On behalf of the SEMPA Education Committee, I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to join hundreds of your PA colleagues in Orlando for SEMPA 360 - the SEMPA 11th Annual Emergency Medicine Conference. This is the premier and only conference planned specifically for and by emergency medicine PAs.
The didactic general sessions feature some of the best educators emergency medicine has to offer. Our national speakers are passionate about education and well-known experts. These sessions will provide up-to-date, evidence-based medicine in the areas of pediatrics, critical care, toxicology, radiology, orthopedics, risk management and much more. Our world-class faculty will inspire you and arm you with the tools, information and resources that will change your practice.
The hands-on workshops will give you skills and experience in ultrasound, airway management, slit lamp skills, ENT skills, emergency dental skills, orthopedic procedures and much more. New in 2015 is a simulation lab workshop where participants will have the opportunity to perform simulated scenarios and learn procedures on high-fidelity patient simulators. Also new is an ultrasound guided procedures workshop. SEMPA 360 offers you the hands-on workshops that will benefit your daily practice and will make you the most sought after PA in your ED.
SEMPA will also continue to host the Research & Innovation Forum, which is a poster session that gives attendees the opportunity to present their emergency medicine research and best practices. Established in 2014, the poster session is designed to stimulate and promote the exchange of ideas among attendees to further the practice of emergency medicine.
As the largest conference for EMPAs, SEMPA 360 offers plenty of opportunities to meet old friends and to make new ones. Our Wine & Cheese Reception with Exhibitors is a great way to mingle with conference attendees, faculty and conference exhibitors. The Round Table Session will enable you to learn about some of the hot issues affecting emergency medicine, such as the CAQ and NCCPA certification. And what a better way to start the conference than with an opening party at EPCOT® where SEMPA will have a private area for fireworks viewing.
And to top off the conference, NCCPA will be offering the opportunity for SEMPA 360 attendees to sit for the CAQ in Emergency Medicine exam.
“The Magical Kingdom” is known for its theme parks, water parks, dining, and Mickey and his friends. With SEMPA 360, you’ll be in the heart of it all. The conference hotels – Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Grand Floridian Resort and Spa - are centrally situated within the park and provide easy, convenient access to attractions by using the monorail or Disney buses. SEMPA 360 attendees and their family will also enjoy Disney’s Magical Express® Transportation , concierge luggage service, MyMagic+ deeply discounted park tickets (not available anywhere else), complimentary WiFi in guest rooms and the opportunity to extend the stay at the discounted conference hotel room rate. Come for the meeting, stay for the magic!
Join hundreds of your colleagues at the conference no emergency medicine PA can afford to miss.
See you there!
Fred Wu, MHS, PA-C
Chair, Education Committee
Board of Directors
Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants
Lead Physician Assistant
Kaweah Delta Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine