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World Trauma Symposium Program


7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Lance Stuke, MD, MPH, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana
8:05 a.m.
Update on the American College of Surgeons Bleeding Control Initiative
Mark Gestring, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Kessler Trauma Center; and Associate Professor of Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, New York
8:30 a.m. Response to Dallas Police Shooting
Alexander L. Eastman, MD, MPH, FACS
Assistant Professor and trauma surgeon, Division of Burns, Trauma and Critical Care at UT Southwestern Medical Center; and Medical Director and Chief of The Rees-Jones Trauma Center at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas

9:10 a.m. Use of Blood Products in the Field
Evan McDonough, EMT-P, ATP Military
Paramedic; Medical Sergeant, U.S. Army

9:40 a.m.
Field Treatment of Law Enforcement Canines: Medical and Legal Implications
Janice Baker, DVM, MS, DACVPM
Director of Research and Development, Veterinary Tactical Group in Vass, North Carolina
10:10 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m.
 
Latest changes in Trauma Care: A Look at the ATLS 10th edition Possible Impact on Prehospital Trauma
Andrew Pollak, MD
The James Lawrence Kernan Professor of Orthopaedics and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland

11:00 a.m.
Prehospital Management of Facial Fractures
Michael Grant, MD, PhD, FACS
Chief of Plastic Reconstructive Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland

11:30 am  Panel discussion/audience questions from the morning session 
12:00 p.m.
(lecture begins
at 12:30 p.m.) 
Luncheon

12:30 p.m.
Scott B. Frame Memorial Lecture: Performance Improvement in Tactical Combat Casualty Care
Russ S. Kotwal, MD, MPH
Col. (Ret), MC, US Army, Director of Strategic Projects, DoD Joint Trauma System

1:30 p.m.
Field amputation in Idaho and Field Amputation Protocols and Kit
Chris Way, BA, Paramedic
Chief, Kootenai County Emergency Medical Services, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Alexander L. Eastman, MD, MPH, FACS
Assistant Professor and trauma surgeon, Division of Burns, Trauma and Critical Care at UT Southwestern Medical Center; and Medical Director and Chief of The Rees-Jones Trauma Center at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas

2:10 p.m.
Latest on Pelvic Binders from Both Military and Civilian Perspectives
Stacey Shackelford, MD
Director of Performance Improvement, Joint Trauma System, U.S. Air Force, San Antonio, Texas

2:40 p.m.
Latest in Disaster Triage
Brad Newbury, MPA, NRP, I/C
President and CEO of the National Medical Education & Training Center in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts

3:05 p.m.
Break
3:20 p.m.
A Scientific Look at Helicopter Use in Trauma: Can We Do Better?
Mark Gestring, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Kessler Trauma Center; and Associate Professor of Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, New York

3:45 pm  Controversies in Needle Decompression
Julie Chase, MSEd, FAWM, TP-C
NAEMT Prehospital Trauma (PHT) Committee Chair; and Tactical Medicine Instructor in Berryville, Virginia

4:10 p.m.
Panel Discussion/audience questions from the afternoon session 
4:55 p.m.
Wrap Up
Lance Stuke, MD, MPH, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana

5:00 p.m.
Adjourn