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					   CALIFORNIA EMS
   2009 Conference
   Sponsored by EMS Administrators Association of California
                              &
     American College of Emergency Physicians, CAL/ACEP




Redefining
                                 t he
                                      Landsca pe
            Join us at the beautiful
   La Quinta Resort and Club
   Greater Palm Springs Area
     June 2 - 3, 2009
       (Pre Conference Activities June 1)




  Regionalization • Governance • Measuring Performance
    Research • Funding & Reimbursement • Legal Issues
Disaster Medicine • Clinical Excellence & QI • Specialty Care


    In Association with California Emergency Medical Services Authority
                                      &
           Emergency Medical Directors Association of California
                                                                                                                   Registration Form
                                                                                                                          EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATORS’ ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA
Alameda                                                                                                                                        2009ANNUAL CONFERENCE
                                                                                                                                              CALIFORNIA EMS: REDEFINING THE LANDSCAPE
Central California
                                                                                                                                                            JUNE 1- 3, 2009
Coastal Valleys                                                                                                                       LA QUINTA RESORT & CLUB GREATER PALMS SPRINGS AREA
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Contra Costa
                                                                                                         Dr. /Mr. /Mrs. /Ms. ______________________________________________________________________
El Dorado                                                                                                                       First Name                  MI             Last Name
Imperial                                                                                                 Badge Name ________________________________________________________________________
Inland                                            JOIN US!                                                          (Name as it should appear on your name badge)
                      Dear EMS Professional:
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Los Angeles           On behalf of the EMS Administrators Association of California, you are cordially
                                                                                                         Organization ________________________________________________________________________
                      invited to join us at our 2009 Annual Conference. This year’s conference,                       (As it should appear on your name badge)
Marin                 “California EMS: Redefining the Landscape,” should prove to be a very
Merced                informative and interesting conference. We have developed a unique agenda          Address ______________________________________________________________________________
                      of timely, relevant topics and nationally recognized speakers.
Monterey                                                                                                 City      ____________________________ State          _________________________          Zip __________
Mountain Valley       Our Target Audience includes: EMS managers, administrators, educators,
                      medical directors, emergency physicians or nurses, trauma managers, or if you      Phone (       ) _____________________                 Fax (    ) ____________________________
North Coast           work for a provider agency, you will want to attend this conference! You will
                      hear ideas about preparing for the road ahead, and you will have the               Email _______________________________________________________________________________
Northern California
                      opportunity to network with many leaders and colleagues in California’s world
Orange                of EMS.
                                                                                                         ALL REGISTRATIONS ARE ON A FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVE BASIS.
Riverside                                                                                                Registration Fees:
                      This year’s conference will be held in the beautiful and relaxing environment
Sacramento            found at the La Quinta Resort & Club greater Palms Springs area. Blessed with      Pre Conference Golf Tournament (On Site Registration)          Lunch Preference (June 2)
San Benito            a near perfect climate year-round, Palms Springs offers endless opportunities
                      to enjoy the outdoors.
                                                                                                         Conference Registration $260.00 _______                        □ Fish □ Chicken □ Vegetarian
                                                                                                         (If paid by 04/17/09)                                          I intend to stay at the hotel on:
San Diego

San Francisco         We are very proud to have joined CAL/ACEP as our conference partner again          On Site Registration       $300.00 _______                     □ June 1 □ June 2 □ June 3
                      this year. The conference is also supported by the California EMS Authority
San Joaquin           (EMSA) and the Emergency Medical Directors Association of California                                                                              Please make checks, cashier’s check,
San Luis Obispo
                      (EMDAC), and by many quality providers of EMS supplies and services .                                                                             or money order payable to EMSAAC
                                                                                                                                                                        and forward with this form to:
San Mateo                                                                                                EMSAAC Board Meeting Fee $70.00                                ATTN: Laura Wallin
                      Please consider joining us at the conference. Your presence and participation      (May be paid on-site)                                          Riverside County EMS Agency
Santa Barbara                                                                                                                                                           P.O. Box 7600
                      will make the conference even better, and you will be sure to have a great time
Santa Clara           in Palms Springs!                                                                                                                                 Riverside, CA 92513-7600

