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The EDGE: Intense Review 2015

 

  • Welcome to 
    The Edge!

    Welcome to The Edge: Intense Review 2015

    Click Here to Register  Download the Brochure 

    The Edge: Intense Review 2015 has so much to offer!
    Don’t miss out on your chance to:

    -Fully prepare for your Board examination
    -Earn up to 42 hours of AOA Category 1A CME credit
    -Learn about new technologies and trends in treatment
    -Measure your progress through a pre and post test administered by Challenger Corp
    -Learn test-taking tips and Pearls for each section of your Board examination
    -Improved visual stimulus to further test your knowledge and preparation

    We are also pleased to offer a companion course to the Intense Review for those seeking experience in the interactive testing modality for the Oral Board (Part II) examination. The Oral Board Review is offered separately for additional credit. The Oral Board Review Course, an interactive review designed to give attendees practice responding to cases designed to mimic the real thing. The small-group setting allows you to learn through observation, as well as through your own responses.

    Join us in Chicago to give yourself the help you need to pass your Board examination with confidence!

  • Faculty
    Bios

    Course Faculty

    Fredrick M. Abrahamian, DO, FACEP, FIDSA is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and the Director of Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar, California. Dr. Abrahamian completed a research fellowship in infectious diseases. He is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).

    Victor Almeida, DO, FACOEP is the Chairman, Departments of Emergency Medicine at Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center - Southern Campus. He is the former chair of ACOEP’s Continuing Medical Education Committee and is the current Chair of the Intense Review.

    Steven E. Aks, DO, FACMT is an Emergency Physician and Toxicologist for the Cook County Health and Hospitals System. He is also the Medical Toxicology Fellowship Director and the Director of the Toxikon Consortium of Cook County. Toxikon is the medical toxicology partnership between Cook County, University of Illinois and the Illinois Poison Center.

    Paul Allegretti, DO, FACOEP, FACOI is a Professor and Program Director of Emergency Medicine at Midwestern University . He is also an attending Emergency Physician, Provident Hospital of Cook County.

    Christopher S. Amato, MD, FAAP, FACEP is currently the Director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship and the Medical Director of Atlantic Health System’s Pediatric Advanced Life Support course. He is also the Associate Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine for Goryeb Children’s Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His research has included toxicology, bio-pharmokinetics, psychology and neurology. He is a past-Chair of the Pediatric Section of the American College of Emergency Physicians and currently a member of the national education Committee for ACEP.

    Kenneth Butler, DO, FACEP, FAAEM is the Associate Program Director at the University of Maryland’s Emergency Medicine Residency, Baltimore, Maryland where he also holds the academic title of Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Butler is an international expert in airway management and a faculty member of the Practice Emergency Airway Management Seminar. He has been an invited lecturer to conferences in South Africa, Greece, China and Argentina. He has also been awarded the Associate Residency Director of the Year from the Emergency Medicine Residents Association (EMRA) and ACEP.

    Gregory Christiansen, DO, FACOEP is an Associate Professor & Chair of Emergency Medicine at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine where is is also the Director of Simulation and Director of Ultrasound Training. He is the Immediate Past President of ACOEP.

    Christopher M. Colbert, DO is a native of Washington DC and graduated from the Graduate of Des Moines University School of Medicine and the Graduate of Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a major in the United States Army and works at Provident Hospital of Cook County. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor at MWU where he completed his Emergency Medicine Residency.

    Mary Beth Hines, DO, FACOEP, FACEP graduated from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her rotating internship at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital, her Emergency Medicine Residency at Michigan State University in Lansing, and a fellowship in Medical Toxicology. She worked for the MSU Residency Program as the Director of Education before moving to her present location in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She has lectured in this review course for the last ten years.

    Mary J. Hughes, DO, FACOEP-Dist, FACEP is the Osteopathic Emergency Medicine Program Director, at MSU - Sparrow Health System Emergency Medicine Residency, in East Lansing, Michigan. She is a professor of Emergency Medicine, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Chair of the Department of Osteopathic Medical Specialties (formerly Internal Medicine), MSU- COM. Dr. Hughes is an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Sparrow Health System and McLaren-Greater Lansing.

    Frank LoVecchio, DO, MPH is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology and Medical Forensics. He is the Medical Director of the Banner Poison and Drug Information Center and Research Director at Maricopa Medical Center and Vice-Chairman Department of Emergency Medicine in Phoenix, AZ. He isan Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine University of AZ. He recently completed a Master’s in Public Health and Outcomes Research at Harvard Medical School. He enjoys lecturing and publishing in these fields.

    Nilesh Patel, DO, FACOEP, FAAEM is a graduate of the Emergency Medicine Residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Muhlenberg, PA. He is faculty, Associate Program Director, and Clerkship Director at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ. Dr. Patel is Chair of ACOEP’s Scientific Assembly as well as Chair of the CME Committee. Dr. Patel serves as teaching faculty for ACOEP’s Oral Board Review Course and Intense Review Course annually.

    Steven A. Parrillo, DO, FACOEP-Dist, FACEP is the Medical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine at Einstein Medical Canter Elkins Park where he is also a faculty member of the Emergency Medicine Residency. He is the Medical Director of Philadelphia University Masters in Disaster Medicine and Management and an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr.Parillo is also an Associate Professor in Department of Emergency Medicine at Jefferson Medical College.

