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Trauma Symposium

2018 Trauma Symposium
A New Generation of Trauma
Friday, January 26, 2018
8 am to 4:35 pm

The 2018 Trauma Symposium is a one-day conference for providers of trauma care.  The Symposium is an educational opportunity designed to emphasize the latest techniques in trauma care and emergency medicine, as well as the team approach to caring for injured patients.


The Gaia Hotel, Anderson, California


Early Bird Registration Pricing!**  Register today!
Dignity Health & Enloe Employees:  $55
Physicians & Non-Employees:  $80

**Rates will increase by $20 for day-of registrations.

To receive CE's, license information must be provided at the time of registration.



Mercy Medical Center Redding is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/ California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Mercy Medical Center Redding designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Mercy Medical Center Redding takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity. 

This course has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP646 for 6.5 hours. 

REFUNDS: A refund for the course fee (less a $10.00 cancellation fee) is available if registration is cancelled at least 3 business days prior to the scheduled date. If registration is cancelled less than 3 business days from the course date, or if you are a ‘no show’ at the course, the registration fee will be forfeited and cannot be applied to any future course. Registration is first-come, first-serve basis.

Educational Objectives

1. Apply advances to minimize or prevent complications in the trauma patient 
2. Discuss the ethical dilemmas of trauma in relation to the patient and their families
3. Identify the most up-to-date information on new techniques and guidelines 
4. Evaluate and discuss lessons learned and the issues and challenges of pre-hospital and hospital trauma
5. Describe emerging trends and treatment of the trauma patient
6. Discuss how to respond to unique situations and mass violence
7. Discuss cultural and linguistic disparities that might be associated with these topics


Breakfast and Lunch are provided

7:30 - 8:00 am:


8:00 - 8:10 am:

8:10 - 8:40 am:
"Obtaining an Airway in the Trauma Patient”
Richard King, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.
Critical Care Medicine, Mercy Medical Center
PHI Air Medical, Medical Director, California and Texas

8:40 - 9:10 am:
“Blood Thinners in Trauma”
Douglas Hatter, M.D. 
Director of Trauma Services, Mercy Medical Center, Redding, CA
Trauma and Vascular Surgeon

9:10 – 9:40 am:
“Tourniquets...from the Battlefield to Your Back Yard”   
Richard King, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.
Critical Care Medicine, Mercy Medical Center
PHI Air Medical, Medical Director, California and Texas

9:40 – 9:55 am:

Morning Break 

9:55 – 10:25 am:
“DVT Management of the Trauma Patient”
James Gonzalez, M.D.
General and Vascular Surgeon

10:25 – 10:55 am:
“The Big Bang”
Justin Lemieux, M.D.
Emergency, EMS/Disaster Medicine, Stanford University

10:55 – 11:25 am:
“The Use of the EKSO Bionics Robot as an Adjunct to Traditional Physical Therapy”
Rebecca Askew, P.T., M.P.T., N.C.S.
Certified Vestibular Therapist, Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas

11:25 – 11:55 pm:
”Military Practice in Civilian Trauma” 
Brian C. Beldowicz, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of California Davis
Assistant Professor of Military/Emergency Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

11:55 – 1:00 pm:

1:00 – 1:30 pm:
“Mass Violence Planning: A Community Approach”
Mark E. Belden, E.M.T.-P.
AMR, Operations Manager, Shasta County

1:30 – 2:00 pm:

“Planning put into Action: The Ranch Tehama Shooting”
Mark E. Belden, E.M.T.-P.
AMR, Operations Manager, Shasta County
Lyrae Sullivan, RN, CCRN, CEN
Director of Emergency, ICU and Trauma, Mercy Medical Center
Judy Cline, MSN, RN, CEN, CFRN
Director of Emergency, Trauma and Prompt Care Services, Enloe Medical Center
Jason Swann, FP-C, CMTE, TP-C
Director of EMS, Dignity Health North State Service Area

2:00 – 2:10 pm:
Afternoon Break

2:10 – 2:40 pm:
“Current Trends in Spinal Cord Management”
Adora Matthews, M.D., FAPMR
Spinal Cord Injury Medicine 
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Sutter Health

2:40 – 3:10 pm:
“Early Physiatry Assessment in Acute Traumatic Brain Injury”
Henry Huie, M.D.
Chief of Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

3:10 – 4:10 pm:

“Mass Shooting”
David Turay, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.
Medical Director, Trauma Services and Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Loma Linda University Health
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Loma Linda University School of Medicine

4:10 – 4:35 pm:

Questions and Answers/Wrap-up


Please contact Crystal Walsh at or by phone at 530.225.7242.