ResusTO Registration


Registration for Sept 10-11, 2019

Full Release 28th Feb – 1000hrs EST North America


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Registration Fees ResusTO 2019 main conference (in Canadian dollars)

Staff Physician (number of spots)

          Two Day including Social – $1795 CAN

Residents/registrars, students, RN, RT, EMS

       Two Day including Social – $750 CAN

Pre-Conference Workshops

All workshops am & pm – $250 CAN

Pre-Conference Workshops Sept 9 – Li Ka Shing

New to 2019, we will be offering limited spaces in pre-con workshops. There are two in the morning and two in the afternoon. Maximum twenty spots in each workshop. One low price. Register via same link, above!

Morning (0900 start)

Breathe (More) Easily: ED Ventilation

Stressed by having to navigate vent settings and alarms? Fear not any longer…this small group, hands-on, simulation-based workshop will focus on developing the skills you need to initiate and manage a ventilated patient. Your interprofessional team of facilitators will guide you through different interfaces, initial vent settings, monitoring and adjustments based on VBGs/ABGs for various common diseases through interactive case-based discussions and simulation-based scenarios.

Facilitators: Kari/Sara

Learners: 15-20 ppl

Psych Safety in Action: Art & Science of Pre-briefing Teams

The minutes before a trauma patient arrives are critical. Effectively outlining roles, plans and

connecting the team members affects subsequent team performance and patient outcomes. This ‘pre-brief’ needs structure & consistency, but with enough flexibility to manage the individual patient. We also need to create and support the feeling of connection in the team, so that team members will speak up when needed, and support positive team affect needed for optimal performance. The simulation pre-briefing has many parallels – the same need for consistency, clarity of expectations and gaining rapport, so that the participant team and facilitators can optimise engagement and outcomes from the simulation exercise. This workshop will focus on simple principles for pre-briefing teams – in simulation and in clinical

teams – and dive deeply into how we apply these principles in practice. Structure, conversational tools, active listening and clarity of expectations. We’ll explore the concept of psychological safety – and emphasise we want safe, not soft. We’ll consider how these principles apply in different practice contexts, how we can practice pre-briefing, and how to encourage a consistent approach at our institutions.


15-20 ppl

Afternoon (1300 start)

Talk That Sh*t – Learn to Present Like the Pros

This workshop will focus on constructing and delivering your perfect talk.   A workshop that will focus on the 3 core elements of presentation success.  Constructing a compelling narrative, creating crisp relevant slides and presenting like a pro.


20 ppl

Design Thinking – A Primer for Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Has the design of your workspace ever bothered you? Maybe the equipment you use isn’t optimized for performance? If you answered yes to either question, then design thinking coupled with simulation is what you need. Design thinking, a 5-step, human-centered design framework focuses on the needs of end-users (i.e. clinicians and patients) to inform and test new ideas. Come learn about the same techniques used by innovators in business and technology industries who regularly prototype products and workspaces, and make iterative design changes, all before implementation. In this workshop, you will apply multi-modal simulation techniques within a design thinking framework to make your work environment human-centered and optimized for you!

Facilitators: Petro/Kari

20 ppl

St. Michael’s Foundation Charitable Donation

In 2019, there is also the opportunity to support the St Michael’s Foundation with donations going to the Rotary Transition Centre. The Rotary Transition Centre allows vulnerable patients who are discharged from ED, who can manage their own care and behavior, to stay for a period of up to 18 hours as a means of transitioning back into the community. In that time they may rest, sleep, launder their clothes, shower, access food and drinks and work with staff to consolidate their transition plan.

Most of our patients aren’t able to purchase new, seasonal clothing and rely strictly on clothing banks. With monetary donations, we are able to purchase new, discounted clothing items for those in need. We often hear from these individuals that they have gone years without new clothing and they are always unquestionably grateful. Please follow the link below to donate.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests must be made in writing:

Prior to June 1st 2019 – 25% penalty
Prior to August 1st 2019 – 50% PENALTY
On or after August 1st 2019 – NO REFUND

The Planning Committee reserves the right to cancel or move the conference should it become necessary.  In this case, each registrant will be notified by telephone or email.  Our liability is limited to a refund of the registration fees paid.  resusTO 2019 is not responsible for any other costs incurred such as airline/hotel penalties, etc.


The conference will take place at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and Allan Waters Family Simulation Centre, located at 209 Victoria Street in the heart of downtown Toronto.

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In-situ simulation sessions will take place at St. Michael’s Hospital, immediately adjacent to the Li Ka Shing building.


Advisory: Book accommodations early!  resusTO coincides with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and as such hotel space is at a premium.  Recommended hotels close to the Li Ka Shing include:


The Pantages ($$$):


1 King West ($$):


The Bond Hotel ($$):