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St. Rita's 2018 Neuroscience & Trauma Symposium

St. Rita's Center for Continuing Education

Friday, August 3, 2018 at 7:00 AM - Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 2:30 PM (EDT)

St. Rita's 2018 Neuroscience & Trauma Symposium

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Student Aug 4, 2018 $25.00 $0.00
Early Bird Price - Allied Health Professional Jul 31, 2018 $75.00 $0.00
Early Bird Price - Physician Jul 31, 2018 $125.00 $0.00
Allied Health Professional Not Started $125.00 $0.00
Physicians Not Started $175.00 $0.00

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Mercy Health - St. Rita's Neuroscience & Trauma Symposium 

August 3 - 4, 2018

About the Symposium

This inaugural symposium is a dynamic 2-day conference that will focus on the latest advances in the treatment and management of stroke, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury, maxillofacial fractures, hydrocephalus, brain tumors, foot and ankle trauma, hypothermia, and pediatric trauma. We will also discuss trauma forensics, mass casualties, and human trafficking, including the impact that each have on healthcare providers, as well as the recognition and treatment of spiritual distress among patients. The course curriculum is designed foster discussion among clinicians involved in neurosciences and trauma care including physicians, nurses, advanced practice providers, physical, speech, and occupational therapists, social work, case managers, emergency medical personnel, and other healthcare professionals.

General Information


Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Center

7 Town Square | Lima OH 45801

Hotel Reservations

Room reservations can be made at the Wingate by Wyndham Lima Downtown by calling Annette at 419-228-7000, and mentioning "St. Rita's Conference" for August 2, 3 or 4 to receive a special rate.

Wingate by Wyndham Lima Downtown

175 W. Market St., Lima, OH 45801

Agenda: Friday, August 3

6:45 AM        Registration, breakfast, Vendor Exhibits 

7:30 AM        Welcome/opening comments | Kevin Casey, DO, MBA

7:45 AM        Obesity and its effect on trauma Care | Jason Bowersock, MD

8:15 AM        Distracted Driving |  Michael Sheehan, MD

8:45 AM        Concussions | Jason Hageman, MD

9:15 AM        Break &Vendor Exhibits

9:45 AM        Trauma Forensics | Leann Barber, RN, BSN

10:15 AM      Neuro Topic: Spine | Francis Farhardi, MD, PhD

10:45 AM      Maxillofacial Fractures/OMF | Garth Essig, MD

11:15 AM      An Interventional Perspective of Stroke Management | Sandeep Patel, MD

11:30 AM      Key Note #1: “The Public Health Burden of TBI” | John Corrigan, PhD

12:30 PM      Lunch and Vendor Exhibits          

1:15 PM        Key Note #2: Mass Casualty: How this Las Vegas Hospital Saved Hundreds of Lives | Kevin Menes, MD

3:15 PM        Break    

3:30 PM        Hypothermia  | Kevin Casey, DO, MBA

4:15 PM        Adjourn Day 1   

4:30 PM        Evening Event, buffet, Vendor Exhibits    (no CME/CEUs)

                     Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, Q & A, meet & greet opportunity (networking)      

6:00 PM        Adjourn Evening event  

Saturday, August 4

6:45 AM        Registration, breakfast, Vendor Exhibits 

7:30 AM        Welcome/opening comments | Matthew T. Owens, MD

7:45 AM        Expanding the time window for acute stroke Thrombectomy to 24 hours | Sam Zaidat, MD

8:30 AM        Key Note #3 Human Trafficking and the Healthcare Provider  | Jeffrey Barrows, DO, MA

9:30 AM        Hydrocephalus | Mario Ammirati, MD

10:00 AM      Break &Vendor Exhibits

10:15 AM      Pediatric Trauma – Assessment, Stabilization and Transfer | Daniel Scherzer, MD

11:00 AM      Foot & Ankle Trauma Chris Stucke, DPM, PGY3 & Jibong Lei, DPM, PGY3

