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Emergency Medicine Basic Research Skills (EMBRS) Workshop


 2017-18Dates    Session I: November 6-12, 2017
Session II: April 9-11, 2018

ACEP Headquarters
Dallas, Texas        

 2018-19 Dates    Session I: November 5-11, 2018
Session II: April 8-10, 2019 

ACEP Headquarters
Dallas, Texas        

 2019-20 Dates    Session I: November 4-10, 2019
Session II: April 14-16, 2020

ACEP Headquarters
Dallas, Texas        

  2017 EMF/EMBRS Grant Recipients


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EMBRS Overview

VIDEOS: Webinars from EMBRS
This series of educational videos featuring Edward A. Panacek, MD, MPH, FACEP, was designed for individuals new to clinical research. It provides background on the fundamentals of research, starting with an overview of the research process and then focuses on specific principles and terms

 The (EMBRS) Workshop was designed by a task force of experienced investigators to help the physician with an interest in emergency medicine research get started.

panacek-smallEMBRS is a 10-day, 2-session program. The first session is held in November and the second session is held in April. You must complete the November session before attending the April session. This program provides a broad overview of the basics 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. Participants are also eligible to receive an EMF/EMBRS grant based on their research grant application. This basic-level course targets:

  • Junior faculty with limited research experience

  • Physicians in academic and community centers who are interested in research but have little training in research basics

  • Physicians who have as part of their duties involvement in research, including mentoring young researchers

  • Fellows in non-research fellowships.

These 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
  • Statistics and Statistical Reporting
  • Research Design
  • IRB and Informed Consent: The Process 
  • Epidemiology
  • Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Research
  • FDA Approved and Other Clinical Trials
  • Presenting Research
  • Grant Proposal Presentations with Critiques from the Experts
  • Presentation of Research Project Proposals with Critiques from the Experts
  • Finding Funding Sources
  • Grant Writing

Thanks again to Dr. Ed Panacek and the EMBRS and EMF faculty for everything you taught me at EMBRS!  I finally got my first large investigator-initiated grant as PI (SBIR Phase I: Induction of therapeutic hypothermia with an esophageal cooling device) for a 6-month, $150,000 award from the National Science Foundation, with another Emergency Medicine colleague, D. Mark Courtney, actively involved as consultant to the project.  Very much appreciate all the help, guidance, and direction that you and the EMBRS faculty provided me!”  Erik Kulstad, MD, M.S., FACEP

"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

"Just wanted to say thank you for your dedication to sharing your knowledge and training novice researchers like myself. 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

"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 

 Continuing Education 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.

 Emergency Medicine Basic Research Skills (EMBRS) Workshop

The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 89 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 89 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit. 


Registration Fee
ACEP Member - $1,615
Nonmember - $1,796

Complete the online form above, e-mail academicaffairs@acep.org, or call toll free 800-798-1822, extension 3291 to be placed on the interest list.

Registration is limited. Class slots are filled from the interest list. 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 10-day, two-session, program. Meals and living expenses are not included.

Cancellation with full refund will be accepted only if written notice is received 30 days prior to the workshop start date. Cancellations received with less than a 30 day notice are subject to a $500 cancellation fee. You can avoid this penalty by substituting another faculty member from your institution. All registrants must be prepaid.

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