Cardiac Emergencies: Catastrophes on the Floor – When You Become the ED!

Cardiac Emergencies: Catastrophes on the Floor – When You Become the ED!
Mon Jun 10, 2024 - Thu Jun 13, 2024
7:30am-12:50pm EST
Embassy Suites by Hilton, Sarasota, Florida
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Live Webinar Access Information

Webinars are held via zoom and the Wednesday prior to the conference start date, an email will be sent with the zoom link.

Presented By


  • J. David Gatz, MD, FACEP, FAAEM (Learn More)
    Assistant Professor Department of Emergency Medicine University of Maryland School of Medicine Associate Medical Director, Adult Emergency Department University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Kenneth H. Butler, D.O., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.A.E.M., F.A.C.O.E.P. (Learn More)
    Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Associate Residency Director and Educational Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
  • Leen Abdullah Alblaihed, MBBS, MHA, FAAEM, FACEP (Learn More)
    Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine. Director, Cardiovascular Pre-Clinical Course, University of Maryland School of Medicine. Director, ECG course, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland Medical System

Course Outline

Date Session Time Speaker Topic # Topic
6/10/2024 1-1 7:30am-8:30am Alblaihed 222 Dangerous ECGs: Not so “Complex”
1-2 8:35am-9:35am Alblaihed 225 Wacky and Tachy ECGs: Understanding Tachyarrhythmias
1-3 9:40am-10:40am Gatz 232 Pulmonary Embolism: When the Right goes Wrong (Part 1)
1-4 10:45am-11:45am Butler 238 Pulmonary Embolism: When the Right goes Wrong (Part 2)
1-5 11:50am-12:50pm Butler 239 Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don’t: Managing Pulmonary Hypertension and the Spiral of Death
6/11/2024 2-1 7:30am-8:30am Gatz 233 Fast Fibs: Managing A-Fib RVR
2-2 8:35am-9:35am Alblaihed 227 Fast and Furious: Deadly Tachyarrhythmias
2-3 9:40am-10:40am Gatz 234 A Ripping Disaster: Aortic Dissection
2-4 10:45am-11:45am Butler 240 Chest Pain in Pregnancy: Grave Dangers in the Gravid
2-5 11:50am-12:50pm Butler 241 The Pressure is on: Hypertensive Emergencies
6/12/2024 3-1 7:30am-8:30am Alblaihed 236 MI and Mimics: ECG
3-2 8:35am-9:35am Alblaihed 230 Worrisome ECGs: To Cath or Not to Cath
3-3 9:40am-10:40am Gatz 235 Bradycardia: Moving Fast when Your Patient is Slow
3-4 10:45am-11:45am Butler 244 The Failing Heart: CHF Exacerbations
3-5 11:50am-12:50pm Gatz 237 Road Closed Ahead! Caring for the Bottle of Aortic Stenosis
6/13/2024 4-1 7:30am-8:30am Butler 462 Heart Squeeze: Pericardial Tamponade
4-2 8:35am-9:35am Gatz 461 Fighting Back Against Cardiogenic Shock
4-3 9:40am-10:40am Alblaihed 231 In Pace Of Emergency: When Pacemakers Go Haywire
4-4 10:45am-11:45am Alblaihed 229 Probing Your Way through Chest Pain and Shortness of Breath: How POCUS Will Change Your Management
4-5 11:50am-12:50pm Butler 243 A Code Book for the Coding Patient



American Medical Seminars, Inc. designates these live activities for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Non-US Licensed Physicians

The American Medical Association has determined that physicians not licensed in the US who participate in these CME activities are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.


PAs may claim a maximum of 20 Category 1 Credits for completing these activities. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Nurse Practitioners (NPs)

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) also accepts continuing medical education (CME) approved for CME hours sponsored by organizations, agencies, or educational institutions accredited or approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

Accreditation Statement 

AMS - ACCMEAmerican Medical Seminars, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


202 N Tamiami Trail
Embassy Suites by Hilton, Sarasota
United States


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The special room rate will be available on a first come first serve basis until the group block is sold-out.

      • Register by  May 10th, 2024 to take advantage of preferred rates

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Other Accommodations


Aloft Sarasota

Located within a 3-minute drive to the conference venue. The Aloft Sarasota hotel offers a convenient downtown location. Aloft Sarasota is one block away from Main Street and Sarasota Bayfront.

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Things To Do

Immerse Yourself in Sarasota

As a top family vacation destination in the US, Sarasota is renowned for its cultural and environmental amenities. Not only are we the home to the #2 beach in the US (per TripAdvisor), but Sarasota is also a mecca for patrons of the arts and has the highest concentration of Zagat® rated restaurants in Florida.

Sarasota offers a truly impressive blend of shopping, cuisine, and attractions. So sail into a breathtaking sunset, golf on lush green fairways, explore St. Armands Circle, or just relax and sink your toes into some of the finest sand in the world. If you’re not grabbing your sunblock already, keep reading for all Sarasota has to offer!

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The most notable beach in the area is Siesta Key Beach, with its stunning white sand. For those who prefer to go shelling, try out Lido Key. Or take a short drive to Venice Beach for fossilized sharks’ teeth.


Whether you prefer fine dining, beachfront eateries, or lighter fare, Sarasota has the highest concentration of Zagat® rated restaurants in Florida. Here, we enjoy outdoor dining year round with everything from ocean to skyline views!


From aquariums and spring training to botanical gardens and airboat tours, there is something for everyone in Sarasota. You may even catch our very own Chalk Festival or the Siesta Key Classic Crystal, a sand sculpting festival during your visit.

Arts & Culture

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art houses a world-renowned collection, the Circus Museum, Ca’ d’Zan, and Bayfront Gardens. You will also find the Historic Asolo Theater on the premises. In fact, Sarasota’s performing arts scene rivals those of much larger cities.

Sports & Outdoor Activities

Sarasota has world-class aquatics and rowing facilities, as well as one of the largest polo clubs in the country. Whether paddle boarding in Sarasota Bay or running the Legacy Trail, you’re sure to find something to get your heart racing.

Golf Courses

Sarasota and the surrounding area is home to dozens of golf courses, both public and private. Historic designs and natural terrain welcome golfers to Southwest Florida, where white sand bunkers, sparkling water, and palm trees dot every course.


Whatever your shopping preferences, Sarasota has something to suit your needs. Spend the afternoon in historic St. Armand’s Circle, visit the Ellenton Outlet Mall just 20 minutes north, or enjoy the high-end open-air shops of University Town Center.

AMS Cancellation Policy: Though we hope you consider transferring your registration to a different conference instead of cancelling, American Medical Seminars offers the best cancellation policy of any CME conference company! Cancel for ANY reason prior to the first day of the conference and we will refund 100% of your registration fee.

International attendees often require an Invitation Letter. If we issued you an Invitation Letter to attend an American Medical Seminars conference and you need to cancel your registration, there will be a deduction of $150 from your registration fee to cover the cost of your Invitation Letter.

Disclaimer: In the event that AMS is required to cancel a live conference, registrants will receive a full refund within 7 business days. AMS is not responsible for charges associated with cancelled flights or hotel rooms.