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Preliminary Scientific Program

*Speakers, times and dates are subject to change
Floriana I Session 100: Critical Care I
  Moderator(s): David A. Farcy, MD FAAEM FACEP FCCM (United States), Bobby Kapur, MD MPH FAAEM (United States)
  08:00-08:30 Mental Practice: A Way to Improve Your Resuscitation Skills │ Mohamed Alshamsi, MD (Oman)
  08:30-09:00 Ultrasound to the Rescue for Your Assessment of the Short of Breath (SOB) Patient │ Ashika Jain, MD FAAEM (United States)
  09:00-09:30 Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock │ David A. Farcy, MD FAAEM FACEP FCCM (United States)
Floriana III Session 101: Cardiac Emergencies-Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS)
  Moderator(s): William J. Brady, MD FAAEM (United States), Swee Han Lim, MBBS FRCS Ed (A&E) (Singapore), Amal Mattu, MD FAAEM (United States)
  08:00-08:30 Under Pressure: Trials and Triumphs of "The Weaker Link" │ Semhar Z. Tewelde, MD FAAEM (United States)
  08:30-09:00 Pitfalls in Diagnosing Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) │ Amal Mattu, MD FAAEM (United States)
  09:00-09:30 Risk Stratification of Low Risk Patients in Chest Pain Centers│ Swee Han Lim, MBBS FRCS Ed (A&E) (Singapore)
Jade I & II Session 102: Social Media
  Moderator(s): Michael C. Bond, MD FAAEM FACEP (United States)
  08:00-08:30 New Cellphone Applications as a Teaching Modality in the Field of Emergency Medicine │ Keihan Golshani, MD (Iran)
  08:30-09:00 Social Media 101: Keep Abreast of the Latest in Emergency Medicine │ Michael C. Bond, MD FAAEM FACEP (United States)
  09:00-09:30 Social Media 201: Don't Drown in Information: How to Maximize Your Use of Social Media │ Matthew R. Astin, MD MPH FAAEM (United States)
Esmeralda I Session 103: Forward the Future of Emergency Medicine: Prevention of Readmission with Preventive Medicine (Lesson from CIAO study)
  Moderator(s): Salvatore Di Somma, MD PhD (Italy), David Brenner, MD (United States)
  08:00-08:20 Epigenetic Importance for Long Aging │ David Brenner, MD (United States)
  08:20-08:40 Update on Liver Disorder Prevention │ Tatiana Kisseleva, MD PhD (United States)
  08:40-09:00 Biomarkers for Neurological Cognitive Disorders │ Mina Hur, MD PhD (Korea)
  09:00-09:20 Talk #4 │ Speaker TBA
Ametista Session 104: Oral Research Abstracts
  Moderator(s): TBA
  08:00-08:12 Talk #1 │ Speaker TBA
  08:12-08:24 Talk #2 │ Speaker TBA
  08:24-08:36 Randomized Double Dummy Trial Comparing IV Push to Short Infusion of Ketamine for Pain in the ED │ Sergey Motov, MD FAAEM (United States)
  08:36-08:48 Sedation without Fixation, Nitrous Oxide Sedation in Children │ Naomi Petersen (The Netherlands)
  08:48-09:00 Talk #5 │ Speaker TBA
  09:00-09:12 Morphin Treatment in ST Segment Elevation Mycardial Infarction in the Emergency Department │ Ines Chermiti, MD (Tunisia)
  09:12-09:24 Transparency as a Tool to Reduce Opioid Prescribing in One Emergency Department │ Franklin Friedman, MD FAAEM (United States)
Aguamarinha Session 105: Oral Research Abstracts
  Moderator(s): TBA
  08:00-08:12 Community Paramedic Program Reduces Readmissions │ Brandon Young (United States)
  08:12-08:24 Talk #2 │ Speaker TBA
  08:24-08:36 Six Years Experiences of Constructing Hazmat Medical Response System │ Chun-Yueh Chang, MD (Peoples Republic of China)
  08:36-08:48 Evaluation of the Toxidromic Approach in the Management of Acute Voluntary Intoxications │ Ines Chermiti, MD (Tunisia)
  08:48-09:00 Talk #5 │ Speaker TBA
  09:00-09:12 Clinical Effects of Activated Charcoal Availability on Drug Poisoning │ Sohyun Park, MD (Korea)
  09:12-09:24 The Impact of Heat Wave on Emergency Department Mortality in Izmir, Turkey │ Ersin Aksay, MD (Turkey)
Floriana I Session 106: Critical Care II
  Moderator(s): David A. Farcy, MD FAAEM FACEP FCCM (United States), Bobby Kapur, MD MPH FAAEM (United States)
  09:45-10:15 Endovascular Aortic Repairs (EVARs) │Ani Aydin, MD FAAEM (United States)
  10:15-10:45 Reversal of Novel Anticoagulants: Newly Approved Reversal Agents Exist │ Todd L. Slesinger, MD FAAEM (United States)
  10:45-11:15 Resuscitate BEFORE You Intubate │ Kenneth H. Butler, DO FACEP (United States)
Floriana III Session 107: Cardiac Emergencies-Advances in Treatment of Heart Failure
  Moderator(s): Johannes Holzmeister, MD (Switzerland)
  09:45-10:00 The Tools of Heart Failure Diagnosis: Biomarkers and Devices │ Alan Maisel, MD (United States)
  10:00-10:15 Go with the Flow in the Assessment and Treatment of Acute Heart Failure (AHF) │ Richard M. Nowak, MD MBA FACEP FAAEM (United States)
  10:15-10:30 How to Properly Assess Congestion in Acute Heart Failure Patients │ Salvatore Di Somma, MD PhD (Italy)
  10:30-10:45 Which Acute Heart Failure Patients Can Be Safely Discharged from the Emergency Department? │ Oscar Miro, MD PhD (Spain)
  10:45-11:00 Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) Management in the Emergency Room for No Cardiologist and Assessment of Concomitant Heart Failure │ Carlos Aurelio Garcia Rosas, MD (Mexico)
Jade I & II Session 108: Conflict Medicine
  Moderator(s): Mazen J. El Sayed, MD MPH FAAEM (Lebanon), Lorenzo Paladino, MD EMT-P (United States)
  09:45-10:15 Operation Bushmaster: A Unique Educational Exercise │ C. James Holliman, MD FACEP FIFEM (United States)
  10:15-10:45 Innovations and Lessons from Military Medicine in Iraq and Afghanistan │ Robert E. Suter, DO MHA FAAEM (United States)
  10:45-11:15 Biomarkers and Shock: What Is New │ Ana Maria Navio Serrano, MD PhD (Spain)
Esmeralda I Session 109: Pecha Kucha I
  Moderator(s): R. Gentry Wilkerson, MD FAAEM (United States), T. Andrew Windsor, MD RDMS FAAEM (United States)
  09:45-09:55 Rapid Four-Step Cricothyrotomy │ Erik G. Laurin, MD FAAEM FACEP (United States)
  09:55-10:05 Why All Arterial Lines in the Emergency Department Should be Sterile │ Andrew W. Phillips, MD MEd FAAEM (United States)
  10:05-10:15 Care of the Dying Patient in the Emergency Department │ Christian H. Jacobus, MD (United States)
  10:15-10:25 Syncope in Children: Choosing Investigations Wisely │ Kim Yates, MBChB FACEM (New Zealand)
  10:25-10:35 When Minutes Matter: Care of the Critically Ill Pregnant Patient │ Megan Healy, MD FAAEM (United States)
  10:35-11:45 Performing Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) in the Emergency Department: The Future Is Here, It's Just Not Evenly Distributed Yet │ Felipe Teran Merino, MD (United States)
  10:45-10:55 Becoming a Resuscitation Jedi │ Wan-Tsu W. Chang, MD FAAEM (Unite States)
  10:55-11:05 Superficial Cervical Plexus Block │ Jeffery A. Baker, MD FAAEM (United States)
  11:05-11:15 Sickle Cell Disease: Primum Non Nocere │ R. Gentry Wilkerson, MD FAAEM (United States)
Ametista Session 110: Oral Research Abstracts
  Moderator(s): TBA
  09:45-09:57 Talk #1 │ Speaker TBA
