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Thursday, January 16, 2014 (Focus on Education)
8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
GENERAL SESSION - Welcome & President's Address
Ritu Sahni, MD, NAEMSP® President,;Jon Rittenberger, MD, Program Chair
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
The Boston Marathon bombing resulted in 3 deaths and 264 injuries. Learn about the acute response from our speakers and how their lessons can be incorporated into your local response plan.
Adam Darnobid, MD; Ricky Kue, MD; David Hirsch, MD
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
The office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) leads the nation in preventing, preparing for and responding to public health emergencies and disasters.  Learn about ASPR's role in response and how they can help.
Edward Gabriel- Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
10:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Jim Menegazzi, PhD, Editor
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
GENERAL SESSION - Research - Oral Abstracts Session 1 (#1-4)
#2 - Airway Management and Outcomes After Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in the CARES Network
Primary Author:
#1 Sheldon Cheskes, MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP
#2 Jason McMullan, MD
#3 Robert Partride, MD, MPH
#4 Philip Moran, MD
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
In October 2013, the first EMS Subspecialty examination was held.  Discover the lessons of our organization during the application for and development of the first boards exam.
Jane Brice, MD
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Columbine, Sandy Hook, Aurora Colorado Century Theater
– these are the worst case scenarios. How do you train your personnel to respond when the situation is evolving and potentially dangerous? This session follows a chain of active shooter exercises conducted in a single year. Four schools, six law enforcement agencies, three fire departments and one ambulance agency conducted five mock shootings and videotaped all of them. Hear and see what they learned about how to respond and how to conduct such a complicated exercise.
Rod Brouhard, BBA, EMT-P; Darell Albino, EMT-P; Kellie Marshall
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
GENERAL SESSION - Pediatric Simulation: Urban and Rural Environments
Developing and maintaining skills in pediatric cases and when practicing in rural environments is difficult.  This session will demonstrate how to use simulation to 1) maintain pediatric skills and 2) provide ongoing education to rural and small agency providers.
Philip Engle; Manish Shah, MD
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
GENERAL SESSION - Research - Oral Abstracts Session 2 (#5-8)
Primary Author:
#5 Alexander Esibov
#6 O. Loubani
#7 Giuseppe Ristagno, MD, PhD
#8 Sheldon Cheskes, MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP
Friday, January 17, 2014 (Focus on Pediatrics)
8:00 a.m. -9:00 a.m.
GENERAL SESSION - Research - Oral Abstracts Session 3 (#9-12)
9:00 a.m. -9:30  a.m.
GENERAL SESSION - Hot Topics: Ketamine, TXA
Ketamine is commonly used for agitation, analgesia and anesthesia. TXA is touted as the new miracle drug for bleeding trauma patients. See how these are being incorporated into EMS.
David Keseg, MD; Jeff Goodloe, MD
10:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
Thirty years ago, the EMSC program was developed. This session will show the history and successes of the program along with how it affects our practice and children's lives.
Joseph L. Wright, MD; Marianne Gauche-Hill, MD
10:40 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.
The EMSC grant mechanism was designed to improve the care provided to children. See how prior work has improved our understanding of pediatric illness and changed care.
Jane Brice, MD; Mark Cicero, MD
​11:05 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. GENERAL SESSION - Recognition of Late Senator Inouye Patrick DeLeon, PhD
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
GENERAL SESSION - Research - Oral Abstracts Session 4 (#13-16)
Primary Author:
#13 Marc Eckstein, MD, MPH
#14 Veer D. Vithalani, MD
#15 Marie-Helene Proulx, MSc, PCP
#16 Sheldon Cheskes, MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Abuse, neglect and disasters affect pediatric patients, and few providers are comfortable with these isues. Learn how to recognize,report, and provide empathic care for these patients.
Brian Moore, MD; Andy Garrett, MD 
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
CONCURRENT SESSION 1 - EMS and Public Health: Learning from Each Other
Arthur Yancey, MD; Brian Schwartz, MD; Sandy Bogucki, MD; Alex Isakov, MD
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Social media is playing an increasingly large role in society. Learn how it affects providers and the unique risks of this technology. Discover how new EMS apps are being incorporated by providers to aid in clinical care, education and research.
1) Tammy Chatman, CMTE; 2) Daniel Patterson, PhD
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
CONCURRENT SESSION 2 - Lessons Learned from a Community Paramedicine Innovations Project
EMS sits at the intersection of inpatient and outpatient care. Training EMS professionals to effectively triage some patients to alternative care environments such as urgent care facilities, mental health facilities or private office has the potential to improve the healthcare system. See how this is being done by the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority.
Joseph Ryan, MD
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
CONCURRENT SESSION 2 - At the Edge:  Cold Weather Emergencies;  Exertional Heat Stress; Illness at Altitude
Many of our patients enjoy being at the edge. See how extreme cold, heat and altitude are best treated to keep our providers and patients safe.
1) Ken Zafren, MD 2) David Hostler, PhD 3) Will Smith, MD
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
One size does not fit all. This session will demonstrate how to develop and use your own agency's data to bring affect practice.
1) Henry Wang, MD; 2) Scott Bourn, PhD
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
GENERAL SESSION- Lessons Learned From 10 Million Minutes of Prehospital Pediatric Medical Direction
This presentation will explore financial and non-financial barriers (e.g. EMS fellowship requirements) as well as less costly but effective alternatives to full-time pediatric medical direction.
Paul Sirbaugh, MD
5:30 p.m -7:00 p.m
New Airway Devices (ticket required)
Derek Cooney, MD; Ryan Hodnick, DO; Marv Wayne, MD
Saturday, January 18, 2014 (Focus on Take Home)
8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Learn about 5 critical innovations from 2013 that you need to incorporate into your practice in 2014.
Brent Myers, MD
9:15 a.m. -10:15 a.m.
GENERAL SESSION - Concussions: Put me in Doc!
While EMS training focuses on severe brain injury, concussions are becomingly increasingly common. Learn about the newest guidelines and how they affect your practice.
Kevin Walter, MD
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Mobile Integrated Healthcare has become a hot topic in EMS. It comes with a unique set of issues for the medical director. Learn how you can adapt and stay ahead of these challenges. 
Doug Kupas, MD, Jeff Beeson, DO, Brent Myers, MD
11:30 p.m - 12:00 p.m.
GENERAL SESSION - Hot Topics: Spinal Immobilization; Improving Dispatch-Assisted CPR
Decide for yourself: spinal immobilization is dogma or best science.  Then, see how changing how dispatchers approach cardiac arrest patients has an impact on survival.
Adam Frisch, MD; Bentley Bobrow, MD
1:45  p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Facilitating communication between EMS medical directors and lifelong learning on a regular basis is needed as EMS matures as a subspecialty. Several non-governmental organizations have formed to fill this role. Learn how each accomplishes their goals and maintains local momentum. 
Michael Levy, MD; Paul Rostykus, MD (EMS Forum); Charles Cady, MD
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Between May 20 and May 31, 2013 two EF5 tornados struck Oklahoma along with many smaller tornados. The ongoing disaster response depleted medical and infrastructure resources. Get a first hand account of the response and its effect on providers from Dr. Goodloe.
Jeff Goodloe, MD
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Join our presenters for an in-depth review of how and why these 5 articles should change your practice.
Blair Bigham, EMT-P
Jon Rittenberger, MD
Michael Millin, MD