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Educating residents, medical school students, undergraduates and the rest of the Emergency Medicine world...

UPCOMING Conferences:
Organization Dates Location Abstracts    Deadline  Registration                  Dates Website
(Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine
Sept. 22-25, 2013 Hilton Quebec Hotel
Quebec City, QC, Canada
n/a n/a
(American Academy of Emergency Medicine)
Feb. 11-15, 2014 New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 1-212-586-7000
opens in early fall 2013 open fall 2013
(Association of American Medical Colleges)
 November 1-6, 2013 AAMC 2013 Annual Meeting; Loews Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Four Seasons Philadelpha and Philadelphia Marriott Downtown   n/a

open through Oct. 25,2013
(American Academy of Pediatrics)
Oct. 26-29, 2013 Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL April 13, 2013 June 3, 2013
(American College of Emergency Physicians)
Oct. 14-17, 2014 Washington State Conference Center                                800 Conference Place   Seattle, WA  98101 n/a
(Accrediation Council for Graduate Medical Education)
Feb. 27- Mar 2, 2014  Gaylord National          National Harbor, Maryland Late Sept. through mid Nov.

  mid Nov.-

  end of Jan.
(American Heart Association)
Nov. 16-20, 2013 Dallas Convention Center Dallas, TX April 17 - June 5, 2013
(Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology)
May 1-3, 2014 Sheraton Centre Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
n/a n/a
(Basica Cardiovascular Sciences)
Jul 22-25, 2013 Paris Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada 
closed open
(Council for Emergency Medicine Residency Directors)
n/a n/a n/a n/a
(International Stroke Conference)
Feb. 11-14, 2014 San Diego Convention Center                               111 W Harbor Dr                San Diego, CA Nov. 6, 2013

Oct. 6, 2013


Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities April 27-29, 2014 Gaylord Opryland       Nashville, TN n/a open
(North American Congress
of Clinical Toxicology)
Sept. 27-Oct. 2, 2014

Hyatt Regency;

Atlanta, GA 
n/a open
(Quality Care and Outcomes Research)
June 2-4, 2014 Hilton Baltimore; Baltimore, MD Closed Opens 1/22/14
(Society for Academic Emergency Medicine)
May 14-17, 2014 ? Dallas, TX ? n/a n/a
(Society for Academic Emergency Medicine)
n/a n/a n/a n/a

Please visit the websites to download abstract submission forms or just to check out the meeting and if your research/idea would be appropriate.  I have posted paper copies of call for abstracts for several of these meetings on the magnet board outside my office.  As always Dr. Trowbridge and I are available to help identify projects that are ongoing in the department and/or advice on how to setup studies.  Office hours are Wednesdays from 11am-2pm or by appointment.



Emergency Medicine Research Office - EMRO

Elaine Lab

Faculty Research
Clinical Research
Disparities in the Successful Enrollment of Study Subjects Involving Informed Consent in the Emergency Department Lea H. Becker, Marcus L. Martin, Chris A. Ghaemmaghami, Pamela A. Ross, Robert E. O’Connor
Current Research Opportunities for Residents
HIV Screening and barriers in testing
Current Newsletter
Important Links


Clinical trials - Currently enrolling & opening soon!


Enrollment Criteria


D-Dimer DVT/PE Exclusionary Sample Collection Project

Siemens, SIEM-7205

(IRB-HSR #17205)

· Age: ≥ 18

· Low to moderate risk of DVT or PE

· D-dimer or imaging ordered

· Not currently treated with anticoagulants

Enrollment: M-F 8a-11p

PIC 1044

PI: David Burt, MD


Trial of Ularitide’s Efficacy and Safety in Patients with Acute Heart Failure


· Age: 18-85

· Emergency visit for CHF

· Symptomatic despite treatment w/ 40mg IV furosemide

· Enroll & dose under 12 hrs of presentation

Enrollment: 24/7

CRC PIC 1044

MD PIC 9692

PI: Chris Ghaemmaghami, MD




· Age: ≥ 10

· Symptoms of lactodectism

· Moderate to severe pain

· Presented to an ED within 24 hours of symptom onset

Enrollment: 24/7

Poison Center 4-0347

PI: Christopher Holstege


Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network


· All ages

· Vehicle made in last 6 years (2007-current) [with exceptions]

· Serious Injuries requiring admission

· May enroll after admission

Enrollment: Monday-Friday

9am - 11:30pm

Lea Becker, Elaine Dube, Nicole Paranich

CRC PIC 1044

PI: Mark Sochor

Copperhead II (COMING SOON)

Drug Study


· Age: ≥ 14

· Single bite on an extremity within 24 hours of treatment

· Identifiable snake

Enrollment: 24/7

The Poison Center


PI: Nathan Charlton, MD


Icatibant for ACE-I Angioedema



· Age: ≥ 18

· Symptom onset within 12 hours from treatment

· At least moderate in severity

Enrollment: 24/7

PIC 1044

PI: David Burt, MD  


Comparing Extended Duration Betrixaban With Standard of Care Enoxaparin for the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in Acute Medically Ill Patients

(IRB-HSR #17376)

· Age: ≥ 40

· Severely - moderate immobilized

· Admitted with: Acute Decompensated Heart Failure; Acute Respiratory Failure; Acute Infection; Acute Rheumatic Disorders; Acute Ischemic Stroke

· Additional VTE Risk Factors

· Exclusion: <47kg, life expectancy <8 weeks, recent major surgery

Enrollment 24/7

PIC 1044

PI: Aditya Sharma, MD

International Medicine

International Medicine

Honduras Guatemala Flower Guatemala Scenery

The University of Virginia
Department of Emergency
Medicine's reach does
not stop at Charlottesville
and its surrounding
communities, it
reaches all over the
world. Physicians and
residents are involved
in educational and clinical
activities around
the world. The premier
program that is spearheading
this charge is 
UVA~Guatemala S.L.C

International Locations
contains some places
that we have been
or are currently involved.

Guatemala Work Guatemala Ditch Guatemala Work
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