10.02.19 Conference Summary

This week’s conference started off with M&M delivered by chief resident, Janel Paukovits, MD, with the reversal of DOACs, managing massive hemoptysis, and a case of peripartum cardiomyopathy. It was followed by a great review of knee pain by Jenny Caprez, DO and pearls for pediatric trauma from PEM fellow and former UH EM chief resident Leah Carter, MD.

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09.25.19 Conference Summary

We started conference this week with a talk on the ins and outs of alcohol withdrawal by toxicologist, Dr. Lauren Porter. Dr. Abraham Feshazian walked us through the most evidence based management of primary headaches in the ED. Dr. Matthew Mullins reviewed the recognition of and ED management of snake and spider bites. To end, trauma surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Ustin, reviewed the indications of ED thoracotomy.

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Julieta Lacey
09.11.19 Conference Summary

This week, we welcome’d visiting speaker, Dr. Uche Blackstock from NYU, who helped bring to light our own unconscious biases in healthcare and spoke on dismantling power, privilege and oppression in healthcare. Dr. Howard Dickey-White then reviewed some high risk medico-legal cases in emergency medicine. We finished with a clinicopathological conference by Drs. Alex Votruba and Justin Yax.

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09.04.19 Conference Summary

This week’s conference started off with M&M delivered by chief resident Julieta Lacey, MD speaking on the management of right heart failure in the Emergency Department, flexor tenosynovitis diagnosis and management strategies, and syncope risk scores. This was followed by our Airway lecture series given by Dr. Matthew Stull who spoke about the physiological difficult airway particularly severe hypoxia, hypotension, metabolic acidosis, and right heart failure patients. Following Dr. Stull we had one of our pediatric emergency medicine attendings Dr. Bacevice speaking on non-accidental trauma and abuse in the pediatric population. Closing out the day we had a lecture given by Dr. Piccone speaking on the complications of sickle cell disease.

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Nikolas Sekoulopoulos
8.14.19 Conference Summary

Loads of high yield content in this week’s conference summary. We welcomed our first CLE Rising guest, Dr. Brittany Betham from Henry Ford in Detroit, MI. She taught us how to interpret aVR and the RBBB ECG as well as how the poor historian doesn’t exist! We also had a lecture form our new ultrasound fellow and former chief, Dr. Lauren McCafferty on POCUS for endocarditis, an exciting CPC case with adrenal hemorrhage, and learned about all things LVAD.

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07.31.19 Conference Summary

Take a look at this week’s conference summary! We started with Morbidity and Mortality conference presented by Dr. Nik Sekoulopoulos, PGY3. We ended with a great review of Blunt Abdominal Trauma by Dr. Andrew Loudon.

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Julieta Lacey
7.24.19 Conference Summary

In this weeks conference, we started with a review of intimate partner violence and strangulation by Dr. Stephanie Gaines. We had a high yield review of some important diagnoses in foot and ankle pain by EM/Sports Medicine-trained Dr. Ben Boswell and ended with an HBO’s Chernobyl-inspired review of Nuclear Weapons of Mass Destruction by EM/EMS-trained Dr. Jeffrey Luk.

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7.17.19 Conference Summary

Take a look at some highlights from this week’s conference! We started off with a very impactful talk on human sex trafficking and how we can spot it in the emergency department by Mary Suchetka, MSN, SANE. Dr. Robert Hughes then reviewed the presentation and management of some of the most common endocrine emergencies. Next, Dr. Erin McDowell taught us about common pediatric abdominal pathologies. This was followed by a CV workshop led by Dr. Vicki Noble. We wrapped up the day with a Power Half Hour with a review of a few clinical cases by Dr. Nik Seokoulopoulos, PGY3.

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Julieta Lacey
7.10.19 Conference Summary

We learned from Dr. Riley Grosso about how to think about our own thought processes while in the ED in order to help us better care for patients as well as how the Peer Review process can help us refine these thought processes. We then learned some tips/tricks on giving a great lecture from Dr. Chris Miller and Dr. Riley Grosso. Next, Dr. Christopher Peluso, EM3/PGY7 talked about the treatment of primary Atrial Fibrillation in the Emergency Department and suggested an approach to minimize unnecessary admissions for these patients while optimizing their outpatient care. Lastly, one of UHCMC’s esteemed neurointesivists, Dr. Michael DeGeorgia taught us about a new approach to treating Intracranial Hypertension.

