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2018 Northern Virginia Regional EMS Conference

Northern Virginia EMS Council

Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

2018 Northern Virginia Regional EMS Conference

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The Northern Virginia EMS Council, in conjunction with our member hospitals and fire and rescue agencies, presents the 2018 Regional EMS Conference.  This is a professional development opportunity and kick-off event for National EMS Week.  We have assembled presenters with extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of pre-hospital medicine and patient care who will provide you with a day full of continuing education.  Each attendee will receive 6 hours of continuing education credit toward their Virginia EMS certification.  


7:00 am – Registration Check-in

7:45 am – Craig Evans, Northern Virginia EMS Council – Welcome

8:00 am -  J. Benji Marfori, MD, FACEP, City of Alexandria Fire Department Operational Medical Director - "Night Terrors: What Keeps Your OMD Up At Night?"

8:30 am - Oksana Shlobin, MD, Director, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program at Inova, Associate Professor of Medicine Georgetown University School of Medicine - "Under Pressure: What EMS Personnel Need to Know About Pulmonary Hypertension”

9:00 am – Break with Vendors

9:15 am – Christopher S. King, MD, FACP, FCCP, Medical Director Transplant and Advanced Lung Disease Critical Care Program at Inova Fairfax Hospital – Let’s All Take a Deep Breath: Basics of Lung Transplant”

9:45 am – Justin Walters, MD, HCA Reston – “Toxicology”

10:15 am – Break with Vendors

10:30 am – Norman Stone, MD, Synergy Surgicalists – “Orthopedic Injuries; What You Don’t See

11:00 am – Chris Bartus, Flight Paramedic, MedSTAR, “Preventing the Claw; Advancing Basic Airway Techniques”

11:30 am - Kate Heacock, RN, BSN, CCRN, CFRN, MedSTAR Flight Nurse - "Fundamentals of Caring for a Neonate; A Case Review"

12:00 pm – LUNCH

12:45 pm - Lori Edwards, RN, MSN, Fairfax Inova Heart Transplant/VAD, “LVAD, Where are we now?”

1:15 pm -  Dan Avstreih, MD, FACEP, Associate Operational Medical Director, Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department and John Morgan, MD, FACEP, Operational Medical Director Loudoun County Combined Fire & Rescue System, “Blood Products On Scene; When Saline Isn’t Enough

1:45 pm – Break with Vendors

2:00 pm – Peter DeRosa, MD, Department of Neuroscience, Inova Fairfax Hospital, “What happens to your stroke patient when you leave for another call?”

2:30 pm -  Junsoo Alex Lee, MD, FACC, Interventional Cardiologist, HCA Reston, “STEMI Case Reviews”

3:00 pm – Firefighter/EMT III Nate Hiner, Arlington County FD High Threat Response Program, Cpl Mike Laird, Arlington Co PD High Threat Response Program– “Working Together; Joint Warm Zone Operations”

3:30 pm – E. Reed Smith, MD, FACEP, Arlington County Fire Department Operational Medical Director, “EMS Damage Control; Resuscitation for Severe Trauma”

4:00 pm – Craig Evans – Closing Remarks 

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The Waterford at Fair Oaks
12025 Lee Jackson Highway
Fairfax, VA 22033

Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Northern Virginia EMS Council

Northern Virginia Emergency Medical Services Council was established in 1980.  The Council is a 501(c)3 non-for-profit public agency, incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is one of 11 Regional EMS Councils that serve specific geographic areas of the Commonwealth. The council is charged with the development and implementation of an efficient and effective regional emergency medical services delivery system.  Our mission at Northern Virginia EMS Council is to improve emergency medical care in Northern Virginia.  We are an integral part of Virginia’s comprehensive EMS system, collaborating with the office of EMS, local government officials, physicians, hospitals, and EMS agencies to plan and coordinate EMS activities at the regional level to promote quality of care within Planning District 8.  We are the local point of contact and support for all stakeholders in the Northern Virginia Regional EMS system.  We are here to assist in resolving issues whenever possible and make appropriate referrals on specific matters as needed.  The Council has a full-time staff of three, a part-time staff of one and a voluntary Board of Directors.   

The Council assists in the planning and coordination of the region’s emergency medical services to ensure that the best emergency care possible is available, facilitates public EMS needs, and assists EMS agencies with funding opportunities.  In addition, we support the emergency providers themselves, providing an opportunity for education, testing, and recognition.  We also work with the local community, supporting educational outreach and training needs.

The Northern Virginia Region has a population of over 2.5 million and includes the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William; the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park; and the Metro Washington Airports Authority (Reagan National and Washington Dulles International Airports), the Pentagon and other Federal and state agencies, numerous corporate headquarters, and endless highways and commuter routes.  This 1,338 square mile region extends from very urban to very rural areas. Our region is considered part of the National Capital Region and interacts on a daily basis with the EMS systems in Washington, DC, and Maryland.

Serving the Northern Virginia Region are 11 hospitals, over 50 EMS agencies (government, volunteer, federal, non-profit, commercial, and industrial), over 4,700 EMS providers, almost 500 licensed EMS vehicles, 4 licensed medevac helicopter agencies (2 in Northern VA and 2 from Washington, DC), and one fixed wing agency.

Providing coordination and oversight to this very large and complex EMS system is the Northern Virginia Emergency Medical Services Council.

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