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Accommodations

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310 Canal Park Drive
800 426-7866 or (218) 720-3000
hamptoninn.com/hi/duluth

 

200 W 1st Street
800 477-7089 or (218) 722-1202
hiduluth.com

 
Shuttle service available
Skywalk access available

350 Canal Park Drive
888 668-4352 or (218) 726-1111
innonlakesuperior.com

 

301 E Superior St
800 325-3535 or (218) 733-5660
sheraton.com/duluth

Skywalk access available

800 W Railroad St
(218) 481-8888
pierbresort.com

 

325 Lake Ave S
800 794-1716 or (218) 727-4663
thesuitesduluth.com

 

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Presenters

MEET OUR PRESENTERS

Kathryn Abram retired with the rank of Sergeant from the Dakota Co. Sheriff’s Office. She holds a B.A. in Public Administration and a M.A. in Psychology. She has taught Psychology at several Metro colleges, is the lead trainer for the Metro CISM Team and has been a member of the team for 10 years. She is also an ICISF certified instructor.

Rosemary has been an EMS nurse for 40 years with ground and flight transport experience, ED and emergency medicine education.

Dr. Peter Antevy, innovator of the Handtevy Pediatric Resuscitation System, is a nationally recognized lecturer and expert in the field of pre-hospital pediatrics. He is extremely passionate about improving both adult and pediatric pre-hospital care and evaluating and improving upon currently accepted medical practice. Dr. Antevy received his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1999 and then continued on to complete his pediatric training at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. He then achieved a subspecialty degree in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh before returning back to Florida where he has been a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital since 2005. Dr. Antevy also currently serves as the EMS Medical Director for Davie Fire-Rescue, Coral Springs Fire Department, Southwest Ranches Fire Rescue and American Ambulance, and is the Associate Medical Director for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, Miramar Fire Rescue and Seminole Tribe Fire Rescue. Peter currently serves as the President of the Greater Broward EMS Medical Directors’ Association, an organization whose providers serve the 1.5 million residents of Broward County, Florida. For his efforts, Dr. Antevy was awarded the prestigious Raymond H. Alexander EMS Medical Director of the Year Award in 2014. He also was honored as one of the 2015 Top Ten Innovators in EMS by JEMS.

Al has been involved in EMS since 1979 as EMT for Stillwater Ambulance, Paramedic, Flight Paramedic and Educator at North Memorial since 1980. He has responded to over 25,000 emergency calls and over 1000 helicopter transports. A full time faculty member and simulation specialist for Hennepin Technical College, he teaches many EMS courses and provides education throughout the region. Additionally, in partnership with the EMS for Children Program, he has been providing simulation training for pre-hospital and hospital-based providers across Greater MN. His trainings and presentations consistenly are evaluated as being among the best in all areas.

Dawn has been involved with AuSM for more than 20 years. She currently is an AuSM Education and Training Specialist and is the Senior Director of Finance and Operations. Dawn also parents a young adult on the spectrum. She was in on the initial design and building of the Emergency Preparedness Program for families and First Responders, and has been training the program since its inception in 2011.

Holly is a retired St. Paul Police Officer. She has a degree in Psychology from Northwestern University. Holly is a certified Police Peer Counselor. She has been a member of the Arrowhead Critical Incident Stress Management Team for over 5 years and is the new Arrowhead CISM Outreach Education Coordinator.

Ross Chavez has worked for HCMC since 2007 as a Paramedic, Deputy Chief of EMS and now works for HCMC’s Portfolio Management and Growth team, focusing on the relationships and outreach with providers referring trauma to HCMC. Ross also spent four years working for LifeSource as a Tissue Recovery Technician, traveling across the region to help donors and families fulfill their wishes of donation.

Dr. Delp has been an emergency physician for over 20 years. He is an associate medical director with LifeLink III and is currently the Medical Director for the award winning St. Luke’s Stroke Program. He has been the recipient of the Mark Rathke leadership in EMS award as well as the lifetime dedication to medicine award. He was voted top emergency physician six years in a row by his peers. His last presentation at Arrowhead EMS involved jabbing a fishhook into his own thigh and having a volunteer rip it out.

