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Advanced Emergency Medicine

March 17 - 20, 2008
Evans Hall, Room 327 A&B West Wing
4170 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

John W. Becher, DO, FACOEP
Program Chairman

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Objective
Upon completion of this program, participants will acquire an updated understanding of current diagnosis, intervention and treatment of medical circumstances arising from pulmonary conditions including chest pain, pulmonary edema, pulmonary embolus, pneumonia, COPD and other conditions including mesenteric ischemia, medication induced hypoglycemia, contrast induced nephropathy, intoxication from cardiac medications, diabetic ketoacidosis, pediatric fractures, soft tissue infections of the head and neck, complications of bariatric surgery and the use of hyperbaric oxygen for surgical emergencies. The concepts of new PCI guidelines for STEMI, coronary CTA for the evaluation of chest pain, the use of cardiac biomarkers, patient safety in the emergency department, leveraging quality in the emergency department, and emergency medicine legislative up-date will be presented, and challenging ECG interpretations and cases from current emergency practice will be presented and discussed.

Schedule
Day One - Monday, March 17
8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Pulmonary Chest Pain
Stephen A. Pulley, D.O., FACOEP, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Vice-Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Montgomery Hospital and Medical Center
9:30 a.m. Pulmonary Edema and Fluid Overload
Bohdan Minczak, M.D., Ph.D., FACEP, Clinical Professor Department of Emergency Medicine and Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Attending Physician, Emergency Department, Methodist Hospital
10:30 a.m. Pneumonias
Johnny S. Gomes, D.O., FACEP, FAAEM, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City, NJ
11:30 a.m. COPD
Johnny S. Gomes, D.O., FACEP, FAAEM
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Pulmonary Embolism
Leonard Rubin, D.O., FACEP, Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Abington Memorial Hospital
2:30 p.m. Management of Medication Induced Hypoglycemia
Charles Fasano, D.O., FACEP, Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center
3:30 p.m. Patient Safety in the Emergency Department
John W. Becher, D.O., FACOEP, Chairman and Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Chairman, Department of Emergency Services, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City, NJ; Adjunct Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University
Day Two - Tuesday, March 18 (Room 326, A&B)
8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Leveraging Quality in the Emergency Department
Joby Kolsun, D.O., FACEP, Director of Quality Management, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City, NJ
9:30 a.m. Soft Tissue Infections of the Head and Neck
Carl R. Chudnofsky, M.D., FACEP Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center; Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University
10:30 a.m. Complications of Bariatric Surgery
Alex Onopchenko, M.D., FACS, Director, Center for Surgical Weight Loss and Wellness, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City, NJ
11:30 a.m. Hyperbaric Oxygen for Surgical Emergencies
Marvin Heyboer, M.D., Fellow in Hyperbaric Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Contrast Induced Nephropathy
Steven J. Parrillo, D.O., FACOEP, FACEP, Medical Director, GCHS Department of Emergency Medicine; Medical Director, Einstein Elkins Park, Department of Emergency Medicine; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Emergency Medicine Literature Review
Steven J. Parrillo, D.O., FACOEP, FACEP
Day Three - Wednesday, March 19
8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. New PCI Guidelines Focused Update for STEMI
Barry J. Burton, D.O., Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Regional Faculty, American Heart Association; Course Director, National Institute of Emergency Care
9:30 a.m. Chest Pain in the Young
Henry Souto, D.O., FACOEP, Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, Kessler Memorial Hospital
10:30 a.m. Coronary CTA for Evaluation of Chest Pain
Mark Stone, D.O., FACOEP, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Attending Physician, Emergency Department, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City, NJ
11:30 a.m. The Present and Future for Cardiac Biomarkers
Henry Souto, D.O., FACOEP
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Challenging ECG Interpretations
Fred Wenger, D.O., FACOEP, Director, Emergency Department, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN
3:30 p.m. Intoxication from Cardiac Medications
Gerald O'Malley, D.O., FACOEP, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University; Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center
Day Four - Thursday, March 20
8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. DKA - Evidence Based Management
Joel Kravitz, M.D., FACEP Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center
9:30 a.m. Emergency Medicine Legislative Update, What are They Doing to Us Now?
Joseph Kuchinski, D.O., FACOEP Attending Physician, Emergency Department, St. Joseph?s Regional Medical Center, Paterson, NJ
10:30 a.m. Pediatric Fractures
Deborah Pierce, D.O., Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center
11:30 a.m. Mesenteric Ischemia
Theodore A. Spevack, D.O., FACOEP Professor and Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
12:30 p.m. Lunch
Challenging Cases from Current Emergency Department Practice
1:30 p.m. Russ Harris, M.D., FACEP, Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Camden, NJ; Medical Director, EmCare, Northeast Region
2:30 p.m. Victor J. Scali, D.O., FACOEP Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Residency Program Co-Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Kennedy Health System, UMDNJ/SOM
3:30 p.m. Thomas Brabson, D.O., FACOEP Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; MICU Medical Director and Director of Emergency Center, City Campus, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center

Continuing Education Credit
Physicians: "This program anticipates being approved twenty-eight of AOA Category 1-A CME credit hours pending approval by the AOA CCME". Program approved by the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians. Sign-in and full day attendance of program required for credit. All faculty participating in continuing medical education programs sponsored by PCOM are expected to disclose to the program audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s).

Parking
On-campus parking is available in our garage; please enter on Stout Road. All-day parking is $5.00. PLEASE NOTE: the automated gate takes quarters or one, five, and ten dollar bills. Enter Evans Hall through the front entrance across from the parking garage.

Fee Policies
Tuition Fee of $700.00 for Physicians. Individual days from Mon-Thurs. are $175.00 (7 credits per day). Physician Assistants and EMS would be $360.00. Individual days from Mon-Thurs. are $90.00. These fees include continental breakfast, lunch and syllabus. Registration is limited on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be confirmed without tuition fee. Refunds for extended programs - 90% of the fee will be refunded if written cancellation is post-marked at least ten days before the program date.

Hotel Reservations
If you need to make a reservation, contact Kirsten Bryant directly at the Hilton Hotel (located next door to PCOM) via e-mail Kirsten.Bryant@hilton.com or phone to make reservations @ (215) 879-3399, ext. 2016 for the PCOM preferred room rate of $125.00 + tax, which includes a buffet breakfast.

Emergency Messages
Call CME office at (215) 871-6348.
Last Updated: 12/15/14