The 2021 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows Conference

The 2021 PEM Fellows Conference will be held virtually on February 10th and 11th 2021. We have an exciting lineup of presenters, as well as opportunities to network and collaborate with prestigious PEM faculty from across the country. Fellows will also have the opportunity to present their research and receive feedback from experts in the field.


Wednesday, February 10, 2021

12 – 12:30PM – Introduction

12:30 – 1PM – Opening Plenary

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Joseph Wright, MD, MPH
University of Maryland Capital Region Health University of Maryland Medical System

1 – 2PM – Clinical Pathways (Group A)

Administration/Operations: Jason Levy (Boston) & Rachel Stanley (Columbus)

Adult/ PEM & Community Peds: Jennifer Mitzman (Columbus) & Meta Carroll (Chicago)

Advocacy: Lenore Jarvis (Washington, DC) & Eric Fleeger (Boston)

Disaster: Sarita Chung (Boston) & Brent Kaziny (Houston)

Education: Jason Woods (Denver) & Maya Iyer (Columbus)

Education/Social Media: Brad Sobolewski (Cincinnati) & Mohsen Saidinejad (Los Angeles)

EMS/EMSC: Manish Shah( Houston) & Julie Leonard (Columbus)

Global Health: Heather Crouse (Houston) & Colleen Fant (Chicago)

Leadership/Advocacy: Steven Krug (Chicago) & Joelle Simpson (Washington, DC)

Quality Improvement: Raina Paul (Chicago) & Sandra Spencer (Columbus)

Research: Amy Drendel (Milwaukee) & Lise Nigrovic (Boston)

Research: Mark Neuman (Boston) & Prashant Mahajan (Ann Arbor)

Simulation: Marc Auerbach (New Haven) & Tehnaz Boyle (Boston)

Social Media: Christina Johns (Washington, DC), Julia Magana (Sacramento) & Mike Patrick (Columbus)

Ultrasound: Jennifer Marin (Pittsburgh) & Delia Gold (Columbus)

2 – 2:30PM – Break

2:30 – 3:30PM – Clinical Pathways (Group B)

Advocacy: Lois Lee (Boston) & Leah Middelberg (Columbus)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Tiffani Johnson (Sacramento) & Jordee Wells (Columbus)

Education: Joshua Nagler (Boston) & Kristin Stukus (Columbus)

Education/Research: Martin Pusic (Boston) & Dan Schumacher (Cincinnati)

EMS: Susan Fuchs (Chicago) & Sylvia Owusu-Ansah (Pittsburgh)

EMS/Disaster: Deanna Dahl-Grove (Cleveland) & Nicolaus Glomb (San Francisco)

EMS/EMSC: Kathleen Adelgais (Denver) & Kate Remick (EIIC/ Austin)

Global Health: Michelle Niescierenko (Boston) & Megan Schultz (Milwaukee)

Informatics: Laura Rust (Columbus) & Charles Macias (Cleveland)

Research: Elizabeth Alpern (Chicago) & Dennis Durbin (Columbus)

Research: David Jaffe (Chicago) & David Schnadower (Cincinnati)

Sedation: Corrie Chumpitazi (Houston) & Carmen Sulton (Atlanta)

Ultrasound: Russ Horowitz (Chicago) & Aaron Kornblith (San Francisco)

Urgent Care: David Mathison (DC Area) & Haroon Shaukat (Washington, DC)

3:30 – 4PM – Plenary

Plenary: The Epidemic of Firearm Injuries in Children: Can We Bend the Curve?
Eric Fleeger, MD, MPH Boston Children’s Hospital
Lois Lee, MD, MPH Boston Children’s Hospital

Firearm injuries continue to be an epidemic among American children. More than 3,000 children die of firearm injuries annually, making firearms the second leading cause of death in children between ages 1 and 19. Research on firearm injuries in the United States has been impeded by Congressional legislation. Still some excellent research has been done using available statistics and advanced epidemiological methods. This Plenary will discuss the role of research in “bending the curve” of epidemic firearm morbidity and mortality in American Children.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

12 – 12:30PM – Opening Plenary

Opening Plenary: The Power of Collaboration to Answer Important Questions
Nate Kuppermann, MD, MPH
University of California at Davis Medical Center Sacramento, CA

In this plenary, the speaker will explore the power of collaboration in research. By using personal vignettes, he will tell the story behind a decade of discovery (DKA, TBI, etc.).

12:30 – 3:30PM – Fellows’ Moderated Research Presentations

3:30 – 4PM – Plenary

Racism as a Public Health Crisis
Tiffani Johnson, MD, MSc
University of California at Davis Medical Center Sacramento, CA

This plenary will focus on understanding systemic racism, health disparities and health equity and how it fits into PEM/scholarship and systematic efforts to reduce bias. The speaker will discuss how they turned their passion into scholarly work.

4 – 4:15PM – Closing Remarks