Latest Emergency Medicine Research Highlights The Evolving Emergency Medical Care Landscape

(Press Release)

eading researchers in emergency medicine will present more than 400 studies during ACEP14-Scientific Assembly, the annual meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians in Chicago, Ill.  Sponsored by the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Research Forum will be held in Room W474A of McCormick Place West Convention Center from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 27th and from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28th.

Researcher physicians will present their latest findings in emergency medicine research, focusing on topics ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics, including toxicology, pain, injury prevention and public health. To search Research Forum by topic, presenter, title and time, visit:  The abstracts on which poster presentations at Research Forum are based are published in a special supplement to Annals of Emergency Medicine, available online now at

Each day of the Research Forum will feature a special “state-of-the-art” presentation in Room W474A of McCormick Place West Convention Center.  Judd Hollander, MD, FACEP and Roger J. Lewis, MD, PhD, FACEP will moderate the presentation on Monday, October 27th at 1:00 p.m. on the topic “Pragmatic or Adaptive? The Future of Clinical Trial Design.”  Frank Peacock, MD, FACEP andRobert Welch, MD, FACEP will moderate the presentation on Tuesday, October 28th at 8:00 a.m. on the topic “Can We Trust Preliminary Data? Following Up on Phase II Trials.”

The Research Forum will close with a panel session, Cutting Edge: Highlights of Emergency Medicine Research, highlighting some of the most significant emergency medicine research, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28th, in Room W474A of McCormick Place West Convention Center. The session will be moderated by Phillip Levy, MD, FACEP and panelists for this event will include Angela Mills, MD and David Milzman, MD, FACEP.

In-flight medical calls spike on Ebola fears

From Reuters:

As a doctor who advises flight crews about medical issues that crop up in the air, Paulo Alves has heard a lot about Ebola lately.

Alves’ company, MedAir, has received a spike in calls reflecting overblown fears of Ebola, he told a business aviation conference on Wednesday.

Woman Fakes Ebola At Hospital Emergency Room, Lands In Jail

From News One:

Beryl Rhines of Lawton, Okla., is currently behind bars and has been charged with assault and disturbing the peace for showing up at Comanche County Memorial Hospital emergency room claiming to have the deadly Ebola virus.

Is rural America prepared for Ebola?

From Rural Health Voices:

For far too long, rural public health has been underfunded. As a result, the infrastructure is thin.  Training and the ability to properly diagnose before the infection gains a foothold in a rural community will be key.

As a nation, we must be prepared for the identification of a future Ebola case to present in a small rural community. As such, local, state and federal authorities need to have a plan in place for this potential outcome. The solution will likely involve a local, state and federal response, and how all these parts of our health system interact will be key to a successful outcome.

ED nurses fired for taking “patient selfies”

From DW:

Though no details of the published material were officially released, the daily Aachener Zeitung reported they concerned dementia patients who had been “made to look foolish with silly clothes and makeup.”

Couple gets emergency room surprise — it’s a baby

From KCRG:

Misty Beaty said some who hear their story may question how she could be pregnant for months and not know it.

“I didn’t have the weight gain, didn’t have the nausea and none of the morning sickness that goes along with pregnancy. Nothing,” Beaty said adding she gained only 10 pounds total this year and most of that was the baby.

A Software Glitch Disconnected the Entire State of Washington From 911

From Gawker:

The FCC says a software glitch that made it impossible for the entire state of Washington to call emergency services for six hours “could have been prevented.”

The April 9 outage actually affected 11 million people across seven states. According to theWashington Post, close to six thousand people tried to call 911 but were unable to complete the call.


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