Advancing the EMS profession

World Trauma Symposium Program

The Symposium will be held in the Davidson Ballroom, Level 1M of the Nashville Music City Center. The Luncheon will be held in the Center's Karl Dean Ballroom C, Level 4.

8:00 a.m. New Threats, New Solutions 
Alex Eastman, MD, MPH, FACS, FAEMS
Assistant Professor and trauma surgeon, Division of Burns, Trauma and Critical Care, UT Southwestern Medical Center; Medical Director and Chief, The Rees-Jones Trauma Center, Parkland Memorial Hospital
NAEMT Prehospital Trauma Life Support Medical Director
2018 World Trauma Symposium Moderator

8:05 a.m.
Hemorrhage Control Before Airway: What Are We Doing? 
Kenji Inaba, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Associate Professor, Clinical Scholar of Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Anesthesia, University of Southern California
Dr. Inaba will present the latest evidence on hemorrhage control as the first priority in the care of the trauma patient.  

8:30 a.m. The Future of EMS and the National Trauma System 
Eileen Bulger, MD, FACS
Chief of Trauma, Harborview Medical Center

8:55 a.m. The Role of Private Sector EMS in Times of Crisis
Edward Racht, MD
Chief Medical Officer, American Medical Response

9:20 a.m.

9:30 a.m.
Innovations in TBI Management and Detection 
Deborah M. Stein, MD, MPH, FACS, FCCM
Medical Director, Neurotrauma Critical Care; Medical Director, Trauma Resuscitation Unit; Co-Director, Neurotrauma Center for the State of Maryland
Dr. Stein,will discuss the latest innovations in traumatic brain injury. From advanced detection indicators to prehospital management techniques, the best evidence-based information will be presented. 

9:55 a.m.
The Medical Response to the Manchester Bombing
Richard Smith, BSc (Hons) BM (Hons) FRCA
Consultant Trauma Resuscitation Anesthetist, Royal Stoke University Hospital
HEMS Doctor, The Air Ambulance Service
HEMS and Merit Doctor, North West Ambulance Service
Basics Doctor, Cheshire and Shropshire Immediate Care Scheme
Insights into the bombing at the Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom on May 22, 2017, that caused death and injuries will be presented. EMS response to the bombing and its impact on the agency and community will also be covered.

10:20 a.m. 
Caring for Ourselves: A Critical Component of Resilience 
Kimberly Roaten, PhD, CRC
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern Medical Center

10:45 a.m.  Developing Trauma Systems in Latin America
Thomas Scalea, MD
Professor of Trauma and Critical Care and Physician-in-Chief, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical System

11:10 a.m.

Panel Q&A 
Morning Speakers 

12:00 p.m.

12:30 p.m.
Scott B. Frame Lecture 
James F. McDonnell
Assistant Secretary, Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office
Mr. McDonnell will provide insights into countering terrorist threats involving weapons of mass destruction. He'll draw from more than 20 years of service in the federal government including his service in U.S. Navy special operations and counter-terrorism units. He will provide an insider’s perspective into the threats that are challenging our nation.

1:30 p.m.
Welcome to Afternoon Session 
Alex Eastman, MD, MPH, FACS, FAEMS

1:35 p.m.
Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA)
Megan Brenner, MD, MS
Critical Care Surgery Specialist, University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Brenner will discuss the latest use of the REBOA technique and its impact on prehospital trauma care. Learn about technology advances that have enhanced the viability of REBOA and the training needed to effectively implement this technique.

2:05 p.m.
Assessing Children for Risk of Cervical Spine Injury after Blunt Trauma 
Julie C. Leonard, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Emergency Medicine, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Nationwide Children's Hospital

2:35 p.m.
Intentional Injuries: Novel Mechanisms 
Michael “Mike” Clumpner, PhD, MBA, NRP
President and CEO, Threat Suppression
Mass casualty incidents arising from active shooters, vehicles used as weapons, stabbings or other weapons require a specialized response to those injured. Dr. Clumpner will draw from experience as a firefighter, tactical paramedic, law enforcement officer, and SWAT team operator to discuss the unique wound patterns found at mass casualty events and how to care for those injured at the scene.

3:05 p.m.
Break & Exhibits

3:30 p.m.
New Threats, New Solutions Debate: Rescue Task Forces and Integrated Response
PRO: Ofer Lichtman, NRP, Fire Engineer-Paramedic and Terrorism Liaison Officer Coordinator, Rancho Cucamonga (CA) Fire Protection District
CON: Michael “Mike” Clumpner, PhD, MBA, NRP
4:20 p.m.
Discussion and Questions

4:50 p.m.
Closing Comments 

5:00 p.m. Adjourn