innovatED Activity Schedule

mHealth Toolbox

innovatED, mHealth Toolbox Area
Interested in exploring health tech innovation? Join an interactive workshop designed for healthcare providers to improve your effectiveness and efficiency. Organized by clinicians and healthcare industry experts, this workshop allows participants to test top med-tech innovations from around the world, and brainstorm novel applications for each through real-world case studies.

Pre-registration is required for the 90-minute workshops. Open to all when workshops are not in session.

Register Here

Sponsored by mHealth Toolbox.

Innovation Spotlight

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Hear rapid-fire presentations from game-changer experts at the Innovation Spotlight sessions. Their innovative developments could impact your practice in emergency medicine!

Steelcase Health Idea Lounge

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Share ideas and network with your peers in a relaxed environment. Experience presentations and interactive discussions that generate idea exchange and solve challenges among your peers on hot topics, such as physician wellness and resilience and best practices in mental health care in the ED. See innovative ED Design elements that foster physician wellness in the emergency department. Attendees may enter a drawing for an Echo Dot at the end of each scheduled session – must be present to win.

This new feature is sponsored by Steelcase Health.

Palliative and Geriatric Care

innovatED, Palliative and Geriatric Care Area
Learn clinical pearls about palliative and geriatric patient groups and strategies for changing your ED to better care for them. Participate in case discussions that introduce innovative palliative and geriatric concepts and models. Discussions will be led by the ACEP Palliative Medicine Section members and members of the Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative (GEDC).

This expanded feature is sponsored by VITAS Healthcare, John A. Hartford Foundation and West Health Institute.

Presenters include:

ACEP Palliative Medicine Section Members:

  • Kate Aberger, MD, FACEP
  • Elizabeth Clayborne, MD, MA
  • Tara Coles, MD, FACEP
  • Eric Isaacs, MD, FACEP
  • Marynell Jelinek, MD, FACEP
  • Karen Jubanyik, MD
  • True McMahan, MD
  • Claritza Rios, MD
  • Thomas Striegel, DO, FACEP
  • David Wang, MD

Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative Members:

  • Kevin Biese, MD, MAT, FACEP
  • Chris Carpenter, MD, MSc, FACEP, FAAEM, AGSF
  • Tess Hogan, MD
  • Ula Hwang, MD, MPH, FACEP
  • Michael Malone, MD
  • Don Melady, MSc(Ed), MD, CCFP(EM)
  • Adam Perry, MD

Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies

innovatED, Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies Area
Resembling a hospital-based emergency psychiatry stabilization unit, the Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies area will demonstrate safe stabilization techniques for patients presenting with a psychiatric emergency, as well as, how to make treatment plans and highlight other best practices. Through these interactive demonstrations and discussions, innovatED participants will be get a better understanding of the appropriate techniques and treatment plans for patients experiencing psychiatric emergencies. This area will be led by physician experts serving on the ACEP Coalition on Psychiatric Emergencies (CPE).

This new feature is sponsored by the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility and Advanced Recovery Systems.

Virtual & Augmented Reality Demonstrations

innovatED, in the Virtual & Augmented Reality Companies’ Areas
Are you curious about how Virtual and Augmented Reality technology works? Virtual Reality (VR) is a computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using special electronic equipment, such as a helmet with a screen inside or gloves fitted with sensors. Augmented Reality (AR) is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are "augmented" by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. How could this technology be applied to clinical training? Discover state-of-the-art Virtual and Augmented Reality technology to take your clinicians’ training and education to the next level. Experience the latest in VR and AR training led by the MedStar Simulation Training and Education Lab (SiTEL) and other leading VR/AR companies.

These demonstrations will be conducted on demand throughout the innovatED hours.

