Emergency Medicine & Acute Care / 2021: A Critical Appraisal

36th annual series - In collaboration with EM:RAP

Join Us Live in 2023 for a Focused, Evidence-Based Course That’s Designed to Update You on Over 30 Leading-Edge EM Topics.

Advance Your Practice | 10 Top Destinations | 20 CME Credits

Experience an engaging, fast-paced update of the recent literature concerning a variety of key EM topics. Get away for a week and enjoy some valuable CME while spending time in fun and beautiful locations. Now in its 38th year, participate in the course series enjoyed by over 60,000 of your colleagues.

Watch the introductory video of the
Emergency Medicine & Acute Care / 2023: A Critical Appraisal course

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Evidence-Based Content

This is not a review course. We focus on the new, the controversial, and the provocative. Through synthesis of the recent medical literature, we’ll use the best evidence to generate evaluation and treatment recommendations. Return to your department with a renewed passion for EM.

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Award-Winning Faculty

The faculty members are smart, know the medical literature, and enjoy interacting with the audience. Immerse yourself in discussions regarding leading-edge emergency medicine. Learn from been there, done that front-line educators.

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No PowerPoint

We leave the slides behind to create interactive, focused presentations. Each topic is covered in detail by our award-winning presenters, while you are able to take notes in the comprehensive manual. The manual includes all of the abstracts covered by the presenter for easy information retrieval.

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Top-Rated Destinations

The formula for the course is straightforward – combine particularly good content, upbeat, experienced faculty and the best locations in the United States – all at a great time of year. When all the elements come together you have the opportunity for great CME in incredible locations.

Experience the Course Series Enjoyed by
Over 60,000 of Your Colleagues!

Participate in the 38th Annual Emergency Medicine Course Presenting the New, the Controversial, and the Provocative.

Unique Course Format

The EM & Acute Care course is based on the recent medical literature – 28 presentations, each of 30-minute duration, are given 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.

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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 60,000 participants over the last 37 years.

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Top Dates & Destinations for 2023

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.

Maui, Hawaii

March 4–8, 2023

Maui, Hawaii
Vail, Colorado

March 6–10, 2023

Vail, Colorado
Las Vegas, Nevada

April 12–15, 2023

Las Vegas, Nevada
New Orleans, Louisiana

April 26–29, 2023 (Jazz & Heritage Festival)

New Orleans, Louisiana
Hilton Head, South Carolina

May 3–6, 2023

Hilton Head, South Carolina
Nashville, Tennessee

May 24–27, 2023

Nashville, Tennessee
San Diego, California

June 14–17, 2023

San Diego, California
New York, New York

June 14–17, 2023

New York, New York
Vancouver, BC, Canada

August 21–24, 2023

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Key West, Florida

November 27–December 1, 2023

Key West, Florida

Early Bird Rate Deadline:

October 15, 2023 9:00 PM PDT

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 practical 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 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