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The Department of Emergency Medicine will present its 10th annual The Crashing Patient: Resuscitation and Risk Management Conference October 13–15, 2020, hosting the event virtually for the first time. The new format is garnering an international audience, with participants already registered from Australia, Canada, Egypt, New Zealand, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, and Turkey. This year, the conference includes:

o ?Leen Alblaihed, MBBS, MHA, Adjunct Instructor, with four sessions of “Focus on Point-of-Care Ultrasound”

o Michael Bond, MD, Associate Professor, with “Busted: Orthopedic Medicolegal Pearls and Pitfalls”

o Laura Bontempo, MD, Associate Professor, with “There’s Blood Everywhere! Dealing with Critical Ear, Nose, and Throat Hemorrhage”

o Sarah Dubbs, MD, Assistant Professor, with “Critical Care Pitfalls for the Crashing Cancer Patient”

o Cheyenne Falat, MD, Clinical Instructor, with “From Cold and Dead to Warm and Alive: Resuscitating the Crashing Hypothermic”

o Ben Lawner, DO, Visiting Assistant Professor, with “Detours, Diversions, and Dangerous Delays: Misadventures in Interfacility Transport”

o Joe Martinez, MD, Associate Professor, with “How a Roux-en-Y Can Ruin Your Shift”

o Amal Mattu, MD, Professor, with “Why We Miss Acute Coronary Syndromes”

o Lauren Rosenblatt, MD, Clinical Instructor, with “Time to Plasmapheresis: Pitfalls in Diagnosis and Management of the Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Patient”

o George Willis, MD, Assistant Professor, with “Trouble with Big Red: Aortic Disasters”

o Mike Winters, MD, Professor, with “Resuscitation and Risk Management Pitfalls in Sepsis”


Posted 9/9/2020 by Deborah Stein

36-year-old Male with Syncope

Sam King, MD, Resident; Ryan Spangler, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor; Zachary Dezman, MD, Assistant Professor; and Laura Bontempo, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, were the authors of “36-year-old Male with Syncope,” which was published in Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine on July 20, 2020.


Jenny Guyther, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was sole author of “Advances in Pediatric Neck Trauma: What’s New in Assessment and Management?” which was published in Trauma Reports on September 1, 2020. Deborah M. Stein, ELS, Technical Writer/Editor, Department of Emergency Medicine, edited the manuscript.


Rupal Jain, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, led the first three episodes of the new Critical Care Now Rad Review video series:


Bradford Schwartz, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, and Quincy Tran, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, were among the authors of “Correlation of History and Physical Examination with Imaging in Traumatic Near-Shore Aquatic Head and Spinal Injury,” which was published in American Journal of Emergency Medicine on July 15, 2020. Deborah M. Stein, ELS, Technical Writer/Editor, Department of Emergency Medicine, edited the manuscript.


Quincy Tran, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was among the authors of “The Effect of Platelet Transfusion on Functional Independence and Mortality after Antiplatelet Therapy Associated Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” which was published in Journal of the Neurological Sciences on August 1, 2020.


Mike Winters, MD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was among the discussants in the twice-monthly podcast, Critical Care Perspectives in Emergency Medicine, episode “TXA for GI Bleeds? The HALT-IT Trial,” which was published on July 15, 2020.


Diane Kuhn, MD, PhD, Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine, was lead author and Daniel Haase, MD, Assistant Professor and Quincy Tran, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, were among the authors of “Blood Pressure Management in Emergency Department Patients with Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage,” which was published in Blood Pressure Monitoring on July 30, 2020. Deborah M. Stein, ELS, Technical Writer/Editor, Department of Emergency Medicine, edited the manuscript.


Neeraja Murali, DO, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was interviewed for the Baltimore Sports Beyond with Bobby Trosset podcast, discussing COVID-19 and the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus on July 20, 2020.


Sarah Dubbs, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, received a National Junior Faculty Teaching Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians on July 15, 2020. The award is given to “an outstanding educator who demonstrates superior clinical teaching.”