Jason serves as the EMS Manager for the Texas Department of Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Office of the Chief of Staff. Proir to working for DPS, he was the Chief Operating officer for MedicOne Medical Response, which is a national ambulance transport company where he was previously the National Vice President of Clinical Services. He previously worked as a full-time Firefighter Paramedic for the Arlington Fire Department for 9.5 years where he also served as the EMS Clinical Coordinator for 3 years. Jason’s resume includes 21 years of paid EMS/Fire and 13 years as a Critical Care flight paramedic. Other experiences include 8 years on a groud ambulance with Austin-Travis County EMS. Jason has been an active commissioned police officer and Tactical Paramedic since 1997, currently commissioned as a Williamson County Deputy Constable. Jason is passionate about EMS education and is a known speaker locally and nationally over the last 14 years for bringing a sense of humor, passion, energy and practical experience to his audience.

Chris is an EMS Education Coordinator with the National EMS Academy in Louisiana. He has been providing prehospital emergency care, ranging from primary EMS response to critical care transportation by land and air for over 22 years as well as educating future first responders, EMTs and paramedics for 21 years. Chris holds a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Toledo and is currently an annual presenter at local, state and national EMS and public safely conferences. He enjoys Ohio State athletics, bicycling, hiking, basketball and traveling as often as possible throughout the United States.

Amy Eisenhauer has been a pre-hospital provider in New Jersey for over 18 years working in both clinical and educational roles within the EMS community. She hosts TheEMSsiren.com, a blog on EMS which engages providers and strives to improve the EMS community as a whole. You can contact her at theemssiren@gmail.com

JoEllen is a registered nurse at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, certified in transplant, who works as the transplant coordinator with the advanced heart failure team for both pre-transplant candidates and post-transplant recipients. She previously worked at Life Link III as a flight nurse and served 28 years in the MN Air National Guard as a flight nurse.

Reuben is a Critical Care Paramedidic, FTO, and Education Coordinator at Delta County Ambulance District in Western Colorado. Reuben is becoming a regular speaker at conferences all over the country and teaches extensively throughout Colorado. Last year he launched his own education company, RockStar Education and Consulting.

Dr. Foley attended medical school at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. He completed his Internship at the University of North Dakota – MeritCare in Fargo, ND and did his residency in Emergency Medicine at Michigan State University – Kalamazoo Center for Medical Education in Kalamazoo, MI. Dr. Foley has been an Emergency Physician for SMDC for 16 years and was the past chair of the Emergency Department. He is the immediate past Chief of Staff of St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Geoffrey has been in Fire/EMS since 1998 working on the “Iron Range” in Northern MN. He has 8 years experience as a 911 dispatcher for the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, 4 years as fire chief and 4 years as Executive Director for Ely Area Ambulance. Geoff is a Chair of the NE Regional EMS Group and has been an EMS educator since 2002.

Mark has been an EMT since 2002, serving with St. Charles and Plainview Ambulances. He currently volunteers with Le Center Ambulance. Mark earned his private pilot license in 2006 and earned his bachelors dagree in Emergency and Disaster Management in 2014. Mark also served as the Education Coordinator for SCEMS from 2009 until his appointment as Director in 2014.

Kirk Hughes is a Registered Nurse working as a Certified Specialist in Poison Information and Education Director for the Minnesota Poison Control System since 2000. He has been a Firefighter/EMT for the last 23 years and is an Investigator for Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office. He is certified as a Hazmat Technician, AMLS, AHLS Instructor and has been published in multiple medical periodicals.

Johnnie has been a first responder in the Ely area for 25 years and an EMT on wildland fires for the U.S. Forest Service for 16 years. She has taught wilderness and emergency medicine and is a member of the Arrowhead CISM team.

Lindsay Jensen received her B.S. in Health Sciences at The College of Saint Scholastica & her M.S. in Clinical Anatomy at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She teaches 300 students anatomy labs for CSS's undergraduate anatomy & physiology course.

Ken is the Division Chief/Ambulance Director for the Cloquet Area Fire District. He is also an instructor for ACLS, AMLS, PALS, ITLS, EVOC and Fire/Rescue; spends time volunteering in the community.

- Lead Emergency Medicine Physician at Children's Minnesota and West Health Emergency/Urgency Department
- Director of Minnesota's Emergency Medical Services for Children Program
- Instructor for Community Paramedics at Hennepin Technical College
- Pediatric Representative on Minnesota's Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board
- Sub-committee member on West Metro EMS Committee
- Peds Emergency Medicine Representative on Minnesota Department of Health Science Advisory Team
- Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and member of the sub-section of AAP on Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Tracy Larsen is a registered nurse and the Pediatric Trauma Program Manager at Regions Hospital, Level 1 Pediatric Trauma center. She graduated from Marquette University College of Nursing in 1991 with her BSN. Tracy has a background working in emergency medicine and trauma with a special interest in pediatrics. She worked on the West Coast for over 10 years before returning home to Minnesota in 2004 where she holds her current position at Regions Hospital as the Pediatric Trauma Program Manager. Tracy enjoys teaching ENPC, PALS, and PFCCS classes to her colleagues and fellow EMS providers. She is active in the Performance Improvement Program of her institution and is a TOPIC Faculty Instructor for the Society of Trauma Nurses.

Ron has had a diverse career. He has worked in the military, retail, manufacturing and service industries. He became involved in EMS in the ‘90s at F-M Ambulance Service and has worked there ever since (with a brief time in Georgia). He has held several positions including dispatcher, EMT, Paramedic, ALS educator, Paramedic Program Coordinator and now Director of the Education Department. Ron is active in EMS research (with 3 published abstracts) and has presented at several national conferences. Ron is a member of the NAEMSE Education Technology Committee and the NAEMSE Research Committee. He is also currently serving on the North Dakota Education Advisory Committee and is the vise-chair of the EMSRB Post-Transition Education Workgroup.

Dustin has been involved with EMS from a Volunteer EMTin rural southern Minnesota to an Emergency Medical Dispatcher for Mayo Clinic Medical Transport, a Paramedic for Albert Lea Medical center EMS, and an Instructor Paramedic for Mayo Clinic Medical Transport, Riverland Community College-Austin Minnesota, and Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

Richard is a Clinical Pharmacist at the Essentia Health Heart & Vascular Center in Duluth Minnesota. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota – College of Pharmacy. He completed internships at United and St. Paul Children’s Hospital in St. Paul Minnesota and at the VAMC – Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Minneapolis Minnesota. He has been employed at Essentia Health St. Mary’s since 1992. In 2013 he was named one of the Co-Chairs for the American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline – Minnesota Project. Richard is well known to the medical community in the northland, as an authority on cardiovascular risk reducion, anticoagulation, as well as heart attack care. Also known as the, “STEMI Guy” – Richard is the founder of the Duluth Area Fishing League. In his spare time he enjoys time with his kids, strumming his guitar, a little bit of running and of course: FISHING!

Dwight is the Paramedic Program Director at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in Baltimore Maryland. He has a Master’s Degree in Occupational Social Work and is a Clinical Social Worker and Crisis Counselor for the Grassroots Crisis Center. Dwight also serves as a mental health professional with the Baltimore City Fire Department and Maryland Natural Resources Police CISM Teams.

Jeff Schultz has been in EMS for 37 years. He have operated in the urban and rural settings throughout his career. He currently works as a Paramedic Instructor for the paramedic program at the Mayo School of Health Sciences. Jeff has worked on an emergency response team (ERT) within Mayo Clinic.

REHAB events and PEPP Coordinator for the South Central Minnesota EMS Region. EMT at Le Center Volunteer Ambulance for 16 years.

President of Le Center Volunteer Ambulance, SCEMS Advisory Board and Rehab team, South Central College Advisory Board, President of Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Association.

Marty has been an EMT for Le Sueur Ambulance for 13 years. He has been a board member on the MN EMS Association for 5 years and am currently the Vice-President. He also sit on the South Central MN EMS Rehab team and also do instructing for the South Central MN EMS Region. Marty am also a CPR Instructor for Le Sueur Ambulance.

Marvin has been an EMT-B for 12 years working for Le Sueur Volunteer Ambulance where he currently is the Training Officer. He has worked with South Central MN EMS for the past 4+ years on the Fire Rehab Team. He is also a CPR instructor through American Heart association.

Janet is a full time flight nurse for Mercy Life Line from Springfield, Missouri. In addition to EMS, she has worked in ICU, ER and OB in order to be familiar with the different types of calls that she and her partner may encounter in EMS. Janet has her Bachelors Degree in Science and Nursing and enjoys teaching part time at various EMS conferences throughout the year in addition to writing articles for various industry magazines. Her website is www.emsteacher.com where you can see where she will be headed next as well as the most current list of topics offered. You can e-mail her at janettaylor6@icloud.com

Katelyn Wilson is a nursing and social work professional with extensive experience working with patients and families at end of life through roles in both hospice and oncology. She has most recently dedicated the past two and a half years specifically to the incredible field of donation as a hospital liaison for LifeSource organ, eye and tissue donation. In this position, she has had the honor of working with families and individuals who have saved countless lives by having the courage and generosity to say, “yes”. Additionally, she speaks publicly to a wide variety of public and professional groups to share the stories of donation and that “we all share the gift of life”.

Brad is the current EMS Program Coordinator at Anoka Technical College. He is also an active Paramedic with North Memorial Ambulance. Brad enjoys running and officiating football as hobbies.

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