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!