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Advanced Life Support Educator Program (ACLS, PALS, ATLS, BLS, Ultrasound)

Sunnybrook’s Advanced Life Support Educator program has been in existence over 30 years and is one of the largest and most active programs of its kind in Canada. Our program now includes 5 established divisions supported by a formal Education division.

We are proud to have hosted healthcare workers from across Canada, and also from upwards of 30 nations around the world as far away as Australia, New Zealand and China, Europe, the Middle East, South America, the U.S.A. and the Caribbean.

The Program now includes the following Divisions:

  1. ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
    ACLS Course Schedule
  2. PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
    PALS Course Schedule
  3. ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support)
    ATLS Course Schedule
  4. u.STAR (Ultrasound in Shock, Trauma and Resuscitation)
    u.STAR Course Schedule
  5. Academic, Educator, and Quality Assurance Division
  6. Basic Life Support (BLS)
    BLS Course Schedule

Sunnybrook is the only institution in the Greater Toronto Area that offers such a wide range of medical education programs. Currently we provide upwards of 75 courses per year at our Sunnybrook Bayview campus.

Course participants range from medical students, international medical graduates, residents and fellows to currently practicing Physicians, Nurses, Paramedics, Physician Assistants, Respiratory Therapists and Dental professionals.

Each course typically includes emergentologists, cardiologists and anesthesiologists, veteran field paramedics and ICU/CCU or emergency room nurses.

The ALS program is a non-profit body within Sunnybrook. Our goal is to help course participants master the role of 'team leader' in the care of the arrested and peri-arrest patient. Our program began in the early '80s. Thousands of participants can attest to the success our program and to our professional and 'low-stress' approach to advanced life support.

ALS Administration »



Hawkins, Dr. Paul ALS Program Director, ACLS Lead
D'Souza, Sandhya ALS Program Manager
Khanal, Kriti Senior ALS Admin. Assistant
Chenkin, Dr. Jordan Chair, Educator Committee
Cameron, Mark Co-Lead, PALS Division
Dahman, Dr. Jay Co-Lead, PALS Division
Simard, Dr. Rob Lead, u.STAR Division
Tien, Dr. Homer Lead, ATLS Division
Asselstine, Mary Senior ATLS Clinical Coordinator
Scott, Heather ATLS Clinical Coordinator
Sinclair, Paul Tech. Coordinator, Set-Up / Equipment
Joseph, Ray Set-Up Specialist
Kitson, Brent Set-Up Technician
Kirnon, Kevin Set-Up Technician

Contact us

Sandhya D'Souza, ALS Program Manager

Phone: 416-480-4943
Fax: 416-480-5325

ALS Program Office

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
H-wing, 2nd floor, room H-265
2075 Bayview Avenue,
Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5