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MN EMS Medical Directors Conference: State of the Art in EMS  

September 7-9, 2018 - Arrowwood Conference Center, Alexandria, MN



FRIDAY, September 7

Registration/Check in opens at 9:30AM – Refreshments available - Exhibits Open at Noon

10:50  Welcome & Conference Overview – Jeff Ho


11:00  Update on State Legislative Issues – Buck McAlpin


11:30  Update on MN EMSRB – Tony Spector



Noon   Are We Missing Something? Improving Pediatric Trauma Care Using Field Triage Guidelines
                        Submitted by Allina Healthcare, Laura Carroll-Contreras, Nathaniel Kreykes, Charles Lick
                        Presented by Children's Minnesota and Allina Health EMS


1:00    Lunch Stations & Exhibits Open 


2:00    Wellness Topic – Paul Nystrom


2:45    Culture of Safety – Brian Edwards & Jennifer Fischer


3:30    Refreshment Break and Exhibits


4:30    Minnesota Fusion Center - Wade Johnson


5:30 Conference adjourns for day
6:00    Welcome Reception with Exhibits – concurrent with kids party
6:00    Kids Pizza Party
7:30    Dinner on your own
Bonfire at 8:00 pm hosted by the MN EMS Medical Directors



SATURDAY, September 8

Registration/Check in Opens at 7:00AM, Breakfast buffet

7:20    Welcome and Overview


7:30    MN EMS Sustainability Survey – Tim Held, MPNA


8:00    eCPR: Implementing a Modern Solution to an Ancient Problem

Submitted by Hennepin Healthcare, Speakers: Nick Simpson, Alex Trembley, II


9:00    Refreshment Break, Exhibits, Raffle

10:00  Advances in Cardiac Arrest Management – Demetris Yannopoulos


11:00  Opiod Crisis/Update - Jon Cole


Noon   Lunch with special guests - In memory of Kai Hjermstad


1:20    EMS Legal Issues & Discussion  – W. Ann Maggiore


2:30    Adjourn to Golf, Family Fun Day, Other activities on own

5:30    Reception


6:30    Dinner for attendees, guests and families

Bonfire at 8:00 pm



SUNDAY, September 9
Breakfast available at 7:30 AM – Family breakfast available from 8:00-10:00 AM

7:50    Welcome and Overview


8:00    Legacy – Greg Bodin – Will include special moment for EMS colleagues who lost their lives over the past year


8:45    Cases:  EMS Fellows & Residents – Nick Simpson, leader
            Gregg Jones, Aaron Klassen, Elizabeth Robinson, Craig Tschautscher


9:45    Best of EMS Literature for 2018:  Charles Lick and Andrew Stevens


10:45  Just Super! Challenges and Coping with SB LII – John Hick and Wendy Lynch


Noon   Adjourn


UPDATED 9.6.18 – May be subject to change.


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Minnesota EMS Medical Directors Association 
c/o Robin Hoppenrath, Executive Director

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P.O. Box 1012 
Anoka, Minnesota 55304


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MN Ambulance Association

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