“Many thanks, this conference was so enjoyable and well-run. Great lectures and staff.”
– Jennifer Bocock, MD
“Excellent conferences at excellent facilities. I will be using Symposia Medicus again!”
– Patricia Baldwin, PA-C
“I enjoyed this conference very much! Great location and great speakers with useful information. The simulation labs were necessary hands-on practice I would recommend to others.”
– Brandy Sykes, NP-C

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

Our 13th Annual Summer Conference on Emergency Medicine is designed to provide emergency physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, PAs, as well as out-of-hospital providers, with state-of-the-art information on a wide variety of topics in emergency medicine. The goal of this conference is to increase knowledge and enhance the competence of attendees. Emphasis will be placed on practical application of the evidence-based topics presented.

Topics for this year’s conference have been selected based on the educational needs determined from the identified professional practice gaps. The gaps were derived from a variety of sources including evaluations and outcomes data from past participants; clinical expert input; Symposia Medicus’ online survey; and other medical and nursing data.

Conference format will include didactic lectures, smaller group breakout and interactive sessions, case studies, and question and answer sessions.

An outstanding faculty has been assembled for this conference. Each member was selected based on their individual area of expertise and ability to communicate current, evidence-based, and practical information to participants.

You are sure to enjoy our 13th Annual Summer Conference on Emergency Medicine while sharing ideas and experiences with colleagues from across the country in the exciting setting of San Francisco.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

As a result of participating in this conference, you should have increased knowledge and enhanced competence to…

Gain updates in the early recognition of coronary artery ischemia, management of congestive heart failure, and post cardiac arrest care

Update your pain management skills with a particular focus on non-opioid strategies and how to deal with the opioid addicted patient

Update your understanding of soft tissue infections and associated emerging bacterial trends

Recognize the pitfalls in the diagnostic evaluation of elderly patients with abdominal pain

Review critical presentations of patients with pregnancy-related emergencies, including establishing an approach to emergency delivery in acute care settings

ATTENDEE REQUIREMENTS

At the conclusion of attending this conference, participants are entitled to a certificate of credit which will be available online. Successful completion of this activity is determined by attending the live activity, review of the educational session materials, and submission of the pre/post case study survey, evaluations, and attendance verification form. Each participant should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACCREDITATION

This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME and ANCC Essentials and Standards relating to continuing medical and nursing education.

Symposia Medicus is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Symposia Medicus is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT

Physicians
Symposia Medicus designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

ACEP
Application has been made with the American College of Emergency Physicians for ACEP Category 1 credit. Please check our website for updated credit information.

AAFP
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending. Please check our website for updated credit information.

Certified Nurse Midwives
The American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) accepts Category 1 CME approval from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

PAs
NCCPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 18 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners/Nurses
The ANCC contact hours awarded for completion of this conference are 18.

Provider is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP2335, for 21.6 contact hours.

Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority
A maximum of 2.5 hours in pharmacology credit for prescriptive authority may be earned by attending this educational conference. Sessions awarding pharmacology credit for prescriptive authority are denoted with an Rx in the schedule.

HANDS-ON LAB BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Smaller hands-on group sessions will be held Friday morning. These breakout sessions are organized to provide greater participant/faculty interaction and will give you critical hands-on experience, while performing “what-if” scenarios.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Each registrant will have online access to session materials. The session materials will be available for download approximately two weeks prior to the conference (you’ll receive an email with instructions). If you wish to receive a hard copy of the session materials, please check the box on the registration form in this brochure.

If you are unable to attend this conference, extra copies of the session materials (either paper or digital copy) will be available one week after the conference. The cost is $60 for a hard copy and $25 for the digital copy. To place your order, please email publications@symposiamedicus.org.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS / GROUND TRANSPORTATION

To receive additional information about the conference hotel, location, nearby attractions, and ground transportation, please visit our website at www.symposiamedicus.org.