11:30 AM      Basic nursing principles + Critical Thinking / The Boy Scout Motto = Trauma Nursing 101

                     Gerri Hempfling, CNP

12:00 PM     Lunch/Boxed Lunches    

12:30 PM     Keynote #4: Through Trauma, Rehab, and Recovery: A Patient's Journey | Ian Burkhart

1:30 PM       The Recognition and Treatment of Spiritual Distress Among Patients with Functional Limitations:

                     A Brief Overview | David M. Grogg, Chaplain

2:00 PM       Newly Diagnosed Brain tumor: The Current Treatment and Diagnosis Algorithm | Asem Salma, MD

2:30 PM       Adjourn Day #2

Physicians: St. Rita’s Center for Continuing Education (SRCCE) is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. SRCCE designates this live activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing: St. Rita’s Medical Center (OH-071/5-1-21) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91) an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

EMS: Mercy Health — St. Rita’s Medical Center is approved to sponsor continuing medical education for EMS providers by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services (ODPS Approval Number 1119).

Respiratory Therapists
American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) approved.

Physician Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacists, and Radiology.
Approval is pending for these disciplines.


Contact Ashley Prowant, or 419-226-9337.


Mario Ammirati, MD

Chairman Neurosurgery Department, Surgical Director Neuroscience Institute, St. Rita's Medical Center/Mercy Health

Leann Barber, RN, BSN

Forensic Nurse Manager, Mount Carmel Health System

Jeffrey Barrows, DO, MA (keynote)

Founder, Gracehaven

Jason Bowersock, MD

General Surgery, Bariatric Medicine, Trauma Medical Director, Mercy Health

Ian Burkhart (keynote)

Spinal Cord Injury Patient & Survivor

Kevin Casey, DO, MBA

Chief Clinical Officer, Mercy Health - St. Rita's Health Partners

Emergency Medicine Clinical Instructor, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

John Corrigan, PhD (keynote)

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

 Garth Essig, MD

Otolaryngology, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

 David Grogg

Chaplain, Mercy Health

Francis Farhadi, MD, PhD

Neurological Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Jason Hageman, MD

Primary Care, Sports Medicine, Mercy Health

Gerri Hempfling, CNP

Trauma, Mount Carmel Health System

Jibong Lei, DPM, PGY3

Podiatry Residency, Mercy Health

Kevin Menes, MD (keynote)

Emergency Medicine, Sunrise Hospital, Las Vegas, Nevada

Sandeep Patel, MD

Cardiology, Mercy Health

Asem Salma, MD

Neurosurgery, Mercy Health

Daniel Scherzer, MD

Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Michael Sheehan, MD

General Surgery, Trauma, Mercy Health

Chris Stucke, DPM, PGY3

Podiatry Residency, Mercy Health

Sam Zaidat, MD 

Neurology, Mercy Health


Jason Bowersock, MD, Committee Chairman

General Surgery, Bariatric Medicine, Trauma Medical Director, Mercy Health

Asem Salma, MD, Committee Chairman

Neurosurgery, Mercy Health

Brian Anderson

Transport Communications Center Manager, Mercy Health

Scott Batterson, RN, BSN

ED Education Coordinator, Mercy Health

Amy Bok, RN, MSN, CRRN

Inpatient Rehab & Transitional Care Unit Manager, Mercy Health

Tomasz Jankowski, PT, DPT, MHA, MBA

Director of Neuroscience Institute, Mercy Health

Ashley Prowant

Medical Education Institutional Review Coordinator, Mercy Health

Jennifer Snider, RN, BSN

Trauma Program Manager, Mercy Health

Melissa Watkins, CHCP

Director of Medical Education, Mercy Health


Have questions about St. Rita's 2018 Neuroscience & Trauma Symposium ? Contact St. Rita's Center for Continuing Education

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Lima Veteran's Memorial Civic and Convention Center
7 Towne Square
Lima, OH 45801

Friday, August 3, 2018 at 7:00 AM - Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 2:30 PM (EDT)

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