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!

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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



Peter Acker, MD
Assistant Professor

Michael Bresler, MD
Clinical Professor

Bernard Dannenberg, MD
Clinical Professor

Laleh Gharahbaghian, MD
Clinical Associate Professor

Ayesha Khan, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Moon Lee, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

S.V. Mahadevan, MD

Jennifer Newberry, MD
Assistant Professor

Alexei Wagner, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Ewen Wang, MD

Ian Brown, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Colin Bucks, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Michael Gisondi, MD
Associate Professor

Phillip Harter, MD
Associate Professor

Viveta Lobo, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jason Lowe, DO
Clinical Assistant Professor

Cori Poffenberger, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Matthew Strehlow, MD
Associate 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.

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!

Jan Shoenberger, MD
Dr. Shoenberger has gained recognition as a speaker on the national level at ACEP's annual Scientific Assembly and at several other courses. In addition to her board certification in Emergency Medicine, she became board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine in 2010.