FLAAEM24 Scientific Assembly

Join us for the 12th Annual FLAAEM Scientific Assembly (FLAAEM24), which will take place Friday and Saturday, May 31-June 1, 2024!

FLAAEM24 provides lifelong learning opportunities to physicians, residents, students, and other health care providers that aim to increase knowledge, attitude, skills, enhance practice performance and improve the delivery of emergency medical care.

Theme: High Risk Emergency Medicine

Grand Beach Hotel Miami Beach
4835 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140

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Program Schedule

2:00pm-6:00pm: Ultrasound Workshop for the Clinically Savvy

  • 2:00pm-2:25pm: Dr. Raul Rodriguez will be presenting “When the boom boom goes whomp whomp”
  • 2:25pm-3:00pm: Hands on scan time
  • 3:00pm-3:25pm: Dr. Moises Moreno will be presenting “When every minute counts: Aorta Emergencies”
  • 3:25pm-4:00pm: Hands on scan time
  • 4:00pm-4:25pm: Dr. Nicole Aviles will be presenting “ Thinking FAST…Pedi FAST”
  • 4:25pm-5:00pm: Hands on scan time
  • 5:00pm-5:25pm: Dr. Hernando Castillo will be presenting ” Nervous about Nerve Blocks”
  • 5:25pm-6:00pm: Hands on scan time

7:30am-8:15am: Registration and Breakfast
8:15am-8:30am: Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:30am-9:00am: AAEM Updates; Vicki Norton, MD FAAEM, President-Elect of AAEM
9:00am-10:30am: High Risk EM Part I

  • 9:00am-9:25am: Avoiding Peri-Intubation Cardiac Arrest; Nicolas A. Ulloa, MD
  • 9:25am-9:50am: Type A’s and Type B’s but Have You Heard of Spontaneous Coronary Dissection; Patricia D. Panakos, MD FAAEM
  • 9:50am-10:15am: The Use of POCUS in Evaluation and Management of RV Failure; Matthew Pyle, MD
  • 10:15am-10:30am: Q&A

10:30am-10:50am: Break/Networking
10:50am-11:50am: Plenary Speaker: High Risk Med/Mal; Michael B. Weinstock, MD

12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch/Visit Exhibitors
1:00pm-1:30pm: The Price of Survival: The Impact of Childhood Cancer; Loice A. Swisher, MD MAAEM FAAEM
1:30pm-3:15pm: High Risk Peds

  • 1:30pm-1:55pm: Pediatric Resuscitation – When Is It Ok To Stop?; Sarah Cortes, MD
  • 1:55pm-2:20pm: Need to Know Rashes in PEM: Presentation and Pigmentation; Valarie Thompson, MD
  • 2:20pm-2:25pm: Peds Arrest/Airway; Peter M. Antevy, MD
  • 2:25pm-2:50pm: BRUE Red Flags to Know; Michelle D. Blumstein, MD
  • 2:50pm-315pm: Q&A

3:30pm-4:45pm: High Risk EM Part II

  • 3:30pm-3:50pm: High Risk Toxicology Cases; Richard D. Shih, MD FAAEM
  • 3:50pm-4:10pm: ACS: From STEMI to OMI; Jason Mansour, MD
  • 4:10pm-4:30pm: Topic TBD; Lisa A. Moreno, MD MS MSCR FAAEM
  • 4:30pm-4:45pm: Q&A

4:45pm-5:30pm: FLAAEM Scholarly Activity Poster Winner Oral Presentations
5:30pm-6:30pm: Toast Women in EM of Florida
6:30pm-8:00pm: FLAAEM Evening Social

Competitions & Abstracts

The 12th Annual FLAAEM Scientific Assembly planning committee is extending an invite for you to participate in our resident competitions which include:

Resident Sim Wars Competition: If you are interested in signing up your resident team, please complete the following form and sign up during registration: https://forms.gle/YtSrbpZUEPcyZy9k8

Resident Drop the Mic 20/10 Speaker Competition: 20 slides in 10 minutes on an EM related topic of your choice. To participate in this competition, please fill out this online form and upload your slides here: https://forms.gle/dVaXrJmo8jhSGJeu9

Scholarly Activity Poster Competition
: Original research abstracts, case reports, interesting photos accepted

Submission deadline for all competitions is March 31, 2024.

Residents, represent your residency and promote your scholarly activity at the 12th annual FLAAEM scientific assembly.

SimWars Competition

Friday, May 31, 2024

SimWars is a simulation-based competition between teams of EM residents. The exercise involves various aspects of patient scenarios emphasizing team work, as well as individual decision making and assessment.

If you are interested in signing up your resident team, please complete the following form and sign up during registration: https://forms.gle/YtSrbpZUEPcyZy9k8

Resident 20 in 10 Competition

After lunch, we have allocated a lecture competition opportunity for five residents, called “Resident 20 in 10.” Participating residents will present 20 slides in 10 minutes on a topic that you have chosen.

To participate in this competition, please fill out this online form and upload your slides here: https://forms.gle/dVaXrJmo8jhSGJeu9

Poster Abstracts

Abstract/Poster Submission Instructions

Authors should read the abstract submission instructions carefully. The deadline and space requirements are strictly enforced in order to give all authors an equal opportunity to submit their data in the same amount of space and under the same time constraints.

