24th Annual Scientific Assembly

April 7-11, 2018
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina - San Diego, CA

Think You Can Interpret an EKG?

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Salon 25 | 1:00pm-5:00pm


Course Description

This Advanced EKG interpretation course is designed for emergency physicians seeking more experience in critical EKG analysis for acute care settings. The course will encourage systematic review of EKGs with emphasis of important differentials, including prolonged QRS, ST-segment elevation and T-wave inversion.

The course will present an approach to difficult and challenging EKG assessment. Topics to be covered include a review of basic interpretation, ischemia and infarction, as well as various important EKG diagnoses. A series of challenging EKGs will be provided for discussion.

Credit Designation Statement
The American Academy of Emergency Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Course Fee

  • AAEM Member: $400
  • Non-AAEM Member: $550
  • AAEM/RSA Resident Member: Free


Note: The Think You Can Interpret an EKG? is full at this time. To be added to the wait list, please email Darcy Welsh at



Learning Objectives

  1. Describe a systematic review of an EKG, including axis, intervals, ST-segment, and T-wave abnormalities.
  2. List a differential diagnosis for prolonged QRS complexes, and compare criteria that identify each.
  3. Identify four STEMI equivalents that require urgent intervention after presentation.


Tentative Course Schedule

Saturday, April 7th, 2018


Susan Torrey, MD FAAEM


Review of EKG Interpretation
Susan Torrey, MD FAAEM


Ischemia and Infarct Patterns
Ashley Deutsch, MD




Miscellaneous, But Important
Susan Torrey, MD FAAEM and Ashley Deutsch, MD

Speakers, titles and times are subject to change.


Course Director

Susan Torrey, MD FAAEM
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA


Course Faculty

Ashley Deutsch, MD
Clinical Instructor, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Longmeadow, MA


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