Department of Emergency Medicine – CME Courses

The University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine offers a wide variety of medical education courses and events.

Please visit the websites below for detailed information and to register.

Annual Events

Fall 2023 — Date announcement and registration COMING SOON!

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 bulletproof themselves from the plaintiff attorneys.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Low-Risk Chest Pain is one of the great misnomers in medicine. On the contrary, patients that are generally considered “low-risk” frequently turn out to be suffering from high-risk conditions, especially acute coronary syndrome (ACS). These cases of ACS, despite being considered by the clinician initially to be “low-risk,” have a high mortality when discharged home and they constitute one of the highest sources of medicolegal payout in our specialty. Join us as we host some of the leading researchers in the world as they convene on our campus to discuss their research, their recommendations, and their protocols for managing these patients in the emergency department.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

The Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is pleased to host our eighth Emergency Medicine Critical Care Symposium. The Symposium features an outstanding line-up of exceptional critical care physicians who will speak on a variety of emergency critical care topics.


Cadaver & Simulation Courses

Critical Procedures
in Emergency Medicine

This course is intended to train emergency medicine professionals in critical care invasive procedures. By using a 2:1 physician to cadaver ratio, emergency physicians will have the opportunity to practice difficult procedures in a controlled but real-life simulation. Participants in this course will have the opportunity to build on and maintain their clinical skills in a cadaver lab setting.

Essential Procedures
in Emergency Medicine

A procedure-based course specially designed to focus on wound care management, non-invasive orthopedic procedures and lumbar puncture skills. The objectives for each procedure include learning the indications, contraindications, equipment, technique, complications, post procedure follow up and pearls needed to perform the procedures competently.

Complex Procedures
in Emergency Medicine

This course teaches complex procedures including esophageal variceal bleed tamponade, transvenous pacing and trouble shooting, HINTS, Dix Hallpike and Epley maneuvers for vertigo evaluation/therapy, and pig tail chest tube insertion.

Percutaneous Ultrasound-Guided Gastrostomy
(PUG) Course

Learn to place a gastric feeding tube using an ultrasound, Seldinger technique and magnet technologies.  In the near future, the proceduralist can go to the nursing home and place a PUG, eliminating the need for patient transport.


Ultrasound Courses

Introduction to Emergency Ultrasound Course

This 2-day 16-hour course, designed for the emergency care provider, is based on the emergency ultrasound guidelines published by the American College of Emergency Physicians.


Please contact
Doreen Lucadamo, CMP, DES, HMCC
Conference Planning Specialist ♦ 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