Today is the second day of the International EM Faculty Development and Teaching Course hosted at the University of Maryland by Dr. Rob Rogers and Dr. Amal Mattu. Although unable to attend, I have been able to be a virtual participant in real-time for many parts of the large-group didactic sessions.

Have you heard of Livestream?

Although I am always a little wary of these real-time video captures of lectures because of all the problems that might arise and the logistics with joining in, I decided to try the provided link:


It was surprisingly hassle-free. With one click, I started immediately to view the talks and read the comment stream without logging in. The video and audio are surprisingly clear and smooth. Give it a try. I’m a convert. Would love to see more conferences utilize this technology!

I caught a talk by Amal on the nuts and bolts of bilding an academic niche. I wish I had heard these talks when I first started out as a faculty member!

Planned Livestream times (Eastern Standard Time)

Today, Nov 13 – this afternoon

Wed, Nov 14

  • 1-2 pm
  • 2:20-3:45 pm
  • 3:45-4:45 pm

Thu, Nov 15 –

  • 10:20-11 am
  • 1-2 pm
  • 2:30-3 pm

Fri, Nov 16 –

  • 8-10 am
  • 10:20 am-12 pm
Michelle Lin, MD
ALiEM Founder and CEO
Professor and Digital Innovation Lab Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Michelle Lin, MD


Professor of Emerg Med at UCSF-Zuckerberg SF General. ALiEM Founder @aliemteam #PostitPearls at Bio:
Michelle Lin, MD