  09:57-10:09 The Perceptions and Experiences of Being Community First Responders: An Interview Study in the UK │ Viet-Hai Phung, BA MSc (United Kingdom)
  10:09-10:21 Waiting Times in a Tertiary Academic Hospital Emergency Department, Iran │ Shaghayegh Rahman, MD (Iran)
  10:21-10:33 Talk #4 │ Speaker TBA
  10:33-10:45 Timing of Epinephrine Alters the Hemodynamics of Children with Traumatic Hospital Cardiac Arrest │ Tren-Yi Chen, MD (Taiwan)
  10:45-10:57 Prehospital Use of Nasal Cannula End-Tidal CO2 Monitoring in Non-Intubated Major TBI Patients │ Daniel Spaite, MD FACEP (United States)
  10:57-11:09 Non-Invasive Ventilation in Emergency Department: A One-Year Experience in a Real Emergency Setting │ Roberto Lazzari, MD (Italy)
Aguamarinha Session 111: Oral Research Abstracts
  Moderator(s): TBA
  09:45-09:57 Talk #1 │ Speaker TBA
  09:57-10:09 TAPSE Predicts Length of Stay for Emergency Department Patients in Acute Sickle Cell Crisis │ Felix Huang, MD (United States)
  10:09-10:21 The Relationship Between Large Ascites and Location of Inferior Epigastric Artery in Liver Cirrhosis │ Jeong Hun Lee, PhD (Korea)
  10:21-10:33 Association of Right Ventricular Echocardiography Parameters and Type of Heart Failure │ Julia Bugaite (Lithuania)
  10:33-10:45 Can Right Ventricle Systolic Dysfunction Parameters Predict Outcomes in Acute Dyspnea Patients │ Julia Bugaite (Lithuania)
  10:45-10:57 Prognostic Value of Right Ventricular Longitudinal Deformations in Patients with Acute Dyspnea │ Dovile Gabartaite (Lithuania)
  10:57-11:09 Bedside Ultrasonography for the Detection of Aortic Dissection in the Emergency Department │ Ryan Gibbons, MD FAAEM (United States)
Floriana II Session 115: Plenary
  Moderator(s): Terrence M. Mulligan, DO MPH FAAEM (United States)
  11:25-12:00 Groundbreaking Cardiology Articles that Should Influence or Change Your Practice │ Amal Mattu, MD FAAEM (United States)
Floriana I Session 120: Critical Care III
  Moderator(s): David A. Farcy, MD FAAEM FACEP FCCM (United States), Bobby Kapur, MD MPH FAAEM (United States)
  14:00-14:30 Why Do We Need Intensive Care Follow-up?  │ Teresa Cardoso, MD PhD (Portugal)
  14:30-15:00 Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs) for the Faint of Heart │ Andrew W. Phillips, MD MEd FAAEM (United States)
  15:00-15:30 Vtach Mimics that Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Can Kill │ Amal Mattu, MD FAAEM (United States)
Floriana III Session 121: Update in Emergency Department Pain Management I
  Moderator(s): James Ducharme, MD (Canada), Sergey M. Motov, MD FAAEM (United States)
  14:00-14:30 Advances and Controversies in Acute Pain Management in the Emergency Department │ James Ducharme, MD (Canada)
  14:30-15:00 Practicing Changing Studies in Pain Management for Emergency Department Providers │ Brian Thomas Fengler, MD FAAEM (United States)
  15:00-15:30 Alternative Routes of Analgesic Delivery in the Emergency Department │ Sergey M. Motov, MD FAAEM (United States)
Opala I Session 122: What's New in Biomarkers in the Emergency Department and What about Point-of-Care Testing (POCT)?
  Moderator(s): Mina Hur, MD PhD (Korea), Salvatore Di Somma, MD PhD (Italy)
  14:00-14:20 Biomarkers of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in ICU │ Lui G. Forni, MBBS BSc PhD AFICM (United Kingdom)
  14:20-14:40 What's New in Biomarkers and Point-of-Care Testing (POCT)? │ W. Frank Peacock, MD FACEP FACC (United States)
  14:40-15:00 bio-ADM (bioactive adrenomedullin): A New Marker of Congestion in Patients with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure │ Daan Kremer, BSc (The Netherlands)
  15:00-15:20 Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) Quality Control (QC) Management │ Filomena Lamsis, BSc (Indonesia)
Esmeralda I Session 123 Pecha Kucha II
  Moderator(s): R. Gentry Wilkerson, MD FAAEM (United States)
  14:00-14:10 Why Are You Still Sedating Patients for Shoulder Dislocation Reduction? │ Miguel F. Agrait Gonzalez, MD FAAEM (United States)
  14:10-14:20 Point of Care Ultrasound Evaluation of Tendon Injury │ Melissa Myers, MD (United States)
  14:20-14:30 Kratom │ Casey S. Collier, MD FAAEM FACEP (United States)
  14:30-14:40 Somebody's Watching Me: Ocular Ultrasound for Acute Vision Loss │ Allison Zanaboni, MD (United States)
  14:40-14:50 How to be an Ultrasound Rock Star: Five Tips for Novice Sonographers │ Erin L. Setzer, MD (United States)
  14:50-15:00 The Bloody Showdown: Arterial Blood Gases (ABG) vs. Venous Blood Gases (VBG)!│ Ryan Gibbons, MD FAAEM (United States)
  15:00-15:10 Synthetic Opioids and Their Impact │ Carson R. Harris, MD FAAEM (United States)
  15:10-15:20 Pacifying the Hulk: Chemical Trips, Tackles, and Takedowns │ Brad Schwartz, MD FAAEM (United States)
  15:20-15:30 How to Get Over Your X: Use Ultrasound as Your Confirmatory Study │ T. Andrew Windsor, MD RDMS FAAEM (United States)
Ametista Session 124: Oral Research Abstracts
  Moderator(s): TBA
  14:00-14:12 Talk #1 │ Speaker TBA
  14:12-14:24 Chief Complaints Pre and Post 2015 Earthquake in Rural Nepal │ Ashika Jain, MD FAAEM (United States)
  14:24-14:36 Determination of Knowledge and Opinions of Intern Doctors on Volunteerism in Disasters │ Kerim H. Altintasi (Turkey)
  14:36-14:48 Major Incident Triage: The Civilian Validation of the Modified Physiological Triage Tool │ James Vassallo (South Africa)
  14:48-15:00 Investigating the Effects of Under-Triage by Existing Major Incident Triage Tools │ James Vassallo (South Africa)
  15:00-15:12 Talk #6 │ Speaker TBA
  15:12-15:24 Who Cares for Carers? Mindfulness for Disaster Response Resilience and Self-Care During Deployment │ Sukhshant Atti, MD (United States)
Aguamarinha Session 125: Oral Research Abstracts
  Moderator(s): TBA
  14:00-14:12 Characteristics of Emergency Medicine Residency Programs in Colombia │ Andres Patino, MD (United States)
  14:12-14:24 Talk #2 │ Speaker TBA
  14:24-14:36 Opioid Prescribing: Where Should Academic Emergency Departments Focus their Efforts? │ John Riordan, MD MSc FAAEM (United States)
  14:36-14:48 Talk #4 │ Speaker TBA
  14:48-15:00 Talk #5 │ Speaker TBA
  15:00-15:12 Human Cadaver vs. Simulator Nerve Model for Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Resident Education │ Alexei Adan, MD (United States)
  15:12-15:24 Follow the Patient in Emergency Department: An Approach to Teach Patient-Centered Attitudes │ Shinya Morioka, MD (Japan)
Floriana I Session 126: Critical Care IV
  Moderator(s): David A. Farcy, MD FAAEM FACEP FCCM (United States), Bobby Kapur, MD MPH FAAEM (United States)
  15:45-16:15 Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Drug or No Drugs │ Vladana Aleman-Brizuela, MD (United States)
  16:15-16:45 Stroke: Is tPA Still the Answer or Just an Intervention? │ Evie G. Marcolini, MD FAAEM FACEP FCCM (United States)
