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Conference Overview

 

This event will discuss a variety of timely, practical issues encountered in the emergency department on a daily basis. Lectures will be engaging, sometimes controversial, and present the audience with examples of both successes and failures in emergency medicine. Changes don’t always equal advances and advancement doesn’t always mean change. At the end of this program, participants should be able to distinguish between advancement and change in the ED in a relaxed, family-oriented environment where learning does equal fun!

This program has been designed to include all emergency medicine professionals including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, trauma nurses, residents, and emergency medicine technicians.

 

Registration

Information

 

Tuition: $650 Physicians; $450 Nurses and Nurse Practitioners; $475 Physician Assistants, Pharmacists and EMTS; $375 for Medical Residents. Fee includes continental breakfast each morning, afternoon refreshments, and the welcome reception.

Workshops: $1250 for the full-day EM POCUS Workshop (physician), $1050 for nurses, $1075 for other healthcare professionals. If you would like to attend the POCUS Workshop without the Conference, registration is $700. Please note that there is limited space, please register early. Other workshop costs are as follows:

Social Media Workshop: Free!

Vertigo Workshop: $50

Ethics Breakout Session: $50

Vertigo Workshop and Breakout Session: $75

Wilderness Medicine Workshop: $120

Refunds: Refunds, minus an administrative fee of $75, will be made only if notice of cancellation is received, in writing, by January 10, 2019.

 

Accreditation

 

In support of improving patient care, The Robert Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. The University of Vermont designates this live activity for a maximum of 30.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 23 Nursing Contact Hours. This program has been reviewed and is approved for pharmacists for up to 9.75 hours: JA0000335-0000-19-010-L04-P. Application has been made to the American College of Emergency Physicians for ACEP Category I Credit. Determination of credit is pending.

Please note: If you do not participate in the optional workshops, the conference is accredited for 15.25 credits.

The conference syllabus, evaluation and certificate will be available through electronic download. Please plan to bring your laptop or electronic device to follow along with the presenters. You will receive an email notification with instructions on how to access the electronic syllabus/download PDF versions of the presentations within one week of the conference start date.

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Accommodations

 

A block of beautifully appointed rooms have been reserved at the Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. Please make your reservations directly with the Lodge (802-760-4755 or 888-4-STOWEVT or visit their website here) and indicate your participation in the Emergency Medicine Update Conference to receive special discounted rates - starting at $315 plus 10% state and local tax, single or double occupancy for studio accommodations. There is a $10 daily parking charge. Suites are also available for an additional cost. To ensure room choice and availability, it is recommended that you make your room reservations as soon as possible. Room rates cannot be guaranteed after December 26, 2018.

 

Leisure Activities

 

This course is designed so that participants are free from 10:30am to 4:00pm for skiing and other winter recreation. The Stowe Mountain Lodge offers extensive recreational facilities and superb artisan inspired cuisine. A world class spa, heated outdoor pool with indoor swim out access and full service fitness center are located on site. Stowe exudes breathtaking beauty in the winter. World class skiing is available at a discount, more information can be found at the following link (https://contentmanager.med.uvm.edu/docs/2018_discounts_-_ski_pricing/cme-documents/2018_documents/2018_discounts_-_ski_pricing.pdf?sfvrsn=2). For those who seek alternatives to skiing, the village of Stowe offers many small, unique boutiques and antique shops. Snowmobile rentals, Nordic skiing and skating are also available in the area. Call the Stowe Area Association at 802-253-7321 or visit www.gostowe.com for information. Please make sure you and your guest(s) join us for the welcome reception which will be held on Monday evening from 7:00-8:00pm.

 

Transportation

 

Stowe is 10 minutes north of exit 10, I-89 on Route 100. The local roads leading to the Lodge are clearly marked. Burlington International Airport in Burlington, Vermont (only 45 minutes to Stowe) is served by several major airlines (www.btv.aero). Car rental or taxi to Stowe is available. Consult your travel agent or airline reservation desk for information. You may wish to rent a car for the 45 minute trip to the hotel to take advantage of the fine restaurants and shops in Stowe Village and the surrounding area.

 

breakout sessions and workshops

 

Social Media Workshop (No additional cost)

Sunday January 27th, 6-8PM

Kyle Dewitt, PharmD, Katie Wells, MD, and Meghan Groth, PharmD

Kyle Dewitt, Katie Wells, and Meghan Groth will help you get comfortable with all that social media can do for your practice, patient care, and your career. Free open access medical education (FOAMed) has grown in popularity amongst healthcare providers in recent years. This workshop will provide attendees with an overview of how to navigate Twitter® and integrate medical social media platforms into your current practice.