  • BioDigital, Inc.
    Microsoft Hololens: This workshop will showcase how Microsoft Hololens, paired with BioDigital's world-class anatomy content, will be impacting sales training and clinical education in the very near future. We focus on the point-of care and will examine how this can benefit emergency room departments across the country.
    Google Cardboard: This workshop will showcase Google's VR tool, Google Cardboard. This entry-level device has become ubiquitous in the industry. We will show how BioDigital's anatomy and disease condition content can be easily adopted to improve experiences in the emergency room.
  • BreakAway Games
    Browser-based Game Demonstration: Designed to recreate the difficult decision making under stress that occurs in real emergency rooms. The player must diagnose, stabilize, and make discharge decisions for a multiple simultaneous realistic patient simulations under time pressure. While making critical care decisions, the player must also deal with different minor events designed to increase their stress and better simulate the distracting and hectic environment of an emergency room.
  • MedStar Health, SiTEL
    Clinical Training in a Mixed Reality Environment: Mixing VR and a physical mannequin wired into the simulation. Attendees will experience a heart attack case in VR, where they can apply CPR or a defibrillator to save the patient. The simulation is a multiplayer experience designed for two people to work together on a mannequin.
    Misc Desktop & iPad Training Applications: A mix of desktop clinical training applications (both in runtime 3D and flat) demonstrating a spectrum of digital training approaches. Various applications intended to keep any line waiting to experience VR busy and show an evolution of clinical training development. The applications are intended to take up a shallow amount of a space along the 10x30 side of the VR stations.
  • Raindrop
    Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality Trauma Simulations: Attendees will wear VR/MR headsets to simulate trauma surgery or military triage simulation. What the attendee sees in the headset will be displayed on a screen for others to view.
  • Virtual Education Systems LLC
    Virtual Reality Experience: Interactive, fully immersive, real life Virtual Reality environment where attendees can practice patient cases, and make mistakes without harming a real person.

incubatED Pitch Events

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While you're exploring the latest innovations in emergency medicine, make sure you don't miss the incubatED Pitch Event in partnership with angelMD. Startups from around the country are converging on Washington for a chance to pitch their ideas to a panel of healthcare and technology professionals. Grab your seat at the Spotlight Stage to hear from innovators who are changing the future of emergency medicine.

Innovation Playground

Challenge yourself!
Participate in vendors’ clinical hands-on challenges with their products in the Innovation Playground. By participating, you may be eligible to win a gift card.

Sunday, October 29

In with the Old: Innovations in Palliative and Geriatric ED Care

Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative (GEDC)

Time: 9:45 am - 10:15 am
Location: Palliative and Geriatric Care Area

Presented by Members of the ACEP Palliative Medicine Section and the Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative (GEDC)
Learn clinical pearls about palliative and geriatric patient groups and strategies for changing your ED to better care for them. Participate in case discussions that introduce innovative palliative and geriatric concepts and models.

Sponsored by VITAS Healthcare, John A. Hartford Foundation and West Health Institute

Demonstration of Hand-held Butterfly iQ™ Ultrasound: Imaging with a Single Wideband Transducer Connected to Your iPhone

Time: 10:00 am-10:06 am
Location: Innovation Spotlight Theater

Presented by Rick Mendez, Clinical Development Lead, Butterfly Network, Inc.
Butterfly Network® introduces the Butterfly iQ™ for iPhone, the world’s first personal ultrasound system. The Butterfly iQ supports cardiac, abdominal and superficial imaging with a single wideband transducer connected to your iPhone. Butterfly Network’s Ultrasound-on-a-Chip™ technology delivers unparalleled diagnostic versatility at a price any clinician can afford. Your visual stethoscope has arrived. The Butterfly iQ is currently undergoing premarket review by the FDA.

Sponsored by Butterfly Network, Inc.

mHealth Toolbox Workshop

Time: 10:00 am-11:30 am
Location: mHealth Toolbox Workshop Area

Interested in exploring health tech innovation?
Join an interactive workshop designed for healthcare providers to improve your effectiveness and efficiency. Organized by clinicians and healthcare industry experts, this workshop allows participants to test top med-tech innovations from around the world, and brainstorm novel applications for each through real-world case studies. Pre-registration is required for the 90-minute workshops.

Register Here

Open to all when workshops are not in session.

