25th Annual Scientific Assembly

Breve Dulce

Formerly known as the PK Talks

In 2014, the AAEM Scientific Assembly introduced the Pecha Kucha (PK) sessions: an innovative, fast-paced series of lectures that was the first of its kind at a major emergency medicine conference, and is now an annual attendee favorite.

Same exciting talks – new updated name!
For 2019, we are excited to announce that these sessions are getting a makeover, with a new name that fully captures the spirit of these sessions: Breve Dulce, which is derived from breve et dulce – Latin for “short and sweet.”

What is Breve Dulce?
These rapid-fire talks will cover a variety of important topics. The Breve format is a succinct, high-level overview in less than seven minutes (short) of EM pearls that you can immediately put to use in your everyday practice (sweet).

Plan to catch the nearly three-dozen Breve Dulce talks at AAEM19 to round out your educational experience!


Breve Dulce Schedule

Monday, March 11, 2019 - Session 218

10:15am-10:25am Getting Under Their Skin: Using Ultrasound to Aid in Diagnosis of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections | Allison Zanaboni, MD
10:25am-10:35am If MacGyver was an Emergency Physician | Amy F. Ho, MD
10:35am-10:45am Lab Tests: Common Assumptions that May Hurt Patients | Andrew W. Phillips, MD MEd FAAEM
10:45am-10:55am The Obese Airway - Preventing the Clean Kill | Brian Parker, MD
10:55am-11:05am To Scan or Not to Scan: That is the Question | Elizabeth PD Pontius, MD, RDMS, FAAEM
11:05am-11:15am Traumatic Ocular Emergencies | Gregory Patek, MD OD FAAEM
11:15am-11:25am Compassionate Extubation: Not Just Pulling the Plug | David H. Wang, MD
11:25am-11:35am Checking Urine in Infants: Who, How, and Why | Ilene Claudius, MD FAAEM FAAP FACEP
11:35am-11:45am Narcotic Abuse in America: Past, Present and Future | James R. Gill, MD MBA FAAEM
11:45am-11:55am Afib Cardioversion in the ED: A Shocking New Approach | Laura J. Bontempo, MD MEd FAAEM
11:55am-12:05pm Don't Get Angry - Get MAD! Intranasal Medications in the Adult Patient | Jeffery A. Baker, MD FAAEM

Monday, March 11, 2019 - Session 268

4:00pm-4:10pm Hyperacute Management of Massive Upper GI Bleed | Jennifer Fisher-Repanshek, MD FAAEM
4:10pm-4:20pm 4 Years of Legalized Marijuana | Karen A. Randall, DO FAAEM
4:20pm-4:30pm High Risk Back Pain - Spinal Epidural Abscess | Ketan Patel, MD
4:30pm-4:40pm Medical Apps to Help Your Clinical Practice | Michael C. Bond, MD FAAEM FACEP
4:40pm-4:50pm The Subclavian Line - the Resuscitation Line of Champions | Jason Hine, MD FAAEM
4:50pm-5:00pm Patient in Cardiac Arrest Has a Dilated Right Ventricle. It's a Massive PE, Right? | Matthew L. Wong, MD MPH FAAEM
5:00pm-5:10pm Is There a Doctor on the Plane? | Sherri L. Rudinsky, MD FAAEM
5:10pm-5:20pm Feel the Heat - Thermal Imaging in the ED | Michael S. Pulia, MD MS FAAEM
5:20pm-5:30pm Pitfalls of Vanc/Zosyn | Michael E. Takacs, MD MS FAAEM
5:30pm-5:40pm That's a Loooong QT | Katrina Kissman, MD FAAEM
5:40pm-5:50pm Can I Send That Neutropenic Fever Home? | Sarah B. Dubbs, MD FAAEM

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - Session 318

10:15am-10:25am Lactate Schmactate: Less than Lethal Causes of Hyperlactatemia | Matthew D. Zuckerman, MD FAAEM
10:25am-10:35am Five Things to Know About Antihistamines | Zachary Repanshek, MD FAAEM
10:35am-10:45am Point of Care Resiliency | Robert P. Lam, MD FAAEM
10:45am-10:55am Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest: Where Are We Now? | Genese Lamare, MD FAAEM
10:55am-11:05am 3 Things to Do for Every Patient Above 75 | Danya Khoujah, MBBS FAAEM
11:05am-11:15am Syncope Made Easy as 1-2-3 | Andrew Grock, MD FAAEM
11:15am-11:25am TXA: Swiss Army Knife of Bleeding | Richard M. Pescatore II, DO FAAEM
11:25am-11:35am Pregnant & Puking | Julie Vieth, MBChB FAAEM
11:35am-11:45am The Dark Side of the NSAID's - When Dose Makes a Difference | Sergey M. Motov, MD FAAEM
11:45am-11:55am Air Under Pressure: Go Big or Go Home  | Rahul Bhat, MD FAAEM
11:55am-12:05pm Reading CT Perfusion Scans | Ryan P. Radecki, MD MS FAAEM