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

10th Annual

The Crashing Patient
Resuscitation & Risk Management Conference

Wednesday,
October 14 , 2020

Livestream
Virtual Event

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. EST

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$190/Physician
$90/NP, RN, PA, EMT
$50/Resident, Medical Student


Wednesday Main Conference Schedule


8 – 8:05 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks Amal Mattu, MD
8:05 – 8:40 a.m. Resuscitation and Risk Management Pitfalls in Sepsis Mike Winters, MD, MBA
8:40 – 9:15 a.m. Critical Care Pitfalls for the Crashing Cancer Patient

Sarah Dubbs, MD

9:15 – 9:25 a.m. Focus on POCUS Leen Alblaihed, MBBS, MHA
9:25 – 9:35 a.m. Break
9:35 – 10:10 a.m.

Trouble with Big Red: Aortic Disasters

George Willis, MD
10:10 – 10:45 a.m. Time To Plasmapheresis: Pitfalls in Diagnosis and Management of the TTP Patient Lauren Rosenblatt, MD
10:45 – 10:55 a.m. Focus on POCUS Leen Alblaihed, MBBS, MHA
10:55 – 11:05 a.m. Break
11:05 – 11:40 a.m. How a Roux-en-Y Can Ruin Your Shift Joseph Martinez, MD
11:40 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. From Cold & Dead to Warm & Alive: Resuscitating the Crashing Hypothermic Cheyenne Falat, MD
12:15 – 1 p.m. Lunch Break
1 – 1:05 p.m. Welcome Back Amal Mattu, MD
1:05 – 1:40 p.m. Detours, Diversions, and Dangerous Delays: Misadventures in Interfacility Transport Ben Lawner, DO, MS, EMT-P
1:40 – 2:15 p.m. There’s Blood Everywhere! Dealing with Critical ENT Hemorrhage Laura Bontempo, MD, MEd
2:15 – 2:25 p.m. Focus on POCUS Leen Alblaihed, MBBS, MHA
2:25 – 2:35 p.m. Break
2:35 – 3:10 p.m. Busted: Orthopaedic Medicolegal Pearls and Pitfalls Michael Bond, MD
3:10- 3:45 p.m. Why We Miss Acute Coronary Syndromes Amal Mattu, MD
3:45 – 3:55 p.m. Focus on POCUS Leen Alblaihed, MBBS, MHA
3:55 – 4 p.m. Wrap-Up Amal Mattu, MD

CME Information

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Conference Speakers


  • Amal Mattu, MD, FACEP, FAAEM | Conference Director
    Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Vice Chair of Academic Affairs, University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine

    Dr. Mattu 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.

  • Leen Alblaihed, MBBS, MHA
    Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Director of Residency Education, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical System

    Dr. Alblaihed graduated from the Emergency Medicine residency training program at the University of Maryland in 2017. After that, she served a year as chief resident for the EM program while also doing an Emergency Ultrasound fellowship with a focus on Echocardiography. Additionally, she completed a fellowship in Academic Emergency Medicine and Faculty Development and is a graduate of ACEP’s Teaching Fellowship. Leen has lectured numerous times both locally and nationally, her areas of interest are Emergency Cardiology, Echocardiography and Ultrasound. Prior to her Emergency Medicine training, Leen earned her master’s degree in healthcare administration from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She also worked with the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality where she led teams and task forces in different aspects related to patient safety and quality.

  • Michael C. Bond, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
    Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Associate Designated Institutional Official, University of Maryland Medical Center

    Dr. Bond is an Associate Professor, and is the former Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of Maryland. During his residency in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, he wrote his first book, SOAP for Emergency Medicine, and recently released “Orthopedic Emergencies: Expert Management for the Emergency Physician“. Since joining the faculty at the University of Maryland, he has won the Teacher of the Year Award and AAEM’s 2011 Open Microphone Award. Dr. Bond has lectured nationally and internationally on residency education, patient safety, social media, technology and orthopedics.

  • Laura J. Bontempo, MD, MEd, FACEP, FAAEM
    Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Assistant Director of Faculty Development and Residency Education, University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine

    Dr. Bontempo is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from Northwestern University in 1994 and subsequently completed an emergency medicine residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She spent 5 years at Harvard University as the Associate Emergency Medicine Program Director and then was recruited to Yale University to become the Emergency Medicine Program Director, a position she held for 7 years. Dr. Bontempo completed a Master of Education degree with a concentration in health professional education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She has received teaching awards in emergency medicine from Harvard, Yale and Northwestern Universities and the University of Maryland. Dr. Bontempo is published in multiple emergency medicine textbooks and journals and has lectured nationally in the areas of cardiology and otolaryngology.