Sponsored by mHealth Toolbox

Creating, Implementing and Sustaining an Atrial Fibrillation Protocol in the Emergency Department

10:15 am - 10:21 am
Location: Innovation Spotlight Theater

Presented by Christopher Baugh, MD, MBA, FACEP, Medical Director of Emergency Department, Operations and Observation Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Baugh presents consensus recommendations from a national expert panel around best practice recommendations for how emergency medicine champions can develop, implement and sustain an outpatient atrial fibrillation protocol. Learn how to leverage an observation unit, follow evidence-based guidelines for anticoagulation and reduce avoidable hospitalizations.

Interactive Discussion: Verbal De-Escalation and Calming Techniques in the Management of Agitation

Time: 10:15 am - 10:45 am
Location: Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies Area

Presented by Scott Zeller, MD, Vice-President, Acute Psychiatric Medicine, CEP America; Asst. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, Riverside
Resembling a hospital-based emergency psychiatry stabilization unit, the Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies area will demonstrate safe stabilization techniques for patients presenting with a psychiatric emergency, as well as, how to make treatment plans and highlight other best practices. Through these interactive demonstrations and discussions, innovatED participants will be get a better understanding of the appropriate techniques and treatment plans for patients experiencing psychiatric emergencies. This area will be led by physician experts serving on the ACEP Coalition on Psychiatric Emergencies (CPE).

Sponsored by Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility and Advanced Recovery Systems

Hemodynamic Insights in the ED: A Noninvasive Solution

Time: 10:30 am-10:36 am
Location: Innovation Spotlight Theater

Presented by Dr. James F. Neuenschwander II, MD
The ClearSight system is a simple noninvasive technology that provides continuous real-time advanced hemodynamic information for critically ill patients. Continuous access to advanced hemodynamic parameters offers immediate insight into patient physiologic status, giving you the clarity to make more informed volume administration decisions.

Sponsored by Edwards Lifesciences

Demonstration of Hand-held Butterfly iQ™ Ultrasound: Imaging with a Single Wideband Transducer Connected to Your iPhone

Time: 10:45 am-10:51 am
Location: Innovation Spotlight Theater

Presented by Rick Mendez, Clinical Development Lead, Butterfly Network, Inc.
Butterfly Network® introduces the Butterfly iQ™ for iPhone, the world’s first personal ultrasound system. The Butterfly iQ supports cardiac, abdominal and superficial imaging with a single wideband transducer connected to your iPhone. Butterfly Network’s Ultrasound-on-a-Chip™ technology delivers unparalleled diagnostic versatility at a price any clinician can afford. Your visual stethoscope has arrived. The Butterfly iQ is currently undergoing premarket review by the FDA.

Sponsored by Butterfly Network, Inc.

Back to Basics: A SMARTer Psych Assessment for Your Community

Time: 10:45 am - 11:15 am
Location: Steelcase Health Idea Lounge

Presented by Seth Thomas, MD, FACEP, Director of Quality & performance, CEP America
Medical clearance “panels” for psychiatric patients have all but replaced tailored diagnostic testing guided by thorough histories, detailed physical exams and sound medical decision making. Not only has this indiscriminate approach driven up costs and created unnecessary delays but it has failed the patient and in some instances, driven a wedge of distrust between psychiatric hospitals and emergency departments in our communities. But there’a a SMARTer, more innovative approach… Relying on the basic history and physical exam, we’re bringing back evidence-based diagnostic assessment tools that reduce unnecessary testing and costs, improve throughput, eliminate treatment of false positives and in the process, allow you to bring your medical community together for the good of the patient. Join us in exploring how you can re-establish a standard of care in your community that you’ll be proud of!

“The Hospital Visit”

Time: 11:00 am - 11:10 am
Location: Innovation Spotlight Theater

This short film models inpatient and outpatient approaches to the treatment of Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infection (ABSSSI). In this movie, you will meet Jennifer Brown, a single mother of two children, and observe her experience with real-world struggles as she faces treatment decisions for her skin infection.

