Annual Meeting

2018 Summit to Sound

We’re Pulling Together an Impressive Lineup of Speakers

Join WA-ACEP May 31-June 1, 2018 for our annual Summit to Sound Meeting at Bell Harbor Conference Center in Seattle. We’re hosting national speakers – Drs. Brian Lin, Ryan Radecki, Megan Ranney, and Ashley Shreves – in a beautiful location.

May 31-June 1
Bell Harbor Conference Center
Seattle, WA

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Online Registration is now closed. We still have room available — Register onsite at the Bell Harbor Conference Center.

Featured Speakers
Thursday Workshops
Climate Change Session
Hotel Accommodations
Call for Posters
CME Information
Exhibitor Information


Featured Speakers

Brian Lin, MD, FACEP, is an ABEM-certified Emergency Physician.  He graduated AOA from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2005.  He completed Emergency Medicine residency at the Stanford/Kaiser program in 2008, after which he served for one year as the Academic & Administrative Fellow (formerly Chief Resident).  He is currently in active clinical practice at Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco.  He is a volunteer Assistant Professor at UCSF and regularly lectures to emergency medicine residents at the UCSF/SFGH and Stanford/Kaiser programs.

Dr. Lin founded the med-ed site Closing the Gap initially developed as an “on-the-fly” reference for physicians-in-training at his hospital to perform suturing techniques in the ED.  The site continues to serve as a resource for Emergency Medicine physicians, residents, and medical students, as well as nurse practitioners and physician assistants, who deal with the care of traumatic lacerations.

Ryan Radecki, MD, MS, FACEP, is the author of Emergency Medicine Literature of Note. He is a staff physician at Kaiser Permanente NW, Chair of the Institutional Review Board, and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. He also completed an AHRQ T32 Training Program in patient safety and quality, leading to board certification in clinical informatics. His interests include knowledge translation, decision support, and predictive analytics.


Megan Ranney, MD, MPH, FACEP, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital/Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Director and Founder of the Brown Emergency Digital Health Innovation program (; and Director of Special Projects in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Ranney’s career focus is on developing, testing, and disseminating digital health interventions for high-risk emergency department patients. She is currently Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on 6 federally funded grants and has over 80 peer-reviewed publications. She holds numerous national positions, including serving on the Board of Directors for the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, as an editor for Annals of Emergency Medicine, and as former Chair of the ACEP Trauma and Injury Prevention Section and Co-Chair of the ACEP Firearm Research Technical Advisory Group. She is also the proud mother of two grade-school children and wife of a small business owner. She is active on Twitter @meganranney.

Ashley Shreves, MD, FACEP, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Chemistry from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. She went on to receive a doctor of Medicine degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine located in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Shreves completed a Residency in Emergency Medicine with St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. She then completed a Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Most recently, she has spent her time practicing emergency medicine and has held the position of Associate Program Director for the Emergency Medicine residency program at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital. Dr. Shreves is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.


Thursday, May 31, 2018 – Bell Harbor International Conference Center

0800 Registration

0900 – 1130 – Ultrasound Vascular Access Workshop – Michael Perrault, MD; Matt Nilan, DO & Adeyinka Adedipe, MD

0900 – 1130 – Advanced Techniques in Difficult Conversation and Conflict Resolution Workshop – Paul Charlton, MD; Stephen Anderson, MD; Annie Chipman, MD; & Patrick Solari, MD

1130 – 1300 Lunch (on your own)

1200 Registration

1300-1330 Welcome & Introduction – Bay Auditorium

  • ACEP Update – ACEP Board Members Stephen Anderson, MD and Christopher Kang, MD

1330 – 1430 – Literature Update – Ryan Radecki, MD

1430 – 1515- Wellness Strategies: Individual and System-Wide – Enrique Enguidanos, MD, Steve Marshall, MD, and John Matheson, MD

1515 – 1545 – Break / Exhibits / Poster Display

1545 – 1630 – Preventing Firearm Injury: What You Can Do, Now – Megan Ranney, MD

1630 – 1715 – Imaging in Stroke – Ryan Radecki, MD

1715 – 1800 – Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

1800 – 1915 – Residents’ Event

Friday, June 1, 2018 – Bell Harbor International Conference Center

0700 – 0800 – Registration/Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

0800 – 0900 – *Oncologic Emergencies in the ED: Recognizing and Managing Adverse Reactions Associated With Modern Cancer Therapies Essential Guidance for Emergency Medicine Specialists – Daniel Pallin, MD, MPH
*This CME/CE activity is jointly provided by Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from AstraZeneca.

