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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM SIG & Committee Session 1

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10:30 AM – 11:45 AM SIG & Committee Session 2

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12:30 PM – 4:45 PM Advanced Practice Pre-Conference
Presenters: Jonathan Van Horn, PA-C
Jason Saucier, AGACNP-BC
Renee Theisen, FNP-BS
Scott Sherry, MS, PA-C, FCCM


Healthcare is constantly changing and the need to maintain clinical competence has become a daily endeavor for advanced practitioners. Thanks to feedback from EAST and STN members, desired learning areas have been identified and selected to meet the needs of both organizations’ members.
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12:30 PM – 4:45 PM Geriatric Pre-Conference
Presenters: Stephanie Devore, BSN, RN
Annemarie Glazer, BSN, MBA, RN, TCRN
Kai Bortz, MSN, RN, RN-BC, CMSRN, CNL, TCRN
Cathy Maxwell, PhD, RN
Sandra Garrett, MSN, RN


An increasing number of geriatric trauma patients across all trauma centers, due to aging population, has become a public health crisis. Physiological changes in the older adult make the geriatric trauma patient at high risk for complications, and care must be specialized to meet their unique needs. Research shows that specialized care, focused on the older adult, can improve outcomes of the geriatric trauma population. Many trauma centers are unaware of the available resources and how to get started on gaining buy-in and recognition of the need to focus on this population.


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12:30 PM – 4:45 PM Rural Trauma Care Pre-Conference: What Resources Can We Optimize?
Presenters: Amy Eberle, BSN, RN, TCRN
Deb Syverson, BSN, RN
Sheryl Sahr, MD


This is an essential course for regional trauma centers, which support rural programs or those who work within rural trauma centers, where trauma volumes are low, distances long, and resources can be scarce. Rural regions house only 25% of the U.S. population, but have 60% of the trauma deaths. This course has been designed to help rural facilities achieve optimal outcomes through improved performance improvement.


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12:30 PM – 4:45 PM Leadership Pre-Conference
Melissa Hockaday, ACNP
Jasmine Garces-King, DNP, RN, CCRN, TCRN, ACNP-BC
Amy Krichten, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN
Sarah Mattocks, MSN, RN, FNP-C, TCRN


The Society of Trauma Nurses Leadership pre-conference is designed for trauma professionals who are interested in gaining knowledge in leadership principles, effective communication strategies and implementation of effective tools to change practice. The leadership conference will be facilitated by experienced and knowledgeable leaders who have served in various roles within the trauma community. The leadership preconference should be attended by both novice and experienced leaders who are seeking opportunities to excel in their careers.


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1:00 PM – 2:00 PM TOPIC Committee Meeting

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM TCRN Reception
Hosted by BCEN

All attendees are welcome to attend. Stop by and network with nurses who are TCRN-certified and learn more about the program.

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall and Welcome Reception
  • Network with your colleagues and vendor partners
  • Hearty appetizers and Cash Bar
  • Visit the Exhibits
  • Play Oregon Trail Exhibit Hall Game