EmergiQuiz 2021

The four EmergiQuiz cases were presented in three parts in advance of the 2021 AAP Section on Emergency Medicine virtual meeting at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition. Click on each banner below to be taken to the main page for each case.

The infant with faltering growth: It’s not always non-organic – Brittany Boswell, MD

Anything that can go wrong did go wrong – Batool Hussain, MD

A 12-year-old girl in distress – Jared Schiff, MD

Pales in comparison – Nick Watkins, MD

EmergiQuiz is a case-based presentation that challenges the audience to think through the differential diagnosis for a complex case. Each year, 4 pediatric emergency medicine fellows are chosen from a large pool of submissions to present a case.

First, fellows present “Part 1”. During this portion of the presentation, the fellow describes the presentation to the emergency department (ED) and initial studies obtained.

Next, another fellow, who has received only this portion of the case in advance, takes the information the team had in the ED and works through the differential diagnosis During “Part 2”. They then make the best guess on the final diagnosis.

Finally, the original fellow presenter returns to present “Part 3”, which continues the case after admission to the time of final diagnosis, followed by a brief review of the final disease process.

Cases presented are chosen by a panel of judges. This year, 38 cases were submitted for review. After the 4 selected cases are presented, the audience votes on the best case presentation, as well as the best discussion of an unknown case.