ACEP Residency Visit Speakers

Stephen Anderson, MD, FACEP

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ACEP Board of Directors

Current Professional Position: Emergency Attending, MultiCare, Auburn Medical Center, MAMC Director of Emergency Medicine Student and Resident Rotations, ATSU ; Director of Stroke Services and Chair of South King County MultiCare Health Foundation

Internships & Residency: 
General Surgical Internship/Residency, University of Michigan (1981-83), University of Washington (1984-86); 
Chief Resident, University of Michigan Emergency Department (1983-84).

Medical Degree: M.D., University of Michigan (1981)


  •  Dying to be Pain Free: Examining the Prescription Opiate Overdose Epidemic and Solutions that Work 
  •  Illicit Drugs on the Street: What’s Old & What’s New? 
  •  Saving the Prudent Layperson: An Advocacy Journey from Flawed Public Policy to a Win-Win Program (See also "Washington State 7 Best Practices") 
  •  Washington State 7 Best Practices: Solutions from Superutilizers to Coordinating Care 
  •  Medicinal Marijuana: Washington ACEP Journal Club Review of the Literature 
  •  Cyclic Vomiting: Washington State Journal Club Review of the Literature 
  •  Managing Difficult Conversations in the ED 
  •  Psychiatric Boarding Challenge from WA State "It's Not Just Wrong, It's Illegal" 



James J. Augustine, MD, FACEP

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ACEP Board of Directors

Current Professional Position: Director of Clinical Operations, EMP, Canton, Ohio; Executive Editor, ED Management; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio; Vice President, Emergency Department Benchmarking Alliance

Internships and Residency: Emergency Medicine, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio

Medical Degree: Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio (1983)



  •  ED Design of the Future 
  •  Numbers Shouldn’t Make you Numb: Data to Manage the ED 
  •  Medications in the ED. What does the Data Show? How are Drug Shortages being Managed Safely 
  •  The ED is the Front Door to the Hospital 
  •  Performance Measures for the ED:  Cohorts and Best Practices 
  •  Prehospital and ED Mgmt. of Burn and Blast Injuries 
  •  Carbon Monoxide Patient and Incident Management  
  •  Cyanide Toxicity and the Risks to Emergency Responders 
  •  Major Incident Mgmt. for Hospitals and Communities: The Changing Nature 
  •  Priorities for Managing Multiple Casualty Incidents 
  •  Managing Incidents Involving an Active Shooter 
  •  The Changing Role of Spinal Immobilization in Trauma  


Jordan G.R. Celeste, MD

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ACEP Academic Leader

Current Professional Position: Florida Emergency Physicians

Internships and Residency: Brown University/Rhode Hospital

Medical Degree: University of Maryland


  • Making Sense of the Dollars: A Primer on emergency medicine reimbursement
  • Opportunities Through EMRA and ACEP
  • Approximately 30 Minutes of Eyeballs
  • Hemoptysis
  • Advocacy Update

Marco Coppola, DO, FACEP

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ACEP Past Council Speaker

 Current Professional Position: Florida Emergency Physicians

 Internships and Residency: Brown University/Rhode Hospital

 Medical Degree: University of Maryland



  • Not Just a Pain in the Butt: Anorectal Emergencies
  • Below the Belt: Genitourinary Emergencies
  • OB-GYN Emergencies
  • Emergency Medicine and Mass Casualty
  • Get'em in, Get'em out: Improving Patient Flow
  • Code Brown: Food Poisoning and Diarrhea
  • Leadership: Thoughts of an Army Officer and a Mafioso Wanna-Be

Francis L. Counselman, MD, CPE, FACEP

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ACEP Academic Leader

Current Professional Position: EVMS Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Eastern Virginia School of Medicine, Norfolk, VA; Immediate Past President, American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM)

Internships and Residency: Internal Medicine (1983-1984), Eastern Virginia Medical School; Emergency Medicine Residency (1984-1986), Eastern Virginia Medical School

Medical Degree: Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1983


  • Marine Envenomation and Poisoning
  • Trauma in Pregnancy
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills in the ED
  • Oncologic Emergencies
  • Appendicitis

