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1st Annual EMS Orthopedic Trauma Symposium:
Highlighting Techniques & Addressing Controversies in Modern Orthopedic Trauma Care

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This event is open to all interested EMTs and RNs who provide pre-hospital trauma care. Awaiting approval for EMT CEUs from Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

About the Conference

The 1st Annual EMS Orthopedic Trauma Symposium: Highlighting state of the art techniques and ongoing controversies in modern orthopedic trauma care, brings together a team of experts in EMS Orthopedics to discuss recent changes in healthcare policy, practice guidelines and their impact on trauma care. This year’s event will include a series of discussion debates surrounding the controversies in trauma care.

Highlights of this year’s conference includes:

  • Didactic lecture
  • Skills station
  • Tour of Life Flight
  • Case study review


This conference is in collaboration with:

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Saturday, July 25, 2015


7:45  Welcome / Opening Remarks
Tom Flannigan
   Session One: The Polytraumatized Patient
Chip Routt, MD
8:00 Evolution of Pre-Hospital Care
James McCarthy, MD

8:15 Mechanism Predicts Injury
Andy Burgess, MD

8:30 The Golden Hour
Brian Cotton, MD

8:45 TBD
David E. Persse, MD

9:00 Q&A

9:15 Coffee Break / Visit Booths

  Session Two: Lower Extremity

Tim Achor, MD

9:45 Evolution of Femoral Fracture Treatment
James Kellam, MD

10:00 Open Tibia Fractures: Wreck Back to Work
Josh Gary, MD

10:15 Open Fractures: Soft Tissue Management

Manny Melissinos, MD

10:30 Mangled Extremity: Decision Making

John Munz, MD


Q&A, Case Discussion Patient #1

11:15 Lunch/ Visit Booths

12:30 Session Three: External Fixation Practical/Tours
Tim Achor, MD
  Session Four: Prehospital/ER Controversies
John Holcomb, MD
1:30 Vascular Injuries: Tourniquet?
Joseph Love, MD
1:40 Finger Amputations
Matt Koepplinger, DO
1:50 Compartment Syndrome
Andy Choo, MD
2:00 Pelvic Binders: Who? When? Why?
Chip Routt, MD
2:10 Catastrophic Sports Injuries
Walt Lowe, MD
2:20 Q&A
2:30 Coffee Break / Visit Booths
  Session Five: Special Considerations
Andy Burgess, MD
2:50 The Polytraumatized Child
Alfred Mansour, MD
3:00 Utilizing Technology to Improve Patient Care
Matt Galpin, MD
3:10 Acute Management of Spine Injuries
Mark Prasarn, MD
3:20 Bringing Patients Here Advances Knowledge
John Holcombe, MD
3:30 Q&A, Case Discussion Patient #2
3:45 Closing Comments



EMT CEUs applied for through Texas DSHS.

Target Audience

EMTs and RNs who provide pre-hospital trauma care.

Registration Information

Registration is not available for this event.

Meeting Materials

All registered attendees will be emailed a copy of the meeting materials the week of the event.

The meeting materials can be downloaded to your tablet or smart phone, or printed in advance so you can follow along with the speakers throughout the meeting.