CONFERENCE MODERATORS & CO-CHAIRS

Amandeep Singh, MD
Medical Director, STEMI/Cardiac Arrest
Receiving Program
Department of Emergency Medicine
Alameda Health System – Highland Hospital
Oakland, California
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Eric Snoey, MD
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Vice Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine
Alameda Health System – Highland Hospital
Oakland, California

CONFERENCE FACULTY

Harrison Alter, MD, MS
Associate Chair for Research
Department of Emergency Medicine
Alameda Health System – Highland Hospital
Oakland, California
Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Executive Director
Andrew Levitt Center for
Social Emergency Medicine
Berkeley, California

Caitlin Bailey, MD
Medical Student Clerkship Director
Assistant Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency
Alameda Health System – Highland Hospital
Oakland, California
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

David Duong, MD, MS
Associate Residency Program Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
Alameda Health System – Highland Hospital
Oakland, California

Bradley Frazee, MD
Attending Physician
Alameda Health System – Highland Hospital
Oakland, California
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

H. Gene Hern, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Associate Clinical Professor
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Andrew Herring, MD
Attending Physician
Department of Emergency Medicine
Alameda Health System – Highland Hospital
Oakland, California
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Karen Lind, MD, MACM, FACEP
Attending Physician
Department of Emergency Medicine
Alameda Health System – Highland Hospital
Oakland, California

Daniel Mantuani, MD
Attending Physician
Assistant Director of Emergency Ultrasound
Department of Emergency Medicine
Alameda Health System - Highland Hospital
Oakland, California

Amal Mattu, MD, FAAEM, FACEP
Professor & Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Berenice Perez, MD
Medical Director, Emergency Department
Alameda Health System – Highland Hospital
Oakland, California
Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Barry Simon, MD
Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine
Alameda Health System – Highland Hospital
Oakland, California
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Douglas White, MD
Director of Emergency Department, HIV &
Hepatitis C Screening
Director of Resident Education
Department of Emergency Medicine
Alameda Health System – Highland Hospital
Oakland, California
Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Charlotte Wills, MD
Program Director
Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Alameda Health System – Highland Hospital
Oakland, California
Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
Consistent with ACCME and ANCC guidelines, it is the policy of Symposia Medicus to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. Prior to the planning of this educational activity, all individuals in a position to influence and/or control the content of continuing education activities have been asked to disclose all relevant financial relationships within the past 12 months. Beyond disclosure of relevant financial relationships, faculty are required to disclose when they plan to discuss pharmaceuticals and/or medical devices that are not approved by the FDA and/or medical or surgical procedures that involve an unapproved or “off-label” use of an approved device or pharmaceutical. Symposia Medicus is committed to providing learners with commercially unbiased continuing education activities. This information is intended to assist learners in forming their own judgments about the content presented. Disclosure information will be included in the session materials for this activity, and speakers will provide a slide disclosure for each presentation, and will also verbally disclose on-site.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Thursday, July 20

7:00am Registration & Check-in
During Continental Breakfast
8:00 Welcome & Introduction
Amandeep Singh, MD & Eric Snoey, MD
8:15 Peritonsilar Abscess: Practice Tricks
David Duong, MD, MS
8:30 Cutting-Edge Cardiac Arrest Care
(Rx = 5 minutes)
Amandeep Singh, MD
8:45 Missing Aortic Dissection (Rx = 5 minutes)
Eric Snoey, MD
9:00 Mandible Dislocation: Practice Tricks
David Duong, MD, MS
9:15 Post Cardiac Arrest Care (Rx = 5 minutes)
Amandeep Singh, MD
9:30 Atrial Fibrillation: What Can We Do in the ED?
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Eric Snoey, MD
9:45 Nasogastric Tube Anesthesia: Practice Tricks
David Duong, MD, MS
10:00 Syncope – What’s New?
Amandeep Singh, MD
10:15 Break
10:30 Electrocardiography of Cardiac Ischemia: Subtle Patterns You’ve Got to Know!
Amal Mattu, MD
11:30 Post Hemodialysis Hypotension
David Duong, MD, MS
11:45 Acute Coronary Syndrome in the Elderly
Amal Mattu, MD
Noon Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
12:15pm Lunch Break (on your own)
1:30 Novel Tranexamic Acid Uses (Rx = 15 minutes)
Karen Lind, MD, MACM
1:45 Winning at Failure! Modern Management of Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema (Rx = 30 minutes)
Amal Mattu, MD
2:15 Caring for the Non-English Speaker
Karen Lind, MD, MACM
2:30 Pearls and Pitfalls for the Crashing Patient
Amal Mattu, MD
3:00 Journal Watch: Expert Review of Clinically Relevant Articles
Bradley Frazee, MD & Douglas White, MD
3:30 Break
3:45 Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Update
Douglas White, MD
4:15 Soft Tissue Infections: Update (Rx = 5 minutes)
Bradley Frazee, MD
4:45 Journal Watch: Expert Review of Clinically Relevant Articles
Harrison Alter, MD & Bradley Frazee, MD
5:15 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
5:30 Adjourn for the Day