Sponsored by Allergan

Interactive Discussion: Public Safety Unit = Sobering Unit, A Pre-Hospital Diversion Program

11:00 am - 11:15 am
Location: Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies Area

Presented by David A. Hnatow, MD, FACEP, Emergency Medicine Physician, GSEP; Medical Director, Public Safety Unit, Restoration Center, Center for Health Care Services
Resembling a hospital-based emergency psychiatry stabilization unit, the Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies area will demonstrate safe stabilization techniques for patients presenting with a psychiatric emergency, as well as, how to make treatment plans and highlight other best practices. Through these interactive demonstrations and discussions, innovatED participants will be get a better understanding of the appropriate techniques and treatment plans for patients experiencing psychiatric emergencies. This area will be led by physician experts serving on the ACEP Coalition on Psychiatric Emergencies (CPE).

Sponsored by Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility and Advanced Recovery Systems

How technology can improve timely and seamless care transitions to Hospice in your ED

Time: 11:15 am - 11:21 am
Location: Innovation Spotlight Theater

Presented by Eric Shaban, MD, Regional Medical Director, VITAS Healthcare
Discussion on use of IT interoperability solutions for hospice-eligible patients to ease the referral process and improve response times and patient disposition in the busy ED environment: point-of-service electronic hospice team evaluations, orders, and consents. These can help facilitate improved ED throughput measures, decrease patient boarding, and prevent hospitalization in the complex frail patient population with a prognosis of six months or less.

Sponsored by VITAS Healthcare

Simulation: Verbal De-Escalation and Calming Techniques in the Management of Agitation

Time: 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies Area

Presented by Scott Zeller, MD, Vice-President, Acute Psychiatric Medicine, CEP America; Asst. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, Riverside; and Maria Marglioni
Resembling a hospital-based emergency psychiatry stabilization unit, the Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies area will demonstrate safe stabilization techniques for patients presenting with a psychiatric emergency, as well as, how to make treatment plans and highlight other best practices. Through these interactive demonstrations and discussions, innovatED participants will be get a better understanding of the appropriate techniques and treatment plans for patients experiencing psychiatric emergencies. This area will be led by physician experts serving on the ACEP Coalition on Psychiatric Emergencies (CPE).

Sponsored by Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility and Advanced Recovery Systems

Buprenorphine in the ED: Know this Drug!

Time: 2:45 pm - 2:51 pm
Location: Innovation Spotlight Theater

Presented by Eric Ketcham, MD, MBA, FACEP, FACHE, Past President, New Mexico Chapter, ACEP, Member of ACEP Pain Management Section
Take the headache out of managing acute opioid withdrawal – use sublingual buprenorphine to manage opioid withdrawal easily and efficiently. Help opioid dependent patients on the path to recovery – learn to use buprenorphine to bridge opioid dependent patients to addiction treatment. No X-license required!

Utility of the Computerized Assessment and Referral System (CARS) Screener for Mental Health Evaluations in the Emergency Setting

Time: 3:00 pm - 3:06 pm
Location: Innovation Spotlight Theater

Presented by Michael Wilson, MD, PhD, FAAEM, FACEP, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine; Director, Department of Emergency Medicine Behavioral Emergencies Research (DEMBER) Lab, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
The Computerized Assessment and Referral System (CARS) is a revolutionary new instrument, developed by Cambridge Health Alliance with support from Responsibility.org. The tool is currently being tested for feasibility in the ED through a directed grant from EMF. Join us for a demo of this free, open source software application that screens and assesses individuals for co-occurring disorders and matches them with services based on treatment needs. Hear directly from EMF grantee Dr. Mike Wilson about his research to determine how emergency physicians can utilize this mental health screener in their EDs.

In with the Old: Innovations in Palliative and Geriatric ED Care

Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative (GEDC)

Time: 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Palliative and Geriatric Care Area

Presented by Members of the ACEP Palliative Medicine Section and the Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative (GEDC)
Learn clinical pearls about palliative and geriatric patient groups and strategies for changing your ED to better care for them. Participate in case discussions that introduce innovative palliative and geriatric concepts and models.

Sponsored by VITAS Healthcare, John A. Hartford Foundation and West Health Institute

Creating, Implementing and Sustaining an Atrial Fibrillation Protocol in the Emergency Department

Time: 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Steelcase Health Idea Lounge

Presented by Christopher Baugh, MD, MBA, FACEP, Medical Director of Emergency Department, Operations and Observation Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Baugh presents consensus recommendations from a national expert panel around best practice recommendations for how emergency medicine champions can develop, implement and sustain an outpatient atrial fibrillation protocol. Learn how to leverage an observation unit, follow evidence-based guidelines for anticoagulation and reduce avoidable hospitalizations.

NarxCare: Analytics & Insights to Address Substance Use Disorder

Time: 3:15 pm - 3:21 pm
Location: Innovation Spotlight Theater

Presented by Jim Huizenga, M.D., Chief Clinical Officer, Appriss Health
Dr. Baugh presents consensus recommendations from a national expert panel around best practice recommendations for how emergency medicine champions can develop, implement and sustain an outpatient atrial fibrillation protocol. Learn how to leverage an observation unit, follow evidence-based guidelines for anticoagulation and reduce avoidable hospitalizations.

Sponsored by Appriss Health

Monday, October 30

Interactive Discussion: Improving Patient-Centric Outcomes with Psychiatric Advance Directives

Time: 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies Area

Presented by Phyllis Foxworth, Advocacy Vice President, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Resembling a hospital-based emergency psychiatry stabilization unit, the Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies area will demonstrate safe stabilization techniques for patients presenting with a psychiatric emergency, as well as, how to make treatment plans and highlight other best practices. Through these interactive demonstrations and discussions, innovatED participants will be get a better understanding of the appropriate techniques and treatment plans for patients experiencing psychiatric emergencies. This area will be led by physician experts serving on the ACEP Coalition on Psychiatric Emergencies (CPE).

Sponsored by Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility and Advanced Recovery Systems

mHealth Toolbox Workshop

Time: 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Location: mHealth Toolbox Workshop Area

Interested in exploring health tech innovation?
Join an interactive workshop designed for healthcare providers to improve your effectiveness and efficiency. Organized by clinicians and healthcare industry experts, this workshop allows participants to test top med-tech innovations from around the world, and brainstorm novel applications for each through real-world case studies. Pre-registration is required for the 90-minute workshops.

Register Here

Open to all when workshops are not in session.

Sponsored by mHealth Toolbox

“The Hospital Visit”

Time: 11:15 am - 11:25 am
Location: Innovation Spotlight Theater

This short film models inpatient and outpatient approaches to the treatment of Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infection (ABSSSI). In this movie, you will meet Jennifer Brown, a single mother of two children, and observe her experience with real-world struggles as she faces treatment decisions for her skin infection.

Sponsored by Allergan

Creating, Implementing and Sustaining an Atrial Fibrillation Protocol in the Emergency Department

Time: 11:30 am - 11:36 am
Location: Innovation Spotlight Theater

Presented by Christopher Baugh, MD, MBA, FACEP, Medical Director of Emergency Department, Operations and Observation Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Baugh presents consensus recommendations from a national expert panel around best practice recommendations for how emergency medicine champions can develop, implement and sustain an outpatient atrial fibrillation protocol. Learn how to leverage an observation unit, follow evidence-based guidelines for anticoagulation and reduce avoidable hospitalizations.

Relationship Between Workplace Factors and Emergency Physician Well-being

Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Steelcase Health Idea Lounge

Presented by Jay Kaplan, MD, FACEP, Immediate Past President, ACEP
Think about your next shift in the emergency department – do you have a sense of excitement and anticipation? Or a feeling of anxiety and dread? Are you experiencing joy in your work, or feeling burned out? Join a lively discussion on the relationship between workplace factors and emergency physician well-being and patient outcomes. Contribute your thoughts to the interactive conversation by answering a series of ‘How Might We’ questions, led by ACEP’s past president Dr. Jay Kaplan!

