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Dr. Andrew Sama and Dr. Eric E. Howell to Keynote 11th Annual Advanced Emergency & Acute Care Medicine Conference


Andrew Sama, MD, FACEP, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), will be the keynote speaker at the 11th Annual Emergency and Acute Care Medicine Conference. The conference will be held Sept. 17-20 at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J.

Dr. Sama, of Manhasset, N.Y., is vice president of emergency services for the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. He is chairman of the department of emergency medicine at North Shore University Hospital and chief of the emergency medicine department at Huntington Hospital. He is the recipient of the endowed Dorothy & Jack Kupferberg Professorship of Emergency Medicine at New York University School of Medicine.
A graduate of Columbia University, Dr. Sama earned his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College.

His keynote address is entitled, “Emergency Medicine in an Era of Healthcare Reform.”

The featured keynote speaker for the complimentary Hospitalist Track is Society of Hospital Medicine’s president, Eric E. Howell, MD, FHM. Dr. Howell is a resident of Annapolis, MD, and the director for the division of hospital medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is an associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the recipient of the prestigious Professors Award for Teaching Excellence for his contributions to education at Hopkins.

His keynote address is entitled, “Hospitalist Medicine in an Era of Healthcare Reform.”

The complimentary hospitalist track will be offered to Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) members in good standing.

Featuring nationally known emergency and acute care medicine lecturers, the conference offers a variety of courses on critical emergency medicine topics, including atrial fibrillation, risk management, acute pain management, emergency preparedness, cerebrovascular emergencies, dental emergencies and pediatric emergency medicine. Separate educational tracks for hospitalists, healthcare executives, and physicians are available. Hands-on skills labs for dental blocks; vascular access and ultrasound; and advanced difficult airways will be presented, as well as a 2013 Life Long Learning and Self-Assessment (LLSA) review course.

Speakers include:

  • Fredrick M. Abrahamian, DO, FACEP, FIDSA
  • Christopher Amato, MD, FAAP, FACEP
  • Richard Cantor, MD, FAAP, FACEP
  • Douglas McGee, DO, FACEP
  • Frank Peacock, MD, FACEP
  • Charles V. Pollack Jr., MA, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FAHA, FCPP
  • Richard Shih, MD, FACEP

The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) track, co-sponsored by the New Jersey chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE-NJ) and Emergency Medical Associates, will provide participants with six (6) complimentary face-to-face category I credits.

All emergency medicine residents and fellows are provided complimentary admission as part of Emergency Medical Associates’ commitment to education in the field of emergency medicine.

The deadline for online registration is Sept. 13, 2013. Visit for more information or to register. Onsite registration is available each day of the conference. Follow BestEMConf on Twitter for up-to-the-minute conference information.

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