Sponsored by EMS Administrators Association of California
American College of Emergency Physicians, CAL/ACEP
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
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATORS’ ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA
Alameda 2009ANNUAL CONFERENCE
CALIFORNIA EMS: REDEFINING THE LANDSCAPE
JUNE 1- 3, 2009
Coastal Valleys LA QUINTA RESORT & CLUB GREATER PALMS SPRINGS AREA
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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 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,
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
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.
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
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
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.