Sponsored by Steelcase Health

Low Acuity Patient Pod

Time: 11:45 am - 11:51 am
Location: Innovation Spotlight Theater

Presented by Dave Vincent, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP, Principal and Senior Vice President
With EDs becoming larger and space constrained, optimal space utilization is paramount the success of ED operations. With current available technology and proper design, we can provide more efficient accommodations for "vertical" or "chair-centric" patients.

  • Fast track
  • Results/inner waiting
  • Discharge waiting
  • Holding

We recommend the allowance of a modular 5’-6” X 7’- 6” area for the creation of a high-tech patient pod that will address patient safety, privacy, and satisfaction.

Sponsored by HKS, Inc.

In with the Old: Innovations in Palliative and Geriatric ED Care

Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative (GEDC)

Time: 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Location: Palliative and Geriatric Care Area

Presented by Members of the ACEP Palliative Medicine Section and the Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative (GEDC)
Learn clinical pearls about palliative and geriatric patient groups and strategies for changing your ED to better care for them. Participate in case discussions that introduce innovative palliative and geriatric concepts and models.

Sponsored by VITAS Healthcare, John A. Hartford Foundation and West Health Institute

Interactive Discussion: The Utility of the Computerized Assessment and Referral System (CARS) Screener for Mental Health Evaluations in the Emergency Setting

Time: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Location: Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies Area

Presented by Michael Wilson, MD, PhD, FAAEM, FACEP, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine; Director, Department of Emergency Medicine Behavioral Emergencies Research (DEMBER) Lab; University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
Resembling a hospital-based emergency psychiatry stabilization unit, you can learn safe stabilization techniques for patients with a psychiatric emergency, how to make treatment plans and other best practices. This area will be led by physician experts serving on the ACEP Coalition on Psychiatric Emergencies (CPE).

Sponsored by Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility and Advanced Recovery Systems

Medical Device Pitch Event, featuring 4 incubatED participants

Time: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Location: Innovation Spotlight Theater

  • Adroit Surgical
  • Forest Devices
  • InnoVital Systems
  • Multisensor Diagnostics

View the ACEP incubatED page

Interactive Discussion: Public Safety Unit = Sobering Unit, A Pre-Hospital Diversion Program

Time: 12:30 pm - 12:45 pm
Location: Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies Area

Presented by David A. Hnatow, MD, FACEP, Emergency Medicine Physician, GSEP; Medical Director, Public Safety Unit, Restoration Center, Center for Health Care Services
Resembling a hospital-based emergency psychiatry stabilization unit, the Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies area will demonstrate safe stabilization techniques for patients presenting with a psychiatric emergency, as well as, how to make treatment plans and highlight other best practices. Through these interactive demonstrations and discussions, innovatED participants will be get a better understanding of the appropriate techniques and treatment plans for patients experiencing psychiatric emergencies. This area will be led by physician experts serving on the ACEP Coalition on Psychiatric Emergencies (CPE).

Sponsored by Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility and Advanced Recovery Systems

In with the Old: Innovations in Palliative and Geriatric ED Care

Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative (GEDC)

Time: 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Palliative and Geriatric Care Area

Presented by Members of the ACEP Palliative Medicine Section and the Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative (GEDC)
Learn clinical pearls about palliative and geriatric patient groups and strategies for changing your ED to better care for them. Participate in case discussions that introduce innovative palliative and geriatric concepts and models.

Sponsored by VITAS Healthcare, John A. Hartford Foundation and West Health Institute

Help When You Least Expect It: Peer Support in the ED

Time: 2:45 pm - 2:51 pm
Location: Innovation Spotlight Theater

Presented By: Thomas Lane, CRPS, Senior Director, Community and Recovery Services, Magellan Healthcare
Peer support for people living with psychiatric conditions is an evidence-based practice. These paraprofessionals are a subset of community health workers. These supports, provided by people with their own lived experience of psychiatric crisis, are rapidly expanding beyond behavioral health settings into medical settings. This includes emergency departments. This fast-paced session will provide a snapshot of innovative deployment of trained and certified peer support specialists in ED settings.