Santa Cruz                                                                                               Cancellations prior to May 25, 2009 will                       For additional information, please contact,
                      Warmest Regards,
                                                                                                         receive a refund minus a $25.00 processing                     Laura Wallin (951) 358-5029, email
Sierra Sac Valley
                                                                                                         fee. No refunds after May 25, 2009.                            LWallin@co.riverside.ca.us, or
Solano                                                                                                   On-site registration is subject to availability.               Bruce Barton (951) 358-5029, email
                                                                                                                                                                        BBarton@co.riverside.ca.us.
Tuolumne

Ventura                                                                                                         You must register for the conference and the hotel separately. The hotel cost is not
                        Michael Frenn                        Bruce H. Lee
                        President                            Conference Co-Director                                                  included in your conference registration.
                        EMSAAC                               EMSAAC
 CONFERENCE FACULTY
                                                                                                                       About EMSAAC

                                                                                                                       The Emergency Medical Services Administration Association of California (EMSAAC) is comprised of administrators from local emergency
                                                                                                                       medical services agencies (LEMSAs). These county designated agencies are responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing,
                                                                                                                       monitoring, and evaluating a local integrated system of emergency medical services. The LEMSAs are partners with the State of EMS
          Steven Tharratt, M.D., Director                     Robert Mackersie, M.D., FACS                             Authority in carrying out the regulations and guidelines the Authority promulgates.
          California Emergency Medical Services Authority     Professor of Surgery, UCSF
                                                              American College of Surgeons                             EMSAAC serves as the umbrella organization for LEMSAs for the purpose of advising the State of California EMS Commission and State
          Bruce Barton, Administrator                         Committee on Trauma Systems Planning &                   EMS Authority, and other groups to establish goals, priorities, standards, and quality improvement for emergency medical systems.
          Riverside County EMS Agency                         Evaluation
                                                                                                                       Other specific purposes of EMSAAC are to serve as a forum for the exchange of information, to promote dissemination of knowledge
          Bryan E. Bledsoe, DO, FACEP                         Michael Frenn, EMSAAC President                          concerning EMS systems, and to foster relationships with other organizations and agencies involved in similar activities.
          Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine            Director, Solano County EMS Agency
          University of Nevada School of Medicine                                                                      About the Keynote Speakers
          Department of Emergency Medicine                    James Hinsdale, MD, FACS
          University Medical Center of Southern Nevada        Medical Director – CALSTAR                               Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi served in the State Assembly from 1974-1976 and in the State Senate from 1976-1990, including a
                                                                                                                       term as Senate Majority Leader. He became California’s first elected Insurance Commissioner, serving from 1991-1995, then was appointed
          Cathy Chidester, R.N., MSN Director                 Nancy Lapolla, MPH Director                              by President Bill Clinton as the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior from 1995-1998. He returned to the California
           Los Angeles County EMS                             Santa Barbara County EMS Agency                          Department of Insurance in 2003, after his reelection as Insurance Commissioner.
          Josh Davies, Deputy Director                        James Lott, Executive Vice President                     Garamendi is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard Business School, earning an MBA. A former Academic All-
          Santa Clara County EMS Agency                       Policy Development & Communications                      American football player and champion wrestler, he later volunteered and served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia with his wife, Patti. They
                                                              Hospital Association of Southern California              have six grown children and nine grandchildren.
          Chief Timothy Ernest
          Los Angeles City Fire Department                    Shami Mahmud MD                                          On January 8, 2007, John Garamendi became the 46th Lieutenant Governor of California. He brings to the office 32 years of public service
                                                                                                                       and is well positioned to make the office a powerful advocate for families and hard working Californians, and one that tirelessly supports
                                                              Univ. of California, San Diego Medical Center
          Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi                                                                           higher education, health care, the environment, and job creation.
          State of California                                 Stephanie Raby, Nurse Consultant                         During his 14 years as a State Senator and two years in the Assembly, Garamendi chaired the Joint Committee on Science and Technology,
                                                              Medical Alert Center, Los Angeles EMS Agency             the Senate Health and Welfare Committee, the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee, and served as the Senate Majority Leader. He
          David Ghilarducci, MD, Medical Director                                                                      authored laws that protected Lake Tahoe and Mono Lake, reformed health care delivery, established emergency medical services,
          Santa Clara County EMS Agency                       Reza Vaezazizi, MD, Medical Director                     created a work oriented welfare program, revised the State’s tax code, and developed a state agenda for economic competitiveness and
                                                              ICEMA EMS Region                                         scientific advancement. Additionally, he initiated a successful ballot proposition that provided $18 billion for mass transportation and
          Virginia Hastings, Director                                                                                  highways and funded senior centers across the State. His Keynote Speech for the Conference: California EMS & Healthcare: Where
          ICEMA EMS Region                                    Ivan C. Rokos MD, FACEP                                  We’ve Been/Where We’re Going.
                                                              Emergency Medicine Physician,
          Lawrence Heiskell, MD                               Assistant Clinical Professor                             James Lott is the Executive Vice President of the Hospital Association of Southern California, where he is responsible for health care
          Emergency Medicine Physician,                       Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA                         policy development, advocacy, and association communications for hospitals serving Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside,
          International School of Tactical Medicine                                                                    Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. He is the chairman of the L.A Care Health Plan Board of Governors, and he serves on the boards of the
                                                              Eric Rudnick, MD                                         Los Angeles Area Economic Development Corporation, the Claremont University Consortium, and the Citizens Financial Accountability
          Thomas Horan, PhD                                   EMDAC President                                          Oversight Committee for stem cell research in California. His key note speech for the conference is entitled: EMS SURVIVING THE ECONOMIC
          Claremont Graduate University                                                                                & FUNDING CRISIS
