Pre-Conference Courses

Saturday, October 28

Cadaver Lab - Advanced invasive Procedural Skills

$1,195

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

These hands-on labs are designed to improve practitioner competence of invasive emergency procedures in a safe and controlled environment. Human cadavers are the gold standard for anatomic training. Internationally renowned faculty known for their expertise in critical procedures will provide demonstrations of advanced procedural skills and closely supervise each participant.

The morning lab is dedicated to advanced airway skills and vascular access plus more highlights.

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Cadaver Lab - Heroic Life- and Limb-Saving Procedural Skills

$1,195

1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

These hands-on labs are designed to improve practitioner competence of invasive emergency procedures in a safe and controlled environment. Human cadavers are the gold standard for anatomic training. Internationally renowned faculty known for their expertise in critical procedures will provide demonstrations of advanced procedural skills and closely supervise each participant.

The afternoon lab is focused on truly life- and limb-threatening disorders with advanced ultrasound, surgical airways, cranial burr holes, and thoracotomies plus more highlights.

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Counter-Narcotics and Terrorism Operational Medical Support (CONTOMS) Medical Director’s Course

$225

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Counter-Narcotics and Terrorism Operational Medical Support (CONTOMS) Program is a nationally standardized program to meet the needs of those EMTs, paramedics, and physicians who operate as part of a law enforcement team. The CONTOMS Medical Director’s Course is an 8-hour course designed for physicians and others who provide medical oversight for prehospital personnel operating with tactical law enforcement teams or who require a clearer understanding of TEMS as part of their work. This course consists of classroom work and extensive demonstrations.

Topics include:

  • Scientific basis for modified standards in the tactical environment
  • Role of the medical director
  • Development of a TEMS program
  • TEMS principles and protocols
  • Controversies in TEMS

Emergency Ultrasound Management Course


$300 $300Core Track Advanced Track

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hear from national experts with highly successful emergency ultrasound programs. Core and Advanced run concurrently. A reception afterward offers access to Ultrasound leaders and fellow registrants. These courses are not hands-on.

Core Track: Is emergency ultrasound something that you have been unable to get into your department? Are you a fellow who needs management expertise? This track is designed for physicians or coordinators starting a new program or needing advice for improving an existing program. Core topics include the role of the director, specifics of machine purchase, and billing.

Advanced Track: For ultrasound directors with existing programs who’ve attended the course previously and have an interest in expansion and maturation of their program. Topics include ultrasound education, international, advanced billing concepts, incorporating simulation, credentialing, safety and accreditation, and running an institution-wide ultrasound program.

Improving the Value of Acute and Emergency Care: Frontline Innovation

$89 $139 $69 ACEP Member Non-Member Resident Member

12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Get a head start on your ACEP17 educational experience with this special session from ACEP and Urgent Matters. With an increasing push to value-based care and increasing quality measurements, innovations in acute and emergency care are increasingly necessary and organizations have started to realize the central role of EDs in value-based care. In this session, you’ll be able to learn directly from leaders on the frontlines of innovation, gaining an understanding of what’s new, what works, and what doesn’t as well as the government and quality-focused policies that create incentives for organizations to invest in improving acute and emergency care.

Mass Casualty Medical Operations Management


$150 $225 Physician EMS/RN

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Learn the principles of mass casualty medical operations management from planning through recovery, whether you are the single coverage physician in a small community hospital or one of many in a large urban medical center. Learn the skills and principles you need to plan, prepare, and manage any kind of mass casualty incident or patient surge event.

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