29th Annual Scientific Assembly

Pre-conference courses are an excellent way to increase your total CME at AAEM23 and receive specialized instruction from experts in the field. Add your pre-conference courses when you register for Scientific Assembly!


ED Management Solutions: Principles and Practice 

Friday, April 21, 2023 | 8:00am - 5:00pm

This course is an introduction to the principles and practice of ED management. You will take a deep dive into revenue cycles, change management, organizational psychology, and much more! Taught by leaders in ED operations management, you will put principles into practice through live workshops, including real life case studies, panel discussions, and patient satisfaction scenarios.

This course is a prerequisite to the AAEM Emergency Department Operations Certificate Course (EDOCC).

Learning Objectives
  • Utilize Lean methodologies, theory of constraints, and queuing theory to maximize throughput
  • Describe the multiple components of patients experience, how they are measured, and what the extant literature can teach us about their importance
  • Communicate with ED management teams to identify high-yield, systems-based interventions
  • Identify KPIs for revenue performance and strategies to improve hospital revenue
Accreditation Statement 

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

Course Credit Designation Statement

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Participant Information 

Course Registration Limit: 50 participants

Course Fee
  • AAEM Member: Early Bird $375 | Late: $475
  • Non-AAEM Member: Early Bird $675 | Late: $775
Course Schedule

Friday, April 21, 2023

Clinical Redesign Session

8:00am - 8:30am
Still Crowded After All These Years
Joseph Twanmoh, MD MBA FAAEM

8:30am - 9:00am
Systems Engineering and Process Improvement Overview (PSDA)
Ben White, MD

9:00am - 9:30am
Critical Resources/Theory of Constraints/Queuing Theory
Joseph Twanmoh, MD MBA FAAEM

9:30am - 10:00am
Lean – Ideals and Practice
Ben White, MD

10:00am - 10:15am
Break

10:15am - 10:45am
Intake Systems
Joseph Twanmoh, MD MBA FAAEM

10:45am - 11:15am
Case Study Exercise – Throughput
Joseph Twanmoh, MD MBA FAAEM

Change Management Session

11:15am - 11:45am
Changing Behavior
Joseph Twanmoh, MD MBA FAAEM

11:45am - 12:15pm
Change Management Exercise
Joseph Twanmoh, MD MBA FAAEM

12:15pm - 1:00pm
Lunch

Patient Experience Session

1:00pm - 1:30pm
ED Patient Experience: Why It Matters
Kraftin E. Schreyer, MD MBA FAAEM and Ben White, MD

1:30pm - 2:00pm
High Yield Patient Experience Interventions
Kraftin E. Schreyer, MD MBA FAAEM and Ben White, MD

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Optimizing ED Patient Experience: Sharing Solution
Kraftin E. Schreyer, MD MBA FAAEM and Ben White, MD

2:30pm - 2:45pm
Break

Revenue Cycle Session

2:45pm - 4:15pm
Revenue Drivers You Can Control/KPIs for Revenue Performance/Making a Difference for the Hospital’s Revenue
Jim Blakeman

4:15pm - 4:45pm
Q&A and Wrap-Up

4:45pm
Adjourn

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Networking Social: ED Management Solutions / ED Operations Certificate Course

Course Directors 

Joseph Twanmoh, MD MBA FAAEM
President and Founder, Queue Management


Health Policy in Emergency Medicine Symposium (HPEM)

Friday, April 21, 2023 | 7:30am - 5:00pm

We are headed to Baton Rouge and the Louisiana State Capitol for a day of state-level, hands-on learning!

Whether you are new to advocacy efforts or a veteran in speaking with legislators, the Health Policy in Emergency Medicine (HPEM) Symposium will provide an unrivaled experience in activism. Network and engage with Louisiana state legislators in a day of experiential learning about grassroots advocacy and how to get things done! Get an introduction to the advocacy process and take part in mock legislative meetings with staffers. Learn about current topics of importance to AAEM and AAEM/RSA, as well as the legislation you need to know about coming up in your state.

No prior hill experience is necessary.

Accreditation Statement 

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

Course Credit Designation Statement

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine designates this hybrid activity (in-person and virtual) for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participant Information 

Open to: AAEM and AAEM/RSA Members only

Course Registration Limit: 50 participants

Course Fee

This fee covers your transport to and from Baton Rouge as well as breakfast and lunch for the day.