  16:45-17:15 Advances in Extracorporeal Liver Support for Hepatic Failure │ Ram Subramanian, MD (United States)
Floriana III Session 127: Update in Emergency Department Pain Management II
  Moderator(s): James Ducharme, MD (Canada), Sergey M. Motov, MD FAAEM (United States)
  15:45-16:15 Pitfalls in Regional Anesthesia (Ultrasound-guided Nerve Blocks) in the Emergency Department │ Marie Maroun-Aouad, MD (Lebanon)
  16:15-16:45 Pitfalls of Pain Management in Cancer Patients in the Emergency Department │ Monica Wattana, MD FAAEM (United States)
  16:45-17:15 Talk #3 │Roland N. Kaddoum, MD (Lebanon)
Jade I & II Session 128: Humanitarian Initiatives and Programs in Emergency Medicine
  Moderator(s): Timothy Visser, MD (United Kingdom), Lee A. Wallis, MBChB MD FCEM (South Africa)
  15:45-16:15 Innovations in Community-Based Emergency Care in Latin America │ Haywood Hall, MD (Mexico)
  16:15-16:45 Humanitarian Issues in South Africa │ Lee A. Wallis, MBChB MD FCEM (South Africa)
  16:45-17:15 Talk #3 │Speaker TBA
Esmeralda I Session 129: Pecha Kucha III
  Moderator(s): Nicholas Batley, MD (Lebanon), Eveline Hitti, MD MBA FAAEM (Lebanon)
  15:45-15:55 Best Practice in Neutropenic Fever │ John C. Perkins, Jr., MD FAAEM FACEP FACP (United States)
  15:55-16:05 Arterial Blood Gases (ABGs) in the Emergency Department │ Robert E. Suter, DO MHA FAAEM (United States)
  16:05-16:15 Riva rox Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) │ W. Frank Peacock, MD FACEP FACC (United States)
  16:15-16:25 Hemodynamic Support for Pediatric Septic Shock │ Rasha Sawaya, MD FAAEM (Lebanon)
  16:25-16:35 Innovations in Emergency Medicine Simulation Education: Emphasizing Games and Process │ Julie C. Rice, MD (United States)
  16:35-16:45 The New Oral Binders for Hyperkalemia │ Zubaid Rafique, MD (United States)
  16:45-16:55 Useful Ultrasound Guided Nerve Blocks for the Emergency Department Physician │ Afif J. Mufarrij, MD FAAEM FACEP AMSSM (Lebanon)
  16:55-17:05 Physician Staffing and Productivity: Insights from Operations Research │ Joshua W. Joseph, MD MS FAAEM (United States)
  17:05-17:15 Expansion of Advanced Practice Providers into Emergency Medicine │ Jonathan L. Hansen, MD (United States)
  17:15-17:25 Talk #10 │Speaker TBA
Ametista Session 130: Oral Research Abstracts
  Moderator(s): TBA
  15:45-15:57 Talk #1 │ Speaker TBA
  15:57-16:09 Qualitative Evaluation of Barriers to International Emergency Medicine  │ Andres Patino, MD (United States)
  16:09-16:21 Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medicine Training Around the World │ Andres Patino, MD (United States)
  16:21-16:33 Obstetrics and Gynecology Emergency Care at Women's Hospital, Doha, Qatar │ Huda Abdulla Saleh (Qatar)
  16:33-16:45 Free Open Access Meducation (FOAM): The Global Distribution of Users in 2016 │ Taylor Burkholder, MD MPH (United States)
  16:45-16:57 Talk #6 │ Speaker TBA
  16:57-17:09 Factors Affecting Chest Compressions Quality During Training for Laypersons Using a Novel CPR Card │ Zariel Sim Jiaying (United Kingdom)
Aguamarinha Session 131: Oral Research Abstracts
  Moderator(s): TBA
  15:45-15:57 A Cow Eye, A Burr and A Student have What in Common: A Realistic Eye Simulation Curriculum │ Linda Brindley Thompson, MD FAAEM FACEP (United States)
  15:57-16:09 A New Approach to Deliberate Practice for Simulation-Based Education │ Julie C. Rice, MD (United States)
  16:09-16:21 Talk #3 │ Speaker TBA
  16:21-16:33 Are Emergency Department to Emergency Department Transfers at Risk for Diagnostic Errors? │ Joshua J. Solano, MD FAAEM (United States)
  16:33-16:45 "Escape" the Conference Room │ David Foster, MD (United States)
  16:45-16:57 ROAR: The Power of Gratitude and the Path to Wellness │ Jessica Rainey, MD (United States)
  16:57-17:09 Is there an App or Website for that - US Disaster Medicine Fellowships: What is out there? │ Taha Masri (United States)
Floriana II Session 135: Plenary
  Moderator(s): TBA
  17:25-18:00 The Business of Emergency Medicine │ Kevin G. Rodgers, MD FAAEM (United States)
*Speakers, times and dates are subject to change
Floriana I Session 200: Pediatric Emergencies I
  Moderator(s): Isabel A. Barata, MS MD MBA FAAEM FACP (United States), Andrej Urumov, MD FAAEM (United States)
  08:00-08:30 Pediatric Procedural Sedation │ Rebecca Liggin, MD FAAP FAAEM FACEP (United States)
  08:30-09:00 Pediatric Neurologic Emergencies │ Camilo E. Gutierrez, MD FACEP FAAEM (United States)
  09:00-09:30 Brief Resolved Unexplained Event (BRUE): The New Apparent Life-Threatening Events (ALTE) │ Isabel A. Barata, MS MD MBA FAAEM FACP (United States)
Floriana III Session 201: Emergency Medical Services and Tactical Medicine I
  Moderator(s): Arnold Feltoon, MD FAAEM (United States)
  08:00-08:30 The Many Uses of Ketamine in the Field │ Francis R. Mencl, MD MS FAAEM (United States)
  08:30-09:00 It Ain't Over Till It's Over -- Active Shooter Incidents Evolving for the Worse │ Paul E. Pepe, MD (United States)
  09:00-09:30 Battlefield Trauma Lessons │ C. James Holliman, MD FACEP FIFEM (United States)
Jade I & II Session 202: Medical Education in Emergency Medicine I
  Moderator(s): Marianne Haughey, MD FAAEM (United States), Kevin G. Rodgers, MD FAAEM (United States)
  08:00-08:30 The Role of Patient Safety in Simulation Teaching │ Ernesto J. Romo, MD (United States)
  08:30-09:00 Medical Education Literature Review │ Maria R. Ramos-Fernandez, MD MSc (Puerto Rico)
  09:00-09:30 How to Develop a Wellness Curriculum │ Kevin G. Rodgers, MD FAAEM (United States)
  Session 203: Pecha Kucha Track IV
Esmeralda I Moderator(s): Gary M. Gaddis, MD PhD FAAEM (United States), Ashley S. Bean, MD MA FACEP FAAEM FAWM (United States)
  08:00-08:10 The Most Effective Method in Management of Aluminium Phosphoid Intoxication │ Nina Farzan (Iran)
  08:10-08:20 The Science Behind and Treatment of Thyroid Storm │ Molly K. Estes, MD (United States)
  08:20-08:30 The Science Behind and Treatment of Angioedema │ R. Gentry Wilkerson, MD FAAEM (United States)
  08:30-08:40 Emergency Department Response in Newly Emerging Infection Epidemics: Case of the MERS Epidemics │ Soon-Joo Wang, MD (Korea)
  08:40-08:50 Shhhh... My Foot's Asleep: Ultrasound Guided Lower Extremity Nerve Blocks │ Jessica Patterson, MD (United States)
  08:50-09:00 e-RUSH Exam (extended-Rapid Ultrasound for Shock Exam): A Quick Review │ David Riley, MD MSc RDMS RDCS RVT (United States)
  09:00-09:10 Preoxygenation Pearls: No Desaturation Allowed │ Verena Schandera, MD (United States)
  09:10-09:20 After the Tube: Post-Intubation Emergency Department Care │ Jennifer Fisher-Repanshek, MD FAAEM (United States)
  09:20-09:30 Analgosedation in the Emergency Department: An Analgesia First Approach to Sedation of the Ventilated Patient │ Patrick J. Siler, MD (United States)
