Emergency Medicine & Acute Care / 2017: A Critical Appraisal

A Focused, Evidence-Based Course Designed to Significantly Advance Your Practice of Emergency Medicine.

Come Join Us for Our 36th Annual Series!

Take a break to recharge with friends, family and colleagues in some truly world-class destinations while attending a course designed to challenge and inspire and which, because of its unique format and content, has had over 45,000 participants since inception.

The Emergency Medicine & Acute Care course series has been presented over 400 times and has been held throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Mexico, Panama, Bermuda, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Chile, London and Paris.

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Emergency Medicine & Acute Care / 2017: A Critical Appraisal course

Experience the Course Series Enjoyed by
Over 45,000 of Your Colleagues!

Bring Your Family & Friends to This Highly-Acclaimed Course Held in Many Outstanding Destinations in North America.

Unique Course Format

Using primarily the Emergency Medical Abstracts (EMA) database of over 17,000 abstracts, 28 presentations, each of 30-minute duration, are presented along with four 90-minute faculty panels. The focus of the course is the new, the controversial and the provocative. The course faculty synthesize the literature and combine it with their clinical experience to provide participants with specific recommendations regarding diagnosis and therapy related to emergency care.

Enthusiastic and Seasoned Clinical Faculty

All of the faculty are very knowledgeable regarding the literature of emergency medicine and most participate in emergency medicine training programs. They have been chosen because of their broad knowledge and clinical expertise, as well as their energy, enthusiasm and love of emergency medicine. The faculty, combined with the unique, literature-based content, truly make the course an exceptional learning experience - one that over 45,000 attendees have participated in the last 36 years.

Top Dates & Destinations for 2017

The goal of the course is straightforward - an exceptional and unique educational experience held in some of the most attractive locations in the country (and this year we're going back to Cancun!). Many of the locations have been the site of our prior courses and are well known to us. In addition, the hotels are among the finest in the area and each provides its own unique opportunities - world-class sun and surf, golfing, skiing or access to major cosmopolitan areas.

Big Island, Hawaii

February 6 - 10, 2017

Big Island, Hawaii
Key West, Florida

February 27 - March 3, 2017

Key West, Florida
Cancun, Mexico


March 6 - 10, 2017

Cancun, Mexico

Vail, Colorado

March 20 - 24, 2017


Vail, Colorado
Scottsdale, Arizona

March 23 - 26, 2017


Scottsdale, Arizona
Orlando, Florida

April 12 - 15, 2017
 (Easter Week)

Orlando, Florida
San Francisco, California


April 20 - 23, 2017

San Francisco, California

New Orleans, Louisiana

April 27 - 30, 2017 (Jazz & Heritage Festival)


New Orleans, Louisiana
Hilton Head, South Carolina


May 10 - 13, 2017

Hilton Head, South Carolina

San Diego, California

June 1 - 4, 2017

San Diego, California
Nashville, Tennessee


June 14 - 17, 2017


Nashville, Tennessee

New York, New York

June 22 - 25, 2017

New York, New York
Girdwood, Alaska


June 26 - 30, 2017

Girdwood, Alaska


These courses have always been excellent, efficiently presented and effective. You guys do a great job.

There is nothing better out there! This is my 19th conference. The information is relevant, useful and never boring.

Very practiced and topical content. Excellent presenters and format. I particularly enjoyed their humor!

Meet Our Expert Faculty

The Emergency Medicine & Acute Care Course Faculty Will Provide You With an Up-Beat, Evidence-Based Look at the Latest Controversies in Emergency Medicine.

Thanks to Our Sponsors for Helping Make the Emergency Medicine & Acute Care:
A Critical Appraisal Course Possible.

Missed a Prior EM & Acute Care Course? No Problem.

Audio & Video Self-Study Versions are Available Online.

Buy More Than One Year of a Prior Emergency Medicine & Acute Care Course and Receive 50% OFF Your Entire Emergency Medicine & Acute Care Course Order!

The 2017 Emergency Medicine & Acute Care course will be professionally audio and video recorded and made available for self-study within two months of completion of the course series.

  • Avoid the expense and hassle of travel
  • Don’t miss family/work obligations
  • Study at your own pace and on your own time
  • Available in a variety of formats to suit your needs