Vertigo Workshop (cost $50)

Monday January 28th, 3-4 PM

Evie Marcolini, MD

The vertigo workshop will review the Dix-Hallpike and Epley maneuvers, as well as the HINTS exam.  This will be hands-on and interactive with brief background teaching.

Ethics Breakout Session (cost $50)

Tuesday January 29th, 3-4:15 PM

Shaden Eldakar-Hein, MD and Jolion McGreevy, MD

Do you have case that has always bothered you? Wonder whether you did the “right" thing? Discuss your case with two clinical ethicists—and prepare yourself for the next moral dilemma in the ER.

Wilderness Medicine Workshop (Cost $120)

Sarah Schlein, MD, Than Moore, PA, Daniel Wolfson, MD, and Jack Ellis, MD

Wednesday January 30, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Join the UVMMC Wilderness Medicine faculty for an afternoon of fresh mountain air, actively running rescue and resuscitation scenarios in the winter backcountry. Topics include snow burial, beacon searches, resuscitation considerations, hypothermia, frostbite and complex evacuations with a hypothermic patient.

 
 
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speaker lineup

 

 

Sunday January 27
Pre-Conference
Evening Session

6-8 PM Social Media Workshop (optional and no added cost, see above)
Kyle Dewitt, PharmD, Katie Wells, MD, and Meghan Groth, PharmD

 

Monday January 28
Morning Session

 
 
 

7:00 AM   Registration, Exhibits, Breakfast 

7:30 AM   Visual Toxicology
Steve Bird, MD

7:50 AM   ID Pearls to Decrease Your Bouncebacks and Body Count
Patrick Bafuma, RPA-C

8:10 AM   Up In Smoke: Toxicity From House Fires Beyond CO
Eike Blohm, MD

8:50 AM Break

9:05 AM   What’s New in the Management of Burns
Ron Medzon, MD

9:25 AM   Flesh-and-Blood Decision Making: Diagnostic Reasoning in the ED
Alexander Sheng, MD

10:05 AM   New Drugs of Abuse and Testing Conundrums
Steve Bird, MD

10:25 AM  Panel Discussion

10:45 AM  Adjourn, participants free to pursue leisure activities

 

Monday January 28
Afternoon Session

 
 
 

3-4 PM   Vertigo Workshop (optional, see above)
Evie Marcolini, MD

 

4:15 PM   CHF in 2018: Preventing Cardiac Drowning
Mark Bisanzo, MD

4:35 PM   My Patient is Full of…Water? POCUS for Evaluation of CHF
Peter Weimersheimer, MD

4:55 PM   A POCUS Pearl: the IVC in the ED
Phillipe Rola, MD 

5:15 PM   Troponinitis in the Non-Cardiac Critically Ill Patient: Signal Versus Noise
Josh Farkas, MD

5:35 PM Break

5:50 PM   Fluid Responsiveness
Matt Riscinti, MD

6:10 PM   Don’t Touch That Dial: Blood Pressure Management of Neuro Disasters
Evie Marcolini, MD

6:30 PM   Stopping the Volcano: Airway Control in Massive Hematemesis
Richard Bounds, MD

6:50 PM   Mechanical Ventilation: What Emergency Physicians Need to Know
Skyler Lentz, MD

7:10 PM   Panel Discussion

7:30 PM   Adjourn, please join us for the reception

 
 

Tuesday January 29
Morning Session

 
 

7:00 AM   Registration, Exhibits, Breakfast

 

7:30 AM   The Truth, Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth About Stroke Interventions
Matthew Siket, MD

8:10 AM   Field Assessment Stroke Triage for Emergency Destination (FAST-ED)
Daniel Wolfson, MD

8:30 AM   Myth Busting: Ethical Challenges in Emergency Stroke Management
Shaden Eldakar-Hein, MD and Jolion McGreevy, MD

8:50 AM Break

9:05 AM   Pediatric Stroke: Who Ya Gonna Call?
David Nelson, MD

9:45 AM   Myth Busting: Ethical Challenges in Emergency Pediatrics
Jolion McGreevy, MD and Shaden Eldakar-Hein, MD

10:05 AM  End-of-Life Symptom Management in the ED: What’s In Your Toolbox?
Michelle Crispo, MD

