We are happy and proud to invite you to our very first international EMS conference in Austria.
Hot topics include:
The program is subject to change. All talks will be in English.
Opening and introduction
Welcome by the Minister of Health (tbc)
Ambulance system and Emergency Doctors in France
Jean Cyrille Pitteloud
Airway management under special circumstances
Pam Lane (NAEMT)
NAEMT’s worldwide network for prehospital providers
Chief Ken Bouvier (EMS New Orleans)
EMS response to school shootings and managing crime scenes
Lunch and Exhibition, Networking
Panel Discussion: EMS in Europe
Common goals and best practice examples:
we all work in different systems but we all want the same for our patients
David Page (UCLA)
Science rocks: Why we need more research in EMS - and how it helps frontline providers
Gernot Grömer (ÖWF)
Emergency Medicine for Space Missions
Martin Schlagenhaufen (EKO COBRA)
Bleeding Control for Austrian Police / SWAT Medics
Markus Isser (Bergrettung Tirol)
Alpine Medicine - A typical Austrian discipline?
Ken Bouvier (EMS New Orleans)
45 years experience in tragedy - are we ready for the next 45 years?
Retired Fire Chief and Deputy Chief of Operations, New Orleans EMS, USA
Ken Bouvier is retired Fire Chief and Deputy Chief of New Orleans EMS. He began his career as a volunteer firefighter, worked as an industrial firefighter, Fire Chief & Hazardous Materials Team Leader until he became Deputy Chief of Operations at New Orleans EMS. Chief Bouvier served as the EMS Commander of most New Orleans major events including Mardi Gras, 2002 & 2010 Super Bowls and was responsible for Commanding both New Orleans & Mutual Aid Ambulances post Hurricane Katrina. He was featured on the TV show NIGHTWATCH.
Executive Director of the NAEMT
Pam Lane is the Executive Director of NAEMT, a position she has held since 2007. She is responsible for the management of NAEMT’s headquarters operations and staff, and supports the NAEMT Board of Directors in carrying out the work of the association. Pam has devoted her career to association management, and previously served in various executive positions She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Strategic Communications (Seton Hall University) and a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science (Roosevelt University in Chicago).
Mountain Rescue, Tyrol, Austria
Founder of "Tactical Alpine Medicine"
Markus Isser is training manager for medicine at Bergrettung Tirol. Is is a trained ICU nurse and has been with the mountain rescue service for 26 years. He is also the head of operations and deputy head of the local department in the Hall area, Tyrol. In 2015 he founded the "Tactical Alpine Medicine - TAM", which combines elements from the military and alpine rescue.
Astrophysicist, director of the Austrian Space Forum (ÖWF), Analog-Astronaut, TV-anchor and paramedic
Dr. Gernot Grömer is astrophysicist, founder and director of the Austrian Space Forum (ÖWF). He hosts the TV science program „PM Wissen“ on Servus-TV and teaches space travel and planetology at various universities. As Austria's first analog astronaut, he has already planned and managed 12 international Mars simulations. Until recently, he volunteered as a paramedic (NKI) in the ambulance service and as an instructor at the Red Cross Innsbruck.
Medical Director PHTLS, TECC, TCCC in France
Dr. Bruno Goulesque is Emergency Physician at the Hospital in Delémont, Switzerland and worked for 30 years as an emergency physician in France. He has been the medical director for PHTLS, TCCC and TECC in France since 2010.
Medical Directors and Instructors from different countries
Jean Cirylle Pitteloud, MD, anesthesiologist. As an all-Swiss guy, he teaches ATLS, TECC and PHTLS in broken English, broken German and broken Italian beside of his mother language, which is broken French ... He is chair of the board of trauma and emergency anesthesia of the Swiss Society of Anesthesiologists (SGAR). 15 years as a flight physician for the REGA Swiss air rescue guard and for Air Glaciers. Former staff anesthesiologist and EMS physician in a busy trauma center in the Swiss Alps; humanitarian program with a Swiss surgical team operating obstetrical fistulas in Rwanda in 2012 and 2013; currently heading the anesthesia service in a two hospital institution.
Head of special medic department EKO COBRA
Martin Schlagenhaufen is head of the special medic department of EKO COBRA. He has worked in the Austrian special forces for 22 years and is TECC instructor.
Director of the Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA; Paramedic, Chair of the Int. Paramedic Registry
David Page is Director of the Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA and field paramedic with Allina EMS in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. He is the chair of the International Paramedic Registry. With 35+ years of EMS street experience, David still loves working his ambulance shifts the best.
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