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Symposium by the Sea
, the Annual Meeting of the Florida College of Emergency Physicians, is an educational opportunity designed for the busy emergency physician, resident, nurse, physician assistant and allied health professional with a high-demand for information regarding the ever-changing EM practice environment.

In addition to high-quality educational sessions, the conference features other exciting events:
  • SimWars
  • Florida EM Residents Case Presentation Competition (CPC)
  • 9th Annual Symposium Research Poster Presentation Competition
  • Wine, Beer & Cheese Reception with Exhibitors
  • Medical Student Forum
  • EM Residents’ Association of Florida Networking Reception
  • Social events on Friday and Saturday evenings
  • Past Presidents’ Volleyball Tournament
Hotel Information

August 3 – 6, 2017
Boca Raton Resort & Club – Boca Raton, FL
Rate: $185 per night
(Includes bellman gratuities, resort transportation within the resort, unlimited local and toll free calls, wireless internet in guest rooms and public places, in-room coffee and tea, fitness center access, unlimited driving range usage and golf bag storage; and beach umbrellas)
Valet: $20 (overnight); $10 (daily)
Complimentary self-parking for Bungalow guests


Reservation Cut-Off Date: July 6, 2017


Refund & Cancellation Policy

Refunds will only be honored if a cancellation request is received in writing by July 27, 2017.  Registration fees paid will be refunded, less a $50 processing fee.* Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing and identify the registrant’s name, email address, and amount paid.  Cancellations after July 27, 2017, are not eligible for a refund.

If you are unable to attend the conference, you may transfer your registration to someone else (e.g. a colleague).  Substitutions will be accepted until July 27, 2017, with a $50 processing fee.  The original registrant must submit a request in writing, including original registrant’s name, email address, and amount paid, as well as the replacement registrant’s name and email address.

All cancellation/substitution requests must be submitted in writing to: registration@emlrc.org

*Fees for conference materials cannot be refunded.

Contact Us

For questions regarding registration, the mobile app or refunds/cancellations, contact Evan Buckley at ebuckley@emlrc.org.

For questions regarding CE, educational sessions/topics or the agenda, contact Niala Ramoutar at nramoutar@emlrc.org.

For questions regarding the exhibit hall, sponsors, exhibitors or the hotel, contact Melissa Keahey at mkeahey@emlrc.org.

For questions regarding all marketing and communication efforts, contact Samantha Rosenthal at srosenthal@emlrc.org.

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Call for Presentations

The deadline has passed to submit presentation for consideration at Symposium by the Sea 2017. Thank you to all that submitted presentations!


CLICK HERE to download a PDF version of the Symposium by the Sea 2017 agenda, or click the image below!

Special Presentations

The Florida College of Emergency Physicians hosts

Management of Immune-related Adverse Events in Patients Treated with Immune Oncology Agents: Role of Emergency Physicians in the Multidisciplinary Team

Friday, August 4, 2017 at 7:30 a.m.

*Breakfast provided.*

This activity is provided by Med Learning Group. This activity is co-provided by Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM. Supported by an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.


Thrombosis: AFib & DVT/PE
An Exploration in Risk Reduction
Friday, August 4, 2017
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Presented by Janssen Pharmaceuticals and ACEP


Discover a Paradigm Shift in Treatment of ABSSSI
Saturday, August 5, 2017
10:00-11:00 a.m.

Presented by
Dr. Frank LoVecchio
Vice-Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Director of Research, University of Arizona Maricopa Medical Center and Emergency Medicine Residency

This program will include a clinical overview of a 1- dose treatment for ABSSSI.

Sponsored by Allergan and ACEP

Continuing Education Information

The Emergency Medicine Learning and Resource Center (EMLRC) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

EMLRC designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.0 AMA Category 1 PRA Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

FPA: The Emergency Medicine Learning and Resource Center (EMLRC) is approved as a provider of continuing medical education by the Board of Florida Physician Assistants; Provider #50715. A maximum of 15.0 AMA Category 1 PRA Credits will be provided by EMLRC.

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 15.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

FBON: The Emergency Medicine Learning and Resource Center (EMLRC) is approved as a provider of nursing education by the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider #2731. Up to 10.5 nursing contact hours will be provided by EMLRC.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 15.0 hours of ACEP Category I credit.

How to Claim Your CE Credit

In order to claim continuing medical education (CME) credit for Symposium by the Sea 2017, attendees must: be present for the session(s) for which he/she is claiming credit and complete the post-course evaluation. Post-course evaluations will be emailed to all participating attendees. CME certificates will be emailed to attendees within 2-3 weeks post receipt of his/her completed evaluation. If you have any questions regarding how to claim your CME credit, please email us at registration@emlrc.org.

*Full continuing medical education information can be found under the “CME” icon in the Mobile App.*

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2017 Prospectus

CLICK HERE or the image below to download the 2017 Symposium by the Sea Prospectus!

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2017 Sponsors

Symposium by the Sea 2017 Sponsors

Allergan USA, Inc.
Collective Medical Technologies
Envision Physician Services
Martin Gottlieb & Associates
TeamHealth/FEP of TeamHealth
TEG Advisors

2017 Exhibitors
Company Booth #
Allergan 308
ApolloMD 204
AR Resources, Inc. 404
Bay Area Emergency Physicians 409
Capio Partners 408
Change Healthcare (formerly McKesson) 209
Collective Medical Technologies 200
Duva-Sawko 305
Envision Physician Services 201
EM Pros 301, 303
Emergency Groups' Office 406
Emergency Physicians Insurance Exchange 503
FEMF/Photo Booth 508
Karl Storz 202
Mag Mutual Insurance 401
Martin Gottlieb & Associates 300, 302
Mint Physician Staffing 306
Pfizer/BMS 205
ProAssurance 101
ScribeAmerica 307
Scrivas 203
South Miami Criticare 208
TEAM Health/FEP of TEAM Health 400, 402
US Acute Care Solutions 304
VITAS Healthcare 309

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EMRAF Networking Reception
EMRAF Networking Reception

Friday, August 4, 2017
5-6 p.m.

More information coming soon!

Wine & Cheese Reception
Wine, Beer & Cheese with Vendors

Friday, August 4, 2017
6-8 p.m.

More information coming soon!

Past Presidents Volleyball Tournament
Past Presidents' Annual Volleyball Tournament

Saturday, August 5, 2017
3-5 p.m.

More information coming soon!

Casino Night
Casino Night presented by Duva-Sawko

Saturday, August 5, 2017
8-11 p.m.

More information coming soon!

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QR Code, URL and App Downloading Information




This URL will direct you to the appropriate place in your mobile applications store to download the mobile app to help guide you during Symposium by the Sea 2017!

Search for “EMLRC” in either the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store.

  • Set your own agenda
  • Subscribe to announcements
  • Capture and save session notes
  • View the exhibitor list and add them as a favorite
  • Search for and connect with other conference attendees
  • Tell the world your thoughts by using the integrated Facebook application
How to Use EMLRC's Mobile App

If you pre-registered, you already have an account! Go to Profile, enter your username, then set your secure password and start personalizing. Your username is the email address you used when registering.

Newly registered? 
Go to Profile>User Name: (enter your email)>Click yes to register.
Some features of the mobile app include:
Complete your conference and session evaluations using the mobile app. Click the evaluations icon for a fast and easy way to complete your evaluation on your experience at Symposium by the Sea 2017 to receive your CME credits and certificate.

Find copies of the faculty presentations and other useful information under our materials tab, and stay informed by receiving notifications through the mobile app to remind you of sessions, special events and announcements.

Check us out on social media!




Use #SBS2017 in all your Facebook posts, Tweets and Instagram pictures!

Past Symposium by the Seas

Symposium by the Sea 2016

Symposium by the Sea 2015

Symposium by the Sea 2014