                                                              Per Schenck, MS
          Larry Karstead, DIRECTOR                            Office of Service Continuity & Disaster Planning           About the Accomidations
          North Coast EMS Region                              Stanford Hospitals & Clinics
                                                                                                                       EMSAAC’s 2009 Annual Conference will be held on June 1 – 3 at the La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta, California. The sponsors have
          Ken Kehmna, Deputy Chief                            Benjamin Schooley, PhD                                   secured a rate of $135.00 per night. To take advantage of this low rate, once you have registered for the conference, you must register
          Santa Clara County Fire Department                  Claremont Graduate University                            separately with the hotel. Register by calling
                                                                                                                       1-760-564-4111 or 1-800-598-3828 and identify that you are attending the EMSAAC Conference.
          Bruce H. Lee, CEO                                   Dan Smiley, Chief Deputy Director
          Verihealth, Inc                                                                                              Online reservation is available at the following link:
                                                              California Emergency Medical Services Authority          http://waldorfastoria.hilton.com/en/wa/groups/personalized/PSPLQWA-ZEMSA-20090531/index.jhtml
          Conference Co-Director
          Former Director, Santa Clara County EMS Agency      Matthew R. Streger, ESQ., Associate                      La Quinta is situated approximately 150 miles northeast of San Diego and 130 miles east of Los Angeles on the desert floor of the Coachella
                                                              Kern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann, P.C.,                Valley. The protection afforded by the mountains contributes to the arid climate. The greater Palms Springs area offers unlimited
          Gary McCalla, MD, Medical Director                  Bridgewater, NJ                                          opportunities for entertainment and to enjoy the outdoors. From the Palms Springs Aerial Tramway, jeep tours, horseback riding, biking
          REACH Air Medical Services                                                                                   adventure and art galleries to rock climbing, this is the place to enjoy it all.
                                                                                                                            • 5 Golf Courses • Fitness Center • 41 Pools • 53 Hot spas & Spa La Quinta • Stadium Tennis Court
                                                                                                                       Conference Objectives
                    Continuing Education Information                                                                   At the conclusion of the conference, participants will be able to explain:
                                                                                                                            • The history, evolution and development of California EMS law and authorities, and the future challenges and opportunities for
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies for the                      EMS and healthcare in California.
Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education through joint sponsorship of ACEP and AL/ACEP and                     • The impacts of the economic and funding crisis on EMS and hospital services, and the challenges and opportunities facing service
EMSAAC. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for                             providers in the future.
                                                                                                                            • Future directions in regional trauma system planning and data collection, and an understanding of best practices from the
Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.                                            regional trauma coordinating committee process in California.
The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this educational activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA                 • The current trends and measurement tools with regard to EMS system evaluation and design, and how to leverage system
PRA Category 1 Credit (s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation            enhancements based on data.
                                                                                                                            • The development and implementation of new state guidance on tactical medicine and how it relates to EMS system regulation
in the activity.                                                                                                                and operations.
Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 12.5 hour (s) of ACEP Category I credit.                       • The various and often controversial perspectives on EMS helicopter utilization, medical control and regulation.
Provider approved by the California Board of Nursing for 12 hours of CE, CEP Provider No. 1524.                             • Legal implications with regard to EMS regulation and the delivery of services. An understanding how to avoid the pitfalls.
                                                                                                                            • Important lessons-learned information on two case studies related to medical disaster response: a full-scale disaster exercise
Prehospital Care Continuing Education Credit has been approved for 12 hours.                                                    involving an evacuation of a hospital and a real-life response to a major MCI train accident.
                                                                                                                            • Updates related to the development and evaluation of cardiac STEMI and stroke care systems, and best practices throughout the state.
                       CONFERENCE AGENDA                                                                                        CONFERENC E AGENDA
                                                                                                            2:30 P.M. - 3:15 P.M.              TACTICAL MEDICINE: They’re Doing What?
MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2009 PRE-CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES                                                                                                 Dan Smiley, Chief Deputy Director California EMS Authority
ANYTIME                      COME EARLY AND ENJOY 5 GOLF COURSES, 41 POOLS, 53 HOT SPAS & MANY
                                                                                                                                               PANEL DISCUSSION MODERATOR: Lawrence Heiskell MD FACEP FAAFP
                             OTHER UNIQUE & EXCITING ACTIVITIES TO ENTERTAIN THE ENTIRE FAMILY.
                                                                                                           3:15 P.M. – 3:45 P.M.               BREAK/VISIT VENDOR EXHIBITS (SPONSORED BY REDDINET)
4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.        EMSAAC BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
                                                                                                           3:45 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.               HOT TOPIC: PERSPECTIVES ON EMS HELICOPTER UTILIZATION
TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2009 CONFERENCE BEGINS                                                                                                        Bryan E. Bledsoe, DO, FACEP
                                                                                                                                               Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
7:30 A.M. – 8:30 A.M.        CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (SPONSORED BY MERCY AIR SERVICES)
8:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.       REGISTRATION/EXHIBITS OPEN                                                    4:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.               EMS HELICOPTER UTILIZATION: TOO MUCH, TOO LITTLE, JUST RIGHT
                                                                                                                                               PANEL DISCUSSION MODERATOR: Bruce H. Lee
10:00 A.M. – 10:15 A.M.      WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS                                                                                       Bryan E. Bledsoe, DO, FACEP, Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
                             Michael Frenn, EMS Director, Solano County & EMSAAC President                                                     James Hinsdale, MD, FACS, Medical Director, CALSTAR
                             Bruce H. Lee, CEO, Verihealth, Inc., & Conference Co-Director                                                     Gary McCalla, MD, Medical Director, REACH Air Medical Services
                             Bruce Barton, EMS Administrator, Riverside County & Conference Co-Director                                        Reza Vaezazizi, MD, Medical Director, ICEMA EMS Region

