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New Advances in the Management of
Common Emergency Department Problems

January 22-25, 2023 

The Lodge at Spruce Peak, Stowe, VTSkier on a trail in Stowe

Course Description

This event will discuss a variety of timely, practical issues that are encountered in the emergency department on a daily basis. Lectures will be engaging, sometimes controversial, and present the audience with examples of both successes and failures in emergency medicine. Changes don't always equal advances and advancement doesn't always mean change. At the end of this program, participants should be able to distinguish between advancement and change in the emergency department in a relaxed, family-oriented environment where learning does equal fun!


This program has been designed to include all emergency medicine professionals including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, emergency department nurses, pharmacists, trauma nurses, residents, and emergency medicine technicians.

Conference Details

Attendee Registration
Exhibitor Registration




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Kyle M. DeWitt, PharmD
Course Co-Director
Kyle M. DeWitt, PharmD, BCPS

Mark Bisanzo, MD

Course Co-Director
Mark Bisanzo, MD, DTMH, FACEP

Formal photo of Matthew Siket, MD

Course Co-Director
Matthew Siket, MD, MS
Topics, etc.

Please check back for updates: Faculty, Agenda, and Topics to be covered in the 2023 conference, as well as hotel information.

Optional Workshops

Each of these three optional workshops will take place at the Lodge on different days before, during and after the conference, There is an additional fee for each. See Tuition and Fees below.

* Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Workshop * ~ Sunday, January 22, 2:00-6:00 pm

Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Workshop is a unique hands-on experience to teach clinicians bedside application of portable ultrasound. Focus areas: Machine Intro/Knobology, RUQ/Biliary, Aorta, DVT, Renal, and Nerve Blocks.

* Mechanical Ventilation and Troubleshooting for Rural Emergency Providers * ~ Monday, January 23, 1:30-3:30 pm

Imagine you have just intubated the sickest patient you have seen in months, the RT is off tonight and the helicopter is not flying.

In this two hour hands-on session participants will perform mechanical ventilation using real ventilators in simulated critically ill emergency department patients and develop an approach to troubleshooting common ventilator alarms. Dual boarded ED-ICU physicians will lead participants through lung protective ventilation, obstructive lung disease, and difficult to ventilate ARDS in the early phase of care encountered in the ED. Participants will get hands-on experience manipulating the ventilator, tubing, and changing settings to adjust to common ED pathologies. We will also review troubleshooting common pitfalls and problems using a combination of point of care ultrasound, end tidal capnography waveforms, and airway pressures to find and fix the underlying problem. In the current world, filled with long boarding times and difficult transfers to the ICU, this sesesion will equip rural emergency medicine providers with safe ventilation practices and a tool box to manage common complications.

* Wilderness Medicine Workshop * ~ Wednesday, January 25, 12:00-4:00 pm

Join in for a realistic simulation of a technical rescue with Stowe Mountain Rescue! Plan on an interactive session involving a hike, evacuation and resuscitation from start to finish. Participants need to be prepared to be outside and hiking for the afternoon, ideally with microspikes / yak tracks, but no other technical gear required.

Conference Syllabus

The conference syllabus will only be available as an electronic download with presentations as PDF files. You will receive an email notification (via the email used to register for this conference) that presentations are available for download prior to the start of the conference.

Please note: Printed syllabus, paper copies of evaluations and paper CMIE certificates will not be provided.

 Regular RegistrationLate Registration
Valid through:10/20/2022 - 1/9/20231/10/2023 - 1/23/2023
Physician (MD, DO, ND):$650$700
Nurse/Nurse Practitioner:$450$500
Physician Assistant
Other Health Professional:

* Proof of residency required, send to michele.morin@med.uvm.edu.

Additional Workshop Fees ~ optional
  • Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Workshop $150 (available as workshop-only option)
  • Ventilation Workshop $50 (not available without conference registration)
  • Wilderness Medicine Winter Adventure Race Workshop $150 (available as workshop-only option)

Refunds may be obtained, minus an administration fee of $75, if notice of cancellation is received in writing by January 6, 2023. No refunds are possible after that date. If you need to cancel, please email michele.morin@med.uvm.edu

Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at The Lodge at Spruce Peak in Stowe, VT until December 21, but Rooms are limited, please make your reservations early! Listings of other accommodations may be found by visiting www.gostowe.com.

Please make your reservations directly with The Lodge by calling (844) 390-4760. Be sure to identify yourself as one of our attendees to receive our discounted rate for stays on Sunday through Tuesday. Stays outside the room block can be booked at the Best Available Rate. Rooms cannot be guaranteed after December 21, 2022. The Lodge charges a 10% state and local tax, 4% community assessment, and a $20/day parking fee.  


Room TypeSingle/Double Rate
Run of House: Classic or Studio Room$349.00
Junior Suite$549.00
1 Bedroom Suite$799.00
2 Bedroom Suite$999.00

Note about parking: If you are not staying at The Lodge, please know that valet parking is available on a limited basis for non-hotel guests. The Lodge offers self-parking in a PAID lot available behind the performing arts center (daily cost will be $30-$40). We will not be issuing parking vouchers this year. For more information about parking options: https://www.stowe.com/explore-the-resort/about-the-resort/getting-here.aspx

Listings of other accommodations may be found by visiting www.gostowe.com.