  • AAEM Member: Early Bird $20 | Late (after March 24): $30
  • AAEM/RSA Member: Early Bird $10 | Late (after March 24): $20
Course Schedule

Friday, April 21, 2023

7:30am
Bus Departs for Baton Rouge
Meet at the Marriott Lobby

9:00am - 9:30am
Welcome / Open Networking Time / Breakfast

9:45am - 10:00am
The Why’s and What’s: The Academy’s Lobbying Efforts
Matt Hoekstra

10:00am - 10:30am
Becoming an Advocate: The 411 on Grassroots Advocacy
Debbie Fletcher, MD FAAEM and The Duke Firm

10:30am - 11:00am
Legislation You Need to Know

11:00am - 12:00pm
Practice Sessions with Legislators
Mandie Landry, LA State Representative

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Lunch

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Tour of Louisiana State Capitol

1:30pm - 2:15pm
The Scoop on Scope Creep & What You Can Do About It
Julie Vieth, MD, Mercy Hylton, MD, and Debbie Fletcher, MD

2:15pm - 3:00pm
Finding My Voice as a Young EM Advocate
Greg Jasani, MD

3:00pm - 3:30pm
What You Need to Do Now
Leah Colucci, MD

3:30pm
Return to Marriott New Orleans

5:00pm
HPEM Unwind Social Event

Course Directors 

Leah Colucci, MD
AAEM/RSA President, PGY-2 Yale Emergency Medicine Residency, New Haven, CT

Deborah Fletcher, MD FAAEM
AAEMLa President


Ultrasound – Beginner

Friday, April 21, 2023
10:00am - 3:45pm: Ultrasound – Beginner Course
3:45pm - 5:15pm: Skills Verification Program (Optional)

Our practical Ultrasound – Beginner Course is designed for emergency physicians who want to learn the critical aspects of emergency ultrasound, including echocardiography and vascular access, and feel confident putting their skills to use in the ED. After didactic lectures led by veteran faculty, participants with have ample time for hands-on scanning in small groups of a maximum four participants to one instructor ratio. New this year, we will spend dedicated, hands-on time highlighting the functions of the ultrasound machine to optimize and improve your images.   

In addition, participants are invited to a lunchtime Q&A session with faculty so you can ask any questions you have about credentialing processes, ultrasound machine maintenance, and how to improve scanning skills. Last year’s participants loved this new addition, so bring your burning ultrasound questions!   

Learning Objectives

Aorta

  • Understand the surface landmarks for appropriate transducer positioning to perform sonographic examinations of the thoracic and abdominal aorta
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and visualize landmarks for the aorta in the transverse and longitudinal scanning planes
  • Understand the sonographic findings and pitfalls for identifying pathology including aortic aneurysm

Echo

  • Demonstrate the surface landmarks and transducer position necessary to perform an echocardiogram in the emergency department
  • Acquire and interpret sonographic images of heart (subcostal, parasternal long, parasternal short and apical windows)
  • Identify pathologic conditions such as pericardial effusion, gross wall motion abnormalities and cardiac tamponade
  • Understand the utility of motion modality (M-mode) and demonstrate its use

eFAST

  • Understand the surface landmarks for appropriate transducer positioning to perform the Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (eFAST) examination
  • Understand the sonographic landmarks and anatomical relationships of the heart, liver, spleen and bladder as they relate to the FAST examination
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify and visualize the areas of potential intra-abdominal and thoracic spaces for free fluid to collect or pneumothorax
  • Understand the sonographic findings and pitfalls for identifying life-threatening trauma conditions such as cardiac tamponade, hemo/pneumothorax, and intra-abdominal hemorrhage

Vascular Access

  • Understand the sonographic landmarks and anatomical relationships as they relate to the vasculature of the neck, upper extremity, and groin
  • Acquire and interpret sonographic images of the internal jugular, femoral, basilic, brachial and axillary veins in live patient models
  • Demonstrate ultrasound guided cannulation on vascular simulator
Accreditation Statement 

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Course Credit Designation Statement

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participant Information 

Course Registration Limit: 32 participants.

