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Emergency Medicine CME

Emergency Medicine
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Courses & Conferences for June 2013 - June 2014

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Courses in Emergency Medicine are presented by internationally acclaimed specialists at North Shore-LIJ Health System in New York. Throughout the year, emergency medicine CME courses are offered to North Shore-LIJ physicians and their multidisciplinary team members, as well as physicians throughout the United States and around the world. Through continuing medical education, emergency medicine physicians can deliver quality state-of-the-art patient care while functioning at their profession's most advanced level of knowledge and skills.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Courses in Emergency Medicine are presented at various convenient venues in and around North Shore-LIJ's affiliated hospitals and medical centers.
 

Emergency Medicine Continuing Medical Education (CME) Courses and Conferences for June 2013-June 2014

1. 10th Annual New York Symposium on International Emergency Medicine (IEM)

Date: August 7, 2013
Location: Library Reading Room, New York Academy of Medicine

PROGRAM RATIONALE:

  • The goal of the 10th Annual New York Symposium on International Emergency Medicine is to define aspects of International Emergency Medicine, present opportunities for medical education in International EM and expand the IEM Fellowship Consortium through an annual meeting

 
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this Emergency Medicine course, participants should be able to:

  •  Analyze challenges faced during Emergency Medicine Educational Program developments, and formulate solutions to overcome barriers during educational implementation in different regions around the world.
  •  Identify current Global Initiatives within International Emergency Medicine to influence both familiarity and accessibility to different programs.
  •  Categorize work conducted in Global Initiatives into measureable outcomes by employing evidence based practice.
  •  Define appropriate disaster preparedness plans and operations, and recognize possible opportunities for collaboration. 

2.  Stroke Update 2013

Date: September 4, 2013
Location: Rust Auditorium, North Shore University Hospital 

PROGRAM RATIONALE:

  • The goal of the Stroke Update 2013 is to increase clinicians’ knowledge of the latest treatments for patients with stroke, including ED management of complications with stroke patients, initial assessment, use of new anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation, and awareness of identifying potential patients.

 
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this Emergency Medicine course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe neurological interventions and management strategies for stroke patients, including the appropriate use of endovascular stroke therapy.
  • List possible complications in stroke patients and apply strategy for management of each complication.
  • Summarize the benefits and risks of new anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation and describe the role of antiplatelet agents for stroke prevention
  • Urgently perform an initial assessment of an acute stroke patient, avoid common pitfalls in acute care setting, and appropriately use stroke imaging techniques in a timely manner.

3. Emergency Medicine Oral Board Review Course (Click for course brochure)

Dates: September 20 and/or 21, 2013 and March 14 and/or 15, 2014 (offered as one or two day course)
Location: LaGuardia Marriott Hotel 

PROGRAM RATIONALE:

  • The North Shore-LIJ Health System, led by the Department of Emergency Medicine of North Shore University Hospital is presenting an Emergency Medicine Oral Board Review Course that is recommended for Emergency Medicine Physicians certifying and recertifying with the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) and Emergency Medicine Physicians who want an in-depth review of the challenges faced in the field of Emergency Medicine.

COURSE OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this Emergency Medicine course, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize and comprehend the format of the Oral Board Examination
  • Demonstrate diagnostic and clinical skills in case assessment
  • Implement newly learned oral board test taking strategies for oral board cases for successful completion of the oral board examination
  • After each case simulation, demonstrate the ability to apply techniques and learn from individualized critiques from faculty instructors for optimal examination outcomes
  • Critically evaluate the fundamental concepts and identify crucial topics needed to pass the oral board examination  

COURSE BENEFITS:

  • Presentation of cases of equal difficulty to the examination
  • Individual critiques from the faculty follow immediately after each case presentation to enable the candidate to become more familiar with particular examination techniques and pitfalls of the Oral Boards
  • Registrants will be able to critique as well as be critiqued on each case
  • Highly individualized attention - one instructor for every two students
  • Exceptionally high pass rate of past registrants  

4. 3rd Annual New York Emergency Medicine Health Policy Assembly: “Looking Toward the Future the Regulation of Medical Care”

 Date: December 11, 2013
 Location: New York Academy of Medicine

      COURSE PROGRAM RATIONALE:

  • The 3rd Annual New York Emergency Health Policy Assembly: “Looking to the Future: The Regulation of Medical Care” will educate, inform and inspire physicians. This conference has been designed first to educate and inform the medical student, resident and attending physician about recent developments in the legislation of emergency medicine and how these changes affect the delivery of quality care. The conference will also serve as a forum for leading emergency medicine physicians who are already active in healthcare policy to discuss solutions to current challenges in US healthcare.

