Pre-Meeting Workshops

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Add pre-meeting workshops to your SAEM17 registration for an additional fee.

AEM Consensus Conference: Catalyzing System Change Through Healthcare Simulation: Systems, Competency, and Outcomes
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Simulation-based interventions can impact healthcare at multiple levels (individual, team, system) and can replicate key elements of the healthcare environment, thus creating opportunities for a broad group of professionals to study and improve delivery of care. Emergency medicine is a leader in the use of healthcare simulation to improve patient care processes and outcomes. This conference will help healthcare educators, scientists, and engineers come together to propose research questions, suggest avenues of exploration, and set priorities for the field of healthcare simulation research.

Educational Boot Camp
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This is designed as a medical educators boot camp. Often educators learn their trade via “see one, do one, teach one.” During this workshop we will teach educators the fundamentals of teaching through facilitated discussions, application, and practice. A short, intensive, easily accessible course covering fundamental topics in medical education may provide a solution to this dilemma. 

EMTalk: Difficult ED Conversations
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The practice of emergency medicine (EM) physicians routinely involves caring for patients during times of acute, life-threatening medical crises. Many EM physicians are reluctant to have discussions with patients and their families about treatment options in these moments because of their perception that they do not have the skills or time to engage in these difficult conversations. Not surprisingly, few EM physicians have had formal training in so-called “goals of care” discussions, in which patient values are explored and then matched to an appropriate medical plan. As a result, there is growing concern that some patients are receiving invasive medical care that is both burdensome and inconsistent with their goals and values, particularly at the end of life. 

Grant Writing Workshop
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This will session will build upon prior years' Grant Writing Workshops by training the next generation of EM researchers to submit successful grants. The 2017 workshop will be structured as a combination of small group and one on one interactions, with an explicit focus on the development of mentoring relationships. The interactive nature of the day will tailor content for researchers at all levels of practice and training. By the close of the one-day workshop, attendees will feel ready to translate their nascent ideas into mature, successful grants.

Wilderness Medicine: Learning the Fundamentals and Implementing Innovative and Practical Educational Curriculums into Residency and Medical School
8:00am - 5:00 pm

Emergency physicians are uniquely equipped to provide improvised medical care, the hallmark of wilderness medicine (WM), and it has become a robust academic subspecialty. In the age of globalization, remote travel, increasing natural disasters, and frequent humanitarian response needs, the incidence of improvised medical care is growing. Thus, we have an obligation to instruct our trainees with the fundamentals of WM so they can effectively provide care outside of an emergency department. 

Geriatric Trauma: A Special Population
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The goal of this pre-conference workshop is to outline important differences in the assessment and management of the geriatric trauma patient based on best evidence and to understand the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to improve care and improve outcomes.

Strategies for Implementing the Geriatric ED Guidelines:  Education, Best Practices, Quality Improvement
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

This workshop will allow participants to add to their clinical knowledge about geriatric emergency medicine, to enhance their teaching repertoire for their training programmes, and to develop expertise in system change as suggested in the SAEM-ACEP-AGS-ENA GeriED Guidelines. During this interactive case-based workshop participants will be introduced to evidence and best practices about geriatric giants in the ED – falls, delirium, medication management, atypical presentations.

Diversity 401
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Through interactive sessions, panel discussions, standard didactic presentations, and group brainstorming, this workshop will provide a longitudinal curriculum towards diversity and inclusion, as well as broadcast and share best practices for improving attitudes and effecting change in regards to diversity. At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to effectively advocate for diversity in their institutions; serve as a sounding board for diversity issues that may occur in their institutions; discuss initiatives that address the ACGME and LCME diversity standards; and discuss best practices for teaching inclusion. 

Negotiate Your Way to Success: Maximize your Opportunities as a Female Emergency Physician
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Topic 1: Negotiation 101: fundamental principles and key gender differences
Topic 2: Bringing it home: emergency medicine specifics of negotiation 

Conceptualized Emergency Ultrasound: Integrating Scenario-Based Learning
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This course will teach multiple real-life skills by actively walking participants through simulated live scenarios. Each scenario focuses on key resource and administrative concepts and simultaneously teaches life-saving ultrasound skills, procedures or equipment manipulation necessary to aide management of patients in the scenario. This new manner of course design teaches multiple differing skills that will give more “bang for the buck” and expose participants to ideas that they otherwise may not encounter frequently. 

Ten Commandments of Acute Pain Management in the ED
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The workshop will include a series of lectures, interactive small group sessions, and panel discussions with a total duration of 4 hours. The speakers will discuss the patient-centered approach to acute painful conditions in the ED by utilizing a pain-syndrome targeted approach (CERTA) with various pharmacological interventions. Particular attention will be given to involvement of patients into decision-making about analgesia in the ED by disclosing risks and benefits, alternatives to and cost of various analgesics modalities in the ED. 

More than Accuse, Blame, Criticize - Moving beyond the ABC's of Physician Peer Review
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This workshop will give concrete tools to transform the physician peer review process from a punitive workplace culture where physicians are reluctant to come forward and report errors or “near misses” without fear of retribution into one where physicians openly discuss and adverse events using fair and just standards of accountability, and turn them into opportunities for improving healthcare.