0900 – 0945 – Why We Need Palliative Care – Ashley Shreves, MD

0945-1030 – Reconceptualizing the ED Through Digital Health – Megan Ranney, MD

1030 – 1100 –  Break / Exhibits / Poster Display

1100 – 1130 – The Perfect Laceration Repair: An Evidence-Based Approach – Brian Lin, MD

1130 – Noon –  How to Talk about Code Status – Ashley Shreves, MD

Noon – 1315 – WA-ACEP Business/Awards Lunch

1315-1415 – Wound Care Potpourri: Audience Choice of Topics – Brian Lin, MD

1415- 1445 – Break / Exhibits / Poster Display

1445 – 1530 – Process Improvement Projects – A Panel with WA-ENA Leaders from PeaceHealth St John Medical Center: Triage, Stroke Triage Education and Metrics, Communication

Erica Diede, MD, ED Director; Mathea Koski, ED Manager; Katie Johnson, MS, RN, CEN, Stroke Coordinator; Wayne VanHamme, BSN RN CEN Relief charge nurse ED (Colonel, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, Retired); Beth Hotaling, BSN, RN, CEN Designated Charge Nurse; Sara Brenner-Williams, RN, BSN, Staff Nurse; Jen Gunnip, ED Tech; and Tami Wheeldon, BSN, RN, CEN, Staff Nurse, President-Elect WA-ENA 2018

1530 – 1615 – Health Impacts of Climate Change Panel – Jeremy Hess, MD, MPH

1615 – Adjourn

Ultrasound Vascular Access Workshop
Thursday, May 31
9-11:30 am
This hands-on workshop is designed for practitioners who are responsible for vascular access. Learn how to utilize bedside ultrasonography to obtain both peripheral and central venous access and therefore improve your success rates and patient care. Live models and medical simulation phantoms are utilized to practice hands-on skills. Upon completion, participants will receive an attestation form for training examinations.

Advanced Techniques in Difficult Conversations and Conflict Resolution Workshop
Thursday, May 31
9-11:30 am

What’s the patient encounter that you dread? That makes you cringe?  That keeps you awake at night after your shift? Typically it isn’t an issue of medical knowledge—you’ve got that covered.  It’s the uncomfortable interpersonal encounters that cause the real heartburn. It’s those situations you never learn how to handle in residency, and now that you work by yourself you wonder, “How do others deal with this situation?”

This session aims to share tips and strategies to better handle those situations.  From navigating personality disorders to verbally de-escalating tense situations to managing sensitive conversations, this 2.5 hour interactive session will provide practical tools for Emergency Physicians to more confidently manage the conflicts and difficult encounters that arise in our clinical work.

Utilizing small group formats, improvisational actors, and participants’ real experiences, this will be a fun, interactive skill building session.  We will introduce practical frameworks drawn from multiple fields and practice skills that you can directly use in your next ED shift.

Climate Change Session
Friday, June 1
3:30-4:15 pm
This session will explore the science of climate change and its potential impact on the practice of emergency medicine. We will also discuss the role of the emergency physician in responding to climate-related disasters and opportunities in advocacy and social emergency medicine.

Hotel Accommodations

A room block has been reserved at The Edgewater Hotel. Please use this link for reservations. $269/night. Cut off date is April 30 or when our hotel room block sells out.

Poster Presentations

Call for Posters – WA ACEP 2018
Poster Rules

CME Information

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 Washington 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 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  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 11.75 hours of ACEP Category I credit