April 1, 2020

7:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m.

SMC Campus Center
Elm Ballroom
621 W. Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD

Proudly presented by the University of Maryland School of Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine



7:45 – 8 a.m. Welcome & Introduction Amal Mattu, MD
8 – 8:30 a.m. Rational Management of Atrial Fibrillation Ian Stiell, MD
8:35 – 9:05 a.m. Deciphering Dysrhythmias in the Paced Patient Tarlan Hedayati, MD
9:10 – 9:40 a.m. Diagnosing Regular Wide Complex Tachycardias Bill Brady, MD
9:40 – 10 a.m. Break
10:05 – 10:35 a.m.   Managing the Angry Ventricle Corey Slovis, MD
10:40 – 11:10 a.m. Challenging Cases of Bradydysrhythmias Megan Fix, MD
11:15 – 11:45 a.m. WPW (Finally) Made Simple Amal Mattu, MD
11:55 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion All Speakers


  • Amal Mattu, MD | Symposium Director
    Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Vice Chairman, University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine

    Amal Mattu, MD has had a passion for teaching and writing about emergency cardiology since he joined the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He has authored or edited 20 textbooks in emergency medicine, including eight focused on emergency cardiology and electrocardiography. He has also served as primary Guest Editor for Cardiology Clinics three times. He lectures nationally and internationally on emergency cardiology topics and has helped to create conferences focused on this area. Dr. Mattu is currently a tenured Professor, Vice Chair of Education, and Co-Director of the Emergency Cardiology Fellowship for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

  • William J. Brady, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
    Professor of Emergency Medicine, Medicine, & Nursing, University of Virginia School of Medicine
    Vice-Chair for Faculty Affairs, Department of Emergency Medicine
    The David A. Harrison Distinguished Educator

    Dr. William Brady is a practicing emergency physician at the University of Virginia (UVA); he is residency trained in both emergency medicine and internal medicine. He is a tenured professor of Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Nursing, Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs, and the David A. Harrison Distinguished Educator at the UVA Health System. He is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Educators at the UVA School of Medicine and is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the ACEP National Faculty Teaching Award, the UVA School of Medicine Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the UVA School of Medicine’s David A. Harrison Distinguished Educator Award. At UVA, he serves as the medical director of Emergency Management, chair of the Resuscitation Committee, and operational medical director of Special Event Medical Management; in the community, he functions as the operational medical director of Albemarle County Fire Rescue and Madison County EMS. He also serves as the associate editor of the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Brady is actively involved in the instruction of healthcare providers on many topics, with a particular focus on the electrocardiogram and cardiac arrest. Dr. Brady lives in Charlottesville, VA with his family; he is active in the community, working in volunteer capacities in fire rescue and community athletics.

  • Megan Fix, MD
    Associate Professor of Surgery (Emergency Medicine), University of Utah School of Medicine

    Dr. Megan Fix grew up in a small town in Michigan and attended Stanford School of Medicine. She was a resident in Emergency Medicine at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Program and was chief resident her final year, graduating in 2007. She was the director of medical student education for Emergency Medicine at Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME prior to relocating to Utah. She joined the faculty at the University of Utah 2010 and served as the Associate Program Director for the Emergency Medicine residency program as well as the 4th year medical school Transitions to Internship Course Director for 7 years. Dr. Fix’s main focus is in medical education. She is heavily involved in local resident and medical student education as well as nationally involved in the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD) as well as multiple CME courses such as The Heart Course and the Difficult Airway Course. She has been awarded multiple teaching awards and her main academic area of research is medical education and airway management and education. Dr. Fix is currently the Director of Education for Emergency Medicine at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She is also the Director of Faculty Mentoring at the School of Medicine and the Course Director for the 1st year medical student Clinical Methods Curriculum.

  • Tarlan Hedayati, MD, FACEP
    Assistant Professor, Associate Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine/Rush Medical College
    Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals System

  • Corey Slovis, MD, FACP, FACEP, FAAEM, FAEMS
    Professor, Emergency Medicine and Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Dr. Corey Slovis, FACP, FACEP, FAAEM, is Chairman of the Department and is also Medical Director for the Nashville Fire Department and Nashville’s International Airport. He has completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine at Emory University and Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Emergency Medical Services. Dr. Slovis is one of Emergency Medicine’s most famous educators and routinely teaches at the largest gatherings of our specialty. He was most recently awarded the Judith E. Tintinalli Outstanding Contribution in Education Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians. He has also won the American College of Emergency Physicians Speaker of the Year Award and the Hal Jayne Award for Academic Excellence from the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine. He was one of the first Vanderbilt faculty members to be named as a Master Clinical Teacher by the Dean and has been selected as Best Clinical Professor by the graduating medical school classes at every institution where he has taught, having won this award seven times in his career. Dr. Slovis has two teaching awards named after him: Vanderbilt’s Corey M. Slovis Excellence in Teaching Award and the Major Metropolitan EMS Medical Directors Consortium’s Corey M. Slovis Award for Excellence in Education. Dr. Slovis teaches daily, continues to publish regularly with more than 100 peer reviewed publications, numerous book chapters, and has co-authored three books. Dr. Slovis is a runner and practices yoga aggressively and poorly. He is married to Dr. Bonnie Slovis, Professor Emeritus of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and lives with Holle, a German Shepherd, who was born to chase balls and love children.

  • Ian Stiell, MD, MSc, FRCPC
    Distinguished Professor Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa
    Senior Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

    Dr. Ian Stiell is Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa, Distinguished Professor, University of Ottawa, and Senior Scientist of the Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. He leads a productive team of Emergency Medicine researchers and chairs an Internationally recognized Emergency Medicine Research Fellowship. He presently holds and has held millions of dollars of peer-reviewed funding and has published 378 peer-reviewed papers including 28 in very high impact journals. His major research initiatives have been in two main areas within the field of emergency health services: a) development of clinical decision rules, and b) resuscitation clinical trials. He developed the Ottawa Ankle Rules and Canadian C-Spine Rule and was the Principal Investigator for the landmark OPALS Studies for prehospital care. His current research interests include acute atrial fibrillation and acute heart failure. Dr. Stiell was recently appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Check out last year’s presentations.

You can take a look at the Fourth Annual Emergency Cardiology Symposium talks and presentations to see how much fun we have each year! Click the image to the right to see what you've been missing.


About Baltimore.

Baltimore, the largest city in Maryland with a population over 609,000, is situated in the northern part of the state on the Patapsco River estuary, an arm of Chesapeake Bay. Major attractions in the city include the national Aquarium, Camden Yards, Edgar Allen Poe Museum, the Maryland Science Center, the Babe Ruth Museum, and the Fort McHenry National Monument.


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