Eleventh Annual

Emergency Medicine Interest Group Symposium

Emergency Medicine Interest Group Symposium

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Evolution of Our Opioid Epidemic: Perspectives in Humanism & Toxicology

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Program Details

The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine proudly presents the 11th Annual Northeast Emergency Medicine Interest Group Symposium on January 27th. This year we will be examining the current state of the ongoing opioid crisis, from the community to the ER, hearing from both patient and physician perspectives to provide a comprehensive understanding of this deeply complex topic. An emphasis will be placed on how newer contaminants, such as fentanyl and xylazine, are complicating previously effective treatments. In addition to two keynote speakers, the symposium will also include an overdose/cardiac arrest simulation, mini-skills stations (ultrasound, lumbar puncture, IV placement, suturing practice, EKG reading, etc.), and a residency panel with program directors from the NY area.

We are excited to announce our two keynote speakers, Dr. Mark Su and Dr. Sandeep Kapoor. Dr. Mark Su is the director of the New York City Poison Control Center and holds the position of clinical associate professor of emergency medicine at NYU. He has numerous publications on assessing and treating exposures to a wide variety of drugs and toxins. Dr. Sandeep Kapoor is the director of SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) at Northwell Health and assistant professor of medicine and emergency medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He is currently leading the charge to implement a unified substance misuse screening and intervention program to address the ongoing opioid epidemic


8:30-9:30 AM Check-in, Coffee & Breakfast
9:30-9:40  Introduction & Event Agenda
9:40-10:55 Keynote #1: Dr. Sandeep Kapoor & Patient Perspective
   9:40-10:05 Introduction from Dr. Kapoor
   10:05-10:30 Patient Perspective
   10:30-10:55 Moderated Discussion
10:55-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-12:00 PM Keynote #2: Dr. Mark Su 
12:00-12:30 Lunch Break
12:30-2:00 Skills/Simulation Sessions
    Station 1: Sim/Tox escape room - structure lab
    Station 2: Narcan training/Intubation - structure lab
    Station 3: Ultrasound - W104-W106
2:00-3:30 Residency Panel & Networking Opportunities

Our Keynote Speakers



Dr. Sandeep Kapoor is faculty for Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Science Education at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, and Nursing at the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. He serves as Assistant Vice President of Emergency Medicine Addiction Services, and Director of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) at Northwell Health. 

Dr. Kapoor has worked towards strengthening the collaboration between the departments of Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Pediatrics by respectfully challenging fellow healthcare professionals to reframe and rethink highly stigmatized community health issues, such as substance use, firearm injury/violence, and pain care.  He is passionate about motivating organizational culture change to drive humanization and enhancement of patient care. Dr. Kapoor is the recipient of the 2020 Northwell Health President’s Award for Leadership, the 2020 Outstanding Mentor Award by the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and the 2020 Emergency Medicine Dr. Michael Guttenberg Physician of the Year Award.

Mark K Su, MD, MPH is the Director of the New York City Poison Control Center (NYCPCC), as well as a Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine in the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and attending physician in the NYU Department of Emergency Medicine.

He received his MD degree from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center/Kings County Hospital Center. He completed his Fellowship in Medical Toxicology at NYU/Bellevue Hospital Center. He also received a Master in Public Health Degree at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. In his career thus far, he has worked as a Medical Toxicologist and Emergency Physician at several hospitals including SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and Northwell Health. He has been in his current position as Director of NYCPCC and Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at NYU since 2013.

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