Emergency Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine Research Day

Our third annual EM Research Day will be held on March 25, 2015, in the new Smilow Center for Translational Research.

EM Research Day is a terrific opportunity for the entire department to come together and learn about each other’s scholarly activity. Last year, we had 34 poster presenters, 5 presenters who faced the EM “Shark Tank” panelists, and 7 oral presentations from a diverse group (nurses, residents, faculty, and fellows from PPMC, PAH, CHOP, and HUP - the whole spectrum of who we are as a department), and feedback about the event was outstanding.

This year, our guest of honor and keynote speaker is Sheldon Cheskes, MD. Oral presentations will immediately follow the keynote address, and the poster session will be held from 12:30 to 3pm. This event is open to the public.

Keynote Speaker: Sheldon Cheskes, MD

University of Toronto

"Advanced resuscitation techniques and therapies
in prehospital care"

Dr. Cheskes

Dr. Cheskes has an academic appointment as an Assistant Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto. He has a research appointment as a Collaborating investigator at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, University of Toronto. He is the CO-PI for the Toronto site of the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium. Dr. Cheskes is recognized as an authority in the area of CPR quality and has spoken and published extensively in the area of cardiac arrest resuscitation. His other research interests include prehospital airway management and prehospital systems of myocardial infarction care.

Rubenstein Auditorium and Lobby (Atrium level)

...enter through Perelman Center main lobby, take escalators up to the atrium level and make a right turn.


  • Oral #1 11:00 — Maggie Samuels-Kalow and Julie Uspal — Patient and Family Preferences for the Pediatric Emergency Department Discharge Process
  • Oral #2 11:15 — Choi, Katherine — Gender Differences in STEMI Activation for Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department
  • Oral #3 11:30 — Shinozaki, Koichiro — Persistent Alterations in Energy Metabolism and Oxygen Consumption following Cardiac Arrest
  • Oral #4 11:45 — Grasso, Carla and Heather Matthew — Bedside nursing handoff study
  • Oral #5 12:00 — Smith, Robert — They have one thing in their tool kit for pain: Patient perspectives of acute pain management in the era of the opioid epidemic
  • Oral #6 12:15 — David Jang — Generation of cardiac-specific cytoplasmic hybrids (cybrids) of different haplogroups and response to mitochondrial toxins

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9:30-9:45 AM Welcome, Opening Remarks
9:45-10:45 AM Keynote Speaker (Sheldon Cheskes, MD)
11-12:30 PM Oral Abstracts
12:30-3 PM Lunch and Posters