Education 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. Some Workshops are available for an additional fee, while other workshops this year are free for all.

Please click here to get the course descriptions for all the sessions listed below.

All times listed are Central Daylight Time.

Monday, May 10, 2021

9:00 am - 1:00 pm Workshop: Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the ED
Arianna Sampson, PA-C
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Workshop: Critical Care Symposium
Michael Winters, MD, MBA, FACEP, FAAEM
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Workshop: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Bootcamp - $30
Carol Chen, MD, MPH
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Workshop: Postgraduate Education Summit - $30
Ann Verhoeven, MMSc, PA-C and Fred Wu, MHS, PA-C
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Workshop: Emergency Airway Management - $50
Dave Caro, MD, FACEP
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Workshop: Critical Procedures in Emergency Medicine - $50
Andy Godwin, MD
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch Break & Virtual Exhibit Hall
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Opening Session and Welcome
SEMPA Board of Directors
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Keynote Presentation: Everyday Leadership
Amal Mattu, MD, FACEP
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Caring for the ICU Boarder in Your ED
Michael Winters, MD, FACEP
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm LYTES On, LYTES Off: Electrolyte Emergencies
Camiron Pfennig-Bass, MD, MHPE, FACEP
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Nightmare ENT Emergencies
Jason Knight, MD, MBA, FACEP
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Break & Virtual Exhibit Hall
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm High-Risk ECGs You Have Got To Know
Amal Mattu, MD, FACEP
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Stress Me Out – Adrenal Emergencies
Camiron Pfennig-Bass, MD, MHPE, FACEP
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm New-Mom Problems: Post-Partum Emergencies
Jennifer Beck-Esmay, MD, FACEP

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

10:00 am - 10:30 am Keynote Presentation: EM, Past, Present and Future
Mel Herbert, MD, MBBS, FACEP, FAAEM
10:30 am - 11:00 am Documentation Disasters
Michael Weinstock, MD
11:00 am - 11:30 am Human Trafficking: What You Can Do to Help
Hillary Larkin, BS, PA-C
11:00 am - 12:00 pm COVID-19: Lessons Learned from PAs on the Frontlines
Panelists: Johnnie Gilpen, Jr., MS, MHS, PA-C | Chris Robertson, PA-C | Joanna Ruckdeschell, MMS, PA-C | Amanda Gallagher, MSPAS, PA-C | Moderator: Tenell Zahodnik, MPAS, PA-C, CAQ-EM
11:30 am - 12:00 pm New Documentation Guidelines in Emergency Medicine - Best Practices and Future Strategies
Michael A. Granovsky, MD, FACEP
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch Break & Virtual Exhibit Hall
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm How to Spot the Well-Appearing Patient Who Will Soon be Dead
Michael Weinstock, MD
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Workshop: Basic Ultrasound - $50
Andrew Shannon, MD, MPH, FACEP
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Workshop: Common Acute Facial Wounds
James Marinucci , PA-C
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm At-Risk and Vulnerable: Sexual Assault, IPV, Human Trafficking
Hillary Larkin, BS, PA-C
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Workshop: Basic EKG Interpretation 
Susan Torrey, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Stop The Bleeding – Capturing High RVU Procedures
Michael A. Granovsky, MD, FACEP
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Opportunities for PAs in EMS
Jennifer Farah, MD
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Break & Virtual Exhibit Hall
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Common Procedures in the Emergency Department
Jessica Mason, MD, FACEP and Jessie Werner, MD
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Treating Opioid Use Disorders in the Emergency Department
Arianna Sampson, PA-C
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Aortic Dissection: Are You Making the Diagnosis?
George Willis, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm My Stomach Hurts…And I’ve Had Bariatric Surgery
Autumn Graham, MD

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

10:00 am - 10:30 am Keynote Presentation
Linda Lawrence, MD, CPE, FACEP
10:30 am - 11:00 am Cruising the Infectious Disease Literature
John (Jack) C. Perkins, Jr, MD, FACEP
11:00 am - 11:30 am Wilderness Medicine Improvisation: What Would MacGyver Do?
Sue Spano, MD, FACEP, FAWN
11:00 am - 12:00 pm NCCPA Update on Recertification
Greg Thomas, PA, MPH
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Pitfalls in the Care of the Psychiatric Patient
Leslie Zun, MD, MBA, FACEP
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch Break & Virtual Exhibit Hall
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Pediatric Fever Update: What’s New?
Emily Rose, MD, FAAP, FAAEM, FACEP
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Workshop: Advanced Ultrasound - $50
Petra Duran Gehring, MD, RDMS
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm The High-Risk Oncology Patient
John (Jack) C. Perkins, Jr, MD, FACEP
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Workshop: Advanced EKG Interpretation
Susan Torrey, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Workshop: Slit Lamp Lecture
Jason Knight, MD, FACEP
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Psychiatric Disorders That Can Kill
Leslie Zun, MD, MBA, FACEP
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Bone Chillin: Hypothermia Management Pearls and Pitfalls
Sue Spano, MD, FACEP
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Break & Virtual Exhibit Hall
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Pediatric Rashes You Need To Know!
Emily Rose, MD, FAAP, FAAEM, FACEP
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Resuscitation of the Critically Ill Trauma Patient
Christopher B. Colwell, MD, FACEP
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm HIV and Fever: Easy as 1, 2, 3 in the ED
John (Jack) C. Perkins, Jr, MD, FACEP
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm From X-rays to Antibiotics: Difficult Decisions in the Pregnant Patient
Alfred D. Sacchetti, MD, FACEP

