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Scientific Program: Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14, 2003

Course #1 - Emergency Ultrasonography (two-day course)
Course Directors: Peter Thompson (UK) and
Michael Lambert (USA)

Saturday, September 13, 2 pm - 7 pm: Ultrasound Course and Workshop - Part 1
Sunday, September 14, 9 am - 2 pm: Ultrasound Course and Workshop - Part 2

Speakers/Instructors: Fikri Abi-Zidan, MD, FRCS (United Arab Emirates), Betty Chang, MD (USA), Manny Colon, MD (USA), Amir Darvish, MD (USA), Chris Fox, MD, RDMS (USA), Evan Leibner, MD (USA), Resa Lewiss, MD (USA), Vicki Noble, MD (USA), Greg Press, MD (USA), David Riley, MD (USA), Dayna Shawhan, RDMS (USA), Vivek Tayal (USA), Martha Villalba MD (USA), Gianni Zironi MD (Italy), Alex Zlidenny, MD (USA), Joseph Wood, MD, RDMS (USA)

Day #1 - Saturday, September 13
14:00 Introduction and Welcome - Peter Thompson, MD and Michael Lambert, MD, RDMS
14:30 Why Do Ultrasound in the Emergency Department - Joseph Wood, MD, RDMS
14:05 Physics and Knobology - Alex Zlidenny, MD
15:15 Echo in the ED - Vivek Tayal, MD
15:45 Vascular / New Uses in EM - Chris Fox, MD, RDMS
16.30 Hands-on Session All Faculty
Day #2 - Sunday, September 14
9:00 Ultrasound & Trauma - Fikri Abu-Zidan, MD, FRCS
9:45 Aortic Aneurysm Assessment - Gianni Zironi, MD
11:15 Case Studies in Emergency Sonography - Martha Villalba, MD
12:00 Hands-on Session All Faculty
2:00 Wrap-up All Faculty

Course #2 - Non-Invasive Ventilation Workshop (two-day course)

Course Director: Roberta Petrino (Italy)
Speakers: Giovanni Ferrari (Italy), Paolo Groff (Italy), & Dominique Vanpee (Belgium)

Saturday September 13, 2 pm - 7 pm: Non-Invasive Ventilation - Part 1
Sunday, September 14, 9 am - 2 pm: Non-Invasive Ventilation - Part 2

Saturday September 13
2:30 pm Welcome and address: Roberta Petrino
3:00 pm Pathophysiology of acute respiratory failure:
Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure - Paolo Groff
Hypercapneic Respiratory Failure - Giovanni Ferrari
3:45 pm Why we do perform NIV in the ED? Goals and limits of the treatment - Paolo Groff
4:15 pm Definitions: PEEP vs. C-PAP, PSV vs. BiPAP - Paolo Pelosi
4:30 pm PEEP & C-PAP: Mechanism of action, indications and contraindication - Giovanni Ferrari
5:00 pm Coffee break
5:20 pm Non Invasive Ventilation: PSV, Bi-PAP, Assist-Control: Mechanism of action, indications and contraindication - Dominique Vanpee
6:20 pm Monitoring during NIV - Roberta Petrino
6:50 pm Feedback and adjourn - Roberta Petrino
Sunday September 14
9:00 am Ventilators: what a ventilator MUST have, and what SHOULD have - Paolo Pelosi
9:20 am Setting the ventilator - Giovanni Ferrari
9:40 am Masks, Helmets and interfaces - Paolo Pelosi
10:10 am Coffee break
10:30 am

The students could be divided into 2 or 3, and will rotate for clinical case discussions and application of what they have learned.
In each group the instructors will present cases on

  • COPD Exacerbation with or without pneumonia - Dominique Vanpee
  • Pulmonary Edema with hypoxia or with hypoxia or with hypoxia and hypercapnia - Giovanni Ferrari
  • NPPV in acute respiratory failure beyond COPD and pulmonary edema: asthma, neuromuscular diseases, chest trauma... - Paolo Groff
1:00 pm Test (10-15 questions - multiple choices) and feedback
2:00 pm End of the course

