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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.

Workshop: $1250 for the full-day EM Procedures and SIM Workshop (physician), $1050 for nurses, $1075 for other healthcare professionals. If you would like to attend the Workshop without the Conference, registration is $700. Please note that there is limited space, please register early.

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

 

The Robert Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing medical education for the healthcare team.

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 at https://www.destinationhotels.com/stowe-mountain-lodge) 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.

 

EM PROCEDURES AND SIM WORKSHOP

 

The workshop takes place Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the Simulation Lab on the UVM Campus. This will be a full day workshop with options to get education and hands-on experience in different aspects of EM practice. Attendees will be able to tailor their workshop experience towards their specific interests from the following topics offered:

Ultrasound-guided procedures, including nerve blocks

Hands-on point-of-care ultrasound practice

Pediatric procedures

Pigtail chest tubes

Airway management

Critical SIM scenarios

 
 
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speaker lineup

 

 

Monday January 28
Morning Session

Full Schedule Coming Soon!

 
 
 

7:00 AM   Registration, Exhibits, Breakfast

 

7:30 AM   TBD

7:50 AM   TBD

8:10 AM   TBD

8:30 AM   Break

 

8:40 AM   TBD

9:20 AM   TBD

9:40 AM   Break

 

9:50 AM   TBD

10:10 AM  TBD

 

10:30 AM  Adjourn, participants free to pursue leisure             activities

 
 

Monday January 28
Afternoon Session

Full Schedule Coming Soon!

 
 
 

4:00 PM   Refreshments

 

4:10 PM   TBD

4:30 PM   TBD

4:50 PM   Break

 

5:00 PM   TBD

5:20 PM   TBD

5:40 PM   TBD

6:00 PM   Break

 

6:10 PM   TBD

6:50 PM   TBD

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

 
 

Tuesday January 29
Morning Session

Full Schedule Coming Soon!

 
 

7:00 AM   Registration, Exhibits, Breakfast

 

7:30 AM   TBD

8:10 AM   TBD

8:30 AM   Break

 

8:40 AM   TBD

9:20 AM   TBD

9:40 AM   Break

 

9:50 AM   TBD

10:10 AM  TBD

10:30 AM  Adjourn, participants free to pursue leisure             activities

 

Tuesday January 30
Afternoon Session

Full Schedule Coming Soon!

 
 
 

4:00 PM   Refreshments, Exhibits, Breakfast

 

4:10 PM   TBD

4:30 PM   TBD

4:50 PM   Break

 

5:00 PM   TBD

5:20 PM   TBD

5:50 PM   TBD

6:30 PM   Break

 

6:40 PM   TBD

7:00 PM   TBD

7:20 PM   Adjourn

 

Wednesday January 30
Morning Session

Full Schedule Coming Soon!

 
 

7:00 AM   Registration, Exhibits, and Breakfast

 

7:30 AM   TBD

8:10 AM   TBD

8:30 AM   Break

 

8:40 AM   TBD

9:00 AM   TBD

9:20 AM   Break

 

9:30 AM   TBD

10:10 AM  TBD

10:30 AM  Conference Adjourns

 

News & Updates

 

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

@UltrasoundMD

University of Kentucky Medical Center


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

Associate 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


Ryan clouser, MD

@neurocritguy

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

The University of Vermont Medical Center


pete croft, md

@petereamonn

Co-Director of Emergency Ultrasound

Maine Medical Center

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Tufts University School of Medicine


Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine

The University of Vermont Medical Center

Keith Curtis, MD, RDMS


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


Loic Fabricant, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

The University of Vermont Medical Center


Meghan E. Groth, PharmD, BCPS

@empharmgirl

Conference Co-Organizer and Social Media Chair 

Respiratory Medical Science Liaison

GlaxoSmithKline

Founder, Fundamental Wellness Pharmacy Associates


Michael Lauria, BA, NRP, fp-C

@resuspadawan

Critical Care/Flight Paramedic

Dartmouth-Hitchcock 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

Division of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology

Medical Director, SkyHealth Critical Care

Yale University School of Medicine

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


Mariah McNamara, MD, mph, facep

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine

The University of Vermont Medical Center


Ron Medzon, MD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Director, Solomont Center for Simulation and Nursing Education

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


Alexander Sheng, MD

Assistant Residency Program Director

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Boston Medical Center

Boston University School of Medicine


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


Dan Wolfson, MD, FACEP, BC-EMS

Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine

The University of Vermont Medical Center