Region VII All Hazards Emergency Preparedness Committee Presents


Tinley Park Convention Center – September 15, 2017
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477


6:30 – 7:30
Early Bird Session – Stop the Bleed. Click here for details »
SESSION FILLED Limited to 50 participants.

7:00 – 7:50
Registration and Breakfast. Music provided by the Joliet American Legion Band.

7:50 – 8:00
National Anthem: Sung by Jim Cornelison
Welcome: Dr. Bernard Heilicser

8:00 – 8:50
Rebecca Bender – Human Trafficking and Medical Professionals: A Survivor’s Insights
Rebecca will be signing her books “Roadmap to Redemption” and “Elevate” throughout the day.

8:55 – 9:45
Dr. Geoffrey Shapiro – Medical Lessons Learned from the Joint Counter Terrorism Awareness Workshop Series (JCTAWS).

9:45 – 10:05

10:05 – 10:55
Breakout Sessions:
Session A: Dr Jackie Medland, RN, PhD – Dealing with Difficult People
Session B: Chief James Sheldon – Tornados, Fires, and Other Disasters in a Small Town
Session C: Michael Snyders – “Not Your Father’s Dope-Synthetics”

11:00 – 12:00

12:05 – 12:55
Breakout Sessions:
Session D: Thomas J. Cartolano, D.O. – Stranger Things
Session E: Peter Lazzara, NREMT-P, BS. – Elderly Trauma: An ED Case Series
Session F: Dr Stathis Poulakidas – Treating Adult Burn Patients
Session G: Stop the Bleed Practice Session – for Stop the Bleed Attendees Only

1:00 – 1:50
Michael Snyders – Law Enforcement Top Secret Briefing

1:50 – 2:10
Break / Snack

2:10 – 3:00
James P. Cole, Jr., DO, FACS – In The Midst of Chaos Came a Call for Order: An Anthology of Military Trauma Research

3:00 – 3:55
Steve Berry, BA, NREMT-P – Service with a Smile: Dealing with Hostile Psychiatric Patients

3:55 – 4:00
Closing Remarks, Evaluations and Certificates



Trauma Coordinators:
Michelle Dace, Elizabeth DeLong, Kathleen Geiger, Megan Hoholik, Leslie Livett, and Jessica McManimen.

Activity Director: James Doherty, MD

Event Assistant: Marilyn Zanelli

A special thank you to: Stephanie L. Whitten, EMT-P, CHEC III EMS/Emergency Disaster Management Coordinator Advocate South Suburban Hospital for organizing the STOP THE BLEED PROGRAM.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe priorities of care in medical responses for disaster.
  • Recognize the need for a multidisciplinary response to disaster.
  • Identify the need for post-disaster relief for communities and responders.

Format: Lecture

Target Audience:
All Physicians, CERTS, Emergency Management Agency Representatives, Emergency Medicine Physicians, EMS Personnel, Hospital Staff, MRC, Pediatricians, Police and Fire Department Personnel, Public Health Staff, Red Cross, Registered Nurses and Trauma Surgeons, Mental Health Professionals, and Faith-based Organizations.

The activity planners and speakers have indicated there are no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests to disclose.

Commercial Support:
There is no commercial support for this activity.

Financial Support:
This activity is funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health.



Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The Silver Cross Hospital is accredited by the Illinois State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CE for this event has been applied for.

We’d like to extend a special thank you to the Joliet American Legion Band for their participation.