Session I:

November 16-18, 2020

Session II:

December 1-2, 2020

Session III:

January 11, 2021

Session IV:

April 19-21, 2021

Irving, TX

2020-21 Schedule:

Live, Virtual Workshops

Session I: Nov. 16 – 18, 2020 Session II: December 1 – 2, 2020 Session III: January 11, 2021

Live, In-Person Workshop

Session IV: April 19-21, 2021
(pending pandemic; if necessary, course will move virtually)

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"The highest yield academic program I have ever attended. It gave us a template to develop an entire research curriculum at our new program." - John Bedolla, MD

What is EMBRS?

Are you interested in increasing and improving research in emergency medicine?

As a national emergency medicine organization, we understand the importance of increasing and improving research in our specialty. EMBRS does this by encouraging and mentoring young researchers, fostering and supporting research projects that contribute to improvements in patient care, and by developing and increasing the number of emergency medicine researchers.

The EMBRS workshop is specifically designed to help you hone and improve your research skills or program. This is a great course for young faculty, those interested in improving their skills as a researcher, and physicians who are involved in research as part of their duties. Participants are also eligible to receive an EMF/EMBRS grant based on their research grant application.

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Session I:
December 16-21, 2020
Session II:
April 19 - 21, 2021

Location: ACEP Headquarters, Dallas TX

"Your course was invaluable to me and I am one of those you mentioned who plans on going further with with my education. Your course has taught me so much, but most of all it makes me want to learn more. Hope to be seeing more of you at research related meetings. Thanks again. Your course is awesome." - Faheem Guirgis, MD

What You'll Learn

EMBRS is a 9-day, 2-session program. The first session is held in the fall/winter and the second session is held in the spring. You must complete the Fall/Winter session before attending the Spring session. This program provides a broad overview of the basics of research from idea to IRB approval to final presentation and publication. Participants will learn how to identify clinical research opportunities and become familiar with clinical research and outcomes, injury prevention, health care delivery and effectiveness research. Also, the course includes an introduction to statistics and statistical software and sessions on publishing and presenting your research.

classroom.jpgThese materials are designed to be used in your own institution to guide your personal research projects and to help you mentor young investigators.

Topics Covered

  • Design Basics for Clinical Research
  • Research Methods
  • Searching the Literature & Reading Critically
  • Research Design
  • IRB and Informed Consent: The Process
  • Epidemiology
  • Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Research
  • Presenting Research
  • Presentation of Research Project Proposals with Critiques from the Experts
  • Finding Funding Sources
  • Grant Writing

CME Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies for the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 73 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 73 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

The Faculty at EMBRS

Deborah B. Diercks, MD, FACEP

Deborah B. Diercks


Gary Gaddis, MD, PhD, FACEP

Gary Gaddis


Alex Limkakeng, MD, MHSc, FACEP

Alex Limkakeng


Mandie Mims, MLS

Mandie Mims


Daniel Nishijima, MD, MAS

Daniel Nishijima


Edward A. Panacek, MD, MPH, FACEP

Edward A. Panacek


Edward Sloan, MD, MPH, FACEP

Edward Sloan


Webinars from EMBRS

"I want to thank you again for hosting the EMBRS course. I have probably learned more in this class than in any class I have taken since med school." - Mark S. Rosner, MD, FACEP


REGISTRATION IS LIMITED. Classes fill rapidly on a first-come, first-serve basis. You will be contacted as soon as a slot is available. Course dates are set approximately a year in advance. Your registration fee covers the entire cost of the 9-day, two-session, program as well as lunches during the day. Other living expenses are not included.

REQUIRED MATERIALS: IBM SPSS Statistics Grad Pack Base (please purchase before arriving on site.)

Designing Clinical Research

RECOMMENDED BOOK: Designing Clinical Research: An Epidemiologic Approach, Check Amazon to ensure latest edition Hulley, Cummings, et al ISBN: 0781782104

Full conference registration, less the $500 cancellation fee, is refundable only if submitted in writing to 30 days prior to the beginning of the conference. Registrations and cancellations received after the 30-day deadline are not refundable. Exceptions will be made for family emergencies and must be submitted in writing to For these instances the full conference registration fee, less the $500 admin fee, will be refunded. You cannot reinstate a registration after you cancel. If you cancel and are entitled to a refund, expect the refund within 30 days. All refunds will be issued back to the original payment type. All registrants must be prepaid 60 days prior to the course.

ACEP Member - $1299

Nonmember - $1499

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