Ametista Session 204: Oral Research Abstracts
  Moderator(s): TBA
  08:00-08:12 Effect of Prehospital Hypoxia “Depth-Duration Dose” on Mortality in Major Traumatic Brain Injury │ Daniel Spaite, MD FACEP (United States)
  08:12-08:24 Accuracy of EMS Hypoxia Documentation Compared to Continuous Non-Invasive Monitor Data in Major TBI │ Daniel Spaite, MD FACEP (United States)
  08:24-08:36 Validation of the NEXUS II Pediatric Head CT Decision Instrument │ William Mower, MD PhD (United States)
  08:36-08:48 Use of Serial Hemoglobin Levels in Identifying the Need for Intervention in Blunt Trauma Patients │ William Mower, MD PhD (United States)
  08:48-09:00 Life after Trauma: A Survey of Trauma Centers Regarding Acute and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders │ Katherine E. Guess, MD (United States)
  09:00-09:12 Chest Tubes for “Occult” Injury Drain Less Fluid, and Have Shorter Duration and Length of Stay │ Mark Langdorf, MD MHPE FAAEM (United States)
  09:12-09:24 The Effect of ED Expansion on the ED Length of Stay in a Tertiary Hospital │ Byungju Roh, MD (Korea)
Aguamarinha Session 205: Oral Research Abstracts
  Moderator(s): TBA
  08:00-08:12 Increasing Ultrasound Utilization in Ureteral Colic Evaluation: A Quality Improvement Study │ Travis A Thompson, MD (United States)
  08:12-08:24 The Causes of Complete AV Block in Patients Who Were Diagnosed as Complete AV Block in ED │ Zeynep Kekec, MD (Turkey)
  08:24-08:36 Talk #3 │ Speaker TBA
  08:36-08:48 Point of Care Ultrasound Use in the Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach to Peritonsillar Abscesses │ Ryan Gibbons, MD FAAEM (United States)
  08:48-09:00 Efficacy of Point of Care Ultrasound in Identifying Complicated Febrile Urinary Tract Infections │ Ryan Gibbons, MD FAAEM (United States)
  09:00-09:12 Talk #6 │ Speaker TBA
  09:12-09:24 Role of a Radiologist in a Busy Emergency Department │ Levente Zag, MD (Hungary)
Floriana I Session 206: Pediatric Emergencies II
  Moderator(s): Isabel A. Barata, MS MD MBA FAAEM FACP (United States), Andrej Urumov, MD FAAEM (United States)
  09:45-10:15 Pediatric Trauma │ David Foster, MD (United States)
  10:15-10:30 Talk #2 │ Speaker TBA
  10:30-10:45 Talk #3 │ Speaker TBA
  10:45-11:15 Pediatric Fluid Resuscitation Post FEAST: Too Much or Too Little? │ Gene Ong, MD (Singapore)
Floriana III Session 207: Emergency Medical Services and Tactical Medicine II
  Moderator(s): Arnold Feltoon, MD FAAEM (United States)
  09:45-10:15 SALT Triage - Can it be Performed by Lay People? │ Francis R. Mencl, MD MS FAAEM (United States)
  10:15-10:45 Changing Times: How a Community Deals with Trauma │ Jeffrey M. Elder, MD FAAEM FAEMS (United States)
  10:45-11:15 Pushing the Next Envelope in Resuscitation: A New Angle on CPR │ Paul E. Pepe, MD (United States)
Jade I & II Session 208: Medical Education in Emergency Medicine II
  Moderator(s): Marianne Haughey, MD FAAEM (United States), Kevin G. Rodgers, MD FAAEM (United States)
  09:45-10:15 Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAMed): An Emergency Medicine Curator's View │ Matthew A. Silver, MD (United States)
  10:15-10:45 Medical Student Curriculum: What Do We Need and What Do We Want? │ Katherine Hiller, MD MPH (United States)
  10:45-11:15 Ethics in the Emergency Department: What Do We Really Do and How Do We Teach It │ Mary Jo Wagner, MD (United States)
Opala I Session 209: Success Stories in the Development of Emergency Medicine as a Specialty: Multi-Nation Perspectives
  Moderator(s): Lisa A. Moreno-Walton, MD MS MSCR FAAEM, Judith E. Tintinalli, MD MS FAAEM (United States), Amin Antoine Kazzi, MD MAAEM FAAEM (Lebanon)
  09:45-09:55 Adult Emergency Medical Education in Lebanon │ Gilbert Abou Dagher, MD FAAEM (Lebanon)
  09:55-10:05 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Education in Lebanon │ Rasha Sawaya, MD FAAEM (Lebanon)
  10:05-10:15 Development of Emergency Medicine as a Specialty in Poland │ Juliusz Jakubaszko, PhD (Poland)
  10:15-10:25 Emergency Medicine in Georgia │ Nino Butskhrikidze, MD (Georgia)
  10:25-10:35 The Past, Present and Future of Emergency Medicine and the RCEM UK │ Robin Roop, MBBS MRCS FRCEM Cert (United Kingdom)
  10:35-10:45 Emergency Medicine in Mexico │ Carlos Aurelio Garcia Rosas, MD (Mexico)
  10:45-10:55 Emergency Medicine in Switzerland │ Robert Sieber, MD (Switzerland)
Esmeralda I Session 210: Pecha Kucha Track V
  Moderator(s): Gary Gaddis, MD PhD FAAEM (United States), Ashley S. Bean, MD MA FACEP FAAEM FAWM (United States)
  09:45-09:55 Identifying Depression in Emergency Department Patients │ David R. Hoyer, Jr., MD FAAEM (United States)
  09:55-10:05 Emergency Physicians Should Use Twitter │ Zachary Repanshek, MD FAAEM (United States)
  10:05-10:15 Do We Need to Obtain a Cranial CT for Anticoagulated Patients with a Minor Traumatic Head Injury? │ Ekaterina Recart Batrakova, MD (Spain)
  10:15-10:25 Assessing Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in a Pediatric Emergency Department │ Joyce Arpilleda, MD (United States)
  10:25-10:35 Describing and Understanding the Epidemic of Physician "Burnout" and Suicide │ David R. Hoyer, Jr., MD FAAEM (United States)
  10:35-10:45 Intravenous (IV) Lidocaine in Renal Colic │ Venkateswara Kotamraju, MBBS MRCS FEBEM FRCEM (United Kingdom)
  10:45-10:55 The Useless "Gold Standard": Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) │ Joanne Williams, MD FAAEM (United States)
  10:55-11:05 Open Access Publishing: Discriminating between Predatory and Legitimate Open Access Journals │ Mark I. Langdorf, MD MHPE FAAEM RDMS (United States)
  11:05-11:15 Talk #9 │ Johny Achkar, CMA (Lebanon)
Aguamarinha Session 211: Oral Research Abstracts
  Moderator(s): TBA
  09:45-09:57 Barriers to Use of Large EHR Databases for Creation of a Clinical Decision Rule for Strangulation │ Megha Shah, MS (United States)
  09:57-10:09 Talk #2 │ Speaker TBA
  10:09-10:21 Ultrasonography Usage in the Diagnosis of Tibia and Fibula Fractures │ Mehmet Oguzhan Ay, MD (Turkey)
  10:21-10:33 Talk #4 │ Speaker TBA
  10:33-10:45 Etiology of Hyperkalemia in Emergency Department │ Zeynep Kekec, MD (Turkey)
  10:45-10:57 Mesenchymal Stem Cells Effects on Bone and Liver Tissue Healing in Experimental Polytrauma Rat Model │ Ayça Koca Tanriverdi (Turkey)
  10:57-11:09 Validation of the NEXUS II Head CT Decision Instrument │ William Mower, MD PhD (United States)
Floriana II Session 215: Plenary
  Moderator(s): Amin Antoine Kazzi, MD MAAEM FAAEM (Lebanon)
  11:25-12:00 Leaning Out: Gender, Medicine and Tethered Potential │ Eveline Hitti, MD MBA FAAEM (Lebanon)
Floriana II Session 220: Plenary
  Moderator(s): William T. Durkin, Jr., MD MBA CPE FAAEM (United States)
  14:00-14:35 Standards to be Required to be Designated as Specialist in Emergency Medicine │ Amin Antoine Kazzi, MD MAAEM FAAEM (Lebanon)
