The 2024 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows Conference

The 2024 PEM fellows Conference will be held at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel from Tuesday, April 16 through Thursday, April 18, 2024. The full schedule and agenda is as follows.

Pre-Conference Workshop: Pediatric Airway Management

12:30pm – 4:30pm
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel

Faculty:
Dr. Katie Edmunds, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Dr. Preston Dean, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Dr. Erin Hoehn, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital 
Dr. Josh Nagler, Boston Children’s Hospital

$50 per fellow

Learn a step by step approach to pediatric airway management and intubation from the leaders in the field via interactive simulation.

Registration: cjsmith@texaschildrens.org

Tuesday April 16, 2024

Registration
4:00pm – 7:00pm
Gold Assembly

Cocktails (cash bar)
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Gold Assembly

Dinner Reception
6:30pm
Gold Ballroom

Introduction & Welcome
7:00pm – 7:15pm
Susan Fuchs, MD & Charles Macias, MD, MPH
Gold Ballroom

American Academy of Pediatrics
7:15pm – 7:25pm
Deborah Hsu, MD, MEd
Gold Ballroom

Emergency Medical Services for Children & The Pediatric Pandemic Network
7:25pm – 7:40pm
Charles Macias, MD, MPH
Gold Ballroom

Plenary: Advocacy, Equity and Authenticity: Reflections on the Value Proposition of a Career in PEM
7:40pm – 8:40pm
Joseph Wright, MD, MPH
Gold Ballroom

Training in, and the subsequent practice of, pediatric emergency medicine builds unique professional attributes. Management skills cultivated in the emergency department have the potential for application beyond the clinical environment that can amplify leadershipdevelopment and support personal growth. This presentation speaks to the realized value of an academically-oriented PEM careera sreflectively seen through the lens of child advocacy, community engagement, and health equity.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Breakfast & Meet the Faculty
7:00am – 8:00am
Gold Ballroom

Plenary: The Power of Collaboration to Answer Important Questions
8:00am – 9:00am
Joelle Simpson, MD, MPH
Gold Ballroom

Serious diseases and outcomes are uncommon in children. Multicenter collaborations are needed to generate high quality evidence and to influence clinical care. In this plenary, the speaker will explore the power of collaboration in research and the importance in developing a fulfilling career in pediatric emergency medicine. By using personal vignettes, the speaker will tell thestory behind a decade of practice-changing discovery.


Break
9:00am – 9:15am


Workshops / Session 1A
Choose one of five
9:15am – 10:30am

Novel Presentation Techniques
Javier Gonzalez def Rey, MD, MPH, MEd
Whitehall Ballroom

Are you tired of the same presentation styles–same Power Point Presentations, traditional formats? During this interactive workshop, attendees will discuss their presentation styles, andcompare with novel presentation techniques which promote audience engagement andparticipation. These styles are used in non-medical settings with great success and, mostimportantly, great responses from audiences.

Thinking about Thinking: Diving into Cognitive Biases
Michelle Eckerle, MD & Joshua Nagler, MD, MPHEd
George Bush Room

We all make some decisions that later turn out to be…well, suboptimal. As clinicians and educators, understanding the way we think can provide important insights into why this happens, and help us better provide optimal clinical care and guide our learners. This interactive session is designed to expose fellows to relevant cognitive science principles and social science literature as it applies to the practice of clinical medicine and medical training. Key principles and theories will be introduced and applied through aseries of interactive exercises and small group activities, and participants willdevelop a framework for recognizing and mitigating cognitive biases.

There’s a school bus crash on 1-90!
Joelle Simpson, MD, MPH & Deanna Dahl-Grove, MD
Humphrey Room

Disaster preparedness is covered in PEM Fellowship, but would you really know what to do if disaster strikes? This session will explore some of the basic tenets of disaster preparedness: stages, (prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery), HEICS (Hospital Emergency Incident Command), incident command structure (command, operations, planning, logistics, financial/administration), and triage methods (jumpSTART, SALT). Then using an ED template, have teams determine where patients should go (red, yellow, green and black zones), and manage a constant influx of patients that overwhelm the ED, while trying to keep patient care and flow going.

Managing your Digital Identity in Healthcare
Brad Sobolewski, MD, MEd & Jason Woods, MD
Severance Room

Healthcare providers have increasingly large and important digital presences related to their professional work, including places many physicians do not know about. For instance, many fellows may not realize that Doximity creates a profile for them as soon as they become physicians, and there is no way to remove this profile. This session will review common tools for managing one’s digital presence and record (i.e., Google Scholar, Publons, Doximity, social media sites, University profile listings), techniques for benefiting from these resources, and strategies for reducing professional risk.

Tips to survive and thrive: Integrating career and home life
Kathy Shaw, MD, MSCE & Rebecca Shaw Green, MD
Van Aken Room

A career in pediatric emergency medicine can be challenging to balance with your homelife. Care for an aging parent or a young child can be present added challenges during busy training years. Shift work presentsunique challenges (and opportunities) to finding balance. Your professional and home demands will change over time. We will use small group break-outs and case-studies to explore strategies to address these challenges.