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6.27.19 Conference Summary

Our last conference of this academic year started off with Morbidity and Mortality Conference with chief resident Dr. Andrew Schaub, PGY3, who presented great cases of unstable pelvic fractures, alcoholic ketoacidosis, and Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. This was followed by our Intern Toxicology and Super Track Series with talks on opiates by Dr. Alex Votruba, PGY1, and Skin/soft tissue infections by Dr. Zean Chen, PGY1, respectively. We concluded with another Community EM Series lecture by Dr. Hussein Ghoul, PGY3, on thrombectomy in the acute ischemic stroke.

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6.13.19 Conference Summary

This week’s conference started off with an awesome Grand Rounds with Dr. Chris Colwell, Chief/Vice Chair at UCSF/Zuckerberg and a leader in EM/EMS/trauma. Dr. Colwell shared his firsthand experiences in the Columbine and Aurora Theater shootings and discussed mass casualty, disaster management, and lessons learned. He then gave great talks on high altitude illness and trauma sedation.. Next up was our last CPC of the year with Dr. Abe Feshazion (PGY2) and Dr. Linda Katirji who presented a great case, differential, and discussion of vertebral osteomyelitis/diskitis. This was followed by a pediatric abdominal ultrasound lecture by Dr. Marina Shpilko, and then, Dr. Steve Morgan (PGY3) presented his EBM project on anaphylaxis management. Lastly, Dr. Lauren McCafferty (PGY3) and Dr. Laura Throckmorton (PGY1) presented interesting cases/images for power (half) hour.

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6.6.19 Conference Summary

This week’s conference started off with our last quarterly collaborative EM/IM conference of the academic year, in which EM-Intensivist, Dr. Colin McCloskey, and Cardiology fellow, Dr. Joshua Clevenger, discussed ED and inpatient approach to managing atrial fibrillation with RVR. This was followed by Dr. Sarah Tehranisa giving pearls on transitioning to attendinghood then Dr. Samuel Houng (PGY2) discussing peripartum management in the community as part of our Community EM series. Last but not least, we welcomed Dr. Steve Steiner, peds neurologist from Akron Children’s Hospital, who discussed pediatric headache.

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5.30.19 Conference Summary

Conference this week started with our annual EMS medical command orientation with Dr. Luk and Dr. Zeller. We started with reviewing our medical command protocols, including time of death, followed by listening to recordings of real medical command recordings. We then had 30 minutes of practice EMS med commands calls. This was followed by the last lecture in our airway series this year about the physiologically difficult airway by Dr. Stull.

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5.23.19 Conference Summary

This week we started off conference with M&M from Dr. Lauren McCafferty with 3 great cases to learn from, Wenicke’s encephalopathy, neutropenic sepsis, and anaphylaxis from penicillin allergy. We then had a visit from Rainbow Babies PEM faculty member, Dr Megan Evers for a great review of neonatal resuscitation. Dr. Charles Yowler from MetroHealth’s burn unit taught the initial management of the burn patient and we finished with diabetic medication toxicology from Dr. Zac Rasmussen and alcohol withdrawal treatment from Dr. Sean Mayerik.

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5.9.19 Conference Summary

Conference today started with welcoming Dr. Carrie Harvey from the University of Michigan to discuss palliative care in the critically ill patient and crashing patients with valvulopathies as part of our Cleveland Rising Series. We then had Brian Lauer review opiate pharmacology. Dr. Courtney Smalley from Cleveland Clinic discussed how to establish and practice POCUS in the community and we wrapped up with Biliary Disease from Dr. Kevin Choong PGY-5 from general surgery.

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4.25.19 Conference Summary

This week’s conference featured Morbidity and Mortality, given by Dr. Leah Carter PGY-3 which highlighted cases of pyelonephritis in pregnancy, cardiac arrest, and transverse myelitis. We also had PGY-2’s Janel Paukovits, Ross McDermott, Andrew Veverka lecture on Breaking Bad News and Family Witnessed Resuscitation. We then welcomed visiting Plastic Surgery resident, Dr. Rachel Aliotta from the Cleveland Clinic.

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4.11.19 Conference Summary

This week’s conference started off with our next CLE Rising Series speaker, Dr. David Snow, program director of Loyola’s new EM residency. Dr. Snow discussed challenges of resuscitating critically ill morbidly obese patients then talked about success in emergency medicine. We then welcomed Dr. Paria Wilson, PEM physician from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, who discussed how to approach the undifferentiated crashing pediatric patient. Next, ultrasound fellow Dr. Jason Tehranisa discussed abdominal aorta ultrasound and then led ultrasound trivia. We continued our intern tox lecture series with Dr. Yasmin Moftakhar who gave a great talk on hallucinogens. Our day concluded with Dr. WIll Jian who discussed how to manage traumatic injuries in the community.

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