Friday February 6, 2015 at 1:00 PM EST
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Virginia College of Emergency Physicians 

VACEP Annual Meeting 

Please join us for the Virginia College of Emergency Physicians 2015 Annual Meeting!

Earn 23.25 CMEs at The Homestead Feb. 6-9, 2015 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American College of Emergency Physicians and Virginia Chapter ACEP. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 23.25 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

Cadaver Pre-Conference Workshop
Life-Saving Emergency Procedures (1PM – 6:30PM Feb. 6, 2015) $800 fee (Not included in Annual Meeting Fees). Max Class Size: 16 
Intubation, central line placement, cricothyrotomy, needle decompression, chest tube placement, joint aspiration, arterial vessel ligation, lateral cathotomy, humeral & tibial I/O placement, thoracotomy. (5.5 AMA Category/CME Credits) University of Virginia Center for Applied Biomechanics 

The Program

  • Appropriate Use of Imaging in the Patient with Abdominal Pain – Dr. Jack Perkins
  • Simple Complaints in Patients with HIV – Dr. Jack Perkins
  • How emergency Physicians can protect themselves and their patients and still comply with EMTALA and Virginia laws – Mary Malone, ESQ
  • PE – Update for Emergency Medicine – Dr. David Evans
  • Six Things You’re Doing Wrong in Emergency Medicine – Dr. Todd Parker
  • STEMI mimics - beyond the usual suspects - Dr. Todd Parker
  • Anticoagulation reversal – Dr. Chris Hogan
  • Emerging Infectious diseases – Dr. Chris Hogan
  • Procedural Ultrasound: Tips and Tricks – Dr. David Evans
  • The Geriatric ED – What you need to know – Dr. Luis Eljaiek
  • Cardiac Rick Stratification – What Happens After the R/O MI – Dr. Bill Brady
  • The Chest Pain Patient with Recent Negative Cardiac Rick Stratification – Dr. Bill Brady
  • Subtle presentations of Pediatric Badness – Dr. Joel Clingenpeel
  • Stuff you do to kids and tell parents which may not be helpful – an evidence based look at some traditional practices – Dr. Joel Clingenpeel

Luncheon Presentation on Virginia’s Mental Health System by Senator Creigh Deeds – sponsored by The Medicine Company. Saturday, February 7, 2015

Trade Show – See the latest in emergency medicine devices and services. Current Exhibitors: CSL Behring, Elite Medical Scribes, Emergency Medicine Associates, FujiFilm SonoSite, Genentech, Virginia Office of Chief Medical Examiner, Teva, The Medicines Company, Vascular Pathways 

LLSA 2012, 2013 and 2014 Offered ($150 per year if not registered for Annual Meeting)
The 3-year LLSA review will be an incisive review and interactive discussion of the salient concepts and key points of the cited ABEM 2012, 2013 and 2014 LLSA articles, in preparation for the corresponding online exam to follow. The participant will be made aware of current relevant EBM (evidence based medicine) approaches, based on these articles.


  • 2012 – Dr. Tom Bottoni – Naval Medical Center Portsmouth 
  • 2013 – Dr. Chris Hogan – VCU Department of Emergency Medicine 
  • 2014 – Dr. Mark Sochor/Dr. Tom Hartka – University of Virginia Department of Emergency Medicine. 

Don't forget to book your room at the Omni Homestead Resort!

Book before January 14, 2015 and get a special discount rate of $145 per night! CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ROOM.