AAEM 22nd Annual Scientific Assembly
AAEM 22nd Annual Scientific Assembly

American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM)

22nd Annual Scientific Assembly

Forty-Nine Years of Emergency Medicine


Saturday, February 20, 2016 | 8:00am-8:45am | Celebrity 4

Dr. Joe Lex has been involved in Emergency Medicine for more than 49 years, initially as an Army medic with the 25th Infantry "Tropic Lightning" Division in Vietnam. He spent several years as an Emergency Medicine Technician and Certified Emergency Nurse before beginning Medical School at age 35. After an Emergency Medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University, he was a community "pit doc" for 14 years before joining the staff at Temple University in Philadelphia. He was Chair of Education for the American Academy of Emergency Medicine for five years. AAEM honored him by renaming the Educator of the Year award the "Joe Lex Award."

He has been an invited speaker at more than 500 conferences regionally, nationally, and internationally. He has been featured numerous times on Audio-Digest Emergency Medicine, Practical Reviews in Emergency Medicine, and Emergency Medicine Reviews and Perspectives (EM:RAP). Despite owning neither television nor (until recently) a cell phone, he is considered the godfather of the FOAMed (Free Open Access Medical Education) movement and has educated thousands worldwide through his website www.FreeEmergencyTalks.net. He recently passed 6,000 followers on Twitter.

He is currently Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, and a visiting professor at Huế University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Vietnam. He is an active member of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, where he sits on the Board of Directors. He also belongs to the American College of Emergency Physicians, the African Federation for Emergency Medicine, the Vietnamese Society of Emergency Medicine, and the International Federation for Emergency Medicine, and is an honorary member of societies in Poland, Argentina, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia. He was recently named a Fellow of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine.

After a major retirement party in June 2016 which features 8 bands, he will begin a new career mentoring and promoting young jazz musicians.


Health Care, Remixed

Zubin Damania, MD

Saturday, February 20, 2016 | 9:00am-10:00am | Celebrity 4

Dr. Zubin Damania, AKA ZDoggMD (http://ZDoggMD.com), is a hospitalist, off-white rapper, and founder of Turntable Health (http://turntablehealth.com), an innovative primary care startup that’s part of an ambitious Las Vegas urban revitalization movement spearheaded by Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh. ZDoggMD’s music videos have gone epidemically viral, educating patients and providers alike while mercilessly satirizing our dysfunctional healthcare system. A man of mild to moderate mystery, he's an internationally acclaimed speaker on the subject of medical culture and healthcare innovation.

Dr. Damania during a 10-year hospitalist career at Stanford, won clinical teaching awards while simultaneously maintaining a shadow career performing stand-up comedy for medical audiences worldwide.

In Las Vegas, Dr. Damania is making the leap from satire to actionable change by implementing an innovative model of healthcare delivery that promotes wellness at both the individual and community level. Turntable Health, a membership model team-based primary care ecosystem, is a ground-up effort to get health care right … for everyone.


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