Essentials of EM

2017 Essentials Conference

16th Annual Conference May 16th - 18th, 2017

Why Essentials?

Go beyond learning and join us for an event that inspires and rejuvenates your mind and soul. We craft Essentials of EM to fulfill you beyond your requirements and propel you to the top of your professional game. We move rapidly between topics to keep you interested and focused and make sure you’re getting only the information you need and can bring to the bedside the next day. Whether you join us live or sign up for the digital package, you get an experience we believe is “more than education”. This will be the most amazing Essentials yet.

Your event faculty:

Sanjay Arora, Sol Behar, Joe Bellezzo, Rich Cantor, Ilene Claudius, Kenji Inaba, Lucy Kalanithi, Haney Mallemat, Billy Mallon, Amal Mattu, Greg Moran, Rob Orman, Al Sacchetti, Zack Shinar, Jan Shoenberger, Corey Slovis, Anand Swaminathan, Scott Weingart, and Mike Weinstock.

How will you attend?

We continue with our signature 5-15 minute lecture style and incredibly high-yield, clinical education you'll use at the bedside on your next shift. Join us and see why Essentials of EM is so much more than a conference.

Live: In Vegas May 15th - 18th

Enjoy it all with us. Along with your Live registration you’ll have access from your online account to rewatch a lecture anytime, thanks to lifetime access to our fully-edited, HD videos, available shortly after the conference concludes.

Digital: Livestreamed/On-Demand

Can’t make it to Vegas? Bring Essentials to you! Livestream from the comfort of your couch, or experience the amazing lectures anytime. You won’t miss a moment. Each session is available in audio and video on-demand at the end of each day.

Included with your registration:

  • Lifetime access to 2017 event videos
  • 30+ hours of CME you’ll love
  • Course syllabus in a digital easy-to-use format
  • Our smartphone app that lets you interact during the show
  • Access to over 100 hours of practice changing education in the EEM archive

Coming with a group?

5 or more:

Enjoy a free drink at our opening night cocktail party and a reserved row for the entire event.

10 or more:

Party together all evening around an exclusive table for you at Casino Night.

15 or more:

Enjoy VIP Box Seats for the entire event. (Limited to the first 4 booked groups.)

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$249 DigitalNo CME Credit Available.

Residents: Register at EMRA’s Hippo Education page for a discounted rate of $249 - includes live attendance at Essentials of EM in Las Vegas and attendance on May 15th at the Resident Wellness Consensus Summit.

For more info or to register directly contact or call 855-99-HIPPO

Social Events:

  • Opening Night Cocktail Party with our inaugural “EEM meets MOTH” event featuring your ED stories as told by you.
  • Casino Night. A great way to meet new friends.
  • And more chances to connect with colleagues from across the globe.

Essentials gives back!

With your continued support Essentials of EM has donated over $350,000 since 2002.


May 15 - Exclusive, on-site only warm-up courses:

Resident Wellness Consensus Summit (12pm - 5pm)

Essentials of EM, in partnership with Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) and Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association (EMRA), is hosting the inaugural Resident Wellness Consensus Summit, an event exclusively for residents to discuss, create and publish best practices for wellness solutions. Entrance is included with your LIVE conference registration. This unprecedented event will feature discussions and workgroups including break-out sessions led by Michelle Lin, Christopher Doty, Felix Ankel, Nikita Joshi, Arlene Chung, and Nicole Battaglioli. The proceedings will be published in WestJEM.

Space is limited, so register by March 31 to reserve.

ECG Warm-up Workshop with Amal Mattu (2pm - 6pm)

Learn from the legendary Amal Mattu as he leads a comprehensive, 4-hour interactive case-based workshop so you can recognize subtle yet critical ECG findings of cardiac ischemia.

Bring your questions, learn from the master, and save a patient’s life.

Space is limited so sign up today!

