Education Committee Update

Jeffrey Feden, MD, FACEP
Chair, Education Committee

Thanks to all who attended the March general membership meeting at Dave & Buster’s featuring our inaugural IGNITE session. And a very special thanks to those courageous members that shared center stage with their entertaining presentations:

James O’Neill, DO – Off-label Use of High-dose Naloxone in Clonidine Overdose
Victoria Leytin, MD – Climate Change and Emergency Medicine
Joseph Pepe, DO – Fascia Iliaca Compartment Blocks in the ED
Josh Kaine, MD – Visual Diagnosis: A Toxic Rainbow
Matthew Lombardi, DO – Research and Education of Bystander CPR/AED Use and First Aid Skills

All participants did an extraordinary job relating their expertise on some interesting topics within the allotted 5-minute time limit (which was no small feat), and I hope that all attendees walked away with a few clinical pearls. We hope to make this IGNITE session an annual feature of the March meeting. We welcome your feedback and encourage each and every member to start thinking about how YOU might contribute in 2020!

Our focus now turns to the November 2019 CME event. We are in the early planning stages for a procedure lab that will emphasize hands-on review of critical and ultrasound-guided procedures, accompanied by a delicious dinner, of course. Stay tuned for more details, but save the date for Thursday, November 14, 2019.

In the meantime, there are plenty of other education-related events coming up with Dr. Gillian Schmitz visiting both residency programs and Newport in mid-June. Don’t forget to RSVP to Marc Bialek for the RIACEP Annual Meeting at the Ocean Cliff on Wednesday, June 19th. We are also planning for a special Fall meeting this year on Wednesday, September 18th with guest speaker John Holstein from Zotec Partners discussing issues related to revenue cycle management. More information to come.

Additional ongoing activities of the Education Committee include the development of a digital education space on the RIACEP website, and we are exploring opportunities for joint educational endeavors with the Brown and Kent EM residency programs.

As always, please feel free to contact me with any suggestions or feedback for Education Committee, or if you have interest in joining this committee.