10th Annual
New Orleans, LA
March 23-27, 2014

Workshop & Educational Sessions Schedule

Here is the core of what makes the SEMPA 360 conference a step above the rest - the most comprehensive EMPA education program available - and truly covers emergency medicine from every angle!

SEMPA 360 courses and hands-on workshops provide essential clinical content and vital risk-management concepts.

Course content and faculty subject to change  

Sunday, March 23, 2014

8:00 am - 11:00 am SOLD OUT -  Workshop:The "Aye's" Have It - Comprehensive Eye Exam and Slit Lamp Workshop (OTHER TIME SLOTS OFFERED)  
Jason Knight, MD; Kara Geren, MD, MPH
8:00 am - 11:00 am Workshop: Essentials of Wound Care - Basic Wound Care Techniques
Amy Keim, MS, PA-C ; James Marinucci; Ryan Strauss, PA-C, MPH, MPAS; Andrew Maurano, PA-C
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm SOLD OUT -  Workshop:The "Aye's" Have It - Comprehensive Eye Exam and Slit Lamp Workshop (OTHER TIME SLOTS OFFERED) 
Jason Knight, MD; Kara Geren, MD, MPH
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm SOLD OUT - Workshop: Beyond Essentials of Wound Care - Advanced Acute Wound Care Techniques 
Amy Keim, MS, PA-C ; James Marinucci; Ryan Strauss, PA-C, MPH, MPAS; Andrew Maurano, PA-C
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Mastering Electrolyte Emergencies
Cory Slovis, MD, FACEP
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Sorting out Syncope: Deadly Drop or Frivolous Faint?
Bart Besinger, MD 
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm All 'Stressed Out' - How to Prevent Burnout in EM
Jay Kaplan, MD, FACEP

Monday, March 24, 2014

8:00 am - 9:00 am The Wheezing Patient: CHF, Anaphylaxis, COPD or Asthma?
Cory Slovis, MD, FACEP  
9:00 am - 10:00 am How to Spot the Well-Appearing Patient Who Will Soon be Dead: Avoiding the ER Bounce back
Mike Weinstock, MD
10:30 am - 11:30 am Top Eye Emergency
Jason Knight, MD
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Approach to the Poisoned Patient in 2014
Sean Nordt, MD
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Management of Acute Stroke - Walking the Tightrope Between Patient Benefit and PA Risk
Mike Weinstock, MD
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Newer Drugs of Abuse
Sean Nordt, MD
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Roundtable: The New Recertification Requirements and EM CAQ
Greg Thomas, PA, MPH 
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm SOLD OUT -  Workshop:The "Aye's" Have It - Comprehensive Eye Exam and Slit Lamp Workshop (OTHER TIME SLOTS OFFERED) 
Jason Knight, MD; Kara Geren, MD, MPH
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm  Workshop:Going Beyond Fractures - Diagnosing and Managing Common Orthopedic Injuries
Amy Keim, MS, PA-C ; James Marinucci; Ryan Strauss, PA-C, MPH, MPAS; Andrew Maurano, PA-C
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm  SOLD OUT - Workshop: EKG Patterns You Do Not Want to Miss
George Higgins, III, MD, FACEP
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm SOLD OUT -  Workshop: Basic Emergency Ultrasound 
Teresa Wu, MD; Haney Mallemat, MD

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

8:00 am - 9:00 am The Best of Pediatric Emergency Literature from 2013-2014
Rick Cantor, MD, FACEP  
9:00 am - 10:00 am Pediatric Abdominal Pain
Brian Kloss, DO, JD    
10:30 am - 11:30 am Mistakes You Don't Want to Make With Your Pediatric Patients
Rick Cantor, MD, FACEP   
12:30 am – 1:30 pm Geriatric Abdominal Pain " They are not just big kids"
Brian Kloss, DO, JD   
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Common Emergencies in the First 28 Days of Life
Rick Cantor, MD, FACEP  
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Critical Care Tips and Tricks Every PA Should Know
Haney Mallemat, MD
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Roundtable: PA Residencies/Fellowships
Lynn Scherer, PA-C    
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Workshop: Procedures They Never Taught You that will change your practice (THIS IS A DIDACTIC WORKSHOP AND NOT HANDS ON)
George Higgins, III, MD, FACEP
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm  Workshop: Wilderness Medicine Skills Workshop (OTHER TIME SLOT OFFERED)
Shana Tarter, WEMT, EMT-I, FAWM
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Workshop: Advanced Emergency Ultrasound 
Teresa Wu, MD; Haney Mallemat, MD
3:30 pm - 7:30 pm Workshop: Critical Management Skills for Acute Hand Injuries and Infections 
Amy Keim, MS, PA-C ; James Marinucci; Ryan Strauss, PA-C, MPH, MPAS; Andrew Maurano, PA-C

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

8:00 am - 8:30 am Pediatric Gastroenteritis: Update on the State of the Art
Sean Fox, MD
8:30 am - 9:30 am EM Literature Review… Articles to Change Your Practice Part 1
George Higgins, III, MD, FACEP; Robert Dachs, MD   
9:30 am - 10:00 am Kawasaki Disease: an EM Perspective
Sean Fox, MD   
10:30 am - 11:30 am EM Literature Review… Articles to Change Your Practice Part II
George Higgins, III, MD, FACEP; Robert Dachs, MD  
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Town Hall Meeting: SEMPA Update and Membership Meeting
SEMPA Board of Directors   
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm 10 Fatal imaging Myths That Should Change Your Practice
Joshua Broder, MD  
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Pediatric Management Myths: Is what you were taught wrong?
Sean Fox, MD
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm The Ouchless ED : Tips for minimizing pain and anxiety in the pediatric patient
Maureen McCollough, MD, FACEP   
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Reading a Head CT: What Every PA Needs to Know
Joshua Broder, MD
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm  Workshop: Advanced Airway Management
Ken Butler, DO   
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Workshop: Wilderness Medicine Skills (OTHER TIME SLOT OFFERED)
Shana Tarter, WEMT, EMT-I, FAWM
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Workshop: Dental Procedures and Blocks  for the Non-Dentist
Denise Ramponi, DNP, ENP-BC, FAEN, FAANP; Joseph Mattis, CRNP; Mary Jo Cerepani, DNP, FNP-BC, CEN

Thursday, March 27, 2014

8:00 am - 9:00 am Pediatric Neuro Complaints .. Giving you a Headache?
Maureen McCollough, MD, FACEP    
9:00 am - 10:00 am Drinking from the Fire Hose: Making Sense of On-Line Resources and Free Open Access Meducation
Joseph Lex, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, MAAEM       
10:30 am - 11:30 am The Crashing Airway
Ken Butler, DO   
11:30 am – 12:30 pm High-Risk Orthopedics: Training Your Eye to See the Injury
Joseph Lex, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, MAAEM  
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