2019 PERC Annual Scientific Meeting

2019 PERC Annual Scientific Meeting

PERC 2019 – Fairmont Banff Springs

February 3rd – February 7th 2019


The PERC 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting was held at the Fairmont Banff Springs in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Alberta. The Fellows Education Day was held on the Sunday prior to the research presentations – this day was a great success with distinguished guest speakers Drs. Vik Sabhaney and Samina Ali.  Dr. Warren Ma from Edmonton joined us and ran a 2 hour workshop on leadership, communication and strategy. New this year, we introduced a Q&A Panel with New Staff for fellows to ask questions about job openings and other items related to becoming new staff after fellowships.  We continued with the PEM Panel discussion at the end of the day, three directors from across Canada participated in this dynamic panel discussion. We were fortunate enough to have the keynote speaker Dr. Anupam Kharbanda from Children’s Minnesota, Minneapolis, present his talk on Pediatric Appendicitis: Advancing Quality and Safety.   

TREKK held a network meeting and presented to the entire group about their recent successes and what is planned for the future. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons also held there subspecialty meeting while at PERC.

PERC 2019 Statistics


Total Attendees = 174

Fellows/trainees = 47

Coordinators/allied health professionals = 42

Staff = 85


Total Presentations and Meetings = 82

Fellows Education Day presentations = 5

Fellows presentations = 29

New Research = 8

Completed Research = 2

Ongoing & Updates = 15

Investigator Meetings = 19


Other meetings = 4