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Attending Trauma & Burn Surgeon and SWAT Team Police Officer
Cook County Illinois Hospital

Surviving Crises and Trauma on the Street, Campus or Anywhere
Empowered to Survive
In Todays Volatile World, “You” Have the Power


Founder, SurgicalFire

Fueling Awareness
Surgical Fires


Emergency Physician
Medical Director, EHR Expert
Division Chief
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Prescribing of Unnecessary Tests & Treatments: The American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation’s Choosing Wisely Campaign
Clinical Documentation Improvement
Dealing with “Frequent Flyer” Patients
Two-Midnight Rule – Observation versus Admission
Psychiatry and ICD-10 Documentation
Miscommunication between Patients and Doctors Due to Electronic Medical Records
The Future of Healthcare
History of Healthcare
Medical-Legal Cases that Went South Due to EMR
Lean Processes in Healthcare
Electronic Health Record (ICD-10, Health Information Exchange, Center)
Work-life Balance and Finding Your Personal Mission in the Healthcare Setting
Trends in Emergency Medicine


Chief Quality Officer
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Emergency Medicine

Prescribing of Unnecessary Tests & Treatments: The American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation’s Choosing Wisely Campaign

Just Culture

Physician Integration

Respectful Behavior and Healthcare: What’s the Connection_

Detection and Management of Severe Sepsis: The First Six Hours

Medical Errors and Mistakes in Healthcare: The National Patient Safety Goals

Handoff Solutions that Work

Improving Care for Transgender Patients

Preventing Catheter-Associated UTI Infections

New Sepsis Guidelines

Preventing Central Line Infections

Managing Interruption and Distractions in Healthcare

Physician Communication

Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Surgery: Meeting SCIP Goals

He was wonderful! Our physicians were very engaged in his sepsis lecture. I saw our sepsis team huddled after his lecture, already planning changes.- French Hospital Medical Center and Marian Regional Medical Center He always does an amazing job! – Citrus Valley Medical Center Excellent presentation! – Pomona Valley Hospital Excellent Speaker and we want him back! – John F. Kennedy Hospital Great speaker! – Orange Coast Medical Center He was great! – Providence Tarzana Medical Center Amazing! – Glendale Adventist Medical Center The audience loved him! – Providence Holy Cross Medical Center

Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

New Developments in the Management of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
Non-Operative Management of Acute Appendicitis: What Would Mcburney Do?Nosocomial Infections Now in the Community
Avoid Unnecessary Hospital Admissions for Acute Infectious Diseases
Infectious Disease Outbreaks: An Update
MRSA Infections
Update on Antibiotics
Update on Treatment of Emergency Department and Community Acquired Infections
New Concepts in Managing Pneumonia
Animal Bites and Other Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
Medical – Legal Infectious Disease Emergencies
Update on Treatment of Common Viral Infections
New Developments in Treatment of Community Acquired Infections
Community Acquired Pneumonia
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Whats New in Infectious Diseases


Vice Chairman, Emergency Medicine
Research Director
Associate Professor of Medicine
UT School of Medicine

Identification and Management of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
The Approach and Management of Acute Chest Pain
Building a Chest Pain Observation Center in Your Hospital
Reducing Medical Errors in Your Medical Workplace
Congestive Heart Failure: Strategies for Early Detection and Management
Hypertensive Emergencies
Silent Myocardial Ischemia: Diagnosis and Treatment
Antiplatelet Drugs
Trauma in Pregnancy
Wound Care
Acute Congestive Heart Failure: Identification and Management
Identification and Management of Syphilis
Dermatology for the PCP
Turning Error into Opportunity
Why Stratify Ð Considering Commonly Used Risk Stratification Protocols

He was an excellent speaker! – Houston Northwest Medical Center

Vice Chair, Clinical Director & Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Brigham and Womens Hospital / Harvard Medical School

Five Things You Can Do Today to Improve Patient Flow in Your Emergency Department
The Three Pillars of Emergency Department Redesign for Todays New Era of Healthcare
Patient-Centered Emergency Care: What it Means and Why it Matters
Ten Myths about Emergency Medicine
When Doctors Dont Listen: Hold to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests

Dr. Kosowsky is the Vice Chair and Clinical Director of the Emergency Department at Brigham & Womens Hospital and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He received his undergraduate degree with Honors in Mathematics and Philosophy from Harvard College, then subsequently won a Fulbright Scholarship. Since graduating with Honors from Harvard Medical School and completing his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati, he has been a dedicated clinician and educator who has won much acclaim in these roles. At Harvard Medical School, he received awards from medical students and residents for teaching excellence. As director of the ÒIntroduction to Clinical MedicineÓ which helps to prepare Harvard medical students for their hospital clerkships, he has introduced many innovative elements to the curriculum around issues of Òpatient-doctorÓ communication.Dr. Kosowsky and his team at Brigham & Womens have been recognized for clinical innovation and excellence in the delivery of emergency medicine services. Dr. Kosowsky serves on the Hospitals Institutional Review Board, Ethics Committee, Physician Council, and Medical Staff Executive Committee. He is the author of over three dozen peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters, and is co-editor of the textbook ÒPocket Emergency Medicine.Ó He has given over a hundred invited presentations at hospitals and medical schools across the U.S. He is a frequent Grand Rounds speaker for Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and other conferences across the U.S., and is on the core faculty for four national Emergency Medicine courses. He serves on the Editorial Board of a half-dozen medical journals, ranging from Annals of Emergency Medicine to The American Journal of Cardiology. Along with Dr. Leana Wen, Dr. Kosowsky is the co-author of the forthcoming book on patient advocacy: When Doctors Dont Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests. He lives in Sharon, Massachusetts, with his wife and three boys.

Medical Director, Los Angeles County EMS Agency Professor of Clinical Medicine and Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA EMS Fellowship Director, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of LA BioMed

Abdominal Surgical Emergencies in Children
Airway Management in Children
Challenging Cases in Pediatric Orthopedics
Orthopedic Injuries in Children
Challenging Cases in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pediatric Trauma I and II
Pediatric Genitourinary Emergencies: Major and Minor
Approach to the Febrile Child
Febrile Seizures in Children: Facts and Fiction
Pediatric Assessment Triangle: A Paradigm for the Initial Assessment of Infants and Children
Laryngeal Mask Airway
Medicating Vomiting Children
Imaging Strategies for Pediatric Abdominal Pain: Helpful or Harmful?
Pediatric Basic and Advanced Life Support Update
Pediatric Potpourri
Respiratory Emergencies in Children
Update on Bronchiolitis and Foreign Body Aspiration in Children
SIDS and ALTE: Is There a Connection?
Meningitis and Encephalitis
Ping Pong Rally Is On: Steroids to Prevent Sequelae of Bacterial Meningitis
Killer Diarrhea in Children: Preventing HUS from EColi 0157 Infections
Radiology in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pediatric Preparedness of Emergency Departments: Are You Ready?
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Jeopardy

Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, FACEP, FAAP Dr. Gausche-Hill is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Vice-Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and EMS and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Director at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA. She is nationally known for her work as EMS researcher and educator, and for her leadership in the field of pediatric emergency medicine. She is best known for her study of prehospital airway management for children published in JAMA 2000.In 2004 she was awarded the ACEP National Education Award in Emergency Medicine, in 2005 was awarded the Martha Bushore-Fallis APLS award from the American Academy of Pediatrics, in 2007 was awarded the Emergency Medical Services for Children Heroes Award for Lifetime Achievement, in 2008 was named one of the Heroes of Emergency Medicine by the American College of Emergency Physicians, in 2010 was a finalist for the Daily Breeze Healthcare Provider of the Year, in 2011 was the Honorable Mention Speaker of the Year for ACEP, in 2012 she was awarded the Steve Miller, Education and Mentorship Award by American Academy of Pediatrics, in 2012-2013 was awarded Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, and the Distinguished Service in EMS medal by the State of California.

Emergency, Critical Care Medicine and Health Law
Professor Adjunct of Emergency Medicine
Temple University

Legal Issues In Emergency Medicine and Acute Care
Drug Seeking Behavior: The Dilemma and Solutions
Medical Malpractice: Managing the Risk
EMTALA: Emergency Department and Beyond
Customer Satisfaction: Maximizing the Patient Experience
Maximally Efficient and Optimally Effective Emergency Department
Medical Malpractice: Effective Risk Management Strategies
Quality Management and Patient Safety Interface
Disruptive Provider Behavior: The Problem and Solutions
Successful Management of the Difficult Patient Encounter.
ER: One Hundred Memorable Cases
Lessons Learned: In a Changing MarketplaceÊ
Contracts for Physicians and Hospitals

Rade B. Vukmir, M.D., J.D., F.C.C.P., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.C.H.E. is a Chief Clinical Officer for a national healthcare organization. He is also president of Critical Care Medicine Associates, a clinical and medicolegal consulting enterprise since 1991. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Medicine; and he is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the American College of Healthcare Executives. Dr. Vukmir received medical and legal degrees from the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. He completed a residency program in Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, a clinical fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the Presbyterian University Hospital and a research fellowship in resuscitation at the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research. He is a certified instructor of Fundamentals of Critical Care Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Dr. Vukmir also has a Juris Doctorate degree and a certificate in Health Law, and is an accomplished author having published seven books. His interests include analysis of medicolegal risk, efficiency, effectiveness in emergency and critical care system health care delivery. He is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and current clinical practice includes 30-50,000 volume facilities

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Gavin Herbert Endowed Professor of Pharmacy
Chief Medical Officer
Chapman University School of Pharmacy

Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
Chapman University

Hypertension:  Very Elevated Blood Pressure in Asymptomatic Patient…Now What?
America’s Addiction to Opioids: What Health Professionals Need to Know
Homeless & the Hospital Emergency Department
Creepy Crawlies- Insects, Infestation, Marine Envenomation
Tobacco Use Performance Measures and Nicotine Dependence
Elder Abuse
Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation (CURS2)
Prescription Drug Abuse
Strategies for Cessation
Geriatric Polypharmacy and Adverse Drug Reactions
Electronic Cigarettes
Core Measures for Tobacco Use Treatment
ER/LA Opioid REMS: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care
Approach to the Poisoned Patient
North American Snake Envenomation
Spiders and Scorpion and Insect Envenomation
Newer Drugs of Abuse (Spice, Bath Salts, Wax and more)
The Overlooked Addict: Patients, Providers, and Prescription Drug Abuse
Newer Antidotes and Gastrointestinal Decontamination
Is it Hot in Here? Heat-related Illness
Adverse Drug Reaction and Post Marketing Surveillance and Adverse Drug Reaction
Botox and Other Cosmetic Procedure Poisoning
Cold and Hot Environmental Emergencies
Athletic Performance Enhancers and Dieting Agents
Nicotine and E-Cigarettes
Caffeine and Energy Drinks
Meet Me at the Rave- Club Drugs of Abuse
Rapid Sequence Intubation and Procedural Sedation Medication and Toxicity
Acetaminophen Poisoning
Salicylate Poisoning
Opioid Poisoning
Iron Poisoning
Seafood Poisoning
Herbal Medications
Botulism, Tetanus, and Strychnine
Pharmaceutical Additives and Toxicity
Anticoagulant Toxicity and Reversal
The Brady Bunch- Beta Blocker, Calcium Channel Blocker, Digoxin, Clonidine Poisoning
Cocaine, Methamphetamine, and Other Sympathomimetics
Antidiabetic Agents and Toxicity
Anticonvulsant Toxicity
Antidepressants and Lithium Poisoning
Antipsychotic Poisoning
Ethanol and Ethanol Withdrawal
Ethanol, Benzodiazepines and Other Sedative-Hypnotics
LSD, Hallucinogenic Amphetamines and Herbal Drugs of Abuse
Inhalant Abuse and Caustic Poisoning
Lead and Other Heavy Metal Poisoning
Insecticide, Pesticide and Herbicide Poisoning
Rodenticide Poisoning
Methanol, Ethylene Glycol, and Other Toxic Alcohol Poisoning
Plant Poisoning
Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Inhalation
Cyanide, Toxic Gases, and Methemoglobinemia
Chemical, Biological and Radiation Weapons

Sean Patrick Nordt, M.D., Pharm.D. is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Chief Medical Officer and the Gavin Herbert Endowed Professor of Pharmacy at the Chapman University School of Pharmacy. Prior to joining the School of Pharmacy’s Administrative team, he was an Assistant Dean of Pre-Health Education at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. He was also the Director of the Minor in Health Care Studies and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine. While at the University of Southern California, he held various positions including: Director of the Section of Toxicology, Chair of Medication Safety, member of the Admissions, Curriculum, Student Affairs, Educational Affairs, Accreditation, and Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committees. In addition, he served on multiple Department of Emergency Medicine committees.  He is board certified emergency physician and dual-board certified toxicologist. Dr. Nordt is also a Fellow of American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, Fellow of the American College of Medical Toxicology. He is a former trustee of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology and former Chairman of their membership committee. Dr. Nordt has also served on a number of American Board of Applied Toxicology committees including credentialing and screening. He has received several teaching awards. Dr. Nordt’s career began as a hospital pharmacist in New York. This was followed by a two-year fellowship in Clinical Toxicology at the University of California, San Diego. Following his first fellowship he became the Associate Director of the California Poison Control System San Diego Division and adjunct faculty at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy. Dr. Nordt then obtained his medical degree. This was followed by an internship at the University of Maryland. He completed both an emergency medicine residency and medical toxicology fellowship at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Nordt is an international expert in emergency medicine and toxicology with a concentration on addiction, drugs of abuse and evenomations. He has authored over fifty original publications and multiple book chapters. He is a faculty member of the renowned groundbreaking emergency medicine podcast EM-RAP and a nationally and internationally recognized lecturer. 
Dr. Nordt + his subject matter was ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!  It was SOOOOOOOOOOO well received by our physicians.  Again, I cannot thank you enough for finding this wonderful speaker for us!  – Providence Little Company of Mary Excellent, compelling speaker open to taking questions during his presentation.- Providence Holy Cross Medical Center He is an excellent speaker, and all attendees appreciated his presentation.- Southern California Hospital Dr. Nordt is our new star! What a great combination—PharmD and ED physician. We had standing room only today. He was excellent, and we want him back. – Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center