Floriana I Session 221: Workshop - Standards to be Required to be Designated as an Emergency Specialist
  Moderator(s): Lisa A. Moreno-Walton, MD MS MSCR FAAEM, Judith E. Tintinalli, MD MS FAAEM (United States)
  14:45-16:15 Panel │ Speakers TBA
Floriana III Session 222: Neurologic Emergencies I
  Moderator(s): Thomas W. Lukens, MD PhD FAAEM (United States), Heather M. Prendergast, MD MS MPH (United States)
  14:45-15:05 Emergency Department (ED) Case Presentations for Central Nervous System (CNS) Vascular Events │ Edward P. Sloan, MD MPH FAAEM (United States)
  15:05-15:25 Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA): Proven Clinical Scales and Imaging for Acute Rx and Disposition │ Bruce Lo, MD MBA RDMS FAAEM (United States)
  15:25-15:40 Talk #3 │ Speaker TBA
  15:40-16:00 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Patient Triage to Primary and Comprehensive Stroke Centers │ Peter D. Panagos, MD (United States)
Jade I & II Session 223: Medical Education in Emergency Medicine III
  Moderator(s): Marianne Haughey, MD FAAEM (United States), Bobby Kapur, MD MPH FAAEM (United States)
  14:45-15:15 Vasco da Gama, Reflective Writing, and Happy Residents │ Mark A. Curato, DO FAAEM (United States)
  15:15-15:45 Integrating Lesson, Learner and Lecture for a Better Experience │ Thomas B. Perera, MD FAAEM (United States)
  15:45-16:15 Optimizing Clinical Teaching: Who, What, When, Why and How? │ Marianne Haughey, MD FAAEM (United States)
Esmeralda I Session 224: Pecha Kucha VI
  Moderator(s): Lee A. Wallis, MBChB MD FCEM (South Africa), Gary M. Gaddis, MD PhD FAAEM (United States)
  14:45-14:55 Delivery of Healthcare in Challenging Conditions: Stories of Refugee Care in Cyprus │ Ashely Alker, MD MSc (United States)
  14:55-15:05 Rapid Sequence Intubation for the Patient in Myasthenic Crisis │ Jeffrey D. Chien, MD FAAEM (United States)
  15:05-15:15 New Diagnostic Tools to Improve Recognition of Early Shock States │ Ana Maria Navio Serrano, MD PhD (Spain)
  15:15-15:25 Pulmonary Embolism Response Teams: The New Standard of Care? │ Christopher Kabrhel, MD MPH (United States)
  15:25-15:35 Life-Threatening Weakness │ Jose A. Rubero, MD FAAEM (United States)
  15:35-15:45 Becoming a Better You: Three Emergency Ultrasound Tips to Becoming a Better Doctor │ Eric Chin, MD FAAEM (United States)
  15:45-15:55 Social Loafing and Other Human Factors Affecting Emergency Department Throughput │ Leon D. Sanchez, MD MPH FAAEM (United States)
  15:55-16:05 Strategies to Enhance Hospital Throughput and its Impact on the Emergency Department │ Ghada El Eid, PhD
  16:05-16:15 Comparison of the Effects of Morphine and Intravenous Lidocaine for Acute Pain Control in Patients with Fractures of a Limb │ Seyed Mohamad Hosseini Kasnavieh, Sr., MD (Iran)
Ametista Session 225: Oral Research Abstracts
  Moderator(s): TBA
  14:45-14-57 Get with the Guidelines - Comparing Management of COPD Treated in EDs in Europe and Australasia │ Anne-Maree Kelly, MD (Australia)
  14:57-15:09 The Role of Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in Early Detection of Stroke: A Pilot Study │ Min Ji Park, MD (Korea)
  15:09-15:21 Opioid Administration and Prescribing in Older Adults in US Emergency Departments (2002-2013) │ Erin Marra, MD (United States)
  15:21-15:33 Talk #4 │ Speaker TBA
  15:33-15:45 Predictive Factors of Functional Prognosis of Stoke in the Emergency Department │ Ines Chermiti, MD (Tunisia)
  15:45-15:57 Talk #6 │ Speaker TBA
  15:57-16:09 Talk #7 │ Speaker TBA
Ametista Session 226: Oral Research Abstracts
  Moderator(s): TBA
  14:45-14:57 Profile of Frequent Attenders to a Dublin Inner City Emergency Department │ Benjamin Ramasubbu, MRCEM (United Kingdom)
  14:57-15:09 Characteristic and Trends of Patients with Deliberate Drug Overdose │ Sreejib Das, MBBS MRCS FRCEM MBA (United Kingdom)
  15:09-15:21 Vitamin D Deficiency of the Homeless in Emergency Department │ Sohyun Park, MD (Korea)
  15:21-15:33 Talk #4 │ Speaker TBA
  15:33-15:45 Emergency Department Intervention Program for Enhancing Choice at the End of Life │ Jayne M. Viets-Upchurch, MD (United States)
  15:45-15:57 Hypertension is a Predictor of ED Visits: A Study of Patients with Head and Neck Cancer │ Marcelo Sandoval, MD (United States)
  15:57-16:09 If You Don't Ask, You Won't Know. Bridging the Gap between Mental Health and Acute Care │ Immo Weichert, MD (United Kingdom)
Floriana I Session 227: Pediatric Emergencies III
  Moderator(s): Hector Vazquez, MD (United States)
  16:30-17:00 New Drugs of Abuse │ Anna McFarlin, MD FAAEM FAAP (United States)
  17:00-17:30 Top Best Articles that Change Practice│ Hector Vazquez, MD FAAEM (United States)
  17:30-18:00 Child Abuse │ Cristina Zeretzke-Bien, MD FAAEM (United States)
Floriana III Session 228: Neurologic Emergencies II
  Moderator(s): Edward P. Sloan, MD MPH FAAEM (United States), Thomas W. Lukens, MD PhD FAAEM (United States)
  16:30-17:00 Dizziness and Vertigo Patients: Central Ischemia or Peripheral? │ David Edwards, MD (United States)
  17:00-17:30 Emergency Department (ED) Pts: Current Computed Tomography (CT) Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH) Detection Ability, Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA) vs. Lumbar Puncture (LP) │ Heather M. Prendergast, MD MS MPH (United States)
  17:30-17:45 Syncope: Cardiac vs Neurological Etiology? │ Bart Besinger, MD FAAEM (United States)
  17:45-18:00 Syncope: Neuroimaging and Guidelines │ Vu Kiet Tran, MD MHSc MBA CHE (Canada)
Jade I & II Session 229: Medical Education in Emergency Medicine IV
  Moderator(s): Marianne Haughey, MD FAAEM (United States), Bobby Kapur, MD MPH FAAEM (United States)
  16:30-17:00 Challenges in Building a Framework for the Development of the Specialty of Emergency Medicine in an International Setting │ Leon D. Sanchez, MD FAAEM (United States)
  17:00-17:30 Remediation: What to Do When It Doesn't Come Easy │ Tiffany Murano, MD FACEP (United States)
  17:30-18:00 Using What You Have - SIM is Not All Bells and Whistles │ Miriam Kulkarni, MD FAAEM (United States)
Esmeralda I Session 230: Pecha Kucha VII - Clinical Controversies and Updates from the English-Language Literature that May Change Your Practice
  Moderator(s): Gary Gaddis, MD PhD FAAEM (United States)
  16:30-16:40 Platelets and Cerebral Hemorrhage: Results of the PATCH Trial │ Sanjay Arora, MD (United States)
  16:40-16:50 Antibiotics for Skin Abscesses - Mandatory or Misguided? │ Michael Menchine, MD MPH (United States)
  16:50-17:00 Current Concepts in Post-Concussion Syndrome Management │ Andrej Urumov, MD FAAEM (United States)
  17:00-17:10 Don't Use qSOFA for Diagnosis: It's Only a Prognostic Tool │ Gary M. Gaddis, MD PhD FAAEM (United States)
  17:10-17:20 The Utility of D-Dimer in Aortic Dissection: The State of the Literature │ Sanjay Arora, MD (United States)
