Thursday, March 14, 2019

07:30 – 07:55 am General Registration / Continental Breakfast
07:55 am Welcome
08:00 – 09:00 am

Emergency Cardiology Literature Update: The Articles You've Got to Know!
Presenter: Amal Mattu, MD, FACEP
The speaker has sorted through the literature for you and will discuss the handful of articles from the past year that are critical to your emergency medicine practice, the articles that "you've got to know!”

09:00 – 10:00 am

Channel Your Inner EQ:  Emotional Intelligence For Today’s ED Leader
Presenter: Jonathan E. Davis, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Have you ever worked with a leader who just doesn’t seem to get it?  Emotional intelligence (EI or EQ) is defined as the ability to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior. High EI has been associated with greater balance and wellness, heightened job performance, and more effective leadership.  This presentation will provide tangible skills and practical tools to assist in learning how you can sharpen your inner EQ to become a more highly effective leader.

10:00 – 10:20 am


10:20 – 11:20 am

Tired of talking about burnout? Me too!
Presenter: Ashley Liebig, RN, BSN, CCRN
Are we really burnt out? Or is that the newest buzz word? Let’s talk about the data and what the heck we do about it. I, for one am tired of talking and ready to put words into action. I’ll show you how, not only for you but for your team and learners as well.

11:20 – 11:50 am

A Clinical Approach to Critical Care Coding – Rapid Fire Pearls and Pitfalls You’ve Got to Know
Presenter: Jason Adler, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
This talk will highlight the importance of capturing critical care services rendered in the Emergency Department. We will review common clinical scenarios and address misconceptions about using the code properly.  Reimbursement, compliance, and malpractice implications will be addressed. 

11:50 am – 1:00 pm


1:00 – 2:00 pm  Top Plain Film Diagnoses You Don’t Wanna Miss
Presenter: Gillian Schmitz, MD, FACEP
This talk will cover subtle findings seen on x-ray and review how an emergency physician can make potentially life and limb threatening diagnoses on plain film.  The speaker will present several real cases and images that were misinterpreted in the ED and highlight radiology pearls that every emergency physician should know. 
2:00 – 2:30 pm

Next Gen Onc: Coming to an ED near you!
Presenter: Sarah B. Dubbs, MD
A new generation of cancer therapies has brought a new frontier of treatment options to patients, but along with it, comes a host of different toxicities which range from mild to life-threatening.  These toxicities and their treatments are very different from that of traditional cancer therapies.  This talk will introduce emergency physicians to the two new classes of cancer immunotherapies, Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors and CAR T-cell Therapy, and will focus on the ED recognition and management of toxicity from those treatments. 

2:30 – 3:00 pm

ACLS: Apocryphal Conclusions Lacking Substantiation
Presenter: Michael Ehmann, MD, MPH, MS
Take a whirlwind tour through each of the ACLS protocols from the 1960s through 2018 and ask yourself, “How did we get here?” Together, we will discuss the evidence – or lack thereof –behind the protocols’ major recommendations.

3:00 – 3:20 pm


3:20 – 4:20 pm

Resident Competition
Six residents will present their lectures, judged by a panel of leaders in Emergency Medicine.

4:30 pm END