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

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



Pre-Conference Option:  Friday, September 7 - 9:00-10:30 AM

Minnesota EMSRB Medical Director Course
Presented by John Pate, MD and Peter Tanghe, MD

A broad introduction to EMS medical direction for new medical directors. Topics covered include: medical direction requirements , Minnesota response agencies, EMS training levels, EMS law, EMSRB structure and activities, EMS equipment, and practical pointers for successful medical direction. 



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

4:00    Minnesota Fusion Center - Wade Johnson

4:45    Ethical Challenges in EMS: What Medical Directors Need to Know

Submitted by HealthEast, Keith Wesley

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

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 & Exhibits – Lunch in upstairs ballroom

Special moment in memory of Kai Hjermstad

1:15    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    Self Care Topic TBD, Greg Bodin – Will include tribute/silence for EMS colleagues

8:45    Cases:  EMS Fellows & Residents (HCMC, Mayo, Regions) Nick Simpson, leader

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

10:45  Superbowl, MCI Preparedness + John Hick and Wendy Lynch

Noon   Adjourn


UPDATED 6.10.18 – May be subject to change.





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