Break
10:30am – 10:45am
Gold Assembly


Workshops / Session 1B
Choose one of five
10:45am – 12pm

Novel Presentation Techniques
Javier Gonzalez def Rey, MD, MPH, MEd
Whitehall Ballroom

Thinking about Thinking: Diving into Cognitive Biases
Michelle Eckerle, MD & Joshua Nagler, MD, MPHEd
George Bush Room

There’s a school bus crash on 1-90!
Joelle Simpson, MD, MPH & Deanna Dahl-Grove, MD
Humphrey Room

Managing your Digital Identity in Healthcare
Brad Sobolewski, MD, MEd & Jason Woods, MD
Severance Room

Tips to survive and thrive: Integrating career and home life
Kathy Shaw, MD, MSCE & Rebecca Shaw Green, MD
Van Aken Room


Lunch
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Gold Ballroom


Fellow Research Presentations / Small Groups
See your itinerary for group and room assignments

Afternoon Session I
1:30 – 3:00pm

Break
3:00pm – 3:30pm
Gold Assembly

Afternoon Session II
3:30pm – 6:00pm

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Breakfast
7:00am – 8:00am
Gold Assembly

Plenary:

Plenary: Into the Light: Leveraging Appreciative Inquiry for Trying Times in the Pediatric Emergency Department
8:00am – 9:00am
Beth Bubolz, MD

Appreciative Inquiry is a relentlessly positive approach to organizational change with a track record of catalyzing positive change in large organizations. In theEmergency Department, we have utilized the concepts in medical education for fellows and also for broader multidisciplinary change in the Emergency Department. We will share lessons learned and practical steps you can take to employ this method for positive change in your department.


Break
9:00am – 9:15am


Workshops / Session 1A
Choose one of four
9:15am – 10:30am

What can I get ‘ya? Tips and tricks to ensure happiness in the ED (for yourself and your patients)
Sarah Lazarus, DO, Jerri Rose, MD & Sephora Morrison, MD, MS, MBA
Van Aken Room

In this interactive workshop, we will teach 10 skills that help optimize the patient/family experience. Empathy is a skill that can be taught, similar to all other clinical skills. Unfortunately, medicalstudents and residents actually have LOWER rates of empathy when evaluated pre-and post-medical school and residency. Using empathetic listening and 10 tips used in the restaurant and service industry, this unique session will engage fellows in discussion and skills practice focused on improving the patient/family experience. Pediatric emergency medicine physicians receive relatively little formaltraining on improving the patient/family experience, despite the continued and increasing impact this has on our lives in the ER. Developing skills to optimize patient/family experiences can ultimately contribute to increased success and satisfaction in our PEM careers.

Visual Representation of Data: Chart the right path for your next project
Brad Sobolewski, MD, MEd & JasonWoods, MD
Severance Room

Sure, you can export your data into a chart or table. But does that tell the “story” that yourmanuscript or presentation seeks to tell. Effective figures suggest an understanding and interpretation of data; ineffective figures suggest the opposite. And frankly, there are a lot of ineffective figures in the medical literature. This engaging presentation will describe the tenets of good visual design fordata representation through discussion and examples. This workshop will includestructured activities to better represent data to tell the intended story of the project.

We’re All in the Same Boat: Aligning Mentor/Mentee Expectations forMutual Success
Elizabeth Jacobs, MD, Leslie Dingeldein, MD & Jennifer Mitzman, MD
Whitehall Room

Effective mentorship is critical to success, yet how does one find that perfect person? We will review the characteristics of a good potential mentor, as well as explore the concept of mentorship teams to harness the strengths of different faculty members. Participants will take time to reflect on their personal mentor/mentee experiences, share successes as well as strategize on overcoming challenges.

Precepting Pearls
Michael Goldman, MD & Alexandria Georgadarellis, MD
Humphrey Room

Preceptors in the pediatric emergency department (PED) aim to optimize learning for trainees without compromising team function or patient care. During this interactive session, participants will learn strategies to generate meaningful learning experiences, manage common challenging scenarios and provide effective post-shift feedback. Activities will include introduction and practice with existing teaching frameworks for acute care settings, and sharing best practices to address communication breakdowns, angry caregivers and overconfident or underperforming learners while on shift.


Break
10:30am – 10:45am
Gold Assembly


Workshops / Session 1B
Choose one of four
10:45am – 12pm

What can I get ‘ya? Tips and tricks to ensure happiness in the ED (for yourself and your patients)
Sarah Lazarus, DO, Jerri Rose, MD & Sephora Morrison, MD, MS, MBA
Van Aken Room

Visual Representation of Data: Chart the right path for your next project
Brad Sobolewski, MD, MEd & JasonWoods, MD
Severance Room

We’re All in the Same Boat: Aligning Mentor/Mentee Expectations forMutual Success
Elizabeth Jacobs, MD, Leslie Dingeldein, MD & Jennifer Mitzman, MD
Whitehall Room

Precepting Pearls
Michael Goldman, MD & Alexandria Georgadarellis, MD
Humphrey Room


Closing Plenary: Careers in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
12:15pm – 1:00pm
Gold Ballroom

Elizabeth Jacobs, MD – Education
Charles Macias, MD, MPH – Quality Improvement
Kate Remick, MD – EMS / Pre-Hospital
Joelle Simpson, MD, MPH – Emergency Medicine