  1. Fellow, Resident or Medical Student Status: In order to be eligible for consideration, the first author of each abstract submitted must be either a (1) Fellow or resident in an ACGME, AOA, or ACGME-I accredited emergency medicine training program or a Fellow in a focus practice certified non ACGME EM affiliated fellowship (2) medical student in an LCME/COCA accredited institution with a strong interest in emergency medicine as a future profession, or a medical student with a strong interest in emergency medicine whose country is found within the Directory of Organizations that Recognize/Accredit Medical Schools (DORA). To verify this, each submission must be signed by the appropriate designated official (e.g., program director, dean).
  2. Electronic submission deadline for abstracts/posters is March 31, 2024.
  3. There is no fee for submitting an abstract/poster. All submissions must be sent in PowerPoint/pdf electronic format
  4. Electronic Submission Instructions: Abstracts can be submitted electronically by emailing to FLAAEM.Research@gmail.com. When submitting your abstract electronically, please include the following information:
    • Name of presenting author
    • Title of abstract/poster
    • Contact information
  5. If you have questions regarding the abstract/Poster submissions for the 12th Annual FLAAEM Scientific Assembly, please call or text Tony Zitek, MD at 813-728-4971 or email FLAAEM.Research@gmail.com .

Presenting Author Information: Include the presenting author’s name, address, telephone, and email address. Only the presenting author listed on the submission form will be notified of abstract acceptance.

Funding: Indicate what monies have funded the research, if any.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships: In accordance with the essentials and standards set forth by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, as well as guidelines proposed by the Food and Drug Administration and endorsed by the American Medical Association, an author with a conflict of interest with the content of their abstract must disclose that conflict prior to presentation. A conflict of interest includes, but is not limited to, any relevant financial relationship in a company, product or procedure mentioned in the abstract or in the presentation to be given at the conference. The authors must complete the disclosure form included in the electronic submission. A conflict in and of itself will not eliminate an abstract from consideration.

Previous Presentations of Abstracts: Abstracts that have been presented at another conference may also be presented at the FLAAEM Scientific Assembly.  However, no abstract published as an article on or before the start of the FLAAEM Scientific Assembly may be submitted for this competition.

Informed Consent: Any studies involving human subjects must conform to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association (Clinical Research 1966; 14:103) and must meet all the requirements governing informed consent of the country in which the research was performed.

Abstract Publication

Notification of Abstract Selection: Authors of all abstracts submitted by March 31st, 2024, will receive notification of acceptance or rejection by April 1, 2024.

Withdrawals and Revisions: Withdrawals and revisions must be received in writing by May 1, 2024. No changes will be possible after that date.

Abstract Formatting

  1. Use 12-point Times New Roman (or similar) type. Limit text to 2,500 characters, including spaces, and single space all text in the body of the abstract.
  2. Do not indent the title. Capitalize only the first letter of each word in the title. List author names using initials only for first and middle names. Underline author names continuously. Include institution, city, and state where research was performed. Omit degrees, titles, institutional appointments, street addresses, and ZIP codes. Single space entire abstract. The left-hand margin of the abstract’s text should be perfectly aligned.
  3. Use of abbreviations — The use of standard abbreviations is desirable. A special or unusual abbreviation should be placed in parentheses after the first appearance of the full word it represents. Numerals rather than words should indicate numbers, except to begin sentences.
  4. Use of drug names — Each time a proprietary drug name is used in the abstract, the first letter is capitalized. Non-proprietary (generic) drug names are preferred and are not capitalized.
  5. Structuring the abstract — Structured abstracts facilitate explicit presentation of critical information and objective assessment of scientific validity. Each abstract should include the following topic headings. It is not necessary to begin a new line or leave extra space between topic headings.
    • Objectives: A precise statement of the purpose of the study or the pre-study hypothesis. This may be preceded by a brief introduction summarizing past work or relevant controversies that place the study in perspective.
    • Methods: A brief statement of the methods used, including pertinent information about the study design, setting, participants, subjects, interventions, and observations.Results: A summary of the results presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusions.
    • Conclusions: Conclusions should be succinctly stated and firmly supported by the data presented. Note important limitations.

Photo/Case Report Submission

Photo submissions must be accompanied by a brief case history written as an “unknown” in the following format:

  1. Chief complaint
  2. History of present illness
  3. Pertinent physical exam (other than what is depicted in the photo)
  4. Pertinent laboratory data
  5. One or two questions asking the viewer to identify the diagnosis or pertinent finding.

In a separate Word document, please list the following information:

  1. Answer(s) and brief discussion of the case, including an explanation of the findings in the photo
  2. One to three bulleted take home points or “pearls.” The answers and learning points must be mounted as a separate display.
Hotel Information

Grand Beach Hotel Miami Beach
4835 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 538-8666

Book Your Room

Group Code: 2405FLAAEM
Room Rate: $269 (plus $45 resort fee)
Book By: April 30, 2024

To secure your reservation, a major credit card is required. A charge equivalent to one night’s room rate and tax will be applied at the time of booking.

We are pleased to offer rooms at a special group rate for three days before and after the FLAAEM conference dates. Should you wish to extend your stay beyond these dates, please contact Oscar at the hotel directly at 786.369.1533 to arrange additional accommodations.

CME Information

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 Florida Chapter Division of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (FLAAEM). AAEM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
The American Academy of Emergency Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosures of Financial Relationships
The following speakers have disclosed a relevant financial relationship within the past 24 months:

  • Peter Antevy, MD disclosed that he is the founder of Handtevy – Pediatric Emergency Standards, Inc. CME is not provided for his presentation.
  • Michelle Blumstein, MD did not provide financial disclosures. CME is not provided for her presentation.

Speakers with disclosures had their disclosures reviewed and mitigated. No other speakers have disclosed a relevant financial relationship. No members of the planning committee have disclosed a relevant financial relationship. No staff members have disclosed a relevant financial relationship.