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Wed, Oct 02


Music Road Hotel and Convention Center

2019 TARS Annual EMS Symposium

Online Registration is closed. We still have seats available and you may register onsite. Please Register Each Person Individually so that we can print their name badges and have all their information. The price of the Symposium does not include convention registration.

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2019 TARS Annual EMS Symposium
2019 TARS Annual EMS Symposium

Time & Location

Oct 02, 2019, 8:00 AM – Oct 03, 2019, 5:00 PM

Music Road Hotel and Convention Center, 303 Henderson Chapel Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

About the event

The State of Tennessee Division of EMS will recognize up to 12 contact hours  (3 Pediatric, 6 Medical, and 3 Preparatory) for program attendance for Tennessee EMS Providers.

We are excited this year to have the following line-up of presenters:

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

7:00    Registration

8:00    Welcome - Announcements

8:15    No More Ouchies - Jeremy Richter, Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt 

9:15   Pediatric Triage and MCI - Brent Dyer, Sumner County EMS 

10:15 Break (Visit Vendors)

10:45 Active Shooter Dr. Todd Heffern, UT Medical Center 

11:45 Lunch On Your Own

1:15   Outcomes of Early Trauma - Jonathan Wood, Air-Evac

2:15    Drugs of Abuse – Dr. Sudave Mendiratta, Erlanger Medical Center 

3:15    Break (Visit Vendors)

3:45    TBD - Dr. William (Bill) Bass, UT Forensic Anthropology Center 

Thursday, October 3,2019

8:00    Welcome - Announcements

8:15    Wildfire Response - Greg Miller, Sumner County EMS 

9:15    Pediatric Pot Luck -  Allen Dale Davis, Wings Air Rescue 

10:15  Break (Visit Exhibitors)

10:45  Introduction to Emergency Responder Safety - Russ Kough, VFIS 

11:45  Lunch On Your Own

1:15    Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury - Gigi Taylor, UT Medical Center

2:15    Paradigm Shift: Spinal Precautions in EMS – Dr. Frank Tift, Erlanger Medical Center 

3:15    Break (Visit Vendors)

3:45    Key Note - Until They All Come Home: Returning the Fallen Heroes of Tarawa - Dr. Rick Snow, Anthropology Consulting Services 

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