Essentials of EMCrit brings together several of the world’s experts in the field of resuscitation, including top clinicians at the cutting edge of translating research into clinical practice. The best of the best, collaborating to teach, inspire, and change the way you think about resuscitation and critical care.
Like Lennon and McCartney, Bonnie and Clyde, or Bert and Ernie, sometimes a partner makes all the difference. Essentials of Emergency Medicine and Scott Weingart partnered to relaunch the EMCrit conference as Essentials of EMCrit. Experience for dynamic faculty presenting topics in our signature engaging and focused format, all in an on-demand lecture package full of jam-packed crashing goodness.
Dr. Weingart received his medical degree and completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He then went on to a fellowship in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He is best known for his podcast on Resuscitation and ED Critical Care called the EMCrit Podcast; it currently is downloaded more than 250,000 times per month.
Dr. Sara Gray's academic interests include patient safety and knowledge translation, specifically how to optimize the care of critically ill patients in the ED. Her most important achievements are her kids, who don’t care what she does at work all day, but who appreciate her chauffeuring skills and her sense of humour.
Chris Hicks is interested in how teams work, or fail to work, during crisis events. To that end, he has studied all sorts of peculiar stuff, from mental practice to stress inoculation training, in an effort to help make teams safer and more effective. Chris is an avid speaker and lecturer, staunch #FOAMed supporter, occasional runner, semi-retired pianist, proud husband and father of three lunatic boys.
Tom DeLoughery is a native Hoosier who graduated from Indiana State University in 1981 (one year after Larry Bird) and the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1985. He did his internship at the University of California, Irvine before traveling to Oregon where he finished his internal medicine residency and hematology/oncology fellowship.
His clinical interests are in blood diseases, hemostasis, and thrombosis, subjects on which he has written extensively. He has won numerous teaching awards and has given education sessions to national meetings of many professional societies. He is a master at the American College of Physicians and Fellows of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. Recently the 3rd edition of his popular handbook Hemostasis and Thrombosis was published. His one odd fact is that he has been to 40 Bob Dylan concerts in 5 countries.
Josh Farkas' training consisted of medical school at Cornell University followed by Internal Medicine residency at Dartmouth University and a Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship at Albany Medical Center. Although trained and board certified in both Pulmonology and Critical Care, he works exclusively as a clinician educator in the combined medical, cardiac, and neurological ICU. Interests include point-of-care ultrasonography, coffee, FOAMed, and all things related to the ICU.
Dr. Boudourakis received his medical degree from Yale Medical School. He completed a general residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and went on to complete a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He is currently an intensivist and trauma/emergency surgeon at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NYC. He is the Director of the Surgical ICU and Co-Director for the Hospital Wide Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Program. He is a clinical assistant professor of surgery at SUNY Downstate.
For our online and on-demand audiences, our halftime show will be hosted by:
Jenny Beck-Esmay received a degree in drama from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, completed medical school at the University of Minnesota and returned to NYC to complete residency at NYU-Bellevue. She has combined her love of emergency medicine with performance as the co-host of the Core EM podcast. As a life-long feminist, Jenny is thrilled to be the co-editor-in-chief of FemInEM.org. She is passionate about emergency medicine education and the FOAM movement and is proud to have contributed content to FOAM sites including CoreEM, REBEL EM, WikEM and FemInEM. In her free time, Jenny enjoys reading sci-fi, fantasy and comics and enjoying delicious dinners out with friends.
Anand "Swami" Swaminathan is a New Jersey Native who completed his EM training at Bellevue hospital in NYC where he stayed on as faculty. He is a big supporter of the FOAMed movement and uses it to cut knowledge translation. Much of his time goes into the Core EM blog, an educational website focused on core content EM. He is an assistant editor for REBEL EM and course director for The Teaching Course. Outside of EM, he enjoys distance running and building Legos with his kids (Matt 8, Maya 5 and Luke 2). Follow Swami on twitter @EMSwami.