Featured Courses

All times are EDT. Schedule is subject to change. 

AFFIRMing Our Lane: The Role of Emergency Physicians in Preventing Firearm Injury (Brooks F. Bock Lecture)

Monday, Oct 25
12:30 pm - 1:20 pm 

Faculty: Megan L. Ranney, MD, MPH, FACEP

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 2021 Research Forum.


  1. Recognize the importance of research to the specialty of emergency medicine.
  2. Understand the function of research in improving clinical care.
  3. Gain exposure to current research findings that will change emergency care practice through abstract presentations.

Antiracism: From Awareness to Action (Nancy J. Auer Lecture)

Monday, Oct 25
1:30 pm - 2:20 pm

Faculty: Vonzella A. Bryant, MD, FACEP

There has been much discussion about confronting racism at a systemic level but there is also much work to do on a personal level as well. Many of us are slowly learning to evaluate our own biases, histories, and everyday actions in a new light. The speaker will help learners better understand what anti-racism means and how to demonstrate it in practice. The speaker will outline clear, actionable steps to create change, not only at the administrative and leadership levels but also in the behavior and mindset of colleagues. In addition, the speaker will provide resources for those wanting to educate themselves, their children, their friends, and colleagues.


  1. Identify barriers and tools to transitioning from being "not racist" to anti-racist
  2. Outline clear, actionable steps to address systemic racism for patients, trainees, and leadership
  3. Discuss strategies to engage in difficult conversations about diversity and equity

Pandemic Policy Lessons from the Frontlines (Colin C. Rorrie, JR Lecture)

Tues, October 26
1:30 pm - 2:20 pm

Faculty: Anne Zink, MD, FACEP; Steven J. Stack, MD, MBA, FACEP

In this lecture you will hear from two emergency physicians who battled COVID from the frontlines in their emergency departments as well as in the public eye on the political frontlines as the leader of the state Department of Health as they talk about the personal and professional challenges, lessons learned, and lasting state health policy changes that arose as a result of COVID.


  1. Briefly discuss how you came to be in your Dept of Health position and prior training/experiences that, in retrospect, were most beneficial in helping you weather 2019 as your state's public health leader.
  2. Explore the challenges and lessons learned during your COVID19 planning and response. Please discuss whether your role was made more difficult by party allegiance of your state leaders and if so, how you approached this challenge.
  3. Review any state health policy changes that were enacted during the pandemic and are expected to remain in place.

Breaking the Cycle: Implementing a Community Violence Intervention Program in the ED (James D. Mills, Jr. Memorial Lecture)

Wednesday, October 27
1:30 pm - 2:20 pm

Faculty: Christopher B. Colwell, MD, FACEP

Community violence has become an increasing problem and the effects are seen more and more in the ED. It is important for the clinician to understand the origins, ongoing evolution and most importantly the possibility for interventions to mitigate the growing epidemic of trauma.

  1. Describe the epidemic of community violence
  2. Discuss interventional programs that ED providers can utilize to break the cycle of violence
  3. Understand the unique role the ED can play in breaking the cycle of community violence