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YPS Track, Social and Other Scientific Assembly Information!

Greetings fellow YPS members:

In case you haven’t heard, the AAEM 2011 Scientific Assembly is coming up next month. February 28 - March 2, 2011, your fellow YPS members will be congregating in Orlando, Florida, to hear the best and brightest in our specialty speak on key topics in emergency medicine. YPS has also been busy planning some events for YPS members. Go to http://www.aaem.org/education/scientificassembly for more details.

RSA/YPS TRACK
In addition to the main AAEM speakers, your YPS Education Committee has developed a strong list of lectures targeted for YPS members. The RSA/YPS track has been finalized for Scientific Assembly, and we are eager to share the schedule with our members.

Tuesday March 1st:

2:30-3:00: Amal Mattu, MD FAAEM -- The Integration of EKG into Your Practice
3:00-3:30: Paul Sierzenski, MD RDMS FAAEM -- The Integration of Ultrasound into Your Practice
3:30-4:00: Michael Epter, DO FAAEM -- CV Workshop*
4:00-4:30: Elizabeth Hall, MD FAAEM -- Improving Patient Satisfaction
4:30-5:15: Arjun Chanmugam, MD FAAEM -- Finding your Niche in EM
5:15-6:00: Carey Chisholm, MD FAAEM -- Making the Transition from Resident to Faculty...Successfully

*Don’t forget to bring an updated CV with you to Dr. Epter’s CV lecture/workshop.

RSA/YPS SOCIAL:
Following the YPS track on Tuesday, March 1st, RSA and YPS will host a social for those members at Scientific Assembly. Details to follow, but keep that evening open to come get to know your fellow YPS members and meet the newly elected board members for 2011.

OPEN MIC
In addition to the YPS lecture track, we are announcing an opportunity from YPS, to be a presenter at AAEM’s Scientific Assembly! YPS will be sponsoring Open Mic this year, which is a forum that provides an opportunity for physicians to break into the speaking circuit.

Open Mic will be held at AAEM’s Scientific Assembly on March 1st, 7:30am to 6:00pm, in Orlando, Florida. This is your chance to present 25 minutes on a topic of your choice.

Slots on the hour will be filled in advance and the slots on the half-hour will be filled on a “first-come, first-served” basis by signing up on-site, allowing 16 “new voices” to be heard and evaluated during the day. The top two open-mic speakers will be invited to give a formal presentation at the 2012 Scientific Assembly in San Diego, CA. Go to http://www.aaem.org/education/scientificassembly/sa11/open_mic.php for more details.

MEMBERSHIP DUES
Please don’t forget to renew your AAEM and YPS memberships for the 2011 dues year. Membership fees are due by the end of February to take advantage of all the membership benefits available. For those of you who will be attending SA, you may pay them during the conference. Go to http://www.aaem.org/membership.php to renew your membership.

See you in Orlando!

Jeff Pinnow, MD
Communications Chair
AAEM YPS Board of Directors 2010-2011