Ultrasound – Beginner Course Fee 
  • AAEM Member: Early Bird $500 | Late: (after March 24): $600
  • Non-AAEM Member: Early Bird $650 | Late: (after March 24) $750
  • AAEM/RSA Resident Member: Early Bird: $500 | Late: (after March 24) $600
  • Resident Non-Member: Early Bird: $560 | Late: (after March 24) $660
Skills Verification Program – FAST Exam and Vascular Access

Friday, April 21, 2023 | 3:45pm - 5:15pm

  • $75 Cost
  • Limited to 20 participants
  • Pre-registration required
  • Includes membership to the Emergency Ultrasound Section of AAEM (EUS-AAEM) pending eligibility (must be an AAEM or AAEM/RSA member)

The Skills Verification Program (SVP) provides an opportunity for physicians to obtain a number of proctored FAST exams and ultrasound-guided vascular access with a signed record. Physicians will be able to use this record as part of the privileging/credentialing process for performing and billing for FAST exams and ultrasound-guided vascular access at their individual institutions. This program is open to 20 participants from either the Beginner and/or Advanced course.

Special Discount if taking both Beginner and Advanced Ultrasound Courses

  • AAEM Member: Early Bird $700 | Late: (after March 24) $800
  • Non-AAEM Member: Early Bird: $850 | Late: (after March 24) $900
Course Schedule

Friday, April 21, 2023

10:00am - 10:15am
Welcome
Christine Butts, MD FAAEM, Katharine Burns, MD FAAEM and Eric Chin, MD FAAEM

10:15am - 10:40am
Image Acquisition and Instrumentation
Patrick G. Kishi, MD FAAEM

10:40am - 11:05am
Trauma - Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (eFAST) Examination
Eric J. Chin, MD MBA FAAEM

11:05am - 11:20am
Break

11:20am - 11:45am
Echo in the ED/IVC
Katharine Burns, MD FAAEM

11:45am - 12:05pm
Vascular Access and Aorta
Christine Butts, MD FAAEM

12:05pm - 1:00pm
Lunch and Q&A session with faculty

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Hands-on: Machine Intro & Aorta/IVC
All faculty

1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hands-on: Cardiac Echo 
All faculty

2:15pm - 3:00pm
Hands-on: eFAST
All faculty

3:00pm - 3:45pm
Hands-on: Vascular Access
All faculty

3:45pm - 4:00pm
Break

4:00pm - 5:15pm
Skills Verification Program 
All faculty

Course Directors 

Katharine Burns, MD FAAEM
Ultrasound Fellowship Co-Director, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL; Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois-Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Eric Chin, MD MBA FAAEM
Program Director, SAUSHEC/BAMC Emergency Medicine Residency, San Antonio, TX

Christine Butts, MD FAAEM
Clinical Associate Professor, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, USA


Active Shooter: Lessons and Skills from Combat Casualty Care

Jointly provided by the Uniformed Services Chapter Division of AAEM (USAAEM)

Friday, April 21, 2023 | 10:00am - 4:00pm

This course will focus on caring for wounded patients from point of injury to arrival at your facility, and lessons on prolonged casualty care for patients who are delayed in receiving definitive care, applying military experiences to an active shooter event. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to practice skills and techniques related to the instructional material. Physicians, residents, students, and allied health professionals such as advanced practice providers, nurses and paramedics are invited to participate.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the principles of tactical combat casualty care and its application to patients at the point of injury
  • Understand the principles of damage control resuscitation and its application in the initial care of victims of an active shooter situation
  • Describe techniques for caring for critically wounded patients in a prolonged casualty care setting
Accreditation Statement 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) and the Uniformed Services Chapter Division of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (USAAEM). The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Course Credit Designation Statement

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Participant Information 

Course Registration Limit: 24 participants

Course Fee
  • USAAEM Member: $100 refundable deposit*
  • Non-AAEM Member: $100
  • AAEM/RSA Resident Member: $25 refundable deposit*
  • Resident or Student Non-Member: $25

*The deposit is refunded upon request after Scientific Assembly for USAAEM members who attend the course.