Kathleen M. Cowling, DO, MS, MBA, FACEP 

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ACEP Academic Leader

Current Professional Position: EM Program Director, Central Michigan University-College of Medicine,
ABEM Oral Board Examiner, Past ACEP Board of Directors

Internships and Residency: Ingham Regional Medical Center (1992), Ingham-Sparrow Hospital (1993-1995)

Medical Degree: MSU-COM, 1991


  • Zoonotic Diseases: Problems Our Pets Share With Us
  • Pediatric EKGs
  • Child Abuse: Diagnosis and Reporting
  • Visual Odyssey: In-Service Stimuli Review
  • Neck Masses: Know When to Admit, Refer, or Send Home
  • Difficult Personalities: They’re Everywhere!
  • Rashes: From Bad to Benign
  • Forensics: How to Fill Out a Death Certificate?
  • Negotiation Strategies
  • Quick Ethics 101

James M. Cusick, MD, FACEP

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ACEP Council Speaker

Current Professional Position: Emergency Physician, Rio Grande Hospital, Del Norte, Colo.

Medical Degree: MD, Fifth Pathway, Nassau County Medical Center/SUNY Stony Brook, NY, 1983

Residency: Emergency Medicine, Kern County Medical Center, Bakersfield, Calif., 1984-86


  • To Be Provided

Stephen K. Epstein, MD, MPP, FACEP

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ACEP Academic Leader

Current Professional Position: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Medical Degree: MD, M.P.P., Harvard Medical School and Harvard Kennedy School (1992)

Residency: General Surgery, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA (1992-3), Emergency Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN (1993-96)


  • Environmental Emergencies
  • CEDR: Clinical Emergency Data Registry
  • Health Care Policy and Economics 101

Vidor E. Friedman, MD, FACEP

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ACEP Board of Directors, Secretary-Treasurer, 2016-17

Current Professional Position: Managing Partner, Florida Emergency Physicians, Maitland, Fla., Vice President for Governmental Affairs, Florida Emergency Physicians, Maitland, Fla., Emergency Physician, Florida Hospitals, Orlando, Fla.

Residency: Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan


  • Balance, What Does That Mean for You?
  • Advocacy, What Is It All About?
  • How to Turbo-Charge Your Political Action Campaign
  • The Quality Movement: Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going?
  • Mindfulness in Medicine, Is There Something to This?
  • Career Paths in EM, How Can ACEP Help You?
  • Tools for Combating Burnout
  • ACEP National Report Card on America’s Emergency Care Environment- What Does it Tell Us?
  • Killer Respiratory Viruses: Flu, SARS and MERS-CoV
  • Developing Emergency and Trauma Care Globally: Acute Care Research & Training in Egypt and the Middle East
  • To Fly or Not To Fly - That is the Question. Aeromedical Transport: What Does the Evidence Show?
  • Devices that Go BOOM - Mechanisms of Blast Injury
  • Devices that Go BOOM - Deadly Injuries from Explosions
  • “To Consent or Not to Consent, That is the Question” Ethical Issues in Emergency Research
  • Putting Together A Winning Research Proposal
  • Study Designs in Acute Care Research - What to Choose and Why?

Michael J. Gerardi, MD, FAAP, FACEP

Gerardi, M 14-15  

ACEP Board of Directors, Past President, 2014-15

Current Professional Position: Attending Physician and Faculty Member, Department of Emergency Medicine, Morristown Memorial Medical Center, Morristown, NJ; Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine,
Goryeb Children's Hospital, Morristown, NJ; Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, St. Vincent's Hospital, New York, NY

Internship and Residency: Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residencies, Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Atlanta, GA (1985-1989) (U.S. Air Force deferment for civilian residency).

