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Brochures for the 2017 Working Together conference have started to arrive in mailboxes throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest. The January 25-28, 2017 conference will mark Wisconsin’s 31st edition of one of the largest and most attended EMS events in the country – the Working Together Conference & Exposition.
Included among the highlights for 2017 are many brand new classes along with several exciting new evening social events. The Human Cadaver Anatomy Lab will allow participants to perform a wide variety of EMS interventions on a human specimen on Wednesday, as well as in the hands-on track on Friday and Saturday. The Ultimate Overdose and Drug Addiction Summit is certain to leave participants not only amazed and informed, but forever changed as they delve deep into the world of drug addiction. Beyond RTF: Preparing for IEDs will take last year’s Rescue Task Force to a whole new level as participants experience the realities of an IED explosion. During the Center of Excellence Experience, participants will get an inside look into burn care as they hear from experts at the Columbia St. Mary’s Regional Burn Center.
Always expanding and improving on the entire conference experience, participants for 2017 will have an opportunity to visit the Working Together Casino during the exposition hall grand opening on Thursday evening. Expo hall vendors will hand out gaming chips to allow participants to not only get their first look at the exposition hall, but have a great time doing it by playing blackjack, craps, roulette and more. Later on Thursday evening, the Craft Beer Tasting will offer conference attendees an opportunity to sample a variety of craft brews. Beer experts from Sprecher, Capitol Brewery, Mob Craft, Lakefront Brewery, Good City, and Enlightened are among the breweries that will be represented with more still signing up to be included. Friday brings The Boogie Men, one of Wisconsin’s most popular bands, to entertain at the big Friday night dance party. For Saturday, yet another brand new event comes to Working Together as we present Indoor at the Outdoor Movie Night.
With nearly 70 different sessions presented by over 25 total speakers, the choices are nearly endless. Best of all, the lower prices rolled back in 2013 continue for yet another year at $70/day. You simply won’t find a better EMS conference at a better price anywhere. Some classes, including Beyond RTF, the Center of Excellence Experience, and the Friday and Saturday hands-on sessions have attendance limits, so if you want to be assured of getting a seat, we highly suggest you register early. Check out all of the details right now in the conference section, then get registered for the conference and book your hotel. Get started right now by visiting the conference section.
The former Department of Health Services Deputy Secretary under Kitty Rhoades, Kevin Moore, as been named as senior vice president of Medicaid strategy for Aurora Healthcare. Moore was a friend of EMS while with DHS, and was responsible for bringing the contracted provider for non-emergency transports of Title-19 patients into the forefront.
Prior to joining Aurora, Moore was Medicaid director and administrator of the Division of Health Care Access and Accountability for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. In that role, he oversaw the state’s Medicaid program, providing services to more than 1.2 million members with a biennial budget exceeding $18.6 billion. He also administered the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), providing assistance to more than 800,000 Wisconsin residents with an annual budget of $1 billion.
Moore previously served as deputy secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and has held a number of policy and research roles for state officials.
Moore holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Upon completion of post-offer requirements, He will join Aurora in late October.