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Society for Academic Emergency Medicine announces annual meeting plenary speakers, top abstracts

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

DES PLAINES, IL-- Emergency medicine academicians in six plenary presentations will explore a variety of subjects related to the practice of emergency medicine during a special plenary session to be held on the opening day of SAEM19, the annual meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) and the largest forum for the presentation of original education and research in academic emergency medicine.

The Plenary Session, which includes the top six abstracts as selected by the SAEM19 Program Committee, is traditionally a highlight of the annual meeting program and will take place on Wednesday, May 15, from 10:15 AM -- Noon, in the Grand Ballroom A & F at The Mirage Las Vegas host hotel.

"We are delighted to announce our six plenary abstracts, representing a broad diversity of research in emergency medicine. These abstracts were chosen as the best among hundreds of submissions and we look forward to presenting them at the SAEM annual meeting in Las Vegas," said Jody Vogel, MD, MPH, SAEM19 program committee chair.

Plenary Session Abstracts and Presenters

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Jeffrey Perry, MD, MSc University of Ottawa
Prospective Multicenter Validation of the Canadian Transient Ischemic Attack Score for Predicting Subsequent Stroke Within Seven Days

10:32 AM - 10:47 AM
Nella Hendley, MA MS4 Wake Forest School of Medicine
Sex and Race Differences in Safety and Effectiveness of a Chest Pain-Accelerated Diagnostic Protocol

10:49 AM - 11:04 AM
Louis Yu, MD, MA University of California, San Francisco
Aortic/Great Vessel Injury in the Pan-Scan Era

11:06 AM - 11:21 AM
Jonathan Casey, MD Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Bag-Mask Ventilation During Tracheal Intubation of Critically Ill Adults

11:23 AM - 11:38 AM
Keith Kocher, MD, MPH University of Michigan
Emergency Care Quality Imaging Benchmarks in a Statewide Collaborative: Estimated Excess and Associated Spending

11:40 AM - 11:55 AM
Robert Welch, MD, MS Wayne State University School of Medicine
Serum Biomarker Panel Outperforms the Canadian Computed Tomography Head Rule for Diagnosing Traumatic Intracranial Injury

All abstract findings are embargoed until date and time of delivery.

SAEM19 will be held May 14-17, 2019 at The Mirage Las Vegas, 3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Reporters and others may follow key developments on the SAEM19 website, on the SAEM Facebook page, or @SAEMonline, #SAEM19. To obtain press credentials to attend the plenary presentations, contact Stacey Roseen, SAEM Director of Communications and Publications, at


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

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