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).

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.

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!   

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.

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!

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.

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!

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!

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!

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!