  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AMBreakfast - Exhibit Hall Open
  • 9:00 AM - 9:05 AMWelcomeRob Orman, MD
  • 9:05 AM - 9:40 AMWhy you matter!Amal Mattu, MD
  • 9:40 AM - 9:50 AMRole of plain films in traumaKenji Inaba, MD
  • 9:50 AM - 10:05 AMWhat happens when you order tests willy-nillyGreg Moran, MD
  • 10:05 AM - 10:15 AMPediatric dehydration: IV or PO?Ilene Claudius, MD
  • 10:15 AM - 10:25 AMAl's bag of tricksAlfred Sacchetti, MD FACEP
  • 10:25 AM - 10:30 AMDigging a little deeperRob Orman, MD
  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AMBreak - Live from EEM! - A Digital Package "Halftime Show"
  • 11:00 AM - 11:15 AMPeds vaccine complications that show up in the EDAlfred Sacchetti, MD FACEP
  • 11:15 AM - 11:30 AMECG tricks, mimicsAmal Mattu, MD
  • 11:30 AM - 11:40 AMThe UTI that isn'tGreg Moran, MD
  • 11:40 AM - 11:50 AMTrauma hemorrhage management beyond massive transfusion protocolKenji Inaba, MD
  • 11:50 AM - 12:00 PMDigging a little deeperRob Orman, MD
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PMLunch
  • 1:30 PM - 1:35 PMThis baby just popped out! NRP guideline updatesIlene Claudius, MD
  • 1:35 PM - 1:45 PMYou gotta know these cardiology literature updates!Amal Mattu, MD
  • 1:45 PM - 1:55 PMThe critical child 100 miles from nowhereAlfred Sacchetti, MD FACEP
  • 1:55 PM - 2:05 PMI f'd up the central line, chest tube...Kenji Inaba, MD
  • 2:05 PM - 2:15 PMIDSA updates on pneumoniaGreg Moran, MD
  • 2:15 PM - 2:25 PMCan any blood test, test the difference between viral, bacterial infection in a child?Alfred Sacchetti, MD FACEP
  • 2:25 PM - 2:35 PMOh so subtle ECG findingsAmal Mattu, MD
  • 2:35 PM - 2:45 PMDigging a little deeperRob Orman, MD
  • 2:45 PM - 3:15 PMBreak - Live from EEM! - A Digital Package "Halftime Show"
  • 3:15 PM - 3:30 PMKid rash missesIlene Claudius, MD
  • 3:30 PM - 3:40 PMCellulitis: are we doing it wrong?Greg Moran, MD
  • 3:40 PM - 3:50 PMLocal hemostatics: what's in, what's hotKenji Inaba, MD
  • 3:50 PM - 3:55 PMLittle Johnny, concussionsIlene Claudius, MD
  • 3:55 PM - 4:10 PMHEART score screwupsAmal Mattu, MD
  • 4:10 PM - 4:20 PMNon-lethal weapons, what to doKenji Inaba, MD
  • 4:20 PM - 4:30 PMBilly's State of the UnionWilliam “Billy” Mallon, MD
  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AMBreakfast - Exhibit Hall Open
  • 9:00 AM - 9:05 AMWelcomeRob Orman, MD
  • 9:05 AM - 9:35 AMTBDLucy Kalanithi MD, FACP
  • 9:35 AM - 9:40 AMSomething stuck in your throat? A list of no-nosAnand Swaminathan, MD, MPH
  • 9:40 AM - 9:50 AMNew tricks and tips in ultrasound? You don't say!Haney Mallemat, MD
  • 9:50 AM - 10:00 AMLaceration repair tipsZack Shinar, MD
  • 10:00 AM - 10:10 AMHow do you give your steroids in acute asthma exacerbation?Anand Swaminathan, MD, MPH
  • 10:10 AM - 10:20 AMRapid-sequence awake intubationScott Weingart, MD
  • 10:20 AM - 10:30 AMDigging a little deeperRob Orman, MD
  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AMBreak - Live from EEM! - A Digital Package "Halftime Show"
  • 11:00 AM - 11:15 AMTransvenous 201: Stop being so oversensitive!Joe Bellezzo, MD
  • 11:15 AM - 11:30 AMSAH - 6 hour CT rule, really?Anand Swaminathan, MD, MPH
  • 11:30 AM - 11:40 AMPuff, Puff, pass the tube? Intubating the COPD patientHaney Mallemat, MD
  • 11:40 AM - 11:50 AMThe crashing hemoptysis patientScott Weingart, MD
  • 11:50 AM - 12:00 PMDigging a little deeperRob Orman, MD
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PMLunch
  • 1:30 PM - 1:35 PMHow ER docs save trauma patientsZack Shinar, MD
  • 1:35 PM - 1:45 PMAmiodarone is dead. Long live procainamide!Anand Swaminathan, MD, MPH