Low Acuity Patient Pod

Time: 3:00 pm - 3:06 pm
Location: Innovation Spotlight Theater

Presented By: Dave Vincent, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP, Principal and Senior Vice President
With EDs becoming larger and space constrained, optimal space utilization is paramount the success of ED operations. With current available technology and proper design, we can provide more efficient accommodations for "vertical" or "chair-centric" patients.

  • Fast track
  • Results/inner waiting
  • Discharge waiting
  • Holding

We recommend the allowance of a modular 5’-6” X 7’- 6” area for the creation of a high-tech patient pod that will address patient safety, privacy, and satisfaction.

Sponsored by HKS, Inc.

Simulation: Pharmacologic Management of Agitation

Time: 3:00 pm -3:30 pm
Location: Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies Area

Presented by Mityanand Ramnarine, MD, FACEP, Associate Chair, Emergency Department; Assistant Professor, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine; Kate B. O’Neill, RN, MSN, Director of Clinical Operations, Emergency Medicine Service Line, Northwell Health; and Maria Margaglione, Actress, Coalition on Psychiatric Emergencies; Web & Visual Communications Director, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Resembling a hospital-based emergency psychiatry stabilization unit, you can learn safe stabilization techniques for patients with a psychiatric emergency, how to make treatment plans and other best practices. This area will be led by physician experts serving on the ACEP Coalition on Psychiatric Emergencies (CPE).

Sponsored by Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility and Advanced Recovery Systems

Are you ready? Transitions of Care in the Emergency Department & Future Measurement Reporting

Time: 3:00 pm - 3:30pm
Location: Steelcase Health Idea Lounge

Presented by Susan Pasley, MS, BSN, RN, Clinical Product Executive
We practice in the age of healthcare measurement, but publicly reported emergency department quality metrics have been relegated to a limited number of specific conditions and time stamps. To drive innovation and improvement in the space, it is time to tackle the hard questions with new quality measurement; and, transitions of care is the perfect place to start. Join us as we highlight the recently published National Quality Forum’s transitions of care quality measurement framework and how innovative technology solutions like Bravado Health’s Clara can address proposed measures, streamline clinical workflows and improve the patient experience.

Sponsored by Bravado Health

NarxCare: Analytics & Insights to Address Substance Use Disorder

Time: 3:15 pm - 3:21 pm
Location:Innovation Spotlight Theater

Presented by Jim Huizenga, M.D., Chief Clinical Officer, Appriss Health
NarxCare empowers prescribers to identify patients at risk for prescription drug addiction, overdose and death, and equips clinicians with the tools and technology needed to help those patients. NarxCare extends beyond information to provide tools and resources to enable care teams to support patient needs and ensure better patient outcomes.

Sponsored by Appriss Health

Tuesday, October 31

In with the Old: Innovations in Palliative and Geriatric ED Care

Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative (GEDC)

Time: 11:00 am – 11:30 pm
Location: Palliative and Geriatric Care Area

Presented by Members of the ACEP Palliative Medicine Section and the Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative (GEDC)
Learn clinical pearls about palliative and geriatric patient groups and strategies for changing your ED to better care for them. Participate in case discussions that introduce innovative palliative and geriatric concepts and models.

Sponsored by VITAS Healthcare, John A. Hartford Foundation and West Health Institute

mHealth Toolbox Workshop

Time: 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Location: mHealth Toolbox Workshop Area

Interested in exploring health tech innovation?
Join an interactive workshop designed for healthcare providers to improve your effectiveness and efficiency. Organized by clinicians and healthcare industry experts, this workshop allows participants to test top med-tech innovations from around the world, and brainstorm novel applications for each through real-world case studies. Pre-registration is required for the 90-minute workshops.

Register Here

Open to all when workshops are not in session.

Sponsored by mHealth Toolbox

“The Hospital Visit”

Time: 11:15 am - 11:25 am
Location: Innovation Spotlight Theater

This short film models inpatient and outpatient approaches to the treatment of Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infection (ABSSSI). In this movie, you will meet Jennifer Brown, a single mother of two children, and observe her experience with real-world struggles as she faces treatment decisions for her skin infection.