10:15 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.      CONFERENCE OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS                                            5:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.               LEGAL IMPLICATIONS
                             CALIFORNIA EMS & HEALTHCARE: W HERE W E’VE BEEN/WHERE W E’RE GOING                                                PITFALLS ON EMS: HOW AGENCIES CAN STAY OUT OF TROUBLE
                             The Honorable John Garamendi, Lieutenant Governor of California                                                   Matthew R. Streger, Esq. JD, MPA, NREMT-P

11:00   A.M.   – 12 NOON     EMS SURVIVING THE ECONOMIC & FUNDING CRISIS                                  5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.                EMSAAC PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION                (SPONSORED BY AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE)
                             James Lott, Executive Vice President
                             Hospital Association of Southern California
12 NOON - 1:30 P.M.                                                                                       WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2009
                             LUNCH/ EMSAAC - EMS LEADERSHIP AWARDS PRESENTATION
                                                                                                          7:30 A.M. – 8:30 A.M.                CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (SPONSORED BY MERCY AIR SERVICES)
                             (SPONSORED BY CALSTAR - California Shock Trauma Air Rescue)
1:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.                                                                                     8:30 A.M. - 9:30 A.M.
                             EMS DESIGN PERSPECTIVES: LEVERAGING SYSTEM PERFORMANCE THROUGH IT                                                 MEDICAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
                             CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY                                                                                     EVACUATING A HOSPITAL: THE DEPAUL EXERCISE EXPERIENCE
                             Benjamin Schooley, PhD                                                                                            Per Schenck, MS, Stanford Hospital & Clinics/Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
                             Thomas Horan, PhD                                                                                                 Ken Kehmna, Deputy Chief Santa Clara County Fire Dept
                                                                                                                                               Josh Davies, Deputy Director Santa Clara County EMS Agency


