ACEP Scientific Assembly - Boston '15


  • Boston Convention & Exhibition Center 415 Summer St Boston, MA 02110 United States
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a brand new attendee, ACEP15 will be an experience like none other. You will find new ways to learn, new opportunities to network, and new reasons to build a solid foundation for our specialty. But there is one thing you can count on being the same – the best emergency medicine education in the world.
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Ultrasound Offerings at ACEP15 

 

Monday


Advanced Bedside Echocardiography Lab

MO-6; MO-35 / 3 Hour

Faculty: J. Christian Fox, MD, RDMS, FACEP (Moderator)

Monday, 10/26/2015 / 8:00 AM - 10:50 AM; 12:30 PM - 3:20 PM

Focused cardiac ultrasound is an essential diagnostic test that emergency physicians should be comfortable performing at the bedside. This lab is designed for emergency physicians with a strong fundamental proficiency with EM bedside ultrasound who would like to improve their echocardiography skills. (This lab is limited to 30 participants.)


Critical Care Emergency Ultrasound

MO-22 / 1 Hour

Faculty: Cliff A. Rice, MD

Monday, 10/26/2015 / 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM

The practicing emergency physician needs to be able to utilize ultrasound effectively in the evaluation of the critically ill patient. The speaker will highlight the use of ultrasound to perform an EFAST scan, to dynamically monitor and measure the IVC in the setting of hypovolemic shock, and to detect pericardial effusion and perform ultrasound guided pericardiocentesis. (This course is a prerequisite to the “Critical Care Emergency Ultrasound Lab.”)


Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Scanning Lab

MO-2; MO-31; MO-60 / 2 Hour

Faculty: Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP (Moderator)

Monday, 10/26/2015 / 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM; 12:30 PM - 2:20 PM; 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

This ultrasound lab will provide an introduction to common emergency department upper and lower extremity musculoskeletal pathologies that can be readily identified with bedside ultrasound. The participant will perform focused ultrasound examinations of the shoulder, hand, knee, hip, ankle and foot. This hands-on lab will provide the training in: foreign body identification, fracture & tendon injury evaluation, joint effusion and abscess identification. This lab will provide the experience participants need to easily integrate these skills into clinical practice. (Course limited to 25 participants)


Procedural Ultrasound

MO-13 / 1 Hour

Faculty: Arun Nagdev, MD

Monday, 10/26/2015 / 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM; 8:00 AM – 9:50 AM; 12:30

The use of ultrasound by emergency physicians to help perform procedures is becoming more frequent. Some of these may soon be considered standard of care and some are useful in selected situations. The speaker will discuss procedural applications for ultrasound that the emergency physician can easily incorporate into daily clinical practice. (This course is a prerequisite to the “Procedural Ultrasound Lab.”)


Saving the Child with Jelly on the Belly!

MO-59 / 1 Hour

Faculty: Russ Horowitz, MD, RDMS

Monday, 10/26/2015 / 3:30 PM - 4:20 PM

Both emergency ultrasound and pediatric emergency ultrasound are rapidly expanding! Multiple easy to learn applications now provide a quick look into the baby’s belly for the busy emergency physician. In this case based interactive review, the speaker will review the evidence behind pediatric emergency abdominal ultrasound applications including pyloric stenosis, intussusception and appendicitis. Additionally, the speaker will provide practical protocols, pearls and pitfalls, needed to put the probe on your pediatric patient pronto!


Venous US in the ED: DVT Skills Lab

MO-4; MO-33; MO-63 / 2 Hour

Faculty: John L. Kendall, MD, FACEP (Moderator)

Monday, 10/26/2015 / 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM; 12:30 PM - 2:20 PM; 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

During this hands-on lab, participants will practice vascular access and identify the deep venous system in the legs. Compression-decompression ultrasonography will also be performed on healthy models. (This lab is limited to 30 participants.)


Tuesday


Bedside Echocardiography: When Seconds Count

TU-118 / 1 Hour

Faculty: J. Christian Fox, MD, RDMS, FACEP

Tuesday, 10/27/2015 / 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

The bene­ ts of quick-look echocardiography during resuscitations are numerous and life-saving. Do you start fluids or vasopressors, defibrillate, continue chest compressions, or withhold care? All are options that would be facilitated by this important radiologic procedure. The speaker will present the most recent evidence supporting the use of bedside echocardiography during cardiac resuscitation, emphasizing the ability to distinguish between PEA with and without mechanical activity, and rapid assessment of cardiac output.


