Saskatchewan Emergency Medicine Annual Conference (SEMAC)

Conference Information

SEMAC 2024

Date: Friday, March 15, 2024
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2024
Virtual Conference via USask Zoom

Target Audience

Family physicians (rural, remote & urban), specialist physicians, nurse practitioners, paramedics and residents. All other healthcare professionals are encouraged to attend.

Conference Objectives

At the end of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Develop an approach to key adult and pediatric emergency medicine topics.
  • Describe management of vulnerable patient populations, including people who use substances, older adults, and pediatric patients.
  • Formulate an approach to selected emergency medicine topics, including orthopedic, obstetrical, cardiology emergencies, and stroke.


Conference Fees
$250 Physicians, Specialists
$100 Nurses, Residents, Students, Healthcare Professionals
$50 Simulation Workshop (open to paid conference learners only)

*simulation workshop is full, accepting registrations to a waitlist

Registration will close Saturday, March 16.


SEMAC 2024 Conference - VIRTUAL

Date: Friday, March 15, 2024
Time: 8 am - 12:15 pm
Platform: Zoom

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2024
Time: 8 am - 1:35 pm
Platform: Zoom

Simulation Workshop - IN PERSON

Date: Friday, March 15, 2024
Time: 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: CLRC - Health Sciences Building, Saskatoon, SK

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Work through simulated cases involving the medical care of critically ill and/or injured patients - demonstrate team work & communication.

Open to PAID conference learners only. In order to attend the in-person simulation workshop, you must register and pay in full to the SEMAC 2024 virtual conference. You must also be affilitated with the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan (physician, specialist, resident, medical student) to receive this educational training.

  • Maximum number of learners will be 12 and then a waitlist will be in effect.
  • If you register to attend and suddenly you no longer can make it, contact the conference coordinator at to take your name off of the roster.


Credits - Personal Learning Plan (PLP)

Mainpro+ participants are encouraged to use these articles to support a Linking Learning Exercise for certified Mainpro+ credits. Journal reading can also be claimed for non-certified credits. Refer to the Mainpro+ guide for submission of your activity – click HERE for the guide. 

MOC participants are encouraged to claim one Section 2 MOM credit per article. Record your learning using the MOC bulk transcript form available from HERE. Refer to the MOC guide for submission of your activity – click HERE for the guide. 

Credits - Conference

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Continuing Medical Education Division, University of Saskatchewan for up to 8.75 credit hours. 

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 for up to 8.75 Mainpro+ credits.  

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

Credits - Recordings, Post Conference

Those who did not attend the live event, will not receive a certificate. However, full access to the session recordings allows learners to review the content on their own time and claim 1 non-certified Self-Learning Mainpro+ credit per 60 minutes of educational content or 0.5 MOC Section 2 Self-Learning credits per activity.

Credits - Paramedics

This event has been accredited by the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics for a total of 16.0 credits for practicing paramedics. SCoP approval ID: 2024-016

Scientific Planning Committee | SEMAC 2024
Dr James Stempien SK Provincial Head, Emergency Medicine
Dr Carlyn Gardner Emergency Medicine Physician, CME Simulation Lead
Dr Kish Lyster Emergency Medicine Physician
Dr Brittany Ellis Physician Lead - Geriatric Emergency Medicine
Dr Riley Hartmann Physician Lead - Provincial Toxicology
Dr Paul Olszynski Director of Emergency Ultrasound
Dr Ankit Kapur Emergency Medicine Physician
Dr Segun Oyedokun Trauma Lead, Transport Physician, Emergency Medicine
Lisa Collard Nursing - Director of Emergency, Saskatoon
Darla Schiebelbein Program Coordinator, CME


Event Coordinator

Darla Schiebelbein 

Event Support

Emily Parker