Medical Degree: Georgetown University School of Medicine


General EM Lectures

  • Health Care Reform Update 2014
  • What Does the Future Look Like for EM?
  • Reimbursement Strategies in the Changing Health Care World
  • Bioethics and its Relationship to EM in Today’s World
  • Palliative Care, End of Life, and POLST in the ED: What Do They Mean?
  • The Acronyms of Today and You - ACA, ACO, PQRS, MOC, Etc.: Oh My!
  • Fantastic! The Many Career Options in EM
  • Medical Legal Lessons Learned Managing a Medical Liability Insurance Company
  • Medical Legal Issues in EM
  • Risk Management in the ED
  • Risk Management Issues in the Pediatric ED
  • Professional Liability Options for Emergency Physicians
  • Management of Acute Headache in Adults and Children in the ED
  • Data That Delivers – Using Data to Enhance ED Performance
  • Abdominal Pain in ED: Risky Business
  • Patient Satisfaction as a Risk Management Tool 

Pediatric EM

  • The ACA and Health Reform: Let Us Not Forget the Children
  • Admit or Discharge this Child: That is the Decision
  • Management of Pediatric Fever
  • Update in Acute Pediatric Airway Management
  • Pediatric EM Literature Update
  • Pediatric Cardiac Emergencies in the ED 
  • Avoiding Pitfalls in Pediatric Orthopedics in the ED 
  • Case Presentations in High Risk Pediatric EM Encounters
  • AHA Adult and Pediatric Resuscitation Guidelines: Update for 2014 
  • Pediatric Catastrophic Illnesses Presenting with Common Complaints
  • Using Pediatric Guidelines as Risk Management Tools
  • Pediatric Abdominal Pain
  • The NICU Graduate in the ED
  • Apparent Life Threatening Events (ALTE)
  • Caring for the Critically Ill Child in the ED Without Backup
  • Septic Shock in Children
  • Pediatric Sedation and Analgesia 
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Pediatric Non-traumatic Abdominal Emergencies
Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, MPH, PhD, FACEP

ACEP Board of Directors

Current Professional Position: Associate Professor, Departments of Emergency Medicine and of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine;
Attending Physician at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Baltimore VA Medical Center; Senior Vice Chair, University of Maryland Baltimore IRB.

Internships & Residency: Emergency Medicine Residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins University (1990–1993); Preventive Medicine Residency,
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University (1994-95).

Medical Degree: M.D. University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine (1990)


  • ACEP National Report Card on America's Emergency Care Environment-What Does it Tell Us?
  • Killer Respiratory Viruses: Flu, SARS and MERS-CoV
  • Developing Emergency and Trauma Care Globally: Acute Care Research & Training in Egypt and Middle East
  • To Fly or Not to Fly: That is the Question. Aeromedical Transport: What Does the Evidence Show?
  • Devices that Go BOOM-Mechanisms of Blast Injury
  • Devices that Go BOOM-Injuries from Explosions
  • "To Consent or Not to Consent, That is the Ethical Question" Ethical Issues in Emergency Research
  • Putting Together a Winning Research Proposal
  • Study Designs in Acute Care Research-What to Choose and Why?

Hans R. House, MD, FACEP

Hans R. House, 2012-13  

ACEP Board of Directors

Current Professional Position: Professor of Emergency Medicine and Vice Chair for Education, University of Iowa.

Residency: Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine Residency, UCLA-Olive View Residency Program


  • Approach to the Patient with Alerted Mental Status
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Infections in the Returning Traveler
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Heat- Related Illness
  • Mass Gathering Events
  • Heavy Metal Toxins
  • The Plague of Athens: A Historical Mystery
  • Hypertensive Emergencies
  • The 5 Books Every Medical Student/Resident Should Read

William P. Jaquis, MD, FACEP

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ACEP Vice President, 2016-17

Current Professional Position: System Chief of Emergency Medicine, LifeBridge Health, Baltimore, Md., Chief of Emergency Medicine and Attending Physician, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, Md. 

Residency: Case Western – Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio. 

