New England Regional Meeting



General Meeting Information




The New England Research Directors (NERDS) Committee invites you to attend NERDS19. Now in our 23rd year, this meeting is the primary forum for presenting original emergency medicine research in the New England area. This year’s meeting is hosted by Boston Medical Center and co-chaired by Elissa Perkins MD, MPH, DTMH and Patricia Mitchell, RN. 


Wednesday, March 27, 2019


Hogan Campus Center
College of the Holy Cross
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610
Directions and Parking


Beechwood Hotel
363 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605

Group Name: NERDS19
Group Rate: $179/night single king or $179/night double queen 
Reservations: Call (508) 754-5789 and mention the group name NERDS19
Deadline: February 26, 2019 (vacancy and group rate are not guaranteed after this date)

Hotel Parking: Free (12-minute drive to/from Hogan Campus Center)
Hotel Shuttle: If you would prefer to take the hotel shuttle to/from the Hogan Campus Center, you must call the front deskto make shuttle arrangements a few days in advance of your stay. 


Submissions are now closed. Notices will be sent by mid-Feb.


NERDS19 Program (Final version posted 3.19.19)

NERDS19 Agenda (Final version posted 3.19.19)

NERDS19 Presentations Listed by Institution (Final version posted 3.19.19)


All presenters must pre-register to attend the meeting (see Registration below)

Due immediately:

Pursuant to the requirement of Continuing Medical Education, all presenters must:
(1) review the presentation requirements
(2) complete and sign the disclosure form and return it to

Preparation and set up instructions:

Platform Oral Guidelines
Lightning Oral Guidelines
Poster Guidelines



Registration now open

Group Registration Form


Faculty/Attending: $175
Fellow/Trainee: $100
Allied Health Professional: $100
Administration: $100
Resident: $80.00
Research Assistant/Coordinator: $50
Student: $25


Accreditation Information:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Cincinnati and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation:
The University of Cincinnati designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certificates of Completion:
The University of Cincinnati will issue CME Certificates of Completion to attendees at the e-mail address provided with your registration.


Contact the NERDS19 coordinator, Amy Michaluk, to inquire about exhibit opportunities. 


NERDS19 Coordinator, Amy Michaluk,