2018 Program

Thursday, April 19, 2018

7:30 – 8:00 am General Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Welcome
08:05 – 09:00 am

The Concussion Epidemic – What the EM Provider Needs to Know
Presenter: Neha Raukar, MD, MS, FACEP

In 2014, 82% of parents were found to be worried about the risk of concussion in their child while emergency department visits for sports- and recreation-related TBIs among children and adolescents rose 62 percent between 2001 to 2009. No other disease in recent history has captured the attention of parents, lawmakers, and even Hollywood like concussion has. This talk will focus on the hype and the science behind concussion and will offer the EM provider a basis for recognition and counseling in the ED.

09:00 – 09:30 am

NIPPV: It’s not just 10 over 5
Presenter: Logan Weygandt, MD, MPH

This talk will cover the basics of breathing mechanics, noninvasive ventilation strategies, and case-based scenarios designed to highlight the utility of noninvasive ventilation techniques. It will also review the evidence for the use of noninvasive ventilation in various clinical scenarios.

09:30 – 10:00 am

Is There a Doctor on Board? Medicine in the Friendly Skies
Presenter: J.V. Nable, MD, FACEP

Whether you’re just flying as a passenger on a plane when someone falls ill, or you are ready to take your career in a new direction and become a helicopter or fixed wing flight transport doc or medical director for a flight service, this course with introduce you to care in the air. Flight physiology, airline medical kits and air medical transport modalities and challenges will be discussed.

10:00 – 10:20 am BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
10:20 – 11:20 am

Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Management: Meds, Needles, and your hands
Presenter: Alexis LaPietra, DO, FACEP

Dr. LaPietra will review the evidence and applicability of non-opioid systemic and topical analgesics in the management of acute musculoskeletal pain in the ED. She will also discuss the research in support of trigger point injections and osteopathic manipulative therapy for myofascial pain management the acute care setting.

11:20 – 11:55 am

Prehospital Ketamine for Excited Delirium Syndrome: Just a Bunch of Hype?
Presenter: Asa M. Margolis DO, MPH, MS, FACEP

Agitated and violent patients pose multiple challenges to prehospital providers. Rapid and safe control of these patients is critical to maintaining a safe environment and being able to effectively manage their acute medical condition. While this often requires sedation, multiple options exist. This talk will review the current literature looking at ketamine in terms of safety and efficacy for excited delirium syndrome.  ​

11:55 am – 1:30 pm LUNCHEON AND AWARDS
1:30 – 2:35 pm

DKA and Hyperosmolar Syndrome-High Yield Pearls and Pitfalls
Presenter: Corey M. Slovis, MD, FACEP

Emergency providers must be expert at treating DKA and Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemia.  This talk will provide clinical pearls to avoid making crucial mistakes in treating these severely ill patients.

2:40 – 3:10 pm BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
3:10 – 3:40 pm

REBOA: Is it Ready for Prime Time?
Presenter: Thomas Scalea, MD, FACS, MCCM

Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) is not a new concept, but has been re-visited with advances in technology from the field of endovascular surgery.  REBOA has the potential to positively influence outcome in the leading cause of death in trauma-uncontrolled hemorrhage. 

3:40 – 4:15 pm

The Obese Septic Patient: One Size Fits All?
Presenter: Sara Manning, MD

This talk will address issues of fluid resuscitation, vasopressor support, and antibiotic dosing in obese patients with sepsis. Particular attention will be paid to the CMS sepsis measures for fluid resuscitation. Current literature will be reviewed and management suggestions made based upon the available evidence.

4:30 pm END