      
COURSE OBJECTIVES:Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  •  Review current legislation and provide on update on U.S. healthcare policy as it relates to the practice of Emergency Medicine. Specifically, understand how these changes affect doctor-patient relationships and quality of care.
  • Identify ways that Emergency Medicine physicians can become involved in healthcare policy and advocacy, and ways to raise the consciousness of both attending physicians and physicians in training.
  • Establish a forum for politically active Emergency Medicine physicians to discuss challenges in healthcare today, anticipate future challenges and propose new solutions.
  • Define common terms used in healthcare policy and be aware of tools and contacts available for staying up-to-date on healthcare policy, especially policies impacting emergency medicine.
  • Understand how different medical treatments and practices become established as law. 

5. 5th Annual Critical Care Symposium

       Date: May 7, 2014 (tentative)
       Location: TBD 

       PROGRAM RATIONALE:

  • The 5th EM Critical Care Symposium will educate attendees on the most up-to-date training in management and resuscitation of critical care patients with regard to brain-related emergencies. Three speakers will provide updates in specific topics pertaining to neurocritical care and trauma including traumatic brain injuries, chest and abdominal trauma management, traumatic airway management, re-implantation, and organ preservation for organ donations. 

     COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe and explain the most up-to-date management for patients with traumatic brain injuries.
  • Educate emergency medicine health care workers on management techniques concerning cardio-cerebral resuscitation and intubation.
  • Update physicians oncutting edge interventions and management strategiesfor intracranial pressure.
  • Identify ways and indications for emergency health care workers to utilize current methodologies for patients with ischemic stroke.

6.3rd Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Symposium: “Providing Evidenced-Based Quality Care in the Pediatric Emergency Department”

Date: Wednesday May 21, 2014
Location: New York Academy of Medicine 

       PROGRAM RATIONALE:

  • This CME activity will educate attendees on recent advances in the treatment of patients in the pediatric emergency department (PED). It will focus specifically on current research as a means of informing clinical decision-making in the diagnosis and management of pediatric patients. Nine different speakers will discuss topics focused on protocolized care in pediatric emergency medicine (EM) and the importance of integrating the best available research into clinical care while maintaining patient values and preferences. The conference will also include rapid-fire presentations presented by Pediatric EM fellows, a review of recently published literature relating to pediatric EM, and pediatric patient safety. 

     COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe and classify evidence based medicine protocols for various pathologies seen in the Pediatric Emergency Department.
  • Recognize individual patient factors that must be integrated and considered when delivering evidenced based, protocolized care.
  • Describe the most important academic articles published in Pediatric Emergency Medicine in 2012 and 2014. 

7.  3rd Annual North Shore Trauma Symposium

Date: TBD
Location: Rust Auditorium, North Shore University Hospital  

PROGRAM RATIONALE:

  • The goal of the 3rd Annual Emergency Medicine Trauma Symposium is to increase clinicians’ knowledge of the latest treatments for patients with trauma emergencies, including local and regional innovations, diagnostic techniques and awareness of updated management strategies for these patients. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this Emergency Medicine course, participants should be able to:

  • Update clinicians on current and future local trauma system capabilities in the management of trauma patients to improve delivery of care.
  • Educate clinicians on performing technically adequate FAST (focused assessment with Sonography for trauma) ultrasound exams for trauma patients.
  • Describe and explain the most up-to-date indications and techniques for the use of ultrasound in evaluating trauma patients in the intensive care unit.
  • Identify, assess, and analyze controversies in the field of trauma care to educate clinicians to guide their practice decisions on evidence-based medicine. 

To view the Emergency Medicine Continuing Medical Education Courses and Conferences Calendar for 2013-2014, please click here .

For further information regarding the Emergency Medicine Continuing Medical Education (CME) Courses and Conferences for 2013-2014, please contact: 

Mae Ward, RN, MS, ANP

Senior Research Director
516-562-1514