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Preliminary Conference Programme

Friday 12 April: 8.00: welcome and registration

9.00 – 10.30 Session I:  Ethics and administration

Kamal Kallab, Michel Daher

Why patient confidentiality is important? Beatrice Chami

Ethical Decision-Making in the ED: Lina Younan Sabbagh

Leadership in the ED: François Braun

Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30 Session II:

Internal Medicine

Antoine Aoun, Alain Tanios

Pitfalls in the abdominal pain presentation in the ED: Elsy Jabbour

Gastrointestinal bleeding: Youri Yordanov

Anticoagulants related bleeding: Karim Tazarourte

Keynote lecture I

12.30 – 13.00. Elie Abi Chebl

Rapid Sequence Intubation, Still up to date? Jean Cyrille Pitteloud

Lunch break

14.00 – 15.30 Session III:   Cardiopulmonary emergencies 

Nicolas Moussallem,

Taha Bazarbachi

Management of Atrial Fibrillation in the ED: Claude Semaan

New Approach to Severe Asthma: Mirna Waked

Management of Pneumothorax in the ED: Khalil Diab

Prehospital needle decompression in tension pneumothorax: Maud Michaloux

Coffee break

16.00-17.45Session IV: Pediatric Emergencies 

Juliana Souaiby, Sylvana Zoghbi

Febrile Seizures in the ED: Rasha Sawaya

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in infants and children: Najib Hanna

Acute abdominal pain in children: Rêva Matta

Management of pain in children in the ED: Jean Cyrille Pitteloud  

18.00 – 18.30: Keynote lecture II 

Kamal Kallab, Wissam Rizk

Management of ischemic Stroke: Michel Mawad


Opening ceremony


(18.30 – 19.30) 

Opening lecture: Explanatory factors influencing Emergency medicine demand: Luis Garci-Castrillo Riesgo (EuSEM president)

LSEM president, Mazen Al Sayyed

SFMU president, Karim Tazarourte

SAMU – Urgences de France president : François Braun

President of the Order of Nurses in Lebanon: Myrna Abi Abdallah Dumit

President of the Order of Physicians in the north, Omar Ayache

Dean of the LAU school of Medicine

President of the congress, Joseph Chami

Signature of the collaboration protocol between the LAU SoM and HNDM

Saturday 13 April

8.30 – 10.00: Session V  

Quality management

Rachid Rahme, Wafaa Maalouf

New quality indicators in the ED: Enrique Casalino

Quality Improvement in the ED: Abir Kurdi Alame

Mortality and morbidity review in the ED: Valérie Homier

Medical errors in the ED: How to prevent it: Youri Yordanov

10.10 – 10.30: Keynote lecture III

Enrique Casalino

ED Accreditation: What you should know, Wafaa Maalouf

Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30: Session VI:  Toxicology: Interactive session directed by Bruno Megarbane

Nathalie Rizk, Leyla Safi


·         Paracetamol Intoxication, updates in 2019,

·         Toxic Coma: When to intubate,

·         Antidotes: What you should know,

Real cases of clinical toxicology: Chadi Tawil, Line Abdo, Marie Rose Rizk

12.30 – 13.00: Session VII:  Literature Review

Youri Yordanov, Ramzi Nakhle

Pediatric and adult EM articles that would change your practice

Rasha Sawaya and Chady Tawil

Lunch break

14.00 – 15.00: Session VIII: 


Samir Challita, Mariana Helou

Indications for US in the ED: Ralph Bou Chebel

Challenges of implementing an ultrasound program in the ED: Valérie Homier


15.00 – 16.15: Session IX:  Simulation

Vanda Abi Raad,

Jean Cyrille Pitteloud

Mass Casualty Incident Simulation: Guillaume Alinier

“Tabletop” exercise approach in Mass Casualty: Maud Michaloux

Simulation methods in Emergency Care education:  Karim Tazarourte

16.30 – 17.00: Keynote lecture IV

Valérie Homier

Artificial intelligence: Francois Braun


Closing remarks: Beatrice Chami & Nagi Soauiby