The Northern Virginia EMS Council, in conjunction with our member hospitals and fire and rescue agencies, presents the 2018 Regional EMS Conference. This is a professional development opportunity and kick-off event for National EMS Week. We have assembled presenters with extensive knowledge and expertise
in the field of pre-hospital medicine and patient care who will provide you with a day full of continuing education. Each attendee will receive 6 hours of continuing education credit toward their Virginia EMS certification.
7:00 am – Registration Check-in
7:45 am – Craig Evans, Northern Virginia EMS Council – Welcome
8:00 am - J. Benji Marfori, MD, FACEP, City of Alexandria Fire Department Operational Medical Director - "Night Terrors: What Keeps Your OMD Up At Night?"
8:30 am - Oksana Shlobin, MD, Director, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program at Inova, Associate Professor of Medicine Georgetown University School of Medicine - "Under Pressure: What EMS Personnel Need to Know About Pulmonary Hypertension”
9:00 am – Break with Vendors
9:15 am – Christopher S. King, MD, FACP, FCCP, Medical Director Transplant and Advanced Lung Disease Critical Care Program at Inova Fairfax Hospital – “Let’s All Take a Deep Breath: Basics of Lung Transplant”
9:45 am – Justin Walters, MD, HCA Reston – “Toxicology”
10:15 am – Break with Vendors
10:30 am – Norman Stone, MD, Synergy Surgicalists – “Orthopedic Injuries; What You Don’t See”
11:00 am – Chris Bartus, Flight Paramedic, MedSTAR, “Preventing the Claw; Advancing Basic Airway Techniques”
11:30 am - Kate Heacock, RN, BSN, CCRN, CFRN, MedSTAR Flight Nurse - "Fundamentals of Caring for a Neonate; A Case Review"
12:00 pm – LUNCH
12:45 pm - Lori Edwards, RN, MSN, Fairfax Inova Heart Transplant/VAD, “LVAD, Where are we now?”
1:15 pm - Dan Avstreih, MD, FACEP, Associate Operational Medical Director, Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department and John Morgan, MD, FACEP, Operational Medical Director Loudoun County Combined Fire & Rescue System, “Blood Products On Scene; When Saline Isn’t Enough”
1:45 pm – Break with Vendors
2:00 pm – Peter DeRosa, MD, Department of Neuroscience, Inova Fairfax Hospital, “What happens to your stroke patient when you leave for another call?”
2:30 pm - Junsoo Alex Lee, MD, FACC, Interventional Cardiologist, HCA Reston, “STEMI Case Reviews”
3:00 pm – Firefighter/EMT III Nate Hiner, Arlington County FD High Threat Response Program, Cpl Mike Laird, Arlington Co PD High Threat Response Program– “Working Together; Joint Warm Zone Operations”
3:30 pm – E. Reed Smith, MD, FACEP, Arlington County Fire Department Operational Medical Director, “EMS Damage Control; Resuscitation for Severe Trauma”
4:00 pm – Craig Evans – Closing Remarks
Space is limited, so don't wait! Tickets are going fast!
Check-in starts at 7:00am.