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CPC Competition

Sunday, 8 September 2013
Room Pomègues

Chairs: Megan Fix, Mark Earnshaw, and Carl A. Germann (USA)

The Seventh Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress (MEMC VII) will be hosting a Clinical Pathologic Case (CPC) competition on the morning of Sunday, September 8th.  We are currently soliciting participants. If you or someone in your program is interested in competing, please respond to

In summary, contestants will each receive an different challenging case no less than four weeks prior to the competition. The case will include a text description of a patient presentation including history, physical exam, other pertinent facts, and ancillary studies individual to the case. These ancillary studies may consist of laboratory data, electrocardiograms, x-rays, or CT scan images. Based upon the information provided, the contestant will create a 15-20 minute presentation discussing the differential diagnosis and ultimately the suspected diagnosis of the case. Presenters are judged on the quality of their presentation. The most important judging criteria is the quality of the differential diagnosis, but contestants will also be judged on their presentation skills including visual impact of their presentation and adherence to time limits. Contestants will receive bonus points for obtaining the correct diagnosis.


(only one physician per country)


The cases have been thoroughly reviewed to ensure that they are appropriate for this forum.

Contestants should use PowerPoint for PC to aid their presentations. We are accepting English language presentations only at this time. Presentations will be emailed to the committee prior to the competition and will be pre-loaded onto a computer at the event site.

The day of the competition, the session moderator will introduce each case to the audience, describing exactly what information the contestant received. The contestant will then have a maximum of twenty minutes to discuss the case. Extra time will only be allowed if speaking English is a difficulty. The moderator will then reveal the correct diagnosis.

The results will be released shortly after the final presentation. The winner will receive the recognition of being the Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress' CPC winner.  The CPC USA has been a very fun, popular and prestigious competition that has included almost every US based Emergency Medicine training program. While contestants/discussants have typically been faculty members at academic programs.  We look forward to a great international competition.  Space will be limited and an early response is both appreciated and suggested.


  • Mike Smith, MD (US)
  • Kevin Beier, MD (US)


  • Amado Alejandro Baez, MD (Dominican Republic)
  • Felix Rockmann, MD (Germany)
  • Alessandra Conforto, MD (US)
  • Benoît Vivien, MD, PhD (France)
  • Andrej Urumov, MD (US)
  • Keihan Golshani, MD (Iran)

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