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SK Provincial EM Journal Club- September 25th, 2023 | Join the Discussion

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Provincial EM Virtual Journal Club


Target Audience: Emergency healthcare professionals both urban and rural, residents, medical students and all other interprofessional healthcare providers practicing emergency medicine.


Learning Objective: By the end of this session, learners will be able to: create an evidence based approach to the common problem of back pain presentations in the ED.



Dr. Logan Haynes (Resident) with Dr. Puneet Kapur (Faculty)

Opioid analgesia for acute low back pain and neck pain (the OPAL trial): a randomized placebo-controlled trial.

Click here for Article 1


Drs. Joseph Boyle & Bryden Hughton (Residents) with Dr. Jason Kinnin (Faculty)

Relationship Between Pain Management Modality and Return Rates for Lower Back Pain in the ED.

Click here for Article 2



CME Accreditation:

The College of Family Physicians of Canada: This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the Continuing Medical Education Division, University of Saskatchewan up to 1.5 Mainpro+ credits.

Royal Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: This is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Other Healthcare Professionals: Participation in this conference may be included as part of the continuing education and competence programs established by individual professional associations.



Contact Information:

Sherri Duggan
Executive Assistant to Dr. James Stempien; Provincial Head Email:

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