American Academy of Emergency Medicine


Tracks Offered at the 18th Annual AAEM Scientific Assembly

As always, AAEM will present popular, previously-offered tracks with new sessions that are results oriented and clinically relevant. These tracks include:

• Nuts and Bolts of Emergency Medicine Practice
• When the Shift Hits the Fan – Cringe Inducing Triage Notes!
• Point – Counterpoint
• Clinical Questions – Answered!
• What’s Going On with My Little One? – Pediatric Emergencies
• Controversies in Emergency Imaging
• Managing Critical Patients
• Keeping Up with the Boomers – Geriatric Emergencies

In keeping with the spirit of providing attendees a cutting edge conference, check out the new didactic tracks, including:

  • Talks You Can’t Miss!

    • Including “Unconference It” session where participants will download an audio (mp3) file prior to the conference about the new antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs prasugrel, dabigatran, ticagrelo, rivaroxaban and apixaban. During the session, Dr. Lex will lead a Q&A generated by the talk.
  • Where’s the Literature to Support This?

    • Featuring sessions about working with evidence-resistant consultants.
  • Rational Approaches to Common Problems

    • Useful and practical sessions about treating minor care & walk-in cases.

Also returning to the assembly are these popular AAEM sessions and tracks:

  • The Best of Morbidity and Mortality

    • Presentation of selected cases by EM faculty with a focus on identifying cognitive errors (biases, failed heuristics, and failures in perception) and improving patient safety.
  • Open Mic Session

    • Annual session, sponsored by the Young Physicians Section, to encourage AAEM members the opportunity to expound on a cutting edge topic of their own accord by presenting a 25-minute lecture on a topic of their choosing. The top two speakers will be invited to give a formal presentation at the 2013 Scientific Assembly in Las Vegas, NV.
  • RSA/YPS Track

    • Featuring talks geared towards students, residents and physicians starting out in the emergency medicine specialty.

For more details about the sessions offered in each track, please view the preliminary program. Remember, early registration for pre-conference courses, general assembly and the group discount for Hotel del Coronado ends January 5, 2012.