Course #3 - Advanced Airway Management Workshop
Course Directors: Erik Barton (USA) and Volker Döerges (Germany)
Speakers/Instructors: Ansgar Brambrink (Germany), Andy Jagoda (USA), Rick Kulkarni (USA), Robert Luten (USA) and Valentin Madrid (Spain)

Two 2-hour options are available (both on Sunday, September 14)
Delegates can register for either: Option A: 10am-Noon or Option B: 1 pm-3 pm
Content and Instructors are exactly the same in either of the 2 options.

Course #4 - Pediatric Emergency Procedures Workshop
Course Directors: Ghazala Sharieff (Florida) and Yehezkel Waisman (Israel)
Speakers/Instructors: Roger Barkin (USA), Thomas Beattie (UK), Ramon Johnson (USA), Osama Kentab (Saudi Arabia), and Ken Kwon (USA)

Two 2-hour options are available (both on Sunday). Delegates can register for either one. Content and Instructors are exactly the same in either of the 2 options.

Sunday, September 14
Option A: 10 am - 12:30 pm or Option B: 1 pm - 3:30 pm

Pediatric procedures can be challenging and anxiety-provoking. This hands-on workshop covers some of the most important procedures in children - basic and advanced airway management, needle cricothyrotomy, intraosseous line placement, Seldinger technique chest tube placement, esophageal foreign body removal and a Pediatric Advanced Life Support update.

Course #5 - Disaster Medicine Workshop
Chemical Agents of Terrorism and Mass Destruction: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Sponsored by the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)

Sunday, September 14, 9 am-4 pm

Course Chairs: Paula A. Burgess, MD, MPH, FACEP - ATSDR and Prof. Michel Debacker, Chair, Executive Committee, EMDM

9:00 - 9:30 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Prof. Herman Delooz, President, EuSEM
  • Prof. Michel Debacker, Chair, Executive Committee, EMDM
  • Paula A. Burgess, MD, MPH
  • Michael Kosnett, MD, MPH, FACMT, President, ACMT
9:30 - 10:20 am Toxic Warfare: Looking Beyond Conventional Chemical Weapons - Paul Wax, MD, FACMT
10:20 - 11:10 am The Clinical Neuro-Toxicology of Chemical Terrorism - Lewis Nelson, MD, FACMT
11:10 - 11:30 am Break
11:30 am - 12:20 pm Toxic Gases in your Community - Edward Cetaruk, MD
12:20 - 1:00 pm The Truth about Cyanide - Robert Cox, MD
1:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 - 2:20 pm Food and Water as Vehicles for Chemical Terrorism - Thomas Martin, MD, FACMT
2:20 - 3:10 pm Terrorism by Fear and Uncertainty: Delayed Toxic Syndromes - Curtis Snook, MD, FACMT
3.10 - 3:45 pm The Psychological Impact of Mass Chemical Exposures - Mark Kirk, MD, FACMT
3.45 - 4:00 pm Questions and Wrap-Up

Course #6 - Emergency Nursing Seminar
Emergency Nursing and Specialized Training: International Issues and Role in Advancing Emergency Medicine
Seminar Chairs: Darlene Bradley, RN and David Eitel, MD (USA)
Speakers: Darlene Bradley, RN, David Eitel, MD (USA) and Gladys Mouro, RN (Lebanon)

Sunday, September 14, 10 am-2 pm

10:00 - 11:00 am

Emergency Nursing Training, and Certification - An Overview - Darlene Bradley, RN, California ENA President-Elect

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Emergency Nursing Challenges and Alternative Careers - Darlene Bradley (California) and Carerie Kazak (California)
12:00 - 1:00 pm Triage: Fixing The Front End - David Eitel (Pennsylvania)
1:00 - 2:00 pm Emergency Nursing Challenges in Times of Conflict and War - Gladys Mouro (Lebanon)