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

Colleague Letter


  Fred Wu

Dear Colleagues, 

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 New Orleans for SEMPA 360 -  the SEMPA 10th 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 in EM. 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, suturing, orthopedic procedures and much more. New in 2014 is a wilderness medicine skills workshop taught by the Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI) of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). 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.  

This year, SEMPA has also added a Research & Innovation Forum, which is a poster session that gives attendees the opportunity to present their emergency medicine research and best practices. The poster session is also 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 Sessions will enable you to learn about some of the hot issues affecting  emergency medicine, such as the CAQ and PA Residencies/Fellowships. And what a better way to end the conference than with a closing party at Mardi Gras World, one of New Orleans’ largest and unique attractions.   

And to top off the conference, NCCPA will be offering a special exam date immediately following SEMPA 360 so attendees can sit for the Emergency Medicine CAQ.  

“The Big Easy” is  known for its tourism, cuisine and music, and with SEMPA 360, you’ll be in the heart of it all. The conference hotel - the New Orleans Marriott - is situated in the French Quarter and steps away from Bourbon Street so you can enjoy all that New Orleans has to offer.  

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
CEP America


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