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  • Welcome to 
    The Edge!

    The results are in and ACOEP's Scientific Assembly was a huge success!

    2015 Scientific Assembly Brochure

    "I thought that this was the best Scientific Seminar that I've ever attended.”

    “I enjoyed the courses but also enjoyed bumping into old colleagues.”

    “I was able to see many nationally recognized speakers and learn from the best”

    “The breakout sessions were awesome!”

    “This was by far one of the best ACOEP conferences I have attended in years. Not that the others were not good. This conference - from the lectures to the hotel - exceeded expectations. Well done!”

    Thank you to the over 1,200 physicians, students, residents, nurses, and physicians assistants who joined us for the record-breaking 2015 Scientific Assembly! Your participation made this incredible event possible, including:

    - The Inaugural Meeting of ACOEP’s Council for Women in Emergency Medicine
    - A Presidential Panel featuring Mark Mitchell, Chuck Prestosh and John Becher
    - The first-ever breakout lecture series
    - A Welcome Reception at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville
    - The new EMS Program Directors Track
    - A blood drive benefitting local hospitals
    - The 5th Annual FOEM Legacy Gala
    - Nationally renowned faculty
    - More opportunities for CME than ever before

    Visit ACOEP’s Facebook page to check out pictures from the conference.

    If you have not yet submitted your CME hours, the deadline is this Friday, November 6th! Simply click here to enter all of your hours easily online.

    Recordings of ACOEP’s lectures will soon be available on ACOEP’s Digital Classroom at no cost to conference attendees.

    More information for ACOEP’s Spring Seminar will be available soon, however you can sign up now for ACOEP’s Written Board Prep: An Intense Review and Oral Board Review.





    Thank you to EmCare, The Edge: Scientific Assembly's Prime Partner!

  • CME and
    Conference Materials

    CME and Conference Materials

    Lecture materials and speaker information is still available via ACOEPdigital, the conference app and mobile website. 

    Submitting your CME information is simple. Visit www.acoep.org/scientific for a link to a course evaluation and attestation form.Once you fill in this information, ACOEP will submit your CME credits to the AOA on your behalf and send you a certificate.

    You must complete the survey and attestation form prior to Friday, November 6th.

  • Rates
    & Registration

    Rates and Registration

    Click Here to Register  

    Registration for The Edge: Scientific Assembly 2015 is easy! To register online, simply click the link above.
    You can also register by phone by calling 312.445.5703.

    Registration Rates: 

    ACOEP Member Physicians: $685 Until 9/18/15 ($785 after)
    Non-Member Physician: $785 Until 9/18/15 ($885 after)
    PA/NP/RN/EMT: $350 Until 9/18/15 ($425 after)
    Residents: $165 Until 9/18/15 ($250 after)
    Medical Students: $25*

    Cancellation Policy

    Full refunds, less a $100 processing fee, are available if requested in writing via email to at least seven days prior to the start of the program (October 9th, 2015).

  • Resident

    Resident Chapter

    Click Here to Register  

    Schedule of Events*

    *Events, dates and times are subject to change.

    Saturday, October 17
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Committee Meeting

    Sunday, October 18
    8:30-9:00 am

    Conference Welcome

    9:00-10:00 am Resident Chapter Game Show
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm Advance Airway Shootout Sponsored by LEMA
    12:15-2:00 pm Resident Chapter General Membership Meeting and Elections-Lunch Provided
    2:00-3:00 pm Resident Rapid Fire Madness sponsored by Infinity HealthCare
    3:00-3:30 pm "Innovations in Emergency Medicine," Keynote Lecture with Zach Shinar, MD
    3:30-4:30 pm Resident Career Fair
    4:00-6:15 pm  ACOEP Membership Meeting and Fellowship Ceremony
    7:00-9:00 pm ACOEP Welcome Reception at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
      Night Out with TeamHealth at Antojitos, Universal Walk
    Monday, October 19
    9:00 am-1:30 pm Leadership College Sponsored by TeamHealth
    9:00-9:30am “Leadership,” Bruce St. Amore, DO

    “Injecting Your Education with FOAMed,” Nilesh Patel, DO


    “Why Become an Educator,” Kenneth Butler, DO


    “CrIncubator Primer” Adaira Landry, MD


    “Finding Your EM Niche” John Casey, DO


    “Dealing with Problem Personalities”  Megan Koenig, DO

    (Lunch provided)


    Keynote Speaker: Kevin Klauer, DO

    2:00-5:00 pm Residency Program Expo
    7:00-10:00 pm FOEM Legacy Gala
    8:00-11:00pm  Night Out with EMP at Antojitos


    2015 is going to be a banner year for the Resident Chapter at The Edge: Scientific Assembly! A redesigned schedule gives residents the opportunity to gain valuable insight and training specific to their needs, while still taking advantage of all the excellent educational opportunities that attending physicians enjoy including ACOEP's new breakout lecture series, and engaging keynote speakers. In addition to a career fair, sponsored nights on the town, the Leadership College and an engaging keynote speaker, the Resident Chapter is ratcheting up the competitions this year!

    Get In on the Action!

    ACOEP’s Resident Chapter keeps conferences exciting, engaging and empowering through a series of fun competitions. Earn prizes, show off your skills, and become a better doctor all while having a great time with your fellow residents.

    2015-Leadership-Academy-Flyer-125px.jpgLeadership College
    Monday, October 19th 2015
    Sponsored by TeamHealth
    ACOEP’s Scientific Assembly empowers residents to attack the next level of their career with confidence, and the Leadership College is an vital component in helping you to rise above the rest. Engage with prominent leaders in emergency medicine, such as Kevin Klauer, DO, Nilesh Patel, DO, and Adaira Landry, DO.  Lunch is generously provided by TeamHealth. 

    Click here to download the Leadership College Flyer



    Game Show FlyerResident Chapter Game Show

    Sunday October 18th, 2015

    Every residency program is invited to field a team of four residents from their program, all competing in this fun, fast-paced gameshow. Four rounds of five questions will determine the best of the best—the top three teams move on to the final round where the top two teams will take home prizes in addition to bragging rights.
    Click here to register your team.
    Click here to download the Game Show flyer.


    Airway Shootout FlyerAdvanced Airway Shootout

    Sunday October 18th, 2015

    A two-hour, hands-on competition tests skills in airway management, as well as thinking fast and saving a life with the tools at hand. After the first hour of work, eight residency teams of four team members will participate in the airway shootout. Each resident takes a turn on one of four airway scenarios. After each round, the modality used is no longer available to the remaining team members, so choose wisely!

    This is your chance for great hands-on practice and bringing home incredible prizes!

    Click here to register!
    Download the Advanced Airway Shootout flyer.


    Rapid Fire LectureResident Rapid Fire Madness

    Sunday October 18th, 2015

    Start your path towards becoming a highly sought after speaker in the medical education circuit. Submit a proposal for a five minute, 15 slide rapid-fire lecture. The top residents will be selected to present at the Resident Chapter meeting at The Edge: Scientific Assembly. A panel of judges will award prizes to the top three speakers! The judges panel will include Zach Shinar, Nilesh Patel, John Casey and more!

    Click here to register!
    Download the Resident Rapid Fire Madness flyer.

  • General

    2015 Scientific Assembly General Agenda*

    *Events, dates and times are subject to change. 

    Friday, October 16
    1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

    Executive & Finance Committee Meeting


    Saturday, October 17
    8:00 am – 12:00 pm

    ED Ultrasound Course - Basic Segment

    8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Student & Resident Chapter Registration Open

    9:00 am – 11:00 am

    Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Committee

    9:00 am – 11:00 am

    Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) Committee

    11:30 am – 1:30 pm

    Publications Committee

    11:30 am – 1:30 pm

    Practice Management Committee

    12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Student Chapter Events

    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee

    1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    ED Ultrasound Course - Advanced Segment

    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Research Committee

    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Program Directors Meeting

    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Member Services Committee

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    Sunday, October 18
    6:30 am – 4:00 pm

    Registration Opens

    7:00 am – 12:00 pm

    ACOEP Board of Directors Meeting

    7:30 am – 11:00 am

    FOEM Research Poster Competition  
    Sponsored by Florida Emergency Physicians

    7:30 am – 3:30 pm

    FOEM Clinical Pathological Case Competition
    Sponsored by Schumacher Group

    8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Student Chapter Events

    9:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Resident Chapter Events

    11:00 am – 12:30 pm

    FOEM Research Paper Presentations
    Sponsored by WestJEM

    12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    Exhibits Open

    12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

    The ACOEP Council for Women in Emergency Medicine Luncheon

    12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

    FOEM Oral Abstract Competition

    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Continuing Medical Education Committee Meeting

    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Bylaws Committee Meeting

    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Nominations Committee Interviews

    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Medical Directors Meeting

    3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

    Resident Career Fair

    4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

    Membership Meeting

    5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

    Fellowship and Awards Ceremony

    6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

    Buses depart to Universal

    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    ACOEP Welcome Reception
    Sponsored by Island Medical Management

    8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

    Buses back to Loews Portofino Bay begin rotation

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    Monday, October 19
    7:00 am – 8:00 am


