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50th Annual Emergency Care and Trauma Symposium
Monday, June 25, 2018, 8:00 AM to Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 5:00 PM CDT
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50th Annual Emergency Care and Trauma Symposium
June 25-27, 2018
Kalahari Resort and Convention Center
1305 Kalahari Drive, Wisconsin Dells, WI  53965

Sponsored by
UW Health - UW Med Flight - CHETA

Who Should Attend?
The 50thAnnual Emergency Care and Trauma Symposium is designed to educate emergency and trauma providers from the pre-hospital environment through inpatient care. 
This includes EMS personnel and Emergency and Critical Care Nurses.

Register at: uwhealth.org/emssymposium


For further information please contact Linda K. Pittz at [email protected] or call or text:  608-574-8707. 


Book your hotel reservation now!  

A block of rooms has been reserved at The Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI. The special symposium rates are $139/night (Hut) and $169/night (Lodge Suite). All rates are based on occupancy for up to four people plus tax. Please call 877.253.5466 on or before May 25, 2018, and ask for the Emergency Care Conference 2018 Room Block when making your reservation to receive this discounted rate. The block of rooms will be released to the general public on May 25, 2018.

Continuing Education Units: The University of Wisconsin–Madison, as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), authorizes this program for up to 2.4 continuing education units (CEUs) or up to 24 hours.

Participants should claim only those credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The symposium badge will be scanned at each session to gain credit.

A CEU credit report will be available after the Symposium once the participant completes the online evaluation.


Continuing Nursing Education:

Contact hours will be awarded for this offering.

University Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation




Christina Hernon, MD
Emergency Medicine & Medical Toxicology
Cambridge Health Alliance
Cambridge / Everett / Somerville

Christina Hernon, M.D. is an Emergency Physician & Medical Toxicologist in Cambridge, Massachusetts who was volunteering in the finish line medical tent at the Boston Marathon in 2013, the year of the Bombings.  From blood and glass, through shame and pain, she found a large gap in the way we teach disaster response. Now she is passionate teaching about Spontaneous Responders within the Disaster Gap.




   Christina Hernon, MD

   Dr. Hernon will take participants on a journey though some of the major pieces of her personal experience at the finish line bomb scene at the 2013 Boston Marathon.
   The audience will be taken through the chaos, lack of safety, the need to improvise and think quickly to save lives.  

   Dr. Hernon will share the psychological impact of this event; as well as discuss the reality of her pain and recovery.  

   She will also highlight defining concepts of a spontaneous responder, the disaster gap and the current, inadequate curriculum and support.

   The presentation will finish with a panel discussion composed of Dr. Hernon and other professionals to discuss how to get the necessary support to facilitate
   taking care of yourself.



   Board the Bus for the University of Wisconsin Arlington Agricultural    Research Station.  Interactive education will take place during transport.

   Wisconsin’s agricultural industry contributes over $88 billion to the state’s economy.  The backbone to this industry is composed of farms and fields that present a variety of      
   challenges when someone is injured and
requires emergency services.  During education events at the UW Arlington Agricultural Research Station participants will learn about
   agricultural machinery and
equipment, modern dairy operations and storage Structures for grain and manure handling.  Prepare for challenges emergency services may face
   when getting
called out to a farm or field worksite and ramifications of injuries. 

   Discussions will also correlate machinery mechanisms to other industrial equipment.

   Presented by staff from UW Madison Biological Systems Engineering, UW Arlington Agricultural Research Station, UW Extension and
   Symposium Medical Personnel

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