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Emergency Medicine News Hosts Educational Conference

doi: 10.1097/01.EEM.0000296450.44692.50

    Emergency Medicine News will host the first Scientific Spring Training educational conference March 7–9, 2008, at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel and Spa in Orlando, FL.

    The new, highly focused Scientific Spring Training conference is designed to provide emergency medicine professionals with timely information on hot topics and new technologies in the emergency medicine field, including CA-MRSA, crowding, LLSA review, quality improvement, emergent infectious diseases, street drugs of abuse, and medicine's code of silence.

    Each hour of lectures will be accredited for a total of 14 possible credits. The curriculum and faculty are being arranged under the direction of James R. Roberts, MD, the chairman of EMN's editorial board and the chairman of emergency medicine and the director of Toxicology at Mercy Health Systems and a professor of emergency medicine and toxicology at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

    The faculty includes:

    • W. Richard Bukata, MD, the medical director of the emergency department at San Gabriel (CA) Valley Medical Center; the medical editor of Emergency Medical Abstracts; the medical director of CQ Systems Software; and an associate clinical professor of emergency medicine at Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center.
    • Leon Gussow, MD, a voluntary attending physician at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago; and an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Rush Medical College, and a consultant with the Illinois Poison Center.
    • Edwin Leap, MD, an attending emergency physician at Oconee Memorial Hospital in Seneca, SC and an op-ed columnist for The Greenville News.
    • William Mallon, MD, an associate professor of clinical emergency medicine at Keck School of Medicine at USC and the director of International Emergency Medicine at LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles.
    • Daniel K. Mullin, MD, a clinical instructor of emergency medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.
    • Stephen J. Playe, MD, an attending emergency physician with MediQuick Urgent Care, Inc., in Palm Coast, FL.
    • Peter Viccellio, MD, a professor of emergency medicine and the vice chairman and clinical director of emergency medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
    • Shari J. Welch, MD, the quality improvement director of emergency medicine at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT; clinical faculty at the University of Utah School of Medicine; faculty at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the Urgent Matters Project for the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation; and a member of the Emergency Department Benchmarking Alliance.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the faculty, many of whom are renowned experts and EMN columnists. The family-friendly schedule and location will allow attendees time to visit area attractions that are within minutes of the host hotel.

    “This is a chance for readers of EMN to meet with the emergency medicine clinicians who have been providing the specialty of emergency medicine with valuable up-to-date information and pearls of wisdom for nearly three decades,” said Dr. Roberts. “Come and put a face and voice to the names you have been reading on a monthly basis, and talk with EMN columnists you have come to rely on for valuable insights in all spheres of emergency medicine practice.”

    Those interested in attending Emergency Medicine News Scientific Spring Training can visit for more information or to register. Companies interested in exhibiting should contact Heather Seasholtz at (215)643-8073. Exhibit space and various sponsorships are available.

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