2023 EMS CONFERENCE
Friday, Jan 20, 2023 8:00am - Saturday, Jan 21, 2023 6:30pm
Peter M. Antevy, MD Pediatric Emergency Physician: Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, South Florida
Board-certified in pediatrics, emergency medicine and the complex subspecialty of EMS, he is also the founder and chief medical officer of Handtevy - Pediatric Emergency Standards, Inc., and he serves as the Medical Director for Davie Fire- Rescue, Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Rescue, Southwest Ranches Fire Rescue and MCT Express, all in South Florida. Dr. Antevy also serves as Associate Medical Director for several other agencies including Palm Beach County, Florida and he is also the longstanding medical director for two highly-regarded paramedic training programs as well as several mobile integrated healthcare (MIHC) programs in greater Broward County, Florida. Dr. Antevy was recently appointed to serve as the lead pediatric EMS specialist/consultant for the highly-influential Metropolitan EMS Medical Directors Coalition. This highly-cohesive international consortium, known for envelope pushing education and operational advances in 9-1-1 care, is largely comprised of the jurisdictional, accountable medical directors of the 50 to 60 largest municipalities in the U.S. and Europe as well as several key U.S. federal agencies. In turn, he has been the recipient of many regional, national and international honors and awards including the 2014 Raymond H. Alexander EMS Medical Director of the Year in Florida and the 2015 EMS 10 Innovator of the Year Award from the Journal of Emergency Medical Services. In 2017, he was awarded the prestigious Ron J. Anderson Memorial Award in Dallas, TX, the international public health service accolade bestowed for his far reaching public health contributions in emergency medical care, particularly for his efforts to improve outcomes for critically ill and injured children. In 2018, Peter was named National Medical Director of the Year by the NAEMT. At the same time, Dr. Antevy remains a grounded, in-the-trenches EMS medical director as exemplified by his recent intrepid on-scene patient care at the Parkland, Florida high school shooting incident and, in turn, his connected follow-up of patients, families and rescuers. A world-class lecturer and training expert, he has become an admired and sought-after educator-speaker for innumerable state and national conferences.
Richie Berndt, BAS, NRP Paramedic Program Coordinator: University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Dr. Crumm Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine: University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center
Dr. Crumm is fellowship trained and board certified in child abuse pediatrics and general pediatrics. She is also currently completing a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center and Seattle Children's Hospital Dr. Crumm works closely with pre-hospital providers to provide care for critically ill and injured children. She hopes to continue to educate all professionals involved in pediatric emergency care about recognition and management of child abuse, to help all children live healthy lives and reach their greatest potential.
John Dawson, NRP, Community Paramedic Captain, Clifton Fire Protection Dist, Instructor Professional EMS Education, Adjunct Faculty CMU
“JD” is a primary BLS, ACLS, PALS instructor as well as a Colorado EMS Primary Instructor. JD brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his presentations.
Fidel O Garcia Owner, Professional EMS Education
Nationally recognized presenter, AHA training center coordinator, Owner Professional EMS Education, Grand Junction, CO. Fidel began his career in 1979 in Leadville, Colorado. He began teaching EMS education classes in 1983. Fidel has worked as a medic in prehospital EMS, a flight medic and hospital based EMS agencies. He has been presenting at local, state, regional, national EMS conferences and events for the last 26 years. Fidel is a frequent reviewer of EMS textbooks and is published in textbook and magazine for EMS.
Dave Gilmore, MD Medical Director: Professional EMS Education - Denver, CO
Dr. Gilmore is a former Academic Professor of Medicine in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. American Heart Association former ECC Science Publications Editor, AHA Programs Education Committee, Regional Faculty, Course Director & International Training Officer. He is the current Medical Director for Professional EMS Education.
Kelly Grayson, AGS, NRP Critical Care Paramedic, Acadian Ambulance-Southwest Louisiana
Kelly has been an EMS Educator for twenty-eight years. He is the owner and founder of MEDIC Training Solutions, an EMS training and consulting firm. He is a passionate EMS advocate and a frequent EMS conference speaker, award-winning columnist for EMS1.com and EMS World Magazine, podcaster, and author of several books.
Mike Helbock, M.I.C.P., NRP Division Chief, MSO-4 EMS Training, Seattle/King County Medic One (ret)
Faculty – Seattle/King County Resuscitation Academy, Clinical Educator/Consultant – Prehospital Medicine Mr. Helbock currently holds a faculty position with the Seattle/King County Resuscitation Academy, specializing in the development and training of the HP-CPR program. Mike worked for 28 years as a Firefighter and Senior Paramedic for the City of Bellevue Fire Department (Washington), until his promotion to Division Chief of EMS Training and Education, Seattle/King County EMS, and his additional promotion to MSO-4, Senior Paramedic Supervisor for Seattle/King County Medic One. Mike completed Paramedic Training at Harborview Medical Center/University of Washington School of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine in Seattle, graduating with “first-in-class” honors.
Stephen J. Rahm, NRP, FcEHS Chief Office of Clinical Direction
Co-Chair Centre for Emergency Health Sciences Healthcare Innovation and Sciences Centre Stephen J. Rahm is a paramedic, educator, and author whose career in EMS spans more than 35 years. Chief Rahm currently oversees the Office of Clinical Direction at the Centre for Emergency Health Sciences and manages all clinical efforts within Bulverde Spring Branch Emergency Services. Stephen is a prolific author, with numerous prehospital emergency medicine, textbooks, videos, and articles published to his credit. Additionally, his research, efforts are published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Care, Prehospital Emergency Care, and Military Medicine, as well as on multiple scientific posters. He is the Centre’s Co-Chair and is a respected faculty member in procedural and anatomical programs, multi-lead ECG interpretation, trauma care, cardiac arrest management, and more. Chief Rahm is a frequent speaker at local, regional, state, and national conferences, where he presents on a wide array of emergency medicine related topics.
Janet Taylor, RN Flight Nurse
After graduating from nursing school in 1998, Janet worked in various departments through the hospital gaining knowledge and experience in ICU, Obstetrics and ER. Janet has been a flight nurse since 2004 and now works full time for Golden Valley Memorial EMS as a nurse in a paramedic role. She enjoys teaching part time for EMS conferences across the country and for local paramedic programs. She also writes modules for various online forums and is regularly featured on EMS1. You can see where she will be heading next at www.emsteacher.com
Jessica J. Wall, MD, MPH, MSCE, NRP, FACEP, FAAP Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Associate Pediatric Medical Director, Airlift Northwest Dr. Wall is trained in both emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine. She cares for patients in the emergency departments at Harborview Medical Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital, and she serves at the Associate Pediatric Medical Director for Airlift Northwest. Through her work with the Department of Emergency Medicine Pediatric Care and Readiness Council, the Seattle Children’s Transport Team and Airlift Northwest she strives to improve the care of pediatric patients in community emergency departments and during transport.