Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, Kauai, HI


  • State-of-the-art emergency medicine and acute care CME program
  • Expert faculty who are also outstanding lecturers
  • Hands-on workshops including Critical Care and Procedures, Pediatrics, Point-of-care Ultrasound, Wound Management and many more 
  • Featuring EM:RAP guest speakers including Dr.Mel Herbert
  • Earn up to 26 hours of CME credits

We are back for another great year, our 19th Stanford Symposium on Emergency Medicine in Hawaii! 
The 2018 meeting will take place March 26-30, 2018, at the Grand Hyatt on the beautiful island of Kauai. During the 18 years of our Hawaii symposium, several thousand of you have joined us on Kauai, Maui, and the Big Island, to learn the very latest advances in emergency medicine. 

The conference format includes talks on trauma, critical care, shock, pediatrics, cardiology, wilderness medicine, and many other topics.
There will also be a number of hands-on and engaging, CME skills development workshops, including: Critical Care and Procedures, Pediatrics, Simulation, Point-of-care Ultrasound, Wound Management and many more. And by popular demand, we are bringing back our friends from EM: RAP, for the most innovative, and entertaining style of teaching – including live podcasts straight from our stage!

Bring your family and learn about the latest advances in Emergency Medicine while enjoying this beautiful island. Space is limited, REGISTER today!

Contact Information

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Early Bird Rate (Through 12/31/17)




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Highlights Video


Day 1 – Lectures (8a-1p)

  • · Critical cardiac cases
  • · Critical care ultrasound
  • · One pill that can kill
  • · Applying design thinking to ED operations
  • · Elissa’s Story of Unexplained Weakness
  • · Ultrasound in the undifferentiated dyspnea patient
  • · EKG Pearls
  • · 2018 Trauma Literature Update: Articles that will change your practice



Michael Bresler, MD
Clinical Professor

Ian Brown, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Laleh Gharahbaghian, MD
Clinical Associate Professor

Michael Gisondi, MD
Associate Professor

Moon Lee, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Viveta Lobo, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Cori Poffenberger, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Matthew Strehlow, MD
Associate Professor

Colin Bucks, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Bernard Dannenberg, MD
Clinical Professor

Phillip Harter, MD
Associate Professor

Ayesha Khan, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jason Lowe, DO
Clinical Assistant Professor

S.V. Mahadevan, MD

Alexei Wagner, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Sarah Williams, MD
Clinical Associate Professor

Guest Speakers

Jess Mason, MD
EM faculty at UCSF Fresno, EMRAP contributor, EMRAP-HD producer, co-host of C3 and This Won't Hurt a Bit.

Mel Herbert, MD
A multi-award winning educator and lecturer, Mel founded the program based on humor, insight, and the knowledge that EM is the best hardest specialty, but it really matters.

Stuart Swadron, MD
From his years as residency director at USC, his work on EM:RAPEssentials of EM, and thousands of hours of international speaking, he has become known as Captain Cortex!