2018 Northern Virginia EMS Conference

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Thursday, May 17, 2018, from 7:45 am to 4:00 pm (EDT) at The Waterford at Fair Oaks, 12025 Lee Jackson Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22033

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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 CE 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 ParamedicMedSTAR, “Preventing the Claw; Advancing Basic Airway Techniques”

11:30 am - Kate Heacock, RN, BSN, CCRN, CFRN, MedSTARFlight 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 

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