2024 Complex Procedures in Emergency Medicine

2024 Dates (click on date to register; contact conference@umem.org for questions) 

Thursday, June 6, 2024 8a-12p - Registration is now open!

Thursday, September 5, 2024 8a-12p - Registration is now open!

Thursday, November 7, 2024 8a-12p - Registration is now open!

**Also check out our Critical Procedures in EM, Essential Procedures in EM & Percutaneous U/S Gastrostomy courses**

          Transvenous Pacing         Vertigo Maneuvers
Float the wire


Program the pacer Epley
Trouble shoot HINTS exam





Esophageal Varices Tamponade Pig-tail Chest Tubes
(Blakemore tube) Learn the set up
Know the tools Place in a mannequin
Place in mannequin  





Course Schedule

7:45     Registration and intro

8:00     Vertigo lecture

8:15     Vertigo maneuver hands-on lab

9:00     Blakemore lecture

9:15     Blakemore hands-on lab using task trainer

10:00   Transvenous pacer lecture

10:15   Transvenous pacer hands-on lab using task trainer

11:00   Pig tail catheter lecture

11:15   Pig tail catheter hand-on lab using task tainer

11:45   End

Course Highlights: 

Registration Cost: $550

Course Location: 

University of Maryland Medical Center
Department of Emergency Medicine
Conference Room (UMMS WGL281)
22 S. Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Hotel Accomodations

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Maps, Directions, and Parking

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Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy

Cancellations will be accepted 30 days prior to the conference date, and tuition will be refunded less a $40 administrative fee unless the registration can be transferred. A request to reschedule your participation for a future course (based on space and availability) will be accepted one time, and only if made 30 days prior to the conference date at no additional cost. No cancellations or rescheduling will be accepted within 29 days of the conference date, but you may transfer your registration to another provider if you are unable to attend (at no additional cost).

CME Information


The University of Maryland School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement

The University of Maryland School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target Audience

The target audience for this event includes physicians, residents, advance practice providers in the fields of emergency and critical care medicine.

Course Objectives

  1. You will know when to apply the Dix-Hallpike, Epely and HINTS maneuvers for each type of vertigo and how to interpret the results.  This will lead to a dramatic decrease in unnecessary admission and neuroimaging.  Not to mention patient satisfaction!
  2. You will be able to know what tools are required and the proper steps for a Blakemore tube placement.
  3. You will be able to float a transvenous pacer, operate the pacer box and trouble shoot failure to capture/sense/pace
  4. You will be able to place a pig-tail chest tube using the Seldinger technique.  This will lead to less pain, and less morbidity for your patients.

Americans with Disabilities Act

If you require special accommodations to attend or participate in this CME activity, please provide information about your requirements to conference@umem.org at least five business days in advance of the activity.

Applicable Fees

The cost of your CME certificate is included in your registration fee. All participants are required to sign in for each event and complete the applicable post-conference and/or workshop survey(s) before a certificate will be issued. 


Please contact Conference Planning Specialist for the Department of Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
110 S. Paca Street
Suite 200 6th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
(667) 214-2208