Pediatrics Advanced Life Support Course (PALS)

Course Directors: Dr. Tamara Gafoor, Dr. Dubravka Diksic, Dr. Laurie Plotnick

Course Objectives

Designed to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently evaluate and effectively manage seriously ill infants and children. In this course, you will learn:

  • How to assess for evidence of respiratory and circulatory compromise.

  • Establish treatment priorities and intervene when necessary to stabilize the child.

  • Students will also review treatment of the respiratory and circulatory systems, management of cardiac arrest and arrhythmias and immediate post-resuscitation care.


This event is approved by the Office for Continuing Professional Development (CPD), McGill University.  This event is an Accredited Simulation Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; you may claim a maximum of 13 hours. Credits are automatically calculated. Each physician should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The McGill CPD Office is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Education (CACME) as an accrediting body for continuing medical education activities for physicians. Visit MAINPORT to record your learning and outcomes.

Dates & Location


  • January 27-28 2020 - This course is now full

  • May 19-20, 2020 - Registration now opened


  • McGill Medical Simulation Centre 

    3575 du Parc avenue, Suite 5642, Mtl, QC

Registration Fees

  • $1 000