IHI National Forum 2016

I consider the IHI National Forum one of the best conferences in the country, and as usual this year’s forum exceeded my expectations. I live tweeted every session I attended and this post serves as a summary of those resources presented during the presentations.  You can see the entire Twitter summary curated by Symplur here, and my summary of the 2015 forum here. EMS Note: There was one … Continue reading IHI National Forum 2016

McSwain EMS Trauma Conference

The McSwain EMS Trauma Conference is a one-day symposium covering the treatment prehospital providers render to a range of traumatic injuries. It is held every year in New Orleans and named for Dr. Norman McSwain, the pioneering trauma surgeon and lifelong advocate for EMS. While the sessions covered a variety of topics across prehospital trauma, at this year’s event I took special interest in two … Continue reading McSwain EMS Trauma Conference

EMS World Expo 2016

EMS World Expo is put on by EMS World every October and is “North America’s largest EMS conference and trade show, hosted in partnership with NAEMT, which brought over 5,100 EMS professionals together in New Orleans.” While I spent the majority of my time volunteering with The New Orleans EMS Foundation, I was asked to cover three sessions for EMS World: Implementing Evidence-Based Learning in Prehospital … Continue reading EMS World Expo 2016

AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting 2016

This was my third time attending AcademyHealth‘s Annual Research Meeting (ARM), but it was my first time feeling like I wasn’t lost in the crowd.  For a conference with nearly 3000 attendees who all like looking at how healthcare works, it can be hard to find where you belong. My current conference modus operandi – I love the plenary sessions, I don’t go to paper sessions unless I … Continue reading AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting 2016

National Rural EMS Conference

I recently had the pleasure of attending the National Rural EMS Conference in San Antonio, Texas.  This conference was one of the smallest I’ve ever attended, but it provided a unique view of the concerns rural EMS providers may have that don’t reflect those of their urban counterparts. Since it was hosted by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, you can find all the slides online for free here. I also had the … Continue reading National Rural EMS Conference

The Gathering of Eagles: 2016

Next year the Gathering of Eagles will celebrate its 19th rendition. And you should be there. The Gathering of Eagles isn’t like the academic conferences many of the Eagles’ faculty present at. Nor is it like smaller state-level conferences many in the audience attend. And it definitely isn’t like the larger EMS conferences such as EMS World Expo. It’s a different breed entirely. The Gathering started … Continue reading The Gathering of Eagles: 2016

National Association of EMS Physicians 2016 Annual Meeting

What follows is a list of resources mentioned during various session at this year’s NAEMSP Annual Meeting.  This conference represents the best of the science of EMS.  So as to not overtly violate the ethics of conference attendance (and therefore conference fees), all information was found on the web during the various sessions.  I try to refrain from interpretation, but if you have any questions … Continue reading National Association of EMS Physicians 2016 Annual Meeting

Institute for Healthcare Improvement 27th National Forum

After every conference I like to make a list of resources mentioned throughout the various sessions.  Keeping track of this information is one of the biggest reasons I use Twitter so heavily on these occasions. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s National Forum is one of my favorite conferences.  Although it is disproportionately attended by clinicians, I always feel at home surrounded by so many passionate … Continue reading Institute for Healthcare Improvement 27th National Forum