Las Vegas, NV
August 4-8, 2014
A Crash Course in Emergency Medicine Essentials


EM Academy - Essentials features top names in emergency medicine sharing real-life tips and tools for getting through a busy shift in the emergency department.

Faculty Subject to Change. Check back for a current list of speakers.


Abrahamian Fredrick M. Abrahamian, DO, FACEP, FIDSA
Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California; Director of Education, Department of Emergency Medicine, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, California
Asimos Andrew W. Asimos, MD, FACEP
Director of Emergency Stroke Care, Department of Emergency Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina; Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Carolinas Healthcare System, Charlotte, North Carolina
Benko Kip R. Benko, MD, FACEP
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Attending Physician, UPMC-Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Borg Keith T. Borg, MD, PhD, FACEP
Division Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
Bresler Michael J. Bresler, MD, FACEP
Clinical Professor, Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California; Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California; Attending Physician
Colwell Christopher B. Colwell, MD, FACEP
Director of Service, Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center;  Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado
Gausche-Hill Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, FACEP, FAAP
Professor of Clinical Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Vice Chair and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Director Pediatric Emergency Medicine and EMS Fellowships Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, Torrance, California.
Harrison Dean T. Harrison, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA
Director of Mid-Level Practitioners; Assistant Medical Director -Clinical Evaluation Unit, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center
Kaide Colin G. Kaide, MD, FACEP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Board-Certified Specialist in Hyperbaric Medicine; Specialist in Wound Care, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio
Kaplan Jay A. Kaplan, MD, FACEP
Director, Service and Operational Excellence, CEP America, Emeryville, California; Member, Board of Directors, American College of Emergency Physicians; Immediate Past Chair, Emergency Medicine Foundation
TKelly Thomas "TK" Kelly, MD
Associate Residency Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine; Board Member, Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants; Board of Directors, Arizona College of Emergency Physicians; Medical Director, Eagle Air Med; Vice Director, EMS Fellowship, Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ; Co-Course Director, Phase I, APP Academy
  Jason R. Knight, MD
Fellow Physician, Emergency Ultrasound, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California
D Morrison Darrel Morrison, RN, FNP-BC, CEN
System Director, Advanced Practice Providers, Parkland/Baylor/John Peter Smith Division, EmCare, Inc., Dallas, Texas
Ossmann Eric W. Ossmann, MD, FACEP
Director, Prehospital & Disaster Medicine, Vice-Chief and Associate Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, Duke University Health System, Durham, North Carolina

Steven A. Pace, MD, FACEP
President, Tacoma Emergency Care Physicians, Tacoma, WA


John C. Perkins, Jr., MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital

 Perron Andrew D. Perron, MD, FACEP
Professor and Residency Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine
 Raines2 Gregory P. Raines, PA-C
Adjunct Faculty, Franklin Pierce University Physician Assistant Program, Lebanon, NH; Immediate Past President of the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants (SEMPA); Co-Course Director, Phase I, APP Academy
Rogers Robert L. Rogers, MD, FACEP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medicine Director, Undergraduate Medical Education Director, Medical Education and Teaching Fellowship, Department of Emergency Medicine, The University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Sherman Scott C. Sherman, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Rush Medical College; Assistant Program Director, Cook County Emergency Medicine Residency, Chicago, Illinois
Shlamovitz Gil Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP
Director of Medical Informatics, Section of Emergency Medicine; Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas; Attending Physician, Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston, Texas
Slovis Corey M. Slovis, MD, FACEP
Professor, Emergency Medicine and Medicine; Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee; Medical Director, Metro Nashville Fire Department and Nashville International Airport
Strehlow Matthew Strehlow, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine; Director, Clinical Decision Unit; Co-Director, Stanford EM International, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 
J Stankus Jennifer L'Hommedieu Stankus, MD, JD
Attending emergency physician, Group Health Physicians; Medical-Legal Consultant to the US Attorney's Office; medical-legal consultant/attorney licensed in Washington D.C., Colorado, and Washington State; Medical Protective (MedPro) Emergency Medicine Advisory Board Member; Chair, ACEP Medical Legal Committee; former medical malpractice defense attorney for the US Army JAG Corps
Swadron Stuart P. Swadron, MD, FRCP(C), FACEP
Vice-Chair for Education, Department of Emergency Medicine, Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center; Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Tomaszewski Christian A. Tomaszewski, MD, MBA, FACEP, FACMT, FIFEM
Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Medical Diretor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California San Diego Health System, San Diego, California
Traub Stephen J. Traub, MD, FACEP
Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona; Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
 Vissers Robert J. Vissers, MD, FACEP, FRCPC
Chief, Emergency Medicine and Quality Director, Legacy Emanuel Hospital, Portland, Oregon; Adjunct Associate Professor, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon
 Wills Charlotte Page Wills, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine, Alameda Health System – Highland Hospital, Oakland, CA; Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA