Metro Medical Directors meet and share in Dallas
The most influencial members of urban ems will be in an invitation-only meeting this week to look at clinical and operational issues. This self-selected group will share and discuss issues in a frank and complete manner that best occurs behind closed doors, among colleagues.
And then they will share their recommendations with EVERYONE.
The sharing starts Friday at the "Gathering of Eagles: The EMS State of the Science" in Dallas.
From their website:
The U.S. Metropolitan Municipalities EMS Medical Directors Consortium (The “Eagles” Coalition) is comprised of most of the jurisdictional EMS Medical Directors for the nation's 20 – 25 largest cities 9-1-1 systems as well as the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service. In essence, this small cadre of leading emergency specialists not only oversee the medical aspects of day-to-day 9-1-1 calls and early resuscitative care in the nations most populous cities, but most of them are also responsible for much of the medical aspects of homeland security in these high-risk venues in which nearly 50 million Americans dwell and make their livelihood.
The purpose of this conference is to provide participants with the most cutting edge information on EMS research, management issues, lessons learned and newly-proposed advanced patient care techniques. This perennially-popular national EMS conference is designed primarily for prehospital emergency care providers including: physicians, paramedics, EMT's, first responders, EMS system directors, fire chiefs, medical directors and educators, emergency nurses and researchers interested in EMS, trauma & resuscitation innovations as well as related State-of-the-Art investigations & prehospital care delivery techniques across the United States.
I would share the agenda of the two day conference,
but it is yet to be finalized.
My impression is that some participants have prepared presentations months ago. About a fourth of the presentations come from the closed-door discussions and committee work done on Wednesday and Thursday.
Welcome to just-in-time medical education. Sort of like a long grand round session at a teaching hospital.
Each topic presentation is 10 minutes long, and there are 51 of them. Plus five sessions to quiz the Eagles about the issues covered. As well as the obligatory opening sessions, award presentations and closing comments.
Mike "FossilMedic" Ward
Earlier Eagle related posts:
- May 13, 2008: ALS Response Times? Never Mind
- February 29, 2009: Physicians in Police Interceptors
- Eagles 2011 Agenda
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