Please Note: As long as it is safe to do so, we plan to present our 2021 live courses. Given the 2020 cancellations, the content for the 2021 courses remains the same. The 2020 course has been professionally recorded and is currently available as a fully accredited self-study program.
Join Us Live in 2021 for a Focused, Evidence-Based Course That’s Designed to Update You on Over 30 Leading-Edge EM Topics.
No PowerPoint | 7 Top Destinations | 20 CME Credits
Join us in 2021 and experience an engaging, fast-paced update of the recent literature surrounding a variety of key EM topics by an experienced faculty of award-winning educators.
Now Referencing Both EM:RAP’s Emergency Medical Abstracts and CorePendium Databases
The Emergency Medicine & Acute Care Course is now collaborating with EM:RAP and will be using EM:RAP’s Emergency Medical Abstracts and its online EM text, CorePendium as part of the database for the 2021 course.
Since 1977, Emergency Medical Abstracts has been searching hundreds of journals and providing audio summaries of the most important papers in emergency medicine.
CorePendium is a new internet-based comprehensive multimedia text specifically focusing on emergency medicine that is literature-based and updated every three months with the latest information from the medical literature.
All participants who are not EM:RAP subscribers will receive complimentary access to EM:RAP for three months in association with their 2021 live course registration or 2020 self-study course purchase to allow access to Emergency Medical Abstracts, CorePendium and all the components of EM:RAP.
Experience the Course Series Enjoyed by
Over 50,000 of Your Colleagues!
Participate in the 36th Annual Emergency Medicine Course Presenting the New, the Controversial and the Provocative.
Unique Course Format
Using EM:RAP’s Emergency Medical Abstracts database, the CorePendium internet-based resource plus other sources, 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 in which there have been more than 50,000 participants over the last 35 years.
Top Dates & Destinations for 2021
The goal of the course is straightforward - an exceptional and unique educational experience held in world-class locations at great times of the year. All of the course destinations have been the site of prior Emergency Medicine & Acute Care courses and, as such, we know they’ll provide the environment for a fulfilling educational experience as you take a break from shifts and enjoy the company of family and friends.
June 3–6, 2021
San Francisco, California
June 8–11, 2021
San Diego, California
June 22–26, 2021
October 2–5, 2021
Las Vegas, Nevada
October 13–16, 2021 (Jazz & Heritage Festival)
New Orleans, Louisiana
November 29 – December 3, 2021
Key West, Florida
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.
W. Richard Bukata, MD
Mel Herbert, MD
Diane M. Birnbaumer, MD
Christopher Carpenter, MD
Stephen Colucciello, MD
James Ducharme, MD
David Glaser, MD
Michael Heller, MD
Preeti Jois, MD, MBA
Jessica Mason, MD
Wm. Kenneth Milne, MD
Jess Monas, MD
Heather Murray, MD, MSc
Richard Pescatore, DO
Alfred D. Sacchetti, MD
Gillian Schmitz, MD
Jan Shoenberger, MD
Aaron Skolnik, MD
Ramin R. Tabatabai, MD
Peter Viccellio, MD
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Audio & Video Self-Study Versions Available
- Avoid the expense and hassle of travel
- Don’t miss family/work obligations
- Update yourself at your own pace and on your own time
- Available in a variety of formats to suit your needs