AAEM 22nd Annual Scientific Assembly
AAEM 22nd Annual Scientific Assembly

American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM)

22nd Annual Scientific Assembly

So You Think You Can Interpret an EKG?

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Course Description

The Advanced EKG Interpretation course is designed for emergency physicians seeking more experience in critical EKG analysis for acute care settings. The course will encourage systematic review of EKGs with emphasis of important differentials, including prolonged QRS, ST-segment elevation, and T-wave inversion.

The course will present an approach to difficult and challenging EKG assessment. Topics to be covered include a review of basic interpretation, ischemia and infarction, as well as various important EKG diagnoses. A series of challenging EKGs will be provided for discussion.


Course Fee

  • FREE for resident members!
  • $350 AAEM member
  • $500 Non-member


Credit Designation Statement

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, each participant should be able to:

  1. Describe a systematic review of an EKG, including axis, intervals, ST-segment, and T-wave abnormalities.
  2. List a differential diagnosis for prolonged QRS complexes, and compare criteria that identify each.
  3. Identify four STEMI equivalents that require urgent intervention after presentation.


Course Schedule

Wednesday, February 17, 2016




Review of EKG Interpretation


Ischemia and Infarct Patterns




Miscellaneous, but Important


Course Director

Susan Torrey, MD FAAEM
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts


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