Leadership Summit

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MNACEP Emergency Medicine Leadership Summit 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST
Westin Edina Galleria | 3201 Galleria, Edina, MN


7:15-8:00 AM
Check in/Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:15 AM
The State of Emergency Medicine in MN and Nationally – Dave Milbrandt MD / Jay Kaplan MD

8:15-9:00 AM
Nurses Are from Saturn, Physicians from Jupiter, Administrators from Mars: How Can We Speak the Same Language? – Jay Kaplan MD, Past President, ACEP
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9:00-9:45 AM
Panel: Combating Burnout;
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  • Jay Kaplan MD, FACEP
  • Rick Winters MD
  • Callie Schnitker MD
  • Alicia Bravo, RN

9:45-10:15 AM
Break/Time with Vendors

10:15-11:00 AM
ED Simulation Flea Market – Jessie Nelson, MD
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11:00-11:45 AM
Best Practices in Rural/Regional Emergency Department Operations

  • eEmergency: Transforming Rural Health Care – Kelly Rhone, MD | View Presentation
  • Community Emergency Department Stroke Management: Advancing Care through EMS and Nursing Stroke Alert Activation – Rebecca Holcomb, MD | View Presentation
  • Rural Emergency Nursing Staff Engagement: Art of Wooing Your Team – Jill Sawyer, RN | View Presentation

11:45-12:30 PM
LUNCH with Vendors

12:30-1:30 PM
Legislative Panel

  • Matt Dean (R) – Chair Health & Human Services Committee, Finance
  • Joe Schomaker (R) – Chair, Health & Human Services Committee, Policy
  • Buck McAlpin, MNACEP Legislative Consultant

1:30-2:00 PM
Management of the Agitated Child – Ashley Strobel, MD
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2:00-2:30 PM
Break/Time with Vendors

2:30-3:30 PM
Best Practices in Urban Emergency Department Operations

4:30 PM
Upfront and Back-End Strategies to Reduce Patient Crowding in the ED – Jay Kaplan MD, Past President, ACEP
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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Emergency Physicians and Minnesota Chapter, ACEP.

The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 5.5 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.


  • Alicia Bravo, RN, BAN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN – Staff Nurse, Emergency Medicine, HCMC
  • Matt Dean, MN State Representative, District 38B; Chair, Health & Human Services Committee, Finance
  • Heather Heaton, MD, FACEP – Senior Associate Consultant, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mayo Clinic; Instructor of Emergency Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • Rebecca L. Holcomb, MD, FACEP – ED Section Chief, Essentia Health, St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Brainerd, MN
  • Jay Kaplan, MD, FACEP – Immediate Past President, American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Kurt Isenberger, MD, FACEP – Medical Director, Emergency Medicine, Regions Hospital; Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, University of Minnesota
  • Dave Milbrandt, MD, FACEP – President, MNACEP; Vice President Medical Affairs, Medical Director, Emergency Services, Fairview Lakes Regional Medical Center
  • Jessie Nelson, MD, FACEP – Emergency Physician, Director of Emergency Medicine Education Research, Regions Hospital; Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, U of MN
  • Kelly Rhone, MD, FACEP – Medical Director, Outreach and Innovation, Avera eCare
  • Jill Sawyer, BS, RN, CEN – ED/Trauma Program Nurse Manager, FirstLight Health System, Mora, MN
  • Callie Schnitker, MD – Chief Resident, Emergency Medicine, Regions Hospital
  • Joseph Shomacker, MN State Representative, District 22A; Chair, Health & Human Services Committee, Policy
  • Ashley Strobel, MD – Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital
  • Heidi Walz, MD – Emergency Medicine Staff, North Memorial Health Care, Robbinsdale, MN
  • Richard Winters, MD, FACEP – Chair, Midwest Finance Committee, Department of Emergency Medicine; Medical Director, Leadership Excellence Program, Mayo Clinic Care Network, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Planning Committee

  • Donald Lum, MD, FACEP – Co-Chair
  • Heather Heaton, MD, FACEP
  • David Milbrandt, MD, FACEP
  • Kurt Isenberger, MD, FACEP
  • Lane Patten, MD, FACEP – Co-Chair
  • Drew Zinkel, MD, FACEP
  • Shari Augustin – Executive Director, MNACEP