Featured Lectures

All times are Pacific. Schedule is subject to change. 

Pandemic Silver Lining: New Policies Enacted During the Pandemic That Should Stay (Colin C. Rorrie, JR Lecture)

October 1 • 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm 

Faculty: Michael A. Granovsky, MD, FACEP

The COVID pandemic had far-reaching effects on a wide variety of health policy, from reimbursement to regulatory guidelines to licensure. We review several aspects of policies enacted during the last two years that had a positive effect on emergency medicine practice, including reimbursement, telemedicine, metrics and guidelines, and much-needed improvements to medical staff credentialing and interstate medical licensure agreements.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: the Patient, Trainee & Leadership Perspective (Leon L. Haley, Jr. Lecture)

October 1 • 4:00 pm - 4:20 pm

Faculty: Vonzella A. Bryant, MD, FACEP

Discussion about diversity in emergency medicine has been happening for years. What progress have we made? What improvements in outcomes does it bring? What techniques can improve diversity of EM physicians at your workplace? Come hear the answers to these vitally important questions to help our workforce better represent our patient populations.


Moving Beyond the Rhetoric: How EM is Leading Firearm Injury Prevention (Brooks F. Bock Lecture)

October 2 • 9:00 am - 9:50 am

Faculty: Megan Ranney, MD, MPH, FACEP; Anthony Lagina, MD, FACEP (moderator)

In this annual Research Forum Keynote Lecture, Dr. Ranney will provide an overview of why emergency care research on firearm injury prevention is part of our job. She will discuss the current state of research, its impact on current clinical practice, and where we are going next. Her lecture will be followed by presentations from the top-scoring abstracts of the 2022 Research Forum.


The Emergency Medicine Workforce (James D. Mills, Jr. Memorial Lecture)

October 2 • 10:00 am - 10:50 am

Faculty: Catherine Anna Marco, MD


Climate Fever: Earth’s Vital Signs are Changing Emergency Medicine Practice (Nancy J. Auer Lecture)

October 3 • 10:00 am - 10:50 am

Faculty: Renee N. Salas, MD

Climate change influences human health and disease. Expectations for emergency care as a result of increasing heat, decreasing air and water quality, changes in vector ecology, increasing allergens, and severe weather-related injuries will be discussed. What can we do to prepare for these changes? Is there a way we can mitigate these changes or are we too late?

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