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


Wednesday March 24, 2021

7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET


New in 2021!!! CME Credits Available for $140 registration! Visit the Registration & CME Page for details.


7:45 - 8 a.m. Welcome & Introduction Amal Mattu, MD
8 - 8:30 a.m. Rational ED Management of Acute Atrial Fibrillation Ian Stiell, MD
8:35 - 9:05 a.m. Deciphering Dysrhythmias in Devices

Tarlan Hedayati, MD

9:10 - 9:40 a.m. Wide Complex Tachycardia: A Rational Approach to Diagnosis William Brady, MD
9:40 - 10 a.m. Break
10:05 - 10:35 a.m.

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. COVID-Related Dysrhythmias Leen Alblaihed, MBBS, MHA
11:55 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Panel Discussion All Speakers


  • Amal Mattu, MD | Symposium Director & Host
    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.

  • 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.

  • William Brady, MD
    Professor of Emergency Medicine
    Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs
    The David A Harrison Distinguished Educator of the University of Virginia School of Medicine

    Dr. Brady is 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, University of Utah School of Medicine
    Director of Education, Emergency Medicine

    Dr. 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
    Associate Professor & Chair of Education, Department of Emergency Medicine
    Cook County Hospital

    Dr. Hedayati is an Associate Professor and the Chair of Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. She helps lead the educational experiences and activities for 3rd and 4th year medical students rotating in the department, 68 EM residents, and 32 faculty members. She has edited several textbooks, authored numerous papers and textbook chapters, and lectures nationally and internationally on cardiac and critical care emergencies, as well as promoting faculty development in medical education and advancement. She is completing a Masters in Education for Health Professions at Johns Hopkins.

  • Corey Slovis, MD
    Chairman Emeritus, Department of Emergency Medicine
    Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medicine
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Dr. Slovis is the founding Chairman of Vanderbilt’s Department of Emergency Medicine and served in that role from July 1992 until July 2020. He is currently the 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, the Peter Rosen Award from the American Association of Emergency Physicians 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 regularly, continues to publish with more than 100 peer reviewed publications, numerous book chapters, and has co-authored three books.

  • Ian G Stiell, MD, MSc, FRCPC
    Distinguished Professor and Senior Scientist, Department of Emergency Medicine
    Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa
    Editor-in-Chief Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine

    Dr. Ian Stiell is a Canadian academic emergency physician who is widely known for his pioneering research in care of acutely ill and injured patients. He is a Distinguished Professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa, and Senior Scientist in The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Dr. Stiell was the first Chair of the new Department of Emergency Medicine at U Ottawa (2002) and which has since developed into one of the most productive EM units in the world. His research has focused on clinical decision rules and risk scales, as well as clinical trials in cardiac arrest and acute atrial fibrillation. Dr. Stiell has had more than 400 peer-reviewed publications with 21 as first-author in very-high impact journals: 5 New Engl J Med, 3 Lancet, 8 JAMA, 2 BMJ, 3 Circulation, and has an overall H-index >110. Dr. Stiell established the OHRI Emergency Research Group, currently comprised of 7 clinician investigators, 10 fellows, and 30 staff and has held or is holding over $26 million in peer-reviewed funding as PI. He directs the international U Ottawa EM Research Fellowship which has had 31 fellows from around the world. Dr. Stiell has received many research awards including U.S. Institute of Medicine, CIHR Distinguished Investigator, and U Ottawa Distinguished Professor.

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