    7:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Exhibits Open

    7:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Registration Opens

    8:00 am – 1:00 pm

    RISE Committee Meeting

    8:00 am – 2:00 pm

    Student Chapter Events

    9:00 am – 1:30 pm

    Chief’s College

    8:00 am – 1:00 pm

    New Physicians in Practice Workshop

    8:00 am – 5:15 pm

    ACOEP Didactic Lectures

    8:00 am – 9:00 am Keynote
    9:00 am – 10:00 am Advanced ACLS  - Zack Shinar, MD
    10:00 am – 10:15 am Coffee Break, Exhibits Open
    10:15 am – 10:45 am ED Myths  - Kevin Klauer, DO
    10:45 am – 11:15 am Lit Review  - Kevin Klauer, DO
    11:15 am – 11:45 am ED Myths II  - Kevin Klauer, DO
    11:45 am – 12:15 pm ED ECMO  - Zack Shinar, MD 
    12:15 pm Lunch
    1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Keynote #2  - Mr. Brian Boyle 
    2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Updates in Airway Management  - Kenneth Butler, DO
    3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Coffee Break, Exhibits Open
    3:45 pm – 4:15 pm Endovascular Resuscitation  - Zack Shinar, MD
    4:15 pm – 5:15 pm The Jekyll and Hyde of ED Administration  - Kevin Klauer, DO

    9:00 am – 11:00 am

    FOEM Board Meeting

    12:15 pm  1:15 pm

    Awards and Nominations Committee Meeting

    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    New Physicians in Practice Committee Meeting

    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Student Event: Residency Program Expo

    2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

    Blood Drive - OneBlood Central Florida

    7:00 pm

    FOEM Gala Reception

    7:45 pm 

    FOEM Legacy Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony

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    Tuesday, October 20
    7:00 am – 8:00 am


    7:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Exhibits Open

    7:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Registration Open

    7:30 am – 3:45 pm

    Faculty Development Track, Phase II

    8:00 am – 10:30 am

    ACOEP Didactic Lectures

    8:00 am – 9:00 am Updates in Head and Neck Trauma - Kenneth Butler, DO
    9:00 am – 10:00 am Updates in Pediatric EM  - Mimi Lu, MD
    10:00 am – 10:30 am Coffee Break, Exhibits Open

    10:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Breakout Sessions

    2015 Scientific Assembly Breakouts - Tuesday Morning
    12:30 pm – 1:30 pm


    1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    ACOEP Didactic Lectures

    1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Updates in Cardiology
    2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Updates in EMS  - Howard Mell, MD
    3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Coffee Break, Exhibits Open

    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Breakout Sessions

    2015 Scientific Assembly Breakouts - Tuesday Afternoon
    12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

    The ACOEP Council for Women in Emergency Medicine

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    Wednesday, October 21
    6:30 am – 7:30 am

    New Board Meeting

    7:00 am – 8:00 am


    7:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Registration Opens

    7:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Exhibits Open

    7:30 am – 3:45 pm

    Faculty Development Track, Phase III

    8:00 am – 1:00 pm

    EMS Track

    8:00 am – 10:15 am

    ACOEP Didactic Lectures

    8:00 am – 9:00 am  Why I Like Trauma  - Michael McGonigal, MD
    9:00 am – 10:00 am Updates on Neurology  - Michael Epter, DO
    10:00 am – 10:15 am Coffee Break, Exhibits Open

    10:15 am – 12:15 pm

    Breakout Sessions

    2015 Scientific Assembly Breakouts - Wednesday


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    Thursday, October 22
    8:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Post Conference Specialty Track in conjunction with ACOOG
    (Emergency CME Eligible)

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  • Your

    Enhancing Your Experience

    Traveling to conferences isn’t always easy, and at ACOEP we do everything in our power to make it as easy as possible! Here are just some of the ways that we are making The Edge: Scientific Assembly convenient and fun, in addition to exciting and educational.

    Discounted Tickets to Universal Studios!

    As a conference attendee you have exclusive access to discounted tickets to the park! After 2PM tickets are available for $55.95 and are the perfect way to unwind after a busy day full of exciting didactic lectures and events. Click here to take advantage of this special deal, visit and select the Universal Orlando Tickets link on the left side.

    Child Care at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

    Many conference attendees travel with family. For your convenience child care can be arranged through the concierge desk for a fee. To schedule child care ahead of time you can call 407-503-1200 or via email portofinoconcierge@loewshotels.com

    Meet Me in Margaritaville

    For the first time, ACOEP’s Welcome Reception pulls up anchor and sails out of the hotel and in to Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville! In partnership with Island Medical Management, ACOEP has rented out the entire restaurant, giving conference attendees the chance to relax, sip a margarita, and enjoy a fun evening with friends and colleagues.

    Please note that space for this exclusive party is limited and so only registered conference attendees will receive a ticket to the Welcome Reception.

    Free WiFi

    Complementary wireless is provided in the lecture hall through generous support of CEP America. Additionally, wifi is available at no cost in guest rooms for conference attendees.