  17:20-17:30 To Lyse or Not to Lyse? That is the Question in Intermediate Risk Pulmonary Embolism │ Michael Menchine, MD MPH (United States)
  17:30-17:40 Can an Age-Adjusted D-Dimer be Used to Safely Rule Out Pulmonary Embolism in Emergency Department Patients? │ Grzegorz Karol Waligora, MD (Poland)
  17:40-17:50 The Dark Side of Marijuana Legalization │ Karen A. Randall, DO FAAEM (United States)
  17:50-18:00 Don't Be Cynical! Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Work! │ Scott G. Weiner, MD MPH FAAEM (United States)
Ametista Session 231: Oral Research Abstracts
  Moderator(s): TBA
  16:30-16:42 Impact of Care Coordinators and Service Line Quality Director on Pediatric Readiness │ Isabel A. Barata, MS MD MBA FAAEM FAAP (United States)
  16:42-16:54 Factors Associated with serious Bacterial Infections in Febrile Children in Emergency Department │ Sandra Mrad, MD (Lebanon)
  16:54-17:06 Presentation and Management of Febrile Children in a Tertiary Care Emergency Department │ Cesar Abdul-Massih, MD (Lebanon)
  17:06-17:18 Serum Lactate and Shock Index In Primary Postpartum Hemorrhage │ Eu Sun Lee, MD (Korea)
  17:18-17:30 Shivering in Febrile Children: Frequency and Role in Predicting Serious Bacterial Infections │ Eran Kozer (Israel)
  17:30-17:42 The Role of Neutrophil-Lymphocyte Ratio and RDW in the Classification of Febrile Seizures│ Ahmet Akdogan, MD (Turkey)
  17:42-17:54 Persistent Adverse Mental and Physical Health Outcomes are Common in Women after Sexual Assault │ Ralph J. Riviello, MD MS FAAEM (United States)
Aguamarinha Session 232: Oral Research Abstracts
  Moderator(s): TBA
  16:30-16:42 External Validation of the 3rd-EAHFE Scale for Prediction of Mortality in Acute Heart Failure │ Susana Garcia-Gutierrez, MD PhD (Spain)
  16:42-16:54 Improving Recognition and Initial Treatment of Sepsis in Victorian Emergency Departments │ Anne-Maree Kelly, MD (Australia)
  16:54-17:06 Talk #3 │ Speaker TBA
  17:06-17:18 Analysis of Contributing Factors to Patient Complaints and Grievances │ Isabel A. Barata, MS MD MBA FAAEM FAAP (United States)
  17:18-17:30 Early Identification of Septic Shock Outside the Intensive Care Unit │ Luis Esteves Melo, MD (Portugal)
  17:30-17:42 Shock Index as a Predictor of Hospital Admission and Inpatient Mortality in a U.S. National Database │ Nour Al Jalbout, MD (United States)
  17:42-17:54 Lactate as a Mortality Predictor In Emergency Department Patients with Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage │ Chad M. Cannon, MD FAAEM (United States)
*Speakers, times and dates are subject to change
Floriana I Session 300: Advances in the Care of the Trauma Patient I
  Moderator(s): Michael P. Jones, MD FAAEM FACEP (United States), Charles A. Khoury, MD MSHA FAAEM FACEP (United States)
  08:00-08:30 Trauma 2.0 - Beyond Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) │ Michael P. Jones, MD FAAEM FACEP (United States)
  08:30-09:00 The Definitive Airway Talk: Is Prehospital Endotracheal Intubation Elemental or Detrimental? │ Paul E. Pepe, MD (United States)
  09:00-09:30 C-Spine Injuries in the Emergency Department: Essentials and Updates │ Charles A. Khoury, MD MSHA FAAEM FACEP (United States)
Floriana III Session 301: Toxicology I
  Moderator(s): Matthew S. Berniard, MD FAAEM FAWM RDMS (United States), Ziad N. Kazzi, MD FAAEM FACMT FAACT (United States)
  08:00-08:30 Toxic Assassinations │ Michael J. Matteucci, MD FAAEM FAWM (United States)
  08:30-09:00 Advances in the Management of Drug Induced Acute Liver Failure │ Ram Subramanian, MD (United States)
  09:00-09:30 Extreme Resuscitation: ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) for Toxins │ William "Russ" Kerns II, MD FACMT (United States)
Jade I & II Session 302: Infectious Diseases in the Emergency Department I
  Moderator(s): Prabath Nanayakkara, MD PhD FRCP (The Netherlands), Joseph A. Tyndall, MD MPH FAAEM FACEP (United States)
  08:00-08:30 Common Infectious Disease Mistakes Made in the Hospital Setting and Evidence Justifying Practice Change │ John C. Perkins, Jr., MD FAAEM FACEP FACP (United States)
  08:30-09:00 Pre-Hospital Management of Sepsis: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial │ Prabath Nanayakkara, MD PhD FRCP (The Netherlands)
  09:00-09:30 Emerging Pathogens: What are They and Where Do They Come From? │ J. Glenn Morris, MD MPH TM (United States)
Esmeralda I Session 303: Geriatric Emergencies
  Moderator(s): Carlos Aurelio Garcia Rosas, MD (Mexico), Louella K. Vaughan, MBBS DPhil FRACP (United Kingdom)
  08:00-08:20 Delivering Better Care to Older Patients: Does the Model Matter │ Louella K. Vaughan, MBBS DPhil FRACP (United Kingdom)
  08:20-08:40 Geriatric Emergency Room Visits, Cautions and Pitfalls │ Lorenzo Paladino, MD (United States)
  08:40-09:00 IGFBP2: A New Potent Heart Failure Diagnostic / Rehospitalization Biomarker │ Philippe V. Rouet, PhD (France)
  09:00-09:20 Stroke Patients in the Emergency Room for Elderly Patients │ Carlos Aurelio Garcia Rosas, MD (Mexico)
Opala I Session 304: Hospital Crowding and Patient Flow Innovations: Part I: Cool Prediction Tools
  Moderator(s): Gabe D. Kelen, MD FRCP(C) FACEP FAAEM (United States)
  08:00-08:05 Welcome │ Gabe D. Kelen, MD FRCP(C) FACEP FAAEM (United States)
  08:05-08:30 HopScore (Electronic Triage): A New Machine Learning-based Emergency Department Triage System - International Applications │ Jeremiah S. Hinson, MD (United States), Scott Levin, PhD (United States)
  08:30-08:50 EMCAPS 2.0: Applications to Predict Casualties in Disaster Scenarios │ James Scheulen, MBA (United States)
  08:50-09:10 Reverse Triage App: A System for Creating Capacity during Severe Crowding and Disasters │ Speaker TBA
  09:10-09:30 Inpatient Discharge Prediction Tool: Enabling Hospital-wide Prioritization of Tasks/Resources Required to Expedite Discharge │ Scott Levin, PhD (United States)
Aguamarinha Session 305: Oral Research Abstracts
  Moderator(s): TBA
  08:00-08:12 Reduced Admission Process Times by Direct Admission of Cardiology Patients at Emergency Department │ Sohil Pothiawala, FAMS(EM) MRCSEd A&E (Singapore)
  08:12-08:24 Performance of a Regression Model to Evaluate Clinical Outcomes of Low Back Pain Patients in ED │ Sohil Pothiawala, FAMS(EM) MRCSEd A&E (Singapore)
  08:24-08:36 Talk #3 │ Speaker TBA
  08:36-08:48 CT Findings in Children with Minor Head Injury Presenting to the ED More than 24h Post Injury │ Renana Gelernter, MD (Israel)
  08:48-09:00 Acute Coronary Syndrome without ST Segment Elevation in Young Adults │ Ines Chermiti, MD (Tunisia)
  09:00-09:12 Talk #6 │ Speaker TBA
  09:12-09:24 Atrial Fibrillation among Young Adults: VKA or not VKA in the Emergency Department │ Ines Chermiti, MD (Tunisia)
Floriana I Session 306: Advances in the Care of the Trauma Patient II
