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 Pretty – Las Vegas

8:55 – 9:45
Dr. Thomas Cortalano – 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

11:00 – 12:00

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

1:00 – 1:50
Dan Frajio – Fire Chief Hot Shots

1:50 – 2:10
Break / Snack

2:10 – 3:00
Robert Hugh Farley – Child Abuse

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:
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. The Joliet American Legion Band for their participation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the assessment, plan of care, and warning signs of human trafficking in abused patients
  • Review priorities and decision-making of the emergency preparedness responder’s role in regards to safety and logistics during a mass casualty event
  • Describe critical care decision-making assessment and interventions in special populations during a mass casualty event caused by trauma or terrorism
  • Recognize the need for a multidisciplinary emergency response to a mass casualty event
  • Summarize the systematic approach to multi-system traumatic injuries, from various mechanisms of injury via case study presentations

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, except for Frederick Alexander, MD who is a speaker for Allergan and Merck (CME Committee member).

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.


Accreditation Statement:

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.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) through the joint providership of Silver Cross Hospital and EMS Region VII. Silver Cross Hospital is accredited by the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:
Silver Cross Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.