26th Annual Scientific Assembly

ECG in the Emergency Department

Monday, April 20, 2020 


Course Description

The ability to interpret the electrocardiogram (ECG) is a life-saving skill. This course will cover an assortment of presentations that will improve the emergency physician’s ability to interpret ECGs. Residency graduates and/or seasoned physicians will learn new and useful information that will truly make a difference in patient care and save lives!

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Credit Designation Statement

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Educational Objectives

  1. Review traditional and non-traditional indications for emergent coronary reperfusion.
  2. Discuss selected issues in ACS and rhythm diagnosis in potentially malignant presentations.
  3. Develop a rational approach to challenging ECG diagnoses, including LBBB AMI and wide complex tachycardia.


Course Fee

  • AAEM Member: Early Bird $200 | Late (after March 20) $300
  • Non-AAEM Member: Early Bird $500 | Late (after March 20) $600
  • AAEM/RSA Resident Member: Early Bird $25 | Late (after March 20) $50
  • Resident Non-Member: Early Bird $85 | Late (after March 20) $110

Registration opens Fall 2019


Participant Information

Course Registration Limit: 105 participants


Tentative Course Schedule

Monday, April 20, 2020


Introduction & Welcome 


Non-traditional Indications for Emergent Coronary Reperfusion


Rational Approach to Diagnosis of AMI in LBBB Presentations 


Selected Issues in ECG Diagnosis of ACS  




Wide Complex Tachycardia – A Simplified Approach to Diagnosis & Management    


Bradycardia & AV Blocks – Diagnosis & Management Considerations    


Sudden Cardiac Death, Hyperkalemia, & Other ECG Presentations That Can Ruin Your Day 



*Schedule subject to change.


Course Director

William Brady, MD FAAEM
Professor of Emergency Medicine & Medicine, Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine, & The David A. Harrison Distinguished Educator, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA