Center for Emergency Medicine Tools and Talent


Friday February 10, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Cranberry 
910 Sheraton Drive
Mars, PA 16046

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Benjamin D Ellis, Conference Chair 
Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania, Inc. 

The Tools and The Talent 2017 

Emergency Medicine/EMS: The Tools & The Talent is a continuing education program designed to enhance the knowledge of practicing medical professionals.

Emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and emergency/critical care nurses will benefit from attendance at this conference.

This program continues to be a Pittsburgh area resource for a wide variety of cutting-edge as well as basic emergency medicine education.

Registration Fee $75.00

The registration fee includes • Course Materials • Continental Breakfast • Lunch • Refreshments

Day-of-Conference / Walk-In Fee $85.00


Continuing education will be offered for all courses provided.

This continuing education activity was submitted for approval by the Emergency Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


                                               8:30 AM – 9:30 AM                                                Stop The Bleed

                                            Andrew Peitzman, MD                                                                              Distinguished Professor of Surgery                                                                        Mark M. Ravitch Chair in Surgery                                                                 Executive Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery                                                           Vice-Chair, General/Community Surgery                                                                         Chief, Division of Surgery                                              Vice President for Trauma and Surgical Services, UPMC

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM


Christian Martin-Gill, MD, FP-C

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

                                 Associate Director of EMS Fellowship                                                      Associate Medical Director, UPMC Prehospital Care                  Associate  Medical Director, STAT MedEvac

   11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Facing the ABC's of Stress: Adversity, Burnout, & Compassion Fatigue

Sheila G. Roth, Ph.D., LCSW, EMT

Professor of Social Work

                                                 Carlow University 






(You can attend one session per time slot. Each afternoon session has been submitted for approval of one hour of con-ed)

1:00 PM 


2:00 PM

Joe Suyama, MD, FACEP  

    Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine     Chief of Emergency Medicine, UPMC Magee


Complications of Late Pregnancy


Ward M Richardson, MD 

                          Assistant Professor of Surgery                                                           Associate Professor of Trauma                                           

                                                                            Pediatric Trauma



2:15 PM


3:15 PM

Ankur A. Doshi, MD 

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine        Director of Medical Student Education           UPMC Mercy

Care after ROSC

Jorge Varcelotti, MD

                               Burn Surgeon Emeritus                                                UPMC Mercy Burn Center                                                          

 Burn Care in the 21st Century


3:30 PM


4:30 PM

Owen Traynor, MD

  Paramedic Program Medical Director, CEM/PITT           

Error in EMS - Teamwork Case Studies

Anthony F. Pizon, MD 

       Assocaite Professor of Emergency Medicine         Chief, UPMC Division of Medical Toxicology
Director, Toxicology Fellowship

Treatment of Street Drug Overdoses