Medical Degree: Medical College of Ohio 


  • Care Transitions - Best Practices
  • EM in a Value-based World
  • EDs - The Prodigal Sons of the Medical Home
  • Conscious Leadership
  • The Efficient Split-Flow ED
  • EM Compensation Models

Christopher Kang, MD, FACEP

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ACEP Board of Directors

Current Professional Profession:Attending Physician and Faculty Member, Department of Emergency Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA; Staff Physician,Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, WA; 
Assistant Professor, Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences; Assistant Professor, University of Washington

Medical Degree: M.D., Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University (1996)

Residency: Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University (2000)



  • Introduction to Disaster Medicine
  • Introduction to EM Coding, Billing, and Reimbursement
  • Developing a Study Protocol
  • Personal Finances EM Residency Physicians
  • Non-Traumatic Male Urogenital Emergencies 


Jay A. Kaplan, MD, FACEP

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ACEP Past President

Current Professional Position: Director of Service and Operational Excellence, CEP America Emergency Physician Partners; Medical Director, Studer Group.

Medical Degree: MD, Harvard Medical School, 1975.

Internship and Residency: Family Medicine Residency, University of California, Davis, Sacramento Medical Center, 1975-1978; Teaching Fellowship, University of California, Davis, Sacramento Medical Center, 1978-1979.


  • Heal Thyself - The Importance of Creating Resilience
  • Driving Hospital Quality – Six Sigma, LEAN, QA and PI
  • Innovation or Incrementalism - What We Need to Do to Change
  • Nurses Are from Saturn, Physicians from Jupiter, Administrators from Mars - How Can We Speak the Same Language?
  • Building the Team and Winning the Game – How to Love Coming to Work
  • Leadership and Accountability – How to Inspire Change and Avoid Madness
  • Are Patient Satisfaction Surveys Driving You Mad? A 12 Step Program to Improve the Patient Experience
  • Well-Being in EM - Avoiding Burnout and Promoting Resilience
  • Practicing Excellence - How to Give Great Care and Feel Good at the End of Your Day
  • Leader, Manager, Team-Player, Healer – The Roles We Play Every Day in Healthcare
  • Managing Difficult Patients – What to Do and How to Do It
  • A Career in the ED – Preparing for the Marathon, Not the Sprint
  • Reducing Bottlenecks in the ED and on the Inpatient Service
  • Up-Front and Back-End Tactics to Reduce Patient Crowding in the ED
  • Health Care Reform 2014-15 – Understanding Government Measures of Quality
  • Speaking Like a Pro – Tactics to Give Great Presentations
  • Risk Management – Avoid Getting Sued
  • This is the Age of Brand You – How to Get the Job You Want Where You Want It
  • Optimizing Flow in the ED
  • Containing Cost While Providing Prudent Care
  • Performance Metrics and Key Data Analytics – How to Measure and Improve What We Do
  • Obstetric Emergencies and Emergency Delivery
  • Time Management - Lessons From the Business World
  • Alternative Practice Options – Do More Than Just See Patients in the ED

Paul D. Kivela, MD, MBA, FACEP

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ACEP President, 2017-18

Current Professional Position: Managing Partner, Napa Valley Emergency Medical Group,  Napa, Calif.; Medical Director, Medic Ambulance, Vallejo, Calif. 

Residency: Emergency Medicine Residency, UCLA

Medical Degree: University of Illinois


  • EM Advocacy
  • Psychiatric Emergencies
  • What I Didn’t Learn In Residency
  • EM Fitness; How To Stay Mentally and Physically Fit
  • Hematology and Oncology Emergencies
  • Risk Mgmt. How To Not Get Sued
  • Abdominal Pain Risk Mgmt. And How To Evaluate A Patient Who Presents with Abdominal Pain
  • So You Want To Get Paid: How Emergency Physicians Get Paid and A Current Update of the Laws and Regulations and Strategies To Ensure Fair Payment
  • What We Know and Don’t Know About Healthcare Reform?
  • Single Hospital Group vs Large Hospital Group: What’s the difference and What Should I Know?
  • Opiate Abuse: The Problem And Potential Solutions
  • EMTALA Update
  • Paramedicine: The Next Medical Frontier?

Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP

Kevin Klauer  

ACEP Board of Directors 

Current Professional Position: Chief Medical Officer–Emergency Medicine and Chief Risk Officer, TeamHealth; Executive Director, TeamHealth Patient Safety Organization; assistant clinical professor, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine; editor-in-chief, ACEP Now; co-author of two risk management books: Emergency Medicine Bouncebacks: Medical and Legal and Risk Management and the Emergency Department: Executive Leadership for Protecting Patients and Hospitals

Residency: Emergency Medicine, LSU Charity Hospital New Orleans, 1992-96.

Medical Degree: DO, University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences (now Des Moines University), Des Moines, Iowa, 1992


  • High Risk Patient Encounters
  • Myth Busting: Literature updates 1
  • Myth Busting: Literature updates 2
  • Myth Busting: Literature updates 3
  • Career Ending Mistakes
  • Cardiovascular Catastrophes
  • Inappropriate Tx of Hypertension
  • Cases That Defy Logic
  • Advanced Practice Providers: How? Where? When?
  • The Perils of Leadership
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Sepsis: Controversies
  • Syncope: Controversies
  • Diabetes: Controversies
  • Endocrine Review
  • Patient Safety and Medical Errors in the ED
  • Critical Care Documentation
  • (Any risk management topic)
  • The Demanding Patient
  • Efficiency in the ED: Creating time
  • Risk Management and the Legal System: The Inside Story

John G. McManus, Jr., MD, MBA, FACEP

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ACEP Vice Speaker 

Current Professional Position: EMS Fellowship Director and Professor of Emergency Medicine, Georgia Regents University

Residency: Transitional Internship, Eisenhower Army Med Center, Augusta, Ga (1992-1993); Chief Resident Emergency Medicine, Ft. Lewis, WA (1998-1999)

Medical Degree: Medical College of Georgia, 1992


  • To Be Provided           

Robert E. O’Connor, MD, MPH, FACEP

Robert E. O'Connor, 2012-13  

ACEP Past Board of Directors

Current Professional Position: Professor, Chair, Physician-in-Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Va.; Emergency Physician, Culpeper Regional Hospital, Culpeper, Va.

Residency: Emergency Medicine Residency, Medical Center of Delaware

Medical Degree: The Medical College of Pennsylvania (1982)


  • System Approach to the Mgmt. of Patients with STEMI
  • The Science of Resuscitation 2015
  • CPR Devices
  • Death by Oxygen
  • The Case for Early Fibrinolysis in the Mgmt. of Patients with STEMI
  • The Management of Named Fractures (fractures named after important people)
  • Effective CPR
  • New Articles that Should Guide Your Practice
  • Altitude Related Illness
  • Emergencies Involving Water
  • The Evidence Evaluation of Pediatric Resuscitation Techniques
  • The Evidence Evaluation of Acute Coronary Syndrome Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Positioning Your EM Group for Success
  • Patient Progression
  • Observation Medicine
  • Principles of Trauma Triage
  • ED Design: Form Follows Function
  • Reducing ED Crowding
  • How to Apply Evidence-Based Medicine to Your Practice

Rebecca B. Parker, MD, FACEP

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ACEP Immediate Past President, 2016-17

Current Professional Position: Attending emergency physician, Centegra Health System, McHenry and Woodstock,
Illinois and Presence Covenant Medical Center, Urbana, Illinois. Vice President, EmCare North Division. President, Team Parker LLC, Consulting Group Coding,
Billing, and Compliance, Clinical Assistant Professor, Texas Tech El Paso Department of Emergency Medicine 

Medical Degree: MD, Northwestern University Medical School, 1995.

Internship and Residency: Emergency Medicine Residency, Texas Tech University
Health Sciences Center - El Paso, Texas, 1995-1998.


