EM:RAP on Location

Embark on a thought-provoking experience with EM:RAP On Location, a live event featuring the expertise of Drs. Scott Kobner, Stuart Swadron, and Whitney Johnson.

During this intimate two-hour experience, attendees can expect to engage in compelling discussions about the landscape of modern emergency medicine. Navigate the intricate challenges of delivering top-tier care, explore the current state of the specialty, and debate the future directions of education and health care with clinicians across the entire range of their careers and practice environments.

This event promises a profound exploration at the intersection of innovation, humanism, realism, and critical health care discourse.

Monday, March 11

7 - 9 pm

Including a reception with the speakers


Meet the Speakers


Stuart Swadron, MD, FACEP

Dr. Swadron is a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Education at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of CorePendium, EM:RAP’s online EM reference.

A graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Swadron began his career in general medical practice in British Columbia. He is a former program director for the Los Angeles County-USC residency in emergency medicine. He also served as a Vice Chair in the Department of Emergency Medicine and as an Assistant Dean at the Keck School of Medicine. He has been recognized with the Master Teacher and Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Awards at USC, and as Program Director of the Year by the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.



Whitney Johnson, MD

Dr. Johnson currently works clinically at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in San Diego, CA. She is involved in medical education as part of the faculty for EM:RAP, with ongoing roles in curricular development, conferences, DEI, and international lectures. She is the first Deputy Editor-in-Chief and former Associate Editor for CorePendium, EM:RAP’s online emergency medicine textbook, and is the recipient of the 2022 Top Editors Award.

Dr. Johnson completed her emergency medicine residency at University of California, San Francisco-Fresno, followed by a medical editing fellowship with EM:RAP at the University of Southern California-LA County Emergency Medicine program. Her career interests and endeavors are quite diverse, including but not limited to curricular development, medical writing and editing, projects in DEI curricular development for graduate medical education, resuscitation medicine, and ringside medicine. Outside of the emergency department she volunteers as a ringside physician for USA amateur boxing as well as MMA.

Dr. Johnson chose Emergency Medicine because of the acuity, the unpredictability, and her belief that it is the all-encompassing specialty — “anyone, any place, any time.” Being a physician has been an especially meaningful and humbling experience to her because she enjoys being amidst a community of physicians with diverse medical interests, dynamic skills, and strong work ethic, as well as having the opportunity to work with an equally diverse patient population.

Prior to medical school, Dr. Johnson established leadership skills as a lifelong athlete, including being an NCAA collegiate student-athlete and captain of a 5-time championship Track & Field team. She now hopes to use those skills to develop a foundation and assume a leadership role in promoting and improving health equity, diversity, and inclusion within the medical field.


Scott Kobner, MD

Dr. Kobner is a board certified emergency physician and the Chief Executive Officer of EM:RAP. He completed his emergency medicine residency and medical education fellowship at the Los Angeles General Medical Center (formerly LAC+USC) and is a graduate of the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Kobner is internationally recognized as a leading educator in emergency medicine.

As CEO of EM:RAP, Dr. Kobner believes that great education makes great clinicians, and great clinicians take great care of patients. Over the last decade, he has focused on innovating audio-visual and digital technologies to reach the expansive audience of emergency physicians around the world. His longtime interest in narrative medicine and medical photojournalism informs his vision for education that integrates humanism in science with storytelling.

Dr. Kobner currently practices at a critical access hospital in California, which deeply inspires his work.

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