Addictions Rounds: Alcohol withdrawal in the emergency department

On Friday, May 1, 2015, CAMH's Addictions Rounds presented a webinar titled, "Alcohol Withdrawal in the Emergency Department."

Int his webinar you will learn about:

  • common presentations of alcohol withdrawal in the ED;
  • the challenges of diagnosing and managing alcohol withdrawal in the ED;
  • research regarding the development of an iOS app to assist with the diagnosis of alcohol withdrawal severity.

Watch this webinar here. EENet is pleased to present this webinar as part of our partner series.

The presenter

Bjug Borgundvaag, MD, PhD, CCFP(EM)
Mt. Sinai Hospital
University of Toronto

Dr Borgundvaag completed his PhD in Pharmacology in 1990, and received his MD in 1992. Following residency training, he joined the division of Emergency Services at Mount Sinai Hospital, where he has practiced emergency medicine since 1995.

He was appointed a DFCM Research Fellow in 2000, and was the MSH ED research director from 2000-2014. He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications, and has lead projects in infectious disease, acute coronary syndromes and the management of alcohol withdrawal. He has collaborated on research projects led by others investigating asthma, COPD, syncope, atrial fibrillation, and heart failure. He has a growing interest in medical app development. In 2014, Dr Borgundvaag was appointed Director, of the newly created Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Medicine Institute at MSH, and is an Associate Professor in the DFCM at U of T.

Addictions Round is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.