Featured Lectures

All times are Eastern. Schedule is subject to change.

Monday, October 9

Inclusive Cardiovascular Care: The Time for Equity is Now (Leon L. Haley, Jr. Lecture)

October 9 • 12:30 - 1:20 pm

Faculty: Deborah B. Diercks, MD, MSc, FACEP; Tarlan Hedayati, MD, FACEP; Brian Parker, MD MS

Outcomes in cardiovascular emergencies differ dramatically across gender, race, and ethnicity among other social and environmental drivers of health. Dr. Hedayati will review the current literature on outcomes in varying patient subpopulations and discuss the drivers of these differences. Additionally, she will provide expert insights into how to improve patient-oriented outcomes in emergency cardiovascular care now and in the near future.

Uncharted Waters: Navigating Post-Roe Practice (Colin C. Rorrie, Jr. Lecture)

October 9 • 1:30 - 2:20 pm 

Faculty: Alison J Haddock, MD, FACEP; Diana Nordlund, DO, JD, FACEP

With the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs' decision, significant uncertainty developed for the care of pregnant women in the ED. Emergency physicians have been placed in at times conflicting positions with regard to federal EMTALA obligations versus state legislative action and legal decisions. Drs. Haddock and Nordlund will review the current landscape of this complicated issue.

EM:RAP Live!

October 9 • 2:30 - 5:30 pm

A patient presents to the ED and dies in the ICU 31 hours later, before anyone can understand why. Join the EM:RAP faculty this year at ACEP23 as they work through the story of a patient who presented with a common complaint, but ended up with a tragic outcome. Over the course of three hours, you will be engrossed in the narrative of a case that extends from urgent care to critical care, with world-class experts providing insights you can use on your next shift.

Tuesday, October 10

A Primer and Discussion on EM Employment Models (James D. Mills, Jr. Lecture)

October 10 • 12:30 - 1:20 pm

Faculty: Jim Adams, MD; Christopher Kang, MD, FACEP; Tracy G. Sanson, MD, FACEP; Robert W. Strauss, MD, FACEP

An objective presentation of the pros/cons of each EM employment model (IC, locum tenens, physician group, hospital/system employee, county/city/state/federal employee, academic program, physician management company) and subsequent panel discussion and Q&A.

Wednesday, October 11

Enhancing Clinical Operations: Using Data to Work Smarter and Not Harder (Brooks F. Bock Lecture)

October 11 • 9:00 - 9:50 am

Faculty: Deborah B. Diercks, MD, MSc, FACEP


In this annual Research Forum Keynote Lecture, Dr. Diercks applies emergency care research to advance clinical operations. She will present the current state of this research, its impact on current practice, and future directions.

Combating Compassion Fatigue in the Increasingly Stressful ED Environment
(Nancy J. Auer Lecture)

October 11 • 12:30 - 1:20 pm

Faculty: Marie-Carmelle Elie, MD, FACEP, FCCM

Compassion fatigue is a growing reality in the majority of ED environments. Understanding what compassion fatigue is and how the unique ED environment contributes to its presence is important for all providers. This course will provide participants with a working knowledge of compassion fatigue, triggers, and how it relates to daily practice. In addition, Dr. Elie will discuss best practices for addressing compassion fatigue with specific examples of novel initiatives from an academic institution.

September 29 - October 2

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