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Posted by Area9 on Apr 9, 2019 9:58:33 AM
Area9 Physician

FARMINGTON, Connecticut—Airway Management Education Center (AMEC) is excited to introduce Airway Manager: Emergency™, the newest educational experience from the creators of The Difficult Airway Course™.

Airway Manager: Emergency on NEJM Knowledge+ is an online learning program that combines gold standard airway management education with leading-edge adaptive learning technology.  The adaptive learning platform uses smart technology that adapts to the user’s learning goals, pace and gaps in knowledge, creating a truly customized learning experience. This makes Airway Manager: Emergency the most efficient and effective way to master and retain airway management knowledge while earning CME credits.

Designed for emergency physicians and beneficial for all clinicians who encounter emergency airways, Airway Manager: Emergency can be used on a computer, tablet or mobile device.  The Airway Manager: Emergency app can be found in the Apple App Store or Google Play. 

“This is a game changer for clinicians who are responsible for emergency airway management,” said Ron M Walls, MD, co-founder of AMEC. “We partnered with the most trusted name in medical information, NEJM Group, and our content experts worked with Area9’s adaptive learning technology to create a whole new way for airway management clinicians to truly learn what they need to know to safely manage airway emergencies. I am really proud of this – it is exactly what I wish I had access to many years ago when I was first learning emergency airway management.” 

"It’s not always easy for clinicians to stay current in this field or keep up with their continuing education requirements – given the incredible demands on their time” says Calvin Brown III MD, Editor of Airway Manager: Emergency and Director of The Difficult Airway Course: Emergency.  “Airway Manager enables you to do both at your convenience.” 

Airway Manager is AMEC’s first foray into on-line learning.  “We can now help our course attendees extend their learning after a course is over and we can reach so many more people who are unable to travel for live CME programs,” said Brown.   

"Area9 Lyceum is thrilled to be a part of this unique alliance between three authorities: NEJM Group, AMEC—the leading authority in airway management education, and Area9—which has been spearheading adaptive learning for the past 20 years," said Dr. Ulrik Juul Christensen, Chairman of the Board, Area9 Lyceum.

"NEJM Group is pleased to embark on this endeavor with AMEC in support of their mission to save lives through airway management education,” said Jeffrey M. Drazen, MD, NEJM Group Editor-in-Chief. 


About Airway Management Education Center, LLC

Airway Management Education Center (AMEC) is a privately held medical education company founded by Ron M. Walls MD, Michael F. Murphy MD, Robert C. Luten MD and Robert Schneider MD in 1998.  AMEC’s mission is to save lives by improving patient airway management through education.  The Difficult Airway Course™ is AMEC’s internationally renowned CME program.  AMEC also offers Airway Manager: Emergency™ on the NEJM Knowledge+ platform, a dynamic on-line and app-based CME program.  In addition, AMEC provides free webinars, videos, podcasts and research articles at; and offers The Difficult Airway App and The Airway Card, valuable bedside tools.



About NEJM Group

NEJM Group creates high-quality medical resources for research, learning, practice and professional development designed to meet the demand for essential medical knowledge among academic researchers and teachers, physicians, clinicians, executives  and others in medicine and health care.  NEJM Group products include the New England Journal of Medicine, NEJM Journal Watch, NEJM Knowledge+, and NEJM Catalyst, NEJM Resident 360, and NEJM Yi Xue Qian Yan.  NEJM Group is a division of the Massachusetts Medical Society.


About Area9 Lyceum

Area9 Lyceum - a physician-led company—has successfully partnered with NEJM Group since 2012 to provide the adaptive learning platform NEJM Knowledge+.  Area9’s founders and senior management team have more than 20 years of experience in research and development of advanced medical learning technologies. Prior to establishing Area9 in 2006, they spent a decade developing technologies that provided critical skills training for doctors and nurses. They then expanded to apply their unique learning expertise to diverse fields. In doing so, they pioneered the modern generation of adaptive learning technologies for adult learners.



Deneika Janski, Director of Marketing

Airway Management Education Center

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