Symposium Highlights Emergency Medicine Around the Globe


The UCSF Emergency Medicine Interest group is hosting the 3rd Annual NorCal Emergency Medicine Symposium on Saturday, January 16 at the Parnassus Campus.

The conference will feature keynote speaker Jason Prystowsky who will speak about his broad experience including working in such places as the Navajo Indian reservation in Arizona, the Rosebud Indian reservation in South Dakota, in Uganda, Haiti, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Antarctica, and in Sudan with Medicins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders.

There will also be speakers on ultrasound, Burning Man Medicine, pediatric emergency medicine, and international medicine/global health. There will be hands-on workshops (FAST exams, central venous access, nerve blocks, trauma basics, wilderness medicine and more), residency program directors from multiple bay area programs, career panel featuring MDs, NPs, PharmDs who practice various aspects of emergency care and food.
The event is open to students around the state, but UCSF students specifically can attend this conference for one elective credit (Course code EM 170.12).

Price of admission is $13 before January 13 ($15 after) and includes breakfast, lunch, and wine/cheese networking reception at the end of the day.
Individuals can learn more about the conference and register at: