Voices of Essentials

During EEM 2014, we launched the onsite Hippo Education recording studio. The reason was simple: we wanted to gather the life stories of those who work the frontlines in the Emergency Department. You have all heard Mel say, “What you do matters” countless times. Now, you’ll get to hear the stories behind those words – your stories. In this new series, “Voices of Essentials,” we will bring you, with each new episode, real stories from the people who affect the lives of those seeking care in the ED.

Our first installment features Major Al Taylor and Dr. Caroline Ehrat sharing their memories of Lt. Colonel Erin Savage, a dedicated EM doctor and flight surgeon in the Royal Canadian Medical Service.

Essentials of EM ED Fellowship 2015 for US EM Residents

Hippo Education, in association with Michelle Lin’s ALiEM and Scott Weingart’s EMCrit, are very excited to announce a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Emergency Medicine residents. The selected residents will work side-by-side with internationally-recognized educators as part of the most popular Emergency Medicine educational conference in the world. Do not miss this chance to be a part of the EEM team!

The Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) conference is one of the largest EM conferences of the year with over 2,000 participants.  This year it will be held at the Cosmopolitan Hotel from October 13-15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  EEM is offering a mini-fellowship to eligible residents within the United States.  Those selected to participate will receive

  • FREE conference registration
  • FREE 4-night hotel stay at the Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas
  • A travel stipend

The Application Process: Only one application submission per resident. Applicants may apply through either Scott Weingart’s www.EMCrit.org or Michelle Lin’s www.aliem.com.  Applicants must be current residents in good standing at an ACGME-accredited Emergency Medicine program in the United States.  Applicants will complete a brief online application and upload material through the online form.  The application process is open now, and the deadline for submissions is June 15, 2015 at 11:59pm PST. Final decisions will be announced August 1, 2015.

 Questions? Contact us at eemedfellow@hippoeducation.com

EEM 2014 Top 10 Video Countdown: #1 Why we do EM

As I write this post and watch this video one more time, I am struck by how powerful a 15-minute talk at Essentials of Emergency Medicine can be. Since its inception 13 years ago, EEM’s primary focus has always been on you, the EM practitioner. Not only did Mel want to change the way we learn, but more importantly, he wanted to provide a meaningful experience to celebrate our humanity – to learn, share, laugh, and cry as a family.

In 2014, Mel Herbert opened our conference with a very personal lecture titled, “Why we do EM.” Four simple words that elicit powerfully different responses from each of us. The answer is not so simple…it invariably revolves around a personal and intimate story. So, it’s only fitting that we end this countdown with the man who started it all.

Thank you for watching the 2014 countdown, and we hope all of you will join us in Las Vegas, on October 13-15, 2015, as we write the next chapter in the evolution of EEM.

Essentials… “It’s more than education.” ™

EEM 2014 Top 10 Number 1

EEM 2014 Top 10 Video Countdown: #2 Ketamine in trauma

Ketamine in head trauma? Seriously? If you know anything about Billy Mallon, then you know that this isn’t your average, run-of-the-mill lecture! Year after year, Billy is one of the highest rated speakers at Essentials of EM. Watch this video, and you’ll see why!

Having said that, rumors having been swirling about Billy’s instant-viral “Pericoital Emergencies” talk that was supposed to be in this slot, but cooler heads prevailed. Log into your Essentials account and you’ll see why this legendary talk should remain available for subscribers only and not in the wild for the kids to see.

Subscribe today for your EEM 2014 Digital package to watch this and more than 100 spectacular talks. While you’re there, make sure to register for EEM 2015 in Las Vegas, from October 13-15. Experience the magic of Mallon live and uncensored.

Essentials… “It’s more than education.” ™

EEM 2014 Top 10 Number 2

EEM 2014 Top 10 Video Countdown: #3 Lower extremity trauma

I’ll let you in on a little secret. All trauma surgeons are not &*#@. Case in point: Dr. Kenji Inaba. The world’s nicest trauma surgeon enters the EEM 2014 Top 10 countdown at #3.  Years of experience practicing in one of the nation’s busiest and bloodiest trauma centers lends a certain, shall we say, ”credibility” to Kenji’s lecture on penetrating lower extremity trauma. While his lecture contains graphic images and videos, it is packed with several extremely practical clinical pearls. Check out Kenji’s other lectures by ordering your EEM 2014 digital subscription today! Want to see him, and other wildly popular master educators, live?

Register today, to guarantee your seat for EEM 2015 in Las Vegas, from October 13-15, 2015. You do not want to miss this show!

Essentials… “It’s more than education.” ™


EEM 2014 Top 10 Number 3