Phase I Corporate Supporters Educational Activities

Reception Discussions


  • Monday, June 5, 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm
  • Tuesday, June 6, 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm
  • Room: The Grain

Take a Breath for EMF

Hosts:  John Lynch, Medical Affairs Liaison; and John Walsh, Area Vice President, Clinical

Vapotherm has partnered with the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) to raise money for Emergency Medicine research.  For every emergency provider who tries on high velocity therapy at the Vapotherm table during Monday’s reception or Tuesday’s dinner, Vapotherm with donate $10 to the Emergency Medicine Foundation ($20 for Residents and Fellows).


  • Wednesday, June 7, 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
  • Room: The Grain

Head Injury, Reducing Head CT Utilization, ED LOS, and Objective Assessment of Concussion

Hosts: Michael McHugh, Vice President of Commercial Operations; David Steiner, MSN, Director of Clinical Implementation; and Rob Leach, Senior Territory Manager


  • Thursday, June 8, 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
  • Room: The Grain

Hosts: Joee Lindbeck, Director, Policy and Government Relations; Joelle Smith, Executive Associate Director-Key Accounts; Stacey Graninger, Associate Director-Key Accounts; Aaron Hanson, Sr. Director, Key Accounts

Alkermes is focused on developing innovative medicines that aim to address unmet needs of people living with serious mental illness, addiction, and cancer. As a fully integrated global biopharmaceutical company, we apply our scientific expertise and proprietary technologies to develop products that are designed to make a meaningful difference in the way people manage their diseases.

Complimentary Dinners and Educational Presentations

Hosted by Corporate Supporters – Following the EDDA Receptions

EDDA registrants may pick up dinner and presentation tickets at the EDDA registration table during the course breaks.

Vapotherm Complimentary Dinner and Educational Presentation

  • Tuesday, June 6, 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
  • Room: Miramar

Rethinking the ABCs: The Forgotten Breath 

Presenter: Michael G. Gonzalez, MD, FACEP

Dr. Gonzalez is the Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center and Associate Medical Director of the Houston Fire Department. He leads the Emergency Tele-Health & Navigation Project and is a Fellow of Health Policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute. He has lectured on the Local, regional, and national level on topics, including airway management, trauma care, and telemedicine, and published numerous peer reviewed articles. Dr. Gonzalez served in the USAF for 15 years in many capacities, including Chief of Emergency Services and Medical Director, earning multiple honors and awards. He is an experienced user of Vapotherm high velocity therapy for adult patients in the Emergency Department.

BrainScope Complimentary Dinner and Educational Presentation

  • Wednesday, June 7, 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
  • Room: Miramar

Improving Concussion Care in the ED

Presenter: Jacob Stelter, MD, CAQ-SM, NorthShore University HealthSystem

Each year, millions of individuals suffer a concussion, and the impact (mental, physical, financial) can be significant. For most patients, the ED is their first point of care after injury.  Join BrainScope and Jacob Stelter, MD, CAQ-SM, attending emergency physician at Chicago area-based NorthShore University HealthSystem, for dinner and conversation on how to improve the care and outcomes for this important patient population. Dr. Stelter will share his approach to concussion assessment and diagnosis, including the latest research and technologies.

Alkermes Complimentary Dinner and Educational Presentation

  • Thursday, June 8, 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
  • Room: Miramar

Policy Considerations for Alcohol Use Disorder

Presenter: Joee M. Lindbeck, JD, Director, Policy and Government Relations

  • Alcohol use in America
  • Alcohol use disorder
  • Alcohol use in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Alcohol impact and the emergency department
  • Screening for and treating alcohol use disorder in the emergency department
  • Reimbursement
  • Policy considerations
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