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New Approaches to Improve Patient Outcomes

June 29 & June 30, 2020
Subject to Change


Terrance Lee Baker, MD, MS, FAAEP

Gun Violence Key Facts

Ann Marie Chiasson, MD

The Impact of Pain on the Brain – How Well Do Mind-Body Techniques Affect the Central Mechanisms of Pain?

Arthur Cooper, MD, MS, FACS, FAADM

Applied Medical Ethics III: What Is Death? When Is Dying? Knowing Whether Enough Is Enough

Terror Medicine II – Chemical, Nuclear, and Radiation Injuries – Mechanisms and Responses

Heidi P. Cordi, MD, FACEP, FAADM

Teletechnology: Helping to Improve Patient Outcomes in Disasters

Ikechukwu U. Emereuwaonu, MD

Seamless Integration of POCUS into an Obstetrics Practice: Lessons Learned for Expanded Use

Juan A. Fernandez, MD

Diabetic Nephropathy: Early Diagnosis and Improving Outcomes

Victor Freeman, MD, MPP

The Physician’s Guide to “Clinical Documentation Improvement” as a Discipline – Its Key Role in Optimizing Risk/Severity Adjustment for Clinical Outcomes Under ICD-10

Lorraine Giordano, MD, FACEP, FAADM

Addressing Rising Suicide Rates in the US

Jack V. Greiner, DO, PhD, FAASS

The Function of Intralenticular ATP in the Pathogenesis of Presbyopia and Cataract

Lauren A. Linken, MD

Opioid Use Disorder: Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment in Pregnancy and Effects on the Neonate

Douglas L. Marciniak, DO, FAAIM

Improving Outcomes – Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality in Diabetic Patients with Newer Diabetic Medications

Tiffany Marie Meador, MD

Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy

Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP

What’s MAT Got to Do With It? Rapid Induction of Buprenorphine in the Emergency Department for Opiate Use Disorder

 Opiate Receptors and Opioid Agonist Substitution Drugs Used in Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder

Yanire Nieves, MD

Placebo Analgesia: Understanding the Neurobiological Underpinnings of Pain and Suffering

Wm. MacMillan Rodney, MD

Pelvic Pain: The Impact of Point of Care Ultrasound When Performed by the Physician at the Bedside

Deborah L. Rose, MD

Opioid Use Disorder and Addiction: Beyond Medication

Catherine Avery Skinner, MD

New Approaches to Endocrine Disorders in Pregnancy

John B. Waits, MD

Management of Hypertension in the Obstetric Population


Emergency Medicine Track

Muhammad A. Ahmed, MD, FAAEP

Subtle and Atypical EKG Abnormalities Seen in ACS and Other Clinical Conditions


Rashid Ayyub, MD, FACS, FAA

How to Improve Survival Rate and Reduce Morbidity for Outpatient Cardiac Arrest Victims Who Have Achieved ROSC (Return of Spontaneous Circulation)

Terrance Lee Baker, MD, MS, FAAEP

Habits of Highly Successful Emergency Physicians

Non-Traumatic Back Pain

Alex John Beuning, MD, FAAEP

Utilization of HEART Pathway to Safely Discharge Low Risk Chest Pain Patients From Emergency Department

Martin J. Carey, MD

Lessons Learned From Managing Calcium Channel Blocker Poisoning in the Emergency Department

David Heegeman, MD

Femoral Nerve Block to Reduce Opioid Complications in Hip and Femur Fractures

Steve C. Ideyi, MD

Recognizing Common Intracranial Neurological and Surgical Emergencies: Imaging Features and Guidance to Emergency Medicine Physicians for Effective Early Triage and Management Strategies

Joseph J. Kenny, MD

Conquering the Shiftwork Challenge in the Emergency Department – Improving Patient Outcomes Through Better Physician Sleep


Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP

Understanding the Epidemiology of Opioid Use Disorder as a Basis for Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Frank J. Nocilla, MD, FAAIM

Common Injuries and Treatment in Disasters


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