10:25 AM  Panel Discussion

10:45 AM  Adjourn, participants free to pursue leisure activities

 

Tuesday January 29
Afternoon Session

 
 
 

3-4:15 PM Ethics Breakout Session (optional, see above)
Shaden Eldakar-Hein, MD and Jolion McGreevy, MD

4:15 PM   When the Clots Come Marching In: Updates in Thromboembolism
Dave Mackenzie, MD

4:55 PM   Common Arrhythmias and How to Treat Them
Jacob Avila, MD

5:15 PM   A Path to Pain-Free ED: Beyond Opioids and NSAIDs
Sergey Motov, MD

5:35 PM Break

5:50 PM   Difficult Pain Control? Just Block It!
Peter Weimersheimer, MD

6:10 PM   The Dark Side of NSAIDs
Sergey Motov, MD

6:30 PM   October 1, 2017: Lessons From Tragedy
Benjamin Fox, MD

7:10 PM   Panel Discussion

 

Wednesday January 30
Morning Session

 
 

7:00 AM   Registration, Exhibits, and Breakfast

 

7:30 AM   Pediatric Fever in the ED: Cleaning Up a Hot Mess
Joseph Ravera, MD

8:10 AM   A Spoonful of Medicine Helps the Sugar Go Down
Kyle Dewitt, PharmD

8:30 AM   The Difficult Abdomen: Vomiters and Swallowers
Pete Croft, MD

9:10 AM Break

9:25 AM   The Infectious Disease Top 10
Kristen Pierce, MD

9:45 AM   Acute Meningitis
Jacob Avila, MD

10:05 AM  Bad Bug Juju: Antibiotics to Avoid in the ED
Blake Porter, PharmD

10:25 AM  Panel Discussion

10:45 AM Conference Adjourns

11:30 AM - 3:30 PM Wilderness Medicine Workshop

 

News & Updates

 

November 2018

We’ve set the schedule and workshop descriptions, just putting the finishing touches on! Descriptions are now available for all the spectacular workshops we’re able to offer in addition to the conference, and the Faculty Section has been updated with our STELLAR FACULTY! Make sure to get your registration in while there are still seats left :)

October 2018

Our conference schedule has been uploaded to the website! Check it out and get your registration in while seats are still left. And check back often for new additions this year!

September 2018

Exciting news folks! REGISTRATION IS OPEN and we have added an Archives section to the page at the top of your screen so that you can continue to access past talks as we move forward to solidify the lineup for this year. Stay tuned for new additions to Faculty and Announcements on the Final Lineup!

August 2018

We're back! Make sure to put January 28-31, 2019 on your calendars for our next conference. Keep on the lookout as we finalize the speaker lineup and put all the details in place!

May 2018

We just finalized the dates for next year's conference! Mark your calendars for January 28-31, 2019 and stay tuned for more details.

April 2018

All the podcast recap episodes from this year's conference are now available. Check out www.empharmd.blogspot.com for all the episodes, or visit the EMPOWER Podcast on iT

March 2018

Several podcasts were recorded during the #StoweEM18 conference by Kyle Dewitt and Meghan Groth that will be made available throughout the month of March! Check out www.empharmd.blogspot.com for new episodes that recap the stellar lectures from throughout the conference, or visit the EMPOWER Podcast on iTunes for more details.

February 2018

What an incredible conference! We had record-breaking registration, engaging speakers, and many of us even got some sick runs in on the slopes. In the next few weeks we'll be uploading videos from each of the conference lectures and the PDF files of lecture handouts on the site, so be sure to check back often!

January 2018

The conference is only a few weeks away, and we're busy putting the finishing touches on the details for the conference! Be sure to join us for the best Ski and CME on the East Coast this winter!

December 2017

Our lineup has been finalized, rooms are filling up, and there's lots of buzz about next month's conference! Sign up to reserve your spot today and make sure you don't miss out on the best Ski and CME conference on the East Coast this winter.

november 2017

The final proof of the conference brochure has been uploaded to the website and registration is filling up! Make sure to reserve your seat today (uvmcme@med.uvm.edu) so you don't miss out!

October 2017

We're putting the finishing touches on our conference brochure and hope to have it uploaded to the site any day now! Registration is open and the buzz has already started. Contact the UVM CME office (uvmcme@med.uvm.edu) to reserve your spot today!

September 2017

Our site is now live! We are working diligently to confirm speakers and the lecture schedule for the conference. We hope to have the official conference brochure uploaded soon, so make sure to check back often for updates!

