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Dartmouth-Hitchcock and related regional organizations sponsor conferences for rural health care professionals.

10th Annual Northern New England Emergency Services and Trauma Symposium

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
Auditorium E
Lebanon, NH


This year's CREST Symposium will focus on delivering practical skills and clinical pearls to all emergency care providers, from paramedics to nurses to physicians and associate providers. Care of acutely injured and emergently ill patients in rural New England brings unique challenges to all clinicians who provide emergency care. We know that Critical Access Hospitals are often responsible for providing the important first hours of care for many of these patients.

We will address the full spectrum of emergency care, offering in-depth breakout sessions designed for an interprofessional audience-physicians, associate providers, nurses, and first responders-plus an afternoon of simulation and procedural training for providers, in DHMC's Patient Safety Training Center. Our lineup of faculty will share practical knowledge, skills, and best practices covering a range of topics, sure to appeal to interprofessional emergency care providers throughout New England.

Please join us for CREST's 10th Northern New England Rural Emergency Services and Trauma Symposium on October 12!


Time Details
7:00 to 8:00 am Registration and Breakfast
8:00 to 8:15 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:15 to 9:15 am A New Approach to the Dizzy Patient
~ Jonathan A. Edlow, MD, FACEP
9:15 to 9:45 am Great Cases from Dartmouth-Hitchcock TeleEmergency
~ Kevin M. Curtis, MD, MS
9:45 to 10:00 am Break
10:00 to 10:30 am Approaches to the Rising Tide of Geriatric Trauma
~ Andy J. Miller, FP-C
10:30 to 11:00 am Points to Consider When Elderly Trauma Patients Arrive in the Emergency Department
~ Eric D. Martin, MD
11:00 to 11:30 am Kids with Abdominal Pain: Not Always Appendicitis
~ Maia S. Rutman, MD
11:30 am - 12:00 pm ARDS for the Emergency Clinician
~ Harman S. Gill, MD
12:00 to 12:30 pm Giving a Drowning Man a Drink: Sepsis Resuscitation in the Volume Overloaded Patient
~ Matthew A. Roginski, MD
12:30 to 1:30 pm Lunch (provided)
1:30 to 4:30 pm Track A: Pre-Hospital & Nursing Deep Dive Sessions

1:30-2:00 Is Your EMS System Ready to Handle an Active Shooter?
~Joel G. Cuelho, NRP, FP-C

2:00-3:00 Disaster Planning 101
~Dan Nadworny, MSN, RN

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-3:45 Pediatric Trauma: Special Considerations
~Andrea Aldrich, MSN, RN

3:45-4:15 DHART Update: Maximizing the Safe Transfer
of Care
~Andy J. Miller, FP-C

4:15 Closing Remarks
1:30 to 4:15 pm Track B: Simulation Labs (for providers)
Instructed by Suzy Varga, MD; Zach Soucy, DO, FAAEM; Cecily Reynolds, MD, MS; Harman Gill, MD; Reed Brozen, MD, FACEP

1:30-4:15 pm, 30-minute activity rotations of the following with one 15 minute break:
  • Pigtail Chest Tubes
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Acute Dyspnea
Point-of-Care Ultrasound:
  • Echocardiogram
4:15 to 4:30 pm Closing Remarks

Learning outcome(s)

At the conclusion of this learning activity, you will be able to apply evidence-based best practices to the assessment, management, transfer and overall evaluation of the care of emergently ill patients in Critical Access settings.

Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Edlow, MD

Jonathan Edlow, MD

Dr. Edlow trained in Internal Medicine at Boston City Hospital. Since finishing that residency in 1981, he has practiced full-time emergency medicine. He has been at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for the last 21 years. For most of that time, he has been Vice-chair of the department. He is a professor of both Medicine and Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
His academic interests relate to avoiding misdiagnosis of patients with neurological emergencies, especially those presenting with headache, dizziness and weakness. His scholarly work has been published not only in all of the major emergency medicine and neurology journals but also in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA and Lancet. He has won multiple teaching awards including a National Faculty Teaching Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians in 2010.

Additional information

Online registration is open! To register, visit the D-H Continuing Education for Professionals website.

Registration fees

Registration is online and by credit card only.

CREST members*:

  • MD/DO: $160
  • Non MD/DO: $80

Non-CREST members:

  • MD/DO: $185
  • Non MD/DO: $95
  • Full-time Students: $30

The fee covers continental breakfast, refreshment breaks and lunch. A $25 fee will be retained on all refunds requested before a deadline. For registration questions, call (603) 653-1234 or email the Center for Learning and Professional Development at Registration opening soon!

Please contact CREST conference coordinator, Sarah Blum,, if registration fees constitute a financial hardship.

*List of CREST members:

  • Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital
  • Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
  • Cheshire Medical Center
  • Cottage Hospital
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Gifford Medical Center
  • Grace Cottage Hospital
  • Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center
  • Monadnock Community Hospital
  • New London Hospital
  • North Country Hospital
  • Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital
  • Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
  • Speare Memorial Hospital
  • Springfield Hospital
  • Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital
  • Valley Regional Hospital
  • Weeks Medical Center

Further information

For questions about the 10th Annual Rural Emergency Services and Trauma Symposium, please contact CREST conference coordinator, Sarah Blum, at or by calling (603) 650-8329.

For registration questions, please call (603) 653-1234.