Dr. Vu Kiet Tran & Dr. Mark Mensour – Spring Break March 2019 “Sunny Cancun Mexico”

28/08/2018 / Conferences /

March 9 – 16, 2019

Target Audience:

All physicians and other health care professionals seeking clinical information in family medicine and/or emergency medicine.

This CME is divided into 2 sections

1st section: ACLS for EP

Course Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in providing basic life support (BLS) care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  2. Recognize and manage respiratory arrest
  3. Recognise and manage cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation of care, including immediate post-cardiac arrest care
  4. Demonstrate effective communication as a leader or member of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance
  5. Apply the systematic approach to assessment, evaluation, and management of complex cardiovascular, respiratory, and other emergencies
*You will need to have the pre-requisite of the BLS course.  Dr Mensour is offering the 4 hour BLS course prior to the commencement of the conference for an additional $100CAD.  Please refer to the Extra Courses tab.

2nd Section: Family Medicine

  1. Fatal rashes you should not miss!
    As practitioners, we encounter numerous rashes. Most are benign and chronic. Some are acute but relatively harmless. A few are acutely deadly. Do you know how to pick them out of a hay stack?
  1. Efficient approach to Syncope in the Office
    The symptom of syncope is one of the most frustrating complaint to investigate and often leading to no diagnosis. You can stop pulling out your hair! Come see how the assessment could be done efficient and with joy! This will be a life-changing session.
  1. Fatal headaches you cannot miss
    Primary headaches are common and benign. But patients present to us with undifferentiated headaches frequently. Are you familiar with those that are fatal? Come and find out how to recognize them quickly.
  1. How to manage hypertensive crisis in your office

Patients often present with chronic hypertension and more infrequently with hypertensive crisis. Most of these crises are very adequately managed as outpatients. Know the why, when, and how of office hypertensive crisis management.

Hotel Information


Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa is a AAA Four Diamond resort designed to reflect the charm of the Mexican Caribbean and is surrounded by glistening pools, lush tropical gardens and a palm-studded beach. This 486 premium octagonal rooms and suites resort will allow guests to luxuriate in private and spacious accommodations with each room having at least one Jacuzzi and ground floor room offering a plunge pool, daily refreshed mini-bar, full marble bathroom, and a wealth of amenities. Nine gourmet themed restaurants without reservations, six fabulous bars ranging from elegant to swim-up, plus a fully-equipped fitness center and a world-class Dreams Spa by Pevonia® provide guests with a host of amenities. The allure doesn’t stop there – guests will be treated to complimentary greens fees at two championship golf course nearby.


This is a live activity and will be presented by Dr. Mark Mensour and Dr. Vu Tran

Accreditation for ACLS

The ACLS Course has been certified by the CFPC and is accredited for Mainpro plus credits for 2 credits per hr.  Physicians should only claim credits for the amount of hours they participated in the course.

AAFP members, who complete any live CME/CPD program accredited by the CFFP for prescribed credit, can claim the equivalent amount of AAFP credits.

The total credits for ACLS are 16.

Accreditation for Family Physicians

This conference is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to date, evidence based info on commonly encountered Family Practice, Walk in and Emergency Medicine Issues. The discussion based format of the conference will encourage audience participation through dynamic interactive lectures and case based studies. Dr. Mark Mensour and Dr. Vu Tran will present and critically asses’ recent advancements and industry updates in these areas.

The successful completion of this interactive program of diagnosing, treating and prescribing the most effective courses of treatment, will have the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.

The amount of credits to be advised.


Registrations fees:

Early bird by December 31, 2018                         $999

January 1, 2019                                                       $1199

Dr. Vu Kiet

Dr. Vu Kiet Tran is an attending physician in the emergency department of the University Health Network, where he is also co-chair of the UHN Annual Emergency Medicine Conference. In addition to his medical degree, Dr. Tran also holds two master’s degrees in Health Sciences (MHSc) and in Business Administration (MBA). Dr. Tran completed his residency program in Family Medicine and his additional competence year in Emergency Medicine in Montreal. In 2000, Dr. Tran moved to Toronto. Dr. Tran is also a medical consultant for various private for-profit enterprises with a focus on business development, strategy, marketing, and sales. Because of his interest in business and industries related to healthcare, Dr. Tran is focused on improving patient access to health services and efficient healthcare delivery.

Dr. Mark Mensour

Dr. Mark Mensour is an Associate Professor of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and works in Muskoka Ontario Canada practicing Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology. In 2014, he was appointed as Continuing Medical Education Chair for the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) and later migrated to the CPD Director position for CAEP. His research interests are in education, bedside ultrasound and procedural sedation. Specifically end tidal carbon dioxide level measurement during procedural sedation has been an area of interest since the 1990’s.  Academically he has created many courses including Emergency Department Targeted Ultrasound and Evidence Based Resuscitation. Further, he instructs in Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.  Recently he has been the lead developer of the CAEP Emergency Medicine Review Course which utilises a flipped classroom approach to education for Emergency Physicians.



we are offering 2 extra courses:

Course name: You don’t know what you don’t know!

Speaker: Dr. Tran

• Help demystify complex financial concepts
• Translate financial jargon and expertise into a language that makes sense to you
• Identify your financial security gaps and educate you and your family to help you analyze, strategize and execute for financial security in a tax-efficient manner
• Help you gain control of your financial security

Cost: $299


Course name: Basic Life Support (BLS)

Speaker: Dr. Mensour


Basic Life Support (BLS) is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. It is designed for healthcare providers and trained first responders who provide care to patients in a wide variety of settings, and teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in pre-hospital and in-facility settings.

This course is a pre-requisite for BLS

Cost: $100

All rates are based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars tax included.  Flights are operated by Air Canada Rouge, non stop service from Toronto:

Dream Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa

Premium Deluxe Tropical Garden view room                    Call for Price

Premium Deluxe Oceanview room                                       Call for Price

For couples and couples with children.

Dreams Resorts & Spas offers a high level of luxury for couples and couples with children, in ideal beachfront settings. Spacious rooms and suites, graciously appointed and luxuriously equipped provide a picture-perfect vacation experience with welcoming service and romantic inclusions. The Explorer’s Club for Kids with Red Cross certified staff and Core Zone Teens Club* provide supervised day and evening activities. Beautiful and exciting destinations provide a lovely setting for a wedding, honeymoon, romantic getaway or family vacation.

Unlimited-Luxury® where everything is included
o Limitless access to gourmet à la carte dining options without reservations required
o Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits
o Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks
o 24-hour room and concierge services
o Pool and beach wait service
o Daily refreshed mini-bar with soft drinks, juice, bottled water and beer
o Daily maid service
o Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment
o Theme parties, oceanfront bars and entertainment venues
o No wristbands required
o All taxes and gratuities
o Enjoy free Wi-Fi and free international calling to the US, Canada and local landlines with Unlimited Connectivity. The mobile app also allows guests to view the schedules of all events, activities and restaurants at the resort, plus to learn about local destinations, excursions, and much more!*


All conferees, their families, and guests must book their travel package with CME Travel at 1.877.377.2211

This ensures that our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests.

A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person at time of booking

Cancellation between 90-65 days prior to departure will be charged $500 per person
Cancellation between 60-35 days prior to departure will be charged 50% of the total cost per person
Cancellation between 34-0 days prior to departure will be charged 100% of the total cost per person

Final payment for travel package due 01DEC2018

Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommend. Pricing available on request.

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