Course Schedule

Friday, April 21, 2023

10:00am - 10:15am
Welcome

10:15am - 10:45am
On Scene Care

10:45am - 11:15am
TCC Principles/MARCH

11:30am - 12:30pm
Pack Wounds & Tourniquet

12:30pm - 1:00pm
Lunch
Provided by USAAEM

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Overview of DCR

1:30pm - 1:45pm
PCC Lectures:

  • Burn Management
  • Penetrating Trauma

1:45pm - 2:30pm
Military ECMO or TCCC hands-on or ROLO

2:30pm - 3:00pm
Updates in Burn Management

3:00pm - 3:15pm
Break

3:15pm - 4:00pm
REBOA and RATT

Course Directors 

Jacob Arnold, MD FAAEM
CPT MC US Army, Department of Emergency Medicine, Carl R. Darnell Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, TX


Medical Student Track 

Saturday, April 22, 2023 | 7:30am - 12:05pm

Medical students, join us to learn about emergency medicine and see if it’s the specialty for you! You’ll get invaluable advice regarding the pearls and pitfalls of EM and tips for applying to EM residency during the Program Director panel. We will end the day with two hours of interactive, hands-on workshops where you can practice your clinical skills. Workshops will be suturing practice on pig feet and Stop the Bleed where you will learn about initial trauma care and bleeding control. Participants will receive a certificate of completion from the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.

Pre-registration is required and open to medical students only. We hope to see you there!

Participant Information 

Open to: Medical Students only

Course Registration Limit: 50 participants

Course Fee 

Free!

Course Schedule

Saturday, April 22, 2023

7:30am - 8:00am
Networking Breakfast

7:45am - 8:00am
AAEM/RSA Welcome, Intro, Mission Statement

8:00am - 9:00am
Pearls & Pitfalls of Emergency Medicine
Megan Healy, MD FAAEM

9:00am - 10:00am
Program Director Panel
Al’ai Alvarez, MD FAAEM; Jeff A. Baker, MD FAAEM; Christopher I. Doty, MD MAAEM FAAEM; Megan Healy, MD FAAEM; and Shana EN Ross, DO MS FAAEM FACEP

10:00am - 10:15am
Break

10:15am - 11:00am
Clinical Skills Workshop: Suturing
Mary Unanyan, BA

11:00am - 12:05pm
Stop the Bleed
Ava Omidvar

Course Directors 

Mary Unanyan, BA
OMS IV, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Western University of Health Sciences

Ava Omidvar
AAEM/RSA Medical Student Council International Ex-officio Representative
St. George’s University, Baltimore, MD


Emergency Department Operations Certificate Course (EDOCC)

Saturday, April 22, 2023 | 8:00am - 12:00pm

The Emergency Department Operations Certificate Course (EDOCC) is a hybrid course with online and in-person modules that teach you the fundamentals of ED Operations and boost ED management expertise. The course will cover topics in areas of:

  • Understanding and improving ED overcrowding, boarding, throughput, and patient flow
  • Developing and implementing time sensitive clinical care delivery systems, managing physicians, PA’s, and NP’s with respect to professional behavior
  • Driving and improving patient satisfaction
  • All while maintaining one’s clinical skills and staying abreast of emerging technology, pharmacology, and medical diagnosis and treatment

The course will kick off with a half-day pre-conference course at AAEM23 in New Orleans and wrap up with a half-day pre-conference course at AAEM24 in Austin, Texas, with 8 virtual sessions in between. After the participant completes program requirements, they will receive a certificate of completion.

Prerequisite: Participants must have taken AAEM ED Management Solutions to take this course.

Course Includes 
  • Half-day EDOCC kick-off pre-conference course at the AAEM23 Scientific Assembly
  • 8 virtual sessions May 2022 – April 2023 (CME provided)
  • Half-day EDOCC wrap-up pre-conference course at the AAEM24 Scientific Assembly
  • Peer learning community access
Learning Objectives
  • Summarize the concepts underpinning operations management and how that applies to healthcare
  • Develop a framework and strategy for implementing operational change in an emergency department
Accreditation Statement 

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

Course Credit Designation Statement

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine designates this hybrid activity (in-person and virtual) for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participant Information 

Course Registration Limit: 50 participants

Course Fee 
  • AAEM Member: $2,125
  • Non-AAEM Member: $2,650​
Course Schedule

Saturday, April 22, 2023

8:00am - 8:30am
Welcome and Introductions
Joseph Twanmoh, MD MBA FAAEM

8:30am - 9:00am
Lean Exercise I
Kraftin E. Schreyer, MD MBA FAAEM​; Joseph Twanmoh, MD MBA FAAEM; Ben White, MD

