WACEP 2020 Spring Symposium - Emergency Medicine: The Road Less Traveled

Schedule of Events (subject to change)

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

12:00 pm - Conference Kickoff Lunch
12:30-1:30 pm - Treating Hemophilia A in the ED: New Challenges and Opportunities

(This session is accredited for CME separately from all other conference activities)

1:30-5:15 pm – Rapid-Fire Emergency Medicine Updates

  • »     1:30-2:00 pm – ATLS 10th Edition Updates; Stephanie Savage, MD, MS, FACS
  • »     2:00-2:30 pm - Building a Successful EM Team in Rural Wisconsin; Patrick Wolf, DO
  • »     2:30-3:00 - Break
  • »     3:00-3:30 pm - Burn Management Update; Mark Johnston, RN, BSN
  • »     3:30-4:00 pm – Intubation Checklist for Emergency Medicine; Brady McIntosh, MD
  • »     4:00-4:30 pm – Sepsis Updates; Sean Nolan, DO
  • »     4:30-5:15 pm – State Advocacy Update; Lisa Maurer, MD and Harry Monroe

5:15-6:15 pm - Reception & Dinner

6:15-7:30 pm - Evaluation of Psych Patients in the Emergency Department; Tony Thrasher, DO

8:00-11:00 pm - Off-site reception co-sponsored by UW Health and UW BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine

Thursday, April 16, 2020

7:00-8:00 am - Breakfast & Visit with Exhibitors

8:00-11:30 am - Choose your Track:

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

8:00-10:00 am 
2019 LLSA Article Review Workshop
Michael Walters, MD

10:00-10:15 am - Break/Visit with Exhibitors

10:15-11:30 am - Hot Topics in Emergency Medicine Roundtable Discussions:

  • Pharmacy Update; Joe Halfpap, PharmD & Ana Bienvenida, PharmD
  • Initiating Buprenorphine in the ED; Julie Doniere, MD
  • Avoiding Burnout in Emergency Medicine; Bob Leschke, MD
  • The Important Role of EM Nurses; Mike Becker, MD
  • Tips & Tricks for Helmet Removal; TBD
  • Cardio Version Update; Jamie Schneider, MD
  • Wilderness Medicine; Amy Biondich, MD
  • Medical Clearance of Psych Patients in the ED; Tony Thrasher, DO

8:00-11:30 am
(Break 10:00-10:15 am)

Unique Procedures Workshop

Lead presenter:

Ryan Thompson, MD


Bill Burns, MD

Andrew Cathers, MD

Adam Nicholson, MD

Jessica Schmidt, MD MPH

Ben Schnapp, MD, MED

8:00-11:30 am
(Break 10:00-10:15 am)

28th Annual Emergency Medicine Research Forum

The Research Forum is presented by the Emergency Medicine Departments at the University of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin in partnership with WACEP. CME is not available for the Research Forum.

11:30 am-12:15 pm - Research Forum Poster Session

11:45 am-12:30 pm - Lunch/Visit with Exhibitors

12:30-12:55 pm - Annual WACEP Update & Awards Program

1:00-2:00 pm - What I've Learned Studying ID in EM; David A. Talan, MD FACEP

2:00-3:00 pm - Pediatric Pain Management; Jennifer Mitzman, MD

3:00-3:30 - Networking Break/Visit with Exhibitors
3:30-4:15 pm - Second Victim Syndrome; Jennifer Mitzman, MD
4:15-5:00 pm - Managing Acute Dental Problems in the ED; Robb Warren, DDS

RECEPTION SPONSORUW Health & UW BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine

EXHIBITORS: CSL Behring, LLC; Regions Hospital Burn & Trauma Center; Wisconsin Army National Guard

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