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EMIG Conference 2018


5th Annual Emergency Medicine
Interest Group Symposium

Saturday, January 27, 2018
Registeration Closed

Directions to the event can be found here

Emerging Technologies in Emergency Medicine

Medical students are invited to attend the 5th Annual Northeast Emergency Medicine Interest Group Symposium on January 27th at the Zucker School of Medicine at Northwell/Hofstra.  This year we aim to highlight innovative resuscitation technologies with two keynote sessions on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) in the ED and Emergency Preservation and Resuscitation (EPR) for cardiac resuscitation following trauma wounds.  Alongside introducing participants to innovative procedures in resuscitation science, the objective of this symposium will be to facilitate a deeper understanding of an Emergency Medicine residency through a varied residency director panel, assuring time for networking with residents and other medical students, and using small group sessions to practice essential clinical skills.

We are excited to announce our two keynote speakers, Dr. David Gaieski and Dr. Samuel Ticherman. Dr. David Gaieski has established an ED-ECMO program at University of Jefferson and has published on assessing the current setting of ECMO in the ED.  Dr. Samuel Tisherman is one of the primary practitioners in the development of EPR, a truly innovate approach to trauma resuscitation.  More information regarding either keynote speaker is below.

After our keynote sessions students will have the opportunity to interact with a panel of residency program directors from a variety of 3 and 4 year programs, representing hospitals with varied patient demographics and residency programs accepting both Allopathic and Osteopathic applicants

Throughout the day, participants will have the opportunity to practice essential clinical skills, rotating through interactive stations led by physicians and residents of Northwell Health.  These stations will tentatively include Using Ultrasound to Tailor Fluid Resuscitation, Wilderness Medicine – Crafting a Survival Pack, Ultrasound Guided IV Placement, and Simulations.


8:30AM - 5PM EST
Saturday, January 28, 2017

7:30-8:15 – Open Registration and Breakfast

8:15-8:30 – Opening Introductions

8:30-9:15 – Dr. David Gaieski

9:30-10:15 – Dr. Samuel Tisherman

10:30-11:30 – Residency Panel

11:30-12:30 – Lunch

12:40-1:40 – Clinical Skills Session 1

1:50-2:50 – Clinical Skills Session 2

3:00-4:00 – Clinical Skills Session 3

4:00-4:10 – Closing Remarks

Dr. David Gaieski

Dr. David Gaieski

Dr. David Gaieski attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine before completing a residency in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Christianacare Health System respectively. After completing his fellowship, Dr. Gaieski worked at the University of Pennsylvania Emergency Department, where he performed research in critical care and resuscitative sciences. Recently Dr. Gaieski has moved to the Sidney Kimmel Medical Center, where he has taken the position of Vice Chair for Resuscitative Services and Director of Emergency Critical Care. Dr. Gaieski’s research interests include improving our understanding, treatment, and approach to sepsis and cardiac arrest resuscitation, including the utilization of ECMO in out-of-hospital cardiac arrests with the goal of improving neurologic outcomes in these patients.

Dr. Samuel Tisherman

Dr. Samuel Tisherman

Dr. Tisherman attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he stayed to complete a general surgery residency and surgical critical care fellowship. Since then he stayed at the University of Pittsburgh from 1994-2014, during which he was provided tenure as a professor of surgery and critical care medicine. He has served as director of the Neurotrauma ICU, Director of Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Fellowships, and Director of Multidisciplinary Critical Care program. Recently he has moved to the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he has continued his research on therapeutic hypothermia through the development of Emergency Preservation and Resuscitation (EPR). Dr. Tisherman’s research interests include the use of advancement of resuscitation techniques for victims of cardiac arrest refractory to trauma, the development of hypothermic and pharmacologic strategies to enable emergency preservation in exsanguinating trauma patients, and the use of simulation to teach approaches to crisis management.

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