Pre-Conference Courses

Saturday, October 26

Cadaver Lab - Advanced Invasive Procedural Skills (Part One)

8:00 am - 12:00 pm $1,195

Gain competence and experience with emergency medicine's most technically demanding and high stakes life-saving invasive procedures. Learn from faculty who have extensive experience with cadaver-based procedural learning. Practice your skills on cadavers perfused using pulsatile pump and fluid formula to mimic heart function and replicate life-like circulation with ACEP's living cadaver!

Sign up for one or both to meet any clinical scenario with confidence and deliver the life-saving care your patients need.

The morning lab is dedicated to advanced airway skills and vascular access along with several other highlighted procedures.

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Cadaver Lab - Advanced invasive Procedural Skills (Part Two)

1:30 pm - 5:30 pm $1,195

Gain competence and experience with emergency medicine's most technically demanding and high stakes life-saving invasive procedures. Learn from faculty who have extensive experience with cadaver-based procedural learning. Practice your skills on cadavers perfused using pulsatile pump and fluid formula to mimic heart function and replicate life-like circulation with ACEP's living cadaver!

Sign up for one or both to meet any clinical scenario with confidence and deliver the life-saving care your patients need.

The afternoon lab is focused on truly life and limb threatening disorders with advanced ultrasound, surgical airways, cranial burr holes, and thoracotomies with several other procedures highlighted as well.

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Care Under Fire: EDs, Gun Violence, and Threat Assessment

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm $99

Threat management is an evidence-based, multidisciplinary team approach to identifying people at risk of engaging in targeted violence - including mass shootings - and intervening before they attack. Join the Coalition on Psychiatric Emergencies and Affirm to learn what you can do to prevent these events

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

8:00 am - 5:00 pm $300

The CONTOMS Program is a nationally standardized program to meet the needs of EMTs, paramedics, and physicians who operate as part of a law enforcement team. The CONTOMS Medical Director’s Course is designed for physicians and others who provide medical oversight for prehospital personnel operating with tactical law enforcement teams. 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
  • Tactical operations demonstration

Emergency Ultrasound Management Course

8:00 am - 5:00 pm  

Core Track $300

Advanced Track $300

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 the 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.

The Evolution of Geriatric Care in the ED

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm Free

Learn from geriatric exerts as they share best practices in geriatric emergency care including pragmatic experience and strategic advice on how to make your ED more geriatric-friendly and how to garner leadership buy-in to support your mission. We’ll end our session with tips on achieving GED accreditation.

Mass Casualty Medical Operations Management

8:00 am - 5:00 pm  

Physician $300

EMS/RN $175

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. Topics include:

  • Incident management system
  • Resource management
  • Preparing for mass causalities/patient surge
  • Patient triage
  • Patient decontamination
  • Planning and conducting drills and tabletop exercises

ACEP EM Specific X-waiver Course

8:00 am - 5:30 pm  

Resident $50

ACEP Member $70

Non-Member $100

Emergency physicians are uniquely positioned to impact the opioid epidemic because the emergency department is where these patients come for care. This course will provide the tools to turn lives around with best practice addiction treatments and satisfies 8 hours of training required by federal law to prescribe buprenorphine, the most effective treatment for opioid use disorder. While most “X Waiver” training courses are developed for and led by psychiatrists and office-based addiction specialists, this recently approved version of the course was written by a team of EM docs, specifically for EM Docs. The MAT-EM course minimizes lecture in favor of case-based discussion and participants will emerge from the course not only credentialed to register for their DATA 2000 (X) waiver but prepared to manage all aspects of emergency care of OUD patients.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 5U79TI026556-03 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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Urgent Matters - Disruptive Innovations in Injury Prevention

12:30 pm - 6:00 pm  

ACEP Member $89

Non-Member $139

Resident Member $69

Gain insights on the newest innovations in acute and emergency care
with a focus on innovations for injury prevention. Learn what new ideas
and methods you can implement in your ED and community to help
reduce preventable injuries.

Non-CME Activities

ACEP X-TREME

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm $25

This outdoor event features scenario-based, hands-on, medical experience utilizing the specialized skills of wilderness and disaster emergency personnel in a supportive, non-stressful learning environment. 

AMIA 10x10 Informatics Education Program

ACEP, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) are pleased to offer a special version of the AMIA-OHSU “10x10” Course for emergency physicians and other ED personnel. The course, which begins online July 3, 2019, focuses on biomedical and health informatics and is an ideal study guide for those contemplating a career in HIT or planning to sit for the Clinical Informatics Sub-Specialty Certification Exam. The course culminates with an in-person session Saturday, October 26 in Denver, CO. Find out more and register separately for this event at AMIA.org.

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