2025 PERC Annual Scientific Meeting

The 2025 PERC Annual Scientific Meeting will be held between February 2 – February 6th at the Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta. 

As more information becomes available, the updates will be posted on this page.



Registration will open for PERC 2025 in the late fall 2024. Please contact our national network coordinator at nationalcoordinator@perc-canada.ca if you have any questions regarding registration. To purchase your 2024 PERC Membership, please purchase a membership here.



For the presentation of important and original research displaying clarity, scientific strength, and clinical relevance to pediatric emergency medicine.

Please note the eligibility criteria for submissions. The full guideline document is available above using the link for more information. Highlights include:

  • Projects must be part of the scholarly activity for a PEM Fellowship.
  • Projects must be initiated and completed during the 2 year fellowship program. Protocol development and ethics approval may be obtained prior to staring fellowship but all data collection must take place during fellowship.
  • For example, prospective data collection in a cohort study, clinical trial or survey; retrospective data collection through chart review; analysis of a pre-existing data base; or abstract/full article screening/data abstraction for a systematic review must take place during the fellowship.
  • Projects must be relevant to Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
  • PERC recognizes the importance of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in our network. We welcome all applicants from all backgrounds, including those who identify as a member of an underrepresented group including members of visible minorities and other racialized groups, women, indigenous people, persons with disabilities and those belonging to LGBTQ2S+.

AMY PLINT PERC MENTORSHIP AWARD (click here for more information)

Awarded every year at the PERC annual meeting to a mentor demonstrating excellence in clinical research. Mentoring is the foundation for development of the next generation of scientists and health researchers. This annual award has been designed to recognize outstanding performance in the mentoring of research trainees and junior colleagues in the PERC network. Nominations need to be submitted to the PERC Coordinator by Friday January 5th, 2024.


The Spirit of PERC Award recognizes individuals within the PERC network who embody our network’s values, excel in collaboration, and demonstrate a longstanding dedication to enhancing pediatric emergency medicine care through research. Nominees can come from diverse roles including research coordinators, program managers, research assistants, research nurses, or other members of a research team, while principal investigators (PIs) are excluded. The Spirit of PERC award aims to foster a culture of appreciation, celebrating outstanding performance and commitment within the PERC network.

Nominations are sought every year from the PERC membership and must include a description of how the nominee embodies the “Spirit of PERC” (500 words maximum). Submissions should be sent to the PERC network coordinator by January 5, 2024 via email: nationalcoordinator@perc-canada.ca.

TERRY KLASSEN AWARD (click here for more information)

The Terry Klassen Young Investigator Award is awarded every 2 years and will be presented at PERC 2025.


By the end of the PERC 2025 Annual Scientific Meeting, participants will be able to:

  • Foster national research collaboration to address key questions in
    support of pediatric emergency medicine. This includes identifying and
    engaging with potential research partners, understanding the current
    landscape of pediatric emergency medicine research, and formulating
    strategies to address pressing research questions collaboratively.

  • Disseminate knowledge to advance evidence-based practice in pediatric
    emergency medicine. Participants will learn effective methods for
    sharing research findings and clinical best practices, both within their
    own networks and to a broader audience. This includes leveraging
    various platforms and tools for knowledge dissemination and
    understanding how to translate research findings into practical

  • Develop cohesiveness and community between centres involved in the
    practice of pediatric emergency medicine. This objective focuses on
    building strong, collaborative relationships among different centres and
    practitioners. Participants will explore ways to enhance communication,
    share resources, and work together towards common goals in pediatric
    emergency medicine.

For more information about the PERC Annual Meeting, please contact the PERC national coordinator Andrea Eaton at nationalcoordinator@perc-canada.ca.