UW Medicine EMS & Trauma Conference


Thank you for your interest in the 2014 UW Medicine EMS & Trauma Conference.

​Next year's conference is scheduled for September 28-29, 2015. Please check this page in the spring of 2015 for more detailed information. 

​​​​​​​​​​​​Current Practices in Adult and Pediatric Trauma

Sept. 29-30, 2014

206.621.9000   |   800.325.3535
Fax: 206.971.8441

Presented by Harborview Medical Center and Airlift Northwest.

Online registration​​ is available.

We encourage all attendees to register online.

Conference description

The course is sponsored annually by Airlift Northwest and Harborview Medical Center, the designated Level I trauma center for Washington State, as well as the trauma and burn referral center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WAMI).

This two-day multidisciplinary conference highlights current issues in trauma care throughout the continuum: pre-hospital, emergency, critical care, acute care and rehabilitation. Nationally recognized speakers and local experts in trauma care will present topics pertinent to nurses, physicians, paramedics, social workers, program managers and other healthcare professionals.

Download the full conference brochure (PDF).

Course objectives

  1. Identify critical issues in the continuum of care for adult and pediatric trauma patients.
  2. Identify the psychosocial needs of trauma patients and their families.
  3. Discuss new modalities and leading-edge advances in trauma care.
  4. Identify strategies to overcome barriers to trauma care inposed by hostile, overwhelming or rural environments.
  5. Explore the impact of effective team communication on patient safety and efficient care during trauma resuscitation.
The conference is recommended for healthcare and pre-hospital professionals.

Continuing Education Information

The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commeasurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Credits

Approval has been requested for 14 nursing contact hours.

Exhibitor Information

If you are an exhibitor and are interested in having a display at the conference, please contact Patrick Ramos or Mark Taylor at 206.744.9585 or prodeval@uw.edu.

Pre-conference events:

Sept. 26-27, 2014

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
For registration please contact Maria Paulsen at 206.744.5435 or mruoff@uw.edu.

Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN)
For registration please contact Clinical Education at 206.744.6396 or clined@uw.edu.

Sept. 28, 2014

Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS)

Post-conference event:

Oct. 1, 2014

Disaster Management and Emergency Preparedness (DMEP)

Trauma Report

View the 2014 Harborview Medical Center Trauma Report (PDF)​.

For any questions regarding pre- or post-conference courses, please contact Maria Paulsen at 206.744.5435 or mruoff@uw.edu.

Trauma Conference exhibitors

We would like to thank the following exhibitors for their continued support of this event:

Gold level:

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Silver level: