Monday - July 25 - 8:00 am - 11:45 am
Some of the profession’s most visionary leaders in clinical practice and research will challenge you to analyze and evaluate changes in best practices based upon recent EMS research. Facilitated by UCLA’s Prehospital Care Research Forum, the seminar will be highly interactive, with participants expected to engage and challenge each other and the session facilitators. Together, the facilitators and attendees will dissect research methods and results, learning how to interpret the studies and apply the lessons learned to clinical practice in their systems.
This year you’ll discuss, among other current topics:
David Page, MS, executive director of the Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA, will facilitate the seminar along with a group of leaders with expertise in both conducting EMS research and interpreting results in order to improve practice in the field. Pediatric emergency medicine and EMS physician Joelle Donofrio-Ödmann, DO, serves as an associate professor at the UCSD School of Medicine and the deputy chief medical officer for the City of San Diego and the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Ginny Renkiewicz, PhD, is an assistant professor of healthcare administration at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and an award-winning EMS educator and researcher. Hezedean Smith, DM, was named fire chief in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2020 after 25 years with the Orlando Fire Department.
(Note: Pre-reading for this session will be provided and is recommended.)