9:00am - 10:00am
Lean Concepts: Waste vs. Value and Lean Processes
Ben White, MD

10:00am - 10:15am
Break

10:15am - 10:45am
Six Sigma Overview
Kraftin E. Schreyer, MD MBA FAAEM​

10:45am - 11:15am
Lean Sigma
Kraftin E. Schreyer, MD MBA FAAEM​

11:15am - 11:45am
Lean Exercise II
Kraftin E. Schreyer, MD MBA FAAEM; Joseph Twanmoh, MD MBA FAAEM; Ben White, MD

11:45am - 12:00pm
Q&A / Wrap-Up
Joseph Twanmoh, MD MBA FAAEM

Course Directors 

Joseph Twanmoh, MD MBA FAAEM
President and Founder, Queue Management


ECG in the ED

Saturday, April 22, 2023 | 8:00am - 12:00pm

The ability to interpret the electrocardiogram (ECG) is a life-saving and necessary skill for emergency physicians. The course will cover a wide range of topics including malignant arrhythmias, cardiac ischemia, and challenging management decisions in electrocardiography. Whether you are a recent residency graduate or a seasoned physician, you will learn new and useful information that will truly make a difference in patient care and save lives!

Learning Objectives
  • Review traditional and non-traditional indications for emergent coronary reperfusion
  • Discuss selected issues in ACS and rhythm diagnosis in potentially malignant presentations
  • Develop a rational approach to challenging ECG diagnoses, including LBBB AMI and wide complex tachycardia
Accreditation Statement 

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Course 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.

Participant Information 

Course Registration Limit: 90 participants

Course Fee 
  • AAEM Member: Early Bird $300 | Late: (after March 24) $400
  • Non-AAEM Member: Early Bird $600 | Late: (after March 24) $700
  • AAEM/RSA Resident Member: Early Bird $25 | Late: (after March 24) $50
  • Resident Non-Member: Early Bird $85 | Late: (after March 24) $110
Course Schedule

Saturday, April 22, 2023

8:00am - 8:05am
Introduction and Welcome

8:05am - 10:00am
Cardiac Ischemia, Mimics, and Confounding Patterns
Amal Mattu, MD FAAEM

10:00am - 10:10am
Break

10:10am - 12:00pm
Critical Dysrhythmias
William Brady, MD FAAEM

Course Directors and Faculty

Amal Mattu, MD FAAEM
Professor and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

William J. 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


Ultrasound – Advanced

Saturday, April 22, 2023 | 8:00am - 12:30pm: Ultrasound – Advanced Course
Friday, April 21, 2023 | 3:45pm - 5:15pm: Skills Verification Program (Optional)

If you are confident with your basic ultrasound skills and are looking to improve your skillset, this is the course for you!

Our hands-on Ultrasound – Advanced is led and designed by emergency physicians. We will cover transesophageal echo (TEE) training, case-based simulation scenarios, and an advanced cardiac module to “demystify diastology.”

To maximize hands-on learning time at AAEM23, you will receive didactic lectures in advance to broaden your knowledge, so you have four hours to practice your ultrasound skills!

Learning Objectives

Participants Will Pick 5 Application Modules:

  • Aorta & Inferior Vena Cava
  • Cardiac-Advanced
  • Demystifying Diastology - Advanced Cardiac
  • DVT
  • eFast
  • Gallbladder & Renal
  • Image Acquisition & Landmark Documentation
  • Musculoskeletal-General
  • Ocular
  • Patient Cases with Pathology
  • Procedures-Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Procedures-Vascular Access
  • Pulmonary
  • Shock
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)

Aorta & Inferior Vena Cava

  • Identify the surface landmarks for appropriate transducer positioning to perform sonographic examinations of the abdominal aorta and inferior vena cava (IVC)
  • Distinguish visual landmarks for the aorta and IVC in the transverse and longitudinal scanning planes
  • Describe the sonographic findings and pitfalls for identifying pathology including aortic aneurysm
  • Recognize the utility of motion modality (M-mode) and demonstrate its use
  • Acquire and interpret sonographic images of heart (subcostal) and IVC in the transverse and longitudinal planes
  • Categorize volume status of the IVC based on size and responsiveness to fluid

