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. Workshops available for an additional fee.

Monday, March 16, 2020

8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Break: 11 am - 12 pm
Workshop: Critical Care Symposium
Michael Winters, MD, FACEP
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Break: 11 am - 12 pm

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Bootcamp
Carol Chen, MD

8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Break: 11 am - 12 pm

Postgraduate Education Summit
Ann Verhoeven, PA-C, MMSc; Fred Wu, PA-C

8:00 am - 11:00 am Workshop: Basic Ultrasound Workshop
Petra Duran-Gehring, MD
8:00 am - 11:00 am Workshop: Emergency Airway Management
Dave Caro, MD, FACEP
8:00 am - 11:00 am Workshop: Advanced Traumatic Wound Management
Amy Keim, PA-C MS; Jim Marinucci; Ryan Strauss, PA-C, MPH, MPA
8:00 am - 11:00 am Workshop: Slit Lamp Workshop
Jason Knight, MD, FACEP
11:00 am - 11:45 am Product Showcase Lunch - Space is Limited
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Workshop: Advanced Ultrasound Workshop
Petra Duran-Gehring, MD
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Workshop: Critical Management Skills for Acute Facial Injuries
Amy Keim, PA-C MS; Jim Marinucci; Ryan Strauss, PA-C, MPH, MPA
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Workshop: Critical Procedures in Emergency Medicine: A Hand On Experience
Dave Caro, MD, FACEP
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Workshop: Slit Lamp Workshop
Jason Knight, MD, FACEP
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Opening Session
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Cardiology Literature Review: What's New in 2020?
Tarlan Hedayati, MD, FACEP
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Life-Threatening Weakness: Don't Get Fooled by the Diagnosis
Andrew D. Perron, MD, FACEP
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Recent Critical Care Literature You've Got to Know!
Michael Winters, MD, FACEP
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Gender and Acute Coronary Syndrome: Does Sex Matter?
Tarlan Hedayati, MD, FACEP
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Aortic Disasters: How to get ready for problems with "Big Red"
Andrew D. Perron, MD, FACEP
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Cardiac Arrest Drugs: What Works and What Doesn't
Tarlan Hedayati, MD, FACEP
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Wine & Cheese Reception with Exhibitors

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

7:00 am - 7:45 am Product Showcase Breakfast - Space is limited
8:00 am - 8:30 am Caring for the ICU Boarder in Your ED
Michael Winters, MD, FACEP
8:30 am - 9:00 am Orthopedic Pearls and Pitfalls
Scott C. Sherman, MD
9:00 am - 9:30 am Running the Perfect Code
Michael Winters, MD, FACEP
9:30 am - 10:00 am Mid-Morning Coffee Break with Exhibitors
10:00 am - 10:30 am Spinal Pathology: Striking the Right "Cord" with Your Diagnostic Skills
Andrew D. Perron, MD, FACEP
10:30 am - 11:00 am Cranial Nerve Conundrums
Scott C. Sherman, MD
11:00 am - 11:30 am Evaluation of Pediatric Fever in 2020: What's New?
Mimi Lu, MD, FACEP
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Human Trafficking: What You Can Do to Help
Hillary Larkin, PA-C
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch with Exhibitors
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Pediatric Rashes: Life-Threatening or Not?
Mimi Lu, MD, FACEP
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Endocrine Emergencies: Diagnose the Storm!
Jason Knight, MD, FACEP
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm At-Risk and Vulnerable: ED Perspectives in Sexual Assault, IPV & Human Trafficking
Hillary Larkin, PA-C
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Orange is the New Black or is BRUE the new ALTE?
Mimi Lu, MD, FACEP
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break with Exhibitors
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Roundtable: NCCPA Update on Certification and Recertification
Greg Thomas, PA, MPH
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Workshop: ECG Interpretation Workshop
George Higgins, III, MD, FACEP
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Workshop: Basic Ultrasound Workshop 
Petra Duran-Gehring, MD
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Workshop: Critical Procedures in Emergency Medicine: A Hand On Experience 
Dave Caro, MD, FACEP
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Workshop: Essential Management Skills for Hand Emergencies
Amy Keim, PA-C MS; Jim Marinucci; Ryan Strauss, PA-C, MPH, MPA
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Workshop: Slit Lamp Workshop 
Jason Knight, MD, FACEP
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Opening Reception