                                                                                                          9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.               CASE STUDY OF THE EMS RESPONSE TO THE CHATAWORTH TRAIN COLLISION
                                                                                                                                               Chief Timothy Ernest, Los Angeles City Fire Department
                                                                                                                                               Stephanie Raby, Nurse Consultant, Medical Alert Ctr, Los Angeles EMS Agency

                                                                                                          10:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.              BREAK/Vendor Exhibits (SPONSORED BY REDDINET)

                                                                                                          11:00 A.M. – 12:00 NOON              REGIONAL TRAUMA PLANNING: WHAT ARE WE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH?
                                                                                                                                               THE RTCC EXPERIENCE – A REVIEW OF THE REGIONS
                                                                                                                                               PANEL DISCUSSION MODERATOR: ROBERT MACKERSIE, MD, FACS
                                                                                                                                               Region 1 – Northern California  Region 2 -- Bay Area
                                                                                                                                               Region 3 -- Central California  Region 4 – Southwest California
                                 WELCOMES EMSAAC & Conference Participants                                                                     Region 5 – Southeast California
                           Thank you for choosing La Quinta Resort & club for your special event.
                                                                                                           12:00 NOON – 1:30 P.M.              LUNCH / STATE OF EMS
                           We invite you to experience the special ambience and beauty of Spa La
                                                                                                                                               Steven Tharratt, MD, MPVM, Director California EMS Authority
                           Quinta and receive a special discount of 15% on all a la carte spa
                                                                                                                                               (SPONSORED BY REACH Air Medical Services)
                           services during your stay with us.
                           Please call to book your services at 1-800-527-7721 or at Extension 4800        1:30 P.M.- 2:00 P.M.                CARDIAC/STEMI & STROKE SYSTEM UPDATES
                           while you are here at the resort. You must tell us when booking your                                                EMS & STEMI: THE EVOLUTION OF A MAJOR PARADIGM SHIFT
                                                                                                                                               Ivan C. Rokos, MD, FACEP
                           services that you are with EMSAAC to receive your special discount, or
                                                                                                                                               Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
                           bring this flyer with you to the spa when you have your services.
                           Our new menu of services has many new and delightful treatments to              2:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.               OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES IN EMS STROKE SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT
                                                                                                                                               David Ghilarducci, MD FACEP
                           choose from including a special section for children. You may view our                                              Santa Clara County EMS Medical Director
                           spa menu of services at www.laquintaresort.com. Click on Spa.
                                                                                                           2:30 P.M.- 3:00 P.M.                STEMI PANEL DISCUSSION MODERATOR: Ivan C. Rokos MD, FACEP
                           Please arrive at the spa 20-30 minutes prior to your scheduled
                                                                                                                                               Steven Tharratt, MD, MPVM, Director California EMS Authority
                           appointment time to check in and prepare for your experience. A                                                     Shami Mahmud MD, FACC, University of California San Diego Medical Center
                           robe, slippers and locker will be provided for your use. Spa guests                                                 Bruce H. Lee (AHA/STEMI Taskforce Member)
                           must be at least 8 years of age, guests under the age of 18 must be
                           accompanied by a parent or guardian. Fresh fruit and spa water are              3:00 P.M.                           CLOSING REMARKS / CONFERENCE END
                           available with your spa services. We invite you to enjoy our steam
                           rooms, lounges, and our outdoor areas with co-ed whirlpool and cold
                           water wading fountain. A bathing suit is required for the whirlpool
                           and wading fountain.                                                           Faculty Disclosure Statement - In accordance with ACCME Standards and ACEP policy, all faculty are required to disclose
                                                                                                          to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of their presentation(s).

                           The entire staff at Spa La Quinta is pleased to be at your service.