Halifax Health to Present Trauma Talks 2018 Emergency Medicine Conference - Speakers to Discuss Las Vegas and Orlando Mass Casualty Responses

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (June 12, 2018) –  On August 24-25, Halifax Health will present Trauma Talks 2018 Emergency Medicine Conference – a comprehensive two-day conference featuring fundamental concepts of trauma care and scenario-based activities, all targeted to optimize the continuum of care for the severely injured patient.  The conference, comprised of experts in trauma injury, emergency medicine and law enforcement, will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, 100 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach.

Speakers and topics will include:

Friday, August 24

  • Dr. Robert Feezor, University of Florida Health – Endovascular Management of Blunt Thoracic Aortic Injury
  • Dr. Scott Scherr, Las Vegas-based emergency medicine specialist – October 1st Mass Casualty Incident: Initial Lessons Learned
  • Dr. Robert Smith, University of Florida Health – REBOA, an Essential Skill for Trauma Surgeons
  • Dr. Shawn Larson, University of Florida Health – Contemporary Management of Pediatric Burns
  • Dr. Stephen Viel, Medical Director, Halifax Health - Emergency Services – Physiology of Shock
  • Dr. Slobodan Jazarevic, Halifax Health – Thoracotomy on Cadaver

Saturday, August 25

  • Deputy Chief Robert Anzueto, Orlando Police Department – Pulse Nightclub Tragedy: The Investigation and Response
  • Dr. Rohit Patel, University of Florida Health – Ultrasound in Trauma: FAST, EFAST and Beyond
  • Dr. Scott Brakenridge, University of Florida Health – Chronic Critical Illness and Long-term Disability Among Trauma/Surgical ICU Survivors: Why ICU Survival Is Not the Overall Victory
  • Donna York, RN, University of Florida Health – The Latest and Greatest in Trauma Nursing
  • Matthew M. Dallarosa, Investigator, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission – Boating Accidents

The conference will also include a networking social hour on August 24 and an array of healthcare and medical vendors throughout the conference. 

Physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, paramedics and emergency medical technicians, radiography professionals, nutritionists, dietitians and other healthcare professionals are encouraged to attend.  Continuing education credits are available.

Registration for the two-day conference is $145.  One-day registration is available: August 24 only is $80 and August 25 only is $75.  Discount pricing is available for groups of six people or more.  Early registration ends July 30.

To learn more about Trauma Talks 2018, sponsorship or vendor information, or to register, go to halifaxhealth.org/traumatalks or call 386.425.4201.

Halifax Health

Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization.  Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks.  For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.

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