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2018 Conference Schedule 

"Fostering Resiliency in the Trauma Community"

Presentations in blue are available for download.

Wednesday, March 14

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.:  ATSPA Board of Directors Meeting 

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.:  Conference Registration, Continental  Breakfast, Exhibits open
10:15 - 10:30 a.m.:  Opening Session/Introduction
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.: 
A Visual Potpourri of Pediatric Trauma
Michael J. Reihart, DO, FACEP
Associate Medical Director for Emergency Medical Services, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

11:35 am - 12:35 p.m.:  
Orthopaedic Trauma in the Elderly: The Coming Epidemic
J. Spence Reid, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Division Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma, Penn State University College of Medicine and Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

12:35 - 1:35 p.m.:  Luncheon/Informal Networking
1:35 - 2:35 p.m.:   
Unmasking Sex Trafficking: The Impacts on Healthcare
Steve Turner, JD
Crisis Advocate Coordinator and Training Specialist, YWCA of Greater Harrisburg

2:40 - 3:40 p.m.:  Saving Lives & Giving Hope Through Organ and Tissue Donation
Christie Ryan, RN, MSN
Director of Professional Services & Regulatory Affairs, Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE)

Maria Bleil, MPH

Hospital Services Coordinator, Gift of Life Donor Program

3:40 - 3:55 p.m.:  Beverage Break
3:55 - 4:55 p.m.:  
Amish Trauma Care: Plain not Fancy

Kay Ella Bleecher, MSN, CEN, CRNP, PHRN, FAEN

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Harrisburg Area Community College

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.:  ATSPA Recognition Awards Banquet Dinner and Templeton Lecture

Kechi Okwuchi: A Burn Survivor's Story of Resilience
Kechi Okwuchi
Burn Survivor, "America’s Got Talent" Finalist


Thursday, March 15

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.:  Conference Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits open

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.:  
When a Hurricane Strikes - How Do We Evacuate Patients?
Julio Lairet, DO
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
9:35 - 10:35 a.m.:  
Intimate Partner Violence: The Rule of Thumb
James W. Davis, MD, FACS
Professor of Clinical Surgery and Chief of Trauma, UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program and Community Regional Medical Center
10:35 - 10:50 a.m.:  Beverage Break
10:50 - 11:50 a.m.: 
 Planning and Responding to an Active Shooter Event in The Workplace 
Darryl H. Beard, MA, CST, CHSP
Senior Director of Operations, Aria-Jefferson Health

12:00 - 1:45 p.m.: Luncheon and Hersperger Lecture

State of the Art Resiliency: Humans are More than Hardware
Colonel Chetan Kharod, MD, MPH
Program Director of Military EMS & Disaster Medicine Fellowship, USAF, Joint Base San Antonio- Fort Sam Houston, Texas

2:00 p.m.: Conference Adjournment 


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