Terrorism Readiness and Active Shooter Situations Topics for Discussion at Emergency Physicians Conference in Boston

Seminar on Boston Marathon Bombing Medical Response

Oct 12, 2015, 11:42 ET from American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 7,500 emergency physicians from across the country will be in Boston for the ACEP 2015 Scientific Assembly at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center — October 26 to 29.  This year's conference features hundreds of seminars and research presentations on the latest breakthroughs in emergency care.

ACEP15 gives the news media opportunities to explore the multi-faceted field of emergency medicine, along with the physicians attending the conference.  Join any of the educational courses, labs and workshops.  Events include sessions on technological advancements, policy issues and clinical discussions designed to enhance the professional skills of emergency physicians.  In addition, hundreds of new studies on the frontiers of emergency medicine will be presented during the Research Forum on Monday and Tuesday.   To obtain embargoed research abstracts in advance, contact Julie Lloyd at jlloyd@acep.org.

Full Course Catalog

News Media

Registration fees are waived for credentialed members of the news media.  Reporters are invited to attend all the sessions and courses during ACEP15, as well as visit the Research Forum and the Exhibit Hall.  To register, you must have valid press credentials or identification from a valid news organization. 

Download the registration form  or register onsite in the Media Relations Office at ACEP15.

The Media Relations Office: Room 150 Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC)
News Media Workroom: Room 154 (across the hall) BCEC

Sunday, October 25 

1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Monday, October 26 

7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 27  

7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 28

7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 29 

7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Staff members are available in the office to provide information and to help coordinate interviews with faculty and ACEP members.  The adjoining News Media Workroom is available for use by the press and has telephones, internet connections (computers not provided) and workspace to conduct interviews.  

(NOTE: Room assignments will be available closer to the meeting.)

Monday, October 26
12:30 - 1:20 p.m."There's An Active Shooter in the Hospital!"
The session will focus on workplace response approaches to violence, with a special focus on the hospital and emergency department environments.

1:30 - 2:20 p.m."Blasted Trauma Victims - THE BOSTON EXPERIENCE"
This session will be a case-based interactive discussion, focused on uncommon, yet life-threating injuries.  The speaker will review injuries from the Boston Marathon.

Tuesday, October 27
9:30 – 9:55 a.m.: "Burns, Bones and Bruises in Babies
The session focuses on the unique considerations for evaluating and managing burns, orthopedic and soft tissue injuries in children.  The speaker will review the suspicions for abuse, as well as the effective management of these injuries.

3:30 - 3:55 p.m."The Critically Ill Obese Child"
An estimated 155 million children are overweight or obese worldwide.  This session focuses on the potential complications that should be considered in a critically ill obese child and effective strategies for mitigating them.

Wednesday, October 28
10 – 10:50 a.m."Coordination of Care in the Emergency Department:  Influencing Costs, Recidivism and Outcomes"
"We don't need to build a moat in front of our departments; we need a back door that actually leads somewhere."  This session focuses on using new tools to coordinate patient care, which can save money and improve outcomes.

5:00 - 5:30 p.m."Lyme Keeps on Ticking Away"
This session focuses on the latest treatments in tick-borne illness, a major cause of morbidity in the 21st century.

Thursday, October 29
11 -11:50 a.m."Concussion Update: What We Know, What We Think We Know, What We Don't Know"
This session will focus on concussion research, which has grown exponentially over the past decade, and the controversies surrounding sports injuries. CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy), brain remodeling, return to play guidelines, and the connection of concussion to other diseases, such as ALS, which is only beginning to be understood.

Research Forum: Monday, October 26 and Tuesday, October 27
7 – 5 p.m.   Exhibit Hall B of the BCEC

The Research Forum at ACEP15 is emergency medicine's premier research event. This year's Research Forum has been elevated to new heights with a new electronic showcase, featuring more original research than ever before.  ACEP staff are on hand to assist reporters arrange interviews with researchers on particular subjects.  Contact: Jlloyd@ACEP.org

Exhibit Hall
At the heart of ACEP15 is the huge Exhibit Hall packed with the latest technologies, solutions, products and services from some of the most respected names in emergency medicine. Nearly 350 companies and organizations will be showcasing their contributions October 26-28 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. 

ACEP is the national medical specialty society representing emergency medicine. ACEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research and public education. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ACEP has 53 chapters representing each state, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. A Government Services Chapter represents emergency physicians employed by military branches and other government agencies. 

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