Soon-to-be second-year resident, Dr. Jordan Warchol, reflects on her class’s awesome experience at this year’s SAEM (Society of Academic Emergency Medicine) conference in Dallas, TX this May:
It’s true what they say… everything really is bigger in Texas.
That includes this year’s SAEM Annual Meeting in Dallas, held from May 13th-17th. Every year our program sends our intern class as well as the upcoming year’s chiefs to attend the convention.
For the interns, it’s a chance to get some ideas for that all-important research project that is a requirement for graduating. There were posters, abstract presentations, moderated abstract and poster sessions; an abundance of ideas were on the table for us to explore. We were also fortunate enough to have two of our own present their research. Nick Daniel presented his research on central line placement in the ED vs. the next 24 hours after admission, which was very well received. During one of the moderated poster sessions, Dr. Aaron Barksdale presented research on triage pain protocols and how they affect time to analgesics for patients. Our chiefs (Dan, Andrew, & Paul) attended the day-long Resident Leadership Forum where they learned everything from resolving conflict between residents to how to handle a resident with self-destructive behavior. Hopefully, they won’t have to use too much of this training in the coming year! Paul, never the one to mince words, commented that he realized, “We have it pretty good.”
All of the events of the conference were great, but we definitely had the most fun spending time with each other. Between the delicious steak dinner, wonderful Mexican food, and a residents-only dinner, we were definitely well fed! After all that eating, we spent some time in the gym, which was conveniently located next to the pool for a little R&R. Overall, I think all participants would agree that SAEM was a great experience, and one that we are hoping to replicate next year by forming teams to participate in the SonoGames & SimWars!
Dr. Jordan Warchol MD
Second-year EM Resident
Our intern class, upcoming chief residents, and a number of faculty all recently enjoyed a trip down to Atlanta, GA, site of this year’s annual meeting of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine. First year resident, Peter Anaradian, presented an awesome Clinical Pathologic Conference (CPC) on a unique ED presentation of hepatocellular carcinoma, while staff MD, Dr Aaron Barksdale was charged with deciphering a tough case highly suspicious for Paget-Schroetter disease. 2nd year resident, Nick Daniel, made his presence felt in the clinical photo submission contest, with a classic presentation of flexor tenosynovitis. We were also fortunate to have medical student and future EM-cardiology-guru Andrew Keralis represent UNMC with his phenomenal abstract presentation, “Risk Stratification of Acute Chest Pain in an Emergency Setting: ST Segment Change on aVL Lead as a Predictor of Future MI”. Great job, fellas!
Whilst our days in Atlanta were spent primarily filling our brains with an abundance of EM knowledge bombs by national leaders in our field, the evenings afforded us the chance to bond and discuss the day over delicious southern (and also brazilian?) cuisine and libations. While this might have afforded us a few extra hours on the treadmill once back at home, I think we can all say that our experience in Atlanta was an awesome and worthwhile one. Next up, ACEP Seattle!
Peter Anaradian at the CPC
Peter Anaradian after his CPC
Dr Barksdale giving his CPC response
Dr Barksdale after his CPC
Andrew Keralis and Dr Branecki
Dr Daniel’s case photo submission
Erica, Andrew B, Kalin
Andrew K, TJ, Linnaus
You rapscallions you.
Chiefs representing at the Residency/Fellowship fair
SAEM Residency/Fellowship Fair