Wednesday, October 11 - Saturday, October 14, 2017 | Las Vegas, NV

Emergency and Urgent Care Live Course

Sorry this course is sold out.

Improve patient satisfaction while learning the latest required emergency care updates. Learn best practices on relevant clinical topics, including acute respiratory infections, opioid management, and more.

Course Details

Earning CME Credit

Approved for up to 25.75 AAFP Prescribed credits; 25.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Credits include clinical procedural workshops. View all statements and agreements »

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Prepare treatment plans for patients who may require hospital inpatient care or referral to emergency departments, or urgent care for acute health conditions.
  • Assess the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients who may present with any number of conditions, including maternity, psychological, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory or neurological care.
  • Incorporate emergency plans into practice, including written protocols and necessary equipment/tools for treatment.


Note: Topics are subject to change.

Attend Emergency and Urgent Care

Wednesday, October 11 - Saturday, October 14, 2017

Las Vegas, NV
Bally's Las Vegas

Sorry this course is sold out.
On-site registration will not be available.
  • Animal Bites & Stings
  • Care of Transgender Patients in the ER & UC
  • Common Skin Rashes
  • Current State of Emergency and Urgent Care for Family Physicians in the U.S.
  • Dental Pain & Injuries
  • Dizziness & Vertigo
  • Dysuria & Urinary Tract Infections
  • Electrolyte Imbalance – Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Calcium
  • Fatal Headaches
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Gastrointestinal Emergencies – Acute Abdominal Pain
  • HIV Prophylaxis Guidelines
  • International Traveler Disease Recognition Update
  • Interpreting Medical Literature
  • Interventions to Abandon in the ER/UC
  • Kidney Stones
  • Neurologic Emergencies
  • OB Emergencies
  • Patient Satisfaction and Health Care Literacy 35
  • Pediatric Emergencies
  • RSV Bronchiolitis
  • Stump the Expert – Panel Discussion
  • Top 10 Hot Topics this Year
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Emergencies

Event Schedule

Download the complete schedule(4 page PDF), which includes session times, topics, and faculty.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 : 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.Registration / Breakfast Provided
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 : 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.General Sessions
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 : 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 : 1:30 - 5:00 p.m.General Sessions
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017 : 7:00 - 7:40 a.m.Breakfast Provided
Thursday, October 12, 2017 : 7:40 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
General Sessions
Thursday, October 12, 2017 : 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Thursday, October 12, 2017 : 1:45 - 4:45 p.m.Clinical Procedural Workshops*
Friday, October 13, 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017 : 7:00 - 7:40 a.m.Breakfast Provided
Friday, October 13, 2017 : 7:40 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Friday, October 13, 2017 : 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Friday, October 13, 2017 : 1:45 - 4:45 p.m.Clinical Procedural Workshops*
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017 : 7:00 - 7:40 a.m.Breakfast Provided
Saturday, October 14, 2017 : 7:40 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Saturday, October 14, 2017 : 12:15 p.m.
Course Adjourn

* Separate registration and fee required.
Note: Times are subject to change.

How to Add Clinical Procedural Workshops

Separate registration and fee required to attend a clinical procedural workshop. Seats are limited and are only available to course registrants. Select a workshop during online registration.

Already registered for the course? You may now edit your registration online to add a procedural workshop session. Register now »

Clinical Procedural Workshops

ECG Interpretation

(#101) Thursday, October 12, 2017, 1:45 - 4:45 p.m. (SOLD OUT) or
(#103) Friday, October 13, 2017, 1:45 - 4:45 p.m. (SOLD OUT)

  • Describe the normal cardiac anatomy and physiology, and normal electrical conduction through the heart.
  • Recognize various dysrhythmias on ECG and relate cause, significance, symptoms and treatment (using audience response system). 
  • Apply basic ECG interpretation skills to advanced rhythms including heart block, tachyarrhythmias, and rhythms in cardiac arrest.
  • Discuss clinical management of patients experiencing abnormal ECG rhythms. 

Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS)

(#102) Thursday, October 12, 2017, 1:45 - 4:45 p.m. (SOLD OUT) or
(#104) Friday, October 13, 2017, 1:45 - 4:45 p.m.

  • Identify the most common conditions and injuries that are detectable with ultrasound.
  • Explain how bedside ultrasound may be used to reduce the time to actionable diagnosis.
  • Show the regions and probe positions of the FAST exam.
  • Interpret diagnostic imaging results and render treatment accordingly.

Invited Faculty

Theodor W. Pesch, MD, PhD, Course Chair, Wilmington, Delaware

Mark A. Graber, MD, MSHCE, FACEP, Professor of Emergency and Family Medicine, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Solon, Iowa

Jeff Roberts, MD, Program Director, St. Francis Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program; St. Francis Family Medicine Center & Residence Program, Bon Secours Sports Medicine, Richmond, Virginia

Aron F. Rogers, DO, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada

Margot Savoy, MD, MPH, FAAFP, CPE, CMQ, Medical Director, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, Delaware

Paul D. Simmons, MD, FAAFP, Faculty Physician, St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Grand Junction, Colorado

David Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP, Professor, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada

Kim Yu, MD, FAAFP, Novi, Michigan

Course Materials

Registration includes online access to the syllabus and other on-site resources one week before the course. A hard copy of the syllabus may be purchased for $60 when registering for the course. A limited number of syllabuses will be available for purchase on site. Additional information will be provided by email after you register.

Hotel Information

Bally's Las Vegas(
3645 South Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (800) 358-8777*

Monday-Thursday: $149 Single/Double Occupancy
Friday-Saturday: $179 Single/Double Occupancy
+ $25 daily resort fee
+ current tax rate

CME Course in Las Vegas, NV

* For guests that prefer to phone in their reservations, you may call the Reservation Center at (800) 358-8777 to secure a reservation on your group block. However, you should be aware that a processing fee per reservation will be incurred if you choose not to use the dedicated web link. Currently, the name of the group is listed as Emergency and Urgent Care. Callers may also use the group code to identify the group, SBEUC7.

Note: A limited number of rooms at the discounted group rate are available for conference registrants on a first-come, first-served basis, and cannot be guaranteed by the AAFP. 

  • Reservations made after September 8, 2017, will be confirmed on a rate and space available basis. The conference rate is not guaranteed for reservations made after this date.
  • Bally's Las Vegas guarantees reservation by credit card. Credit cards will not be charged prior to scheduled arrival date.
  • Reservations may be cancelled without charge up to 72 hours prior to arrival.

CME Credit Statement

This live activity, Emergency and Urgent Care, with a beginning date of October 11, 2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 25.75 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 25.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.
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