS Course (F2F/Virtual)
(2) The Resuscitative TEE Workshop (May 21 – F2F Only)
(3) POCUS for the Hospitalist (May 18 – F2F Only)
(4) The REBOA Course
H&R Main Conference – will be divided into an online didactic set of lectures (two days worth!) divided into topic tracks such as cardiac arrest, POCUS, advanced hemodynamics, critical care pearls, airway management, sepsis, mechanical ventilation as well as a number of hospitalist tracks (POCUS for the Hospitalist, Spotlight on Nephro, COVID on the Wards, Surgical Issues for the Hospitalist and Hospitalist Pearls) and two live F2F conference days. Live participants will be strongly encouraged to watch the online lectures prior to coming to the F2F conference, which will consist of workshops (60% of the day) and “Long Conversations” (40% of the day) with 2-3 faculty members discussing various topics with the participants. Essentially the F2F conference will be 100% interactive, as the long conversations are meant to address the topics that don’t lend themselves well to, or require hands-on workshops (eg sepsis and complex hemodynamics). In a sense, this is letting the participants into what the most interesting part of past H&Rs has really been – the unscripted faculty behind-the-scenes discussions. I can say that for my part I always learned a tremendous amount in those moments, and always felt it would be fantastic to find a way to share these.
The Online Pre-Conference Programme:
The Live Conference Programme:
Why the Flipped Classroom?
The idea is to maximize the discussion and the workshops, all of whom will be tailored to the different tracks (POCUS, hemodynamics, airway, etc…), so that the participants really get a chance to extract the pearls from the faculty in those two days. Essentially, participants will get double the conference, without having to free up 4 calendar days (unless you plan to attend some of the courses)
Sadly, we are forced to limit the live participants to 80, in order to maintain social distancing for the Long Conversations. The pre- and post- conferences will also have limited participants. Also, in case there is a major wave obliterating travel and hosting capabilities, registrants will only be asked to pay a portion of the total fee in case it must be downgraded to a virtual-only event, so as to avoid the hassle and cost of refunds (we still have nightmares of the 2020 cancellation!). If all goes well the remainder of the live registration cost will be required 4 weeks prior to the event. So the F2F participants will have two sequential tickets to purchase. If you are only going for a virtual conference, there is only one ticket. You will be able to remotely watch the Long Conversations but not participate. Same concept for The VExUS Course, but the POCUS for Hospitalist and Resus TEE Workshop will be all or none for obvious reasons, fingers crossed. PLEASE NOTE THAT PRIORITY FOR COURSES IS GIVEN TO THE FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRANTS!
- Main Conference F2F (May 19-20)- 1049+tx for physicians (849$+tx for CIUSSS EMTL, ICM Physicians, CISSS Laurentides and RLA Fellows): These are limited to 80 participants. This will give you access to the HR2022 Lectures on May 1st to watch on your own time prior to the live event.
- Main Conference Online Only High Income Countries (HIC) – (299$+tx): This will give access to the HR2022 Lectures on May 1st, as well as online access to some of the live material on May 19-20.
- Main Conference Online Special Rate (for trainees, allied health and physicians from low and middle income countries – 99$+tx): This will give access to the HR2022 Lectures on May 1st, as well as online access to some of the live material on May 19-20.
- The VExUS Course Live (May 21 half-day AM – $399+tx): only 40 spots, reserve yours by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, tickets available April 15th.
- POCUS for Hospitalists (May 21 full day – 399+tx): only 40 spots, reserve yours by emailing email@example.com, tickets available April 15th.
- The ResusTEE Workshop: please see https://www.resuscitativetee.com/workshop for information and registration.
- The REBOA Course (May 21 half day AM or PM – 349$+tx)- only 30 participants, 15 in AM session and 15 in PM session.
ps we want people to learn – if you have special circumstances, are from very limited resource areas, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help you out!
So, more details to come in the next days, with the programme and the faculty, but this is what we have in mind, and we think it will be outstanding, so please wear masks, get your boosters (of course all faculty and participants will require proof of vaccination) and encourage everyone around you to do so in order to make this event and countless others happen!
Program & Faculty
Really excited about the preliminary programme that is growing day by day. Participants will get to see familiar faces and amazing educators such as grandmaster Andre Denault, Kylie Baker (@kyliebaker888) Korbin Haycock (@khaycock2), Rory Spiegel (@EMNerd), Peter Weimersheimer (@VTEMSONO), Felipe Teran (@FTeranMD), Lissa Ajjamada, Marco Garrone (@drmarcogarrone), Robert Chen (@ottawaheartrob), Scott Weingart (EMCrit himself!), Haney Mallemat (@criticalcarenow), Matt Siuba (@msiuba), Joe Nemeth, but also really excited to add some new faces like Katie Wiskar (@katiewiskar), Eduardo Argaiz (@ArgaizR), Neha Dangayach (@drdangayach), Abhilash Khoratala (@NephroP), Renee Dversdal (@DRsonosRD), Ashley Miller (@ICMteaching) and on top of it all, some critical care legends such as Glenn Hernandez (@AndromedaShock), Jan Bakker and Sheldon Magder…and more to come, got my fingers crossed!
Philippe & The H&R Team
…and a big thanks to our sponsors!