August 2017

We're excited to preview the Emergency Medicine Update Conference website! Make sure to check back often for breaking news on conference registration, confirmed speakers, and more details about the awesome education being offered in Stowe this January.

 
 

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Faculty

 

Jacob Avila, MD, rdms

@UltrasoundMD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital


Patrick bafuma, RPAC

@eminfocus

Emergency Medicine Lead APP

Columbia Memorial Hospital


steven bird, md, facep, facmt

@stevebirdmd

Professor of Emergency Medicine, Residency Program Director and Vice Chair of Education

University of Massachusetts Medical School


Mark bisanzo, md, dtmh

@mbisanzo

Course Co-Director

Assistant Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director

Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine

The University of Vermont Medical Center


eike blohm, md

@toxschnitzel

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine

The University of Vermont Medical Center

Toxicologist, Northern New England Poison Center


Richard bounds, md, FACEP, faaem

@rich_bounds

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director

The University of Vermont Medical Center


michelle crispo, MD, facep, facmt

Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine and Palliative Medicine

Maine Medical Center


pete croft, md

@petereamonn

Co-Director of Emergency Ultrasound

Maine Medical Center

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Tufts University School of Medicine


Kyle M. DeWitt, PharmD, BCPS

@emergpharm

Conference Co-Organizer and Social Media Coordinator

Pharmacist Clinician, Emergency Medicine

The University of Vermont Medical Center

Adjunct Professor

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences


Shaden Eldakar-Hein, MD, MS, FACP

@eldakas

Associate Internal Medicine Residency Program Director

Associate Course Director: Professionalism, Communication and Reflection

Associate Professor of Medicine

The Unviersity of Vermont Medical Center


Josh Farkas, MD

@pulmcrit

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

The University of Vermont Medical Center


benjamin fox, md

Captain, United States Air Force

Staff Emergency Physician

Eglin Air Force Base


Meghan E. Groth, PharmD, BCPS

@empharmgirl

Conference Co-Organizer and Social Media Chair 

Respiratory Medical Science Liaison

GlaxoSmithKline


skyler lentz, md

@skylerlentz

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine

The University of Vermont Medical Center


David C. MacKenzie, MD, CM, FRCPC

@mackendc

Director Emergency Ultrasound

Maine Medical Center

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Tufts University School of Medicine


evadne g. Marcolini, md, facep, faaem, fccm

@eviemarcolini

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Neurology

Director of Critical Care Education

Emergency Medicine Fellowship Director, Neurocritical Care

The University of Vermont Medical Center

Board of Directors, American Academy of Emergency Medicine


Jolion McGreevy, MD, mbe, mph

Assistant Residency Director and Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, Department of Emergency Medicine

Boston Medical Center

Boston University School of Medicine


sergey motov, MD

@painfreeED

Emergency Medicine Physician

Maimonides Medical Center


David G. Nelson, MD

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine


Kristen Pierce, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease

Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship Training Program

The University of Vermont Medical Center


Blake Porter, PharmD

@RxEmergency

Pharmacist Clinician, Emergency Medicine

The University of Vermont Medical Center


Joseph Ravera, MD

Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine

The University of Vermont Medical Center


matthew ricinti, md

Emergency Physician

Kings County Hospital

Co-Founder at the POCUS Atlas


Phillippe Rola, MD

ICU Chief of Service

Santa Cabrini Hospital

President at Critical Care and Ultrasound Institute


Alexander Sheng, MD

Assistant Residency Program Director

Boston Medical Center

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Boston University School of Medicine


Matthew Siket, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine

The University of Vermont Medical Center


Peter Weimersheimer, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

@vtemsono

Course Co-Director

Director, Emergency Medicine Clinical Ultrasound

Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine

The University of Vermont Medical Center


Katie Wells, MD, MPH

@katiewellsmd

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine

Director of Global Health

The University of Vermont Medical Center


Dan Wolfson, MD, FACEP, BC-EMS

Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine

The University of Vermont Medical Center


 
 
 
 
 
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pocus workshop

Various Faculty

Thursday January 31, All Day

The POCUS  will take place at the Simulation Lab on the UVM Campus. This will be a full day workshop with the opportunity to learn hands-on scanning from world class POCUS educators. The course is open to both novice and advanced scanners and will be tailored to support individual interests. Specific applications covered include transthoracic and transesophageal echo, DVT, thoracic, abdominal, renal, MSK, procedural guidance, and regional anesthesia.