Cardiac-Advanced

  • Recognize the utility of motion modality (M-mode) and demonstrate its use
  • Demonstrate the surface landmarks and transducer position necessary to perform an echocardiogram
  • Acquire and interpret sonographic images of heart (subcostal, parasternal long, parasternal short and apical windows)
  • Identify pathologic conditions such as pericardial effusion, gross wall motion abnormalities and cardiac tamponade
  • Show landmarks and measurements for cardiac output
  • Describe US findings for diastolic and systolic heart failure

Demystifying Diastology - Advanced Cardiac Echo

  • Learn how to evaluate for diastolic dysfunction and isolated failure of the right ventricle using standard cardiac views in new ways
  • Use multiple approaches to evaluation of the right heart and the function of the right ventricle using Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion (TAPSE)
  • Learn how to use tissue doppler to evaluate for isolated diastolic failure

DVT

  • Describe the sonographic landmarks and anatomical relationships as they relate to the vasculature of the neck, upper extremity, and lower extremity
  • Acquire and interpret sonographic images of the internal jugular, femoral, basilic, brachial, and axillary veins in live patient models
  • Demonstrate compression technique of upper and lower extremity veins

eFast

  • Identify the surface landmarks for appropriate transducer positioning to perform the FAST examination
  • Describe the sonographic landmarks and anatomical relationships of the heart, liver, spleen and bladder as they relate to the FAST examination
  • Recognize and visualize the areas of potential intra-abdominal and thoracic spaces for free fluid to collect or pneumothorax
  • Define the sonographic findings and pitfalls for identifying life-threatening trauma conditions such as cardiac tamponade, hemo/pneumothorax, and intra-abdominal hemorrhage

Gallbladder & Renal

  • Identify the surface landmarks for appropriate transducer positioning to perform sonographic examinations of the aorta, kidney, and gallbladder
  • Recognize the sonographic windows and landmarks of the aorta, kidney, and gallbladder
  • Determine and visualize landmarks for the aorta, kidney, and gallbladder in the transverse and longitudinal scanning planes
  • Describe the sonographic findings and pitfalls for identifying pathology including aortic aneurysm, hydronephrosis, and cholelithiasis/cholecystitis

Image Acquisition and Landmark Documentation

  • Enhance your basic understanding of the basic principles of ultrasound
  • Apply these principles to the reduction of common artifacts and improvement of high quality diagnostic ultrasound images
  • Describe the relationship between transducer position and image orientation
  • Demonstrate the basic operator controls on the ultrasound system required for image acquisition
  • Demonstrate proper landmark documentation of core ultrasound applications

Musculoskeletal-General

  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound compared to other imaging modalities
  • Demonstrate the appearances of various tissues on diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Correctly apply ultrasound basic concepts so as to ensure proper visualization of musculoskeletal structures
  • Proficiently perform a diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound on various upper and lower limb structures

Ocular

  • Review and understand how sonography can reveal pathology of the eye and usefulness as a simple and cost-effective tool in investigating eye symptoms
  • Describe the normal ultrasound anatomy of the eye (cornea, lens, posterior chamber, retina and macula)
  • Name which probe is needed for ultrasound scans of the eye and the method to accurately and safely perform the exam
  • Visualize an example of a retinal detachment, posterior vitreous hemorrhage, and lens dislocation diagnosed by ultrasound

Patient Cases with Pathology

  • Using ultrasound simulation trainer, perform ultrasound exams to reveal abnormal pathology and discover the patient diagnosis
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognize critical pathology seen on ultrasound within a case-based scenario

Procedures-Peripheral Nerve Blocks

  • Discuss the science and practical performance of brachial plexus, axillary, and femoral blockade
  • Review the physiology and anatomy of the techniques and factors that influence success and complications
  • Demonstrate approaches for peripheral nerve blocks in the upper and lower extremity
  • Demonstrate peripheral nerve block on simulator under ultrasound guidance