Friday, July 21

7:30am Continental Breakfast
8:00 Hands-on Lab Breakouts – Session One
. A. Airway Management
• Video-Assisted Laryngoscopy
• Pediatric Airway Station
• LMA Station
• Blade Laryngoscopy & Airway Adjuncts: Boogie, Positioning Techniques, BVM, and Delayed Sequence Airway
• Cricothyrotomy
Andrew Herring, MD
. B. Procedures
• US Guided Line Placement
• IO Station
• Peripheral Internal Jugular Insertion
• Slip Lamp
• Femoral Nerve Block
Caitlin Bailey, MD
. C. Ultrasound Station
• Echo
• Abdominal/Renal
• GYN
• Ocular
• Trauma (FAST)
Daniel Mantuani, MD
. D. Simulation with SimMan
Eric Snoey, MD
9:30 Break
9:45 Hands-On Lab Breakouts – Session Two
(Session One Topics Repeated)
11:15 Break
11:30 Hands-On Lab Breakouts – Session Three
(Session One Topics Repeated)
1:00pm Lunch Break (on your own)
2:15 Treating Pain Amidst the Opioid Epidemic
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Andrew Herring, MD
2:30 Treating Addiction in the ED
Andrew Herring, MD
2:45 Pregnancy-Related Emergencies (Rx = 5 minutes)
Charlotte Wills, MD
3:15 Ketamine: How Do I Use It in the ED?
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Andrew Herring, MD
3:30 Emergency Room Delivery
Charlotte Wills, MD
3:45 Cyclic Vomiting: A New Epidemic
(Rx = 10 minutes)
Andrew Herring, MD
4:00 Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
4:15 Adjourn for the Day

Saturday, July 22

7:30am Continental Breakfast
8:00 Zika Virus Update
Caitlin Bailey, MD
8:15 Alcohol Withdrawal Updates (Rx = 15 minutes)
Barry Simon, MD
8:30 Transient Ischemic Attack Update
Berenice Perez, MD
8:45 Sore Throats That Kill H. Gene Hern, MD
9:15 Lumbar Puncture Tips & Tricks
Caitlin Bailey, MD
9:30 Break
10:00 Abdominal Pain in the Elderly
Barry Simon, MD
10:30 Pulmonary Embolism: What’s New?
(Rx = 5 minutes)
Berenice Perez, MD
10:45 Wound Care Tricks
H. Gene Hern, MD
11:00 Drugs of Abuse (Rx = 5 minutes)
Caitlin Bailey, MD
11:30 Views from the Foot of the Bed: Visual Diagnoses
Barry Simon, MD
Noon Pericarditis (Rx = 5 minutes)
Barry Simon, MD
12:15pm Questions & Answers
Group Discussion

Faculty Panel & Audience
12:30 Conference Adjourns

Rx = Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority
will be granted for these sessions

CONFERENCE LOCATION

San Francisco is a unique and breathtaking city. From the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, to the exquisite art galleries at the Legion of Honor or San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), the City takes pride in its unrivaled attractions, renowned museums, and unique neighborhoods. Discover the variety of sites, shops, and restaurants that reflect the City’s great ethnic and cultural diversity. Surrounded by the tranquil waters of the Bay, the enchanting city of San Francisco sits amid the peaks and valleys of dozens of landmarks, including Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower, Lombard Street, Ghirardelli Square, and its historic cable cars.

