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Didactics to highlight physician experience in the ED the night of Orlando mass shooting

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

DES PLAINES, IL--Marking the upcoming one-year anniversary of the Pulse Orlando nightclub shooting-- the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in U.S. history--the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), on May 17 at its annual meeting at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, will feature two timely didactics presented by emergency physicians who describe what it was like in the emergency department of Orlando Health's Orlando Regional Medical Center on the night of the mass-casualty incident and what they learned from the experience that can help other emergency departments.

Forty-nine people were killed and 53 were injured in the shooting--the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since the events of September 11, 2001. Orlando Health's Orlando Regional Medical Center, located in close proximity to the shooting, received and treated the majority of the victims who presented for medical attention. 

Orlando Mass Casualty Didactics, Wednesday, May 17

Plaza International Ballroom G, Hyatt Regency Orlando

3-3:50 pm--Managing the Unexpected: Mass Casualty Incidents in the Orlando Emergency Department from the Resident Perspective 

Ritu R. Sarin MD FACEP, Amanda Tarkowski MD, Amanda Stone MD, Thomas Smith, MD Christopher Ponder MD, Tory Weatherford MD

4-4:50 pm--The Orlando Mass Casualty Experience: From Prehospital to Emergency Department Management to Incident Command

Gary A. Parrish MD PhD, Kathryn Bondani MD, Timothy Bullard MD, Christopher Hunter MD

SAEM's annual meeting--the largest forum for the presentation of original education and research in academic emergency medicine-- will be held May 16-19, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. Reporters and others can follow key developments on the SAEM17 website, on the SAEM Facebook page, or @SAEMonline, #SAEM17. To obtain press credentials to attend these didactic presentations contact Stacey Roseen, SAEM Director of Communications, at sroseen@saem.org.

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The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of care of the acutely ill and injured patient by leading the advancement of academic emergency medicine through education and research, advocacy, and professional development. To learn more, visit saem.org.

Reporters and others can follow key developments on the SAEM17 website on the SAEM Facebook page, or @SAEMonline, #SAEM17. To obtain press credentials to attend these didactic presentations contact Stacey Roseen, SAEM Director of Communications at sroseen@saem.org.

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