Wednesday, May 1 - Saturday, May 4, 2019 | Las Vegas, NV

Emergency and Urgent Care Live Course

Improve patient satisfaction while learning the latest required emergency care updates. Learn best practices on relevant clinical topics, including stroke, vascular emergencies, cellulitis, sports injuries, and more.

Course Details

Attend Emergency and Urgent Care

Wednesday, May 1 - Saturday, May 4, 2019

Las Vegas, NV
Flamingo Las Vegas



Registration Fees

AAFP Member

New Physicians

Student or Resident

Allied Health



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Earning Credit

Approved for up to 28.75 AAFP Prescribed credits:

Course: up to 20 credits
Optional Sessions: up to 7.75 credits or
ALSO Provider Course: up to 8.75 credits

Additional fees and registration apply for optional sessions and the ALSO Provider course. View all statements and agreements »

Learning Objectives

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

  • Prepare treatment plans for patients who present to emergency departments and/or urgent care clinics.
  • Evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with acute health needs affecting any number of body systems, including cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, maternity, psychological, or musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Incorporate emergency plans into practice, including written protocols and necessary equipment/tools for treatment.

Event Schedule

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

Wednesday, May 1
Wednesday, May 1 : 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. Registration/Hot Breakfast Provided
Wednesday, May 1 : 7:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Wednesday, May 1 : 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Wednesday, May 1 : 1:45 - 5:00 p.m.General Sessions
Thursday, May 2
Thursday, May 2: 7:00 - 7:40 a.m. Hot Breakfast Provided
Thursday, May 2: 7:40 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Thursday, May 2: 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Thursday, May 2: 1:30 - 6:00 p.m.Optional Sessions or ALSO Provider Course*
Friday, May 3
Friday, May 3: 7:00 - 7:40 a.m. Hot Breakfast Provided
Friday, May 3: 7:40 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Friday, May 3: 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
Friday, May 3: 1:30 - 6:00 p.m.Optional Sessions or ALSO Provider Course*
Saturday, May 4
Saturday, May 4 : 7:00 - 7:40 a.m. Hot Breakfast Provided
Saturday, May 4 : 7:40 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.General Sessions
Saturday, May 4 : 12:15 p.m.Course Adjourn

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


Note: Topics are subject to change.

  • Animal Bites and Stings
  • Best Practices Recap
  • Care of Transgender Patients in the ER & UC
  • Cellulitis and Cellulitis Mimics
  • Common Skin Rashes
  • Dental Pain and Injuries
  • Dizziness and Vertigo
  • Dysuria and Urinary Tract Infections
  • Electrolyte Imbalance – Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Calcium
  • Fatal Headaches
  • Gastrointestinal Emergencies – Acute Abdominal Pain
  • HIV Prophylaxis Guidelines
  • International Traveler Disease Recognition Update
  • Interventions to Abandon in the ER/UC
  • Metacognition and Medical Decision Making: Taking Steps to Avoid Bias
  • OB Emergencies
  • Patient Satisfaction and Health Care Literacy
  • Pediatric Emergencies
  • Pediatric Fevers
  • Physician Wellness: Tools to Combat Burn-out
  • RSV Bronchiolitis
  • STOP Sports Injuries: Pediatric Overuse Injury Prevention and Treatment
  • Stroke and Stroke Mimics
  • Stump the Expert – Panel Discussion
  • Top 10 Hot Topics this Year
  • Vascular Emergencies


How to Add Optional Sessions

Separate registration and fee required to attend an optional session. Seats are limited and are only available to course registrants. Select a session during online registration.

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

Optional Sessions

ECG Interpretation (Basic)

(#101) Thursday, May 2, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

  • 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.

Point of Care Ultrasound (Basic Skills & FAST Exam)

(#102) Thursday, May 2, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. (SOLD OUT) or
(#105) Friday, May 3, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. (SOLD OUT)

  • 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.

Point of Care Ultrasound (Vascular Access)

(#103) Thursday, May 2, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. or
(#106) Friday, May 3, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

  • Explain the benefits and applications for ultrasound-guided vascular access
  • Demonstrate equipment set-up and probe positioning
  • Demonstrate proper needle guidance technique

ECG Interpretation (Advanced)

(#104) Friday, May 3, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

  • 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

ALSO® Provider Course

Thursday, May 2 AND Friday, May 3, 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Participation in both afternoons are required to complete the course.
Learn more about the course and to register.

  • Discuss methods of managing pregnancy and birth urgencies and emergencies, which standardizes the skills of practicing maternity care providers.
  • Demonstrate content and skill acquisition as evidenced by successful completion of course examination, skills workstations, and group or megadelivery testing stations. 

Note: The Mindfulness optional session has been cancelled.

Invited Faculty

Alan Ehrlich, MD, FAAFP, Course Co-chair, Associate Professor, Family and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Urgent Care Physician, Reliant Medical Group, Worcester, Massachusetts

Vu Kiet Tran, MD, MHSc(Ed), MBA, CHE, Course Co-chair, Emergency staff, University Health Network; Medical Director, UHN/St-Hilda partnership, Transitional Care Program; Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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

Deepak Patel, MD, FAAFP, FACSM, Director of Sports Medicine, Rush-Copley Family Medicine Residency, Aurora, Illinois; Assistant Professor, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois; Medical Director, Rush-Copley Sports Medicine, Aurora, Illinois; Family Medicine and Sports Medicine, Yorkville Primary Care, Yorkville, Illinois

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

Kelly Sinclair, MD, FAAP, FACEP, Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Division of Emergency and Urgent Care Services; Section on Child Abuse and Neglect; Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri

David Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP, Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada

Kim Yu, MD, FAAFP, Director, Quality & Practice, Ambulatory/Urgent Care Division, CEP America, Emeryville, California

Course Materials

Registration includes online access to the full-color syllabus and other on-site resources one week before the course. A hard copy of the full-color syllabus may be purchased for $79.95 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

The following hotel is available for accommodations during this course. Contact the hotel to make arrangements for your stay. Making reservations early is encouraged.

Flamingo Las Vegas(
3555 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (888) 373-9855 ($15 + tax per reservation)
Event Code: SFEUC9

$79 (Mon-Thurs)
$149 (Fri-Sat)
Single/Double Occupancy
+ $30/day resort fee
+ current tax rate

Accommodation Cutoff -- April 8, 2019

Flamingo Las Vegas

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 April 8, 2019, will be confirmed on a rate and space available basis. The conference rate is not guaranteed for reservations made after this date.
  • Flamingo Las Vegas guarantees reservation by credit card. Credit cards will be charged for first night's guestroom and tax charge at the time of reservation.
  • Reservations may be cancelled without charge up to 72 hours prior to arrival.
  • Guest room wireless Internet for 2 devices per day
  • 2 guest admissions per day to fitness center
  • 50% discount on self-parking

CME Credit Statements

Course + Optional Sessions

This Live activity, Emergency and Urgent Care, with a beginning date of May 1, 2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 27.75 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 27.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ALSO Provider Course

This Live activity, ALSO Provider Course, with a date range of 5/2/2019 - 5/3/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 8.75 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.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

The ABOG MOC standards now allow participation in ABOG-approved Simulation Courses to meet the annual Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) MOC requirement. This course has been approved to meet ABOG Improvement in Medical Practice requirements until 12/31/2020. Please review the current MOC Bulletin for further information:

Continuing Nursing Education

The American Academy of Family Physicians is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 10.50 contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, LPN, or LMHT relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing Provider Number; LT0278-0312. This is an advanced level course and may not be suitable for all general continuing nursing education.

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