Region VII All Hazards Emergency Preparedness Committee Presents


Tinley Park Convention Center – September 14, 2018
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477


6:30 – 7:30
Early Bird Session – Stop the Bleed. Click here for details »
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

8:00 – 8:50
Dr. Jim Preddy – Vegas Strong, UMC Proud, Trauma Tough

8:55 – 9:45
Dr. Thomas Cartolano – Stranger Things 2

9:45 – 10:05

10:05 – 10:55
Breakout Sessions:
Session A: Ms. Elisabeth Weber – Large Special Event Planning & Response: Local to National Implications
Session B: Dr. Anthony Baldea – Flashes, Splashes and Ashes: Acute Care of Burn and Smoke Inhalation Injury Patients
Session C: Michael Snyders – A New Top Secret Law Enforcement Briefing
Session D: Damon Schilling – EMS Response to the Las Vegas Sooting

11:00 – 12:00

12:05 – 12:55
Breakout Sessions:
Session E: Mike Caplan – Danger in a Flash
Session F: Teri Campbell – Why Do You Look So Shocked?
Session G: Lonnie Polhemus – EMS ABC’s of the Rescue Task Force
Session H: Stop the Bleed Practice Session – for Stop the Bleed Attendees Only

1:00 – 1:50
Dan Frajio – Yarnell Arizona Fire Disaster

1:50 – 2:10
Break / Snack

2:10 – 3:00
Robert Hugh Farley – Recognizing and Intervening in Child Abuse: How did the Accident Happen?

3:00 – 3:55
Bruce Wilkinson – Balancing Life, Work, Family & Friends; You’ve got to have a sense of humor

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



Trauma Coordinators:
Dana Arseneau, Michelle Dace, 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. The Joliet American Legion Band for their participation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define and assess the emergency preparedness responder’s roles and responsibilities during a mass casualty event.
  • Describe the importance and indications for utilizing hemorrhage control, protective equipment, and incident management planning.
  • Recognize the need for planning and education for all emergency responders to a mass casualty event, due to increased incidence of mass casualty type incidents.

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.