Welcome from the Chairs

On behalf of the CORD Academic Assembly Planning Committee, it is with great pleasure and honor that we invite you to the 2020 CORD Academic Assembly to be held March 8-11, 2020 in New York City. We anticipate that the conference will continue to grow and exceed last year’s record-breaking attendance in the Big Apple! In addition to all of the great didactic sessions and networking, we hope you’ll take advantage of exploring New York City!

Conference Highlights:

Keynote Address by Dr. Lewis Goldfrank

We are excited to welcome Dr. Goldfrank, an early pioneer in our specialty locally throughout New York City, nationally, as well as internationally. Dr. Goldfrank spent the majority of his career at Bellevue as a practicing emergency physician and toxicologist. His inspirational keynote will address his commitment to the underserved, and the responsibility of emergency physicians to address the social determinants our patients face in their efforts to maintain their health.

Quality and Diversity

In a continued effort to offer the best educational conference for our members, our team of track chairs evaluated hundreds of submissions to find the best content for our meeting. We continue to enhance our talks through coaching and mentoring and will feature a diverse group of speakers who represent programs from all over the country.


EMRA will be joining CORD again this year! They are planning some amazing programming for your residents. It promises to be an exciting and fun time and we encourage you to send your residents to the EMRA events and resident programming at the meeting.

Chief Resident Symposium

Will your new Chief Residents be prepared for their new role? They will be if they attend the Chief Resident Symposium at CORD!! Think ahead as the conference is earlier this year. We hope that you will consider identifying your chiefs in time to get them to the Academic Assembly for great learning and networking with other chief residents from around the country. This has been a very highly rated symposium now in its fourth year!


The tracks you love are back! For those that are new to residency leadership and/or CORD, explore the New Programs and Leaders Track. You’ll leave these sessions with tools to help build your program and succeed in your new roles. Best Practices will continue to drop nuggets of fantastic resources you can bring back to your own program learning from our colleagues with great ideas, resources and educational models to share. For academic and junior faculty looking to build their careers, Navigating the Academic Waters will provide development, mentorship, and advice to help advance career goals. Interested in how technology and education intersect? MedTed (formerly iMedEd) is the track for you. As EM continues to expand its role in undergraduate medical education, the Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM) track will provide you with indispensable tools to enhance your rotations, students experiences, evaluation processes, and success as an educator in your schools. The Resident Track is back with amazing programming targeting residents. If you are a resident considering a career in education, this is where you need to be! EMARC continues to create incredible programming for our coordinators. The track creatively gears its content to seasoned and new coordinators in addition to special programming for clerkship coordinators. Our scholarship continues to grow, and our Advances in Education Research and Innovations will host moderated e-poster sessions highlighting some of the best research and innovations with our Best of the Best session!

Themed sessions and Joint Track sessions

You’ll see throughout the conference short talks grouped together focusing on a theme. These high-yield talks will leave you with lots of new ideas from multiple presenters in an hour. We will also co-sponsor sessions across the tracks this year recognizing that some content applies to everyone!


The CPC semi-finals are back! They will be split over two days to maximize everyone’s opportunity to attend CPC and still participate in other CORD programming. Try to solve the diagnosis!!

Free Afternoon

We will continue the tradition in New York City! Enjoy some free time with your program’s team members, family or friends, or just take an afternoon off for yourself to explore the many things New York has to offer!

In keeping with the tradition of CORD, there will be many opportunities for networking! Get excited for the Opening Party, Networking Lunches, Safari Dinners, and finally CORD’s night on Broadway with discount tickets available to see a show on the great white way!

Start spreading the news….We can’t wait to see you in New York!