This October, six senior EM residents and a number of faculty made the trip up to Seattle, WA– home of the 2013 ACEP Scientific Assembly. We kept busy attending lectures by renowned speakers, playing with new glidescopes/cmacs/insert-awesome-EM-tools-here, hearing the latest in EM research, meeting up with UNMC alumni, and exploring some amazing restaurants, all the while managing to dodge the fish-mongers down at Pike Place. We were fortunate to have met a number of awesome M3s and M4s at the residency fair, and even managed to snag a few interviews with potential employers at the ACEP job fair.
Dan Heckmann, one of our 3rd year residents, had this to say about the trip:
“Healthy doses of education and fun were had at ACEP conference in Seattle this year. Interesting lectures included a look at the future of anticoagulation reversal. Seems FFP will be taking a back seat to PCC in the near future for reversal of warfarin. Hard to tell if and when this gets to UNMC. Although we were twice thwarted in our attempt to ascend the Space Needle, nights in Seattle still had plenty to offer including the EMRA party which was a blast. Early morning BLTs were also a highlight. Work hard and play hard, the life of an EM resident.”
(special thanks to Drs Barthold and Heckmann for their photo contributions!)