Thursday, May 13, 2021

10:00 am - 10:30 am Keynote Presentation: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
Jaime Hope, MD
10:30 am - 11:00 am Five Tips to Elevate Your POCUS Game!
Jacob Avila, MD
11:00 am - 11:30 am Gender and Acute Coronary Syndrome: Does Sex Matter?
Tarlan Hedayati, MD, FACEP
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Leadership Pearls from PAs in the Trenches
Sara Champoux, DHSc, PA-C | Heather Weiss, PA-C, MSHS | Dan Paine, MMS, PA-C | Cindi O’Boyle, PA-C
11:30 am - 12:00 pm The Perfect Laceration Repair: An Evidence Based Approach
Brian Lin, MD, FACEP
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Town Hall Meeting - LIVE
SEMPA Board of Directors
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Break & Virtual Exhibit Hall
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Extreme Ultrasound Cases: You Make the Diagnosis!
Jacob Avila, MD
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Workshop: Dental Emergencies
John Castanaro, DDS
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Workshop: Common Acute Hand Wounds
James Marinucci and Ryan Strauss PA-C, MSHS, MPH 
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm End of Life Symptom Management in the ED
Ashley Shreves, MD
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Workshop: Advanced Laceration Management: Putting the Pieces Back Together
Brian Lin, MD, FACEP
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Workshop: Secrets of the Chest X-ray Masters 
Joshua Broder, MD, FACEP
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Harnessing the Power of Technology at the Bedside
Tarlan Hedayati, MD, FACEP
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Why We Need Palliative Care in Emergency Medicine
Ashley Shreves, MD
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Break & Virtual Exhibit Hall
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Management of Burns: Answers to Your “Burning” Questions
Brian Lin, MD, FACEP
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm The Ouchless ED: Pain Management of the Pediatric Patient
Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, FACEP
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm MRSA: Treatment and Diagnosis in the ED
Joe Gilboy, PA-C
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Pearls and Pitfalls in Pediatric Trauma Care
Marianne Gausche Hill, MD, FACEP, FAAP, FAEMS

Friday, May 14, 2021

10:00 am - 10:30 am Keynote Presentation: There's An Ophthalmologist in the ICU!
Will Flanary, MD ("Dr. Glaucomflecken")
10:30 am - 11:00 am Pediatric Emergency Medicine Literature Review
Richard Cantor, MD, FACEP
10:30 am - 11:30 am EMS Panel Discussion
Tom McNally, PA-C | Travis Baker | Hannah Muthersbaugh, PA-C, MMS, NRP |Kathleen Kramer, PA-C | Steven Ward, MMS/MHS, NRP, PA-C, FAEMS
11:00 am - 11:30 am Abdominal Pain in the Elderly
Autumn Graham, MD
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Common Complications in Dialysis Patients
Danielle Campagne, MD, FACEP
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch Break & Virtual Exhibit Hall
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm EMA Live! Best of 2021 Part I
Sanjay Arora, MD | Michael Menchine, MD, MPH
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Risk Management: Best Practices in the Emergency Department
Tracy Sanson, MD, FACEP
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Workshop: Orthopedic Skills in Emergency Medicine
Danielle Campagne, MD, FACEP
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Workshop: Secrets of the Head CT Masters
Joshua Broder, MD, FACEP
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Eye Exam Tips and Tricks with the Ophthalmologist
Will Flanary, MD ("Dr. Glaucomflecken")
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make in Your Pediatric Patients
Richard Cantor, MD, FACEP
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Break & Virtual Exhibit Hall
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm EMA Live! Best of 2021 Part II
Sanjay Arora, MD | Michael Menchine, MD, MPH
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm The Red Eye: Benign or Deadly?
Will Flanary, MD ("Dr. Glaucomflecken")
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Resilience and Wellness: Why They Matter
Tracy Sanson, MD, FACEP
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Common Emergencies in the First 28 Days of Life
Richard Cantor, MD, FACEP
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