April 30, 2019

Inaugural Dually Minded Web Conference

On February 5, 2019, the Inaugural Dually Minded Conference was held, and participants from across the country were able to join in via WebEx.  The conference was hosted out of the University of Illinois at Chicago with Dr. Carissa Tyo as the conference chair.  Participants in the WebEx Conference included many of the dual training emergency medicine and internal medicine residency programs: University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), SUNY Downstate, East Carolina University (ECU), University of Maryland (UM), Hennepin County Health, Ohio State University, Wayne State University (Henry Ford), Louisiana State University (LSU), Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Christiana Care Health, and Zucker School of Medicine (LIJ)

Here is the list of presenters and topics:

  1. Social Emergency Medicine and Population Health: A Niche for the Dually Trained by Dr. Sukhveer Bains, Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago/UI Health
    • Social determinants of health
    • Opportunities for dual training in social emergency medicine
      1. Use perspective of EM/IM to investigate societal patterns of health inequity, social needs contributing to disease, and develop solutions to decrease health disparities for vulnerable populations
    • Improvement in health via community-based interventions
  2. Dyspnea at the End of Life by Dr. Raymond Beyda, Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine/Critical Care Medicine Fellow at SUNY Downstate/Kings County
    • Impact of clinical problem of dyspnea at the end of life
    • Discuss the importance of establishing goals of care and end of life trajectories
    • Establish an approach to treating dyspnea at the end of life
  3. Hypocalcemia in Critical Illness by Dr. Gina Hurst, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Critical Care Medicine at Wayne State University of Medicine/Henry Ford
    • Common causes of hypocalcemia in the ICU
    • Clinical manifestations of hypocalcemia
    • Magnesium role in calcium homeostasis
    • Treatment of hypocalcemia
  4. Street Drugs: Lessons from the Field by Dr. Travis Olives, Faculty Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center, Medical Toxicologist at the Minnesota Poison Control System
    • Role of poison control center
    • Adulteration and contamination of street drugs, synthetic stimulants
    • Drug testing positive and negatives
    • “We are only as good as our dealers” - prevention and education are paramount
  5. My Errors in Medicine Can Help You! by Dr. Daniel Martin, Professor and Vice Chair of Education, Department of Emergency Medicine, Program Director, Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine Residency at the Ohio State University
    • Classify errors and how to avoid them
    • Cognitive errors (CDRs), type I and type II thinking

To access the full video recording follow this link:

Link to Video Recording

Jennifer Stahl, MD
Assistant Professor EM/IM/CCM
East Carolina University

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