ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 07/09/14 -- Alexander Rosenau, DO, FACEP, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), will be the keynote speaker at the 12th Annual Emergency and Acute Care Medicine Conference. The conference will be held Sept. 8-11 at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J.
Dr. Rosenau is nationally recognized as a leader in emergency medicine. He is senior vice chair of emergency medicine and an emergency physician at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown and Bethlehem, Pa. Dr. Rosenau also is associate professor of medicine at Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa. In addition, he previously served as president of Pennsylvania ACEP and is a past recipient of U.S. Public Health Service National Health Service Corps Achievement and Commendation awards.
Dr. Rosenau completed his residency in emergency medicine at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Dr. Rosenau is the founding program director of the Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network emergency medicine residency program.
His keynote address is titled, "Emergency Medicine - Who, What and Where in the Coming Decade."
Featuring nationally known emergency and acute care medicine lecturers, the conference offers a variety of courses on critical emergency medicine topics. Separate educational tracks for hospitalists, healthcare executives, advanced practitioners and physicians are available.
Emergency Physician and Advanced Practitioner Track
This track will cover a variety of topics, including stroke, end-of-life care, battlefield trauma, toxicology, autism-friendly EDs, pain management, provider coaching, sepsis, sedation, skin and soft tissue infections, pediatric abdominal emergencies, fatal infections, acute heart failure and deep vein thrombosis. Hands-on skills labs for slit lamp procedures, vascular access and ultrasound; and advanced difficult airways will be presented, as well as a 2014 Life Long Learning and Self-Assessment (LLSA) review course.
All emergency medicine residents and fellows are provided complimentary admission as part of Emergency Medical Associates' commitment to education in the field of emergency medicine.
The hospitalist track is complimentary to Society of Hospitalist Medicine members in good standing. Topics include SBIRT substance abuse screening techniques, the evolution of hospital medicine, living wills and end-of-life care, and ventilator best practices.
ACHE Hospital Executive Track
The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) track, co-sponsored by the New Jersey chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHENJ) and Emergency Medical Associates, will provide participants with six (6) complimentary face-to-face category I credits. Topics include emergency department service standards, designing a higher-quality healthcare delivery model, the push from inpatient to outpatient care, and population health management from employers' perspectives. Lecturers include Thomas Graf, MD, chief medical officer, population health and longitudinal care service lines, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa.; Clint Matthews, president and chief executive officer, Reading (Pa.) Health System; Laurel Pickering, MPH, president and chief executive officer, Northeast Business Group on Health, New York City.
The deadline for online registration is Sept. 5, 2014. Visit www.bestemconference.com for more information or to register. Onsite registration is available each day of the conference. Follow BestEMConf on Twitter for up-to-the-minute conference information.
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