Come to the UCI Emergency Medicine Student Symposium

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  1. alwaysaangel

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    Details were kindly posted by SDN in the Emergency Medicine residency forum here: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/announcement.php?f=43

    So check out the program/details and sign up. Its not expensive and if you're interested in Emergency Medicine its a great learning experience.

    Even if you're don't know if you're interested in emergency medicine yet this is a great way to find out. Its a great opportunity and a nice fun day of hands-on workshops. Finally feel like you're actually doing medicine for a day instead of always sitting at your desk studying.

    Plus, its a chance to present research (which will look great on your CV). And it doesn't need to be EM research - any kind of research is fine.
     
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    Bump! 2 more weeks for early registration! Go to uciemig.com If you have any questions feel free to post here and I can answer them.

    Here is the schedule:

    7:30-8:00 Registration/Breakfast
    8:00-8:15 Welcome and Overview
    8:15-8:45 "Emergency Medicine Subspecialties" - Mark I. Langdorf, MD, MHPE, RDMS, FACEP, FAAEM, Professor, Department Chair, and Medical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, UCISOM
    8:45-9:15 "High Altitude Medicine"- Jay Sharp, MD, FACEP, Wilderness Medicine Fellow, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
    Division of Emergency Medicine Stanford University Medical Center

    9:15-9:30 Break and Sponsor Booths
    9:30-10:20 International Emergency Medicine Europe: Germany-Switzerland - Tareg Bey, MD, PhD, DABMT, DEAA, FACEP Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director, International Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, UCISOM and, Tamara Thomas MD, FACEP, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Associate Dean, School of Medicine, Loma Linda University
    10:35-11:20 Workshop Session 1
    11:25-12:10 Workshop Session 2
    12:10-12:40 Lunch
    12:40-1:40 Diving Emergencies - Stephen R. Hayden, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSD Medical Center
    1:50-2:35 Workshop 3
    2:40-3:25 Workshop 4
    3:40-4:40 Residency Director and Chief Resident Panel
    4:40-5:15 Raffle and Conclusion


    And the workshop descriptions:

    Disaster Medicine
    Kristi L. Koenig, MD, FACEP


    This workshop will give participants the opportunity to participate in Hands-on Management of Chemical-Biological-Radiological Casualties.

    Emergency Medical Services
    Christopher A. Kahn, MD, MPH, FACEP


    Emergency Medical Services is a sub-specialty focusing on the many interrelated systems of care which exist to protect patients in the prehospital environment. *With over a million EMS providers nationwide at a widely disparate level of skills, training, and funding, oversight of these systems is a complex task requiring specific knowledge and abilities. *EMS fellowships focus on four general areas: prehospital education, administration, research, and operations (direct provision of care). *This workshop will discuss each of these four areas, and provide hands-on experience with prehospital equipment and skills.

    Emergency Ultrasound
    J. Christian Fox, MD, RDMS, FAAEM, FACEP


    This workshop will allow students to see how portable ultrasound has revolutionized ED diagnosis and treatment and participate in hands-on ultrasonography for diagnosis and procedural guidance. Ultrasound is the only imaging modality that is handheld, miniaturized, ruggedized, and battery operated. There are over 200 ultrasound machines on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan, and ultrasound is the only imaging available on the space shuttle. While emergency ultrasound dates back to 1987 it was not until recently that the portable technology now performs on par with traditional cart-based machines. All emergency medicine residencies have ultrasound machines and there are over 40 fellowships in emergency ultrasound now throughout the country.

    Medical Toxicology
    Jeffrey R. Suchard, MD FACEP FACMT


    Medical Toxicology is a medical subspecialty focusing on the diagnosis, management and prevention of poisoning and other adverse health effects due to medications, occupational and environmental toxins, and biological agents. Medical Toxicology is officially recognized as a medical subspecialty by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
    *
    Physicians trained in Medical Toxicology provide professional services in a variety of clinical, industrial, educational, and public health settings including:
    Emergency departments, intensive care units, and other inpatient units where they provide direct treatment and bedside consultation of acutely poisoned adults and children.
    Outpatient clinics, offices, and job sites where they evaluate the health impact from acute and chronic exposure to toxic substances in the workplace, home and general environment.
    National and regional poison control centers where they provide 24-hour phone consultation to health professionals, first responders, public health officials, corporate safety personnel, and the general public regarding hazard identification, decontamination, emergency management, and detailed clinical care of the poisoned patient.
    Medical schools, universities, and clinical training sites where they teach, research, and provide advanced evidence based patient care.
    Industry and commerce where they increasingly contribute to pharmaceutical research and development, product safety, occupational health services, and regulatory compliance.
    Governmental agencies where they provide toxicology expertise to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and state and local health departments as well as non-governmental advocacy organizations, consumer groups and industrial associations.
    Clinical and forensic laboratories where they aid in the design, conduction and interpretation of diagnostic tests and forensic studies.

    Medical Student Research Forum
    Mark I. Langdorf, MD, MHPE, RDMS, FACEP, FAAEM
    Shahram Lotfipour, MD, MPH, FAAEM, FACEP


    This moderated session will include 12 medical student emergency medicine research abstract presentations in mini-oral format, with PowerPoint slides. There will be opportunity for questions and brief discussion following each abstract.


    Pediatric Emergency Medicine
    Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, FACEP, FAAP


    This workshop will focus on airway skills on the pediatric population.


    Sports Medicine
    Samuel Haraldson, MD


    This workshop will give a brief overview of Sports Medicine as a sub-specialty. It will also familiarize the participants with behind the scenes medical care of a top 10 Division 1 football program, and review the essential components of a sideline medical bag. Furthermore, this workshop will have a skills station and a computerized concussion assessment station. The skills station will focus on obtaining an emergency airway in an on field setting. Primary care sports medicine is the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of non-operative sports-related injuries, and illnesses. Fellows complete 1-2 years of sub-specialty training through an accredited sports medicine fellowship. Eligible specialties include orthopedics, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Additional sub-specialty certification is available once the applicant is board certified in their respective specialty.

    Wilderness Medicine
    Jay Sharp, MD, FACEP

    This workshop session will demonstrate the improvisation of splints for traumatic injuries in the backcountry.
     
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    hmmm, tough choice! i think wilderness medicine and ultrasound are my top choices
     
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    It should be a great event and all of the speakers and workshop heads are experts in their fields. You can actually pick 4 workshops to attend as they fill most of the day.

    If you want to sign up go to uciemig.com
     
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    Don't forget that the symposium is not just a great learning opportunity (attending it at all can be added to your CV), but the opportunity to present research is a big deal! Doing research isn't enough - presenting it is much more impressive.

    Presenting is 5-10 min and its being judged by Dr. Mark Langdorf, Chair and Medical Director of the Emergency Department at UCI. He will be judging the research presentations and presenting an award to the best. All of which will look AWESOME on a CV for residency for anyone applying to any field not just Emergency Medicine.
     
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