World-renowned, the Fairmont San Francisco presents an awe-inspiring picture of historic San Francisco. The grandeur of the luxury hotel atop Nob Hill, coupled with its reputation for impeccable service, promises a truly memorable experience during your stay. Each of the hotel’s spacious guestrooms and suites have been elegantly updated, including flat screen TVs, Frette linen ensembles, pillow top beds, and MP3 docking stations.

Centrally located, the luxurious Fairmont San Francisco is a short cable car ride from the bustling downtown, Financial District, Union Square, Chinatown, and Fisherman’s Wharf. In fact, this hotel is the only spot in San Francisco where each of the City’s cable car lines meet! A visit to the Fairmont San Francisco is not complete without experiencing the Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar. Consistently awarded for serving “San Francisco’s Best Happy Hour,” the Tonga Room offers exceptional Pacific Rim Asian Cuisine in a tropical setting that includes thunder and rain storms. It is the perfect escape after a busy day of shopping along Union Square.

Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be sure to find it in San Francisco, at our 13th Annual Summer Conference on Emergency Medicine.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION, LODGING & TRAVEL INFORMATION

Enrollment for this conference is limited in order to provide the best possible learning environment. Early registration is advised.

You can register the following ways:

On-line at our website, www.symposiamedicus.org; OR

Call Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm (Pacific Time), (925) 969-1789 with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover; OR

By mail, make check payable to Symposia Medicus and send with registration form to 399 Taylor Blvd., Suite 201, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-2287.

For additional conference or lodging information, call Symposia Medicus at (925) 969-1789, or visit our website at www.symposiamedicus.org.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION INFORMATION

TUITION: EARLY
If postmarked by
May 11, 2017
REGULAR
If postmarked after
May 11, 2017
Physicians $660 $760
Residents, Nurses, PAs, & All Others $560 $660

Discounts are available for retired healthcare providers, active U.S. military, and groups of three or more. For more information, please contact Symposia Medicus prior to registering.

Tuition includes continuing education, online access to session materials, continental breakfast on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings, and break refreshments for conference registrants.

Conference registration will be confirmed via email

This conference meets the requirements for CE tax deductibility; however, we suggest you consult your financial authority for more information

CONFERENCE LODGING INFORMATION

Symposia Medicus has conference group rates at The Fairmont San Francisco. These special rates will only be available until Friday, June 23, 2017 and will only be available after that date on a space and rate available basis. We recommend you reserve your lodging as soon as possible, as rooms at the conference group rates are limited and on a first come, first served basis. Rooms may sell out and/or room rates may increase prior to the release date.

The conference group rates will also be available three days before and three days after the conference (based on availability) if you wish to extend your stay in San Francisco.

The Fairmont San Francisco
950 Mason Street
San Francisco, California 94108

To make your hotel reservations, please call (800) 441-1414 and refer to
group code Symposia Medicus or the Emergency Medicine conference

To make your reservations online, please visit https://resweb.passkey.com/go/symposiamedicus13th

 

Room Type/View
Group Rates
(Single/Double)
Description
Fairmont Queen
$329/night

Rooms are approximately 325 sq. ft. with an interior courtyard view, and feature one queen bed, flat screen TV, Keurig coffee maker, in-room safe, bathroom amenities, pillow top mattress with down pillows and blankets, work desk, phone, and alarm clock.

Fairmont
(King or Two Queens)
$349/night Rooms are approximately 425 sq. ft. with city views, and feature one king bed or two queen beds, flat screen TV, Keurig coffee maker, in-room safe, bathroom amenities, pillow top mattress with down pillows and blankets, work desk, phone, and alarm clock.
Deluxe Tower
(King or Two Queens)
$379/night Rooms are approximately 370 sq. ft. with views of the San Francisco skyline, and feature one king bed or two queen beds, flat screen TV, Keurig coffee maker, in-room safe, bathroom amenities, pillow top mattress with down pillows and blankets, work desk, phone, and alarm clock.
Signature Tower
(King or Two Queens)
$399/night Rooms are approximately 370 sq. ft. with views of the San Francisco bay, from Alcatraz to Coit Tower, and feature one king bed or two queen beds, flat screen TV, Keurig coffee maker, in-room safe, bathroom amenities, pillow top mattress with down pillows and blankets, work desk, phone, and alarm clock.

