Featured Courses

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

Monday, Oct 25
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 

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

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

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


  • Identify barriers and tools to transitioning from being "not racist" to anti-racist
  • Outline clear, actionable steps to address systemic racism for patients, trainees, and leadership
  • 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 - 2:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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