CADTH Webinar — Emergency Department Overcrowding

Event date: Tuesday, November 28, 2023, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET  
Free online event

Hospital emergency departments (EDs) across Canada are under intense strain. Issues of overcrowding, lengthy wait times, and ED closures have become all too common and increase the risk of serious harm to both patients and ED staff.

In response to this Canada-wide crisis, CADTH is publishing 5 evidence reports about the trends, causes, consequences, and potential solutions to ED overcrowding. Through an assessment of the evidence and expert-informed considerations, CADTH’s Health Technology Expert Review Panel (HTERP) will also issue important guidance for decision- and policy-makers about how to identify and implement evidence-informed solutions to effectively alleviate ED overcrowding in Canada.

Join us as we unveil CADTH’s collection of work, including HTERP’s final guidance, and have an engaging discussion with a diverse group of experts who have unique experiences and understandings of ED overcrowding in Canada.  During this webinar speakers will talk about the challenges of ED overcrowding as experienced by different groups that engage with the ED (patients, front-line service providers, senior health care decision-makers, and other health systems leaders). The speakers will also provide their reaction to CADTH’s guidance, talk about its potential role in Canada, and outline key considerations for decision- and policy-makers.



Maggie Keresteci 
Patient and caregiver;  
Executive Director, Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research

Dr. Tasleem Nimjee 
MD; ED physician, Humber River Health; Digital Health Leader and Consultant; Former Chief Medical Innovation Officer, Humber River Health

Dawn Peta 
Nurse in regional ED; Clinical Educator,  
Alberta Health Services; and President of National Emergency Nurses Association (NENA)

Gino De Angelis 
PhD; Manager, Clinical Research, Evidence, Products, and Services, CADTH

Sudha Kutty 
Executive Vice-President, Evidence Products, and Services, CADTH (moderator)