    Stephen Vetrano, DO, FACOEP is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, who completed a residency program at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark NJ. He currently serves as the Vice Chair of ACOEP’s EMS Committee. Dr. Vetrano works at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton NJ. He is medical director of multiple EMS agencies in NJ and serves on several of NJ’s EMS advisory councils.

  • Program
    Agenda
     

    Dates and times are subject to change.

    Wednesday, January 14 Thursday, January 15 Friday, January 16 Saturday, January 17 Sunday, January 18 Monday, January 19

     

    Wednesday, January 14
    3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

    Course Registration
    Materials also available for pickup each morning of the conference

     
    Thursday, January 15

    6:00 - 7:00 a.m.

    Continental Breakfast

    6:45 - 7:30 a.m.

    Course Orientation and Test Taking Points
    Victor Almeida, DO, FACOEP

    7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

    Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Disorders (Part I)
    Steve Parrillo, DO, FACOEP-D

    9:30 - 9:45 a.m.

    Break

    9:45 - 11:45 a.m.

    Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Disorders (Part II)
    Steve Parrillo, DO, FACOEP-D

    11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Lunch (on your own)

    1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

    Cutaneous Disorders
    Frank LoVecchio, DO, FACEP

    2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Toxicologic Disorders/Clinical Pharmacology (Part I)
    Steven Aks, DO, FACOEP

    4:00 - 4:15 p.m.

    Break

    4:15 - 5:45 p.m.

    Toxicologic Disorders/Clinical Pharmacology (Part II)
    Steven Aks, DO, FACOEP

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    Friday, January 16
    7:00 - 7:30 a.m.

    Continental Breakfast

    7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

    Renal/Urogenital Disorders
    Paul Allegretti, DO, FACOEP

    9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

    Musculoskeletal Disorders (Non-traumatic)
    Frank LoVecchio, DO, FACEP

    10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

    Break

    10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

    Psychobehavioral Disorders
    Frank LoVecchio, DO, FACEP

    12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

    Lunch (on your own)

    1:45 - 3:45 p.m.

    Pediatric Disorders (Part I)
    Christopher Amato, MD FACEP, FAAP

    3:45 - 4:00 p.m.

    Break

    4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

    Pediatric Disorders (Part II)
    Christopher Amato, MD FACEP, FAAP

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    Saturday, January 17
    7:00 - 7:30 a.m.

    Continental Breakfast

    7:30 - 10:00 a.m.

    Thoracic/Respiratory Disorders
    Mary J. Hughes, DO, FACOEP-D

    10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

    Break

    10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

    Endocrine, Metabolic and Nutritional Disorders
    Mary Beth Hines, DO, FACOEP

    11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

    Nervous System Disorders
    Nilesh Patel, DO, FACOEP

    12:15 - 1:30 p.m.

    Lunch (on your own)

    1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

    Hematologic/Immune System Disorders
    Mary Beth Hines, DO, FACOEP

    3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

    Obstetrics and the Disorders of Pregnancy
    Nilesh Patel, DO, FACOEP

    4:30 - 4:45 p.m.

    Break

    4:45 - 5:30 p.m.

    Photo Stimulus
    Gregory Christiansen, DO, M.Ed, FACOEP-D

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    Sunday, January 18
    7:00 - 7:30 a.m.

    Continental Breakfast

    7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

    Traumatic Disorders (Part I)
    Kenneth Butler, DO, FACEP, FAAEM

    9:30 - 9:45 a.m.

    Break

    9:45 - 11:45 a.m.

    Traumatic Disorders (Part II)
    Kenneth Butler, DO, FACEP, FAAEM

    11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

    EKG Stimulus Review (Luncheon Lecture)
    Gregory Christiansen, DO, M.Ed, FACOEP-D

    12:45 - 1:00 p.m.

    Break

    1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

    Environmental Disorders
    Gregory Christiansen, DO, M.Ed, FACOEP-D

    2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

    Break

    2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

    Head and Neck Disorders
    Victor Almeida, DO, FACOEP

     4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

    Administrative Aspects of EM & Disaster Medicine
    Stephen J. Vetrano, DO, FACOEP, EMT-B

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    Monday, January 19
    7:00 - 7:30 a.m. Sign In/Continental Breakfast

     

    7:30 - 10:00 a.m.

    Cardiovascular Disorders
    Kenneth Butler, DO, FACEP, FAAEM

    10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

    Break

    10:15 - 11:45 a.m.

    Systematic Infectious Disorders
    Christopher Colbert, DO

    11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

    Emergency Medicine Ultrasound
    Matthew Mostofi, DO

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  • CME and  
    Course Materials
     

    CME Credit

    This educational activity is sponsored by the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP).
    ACOEP is an approved provider of AOA Category 1A CME credit.
    ACOEP has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 42 AOA Category 1A CME credits. Approval is currently pending

    Syllabus Materials

    Participants will receive their syllabus material in a paper binder format consisting of approximately 1,000 pages of printed material, unless a USB flash drive is requested. Please note that the flash drive does NOT have note-taking capability. ACOEP will provide power strips in the general session room. The syllabus will only be available to be picked up on-site. Please note that registrations received after January 1st are NOT guaranteed a paper syllabus. In the event that paper materials are no longer available, a flash drive will be provided.

    Syllabus Purchase

    Those unable to attend the course may purchase the syllabus for $250. The syllabus will be mailed in late January and will contain information for the current program. Purchase of the syllabus does not grant any CME credit hours.