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.





Conference Only Conference and POCUS Workshop


650 1250

Nurses/Nurse Practitioners

450 1100

PAs/PharmDs/Other Healthcare Professionals

475 1125



Conference tuition fees include continental breakfast each morning, afternoon refreshments, and the welcome reception. Tuition increases by $50 after January 10.

Workshops: 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:

Polish Your Presentations Workshop: FREE OF CHARGE

Ethics Workshop: $50

Vent Management Workshop: $50

Package of both Ethics and Vent Management Workshops: $75

Refunds: Refunds, minus an administrative fee of $75, will be made only if notice of cancellation is received, in writing, by January 10, 2020.




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 provde continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Vermont designates this lave activity for a maximum of 26.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 19.75 Nursing Contact Hours. This program has been reviewed and is approved for pharmacists for 7.5 credit hours.

Application has been made to the American College of Emergency Physicians for ACEP Category 1 Credit.  Determination of credit is pending. 

Please note: If you do not participate in the optional workshops, the conference is accredited for 15 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.




A block of beautifully appointed rooms have been reserved at The Lodge at Spruce Peak (formerly 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. There is a $20 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, 2019.


Leisure Activities


This course is designed so that participants are free from 11am to 4pm for skiing and other winter recreation. The Lodge at Spruce Peak 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 onsite. Stowe exudes breathtaking beauty in the winter. World class skiing is available, more information can be found here. 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 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.




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 ( 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


queer eye for the powerpoint slide: polish your presentations

Sunday January 26th, 4PM-6PM

Faculty: Kyle DeWitt, PharmD and Meghan Groth, PharmD

Faculty are here to help you become a better presenter! Are you tired of using the same boring PowerPoint templates each you give a presentation? Worried about your audience nodding off in the middle of an upcoming lecture? Attend this session to tune up your slides and get some tips from our dynamic faculty.

Vent Workshop

Monday January 27th, 2:30PM-4:00PM

Faculty: Skyler Lentz, MD and Josh Farkas, MD

Ethics Workshop

Tuesday January 28th, 2:30PM-4:00PM

Faculty: Jolion McGreevy, MD and Shaden Eldakar-Hein, MD

pocus Workshop (see above for cost info)

Faculty Listed Here

Thursday January 30, 8AM-5PM

*This workshop will be held at the Sim Lab on the UVM Campus

This workshop can be attended separately or as part of the conference package. Our one day intensive course will be tailored to individual interests and abilities with all applications available for review and hands on learning! Come for a day and learn from some truly outstanding ultrasound educators. Enrollment will be limited to ensure student:instructor ratios of 3:1!


News & Updates


October 2019

Registration is now live! We’ve finalized the faculty list for both the main conference and the POCUS workshop, get your spot today!

July 2019

The dates are posted for next year’s conference, block your calendars now for January 26-30, 2020! The social media workshop will be held Sunday the 26th, and the POCUS Course will be held on Thursday the 30th. So wax your skis and get ready to tweet, we can’t wait to see you in Stowe!

February 2019

What a whirlwind! We had record turnout at this year’s conference, and a global reach through social media. Be on the lookout for lecture handouts and video recordings, which will be made available soon. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for next year’s conference! Dates are January 26-29, 2020 :)


We are putting the finishing touches on the conference - and #StoweEM19 swag is in! Conference contests are coming together and we just got a TON of fresh snow on the mountain. Only a few spots for the conference are left, book yours today!