2017 Program

Thursday, March 23, 2017

7:30 – 8:00 am General Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Welcome
08:05 – 09:00 am Neurocritical Care for the Busy EP
Presenter: Evie G. Marcolini MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FCCMEvie G. Marcolini MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FCCM

Subarachnoid hemorrhage can be difficult to diagnose, but is important not to miss. We will review the pros and cons of diagnostic tools and review the best strategies to diagnose this disease. Intracerebral hemorrhage is a common problem in the emergency department – we will review the most recent data on how to optimize the outcome for your patients with this devastating disease.
09:00 – 09:30 am Preoxygenation Pearls and Pitfalls
Presenter: Rahul Bhat, MD, FACEP

Intubation can be a straightforward EM procedure, but often can be fraught with perils including desaturation, poor view as well as cardiac arrest. This talk will review techniques to make intubation safer and maximize your chance of first pass success.
09:30 – 10:00 am BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
10:00 – 10:55 am The New Overdoses...What You NEED to Know!
Presenter: Timothy B. Erickson, MD, FACEP, FACMT
Presenter: Anand Swaminathan, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAAEMWith all the new drugs and pharmaceutical agents on the market, (and out on the street), it is challenging for the Emergency Medicine physician to keep current with the ever-changing formulations and latest treatment guidelines. This presentation will look at the most current trends in both classic and newer pharmaceutical agent toxicity and recommendations for managing these potentially life-threatening poisons in the emergency department setting.
11:00 – 11:55 am Legal Landmines!
Presenter: Diana Nordlund, DO, JD, FACEP
This presentation will discuss new developments in medical malpractice caselaw and apply them directly to the daily clinical practice of emergency medicine.
12:00 am – 1:30 pm LUNCHEON AND AWARDS
1:30 – 2:00 pm REBOA: Beyond The Trauma Center
Presenter: Lisa Hile, MD
Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta is a technology that can be used to control non compressible hemorrhage of the torso. It can be used in both blunt and penetrating trauma. While this modality to control hemorrhage has been available since the Korean War, brand new technology has made it much easier and safer to use.
2:05 – 2:35 pm Stop the Bleeding! Reversing the NOACs …
Presenter: Michele Callahan, MD

Novel oral anticoagulants, consisting of direct thrombin inhibitors and factor Xa inhibitors, are increasingly used in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation and for prevention or treatment of venous thromboembolism. This talk will review emergency department management of bleeding in patients taking novel oral anticoagulants.
2:40 – 3:10 pm BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
3:10 – 3:40 pm My Journey on the Gurney
Presenter: Gentry Wilkerson, MD
Travel with me as I literally fall into the patient experience. We will explore the doctor as a patient and how to provide care to another caregiver. I will discuss my experience with pain and how the swinging pendulum of pain relief hit me square in the chest.
3:45 – 4:15 pm Risk Adaptive E-Triage in EM
Presenter: Scott Levin, PhD
Standards for emergency department (ED) triage in the United States rely heavily on subjective assessment and are limited in their ability to diiferentiate patients based on acute outcomes. To address, a data-driven electronic triage (E-TRIAGE) system was developed and implemented at multiple EDs to improve patient diiferentiation and flow. The outcomes of our on-going pilots will be discussed with the intent of highlighting more general opportunities to infuse advanced data-science methods into the practice of emergency medicine.
4:30 pm END