Save the Date
April 17, 2018

CMU Education Building
Saginaw, MI


Congratulations to the 2017 SIMWARS Champions:

From MSU/Sparrow EM Residency:  

Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh my!

Alexander Gill, MD
Nick Bair, DO
Casey Lyons, DO
Tony Abraham, DO

Congratulations to the following 2017 Research Winners:

Best Oral Presentations (Tied):

Kate Hughes, DO  – MSU/Sparrow
Jared Ross, MD – St. John Hospital

Best Poster Presentation:

Eric Kalivoda, MD – St. John Hospital

Residents statewide will participate in a full day of EMRAM activities, including SIMWARS, EMRAM Annual Meeting and Research Forum.


The day will begin with SIMWARS – an interactive simulation competition that allows teams of four medical providers to compete against other programs on simulated patient encounters. This year we have changed the format to be a “round-robin” first round. Each team will get to perform in 5 different cases – all teams will be judged for all 5 rotation with the top two teams moving to the finals. An expert panel will judge each team’s performance in areas such as teamwork, communication, and leadership as well as medical management of the “patient”. SIMWARS flyer. If interested please email Madey Costello at to register your team.
Entries are due by March 6, 2018.Once the teams selected, we will send out the “Rules of Engagement” prior to the event so you can be prepared for what to expect.


This Research Day is the perfect opportunity for residents to present their work to others from EM programs across the state and to learn about what they are doing. This is especially helpful for those who are presenting nationally giving them a trial run. Also, it provides senior residents with an opportunity to present their scholarly projects. Abstracts can be sent to the MCEP Chapter office by e-mail to Follow-up communication will be forwarded to all who submit abstracts in late March.

The format would be as follows: those that are presenting at the national meeting would present in the same format whether it be an oral presentation or poster. The seniors presenting their projects would be oral presentations unless they adamantly refuse to do an oral talk. This will better convey their project’s goals and results and also will give them one last chance to improve upon their presentation skills in front of a group other than their own program. Each presentation should be no longer than 10 minutes in length with 5 minutes for questions and discussion. Non-research scholarly abstracts will be considered for a limited number of poster presentation spots as well.

There will be a cash award presented for the Best Research Presentation.

Abstract Information

All Abstracts, Oral or Poster are due no later than March 6, 2018.

Abstract Submission Form


Registration for Residents is free BUT we do ask you to register so we can plan accordingly with seating, food, etc…

Register online below or you may also use the Registration Form within the brochure which can be faxed to the Chapter Office at (517) 327-7530 or mailed to MCEP at 6647 West St. Joseph Hwy., Lansing, MI  48917. For further assistance, or to register over the phone you can contact the Chapter Office at (517) 327-5700.

Event Information



CMU College of Medicine Education Building
1632 Stone St
Sagianw, MI  48602


Small Room Block at the…
SpringHill Suites Saginaw
5270 Fashion Square Blvd.
Saginaw, MI  48604
(989) 792-2800