About Us

Dr. George Kovacs, MD, MHPE, FRCP(C)

​Dr. George Kovacs is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Dalhousie University, with cross appointments to the Departments of Anesthesia, Medical Neuroscience and the Division of Medical Education. He works clinically as an emergency physician at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax.  George holds a Masters of Health Professions Education from the University of Illinois where he developed his interest in procedural skill learning.  He is an award-winning educator who co-developed AIME (Airway Interventions & Management in Emergencies), the internationally recognized airway education program.  He has authored numerous publications, including two textbooks. George has four children and, in addition to his passion for airway management education, he loves being at his cottage on the Medway River and driving his new tractor.​

Dr. Adam Law, MD, FRCP(C)

Dr. Adam Law is Professor of Anesthesiology at Dalhousie University, with a cross appointment to the Department of Emergency Medicine. He started medical practice (well before the turn of the millennium) as a General Practitioner, working for six years in rural New Brunswick.  This was followed by a residency in Anesthesiology and a fellowship in Neuroanesthesia at Western University in London, Ontario. He has worked ever since as an attending anesthesiologist at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax.  Adam is co-director of the AIME course with Drs. George Kovacs and John Ross.  Together, George and Adam co-edited the course text "Airway Management in Emergencies," now in its second edition.  Adam teaches airway management on a regular basis across Canada and the USA.  Most recently, he chaired a cross-country focus group that updated and expanded upon Canadian airway management guidelines. When not being an airway nerd, he enjoys hanging with his family, hiking, running, skiing and playing pretty bad tennis.


AIME Instructors



Nick

Associate ProfessorDepartment of Emergency MedicineUniversity of British ColumbiaRegional Medical DirectorBritish Columbia Ambulance ServiceEmergency PhysicianKelowna General HospitalKelowna, BC, Canada


Lorri

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency MedicineDalhousie UniversityEmergency Physician, Department of Emergency MedicineQEII Health Sciences CentreMedical Consultant, IWK Regional Poison CentreMedical Consultant, QEII HSC Division of Hyperbaric MedicineHalifax, NS, Canada


Samuel G.

Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Dalhousie University
Chief, Charles V. Keating Emergency and Trauma Centre
QEII Health Sciences Centre
Halifax, NS, Canada


Laura

Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics
University of British Columbia
Head, Royal Columbian Hospital Airway Committee
Section Head of Pediatric Anesthesiology
Royal Columbian and Eagle Ridge Hospitals
New Westminster, BC, Canada


Gavin

Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Calgary
Emergency Physician
Calgary Zone Alberta Health Services
STARS Transport Physician
Medical Director, ACLS and PALS
Calgary, AB, CanadaBio...


Paul

Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Emergency MedicineUniversity of British ColumbiaEmergency Physician (locum) in BC and AlbertaKelowna, BC, Canada


Scott

Adult Medical Team Lead, EHS LifeFlightAssistant Professor Emergency MedicineDalhousie UniversityEmergency Physician; Hyperbaric PhysicianCapital District Health Authority ​Halifax, NS, Canada


Kirk

Associate Professor
Departments of Anesthesia, Surgery and Emergency Medicine
Dalhousie University
Anesthesiologist
Department of Anesthesia
QEII Health Sciences Centre
Halifax, NS, Canada


Kirk

Associate Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Dalhousie University
Emergency Physician, Research Director, Trauma Team Leader
Department of Emergency Medicine
QEII Health Sciences Centre
Halifax, NS, Canada


David A.

Professor and HeadDepartment of Emergency MedicineDalhousie UniversityChiefCapital District Health Authority ED NetworkHalifax, NS, Canada


Alec H.

Associate Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of British Columbia
Medical Director
Emergency Department and Trauma Program
Lions Gate Hospital
North Vancouver, BC, Canada


John

Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Dalhousie University
Emergency Physician, various sites in Atlantic Canada
Consultant QEII HSC Trauma Team; EHS Life Flight Adult Team; Poison Centre
Provincial Advisor on Emergency Care
Department of Health
Halifax, NS, Canada


Christian M.

Associate Professor
Departments of Anesthesia, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
Dalhousie University
Paediatric Anesthetist-Intensivist
Department of Paediatric Clinical Care
IWK Health Centre
Medical Director, Medavie EMS
Medical Control Physician, EHS LifeFlight
Halifax, NS, Canada


Nick

Airway Fellow
FRCPC Emergency Medicine Program
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS


John M.

Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of British Columbia
Emergency Physician
Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Adjunct Professor
Departments of Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia, Surgery, and
  Community Health & Epidemiology
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS, Canada


James

Clinical Instructor
University of British Columbia
Royal Jubilee and Victoria General Hospitals
Victoria, BC, Canada


Jan

Clinical Instructor
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of British Columbia
Transport Medical Consultant
British Columbia Ambulance Service
Intensivist (locum) at various BC hospitals
Vancouver, BC, Canada


Mark

Anesthesiologist
Department of Anesthesiology
The Queen's Medical Center
Honolulu, HI, USA


Brian

Emergency Physician
North York General Hospital
St. Michael's Hospital
Toronto, ON, Canada