Our Small Group Clinics are designed to provide more personal and hands-on education sessions at a national conference. For those who want an alternative to the PowerPoint/lecture format, the Small Group Clinics provide a one-to-six teacher to participant ratio.

Physicians, residents, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants are able to register for up to two of our nine 30-minute sessions available concurrent with the traditional lecture sessions at no additional cost to you! Advanced registration is required.

Advanced Registration

You can sign-up for a small group clinic when you register for Scientific Assembly. There is no additional cost for these sessions, however advanced registration is required. A maximum of two sessions are allowed per attendee. The clinics are open to physicians, residents, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Medical students are not eligible to attend the Small Group Clinics.

Onsite Registration

Twenty-five of the time slots per session will be filled in advance. The remaining 5 slots will be filled on a “first-come, first-served” basis by signing up onsite. Please see the AAEM registration desk onsite for more information.

Ultrasound-Guided Procedures

Saturday, April 22, 2023 | 4:00pm – 4:45pm

Lead Faculty: Michael Gottlieb, MD FAAEM

Never miss another LP! Be prepared to Cric that difficult airway! Difficult chest tube – not anymore! Check out this interactive, hands-on session focused on ultrasound-guided procedures. You will learn how to perform ultrasound-guided LPs, cricothyroidotomies, intubation confirmation, chest tubes, subclavian lines, and more!

Vertigo Maneuvers

Saturday, April 22, 2023 | 5:00pm – 5:45pm

Lead Faculty: Siamak Moayedi, MD FAAEM

In this workshop you will learn the diagnostic and therapeutic maneuvers for treatment of horizontal and posterior BPPV as well as the HINTS+ exam.

Master Your Next Joint Tap: Ultrasound-guided Arthrocentesis

Sunday, April 23, 2023 | 10:10am – 10:55am    

Lead Faculty: Michael Gottlieb, MD FAAEM

Difficult aspiration, challenging anatomy, minimal fluid – not a problem! Check out this interactive, hands-on session focused on ultrasound-guided joint aspirations. You will learn how to perform ultrasound-guided aspirations of the hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow, and more!

Tranvenous Pacers

Sunday, April 23, 2023 | 11:10am – 11:55am

Lead Faculty: Siamak Moayedi, MD FAAEM

In this hands-on session, you will use actual TVP kits to review the use, placement, and troubleshooting of transvenous pacers. 

Health Equity Skills Simulation

Sunday, April 23, 2023 | 4:10pm – 5:00pm    

Lead Faculty: William Mundo, MD MPH 

Internalized, interpersonal, and structural racism is of paramount importance for healthcare professionals, given the disproportionate impact on the health of communities of color and marginalized identities. The Health Equity Skills Simulation is a workshop focused on training participants on cultural competencies related to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI). Through high fidelity simulation exercises, participants will learn advanced health equity communications skills needed to effectively address microaggressions and racist attitudes and behaviors in a clinical setting. Participants will be able to practice advanced health equity communication skills with a standardized patient and receive feedback on improving these skills.

Rapid Goals of Care and Communication Workshop    

Monday, April 24, 2023 | 10:15am – 11:00am

Lead Faculty: Margaret Putman, DO FAAEM    

Goals of care conversations  are vital in the emergency department, however time constraints and high stress situations can make them challenging. In this session, you will master goals of care conversations utilizing role playing and rapid cycle deliberate practice. The facilitator will give specific feedback and you will be able to repeat parts of the conversation as needed until mastery is achieved.

Vents 101

Monday, April 24, 2023 | 11:15am – 12:00pm
Monday, April 24, 2023 | 2:45pm – 3:30pm

Attendees should only register for one workshop.

Lead Faculty: Kene A. Chukwuanu, MD FAAEM

Ever wonder if that red light alarm was actually important? Or maybe the yellow light alarm? And the beeping? This session goes beyond “standard settings please” to explain each of the settings options, what they do, and when they are indicated and contraindicated. The session goes briefly over some of the more concerning alarms as well and will conclude with troubleshooting vents with hands-on diagnostics and solutions. It is critical for the emergency physician to be able to address ventilator issues directly, and this is a refresher foundational course.

Vents 401

Monday, April 24, 2023 | 3:45pm – 4:30pm    

Lead Faculty: Kene A. Chukwuanu, MD FAAEM

Go beyond ventilator basics and take on challenging ventilator cases with real vents and diagnostics. COPD, asthma, refractory ARDS, abdominal compartment syndrome… This session will take management of these conditions beyond the theoretical classroom into a simulated setting with real ventilators and EM intensivists at bedside making responses to your maneuvers as realistic as possible. A low-fidelity simulation will be provided. If the management is not correct, we’ll take the case to the end and let you try again to perfect your management of these difficult cases. This is the safe place to make mistakes so your decisions are spot-on when it matters.

Joint Reduction Mastery Workshop

Monday, April 24, 2023 | 4:50pm – 5:25pm    

Lead Faculty: Michael Gottlieb, MD FAAEM

“Why can’t I get that shoulder, hip, or elbow to reduce? Let’s just call Ortho.” Never again! This expert-led, interactive, hands-on session will help you enhance your techniques and learn several new approaches so that you can master your next reduction.

The Awake Fiberoptic Intubation

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 | 8:55am – 9:40am

Lead Faculty: Gregory P. Wu, MD FAAEM

Fiberoptic intubation is an often discussed procedure, but is infrequently performed and even more rarely practiced in controlled situations. We will provide a hands-on experience on how to properly select patients for a fiberoptic approach, preparing the patient, and how to intubate. We will also discuss how to troubleshoot and alternative techniques such as nasotracheal approaches and hybrid techniques. These will be conducted on high-fidelity manikins to provide a low-stress environment to gain experience with this procedure.

Neonatal Resuscitation Procedure Workshop

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 | 11:40am – 12:25pm    

Lead Faculty: Eric M. Steinberg, DO MEHP FAAEM

When a newborn’s life is literally in your hands, would you know what to do? The next time you precipitously deliver a blue, floppy, neonate, would you know what immediate actions to take? What equipment is necessary? How to optimize ventilation? Obtain access? When to start compressions? When to intubate? Approximately 1-in-10 infants will require some form of resuscitation at the time of delivery, and that number is likely even higher if delivery occurs in the emergency department.

But don’t fear! This session is designed to tackle these questions by teaching neonatal resuscitation protocol (NRP) from the EM physician perspective in a small-group setting. Emphasis will be placed on ventilation strategies, use of the T-piece resuscitator, and umbilical catheter insertion. In addition, a real-life neonatologist will be available for real-time consultation!