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Register for EEM 2016 before the $50 Early Bird discount expires April 1st!

Attending the Essentials of EM live event is a conference experience unlike any other. Our format of short lectures mixed with entertainment will keep your mind engaged and help you retain our high-yield, practice-changing education. Take, for instance, Rob Orman going over nerve block techniques for headache with Al Sacchetti:


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If you can’t join us live, don’t worry! We’ll stream the entire conference online in real-time and post each session online at the end of everyday. Have some questions or comments for the faculty? Join our live chat room, where our online moderators will get you answers.

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What are you waiting for? Register today to take advantage of the $50 Early Bird discount before it’s too late!

Vote for your favorite EMCrit video submission for the 2016 EEM Education Fellowship!

Last month we kicked off our 2016 EEM Education Fellowship competition on ALiEM, CanadiEM, EMCrit, and The SGEM. We’ve narrowed down our awesome EMCrit video submissions to the top three – and they need your vote to win!  

Vote now at http://emcrit.org/misc/choose-the-2016-eem-fellowship-winner/.

Final decisions will be announced March 7th.  Tune in on EMCrit, ALiEM, CanadiEM and The SGEM to find out who will be the 2016 EEM Fellows.


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Low-Risk Chest Pain ADP SHOWDOWN (Using TIMI vs HEART): Pt. 1 of 3 – HEART

Ohh…you asked for it. At last week’s EEM studio session, REBEL EM’s Salim Rezaie went head-to-head with EMRAP’s Cameron Berg about how they use HEART vs TIMI in their low-risk chest pain ADPs.

This week we kick it off with Dr. Rezaie and his evidence-based approach to low-risk chest pain using the HEART score. 

For more info, check out REBEL EM’s post here. Next week, we’ll hear from Dr. Berg and his evidence-based approach to low-risk chest pain using the TIMI score. We’ll round it out the following week, as these two go head-to-head and answer your questions, moderated by the one and only Rob Orman.

Now, if you love this, you’re gonna love our big show coming up in May 10-12, 2016 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.


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Unlock your FREE online access to today’s EEM 2016 studio session!

Here’s how to unlock your FREE access to the livestream and win some awesome prizes, including free Essentials of EM 2016 registration, free RAPs, and free LLSA.

  • Go to https://www.essentialsofem.com/live-stream
  • Enter your email address and click “Watch the Live Stream”screenshot-v2 


    Boom – this will unlock your free access to the online session. Once you’re in, join us in our moderated chat room or tweet us @EssentialsofEM #EEM16 to ask faculty your questions throughout the session. During the breaks, we’ll announce the winners of the prize giveaways.

    Share this with your colleagues and be sure to watch the show, as we’ll be sharing an exclusive conference discount code only with our viewers. Spread the word and we’ll see you at 8:00am PST.

Join us for a FREE session on Thursday! Unraveling TIAs and headaches.

This Thursday, at our FREE live online Essentials in-studio session, we’ll be going over your most requested accelerated diagnostic protocols, such as TIA: who stays and who goes home?

You know how it goes, a Code Stroke rolls in and you think to yourself, “Easy, we have a protocol for that.” CT is negative and as you start calling up the neurologist and ordering the tPA, the nurse says, “Oh his deficits are gone.” You thought this was going to be an easy admission, now it looks like a TIA. What next? Dr. Cameron Berg goes over a fool-proof protocol during our FREE live online session this Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 8:00am-11:30am PST.

He’ll be joined by Drs. Rob Orman (EM:RAP), Salim Rezaie (REBEL EM), and Joe Bellezzo (ED ECMO) for the highest yield practical knowledge you’ve heard in awhile. Check out the schedule below and join the moderated online chat on Thursday to ask the faculty your questions!

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And remember, if you sign up for any Essentials 2016 package, CME credit for these bonus in-studio sessions is included. EEM is hands-down the best EM experience of the year. Get the band back together and let’s meet up at Essentials 2016 in May.

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See you online this Thursday,

~The Essentials team


Great education + awesome prizes…all for FREE? Oh yes. Sign up now!

You’ve seen the great lineup (if not take a look below). You know that our educational event on February 18 is going to knock your socks off. What can make this even better? How about games and prizes? Take for instance, our new game, “ED or no ED.”  Watch the clip below and tell us whether or not you think this person will be going to the ED.  

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What do you think? ED or no ED? Get on Twitter and place your vote @EssentialsofEM #eem16. Let’s find out what the world thinks and watch the thrilling conclusion next Thursday with Rob Orman.

Then, throughout the show, be on the lookout for awesome prize giveaways, ranging from free Essentials conference registration, to free RAPs, to free LLSA. There’s also a rumor that there will be an exclusive conference discount code for a limited time.

But…you’ll have to sign up to get instructions on how to get FREE exclusive access to our livestream page. So sign up now, you have nothing to lose!



Would you shock this!? Find out what happens February 18 at our EEM in-studio session!



We’ve all had our personal Valsalva moments, haven’t we? Join us next week as Dr. Joe Bellezzo demonstrates his 10-second noninvasive trick and walks us through the thoroughly satisfying conclusion to this real-life case, which doesn’t involve electricity or medication.

Mark your calendars for Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 8:00am-11:30am PDT. Did we mention that this session is FREE? Sign up now and forward this post to your friends and colleagues!
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Rob Orman hosts REBEL EM’s Salim Rezaie, EM:RAP’s Cameron Berg, and ED ECMO’s Joe Bellezzo. They’re tackling everything from your favorite accelerated diagnostic protocols to a new condition called euglycemic DKA (wait what?!). Check out the schedule below.

As always, if you sign up for any Essentials 2016 package, CME for these bonus in-studio sessions is included. We hope this gives you a small taste of what’s in store for the big annual conference from May 10-12, 2016 at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas!

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