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2019 GBEMSC Presenter Profiles: Dr. Brian Walters and Kevin Mahoney, Esq., EMT

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The 2019 Greater Buffalo EMS Conference is only 1 week away!  Don’t miss out on your chance to earn great CME, network with other providers in the region, and enjoy quality food from Salvatore’s!

We hope you have enjoyed learning more about our conference presenters over the past couple days.  Today, we feature Dr. Brian Walters and Attorney Kevin Mahoney who is also an EMT.

Dr. Brian Walters will be presenting a 2-part case study on Damage Control Extrication.  Dr. Walters began his medical career as a volunteer EMT, and later worked as an EMT-Intermediate for Twin City Ambulance.  He graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then completed an Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Buffalo.  Dr. Walters is past-Chairman of the WREMAC and teaches Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) for the National Center for Security and Preparedness, and the NY State Preparedness Training Center.

We always hear from providers who have questions regarding the legal aspects of EMS.  We are incredibly privileged to work with Kevin Mahoney who is an attorney with HoganWillig.  What sweetens this deal for all of us is that Kevin is one of us!  Who better to learn from than someone who is an expert and works in the trench right next to you.  Kevin will be presenting Deciphering the Alphabet Soup of Legal Documents: DNR, MOLST, HCP, and POA.  Bring your experiences and questions for Kevin!

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2019 GBEMSC Prsenters: Dr. Jeffrey Thompson and Dr. Kevin Majka

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What’s so great about the Greater Buffalo EMS Conference?  We offer very diverse topics from experts, both near and far.  Today’s featured presenters are experts who live right here in the City of Good Neighbors!

Dr. Jeffrey Thompson is an emergency physician who is very passionate about stroke education.  Dr. Thompson is a graduate of the UB Emergency Residency Program and continues to work at BGMC/GVI and ECMC.  He will be presenting: Before the Door: Prehospital Stroke and Neurology

We can guarantee our next presenter, Dr. Kevin Majka, will share information that you won’t find at any other EMS conference.  So does that mean it’s not relevant?  Au contraire!  How many times have we said (or heard) – “EMS is always the last to know about what is going on!”?  Let it be no more!  Kevin Majka, PhD is Senior Scientist for the Calspan-UB Research Center (CUBRC) and will present: Beyond EMS: Public Safety and Transportation Research  Come learn how research is reshaping public safety and the transportation industry!

Register today!

2019 Greater Buffalo EMS Conference Flyer

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Training Opportunity: DHS Active Shooter Workshop

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Active Shooter Workshop

April 11, 2019 (8:30am – 4:00pm)
Erie County Fairgrounds: Ag-Grange Building
5600 McKinley Parkway
Hamburg, New York 14075
Register Here:
Hosted by US Department of Homeland Security

This scenario-based workshop features facilitated discussions to engage private sector professionals and law enforcement representatives from Federal, State, and local agencies to learn how to prepare for, and respond to, an active shooter situation. Through the course of the exercises, participants evaluate current response concepts, plans, and capabilities for coordinated responses to active shooter incidents.

There is no charge for the workshop (Lunch extra/on own).
Workshop limited to 128 participants (max 3 per agency) – Each attendee must register individually
Registration will close on Thursday, April 4, 2019

Anne M. D’Angelo, RN, MS

Program Director, Finger Lakes Regional Training Center


REGISTRATION OPEN! 2019 Greater Buffalo EMS Conference

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Registration is now open for the 2019 Greater Buffalo EMS Conference being held at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13.

This year’s conference will continue to feature excellent presenters from several emergency medicine physicians, EMS researchers and leaders!  Additionally, a full buffet dinner by Salvatore’s Italian Gardens is included with your conference registration on BOTH Friday night and Saturday afternoon!

The conference registration fee remains unchanged again this year! $95 will provide top-notch CME, TWO buffet dinners, and an opportunity to network with EMS providers and leaders from across NYS.  Hotel rooms are also available at a special conference rate.

Topics included at this year’s conference are as follows:

Before the Door: Prehospital Stroke and Neurology

Widow Makers, mTBIs and Bathrobes…Why They Matter Too You!

Deciphering the Alphabet Soup of Legal Documents: DNR, MOLST, HCP, & POA

Beyond EMS: Public Safety & Transportation Research

Damage Control Extrication: A two-part Case Study

Faceoff!  Whose Side Are You On?  EMS Best Practices Discussion

– A full presenter line-up will be disseminated in the coming days!

Register – 2019 EMS Conference

CME Opportunity: Trauma Tuesday

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The ECMC Trauma Program will present “TRAUMA TUESDAY” on Tuesday, February 19th at 2PM.

This event is currently scheduled to occur quarterly in 2019. Your feedback and case suggestions are welcome. Our aim is to make this a positive learning opportunity and discuss ways to improve trauma care in the region.

Access this training from your computer, tablet or smartphone:

For more information, please download the flyer.

Trauma Tuesday Training

Training Announcement: Group Crisis Intervention

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The Western New York Stress Reduction Program, the MMRS Emergency Mental Health Subcommittee, the Specialized Medical Assistance Response Team, and the Erie County Department of Mental Health are pleased to announce Group Crisis Intervention:

Dates:                        Friday March 8th, 2019 & Saturday March 9th, 2019

Time:                           8:30am – 4:30pm both days

Location:                   Erie County Emergency Services Training & Operations Center

Download ICISF GCI Training Announcement 3-19

EMS Leadership Conference: Canton, NY (North Country)

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Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, in conjunction with the North Country EMS Program Agency, is hosting an EMS Leadership Conference this winter.  All current and aspiring EMS and fire leaders are invited to attend, regardless of their location or if they work with paid or volunteer services.

TIME: 7:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.
DATE: Saturday, February 9, 2019
LOCATION: Best Western University Inn
90 E. Main St., Canton, NY 13617

Cost is $85 if registered before 1/7/19

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