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Virtual 2-Day Conference

Being Streamed December 6th and 7th, 2022

FOCUS on POCUS: Don't Let the RV Strain You

Leen Alblaihed, MBBS, MHA
Presentation from the 11th Crashing Patient Conference on October 5, 2021.


Conference Leadership


Amal Mattu, MD
Conference Director
Brian Browne, MD
Department Chair

What is The Crashing Patient Conference?


There’s no question that the practice of emergency medicine is high risk. “High risk” implies danger to patients, but we all know that patients aren’t the only ones at risk in the Emergency Department (ED). Each patient visit also represents legal risk for the provider. The threat of malpractice in the U.S. healthcare system, especially in high-risk specialties such as emergency medicine, is an ever-present issue that affects physician workups, practice patterns, and dispositions on a daily basis.¹

This conference has been created to address both parties at risk in emergency medicine - the patient and the provider. Topics have been specifically chosen to educate attendees regarding the optimal care of the sickest patients we see in daily ED practice - sepsis, cardiac ischemia, aortic dissection, etc. - as well as to educate attendees in how to bullet-proof themselves from the plaintiff attorneys. The instructors for the conference are acclaimed educators, winners of more than a dozen national teaching awards, and experienced national and international-level speakers who know how to present information in a practical and entertaining way.

We know how valuable your time is, so we intend to make this conference the most productive you’ve ever attended. Our goal is simple... to teach you how to save lives and to minimize risk of malpractice. Get ready to learn!

Amal Mattu, MD, FAAEM, FACEP
Conference Director

Ref: ¹ Mattu A. Foreword: risk management. Emerg Med Clin N Am 2009;27(4):xv-xvi.


Our Speakers

Mike Abraham, MD
Leen Albliahead, MBBS
Afrah Ali, MBBS
Michael Bond, MD
Laura Bontempo, MD, MEd
Ken Butler, DO
Sarah Dubbs, MD
Cheyenne Falat, MD
Robert Flint, MD
J. David Gatz, MD
Jenny Guyther, MD
Rupal Jain, MD
Brent King, MD, MMM
Samantha King, MD
Priya Kuppusamy, MD
Benjamin Lawner, DO
Spencer Lovegrove, MD
Bobbi Lowie, MD
Ashley Martinelli, PharmD
Neeraja Murali, DO, MPH
Bennett Myers, MD
Lauren Rosenblatt, MD
Alexis Salerno, MD
Steve Schenkel, MD
Kinjal Sethuraman, MD, MPH
Kathleen Stephanos, MD
Mark Sutherland, MD
Semhar Tewelde, MD
R. Gentry Wilkerson, MD
T. Andrew Windsor, MD
Kami Hu Windsor, MD
Mike Winters, MD, MBA


Registration now open!

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Tuesday, December 6 - Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Conference Day 1

Conference Day 2

The Schedule

Tuesday, December 6th, 2022

Start Time
End Time
Speaker
Topic

8:00 am

8:10 am

Welcome & Introductions

Amal Mattu, MD

8:10 am

8:30 am

Perilous Paralysis

David Gatz, MD

8:30 am

8:50 am

Imaging the Deadly Headache

Rupal Jain, MD

8:50 am

9:10 am

Carbon Monoxide Catastrophes

Kinjal Sethuraman, MD, MPH

9:10 am

9:30 am

Seeing When Your Patient Can’t: Ocular Ultrasound

Alexis Salerno, MD

9:30 am

9:55 am

Break

9:55 am

10:15 am

Occult Abdominal Trauma: Beware the Black Box!

Robert Flint, MD

10:15 am

10:35 am

Perilous Peri-Physiology: Avoid PEA!

Benjamin Lawner, DO

10:35 am

10:55 am

Discharge to Death!

Priya Kuppusamy, MD

10:55 am

11:15 am

Second-line Saviors in Septic Shock

Kami Hu Windsor, MD

11:15 am

12:00 pm

Panel Discussion

12:45 pm

1:05 pm

Deadly Misadventures in Mechanical Ventilation

Mark Sutherland, MD

1:05 pm

1:25 pm

Diabolical Devices

Bennett Myers, MD

1:25 pm

1:45 pm

Little People, Big Problems: Pediatric Trauma Arrest

Jenny Guyther, MD

1:45 pm

2:05 pm

Little Airways, Big Problems: Rescuing the Pediatric Airway

Brent King, MD, MMM

2:05 pm

2:30 pm

Break

2:30 pm

2:50 pm

POCUS in the Pulseless Patient

Samantha King, MD

2:50 pm

3:10 pm

Lytic Complications in Stroke

Mike Abraham, MD, MS

3:10 pm

3:30 pm

Psychiatric Disasters

Stephen Schenkel, MD

3:30 pm

3:50 pm

Found Down? Check the Compartments!

R. Gentry Wilkerson, MD

3:50 pm

4:30 pm

Panel Discussion

Wednesday, December 7th, 2022

Start Time
End Time
Speaker
Topic

8:00 am

8:10 am

Welcome & Introductions

Amal Mattu, MD

8:10 am

8:30 am

Transfusion Confusion: Mistakes That Kill

Sarah Dubbs, MD

8:30 am

8:50 am

ENTerror!

Laura Bontempo, MD, MEd

8:50 am

9:10 am

Don’t Break Your Back! Med-Mal Pearls and Pitfalls with Back Pain

Michael Bond, MD

9:10 am

9:30 am

In Pace of Emergency: When Pacers Go Haywire in the ED

Leen Alblaihed, MBBS, MHA

9:30 am

9:55 am

Break

9:55 am

10:15 am

Unmasking Mysterious Myxedema

Spencer Lovegrove, MD

10:15 am

10:35 am

When Veggies are Bad! The Latest Infective Endocarditis

Bobbi Lowie, MD

10:35 am

10:55 am

Avoiding the Nightmare: Optimizing Peri-Intubation
Sedation

Ashley Martinelli, PharmD

10:55 am

11:15 am

Post-Arrest Pearls and Controversies

Mike Winters, MD, MBA

11:15 am

12:00 pm

Panel Discussion

12:45 pm

1:05 pm

The Crashing Pulmonary Embolism

Kenneth Butler, DO

1:05 pm

1:25 pm

Mastering Bariatric Resuscitation

Lauren Rosenblatt, MD

1:25 pm

1:45 pm

The Crashing GI Bleed

Neeraja Murali, DO, MPH

1:45 pm

2:05 pm

Damage Control Resuscitation at the Non-Trauma Center

T. Andrew Windsor, MD

2:05 pm

2:30 pm

Break

2:30 pm

2:50 pm

The Deadly Rash!

Afrah Ali, MBBS

2:50 pm

3:10 pm

StrangeRRR Things in Electrocardiography

Semhar Tewelde, MD

3:10 pm

3:30 pm

When the Giants Fight Back: Resuscitating High Altitude

Cheyenne Falat, MD

3:30 pm

3:50 pm

Great Balls of Fire: Fever in the Non-Neonate

Kathleen Stephanos, MD

3:50 pm

4:30 pm

Panel Discussion

CME Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and
policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the
Center for Emergency Medical Education and University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine.

“The Center for Emergency Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing
Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

The Center for Emergency Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.50 AMA PRA
Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their
participation in the activity.

Questions?

Please contact
Doreen Lucadamo, CMP, DES, HMCC
Conference Planning Specialist
dlucadamo@som.umaryland.edu ♦ Phone: 443-562-8630
University of Maryland School of Medicine ♦ Department of Emergency Medicine
110 S. Paca Street, Sixth Floor, Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21201