PEMPix is not the only diagnosis competition that is held by the American Academy of Pediatrics‘ Section on Emergency Medicine. EmergiQuiz is a case-based presentation series that challenges the audience to think through the differential diagnosis for a complex case. Each year, four pediatric emergency medicine fellows are chosen from a large pool of submissions to present a case. Traditionally, these cases have been presented in person, two at a time during the Section on Emergency Medicine proceedings at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition. Because everything virtual this year we have elected to host EmergiQuiz online at Marideth Rus, MD, MEd, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Texas Children’s Hospital and the Baylor College of Medicine is the EmergiQuiz chair for the section and did an astounding job bringing everything together this year.

This year’s EmergiQuiz will be posted in three parts:

Part 1 / Monday, September 14th

During part 1 a Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellow describes the presentation to the emergency department (ED) and initial work up.

Part 2 / Monday, September 21st

Another fellow, who has received only a portion of the case in advance, takes the information the team had in the ED and works through the differential diagnosis. They then make the best guess on the final diagnosis.

Part 3 / Monday, September 28th

Finally, the original fellow presenter returns to present “Part 2”, which continues the case after admission to the time of final diagnosis, followed by a brief review of the final disease process.

The cases were chosen by a panel of judges. This year, 55 cases were submitted for review. After the 4 selected cases are presented, members of the AAP Section on Emergency Medicine will vote on the best case presentation, as well as the best discussion of an unknown case. An honorarium is awarded to the winners.

All 3 parts of the cases will be available exclusively at on September 14, September 21, and September 28.