  • The Future of Emergency Medicine
  • Difficult Patients and Situation in the Emergency Department
  • Resiliency in a Time of Constant Change: How to Avoid Burning Out
    (1 hour for overview, 1 ½ hours with surveys and interactive sessions)
  • Quality Measures: What They Mean for the Practicing Physician
  • The Patient Experience: Making the Measure Improve Your Practice, Not Run It
  • Emergency Medicine Risk Avoidance and Management
  • Choosing Wisely: Applying the Campaign to the Bedside
  • The Alphabet Soup of American Medicine; Understanding the Acronyms that Affect Our Practices
  • Top 10 Things All New Graduates Need to Know
  • Hitting the Ground Running: Getting the Most out of the Start of Your ED Career
  • Negotiating Your Contract for the Graduating Resident (30 minutes)
  • Personal Finances for the Graduating Resident (30 minutes)
  • Introduction to Coding and Billing: What They Didn't Teach You in Residency 
    (1 ½ hours if Reimbursement Documentation Workshop for Residents included)
  • Critical Care
  • What's Ahead for Observation Medicine

Debra G. Perina, MD, FACEP

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ACEP Board of Directors

Current Professional Position: Emergency Medicine Faculty, professor with tenure, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Residency: Richland Memorial Hospital / University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Medical Degree: West Virginia University School of Medicine (1983)


  • Teamwork: Errors in EM
  • Aeromedical Physiology
  • Advancements in EMS Subspecialty Recognition
  • Cases in Ethics and professionalism
  • Triage and Disaster Response
  • Head and Neck trauma
  • Thyroid and Adrenal Disorders
  • Starting an Academic Career
  • Suicidal Risk Patients
  • Wellness in EM
  • Disaster Mgmt.
  • Developing Leadership Skills
  • Low Back Pain
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Burns, Electrocution and Lighting Injuries

Susan B. Promes, MD, FACEP

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ACEP Academic Leader

Current Professional Position: Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine, Penn State, Hershey Medical Center

Medical Degree: Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine

Residency: Alameda County Medical Center


  • Resuscitation in Pregnancy
  • Trauma in Pregnancy
  • Emergencies in ESRD Patients
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Bedside Ultrasound (topics as requested)
  • Time Management 
  • The Juggling Act 
  • How to Give Feedback that Produces Results 
  • Bedside Teaching 
  • Small Group Teaching 
  • LLSA Articles - Taking the Test

John J. Rogers, MD, FACEP

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ACEP President-Elect 2017-18

Current Professional Position: Associate ED Medical Director, Chief of Department of Medicine, Chief of Staff Elect, and Emergency Physician at Coliseum Northside Hospital, Macon, Ga.; Associate ED Medical Director and Emergency Physician, Coliseum Medical Center, Macon, Ga.; Associate ED Medical Director, Fairview Park Hospital, Dublin, Ga.; and Emergency Physician at Monroe County Hospital, Forsyth, Ga.

Residency: Surgery, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, Ga. 


  • Intraosseous Vascular Access
  • Enrich Your Practice with Medical Eponyms
  • Leadership for Emergency Physicians
  • Sepsis
  • Physician Patriots of the American Revolution
  • Orthopedic Perils and Pearls

Mark Rosenberg, DO, MBA, FACEP, FACOEP-D

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ACEP Board of Directors

Current Professional Position: St. Joseph’s Healthcare System Paterson NJ - Chairman, Emergency Medicine; Chief, Geriatric Emergency Medicine; Chief, Palliative Medicine; Chief, Population Health 

Residency: Emergency Medicine, Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia, PA - 1978 – 1980

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA (1978)


  • Legal Considerations
  • Resident to Attending: Transitions
  • Preparing for Radiation Emergencies
  • Journey Of Leadership:  Most Of Us Are Not Born Leaders, How Do We Get There?
  • Opiates:  Responding to A Slow Moving Catastrophe
  • EM in An Era of Healthcare Reform (examines Data of Current Environment, EM Responses, Touches on ACEP Leadership Initiatives)

Gillian R. Schmitz, MD, FACEP

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ACEP Board of Directors

Current Professional Position: Attending Emergency Physician, Spectrum Healthcare, San Antonio, TX; Emergency Physician, Adeptus Health, San Antonio, TX; Associate Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

Residency: Emergency medicine, University of North Carolina

Medical Degree: Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago (2004)


  • Risk Management and Depo Prep for the Emergency Physician
  • Post Traumatic Litigation Stress
  • "I Can't Get No Satisfaction..or Can I?" (Patient Satisfaction in the ED)
  • Top Plain Film Diagnoses You Don't Wanna Miss
  • Baby on Board: Pregnancy in Trauma
  • Baby off Board: The Peri-mortem C Section
  • Own the Bone: Nailing Orthopaedic Emergencies
  • From Resident to Attending: Surviving the First Year Out of Residency
  • Leadership Pearls for the Young Physician
  • Free Standing Emergency Departments: What Are They and How do They Work?


