The WACEP 2020 Spring Symposium has been CANCELLED due the pandemic spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and safety of all attendees is our top priority. We are looking at the possibility of offering courses online and additional information will be forthcoming. We will also follow up with registered attendees to review the process for refunding registration fees. 

WACEP 2020 Spring Symposium & WI EM Research Forum

Emergency Medicine: The Road Less Traveled
Madison Marriott West | 1313 John Q Hammons Dr | Middleton WI 53562

(Schedule subject to change) 

Wednesday, April 15, 2020       

12:00 pm - Conference Kickoff Lunch
12:30-1:30 pm - Treating Hemophilia A in the ED: New Challenges and Opportunities

(This session is accredited for CME separately from all other conference activities)

1:30-5:15 pm – Rapid-Fire Emergency Medicine Updates

  • »     1:30-2:00 pm – ATLS 10th Edition Updates; Stephanie Savage, MD, MS, FACS
  • »     2:00-2:30 pm - Building a Successful EM Team in Rural Wisconsin; Patrick Wolf, DO
  • »     2:30-3:00 - Break
  • »     3:00-3:30 pm - Burn Management Update; Mark Johnston, RN, BSN
  • »     3:30-4:00 pm – Intubation Checklist for Emergency Medicine; Brady McIntosh, MD
  • »     4:00-4:30 pm – Sepsis Updates; Sean Nolan, DO
  • »     4:30-5:15 pm – State Advocacy Update; Lisa Maurer, MD and Harry Monroe

5:15-6:15 pm - Reception & Dinner

6:15-7:30 pm - Evaluation of Psych Patients in the Emergency Department; Tony Thrasher, DO

8:00-11:00 pm - Off-site reception at Eno Vino Wine Bar & Bistro, 601 Junction Road, Madison WI 53717. This reception is sponsored by UW Health and UW BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine

Thursday, April 16, 2020

7:00-8:00 am - Breakfast & Visit with Exhibitors
8:00-9:00 am - Opening Keynote Presentation: What I've Learned Studying ID in EM; David A. Talan, MD FACEP

9:00 am-12:30 pm - Choose your Track:

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

9:00-11:00 am 
2019 LLSA Article Review Workshop; Michael Walters, MD

11:00-11:15 am - Break/Visit with Exhibitors

11:15 am -12:30 pm

Hot Topics in Emergency Medicine Roundtable Discussions:

  • Pharmacy Update; Joe Halfpap, PharmD & Ana Bienvenida, PharmD
  • Initiating Buprenorphine in the ED; Julie Doniere, MD
  • Avoiding Burnout in Emergency Medicine; Bob Leschke, MD
  • The Important Role of EM Nurses; Mike Becker, MD
  • Tips & Tricks for Helmet Removal; TBD
  • Cardio Version Update; Jamie Schneider, MD
  • Wilderness Medicine; Amy Biondich, MD
  • Medical Clearance of Psych Patients in the ED; Tony Thrasher, DO

9:00 am -12:30 pm
(Break 11:00-11:15 am)

Unique Procedures Workshop:

  • Lateral canthotomy;
  • Pigtail catheter;
  • Chest Tube; 
  • Cric; 
  • Transvenous pacer; 
  • Precipitous delivery; 
  • Awake intubation with Disposable bronchoscopy;
  • Priapism

Ryan Thompson, MD

Bill Burns, MD

Andrew Cathers, MD

Jamie Hess, MD

Adam Nicholson, MD

Jessica Schmidt, MD MPH

Ben Schnapp, MD, MED

9:00 am - 12:30 pm 

(Break 11:00-11:15 am)

28th Annual Emergency Medicine Research Forum

The Research Forum is presented by the Emergency Medicine Departments at the University of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin in partnership with WACEP. CME is not available for the Research Forum.

12:30-1:15 pm - Research Forum Poster Session

12:45-1:30 pm - Lunch/Visit with Exhibitors

1:30-1:55 pm - Annual WACEP Update & Awards Program

2:00-3:00 pm - Pediatric Pain Management; Jennifer Mitzman, MD

3:00-3:30 - Networking Break/Visit with Exhibitors
3:30-4:15 pm - Second Victim Syndrome; Jennifer Mitzman, MD
4:15-5:00 pm - Managing Acute Dental Problems in the ED; Robb Warren, DDS