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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: $600 Physicians; $400 Nurses and Nurse Practitioners; $425 Physician Assistants, Pharmacists and EMTS; $325 for Residents. Fee includes continental breakfast each morning, afternoon refreshments, and the welcome reception. Single-day registration rates are $225.

Workshop: $1150 for the full-day EM Procedures and SIM Workshop (physician), $950 for nurses, $975 for other healthcare professionals. If you would like to attend the Workshop without the Conference, registration is $650. 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, 2018.

 

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 University of Vermont designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.5 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 13.5 Nursing Contact Hours.

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 13.5 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 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 $309 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 24, 2017.

 

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, Feb 1, 2018 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 29
Morning Session

7:00 AM   Registration, Exhibits, Breakfast

7:30 AM   GI Bleeding Myths and Mysteries: Current Acute           Management of the GI Bleeder
          Mark Bisanzo, MD

7:50 AM   Visual Toxicology
          Steven Bird, MD

8:10 AM   How to Improve Survival of Prehospital Cardiac           Arrest
          Daniel Wolfson, MD

8:30 AM   Break

8:40 AM   Moral Dilemmas and Distress in the ED:                   Practical Ethics for Emergency Physicians
          Jolion McGreevy, MD

9:20 AM   Abuse and Neglect in the Vulnerable Adult
          Mariah McNamara, MD

9:40 AM   Break

9:50 AM   How Much Does That Head CT Really Matter?
          Alexander Sheng, MD

9:50 AM   Frequently Asked Infectious Disease Questions
          Kristen Pierce, MD

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

 

 

1:30 PM   Optional Workshop (Free of Charge)
          High-Stakes Behavior Management: De-Escalating           Difficult Situations
          Patrick Zimmerman, DO

 

Monday January 29
Afternoon Session

4:00 PM   Refreshments

4:10 PM   Surgical Emergencies in the Pregnant Patient
          Loic Fabricant, MD

4:30 PM   Spinal Abscess: Trust No One
          Patrick Bafuma, RPAC

4:50 PM   Break

5:00 PM   How to Call a Code Over the Radio
          Daniel Wolfson, MD

5:20 PM   Early Goal-Directed Therapy Update
          Ryan Clouser, MD

5:40 PM   It Takes a Little Gall to Learn Biliary POCUS
          Peter Weimersheimer, MD

6:00 PM   Break

6:10 PM   Pediatric DKA: Beyond Fluids, Insulin and Admit           to the ICU
          Joseph Ravera, MD

6:50 PM   Finding Zebras That Look Like Horses-Tales From           a Pediatric Emergency Department (Part One)
          David Nelson, MD

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

 

Tuesday January 30
Morning Session

7:00 AM   Registration, Exhibits, Breakfast

7:30 AM   Cool, Calm, and Collected in Chaos: How Learned           Psychological Skills Improve Performance Under           Pressure
          Michale Lauria, BA, NRP, FP-C

8:10 AM   How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the               Drug Shortage
          Meghan Groth, PharmD

8:30 AM   Break

8:40 AM   Treating Atrial Fibrillation in 2018
          Richard Bounds, MD

9:20 AM   Pattern Recognition in Toxicology Patients
          Steven Bird, MD

9:40 AM   Break

9:50 AM   Whose Decision Is It Anyway?
          Shaden Eldakar-Hein, MD

10:10 AM  Clinical Pearls From the Literature
          Ron Medzon, MD

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

 

Tuesday January 30
Afternoon Session

3:00 PM   Optional Workshop (Free of Charge)
          Acute Neurological Assessment
          Evadne Marcolini, MD

 

 

4:00 PM   Refreshments, Exhibits, Breakfast

4:10 PM   Who's Got the SAH and What To Do About It
          Evadne Marcolini, MD

4:30 PM   Anaphylaxis Gets My Adrenaline Going!
          Kyle DeWitt, PharmD

4:50 PM   Break

5:00 PM   POCUS For Undifferentiated Shock
          Peter Weimersheimer, MD

5:20 PM   Take a Deep Breath: Averting Crisis With Airway           Ultrasound
          Dave McKenzie, MD

5:50 PM   Feel the Burn
          Pete Croft, MD

6:30 PM   Break

6:40 PM   Phenobarbital for Alcohol Withdrawal: One and             Done
          Josh Farkas, MD

7:00 PM   Finding Zebras That Look Like Horses - Tales             From a Pediatric Emergency Department (Part               Two)
          David Nelson, MD

7:20 PM   Adjourn

 

Wednesday January 31
Morning Session

7:00 AM   Registration, Exhibits, and Breakfast

7:30 AM   Why We Do the Stupid Things We Do: the                   Pathophysiology of Addiction
          Eike Blohm, MD

8:10 AM   Tales From the Spinal Crypt
          Dave McKenzie, MD

8:30 AM   Break

8:40 AM   Managing Blood Pressure in the TBI Patient
          Evadne Marcolini, MD

9:00 AM   Clinical Pearls From the Literature: Part Deux
          Ron Medzon, MD

9:20 AM   Break

9:30 AM   Evidence-Based Pediatric Appendicitis: Is                 Making CT a "Never Event" the New Standard?
          Nate Mick, MD

10:10 AM  Clean Up on Aisle Four: Sudden Sniffing Death             at Your Local Office Supply Store
          Eike Blohm, MD

10:30 AM  Conference Adjourns

 

News & Updates

 

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

 

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

 

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 

Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist

UMass Memorial Medical Center

Founder, Fundamental Wellness Pharmacy Associates


Michael Lauria, BA, NRP, fp-C

@resuspadawan

Critical Care/Flight Paramedic

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center


David C. McKenzie, 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

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


Nathan W. Mick, MD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Tufts University School of Medicine

Associate Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine

Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Clinical Operations

Maine 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


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


Patrick Zimmerman, DO

 

Clinical Simulation Fellow, Department of Surgery

The University of Vermont Medical Center