WACEP 2020 Spring Symposium & WI EM Research Forum
Emergency Medicine: The Road Less Traveled

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(schedule 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 at Eno Vino Wine Bar & Bistro, 601 Junction Road, Madison WI 53717. This reception is sponsored by UW Health and UW BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine


Thursday, April 16, 2020

7:00-8:00 am - Breakfast & Visit with Exhibitors
8:00-9:00 am - Opening Keynote Presentation: What I've Learned Studying ID in EM; David A. Talan, MD FACEP

9:00 am-12:30 pm - Choose your Track:

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

9:00-11:00 am 
2019 LLSA Article Review Workshop
Michael Walters, MD

11:00-11:15 am - Break/Visit with Exhibitors

11:15 am -12:30 pm - 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

9:00 am -12:30 pm
Unique Procedures Workshop:

  • Lateral canthotomy;
  • Pigtail catheter;
  • Chest Tube; 
  • Cric; 
  • Transvenous pacer; 
  • Precipitous delivery; 
  • Awake intubation with Disposable bronchoscopy;
  • Priapism

Ryan Thompson, MD

Bill Burns, MD

Andrew Cathers, MD
Jamie Hess, MD

Adam Nicholson, MD

Jessica Schmidt, MD MPH

Ben Schnapp, MD, MED

9:00 am - 12:30 pm
(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.

12:30-1:15 pm - Research Forum Poster Session

12:45-1:30 pm - Lunch/Visit with Exhibitors

1:30-1:55 pm - Annual WACEP Update & Awards Program

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: Alexion Pharmaceuticals; CSL Behring; DuvaSawko, LLC; Marshfield Clinic Health System; Portola, Inc; Regions Hospital Burn & Trauma Center; Vapotherm, Inc; Wisconsin Army National Guard

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