Sponsored by Allergan

Relationship Between Workplace Factors and Emergency Physician Well-being

Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Steelcase Health Idea Lounge

Presented by Jay Kaplan, MD, FACEP, Immediate Past President, ACEP
Think about your next shift in the emergency department – do you have a sense of excitement and anticipation? Or a feeling of anxiety and dread? Are you experiencing joy in your work, or feeling burned out? Join a lively discussion on the relationship between workplace factors and emergency physician well-being and patient outcomes. Contribute your thoughts to the interactive conversation by answering a series of ‘How Might We’ questions, led by ACEP’s past president Dr. Jay Kaplan!

Sponsored by Steelcase Health

How technology can improve timely and seamless care transitions to Hospice in your ED

Time: 11:45 am - 11:51am
Location: Innovation Spotlight Theater

Presented By: Eric Shaban, MD, Regional Medical Director, VITAS Healthcare
Discussion on use of IT interoperability solutions for hospice-eligible patients to ease the referral process and improve response times and patient disposition in the busy ED environment: point-of-service electronic hospice team evaluations, orders, and consents. These can help facilitate improved ED throughput measures, decrease patient boarding, and prevent hospitalization in the complex frail patient population with a prognosis of six months or less.

Sponsored by VITAS Healthcare

Interactive Discussion: Innovations to Improve Behavioral Health Throughput and Safety

Time: 12:00 pm -12:30 pm
Location: Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies Area

Presented by Jonathan Merson, MD, Associate Vice President, Behavioral Health Service Line; Medical Director, Behavioral Telehealth, Northwell Health; Kate B. O’Neill, RN, MSN, Director of Clinical Operations, Emergency Medicine Service Line, Northwell Health; and Michael Guttenberg, DO, Medical Director, Center for Emergency Medical Services, Northwell Health
Resembling a hospital-based emergency psychiatry stabilization unit, you can learn safe stabilization techniques for patients with a psychiatric emergency, how to make treatment plans and other best practices. This area will be led by physician experts serving on the ACEP Coalition on Psychiatric Emergencies (CPE).

Sponsored by Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility and Advanced Recovery Systems

Digital Health Pitch Event, featuring 4 incubatED participants

Time: 12:00 pm -12:30 pm
Location: Innovation Spotlight Theater

  • Evidence Care
  • FOAMBase
  • HealtheMed
  • MedCognition

View the ACEP incubatED page

Simulation: Triaging Behavioral Health Patients Utilizing a Five-Level Scale

Time: 2:30pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Behavioral and Psychiatric Emergencies Area

Presented by Michael Guttenberg, DO, Medical Director, Center for Emergency Medical Services, Northwell Health; Jonathan Merson, MD, Associate Vice President, Behavioral Health Service Line; Medical Director, Behavioral Telehealth, Northwell Health; Kate B. O’Neill, RN, MSN, Director of Clinical Operations, Emergency Medicine Service Line, Northwell Health; Michael Gerardi, MD, FAAP, FACEP, Chair, Coalition on Psychiatric Emergencies; and Maria Margaglione, Actress, Coalition on Psychiatric Emergencies; Web & Visual Communications Director, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Resembling a hospital-based emergency psychiatry stabilization unit, you can learn safe stabilization techniques for patients with a psychiatric emergency, how to make treatment plans and other best practices. This area will be led by physician experts serving on the ACEP Coalition on Psychiatric Emergencies (CPE).

Sponsored by Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility and Advanced Recovery Systems

In with the Old: Innovations in Palliative and Geriatric ED Care

Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative (GEDC)

Time: 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Palliative and Geriatric Care Area

Presented by Members of the ACEP Palliative Medicine Section and the Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative (GEDC)
Learn clinical pearls about palliative and geriatric patient groups and strategies for changing your ED to better care for them. Participate in case discussions that introduce innovative palliative and geriatric concepts and models.

Sponsored by VITAS Healthcare, John A. Hartford Foundation and West Health Institute

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