Critical Care Emergency Ultrasound Lab

TU-91; TU-140; TU-173 / 2 Hour

Faculty: Cliff A. Rice, MD (Moderator)

Tuesday, 10/27/2015 / 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM; 12:30 PM - 2:20 PM; 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

The practicing emergency physician needs to be able to utilize ultrasound effectively in the evaluation of the critically ill patient. This hands-on practical lab will highlight the use of ultrasound to perform a EFAST scan, to dynamically monitor and measure the IVC in the setting of hypovolemic shock, and to detect pericardial effusion and perform ultrasound-guided pericardiocentesis. (Prior attendance in “Critical Care Emergency Ultrasound” is required. This lab is limited to 30 participants.)


Go With the Flow! Adding Doppler to Your Ultrasound Skill Set

TU-184 / 1 Hour

Faculty: David C. Pigott, MD, RDMS, FACEP

Tuesday, 10/27/2015 / 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Using Doppler in the ED can take your practice to the next level. The speaker will introduce participants to the various Doppler modes including color Doppler, power Doppler and spectral Doppler. Indications, limitations, and pearls will be highlighted. The course will also review the uses of Doppler ultrasound in the assessment of valvular function & diastolic heart failure, as well as biliary, gynecologic and testicular conditions. The speaker will incorporate case presentations where bedside ultrasound using Doppler imaging resulted in significant changes in clinical management or emergent interventions.


Wednesday


Advanced Pediatric Ultrasound Lab: Kids are Not Just Small Adults… Or Are They?

WE-204; WE-252; WE-283 / 2 Hour

Faculty: Stephanie J. Doniger, MD, RDMS, FAAP, FACEP (Moderator)

Wednesday, 10/28/2015 / 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM; 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM; 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

General emergency medicine providers care for the majority of children in the United States in community hospitals. Point-of-care ultrasound has become the standard of care for adult emergency patients, but is only beginning to emerge in the care of pediatric patients. This lab will provide a hands-on experience that will provide the participants with an excellent foundation to perform pediatric ultrasound in their clinical practice.


Pelvic Ultrasound in the ED: Make the Diagnosis!

WE-282 / 1 Hour

Faculty: David C. Pigott, MD, RDMS, FACEP

Wednesday, 10/28/2015 / 3:30 PM - 4:20 PM

Bedside pelvic ultrasound has been shown to expedite patient care, reduce ED length of stay and improve patient satisfaction. This course will provide an introduction to pelvic ultrasound in the setting of first-trimester pregnancy as well as in the non-pregnant patient. The course will also review the basic techniques for performing transvaginal ultrasound, including the basics of probe orientation, pelvic anatomy and common pitfalls. The course will incorporate case presentations where bedside pelvic ultrasound resulted in significant changes in clinical management or emergent interventions in both pregnant and non-pregnant patients.


Procedural Ultrasound Lab

WE-207; WE-254; WE-285 / 2 Hour

Faculty: Arun Nagdev, MD (Moderator)

Wednesday, 10/28/2015 / 8:00 AM - 9:50 AM; 12:30 PM - 2:20 PM; 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

The use of ultrasound by emergency physicians to help perform procedures is becoming more frequent. Some of these may soon be considered standard of care and some are useful in selected situations. This procedural lab will provide hands-on experience with practical EM ultrasound applications. (Prior attendance in “Procedural Ultrasound” is required. This lab is limited to 30 participants.)


Thursday


HOCUS POCUS: Ultrasound Cases that Will Open Your Eyes, Broaden Your Differentials, and Improve Your Practice

TH-340 / 1 Hour

Faculty: Tarina Lee Kang, MD, FACEP

Thursday, 10/29/2015 / 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) in EM is now a necessary component of our everyday practice, and its implications stretch far beyond knowing whether a FAST is positive. Using real case scenarios, learners will understand how to incorporate ultrasound into the workup of common patient complaints to confirm or change a presumed diagnosis, broaden differential diagnoses, streamline patient workup, and provide safer more effective care for patients in the ED. The learner will learn the technique for each study performed for each case with pearls on how to obtain optimal imaging quality.


Ten Fatal Imaging Myths That Should Change Your Practice

TH-310 / 1 Hour

Faculty: Andrew D. Perron, MD, FACEP

Thursday, 10/29/2015 / 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Diagnostic imaging is critical to many emergency department patients, but myths and misconceptions can result in potentially fatal misdiagnosis or delay. Does a chest x-ray really rule out free air, obstruction, or aortic dissection? Can a normal ovarian ultrasound rule out ovarian torsion? Using a case-based approach with audience participation, the speaker debunks these urban legends, teaching axioms, and myths. By the end of the lecture, you will be armed with the tools to change your practice and be better able to avoid these radiology pitfalls!


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