Procedures-Vascular

  • Understand the sonographic landmarks and anatomical relationships as they relate to the vasculature of the neck, upper extremity, and groin
  • Acquire and interpret sonographic images of the internal jugular, femoral, basilic, brachial, and axillary veins in live patient models
  • Demonstrate ultrasound guided cannulation on vascular simulator

Pulmonary

  • Review and understand the sonographic artifacts of normal and pathologic pulmonary conditions that give pulmonary ultrasound its diagnostic capacity. This includes, but is not limited to, pleural imaging, the "lung sliding sign," B-line and comet tail identification for extravascular pulmonary congestion and pleural effusion imaging techniques
  • Demonstrate sonographic landmarks of the ribs, pleura, diaphragm, and lung parenchyma
  • Distinguish between normal and pathologic condition through image review and hands-on imaging practice

Shock

  • Provide a sequenced approach to ultrasound in the medical shock patient
  • Demonstrate the surface landmarks and transducer position necessary to evaluate the heart, IVC, aorta, and peritoneum
  • Review causes and potential responses to treatments of hypotension and tissue malperfusion

Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)

  • Demonstrate movements of the TEE probe. Insertion, Rotation (clockwise or counterclockwise), Flexion (Anteflexion / Retroflexion), Multiplane Beam Angle (0 - 180 degrees)
  • Demonstrate the mid-esophageal 4-chamber view similar to the apical 4 chamber view in TTE; where visualization of both the left and right ventricles and atria as well as the tricuspid and mitral valves are in the same plane
  • Demonstrate the mid-esophageal long-axis view similar to the parasternal long-axis view in TTE; where visualization of the mitral and aortic valves are in the same plane along with the left atrium, left ventricle, and the outflow tract of the right ventricle
  • Demonstrate the transgastric short axis view similar to the parasternal short- axis in TTE, with the difference being the location of the inferior wall closest to probe in TEE rather than the anterior wall being closest to the probe as in TTE
Accreditation Statement 

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Course Credit Designation Statement

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participant Information 

Course Registration Limit: 36 participants

Ultrasound – Advanced Course Fee 
  • AAEM Member: Early Bird $375 | Late: (after March 24) $475
  • Non-AAEM Member: Early Bird: $525 | Late: (after March 24) $625
  • AAEM/RSA Resident Member: Early Bird: $375 | Late: (after March 24) $475
  • Resident Non-Member: Early Bird: $435 | Late: (after March 24) $535
Skills Verification Program – FAST Exam and Vascular Access

Friday, April 21, 2023 | 3:45pm - 5:15pm

  • $75 Cost
  • Limited to 20 participants
  • Pre-registration required
  • Includes membership to the Emergency Ultrasound Section of AAEM (EUS-AAEM) pending eligibility (must be an AAEM or AAEM/RSA member)

The Skills Verification Program (SVP) provides an opportunity for physicians to obtain a number of proctored FAST exams and ultrasound-guided vascular access with a signed record. Physicians will be able to use this record as part of the privileging/credentialing process for performing and billing for FAST exams and ultrasound-guided vascular access at their individual institutions. This program is open to 20 participants from either the Beginner and/or Advanced course.

Special Discount if taking both Beginner and Advanced Ultrasound Courses

  • AAEM Member: Early Bird $700 | Late: (after March 24) $800
  • Non-AAEM Member: Early Bird: $850 | Late: (after March 24) $900
Course Schedule

Saturday, April 22, 2023

8:00am-8:15am
Welcome
Christine Butts, MD FAAEM, Katharine Burns, MD FAAEM and Eric Chin, MD FAAEM

8:15am-9:00am
Hands-on Module 1

9:00am-9:45am
Hands-on Module 2

9:45am-10:30am
Hands-on Module 3

10:30am-10:45am
Coffee Break

10:45am-11:30am
Hands-on Module 4

11:30am-12:15pm
Hands-on Module 5

12:15pm-12:30pm
Wrap up & Adjourn
All faculty

Course Directors 

Katharine Burns, MD FAAEM
Ultrasound Fellowship Co-Director, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL; Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois-Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Eric Chin, MD MBA FAAEM
Program Director, SAUSHEC/BAMC Emergency Medicine Residency, San Antonio, TX

Christine Butts, MD FAAEM
Clinical Associate Professor, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, USA


MyEMCert Review Course

Saturday, April 22, 2023 | 8:00am - 12:30pm

MyEMCert is here! This new ABEM assessment includes eight presentation-based modules grouped by content. The assessment is open book, but beware: each module includes the Key Advances, which do not necessarily share the same topic as the module. To alleviate any anxiety about the new assessment, AAEM is pleased to offer this fully in-person, in-depth review of high-yield topics and pearls for the Trauma and Bleeding Disorders and Head and Neck Disorders modules, as well as the Key Advances. World-class faculty will cover the content you can expect to see on the assessment and answer your questions. No fluff, anecdotes, or esoteric material—just the content YOU NEED TO KNOW!