  • 1:45 PM - 1:55 PMUsing D-Dimer in the real worldJoe Bellezzo, MD
  • 1:55 PM - 2:05 PMStoners: does everyone need a CT just because you have a kidney?Haney Mallemat, MD
  • 2:05 PM - 2:15 PMShould we reverse anti-platelet agents?Scott Weingart, MD
  • 2:15 PM - 2:25 PMVascular access tips and tricks in the anticoagulated patientJoe Bellezzo, MD
  • 2:25 PM - 2:35 PMThe latest and greatest on fibrillationZack Shinar, MD
  • 2:35 PM - 2:45 PMDigging a little deeperRob Orman, MD
  • 2:45 PM - 3:15 PMBreak - Live from EEM! - A Digital Package "Halftime Show"
  • 3:15 PM - 3:25 PMVasopressors and inotropes: what you need to knowScott Weingart, MD
  • 3:25 PM - 3:30 PMVisual dirty bitsHaney Mallemat, MD
  • 3:30 PM - 3:40 PMStop intubating patients lying flat and RAMP it upAnand Swaminathan, MD, MPH
  • 3:40 PM - 3:50 PMSaving lives through procedural excellenceZack Shinar, MD
  • 3:50 PM - 4:00 PMECPR: where we were, where we're nowZack Shinar, MD and Joe Bellezzo, MD
  • 4:00 PM - 4:10 PMPharma-influence, how real is it?William “Billy” Mallon, MD
  • 4:10 PM - 4:30 PMO ShowRob Orman, MD
  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AMBreakfast - Exhibit Hall Open
  • 9:00 AM - 9:05 AMWelcomeRob Orman, MD
  • 9:05 AM - 9:30 AMWhy what you do is meaninglessRichard Cantor, MD
  • 9:30 AM - 9:40 AMOral K replacement: what the heck are you doing?Corey M. Slovis, MD
  • 9:40 AM - 9:45 AMRoad rashes and the best wound dressingJan Shoenberger, MD
  • 9:45 AM - 10:00 AMI just want a head CT! What's the best pediatric sedation?Solomon Behar, MD
  • 10:00 AM - 10:10 AMPapers that changed my practice!Richard Cantor, MD
  • 10:10 AM - 10:20 AMAutopsy of an ED visit: The initial visitMike Weinstock, MD
  • 10:20 AM - 10:30 AMDigging a little deeperRob Orman, MD
  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AMBreak - Live from EEM! - A Digital Package "Halftime Show"
  • 11:00 AM - 11:15 AMAutopsy of an ED visit: The bouncebackMike Weinstock, MD
  • 11:15 AM - 11:30 AMThe Potential Spaces of the Hand (beyond CFI and FTS)William “Billy” Mallon, MD
  • 11:30 AM - 11:40 AMRecognizing impending respiratory failure in a kidSolomon Behar, MD
  • 11:40 AM - 11:50 AMAutopsy of an ED visit: In the footsteps of the providerMike Weinstock, MD
  • 11:50 AM - 12:00 PMDigging a little deeperRob Orman, MD
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PMLunch
  • 1:30 PM - 1:35 PMBeware of the pediatric bait and switchRichard Cantor, MD
  • 1:35 PM - 1:45 PMHow to use AvRCorey M. Slovis, MD
  • 1:45 PM - 1:55 PMIf I could just see this kid's TM...antibiotics or not?Solomon Behar, MD
  • 1:55 PM - 2:00 PMTeach patients to reduce their own shoulder!Jan Shoenberger, MD
  • 2:00 PM - 2:15 PMWhat would Richie do?Richard Cantor, MD
  • 2:15 PM - 2:25 PMEMTALA violations: behind the scenesSanjay Arora, MD
  • 2:25 PM - 2:35 PMAvoid the EMTALA police when you transferCorey M. Slovis, MD
  • 2:35 PM - 2:45 PMDigging a little deeperRob Orman, MD
  • 2:45 PM - 3:15 PMBreak - Live from EEM! - A Digital Package "Halftime Show"
  • 3:15 PM - 3:25 PMMedication adherence: the price is not right!Sanjay Arora, MD
  • 3:25 PM - 3:30 PMHypocalcemia: should I care?Corey M. Slovis, MD
  • 3:30 PM - 3:45 PMMucus and madness: are you managing respiratory illnesses appropriately?Richard Cantor, MD
  • 3:45 PM - 3:55 PMHIV in the EDSanjay Arora, MD
  • 3:55 PM - 4:00 PMIntubating babies...are you stronger than a neonate?Solomon Behar, MD
  • 4:00 PM - 4:10 PMAutopsy of an ED visit: Practice-changing lessonsMike Weinstock, MD
  • 4:10 PM - 4:15 PMMental Break/Final AnnouncementsAnand Swaminathan, MD, MPH
  • 4:15 PM - 4:30 PMThis Emergency LifeRob Orman, MD