  Moderator(s): Michael P. Jones, MD FAAEM FACEP (United States), Erick Eiting, MD MPH MMM FAAEM (United States)
  09:45-10:15 Pre-Operative Trauma Care: Elemental or Detrimental? │ Paul E. Pepe, MD (United States)
  10:15-10:45 Blood and Blood Products in Trauma │ Charles A. Khoury, MD MSHA FAAEM FACEP (United States)
  10:45-11:15 Behavioral Changes in Traumatic Brain Injury │ Leslie S. Zun, MD MBA FAAEM (United States)
Floriana III Session 307: Toxicology II
  Moderator(s): Ziad N. Kazzi, MD FAAEM FACMT FAACT (United States)
  09:45-10:15 Management of Opioid Use Disorders in the Emergency Department │Timothy Wiegand, MD (United States)
  10:15-10:45 Electrocardiogram (EKG) Clues in Cardiovascular Collapse │ Suzanne R. White, MD MBA (United States)
  10:45-11:15 Is this Serotonin Syndrome, Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) or Something Else? │ Taylor Harrison, MD (United States)
Jade I & II Session 308: Infectious Diseases in the Emergency Department II
  Moderator(s): Prabath Nanayakkara, MD PhD FRCP (The Netherlands), Joseph A. Tyndall, MD MPH FAAEM FACEP (United States)
  09:45-10:15 Two Sides of the Same Coin: The Intersection of the HIV, Hepatitis C, and Opioid Overdose Epidemics │ Ian Bebvon Kuwait Martin, MD MBA FACEP (United States)
  10:15-10:45 Practicing Changing Studies in Infectious Disease for Emergency Department Providers │ Brian Thomas Fengler, MD FAAEM (United States)
  10:45-11:15 Septic Arthritis │ Judith E. Tintinalli, MD MS FAAEM (United States)
Esmeralda I Session 309: Hyperbaric Medicine in the Emergency Department
  Moderator(s): Juliusz Jakubaszko, PhD (Poland), Davut J. Savaser, MD MPH FAAEM FACEP (United States)
  09:45-10:15 The Growing Role of Hyperbaric Oxygenation (HBO) in Emergency Medicine Clinics and Wound Treatment │ Juliusz Jakubaszko, PhD (Poland)
  10:15-10:45 Biological Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) │ Beatrice Ratzenhofer-Komenda, MD (Austria)
  10:45-11:15 Hyperbaric Medicine in the Emergency Department: A High-Pressure Environment │ Davut J. Savaser, MD MPH FAAEM FACEP (United States)
Opala I Session 310: Hospital Crowding and Patient Flow Innovations: Part II: Novel Solutions to Emergency Department Crowding: International Experience
  Moderator(s): Gabe D. Kelen, MD FRCP(C) FACEP FAAEM (United States)
  09:45-10:10 The Command Center: The Airport Traffic Control Model for Hospital Comprehensive Management of Patient Flow │ James Scheulen, MBA (United States)
  10:10-11:20 International Experience and Solutions: Panel │ Salvatore Di Somma, MD PhD (Italy), Eveline A. Hitti, MD MBA FAAEM (Lebanon), Robin Roop, MBBS MRCS FRCEM Cert (United Kingdom)
Aguamarinha Session 311: Pechu Kucha VIII: Tox Bazaar I (New Drugs of Abuse)
  Moderator(s): Kathryn T. Kopec, DO FAAEM (United States), William "Russ" Kerns II, MD FACMT (United States)
  09:45-09:55 Kratom │ Kathryn T. Kopec, DO FAAEM (United States)
  09:55-10:05 Constipated and Unconscious │ Badria Al Hatali, MD (Oman)
  10:05-10:15 Khat │ Christine Murphy, MD FAAEM (United States)
  10:15-10:25 Beyond Kratom │ Kathryn T. Kopec, DO FAAEM (United States)
  10:25-10:35 Synthetic Cannabinoids: THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) on Steroids! │ William "Russ" Kerns II, MD FACMT (United States)
  10:35-10:45 Synthetic Cathinones: Where are We Today? │ Christine Murphy, MD FAAEM (United States)
  10:45-10:55 Talk #7 │ Nicholas J. Batley, MD (Lebanon)
  10:55-11:05 Talk #8 │ Rachid Rahme, MB BS FRCS (Lebanon)
  11:05-11:15 Talk #9 │ Speaker TBA
Floriana II Session 315: Plenary
  Moderator(s): Gary M. Gaddis, MD PhD FAAEM (United States)
  11:25-12:00 Pain Relief, Patient Satisfaction and Addiction: Optimal Care despite Competing Concerns │ James Ducharme, MD (Canada)
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Floriana I Session 320: Oncologic Emergencies
  Moderator(s): Kumar Alagappan, MD FAAEM (United States)
  14:00-14:20 The Patient has Cancer - Now What? │ Marcelo Sandoval, MD FAAEM (United States)
  14:20-14:40 Neutorpenic Fever │ Monica K. Wattana, MD FAAEM (United States)
  14:40-15:00 Spinal Cord Compression │ Jayne M. Viets, MD (United States)
  15:00-15:20 Emergent Toxicities of Immunotherapy │ Patricia A. Brock, MD (United States)
Floriana III Session 321: Military Medicine I
  Moderator(s): David Bruner, MD FAAEM (United States)
  14:00-14:30 Regional Anesthesia: From the Battlefield to the Trauma Bay │ Matthew S. Berniard, MD FAAEM FAWM RDMS (United States)
  14:30-15:00 Fluid Resuscitation in Trauma and Prediction of Requirement for Massive Transfusion │ Jacqueline V. McLennan, FCEM MD (United Kingdom)
  15:00-15:30 Intranasal Drug Delivery in Austere and Combat Environments │ Michael J. Matteucci, MD FAAEM FAWM (United States)
Jade I & II Session 322: Difficult-to-Interpret Electrocardiograms (EKG's)
  Moderator(s):  Susan P. Torrey, MD FAAEM FACEP (United States), Ashley Deutsch, MD (United States)
  14:00-14:30 Respect Lead aVR - It Could Save Your Next Patient │ Vu Kiet Tran, MD MHSc MBA CHE (Canada)
  14:30-15:00 Left Bundle Branch Block (LBBB): Myths and Reality │ Susan P. Torrey, MD FAAEM FACEP (United States)
  15:00-15:30 A Busy Emergency Department Shift - Electrocardiograms (EKGs) You Must Recognize │ Ashley Deutsch, MD (United States)
Esmeralda I Session 323: Pecha Kucha IX – Tox Bazaar II
  Moderator(s): Jason Chu, MD FAAEM (United States)
  14:00-14:10 Toxic Metabolic Acidosis│ Jason Chu, MD FAAEM (United States)
  14:10-14:20 One Pill Killer │ Robert J. Hoffman, MD (United States)
  14:20-14:30 Herbicide Overdose - Paraquat and Diaquat │ S. Eliza Dunn Halcomb, MBBCh (United States)
  14:30-14:40 Is this Drug-Induced Non Convulsive Status? │ Taylor Harrison, MD (United States)
  14:40-14:50 Ethylene Glycol Toxicity │ Jeff Lapoint, DO FAAEM (United States)
  14:50-15:00 Methanol Toxicity │ Ashsish Bhalla, MD (India)
  15:00-15:10 Antidote Therapy for Toxic Alcohols │ Jason Chu, MD FAAEM (United States)
  15:10-15:20 Chasing the Dragon │ Amy Harrison, MD (United States)
  15:20-15:30 Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome │ Jeff Lapoint, DO FAAEM (United States)
Ametista Session 324: Oral Research Abstracts
  Moderator(s): TBA
  14:00-14:12 Increasing Rate of Self-harm with Age among Adolescents │ Kwang Yul Jung (Korea)
  14:12-14:24 Freestanding Emergency Departments Preferentially Locate in Areas with Higher Household Income │ Cedric Dark, MD MPH (United States)
  14:24-14:36 Talk #3 │ Speaker TBA
  14:36-14:48 A Comparative Study of Point-of-Care Urinalysis to that of the Central Laboratory in the ED │ Lisa Moreno-Walton, MD MS FACEP FAAEM (United States)
  14:48-15:00 Dyad to Triad: The Effect of Changes in the  Environment of Care Delivery on Practitioner Behavior │ J. Stephen Bohan, MD FAAEM (United States)