  • Sarah B. Dubbs, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
    Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Residency Program Director, University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine

    Dr. Dubbs is an Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine, and also the Program Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at the University of Maryland. After her residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center, she completed a Faculty Development Fellowship with a certificate from the American College of Emergency Physicians Teaching Fellowship. In addition to medical education, Dr. Dubbs has interests in hematologic and oncologic and OB/GYN emergencies, with numerous publications, podcasts, and invitational lectures on these topics. Her other areas of interest include process and quality improvement, hospital administration, and the advancement of women in the house of medicine.

  • Cheyenne Falat, MD
    Clinical Instructor, University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Chief Resident & Faculty Development Fellow, University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine

    Dr. Falat is a Faculty Development Fellow and Chief Resident at the University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine. She is also a current fellow in the ACEP Teaching Fellowship (although with COVID-19 throwing a wrench into conferences!). She has made multiple guest appearances on EMCast, loves to #WhiteBoardTeach, won the Robert Doherty Teaching Resident Award, and most recently lectured on drownings at Rocky Mountain Winter Conference as part of the resident speak competition.

  • Benjamin J. Lawner, DO, MS, EMT-P, FACEP
    Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Medical Director, Maryland ExpressCare Critical Care Transport
    Medical Director, Baltimore City Fire Department

    Dr. Lawner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Lawner obtained his EMT certification in 1994 and worked with Alachua County (Florida) Fire Rescue as a paramedic/firefighter prior to entrance into medical school. Dr. Lawner is residency trained in emergency medicine. He completed an EMS fellowship jointly sponsored by the University of Maryland, the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), and the University of Maryland Baltimore County. From 2009-2010, he served as a Chief Resident and Faculty Development fellow for the emergency medicine training program. Dr. Lawner’s interests include resuscitation, airway management, and transport critical care. Dr. Lawner currently serves as the Medical Director for the Maryland ExpressCare Critical Care Transport Team and the Baltimore City Fire Department. Dr. Lawner works clinically a University of Maryland Medical System emergency physician and is a member of the Shock Trauma Center’s “Go-Team” He is actively engaged in medical education for students, residents, and prehospital clinicians.

  • Joseph P. Martinez, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
    Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medicine
    Associate Dean for Medical Education and Student Experience
    University of Maryland Department School of Medicine

    Dr. Martinez is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed a combined residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland in 2003. Dr. Martinez was appointed Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2005 and took over as Associate Dean for Medical Education and Student Experience in 2020. In addition to his clinical and administrative duties, Dr. Martinez is an active lecturer on the local, national, and international level, with a particular interest in abdominal and gastrointestinal emergencies, as well as medical student education.

  • Lauren Rosenblatt, MD
    Clinical Instructor, University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Chief Resident & Faculty Development Fellow, University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine

    Dr. Rosenblatt is currently serving as Chief Resident as well as completing a fellowship in Faculty Development. She graduated from medical school from University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio in 2017, and recently completed emergency medicine residency at the University of Maryland. Her professional interests include medical education.

  • George C. Willis, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
    Assistant Professor & Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Assistant Residency Program Director, University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine

    Dr. Willis is the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education and Assistant Residency Program Director for the University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine. He is fellowship trained in Faculty Development and graduate of ACEP’s Teaching Fellowship. Dr. Willis is an outstanding educator and frequently lectures locally, nationally, and internationally on endocrine emergencies, aortic emergencies, procedural and simulation training. He has received numerous teaching awards including the UMEM Residency Program’s Outstanding Teaching Award and ACEP’s Junior Faculty Teaching Award.

  • Michael Winters, MD, MBA, FAAEM, FACEP
    Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Vice Chair, Clinical and Administrative Affairs, University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine

    Dr. Winters, a Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Medicine, is a leader in the fields of critical care and resuscitation in the Emergency Department. He is editor-in-chief of the textbook Emergency Department Resuscitation of the Critically Ill and he is the founder of the EM/IM/Critical Care Training Program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has taught courses nationally and internationally and won national education awards from ACEP and AAEM for his critical care teaching.

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