Welcome Social

Tuesday May 16th (4:45pm-6:00pm)

Join us in the balcony of the Chelsea Theater immediately following the conclusion of the day’s lectures for some light bites and drinks. Socialize amongst your colleagues over the awesome education you took in!

Casino Night & Texas Hold’em Free-Play Tournament

Tuesday May 16th (6:00pm-9:00pm)

The Essentials of EM Casino Night is your chance to socialize in a casual environment. The exhibit hall will be transformed into a free-play casino and you are welcome to play blackjack, roulette or craps with attendees from around the world without risking those retirement accounts. You can also watch (or join!) the Texas Hold EM poker tournament as the Essentials’ faculty challenges attendees in the free play poker event. The winner will receive a brand new Apple Watch! There are also prizes for knocking out each faculty member, and the player with the most knockouts of any player will also win an additional grand prize. Space is very limited for the Poker Tournament. Sign up required once registered for the conference. You will automatically be added to our waiting list when sign-ups exceed the space available, and we’ll contact you if you’re in!

Essentials of Emergency Medicine 5K FUN RUN!

Wednesday May 17th (6:30am)

Join us in our first ever 5K Fun Run! Get that heart rate pumping before jumping into day 2’s lectures. 5K Fun Run will start at the Bellagio fountains on Las Vegas Boulevard at 6:30am. No individual times will be kept but medals will be awarded to the first three Females and Males to cross the finish line. Be sure to sign up at registration, when you collect your badge on site.

Yoga in the Castellana Ballroom

Tuesday May 16th & Wednesday May 17th (7:00am-7:45am)

Join us before the conference begins on Tuesday and Wednesday for Yoga in the Castellana Ballroom (adjacent to the Chelsea Theater). Class will be led by an instructor and mats will be provided. Class is open to all fitness levels. No signup required.

Dog Therapy

Tuesday May 16th & Wednesday May 17th (9:30am- 11:30am and 1:00pm-3:00pm)

Join us in the Exhibit Hall for a little serotonin, prolactin and oxytocin release brought to you by some furry companions.


Tuesday May 16th & Wednesday 17th (9:30am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-3:30pm) and Thursday May 18th (9:30am-12:00pm)

Enjoy complimentary back massages all while not missing a beat of the conference. Masseuses will be on hand throughout the conference to give you a well deserved mental and physical break.

Night out at Cirque du Soleil

Wednesday May 17th (7:00pm)

We are pleased to offer exclusive discount tickets to “O” at the Bellagio and Mystere at Treasure Island. Click here to purchase tickets.

Voices from Essentials Studio

Tuesday May 16th to Thursday May 18th (9:00-12:00pm, 1:30-3:00pm)

Come share your inspiring, heartbreaking, heroic and hilarious stories with us! Find us in the Main Lobby of the Chelsea Theater (near merchandise).

Meet Your EEM Faculty

  • Kenji Inaba, MD

    Kenji Inaba, MD

    Associate Professor, Clinical Scholar, of Surgery and Emergency Medicine at the USC Keck School of Medicine.

  • William “Billy” Mallon, MD

    William “Billy” Mallon, MD

    Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Chief of the Division of International Emergency Medicine Stony Brook University (SUNY)

  • Amal Mattu, MD

    Amal Mattu, MD

    Professor, Vice Chair, of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

  • Jan Shoenberger, MD

    Jan Shoenberger, MD

    Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

  • Anand Swaminathan, MD, MPH

    Anand Swaminathan, MD, MPH

    Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Director at NYU/Bellevue Department of Emergency Medicine



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May 16—18, 2017

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What people are saying about EEM

  • Duane Harrison
  • Carolyn Rosenczweig
  • Jan Jaap Bijlsma
  • Carroll Olson
  • Jeffrey Litow
  • Tandi Wilkinson
Working my first shift since the EEM conference, and I just reviewed Mel’s Corporate, Personal, and Bedside reasons for “Why we do EM”! The physician that I relieved asked me what I will do differently after attending the conference. My answer was that in addition to several pearls of practice that I will use, I will fall in love with my specialty all over again! Thanks Mel, and thanks to the entire EEM Staff. You guys are true Rock Stars!

- Duane Harrison

My brain feels like it had a deep tissue massage on it.

- Carolyn Rosenczweig

Should have been here years ago!!
Good stuff and good fun!!
Till next year.

- Jan Jaap Bijlsma

Thank you Essentials for all that you do. It is hard to explain to your friends what an amazing, entertaining AND educational conference that you put on. I leave in awe once again and look forward to my next shift with a renewed vigor!

- Carroll Olson

I have been to every Essentials, and each and every year you continue to exceed expectations. Thank you for your hard work, insight, and commitment to this amazing speciality, EMERGENCY MEDICINE. You make a difference.

- Jeffrey Litow

Hi and bye EEM. Thanks for the great learning and inspiration. Looking forward to another great conference next year - so GLAD that Essentials is not dead. Heading back to the deep freeze in Arctic Canada tomorrow.

- Tandi Wilkinson

Essentials Gives Back

A percentage of our profit and all exhibitor fees go to a variety of important charities worldwide. Your continued support of EEM has enabled us to donate over $350,000 since 2002.

Past beneficiaries include:

  • Doctors Without Borders
  • Homeboy Industries
  • School on Wheels
  • World Vision
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Essentials Goes Green!

  • Recycled paper used for all printed materials
  • Focused syllabi reduces use of paper
  • Carbon offsets purchased for all faculty travel
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