Be Right Back

Hello!  (if anyone is still there…) It’s been a while.   Just a quick note to say that the Conferences Page is down and being redesigned.  If you know of any new Medical Education, EM, Critical Care, Medical Ethics, Ultrasound, or Toxicology conferences that should be included in the listing, or any existing meetings that […]

It’s a Med Ed Maelstrom!


  No, not really. But this is a very busy weekend for EM and Med Ed types with five (yes, five) great medical conferences running simultaneously.  In the past you’d have been lucky to attend one or two of these, but thanks to the wonders of the interwebs and an amazing community of educators and […]

The FOAM Primer: Putting It All Together

How do you use FOAM?  Why should you bother?  What kind of resources are out there?  How do open educational resources fit into your work/study routine?   This is the latest version of a FOAM Primer – A Six Step Guide to Academic Independence – that I’ve given at several Emergency Medicine residency programs over […]

Winter getting you down? Plan your spring conference schedule now!


It’s cold and nasty out, the days are short, and you’re sick of just about everything (unless, of course, you’re in the sunny part of the world)…  Why not make plans to attend a medical conference this spring?  No, it’s not quite like SCUBA diving in Belize or climbing the Kilimanjaro.  But, contrary to your […]

Overhaulin’ Conference FOAM


Last year I started a page to highlight medical conferences that make an effort to incorporate social media and FOAM into their programming – Conference FOAM.  Only two conferences made the list at the time, the inaugural SMACC and the International EM Teaching Course.  Nobody else was doing much of anything to activate attendees and […]

3rd Annual NY Emergency Medicine Health Policy Assembly – Storified


   Some impressions from the 2013 NY EM Health Policy Assembly are posted below in Storified form (click on the logo above for the program). My top takeaways: Our practice environment is rapidly changing We need to stay on the ball and make sure our views and our patient’s views are represented (this includes making […]

Ch…Ch..Ch…Ch…Check It Out: ED RSI Checklists


A few days ago Dr. Steve Rowe (@KangarooSteve) asked a question: @rfdsdoc @emcrit who would like to share any emergency department pre RSI checklists?? #FOAMed — Steve Rowe (@Kangaroosteve) November 28, 2013 The responses were so amazingly useful that they just had be Storified for posterity (read on). Checklists are hot. In fact, they’re so […]

The Ayes Have It! Welcome to the #EMconf Archive


Working nights and have to miss conference? Researching a talk on new approaches to septic shock? See a link or photo you liked on the #EMconf stream, but can’t find it now? Want to see what other residencies are saying about the topics you’re covering this week? The #EMconf Archive has your back To see which programs […]

Take a Poll?


A Question For You The #EMconf conversation on Twitter –  thanks to contributions from many EM programs across the US and Canada – is evolving into an undulating river of Emergency Medicine knowledge.  Ever flowing, it’s all too easy to miss out on great pearls, or to lose a particularly valuable image or link.   […]