Learning Objectives

Participants may select their desired modules. Please note, the Key Advances module is required for all participants.

  • Trauma and Bleeding Disorders (8:05am – 9:45am)
  • Head and Neck Disorders (10:00am – 11:25am)
Accreditation Statement 

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Course Credit Designation Statement

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participant Information 

Course Registration Limit: 38 participants

Course Fee 

Early Bird Rates:

  • AAEM Member: One module: $80 per module ($80 total) | Two modules: $70 per module ($140 total)
  • Non-AAEM Member: One module: $95 per module ($95 total) | Two modules: $85 per module ($170 total)

Late Rates (after March 24):

  • AAEM Member: One module: $90 per module ($90 total) | Two modules: $80 per module ($160 total)
  • Non-AAEM Member: One module: $105 per module ($105 total) | Two modules: $95 per module ($190 total)
Course Schedule.

Saturday, April 22, 2023

8:05am - 9:45am
Trauma and Bleeding Disorders
Michael E. Silverman, MD MBA FAAEM FACEP

9:45am - 10:00am
Break

10:00am - 11:25am
Head and Neck Disorders
Laura J. Bontempo, MD MEd FAAEM

11:30am - 12:30pm
Key Advances
Laura J. Bontempo, MD MEd FAAEM and Michael E. Silverman, MD MBA FAAEM FACEP

12:30pm
Wrap-Up

Course Directors and Faculty

Laura J. Bontempo, MD MEd FAAEM
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Michael E. Silverman, MD MBA FAAEM FACEP
Associate Chief Medical Officer, Vice Chairman-Director of Operations, Department of Emergency Medicine-Morristown Medical Center; Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University (SKMC), Morristown, NJ

Michael E. Winters, MD MBA FAAEM
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medicine Program Director, Combined EM/IM Program; Co-Director, Combined EM/IM/CC Program; University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD


Emergency Vaginal Delivery – Are You Prepared?

Saturday, April 22, 2023 | 10:00am - 12:00pm

Precipitous deliveries are one of the most stressful events you will encounter as an emergency physician. Fortunately, most child births will be normal, uncomplicated vaginal deliveries, but what if it's not? Complications such as shoulder dystocia and breech presentation have the potential to be true catastrophes for the patient, the baby, and the physician. In this hands-on simulation session, you will practice the management of normal vaginal delivery, nuchal cord, breech presentation, and shoulder dystocia so you are ready the next time there is a baby coming in your ED!

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the management of normal uncomplicated delivery and management of nuchal cord
  • Describe the maneuvers to deliver a baby in vaginal breech presentation
  • Describe the various maneuvers to relieve shoulder dystocia
Accreditation Statement 

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Course Credit Designation Statement

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participant Information 

Course Registration Limit: 35 participants

Course Fee 
  • AAEM Member: Early Bird $400 | Late: (after March 23) $500
  • Non-AAEM Member: Early Bird: $750 | Late: (after March 23) $850
  • AAEM/RSA Resident Member: Early Bird: $300 | Late: (after March 23) $400
  • Resident Non-Member: Early Bird: $360 | Late: (after March 23) $460
  • Student Non-Member: Early Bird: $340 | Late: (after March 23) $440
Course Schedule 

Saturday, April 22, 2023

10:00am - 10:20am
Introduction and Review of Procedures
Joelle Borhart, MD FAAEM FACEP 

10:20am - 12:00pm
Hands-on Stations

  • Breech delivery
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Normal vaginal delivery & nuchal cord
  • Postpartum hemorrhage
Course Directors 

Joelle Borhart, MD FAAEM FACEP 
Associate Program Director and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital & Washington Hospital Center