Jennifer L’Hommedieu Stankus, MD, JD

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ACEP Board of Directors

Current Professional Position: Emergency Medicine Physician and Former Medical Malpractice Defense Attorney-Comprehensive Medical-Legal Consultants, LLC; Faculty Attending Physician-Madigan Army Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine

Residency: University of New Mexico, Emergency Medicine Residency

Medical Degree: University of Washington School of Medicine


  • Finding and Landing Your Dream Job: Practice Types, Contacts, and  Contract Negotiations
  • Documentation - Focus on the Priorities
  • Failure to Diagnose - Recent Trends
  • Heuristics: Metal Short Cuts that Cause Medical Errors
  • Misconceptions of the Legal System: What You Need to Know
  • So You Want to be a Volunteer Physician Ski Patrol?
  • Dive Medicine
  • Dive Emergencies on Your Live Aboard Dive Trip
  • Is There a Doctor on Board? In Flight Emergencies
  • Carpe Diem - Finding Happiness in Your Practice and Your Life
  • Choosing Wisely: What is it?  Why you Should Care
  • Thinking Outside the Box: New Horizons in Tort Reform
  • Federal Tort Reform Efforts - Safe Harbors and EMTALA Related Care
  • Effective Leadership
  • History of Emergency Medicine
  • Effective Mentoring
  • The Difficult Patient
  • Simplify You Life:  ACEPs CME, Trackers, Portfolio, and More!
  • How to be an Effective and Ethical Expert Witness
  • Advocacy - Why Your Voice Is Crucial to the Future of Emergency Medicine
  • You Be the Judge! Differing Expert Witness Testimony - Who is Correct?

Mary Jo Wagner, MD, FACEP

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ACEP Board of Directors

Current Professional Position: Clinical Professor, Central Michigan University Collegeof Medicine, Emergency Medicine Residency Program;

Residency: St. Vincent Medical Center/The Toledo Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency Program. 

Medical Degree: MD, Boston University School of Medicine, 1988



  • Which Medications is Safe in Pregnancy?
  • Pediatric Sexual Abuse
  • What Do We Really Do in the ED? (Ethics and Professionalism)
  • Wellness for Emergency Physicians
  • Delivering Bad News
  • Resuscitation Review (ATLS, ACLS)
  • Acute Electrolyte Abnormalities
  • Acute Abdominal Pain in Pediatrics
  • Update on Laceration and Wound Care
  • Challenging Pediatric Extremity Injuries

Resident Level - Teaching/Learning

  • The Resident as a Teacher
  • Getting Involved in Regional and National Affairs
  • How to Write a Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching at the Bedside
  • Teaching Procedures at the Bedside
  • Giving Feedback
  • Managing Difficult Resident Problems (Chief Resident level)
  • ACGME Duty Hour Regulations Made Easy
  • How to Find Your First EM Job
  • Effective Power Point Presentations
  • Medicine and Politics

Faculty Development

  • Electronic Educational Resources
  • Developing Cost-Effective Procedural Models
  • Analyzing Residents’ Performance (Resident Remediation)
  • Utilizing On-Line Educational Resources for Efficiently Developing Scholarly Projects
  • Writing Board Questions
  • Tips for Quick Lecture Development
  • Small Group Facilitation
  • Completing the Notorious PIF
  • Effective Resident Selection Strategies
  • The Balancing Act – Juggling an Academic Career and Life
  • Developing an Orientation Month for Your Interns
  • Preparing to be a Program Director
  • GME & Residency Financing
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