Pre-Conference   |   Thursday, March 22   |   Post-Conference


7:00 AM – 8:45 AM Breakfast
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Daybreak Session: Roundtables

Moderator: Debra Kitchens,MBA, BSN, CEN, NRP
Topics to be announced.
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Plenary Session: ACS/VRC

Presenter: TBD
More information coming soon.
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Plenary Session: Responding to the Active Shooter: A Personal Story

Presenter: Alexander Eastman, MD, MPH, FACS
On July 7, 2016, the Dallas Police Department was ambushed in the deadliest day for U.S. law enforcement since 9/11/2001. In this presentation, the response to this event, from the initial response through the trauma center and community recovery will be discussed in detail. Participants interested in learning the insights that come from participating and leading this response should attend.
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Plenary Session: Strategies to Increase Plasma Availability

Presenter: Andrew C. Bernard, MD, FACS, EAST President
Moderator: Sean Elwell, MSN, RN, EMT, NE-BC, TCRN
Andrew Bernard, MD, FACS serves as the Trauma Medical Director for University of Kentucky Healthcare and Section Chief for Trauma and Acute Care Surgery in the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine. He's President of the Medical Staff. He chairs the ICU Committee and Organ Donation and Transplantation Action Council and Co-Chairs the Transfusion Safety Committee. He is President of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the nation's largest organization of trauma providers.
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Plenary Session: Distinguished Lecturship

Presenter: TBD
Moderator: Joan Pirrung, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC
More information coming soon.
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Networking Lunch
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Panel Session

Presenters: TBD
More information coming soon.
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Plenary Session

Presenters: Albert Chi
Johnny Matheny
More information coming soon.
3:30 PM President's Closing
Presenter: Sean Elwell, MSN, RN, EMT, NE-BC, TCRN, STN President