2019 PERC Annual Scientific Meeting

The PERC 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting is to be held at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta from February 3rd - February 7th, 2019.




You can register for the PERC 2019 Annual Meeting here 




Please find below links for the draft PERC 2019 agendas:


Click here for the Fellows Education Day and Fellows/Trainee Research Day Agendas


Click here for the Staff Research Days Agenda





Room Category

Base Rate

Single w/ service charge

Double w/ service charge

Fairmont Room




Fairmont Deluxe




Junior Suite





A limited number of rooms for Fellows/Trainees have been secured for $179 per night (base rate).

For these rooms only, please choose the option “I HAVE AN ACCESS CODE” and enter the password “percdelegate"


**Note: all room rates are subject to a 2% Tourism Improvement Fee (TIF), 4% Alberta Tourism Levy (ATL) and 5% GST.


For all hotel reservations, go to the following link:


**Note: All hotel reservations need to be made by Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 in order to qualify for the above reduced rate.


Reserving a Room

For online booking:


-          For the limited number of Fellows/Trainees rooms, please choose the option “I HAVE AN ACCESS CODE” and enter the password “percdelegate".

-          For all other attendees (Staff, Coordinators, Allied Health), please choose the option “ATTENDEE”


If you are having difficulty booking a room online, call the Reservations Department at 403-762-6866 or the Fairmont Global Reservations Centre at 1-800-441-1414 and state you are with the PERC Annual Meeting.   Please note that Fellows/Students will need to register on-line in order to get the reduced rate.  The reduced rate will not be available through the Global Reservations Centre.


Please note – Check-in time is 4:00pm MST and check-out time is 12:00 noon MST.



All presentation and investigator meeting requests must be received via online submission on or before Friday, November 2nd, 2018. This includes staff, fellows and David Johnson Award for Best Fellows Research presentations. Submit your requests online at the following link:


A few notes:

·         Fellows submitting for the David Johnson Award, a structured abstract is required – details provided in attached guideline document.

·         Staff presentations - these must be new ideas for PEM multi-site studies or existing PERC-Endorsed studies.



Receive a 15% discount on the Banff Airporter’s scheduled shuttle service between the Calgary Airport and Banff. This brings the price including GST to $59.79 One Way and $119.58 Return/person. Click  Proceed through the reservation and type – PERC2019 - in the Promo Code section on the final payment page to receive the discount. 




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

There have been a few revisions to the guidelines, specifically to the eligibility criteria for submissions. These have been highlighted below and the full guideline document is attached.

·         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.

o   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.

Structured abstracts are to be submitted online on or before Friday, November 2nd, 2018.  Submit your requests online at the following link and click “Fellow - David Johnson Fellows Award Presentation”:


TERRY KLASSEN YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD (click here for more information)

Awarded annually to the young investigator who demonstrates excellence in clinical research and embodies the spirit of interpersonal and interdisciplinary collaboration as envisioned by one of PERC's founders, Dr. Terry Klassen. Since 2015, this award has been offered every 2nd year. Nominations need to be submitted by Friday January 4th, 2019. For details see attachment and send nomination letters and CVs to my attention. Also note that this award is offered every 2nd year with the next award competition being held in 2021.


  Visit the link below to view synopsis

  Visit the link below to view synopsis

  Visit the link below to view synopsis

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