By reserving your room at the Symposia Medicus conference group rates, internet access in your guestroom is complimentary.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Hotel Policies

A deposit equal to one night’s room & tax is due to the hotel with major credit card, upon making your reservation

Above conference group rates are per room, per night and do not include the following (subject to change):
- 14% Occupancy Tax
- 8.75% Sales Tax
- 2.25% Tourism Improvement District Assessment (T.I.D)
- 0.195% California Tourism Assessment

Maximum guestroom occupancy is four, regardless of age. Please note: Two bed accommodations are very limited.

Mandatory additional third & fourth adult charge (19 years and over) is $35 per person, per night

Children 18 years & under are complimentary - not to exceed stated maximum occupancy

Rollaway beds are available at an additional cost of $35 per night (subject to availability and change)

Cribs are available on a complimentary basis (subject to availability and change)

Check-in time is 3:00pm and check-out time is noon. A late check-out can only be confirmed on the date of departure by the front desk. Additional charges may apply for late check-outs and are based upon availability.

Early Departure Fee: An early departure fee of $50 will be assessed to guests who depart before their confirmed departure date. Departure dates will be reconfirmed at check-in, and changes can be made at that time without penalty.

A 30-minute break has been allotted in our conference schedule on the last day, for those who need to check-out

Credit/Debit Card Policy: Upon check-in, the hotel requires a credit card or debit card to ensure that funds are available. Holds are placed on your account for your entire stay; however, the amount may be immediately deducted from your account. The length of time for which these holds remain on your credit or debit account varies from bank to bank.

Hotel Cancellations must be made directly with the hotel 48 hours prior to arrival or a cancellation fee equal to one night’s deposit, plus tax, will be charged.

Cancellation Policies

Conference cancellations must be made in writing (via email or mail) to Symposia Medicus and a refund, less a 10% processing fee, will be given. No refunds will be made if cancellation is received after June 15, 2017; however, tuition, less 10% processing fee, may be applied to a future Symposia Medicus conference. 

All cancellations must be e-mailed to registrar@symposiamedicus.org OR mailed to Symposia Medicus. If mailed, it must be postmarked by the date stated above.

In the unlikely event of conference cancellation by Symposia Medicus, full tuition refunds will be made. Symposia Medicus will not be responsible for refunding travel or any other expenses.

AIR TRAVEL INFORMATION

You will fly into San Francisco International Airport (SFO), which is approximately 30 minutes from The Fairmont San Francisco. For information on ground transportation, please visit our website.

Symposia Medicus has arranged for discount fares with Alaska, Delta, and United airlines for this conference. Reservations can be made either through your travel agency or through the airlines at the website or Convention Desk numbers listed below.

In order to receive the discounted rate, you or your travel agent must refer to the Symposia Medicus Group ID number listed here.

Alaska Airlines For discounts on Alaska Airlines flights, please book online at www.alaskaair.com and click on the link “Use Discount Code,” located at the bottom of the “Book Flights” box. Once you click on this link, another page will appear. On this page, you will need to insert ECMX306 in the “Discount Code” box, located at the right hand side of the page.
Delta Airlines For discounts on Delta Airlines, please visit www.delta.com and click on the link “Advanced Search,” located at the bottom of the “Book a Trip” box. Once you click on this link, another page will appear. On this page, you will need to insert NMNP8 in the “Meeting Event Code” box, located at the right hand side of the page. For questions, please call the Delta Airlines Convention Desk at (800) 328-1111.
United Airlines For discounts on United Airlines, please visit www.united.com and click on All Search Options, located on the bottom left corner of the “Book Travel” box. Once you click on this link, another page will appear. At the bottom of this page, you will insert ZX32764574 in the “Promotions and Certificates” box. For questions, please call the
United Airlines Convention Desk at (800) 426-1122.

CAR RENTAL DISCOUNT

For conference discounts, Symposia Medicus has made arrangements with AVIS and Budget Car Rentals. Reservations can be made by phone; please refer to the conference code and the conference/airport location when making your reservations. Please see below:

AVIS 800-331-1600 AWD #B766625
Budget 800-772-3773 BCD #U076767