Third Annual
Emergency Cardiology Symposium 
Cardiac Conundrums in EM 2018
Proudly presented by the University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Symposium is FREE to all, but we ask you to please register so we can accomodate all our attendees.**
Join us in-person, or via LIVESTREAM.
Location: SMC Campus Center
621 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Parking: We recommend parking in the Baltimore Grand Garage
5 N. Paca Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
**If you register to attend in-person, and you need to cancel your registration, please contact us by March 5. You can cancel your registration by emailing

Course Information

The following is a list of the 2018 Emergency Cardiology Symposium presentations:

To view the recordings from the Emergency Cardiology Symposium: Cardiac Arrest in 2017 click here.


Symposium Director

Amal Mattu, MD
Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Vice Chairman, University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland 
Amal Mattu, MD has had a passion for teaching and writing about emergency cardiology since he joined the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He has authored or edited 20 textbooks in emergency medicine, including eight focused on emergency cardiology and electrocardiography. He has also served as primary Guest Editor for Cardiology Clinics three times. He lectures nationally and internationally on emergency cardiology topics and has helped to create conferences focused on this area. Dr. Mattu is currently a tenured Professor, Vice Chair of Education, and Co-Director of the Emergency Cardiology Fellowship for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Symposium Speakers
William J. Brady, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
William Brady, MD is an emergency physician at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He is a tenured professor of Emergency Medicine and Medicine as well as the David A. Harrison Distinguished educator at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He serves in several roles at the University of Virginia and surrounding areas, including Chair of the Medical Emergency Response (formerly Resuscitation) Committee, medical director of the Medical Center's Rapid Response Team, medical director of Emergency Preparedness and Response, medical director of the Life Support Learning Center, operational medical director of several EMS agencies (Albemarle County Fire Rescue, Madison County EMS, and Special Event Medical Management), University AED medical director of the Piedmont Virginia Community College Paramedic Training Program. He lectures locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally on cardiovascular emergency topics. He has published numerous scholarly works (original research, reviews, annotated bibliographies, invited editorials, guidelines, and textbook chapters) on emergency medical topics. In addition, he has contributed to clinical policy guidelines for both the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Heart Association, focusing on acute coronary syndrome. He has written and/or edited multiple textbooks focusing on the electrocardiogram in emergency medicine.
Susanne DeMeester, MD, FACEP
Susanne DeMeester, MD completed her residency as Chief Resident at the University of Maryland in 2006. Since then, she has practiced in mixed community and academic practices in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is adjuct faculty at the University of Michigan and Director of the Observation Center at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. She serves as the ED cardiology liaison and participate in various committees, including the STEMI, Therapeutic Hypothermia, Heart Failure, and Cardiovascular Steering Committees. Her focus is on improving ED observation care and creating progressive quality improvement projets (i.e. HEART and shared-decision making, Outpatient management of Afib, outpatient management of PE). She enjoys providing ongoing cardiology education to ED physicians and residents and is a rising star on the national CME circuit.
Tarlan Hedayati, MD, FACEP
Tarlan Hedayati, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Associate Program Director in the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. She has an interest in emergency Cardiology and Resuscitation and has lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of topics including acute coronary syndrome, Pacemaker/ICD emergencies, LVAD emergencies, heart failure management, and approach to chest pain in the emergency department. She has authored and edited multiple publication in emergency cardiology. She is an excellent educator and has won numerous awards for her lectures and bedside teaching. She is currently pursuing a Master's in Education for health Professionals at Johns Hopkins University. 
Mimi Lu, MD is the Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Education for the University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine. She is a fellowship-trained pediatric emergency physician and graduate of ACEP's Teaching Fellowship. Dr. Lu is an outstanding educator and frequently lectures locally and nationally on pediatric emergency medicine topics. She has received teaching awards including the UMEM Residency Program's Outstanding Teaching Award, AAEM's Young Educator Award, and ACEP's Junior Faculty Teaching Award. Her teaching skills continue to progress and she is one of the brightest young talents nationally and internationally on the CME speakers' circuit, especially in topics pertaining to pediatric resuscitation.
Peter Pang, MD, MS
Peter S. Pang, MD, MS is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director of Clinical Research, and Chief Science Officer for CORE with Indianapolis EMS. He also serves as clinical faculty in the Methodist and Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Emergency Departments. Dr. Pang received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio and completed his Emergency Medicine residency at Brigham & Woman's / Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Pang’s primary research interests is acute heart failure. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications and over a dozen textbook chapters on acute heart failure.
Corey M. Slovis, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Dr. Corey Slovis, FACP, FACEP, FAAEM, is Chairman of the Department and is also Medical Director for the Nashville Fire Department and Nashville’s International Airport. He has completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine at Emory University and Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. 
Dr. Slovis is one of Emergency Medicine’s most famous educators and routinely teaches at the largest gatherings of our specialty. He has won the American College of Emergency Physicians Speaker of the Year Award and the Hal Jayne Award for Academic Excellence from the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine. He was one of the first Vanderbilt faculty members to be named as a Master Clinical Teacher by the Dean and has been selected as Best Clinical Professor by the graduating medical school classes at every institution he has taught at, having won this award seven times in his career. Dr. Slovis has two teaching awards named after him: Vanderbilt’s Corey M. Slovis Bedside Teaching Award and the Major Metropolitan EMS Medical Directors Consortium’s Corey M. Slovis Award for Excellence in Education. 
Dr. Slovis teaches a daily morning conference, continues to publish regularly with almost 100 peer reviewed publications and book chapters, has co-authored three books. Dr. Slovis is a runner and practices yoga aggressively and poorly. He is married to Dr. Bonnie Slovis, Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and lives with Holle, a German Shepherd, who was born to chase balls and love children. 

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Baltimore Information
Baltimore, the largest city in Maryland with a population over 775,000, is situated in the northern part of the state on the Patapsco River estuary, an arm of Chesapeake Bay. Major attractions in the city include the national Aquarium, Camden Yards, Edgar Allen Poe Museum, the Maryland Science Center, the Babe Ruth Museum, and the Fort McHenry National Monument.
Most visitors to Baltimore choose to tour the city in a car, although parking downtown can be rather expensive. As an alternative, you can utilize the city's light rail system or hail one of the many taxis scattered throughout the city.
Train service from Baltimore Washington International airport and Dulles International airport is available via the MARC train system. For more information, visit the Maryland Transportation Administration website or

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Doreen Lucadamo, CMP
Conference Coordinator
410-328-1943 desk