Learn more about our course providers through these personal interviews.
Episode 4: Max Valois & Jean-Francois Lanctot
A personal interview with two ED/ICU docs from Montreal, Canada and the brains' behind the EGLS course Max Valois and Jean-François Lanctôt are colleagues in the ED at Charles-LeMoyne Hospital and in the ICU at Verdun Hospital in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Max is Adjunct Professor at McGill University and Université de Montréal, and Associate Professor at Université de Sherbrooke. Jean-François is Adjunct Professor at McGill University, and Professor of Clinical Teaching at Université de Sherbrooke. They are founders and co-directors of the Echo-Guided Life Support course which teaches the use of ultrasound to quickly diagnose and manage the hypotensive patient. They talk life, loves and challenges.
Episode 3: Arun Sayal & Matt DiStefano
Arun Sayal is an Emergency Medicine Doctor at North York General Hospital in Toronto and the founder of The Casted Course - a renowned emergency orthopaedic course for doctors and nurses. Eoghan finds out about Arun and in particular why he has such an incredibly positive outlook on life, with some great tips and advice for us all. (Everyone should spend time with him!!) Matt Di Stefano is an Emergency Physician, ski coach, drag racer, and accomplished orthopaedic surgeon from Toronto who delivers a lot of the teaching on the Casted Course. Eoghan and Matt discuss various topics including why Matt ought to be a politician!!
Episode 2: Rich Levitan
A personal conversation with Rich Levitan. Rich is an Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine at Dartmouth School of Medicine (New Hampshire) and visiting Professor at University of Maryland School of Medicine (Baltimore, Maryland). Professor Levitan is director of the New York City Airway Course, the Yellowstone Airway Course and the worlds largest cadaver airway course, in Baltimore (monthly for 16 years). He has given more than 350 invited international lectures on airway management and authored 42 publications and 3 textbooks on airway management. He is the inventor of the AirwayCam, which captured real-time, advanced airway skills for the first time. These resources have been used in 4000 hospitals in 26 different countries. Rich discusses his early years in medicine and how he got into airway training and research. Eoghan gets to know a little bit more about Rich by discussing his likes, dislikes, passions, annoyances and his hopes for the future.
Episode 1: Peter Brindley
A personal conversation with Peter G. Brindley MD, FRCPC, FRCP (Edin) FRCP (Lond). Peter is a full-time Critical Care Physician at the University of Alberta Hospital, Canada and professor of Critical Care Medicine, Anaesthesiology, and Medical Ethics. He has 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 30 book chapters, over 70 lesser manuscripts and one textbook focusing on resuscitation; crisis management; human factors; and improving teamwork & communication. He was a founding member of the Canadian Resuscitation Institute; former Medical-Lead for Simulation, and prior Education Lead for Surgery, Anaesthesia and Critical Care at the UofA. He is on the Board for the Canadian Critical Care Society, and the organizing committee for five major conferences. He has delivered over 400 invited presentations in ten countries, and over 50 plenaries. He welcomes disagreements because he doesn’t want to be wrong a moment longer than necessary.