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Trauma System/Injury Prevention Program Home > 2015 EMS Medical Directors' Conference 2015 EMS Medical Directors' Conference


The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) hosted the 2nd Annual EMS Medical Directors' Conference on Wednesday, August 19th. The purpose of the EMS Medical Directors' Conference was to orient EMS Medical Directors to evidence-based guidelines and overall EMS best practices. Though the event was specifically geared towards EMS Medical Directors and those in EMS leadership, anyone was welcome to attend.

Conference Agenda

The conference agenda for the 2nd Annual EMS Medical Directors' Conference is available here.

Time Session & Speaker
7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast & Registration 
8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Welcome by Dr. Jerome Adams (ISDH) and Director David Kane (IDHS)
8:30 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. Public Policy Updates by Art Logsdon (ISDH) and Mike Garvey (IDHS)
9:10 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. Regional Medical Direction-Panel by Dr. Michael Olinger (IDHS), Dr. David Cummins (Porter Health) and Dr. Sara Brown (Professional Emergency Physicians, Inc.)
10:10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Break
10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.  Keynote Presentation: Imagine a world without backboards and collars by Dr. Marvin Wayne (Bellingham Fire Department)
11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  Pediatric Updates by Dr. Elizabeth Weinstein (IU School of Medicine)
11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch, EMS Case Reports from Emergency Medicine Residents by Dr. Andrew Stevens (IU School of Medicine) 
1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.  Keynote Presentation: Future Direction in EMS and Out-of-Hospital Care: the New York City Experience by Dr. John Freese (New York EMS System) 
1:45 p.m. to 2:05 p.m.  Break 
2:05 p.m. to 2:35 p.m.  Tactical EMS by Dr. Michael Smith (Reid Hospital & Health Care Services) 
2:35 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.   Traumatic Exposure: The Importance of Trauma-Informed Care by Michelle Hoersch (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Region V)

All Conference Presentations

  Dr. Marvin Wayne's A World Without Backboards Presentation

A new addition to the 2nd Annual EMS Medical Directors' conference was the EMS Coordinator Breakout Session.  The agenda for the EMS Coordinator breakout session is available here

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Continuing Medical Education Statements

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) through the joint providership of St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center Inc. and the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH). St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center Inc. is accredited by the ISMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:

St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center Inc. designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement:

As a sponsor accredited by the Indiana State Medical Association, St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center Inc. must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all sponsored educational programs. All faculty participating in these programs must complete a disclosure statement indicating any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the continuing education program. This pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic.