Schedule of Events 2024

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Emergency Physicians and Government Services ACEP. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this Live activity for a maximum of 19.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Day 1 - Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Time Event Speaker Location
8:00 - 8:45 Registration | Breakfast    
8:45 - 9:00 Conference Welcome | Opening Remarks

CDR Sean Stuart

Lt Col (Ret) Roderick Fontenette

9:00 - 9:45 Keynote - Future of Healthcare-Implications for Emergency Medicine Maj Gen (Ret) Lee Payne, MD, FACEP  
9:45 - 10:00 Break | Exhibitor Time    
10:00 - 10:20 Power of Connecting to Create Opportunities COL (Ret) Linda Lawrence, MD, FACEP  
10:20-10:40 Mythbusters: ECMO in Trauma Meaghan Keville, MD, FACEP  
10:45 - 11:05 Beyond RUSH: A Review of Commonly Missed Sonographic Signs of Undifferentiated Shock CPT Renato Rapada, DO  
11:05 - 11:50 Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: It's in the Blood

Robert Welch,  MD 

CPT Amina R. Zeidan, PhD, MD, MSc

12:00 - 12:45 Lunch | Exhibits    
12:45 - 13:30 Heated Nasal High Flow Therapy in the Emergency Department John Riordan, MD, MSc  
13:30 - 13:45 Adult Brain Death by Neurologic Criteria COL Cindy Shen, DO, FACEP  
13:45-14:00 Break | Exhibitor Time    
14:00-14:15 Beyond the Heparin Drip: Evaluation and Management of Acute Submassive and Massive PE Meaghan Keville, MD, FACEP  
14:15-14:30 Medication Assisted Treatment and why it MATters: Evidence-Based Strategies to Reduce Opioid-Related Injury in the ED CPT Alysa Edwards, MD CPT Joe Farrell, DO  
14:30 - 14:45 Lessons learned in implementing an ultrasound guided IV program for nurses

Abdulkareem Agunbiade, MD

14:45-15:05 Federal FirstNet Working Group

Christopher Weissman, MD, FACEP
Glennon Park, MD

15:15 - 16:45 KSA Labs


18:00 - 22:00

Opening Reception | Research Forum

@ USS Midway

  USS Midway, 910 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Day 2 - Thursday, April 4
7:00 Registration Open    
7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast | Exhibitor Time    
8:30 - 9:15 ACEP President Keynote: How to Strengthen the Leadership Pipeline of Emergency Medicine Aisha Terry, MD, MPH, FACEP
ACEP President
9:15 - 9:30 Break | Exhibitor Time    
9:30 - 9:45 Lessons Learned in War CAPT Bradley Butler, MD, FACEP  
9:45 - 10:30 Naval War College

CDR (Ret) Daniel Caldwell

10:30 - 11:15 Army War College Robert E. Hamilton, Ph.D  
11:15-11:45 Future Wars Panel CDR (Ret) Daniel Caldwell and Robert E. Hamilton, Ph.D  
11:45 - 12:00 Break | Exhibitor Time    
12:00 - 12:45 Lunch and Learn: TBI Biomarkers, presented by Abbott Point of Care Medical Affairs

Ernest Bond, BSN, RN

Medical Science Liaison

12:45 - 13:05 Medical Director Role in Military Medicine

COL Nadia Pearson, DO, FACEP

13:10 - 13:25 Lesser Antilles Medical Assistance Team

Jacob Braun, DO

13:30 - 13:45 "DUSTOFF" MEDEVAC Flight Surgeon...When I Have Your Wounded!

Christopher Stephens, MD, FAEMS

13:45 - 14:30 SIM Panel

Moderator: Danielle Wickman, MD, FACEP

Arthur J. French, MD, FACEP; Christine DeForest, DO, FACEP; Nikki Cook, MD; Roderick Fontenette, MD, FACEP

14:30- 14:45 Break | Exhibitor Time    
14:45 - 16:15

KSA Labs



16:15 -16:30

Shuttles depart Hilton for

Strategic Operations Command Center


17:00 - 19:00

SIM War Superbowl | Closing Reception

@ Strategic Operations Command Center

  Strategic Operations Command Center, 4705 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA 92123
Day 3 - Friday, April 5
7:30 - 8:00 Registration Open | Breakfast    
8:00 - 9:00

New Speakers Forum:

Introducing the “Fiver”: a modernized alternative to the ‘B-52’ for acute agitation control in the emergency department (Christensen)

All Aboard: The Future of Navy Medicine at Sea (Pistell)

What it really takes to treat a casualty (Brown)

Prolonged Field Care - Military Medicine in the Direct Action Fight (Lyon)

Review of GI bleeding, why we do things with no data (Flemmons)

LT Matthew Christensen
LCDR Kimberly Pistell
CPT Matthew Brown
CPT Samuel Lyon
CPT Karly Flemmons
9:15 - 9:35 Academic Tracks in EM Missy Givens, MD  
9:45 - 10:45 Career Path Panel

Moderator:  Torree McGowan, MD, FACEP

Arthur J. French, MD, FACEP; Paul Roszko, MD, FACEP; Bradley S. Butler, MD, FACEP

10:45 - 11:00 BREAK    
11:00 - 11:45 EM Specialty Leaders Update


NAVY: Lawrence C. Decker, MD

ARMY: Eric Chin, MD, MBA 

AIR FORCE: Christopher Pitotti, MD, FACEP 

11:45 - 12:00 Conference Wrap Up and Closing Remarks Sean Stuart, DO, FACEP  
12:15-14:00 EM Specialty Leader Consultant Q&A | Interest Group Roundtables (Academics, Research, SIM, Career Paths, Advocacy) | LUNCH



Social | Networking | Gathering in the Park
Conference Adjourns