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

7:00 am - 7:45 am CME Satellite Symposium with Breakfast - Space is limited
8:00 am - 8:30 am The Perfect Laceration Repair: An Evidence-Based Approach
Brian Lin
8:30 am - 9:00 am Wilderness Medicine Improvisation: What Would MacGyver Do?
Susanne J. Spano, MD, FACEP
9:00 am - 9:30 am Update on Endovascular Treatment of Stroke
Andrew Asimos, MD, FACEP
9:30 am - 10:00 am Management of Burns: Answers to Your "Burning" Questions
Brian Lin
10:00 am - 10:30 am Mid-Morning Coffee Break with Exhibitors
10:30 am - 11:00 am Pitfalls in the Care of the Psychiatric Patient
Leslie Zun, MD, FACEP
11:00 am - 11:30 am Advanced Laceration Management: Putting the Pieces Back Together
Brian Lin
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Eye Exam Tips and Tricks with the Ophthalmologist
Dr. Glaucomflecken
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Psychiatric Disorders That Can Kill
Leslie Zun, MD, FACEP
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch with Exhibitors
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Bone Chillin: Hypothermia Management Pearls and Pitfalls
Susanne J. Spano, MD, FACEP
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Treating Opioid Use Disorders in the ED
Arianna Sampson, PA-C
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Pearls for Avoiding Risk in Neurological Emergencies
Andrew Asimos, MD, FACEP
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm The Red Eye: Benign or Deadly?
Dr. Glaucomflecken
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Workshop: Orthopedic Skills Lab
Danielle Campagne, MD, FACEP
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Workshop: ECG Interpretation Workshop
George Higgins, III, MD, FACEP
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Workshop: Secrets of the Abdominal CT Masters
Joshua Broder, MD, FACEP
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Workshop: Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the ED
Arianna Sampson, PA-C
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Workshop: Advanced Ultrasound Workshop
Petra Duran-Gehring, MD
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Workshop: Critical Procedures in Emergency Medicine: A Hands-On Experience 
Dave Caro, MD, FACEP
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Workshop: Emergency Dental Skills Workshop
Kip Benko, MD
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Quiz Bowl

Thursday, March 19, 2020

7:00 am - 7:45 am Product Showcase Breakfast - Space is limited
8:00 am - 8:30 am Mark's Story: An ED Narrative
Jessica Mason, MD
8:30 am - 9:00 am New Drugs of Abuse
Sean Nordt, MD
9:00 am - 9:30 am Emergency Medical Abstracts: Live!
Sanjay Arora, MD; Michael D Menchine, MD
9:30 am - 10:00 am Opportunities for PAs in EMS
Jennifer Farah, MD
10:00 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:00 am Common Complications in Dialysis Patients
Danielle Campagne, MD, FACEP
11:00 am - 11:30 am Vaping and E-Cigarettes: What Every PA Needs to Know
Sean Nordt, MD
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Emergency Medical Abstracts: Live!
Sanjay Arora, MD; Michael D Menchine, MD
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Visual Diagnosis in Emergency Medicine
Jessica Mason, MD
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm SEMPA Town Hall Meeting
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Clinical Decision Rules in Emergency Imaging
Danielle Campagne, MD, FACEP
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Latest Advances in EMS: What's Cutting Edge?
Jennifer Farah, MD
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Challenging Cases in Toxicology
Sean Nordt, MD
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Workshop: Procedures They Never Taught You That Will Change Your Practice (Didactic)
George Higgins, III, MD, FACEP
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Workshop: Secrets of the Orthopedic X-Ray Masters
Joshua Broder, MD, FACEP
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Workshop: Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the ED
Arianna Sampson, PA-C
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Workshop: Orthopedic Skills Lab 
Danielle Campagne, MD, FACEP
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Workshop: Critical Procedures in Emergency Medicine: A Hands-On Experience 
Dave Caro, MD, FACEP

Friday, March 20, 2020

7:00 am - 7:45 am Product Showcase Breakfast - Space is limited
8:00 am - 8:30 am Mistake You Don't Want to Make with Your Pediatric Patients
Richard Cantor, MD, FACEP
8:30 am - 9:00 am Abdominal Pain in the Elderly
Autumn Graham, MD
9:00 am - 9:30 am The High-Risk Oncology Patient
John (Jack) C. Perkins, Jr, MD, FACEP
9:30 am - 10:00 am MRSA: Treatment and Diagnosis in the Emergency Department
Joe Gilboy, PA-C
10:00 am - 10:15 am Break
10:15 am - 10:45 am Pediatric Emergency Medicine Literature Review: What's New in 2020?
Richard Cantor, MD, FACEP
10:45 am - 11:15 am Neuroplasticity and Street Drug Addiction
Joe Gilboy, PA-C
11:15 am - 11:45 am Cruising the Infectious Disease Literature
John (Jack) C. Perkins, Jr, MD, FACEP
11:45 am - 12:15 pm Abdominal Pain After Bariatric Surgery: What You Can't-Miss!
Autumn Graham, MD
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Common Emergencies in the First 28 Days of Life
Richard Cantor, MD, FACEP

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