EMerald Coast 2022 Recap

Attendees from 18 states gathered in Sandestin, Fla., June 5-9, for the regional meeting of emergency medicine providers. EMerald Coast Conference 2022 provided 37 hours of instruction including optional APP Boot Camp and workshops. Education sessions included topics ranging from patient care, to legal considerations and updates on the state of emergency medicine.

William C. Ferguson, MD, FEMS, of UAB, gave a presentation on The Role of Emergency Medicine in Pre-hospital Care.

Monday evening featured a reception on the Bayside Patio for attendees, exhibitors and their families.

Bryan Balentine, MD, FACEP, of Birmingham, out-going president at the reception with his family. Dr. Balentine served as 2020-2022 AL-ACEP president.

The always popular Garvey Games, a Jeopardy-style quiz competition with residents from across the southeast, was a big hit with attendees.

David Garvey, MD, FACEP, AL-ACEP board member from Fairhope, is pictured explaining the rules of play for the competition named in his honor.

Conference attendees had many opportunities to network with exhibitors that filled the ballrooms and halls outside the meeting rooms.

In-coming president Hamad Husainy, DO, FACEP, is pictured with his family in the conference center. Dr. Husainy will serve until the 2024 annual meeting.

The 2022 poster completion accepted 17 entries. Winning first place in the research category was Christine Shaw, PGY-2, from Louisiana State University Shreveport. Her poster title was, “Evaluation of provider preference with various intubation techniques in simulated difficult airways.”

Christine Shaw, PGY-2, from Louisiana State University Shreveport

Back by popular demand, the Sam Heard Memorial golf tournament was played on The Links Golf Club at Sandestin.

Participants were ready to roll on the beautiful Tuesday afternoon.

Special thanks to Annalise Sorrentino, MD, and Jaron Raper, MD, for their work in planning the conference.

EMerald Coast 2023 Save the Date
Make plans to join us June 5-8, 2023, at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Details coming soon to www.alacep.org.