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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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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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3.7.19 Conference Summary

This week in emergency medicine conference featured an exciting line-up of discussions on advanced ultrasound, bariatric emergencies and post-op care, EBM approach to peritonsillar abscesses, life-threatening withdrawal syndromes, basic approach to the red eye, and finally a high-yield rapid fire EKG review. Check it out!

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2.21.19 Conference Summary

This week’s conference started with another exciting Morbidity and Mortality Conference, led by Dr. Andrew Schaub, who discussed cases of myocarditis, massive PE, hypertriglyceridemia-induced pancreatitis, and delayed pregnancy detection due to false negative urine pregnant tests. We then welcomed neurointensivist, Dr. Wei Xiong, who gave a great talk on intracerebral hemorrhage and some of the evidence behind management strategies.

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1.24.19 Conference Summary

This week’s conference started off with Morbidity & Mortality Conference with Dr. Leah Carter in which we discussed placental abruption, sickle cell disease and infection, and SBP. We then continued our Peds Curriculum with pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Ryan Farrell, who discussed pediatric endocrine emergencies. The day concluded with another chief Power (Half) Hour with Dr. Lauren McCafferty who reviewed some interesting clinical and radiographic images from our own ED and discussed the underlying pathology.

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1.17.19 Conference Summary

This week we welcomed our CLE Rising speaker, Dr. Daniel Axelson ( from Henry Ford in Detroit), who led a engaging discussion about the social determinants of health. He then gave a great talk on how to approach hyponatremia and its management. This was followed by an EM/Trauma Series lecture by our Chairman, Dr. Chris Miller, on massive hemorrhage and massive transfusion. The day concluded with another Leadership Curriculum session, led by Drs. Riley Grosso and Samia Farooqi, which focused on the different styles of communication and how these apply in our day-to-day interactions with others, particularly in the emergency department.

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1.3.19 Conference Summary

The first conference of new year started with ED Pharm 101 in which Brian Lauer, PharmD, walked us through abortive and maintenance anti-epileptic drugs. This was followed by a hepatobiliary ultrasound lecture with ultrasound fellow Dr. Jason Tehranisa, and then Dr. Ben Boswell led a talk on the uses of ultrasound for diagnosing and managing shoulder injuries. Dr. Andy Veverka challenged Dr. Chris Miller in another PGY2 clinicopathological conference with a case of PRES, and finally, Dr. Lori Shannon discussed the evidence for succinylcholine vs rocuronium for RSI.

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12.6.18 Conference Summary

Check out this week’s conference summary for pro tips on residency mentorship, plus an introduction to some emergency medicine essential skills including slit lamp exams, chest tube placements, dental nerve blocks, and non-invasive respiratory support.

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11.29.18 Conference Summary

We started this week’s conference with morbidity and mortality conference with Dr. Lauren McCafferty. Following this, our EMS specialists Dr. Jason Zeller and Dr. Jeff Luk gave us a primer on mass casualty/disaster medicine. The day was concluded with another chief Power (Half) Hour with Dr. McCafferty.

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11.15.18 Conference Summary

This week’s UH EM educational didactics included a fascinating case of carotid dissection diagnosed by bedside ultrasound, literature review and current practice patterns surrounding pediatric sedation, an evidence-based medicine review of non-pregnancy vaginal bleeding, and another practice-changing journal club on the topic of public health in the ED!

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11.8.18 Conference Summary

This week, we had a fascinating discussion surrounding hypophosphatemia and refeeding syndrome as a pediatric suicide attempt, secondary syphilis, trauma in pregnancy, a review of musculoskeletal ultrasound, and finally 2 fantastic toxicology and supertrack lectures surrounding house fires and the general approach to headaches!

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11.1.18 Conference Summary

This week we welcomed CLE Rising speaker, Dr. Enyo Ablordeppey, EM/Intensivist and ultrasound extraordinaire from WashU, who gave walked us through her “Top 10 Ways I Use US Everyday” followed by a talk on point-of-care ultrasound and the role of implementation research. This was followed by another ED Pharm 101 session with ED pharmacist Christy McKenzie, PharmD, who went over pharmacologic management of atrial fibrillation. Dr. Matt Stull then led Airway Grand Rounds with a discussion on the 7 Ps of RSI.

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