United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of Georgia

UAPRN Athens Chapter: EMS conference ARMC This Friday and Saturday, Jan 16 and 17, 2015

Posted over 4 years ago by James F. Lawrence

Announcement: EMS conference ARMC:  January 16-17, 2015


EMS and Disaster Preparedness Conference

Please join us for our free 5th Annual EMS Conference - Make the Connection plus a special symposium: Prepared. For Anything: Community Disasters and How to Respond.

Special two-day event. Come to one or both days.

Friday, Jan. 16
7 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17
7 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Athens Regional Medical Center
Medical Services Building, Third Floor

About the Conference

Timely topics. Clinically relevant. Convenient. Designed with you in mind.

You and your colleagues are invited to join us for two dynamic days of educational lectures featuring outstanding faculty presenting content that is current as it is critical. The conference offers continuing education credit for topics of general interest plus current advancements in the fields of pre-hospital emergency care, emergency medicine, and public health.

Educational Audience:

EMS Professionals, including managers and educators
Other First Responders (police, fire)
Emergency Management Professionals
Health Administrators
Emergency Medicine
Family Practitioners
Specialists (critical care, infectious diseases, preventive medicine)
Mid-level providers (PAs and Nurse Practitioners)
Other Health Care Professionals
Topics will include:


Little Airways, Big Problems: Pediatric Respiratory and Airway Management
Prepared. For Anything. Disaster Response Initiatives of the Federal Government
Tips for the Protecting the Provider: Isolation and Transportation of High Risk Patients
Back to the Future: New Trends in EMS and Mobile Integrated Healthcare
Basic Clandestine Lab Recognition: How to Recognize Potential Dangers
Saving Brain: Rapid Triage and Reperfusion in Acute Ischemic Stroke
When it looks like a STEMI ... but isn't: STEMI "mimics"
When a Band-aid is Not Enough: Top Tips from a Pediatric Trauma Surgeon

Contagion: Not just Ebola – Communicable Disease Threats
Only a Plane Ride Away: Emerging Infectious Diseases
Ebola: What is Known; What is Still Unknown
Prepared. For Anything, Part II. Emergency Preparedness of the GA Healthcare System.
Right In My Backyard: Realistic Radiological & Chemical Challenges in EMS and the ED
Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of the conference, participants will be able to:

Examine contemporary clinical issues in life-threatening injuries from the pre-hospital and emergency department environment
Identify emerging trends and recent advances in the pre-hospital, medical, and nursing management of critically ill or injured patients
Describe the health threats and planned responses to potential disasters in the community

Matthew Clifton, MD
Program Director, Pediatric Surgery Residency
Emory University School of Medicine
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Cham Dallas, PhD, MS
Director, Institute for Disaster Management
UGA College of Public Health

Cherie Dreznek, DVM, MS
Director, Epidemiology Program
Georgia Department of Public Health

Edward Gabriel, MPA, EMT-P, CEM, CBCP
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
US Department of Health and Human Services

Curt Harris, PhD
Associate Director, Institute for Disaster Management
UGA College of Public Health

Robert Jeffrey Hogan, PhD
Associate Professor, Cell Biology and Infectious Diseases
UGA College of Veterinary Medicine

Benjamin Holland, MD
Athens Regional Cardiology Group

Alexander Isakov, MD, MPH
Executive Director, Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine

Special Agent Christopher McKeown
Georgia Bureau of Investigation

Raul G. Nogueira, MD
Director, Neuroendovascular Division
Marcus Stroke & Neuroscience Center, Grady Memorial Hospital
Associate Professor of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine

Patrick O'Neal, MD
Director of Health Protection
Georgia Department of Public Health

Kimberly Tomlinson, MD
Emergency Medicine
Athens Regional Medical Center

Christopher Whalen, MD, MS
Earnest Corn Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
UGA College of Public Health

Conference Cost

There is no fee for the conference or course materials. Parking is free for all conferences participants.

CME Credit Hours

The Athens Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Athens Regional Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is approved for 8.0 hours of EMS Continuing Medical Education credits by the Office of EMS and Trauma, Georgia Department of Public Health.

Contact Us

For more information, email cme@athenshealth.org or call 706-475-7525.

View the full announcement on the UAPRN Athens Chapter's website

Let's try to support our Athens Chapter by attending!!


James F. Lawrence, Ph.D. APRN BC CHPN FAANP CPS

UAPRN State President