  15:00-15:12 Recovering Capacity – The Impact of Overnight Shifts on Resident Physician Productivity │Eric Hyder, MD (United States)
  15:12-15:24 The Effect of Signed-Out Emergency Department Patients on Resident Productivity │ Bryan Stenson, MD (United States)
Aguamarinha Session 325: Oral Research Abstracts
  Moderator(s): TBA
  14:00-14:12 Talk #1 │ Speaker TBA
  14:12-14:24 Intravenous Magnesium Sulfate in the Treatment of Acute Exacerbations of COPD │ Elham Pishbin, MD (Iran)
  14:24-14:36 Evaluation for Occult Sepsis Incorporating NIRS and Emergency Sonography (EOSINE) │ Hannah Hui En Ang, MBBS MMED (Singapore)
  14:36-14:48 Crude Mortality in Sepsis Presentation to a DGH in England │ Lauren Lang (United Kingdom)
  14:48-15:00 Implementation of a Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Screening Program in an Urban ED │ Erick Eiting, MD MPH MMM FAAEM (United States)
  15:00-15:12 Screening for Syphilis in Cases of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Infections │ Kumara Nibhanipudi, MD FAAEM (United States)
  15:12-15:24 Talk #7 │ Speaker TBA
Floriana I Session 326: Psychiatric and Behavioral Emergencies
  Moderator(s): Matthew C. DeLaney, MD FAAEM (United States), Vu Kiet Tran, MD MHSc MBA CHE (Canada), Leslie S. Zun, MD MBA FAAEM (United States)
  15:45-16:15 Suicide Risk Assessment │ Leslie S. Zun, MD MBA FAAEM (United States)
  16:15-16:45 Approach to the Acutely Agitated Patient │ Vu Kiet Tran, MD MHSc MBA CHE (Canada)
  16:45-17:15 One Drug to Rule Them All: Ketamine for Agitation in the Emergency Department │ Matthew C. DeLaney, MD FAAEM (United States)
Floriana III Session 327: Military Medicine II
  Moderator(s): Timothy A. Coakley, MD FAAEM FACEP (United States)
  15:45-16:15 Operational Controversies: Role of the Emergency Physician on Surgical Teams │ Robert E. Suter, DO MHA FAAEM (United States)
  16:15-16:45 The Myth of the Golden Hour │ David I. Bruner, MD FAAEM (United States)
  16:45-17:15 Recent Experiences in UK Military Support to Humanitarian Emergencies │ Simon T. Horne, FRCEM (United Kingdom)
Jade I & II Session 328: Acute Kidney Injury
  Moderator(s): Salvatore Di Somma, MD PhD (Italy), Carlos Aurelio Garcia Rosas, MD (Mexico)
  15:45-16:05 penKID: A Novel Kidney Dysfunction Marker │Peter Pickkers, MD PhD (The Netherlands)
  16:05-16:25 Pathogenesis of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and Markers of Cellular Injury │ Mina Hur, MD PhD (Korea)
  16:25-16:45 The Challenge of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI): The Related Prevalence, Mortality, Cost and Challenges in Acute Diseases │ Salvatore Di Somma, MD PhD (Italy)
  16:45-17:05 Urinary Tests for Prompt Diagnosis of Acute Kidney Injury - Advantages of Automated Platform Testing│ Fernando Chaves, MD (United States)
Esmeralda I Session 329: Pecha Kucha X – Tox Bazaar III
  Moderator(s): Suzanne R. White, MD MBA, (United States), Timothy Wiegand, MD (United States)
  15:45-15:55 Beat the Drug Screen in 6 Minutes │ Timothy Wiegand, MD (United States)
  15:55-16:05 Poisons at Home │ Robert J. Hoffman, MD (United States)
  16:05-16:15 2-4 D and Glyphosate │ S. Eliza Dunn Halcomb, MBBCh (United States)
  16:15-16:25 Chemical Warfare - Blister Agents │ Mohammed AlMalki, MD (Saudi Arabia)
  16:25-16:35 Chemical Warfare - Irritants │ Suzanne R. White, MD MBA (United States)
  16:35-16:45 Chemical Warfare - White Phosphorus │ Mohammed AlMalki, MD (Saudi Arabia)
  16:45-16:55 Chemical Warfare - Nerve Agents │ Ziad N. Kazzi, MD FAAEM FACMT FAACT (United States)
  16:55-17:05 "I Thought E-Cigarettes Were Safe!" │ Badria Al Hatali, MD (Oman)
  17:05-17:15 Searching for the Universal Antidote │ Michael J. Matteucci, MD FAAEM FAWM (United States)
Ametista Session 330: Oral Research Abstracts
  Moderator(s): TBA
  15:45-15:57 Grit, Trait Anxiety, and Perceived Stress in Emergency Physicians │ Thomas L. Knorr, Jr., MD (United States)
  15:57-16:09 Measures of Stress and Anxiety in Emergency Physicians │ Thomas L. Knorr, Jr., MD (United States)
  16:09-16:21 Accuracy of the Emergency Severity Index and Predictors of Under and Over Triage in Brazil │ Jeremiah S. Hinson, MD PhD (United States)
  16:21-16:33 Talk #4 │ Speaker TBA
  16:33-16:45 Talk #5 │ Speaker TBA
  16:45-16:57 Increasing Frequency of Tobacco Cessation Instructions to Discharged Patients│ Connie Strouse, MD (United States)
  16:57-17:09 Providers at Triage are Associated with a Reduction in the Left Without Being Seen Rate │ Robert E. O'Connor, MD MPH (United States)
Aguamarinha Session 331: Oral Research Abstracts
  Moderator(s): TBA
  15:45-15:57 Creation and Implementation of a Simulation-Based Curriculum for Emergency Medicine Residents │ Julie C. Rice, MD (United States)
  15:57-16:09 Experiential Learning for the Advanced Emergency Medicine Practitioner │ Julie C. Rice, MD (United States)
  16:09-16:21 Prognostic Value of Leuco-Glycemic Index in ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction │ Ines Chermiti, MD (Tunisia)
  16:21-16:33 Follow-Up of Syncope Patients Admitted to the Emergency Department │ Ines Chermiti, MD (Tunisia)
  16:33-16:45 Energy Drink Exposures Reported to Texas Poison Centers: Adverse Incidents in Relation to Sales │ Stephen W. Borron, MD MS FAAEM (United States)
  16:45-16:57 The Ambulatory Cardiology Unit: An Alternative Unscheduled Care Provider │ Jill Byrne (United Kingdom)
  16:57-17:09 A Method to Reduce False Positive ECGs in High School Athletes as Part of a Pre-Participation Exam │ Jack Perkins, MD FAAEM (United States)
Floriana II Session 335: Plenary
  Moderator(s): Salvatore Di Somma, MD PhD (Italy)
  17:25-18:00 Hit The Road Jack! What the High Sensitive Troponins and Accelerated Diagnostic Protocols Mean for Your Emergency Department │ W. Frank Peacock, MD FACEP, FACC (United States)

Times and faculty are subject to change.

Pre-congress courses offer the chance to take an in-depth and hands-on approach to the topic while maximize your interaction with the instructor. There is an additional fee for pre-congress courses in addition to the MEMC-GREAT registration fee. Add a pre-congress course when you register for the Congress!

Registration for pre-congress courses is limited. Courses are subject to cancellation in case of low enrollment. Attendees will be notified by 1 August 2017. If a course is cancelled, a transfer will be applied to an alternate course or a full refund for the pre-congress course will be provided.

 

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

08:00-15:45

Ultrasound - Beginner

08:30-16:30

Resuscitation and Critical Care - Two Day Course

 

Thursday, 7 September 2017

08:00-17:00              

Advanced ECG

08:00-17:00

Hospital Emergency Management of a Chemical or Radiological Incident

08:30-16:30

Resuscitation and Critical Care

08:00-12:30

Ultrasound - Advanced