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2018 Annual Dr. Ian Portelli Memorial Trauma Conference

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The Dr. Ian Portelli Memorial Trauma Conference

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 7:30AM-3​:15PM
The Grandview, 176 Rinaldi Blvd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601



7:30am – 8:35am –       BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION

8:35am – 8:45am –       Opening Remarks 
                                        - Fausto Vinces, DO, FACOS, FACS, FICS, Chief of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Vassar Brothers Medical Center

8:45am – 9:10am –       Abdominal Wall Closure after Damage Control Laparotomy: From Temporary Closure to Formal Repair
                                       - Salvatore Docimo, Jr., DO, MS, Assistant Professor of Surgery Stony Brook School of Medicine,
                                         Director Gastroparesis Center Stony Brook, New York

Session I       Debate : ECMO for Trauma: Heroic measures or essential for survival?

9:10am – 9:30am –        ECMO : Pro
                                     - Erik Osborn, MD, Critical Care Medicine, INOVA, Fairfax Hospital 

9:30am – 9:50am –       ECMO: Con
                                     - Charles Murphy, MD, Surgical Critical Care, INVOA, Fairfax Hospital

9:50am – 10:15am –       BREAK & VIEW EXHIBITS

Session II        Trauma             

10:15am – 10:35am –      Maxillofacial Ballistic Injuries
                                           - Al Haitham Al Shetawi, MD, DMD, Maxillofacial, Head and Neck surgeon, Health Quest Medical Practice
                                             Division of Sugical Oncology  

10:35am – 11:00am –     Forensics in Trauma Patients
                                         - Dennis Chute, MD, Dutchess County Chief Medical Examiner

Session III         Thoracic Trauma

11:00am – 11:20am –   Rib Plating
                                     - Andrew Doben, MD, Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Tufts
                                      University School of Medicine, Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Baystate Health

11:20am – 11:40am    Retained Hemothorax: 2nd Tube Thrombolysis vs. OR
                                       - Huan Huan (Joanne) Sun, MD, Health Quest Medical Practice-Division of Surgical Oncology

11:40am – 12:00pm    Simulation for Thoracic Trauma
                                       - Mina Attaalla, DO, Director of Informatics and Simulation Education Core Faculty, Emergency Medicine
                                         Residency Program Department of Emergency Medicine SBH Health System

12:00pm – 1:15pam      LUNCH

Session IV       Pre-Hospital              

1:15pm – 1:35pm     Stay and Play Vs. Scoop and Run :
                                   - Benjamin Zabar, MD, DEMS, Bureau of Training Assistant Medical Director Fire Department, City of New York


1:35pm – 1:55pm      Intraosseous Line Placement
                                    - TBA

Session V

1:55pm – 2:20pm   Treatment of Vascular Trauma – An Evolving Paradigm
                                     - Mark Hirko, MD, AVP Surgical Specialties, Health Quest Medical Practice, PC

2:20pm – 2:40pm –    Novel Oral AntiCoagulants and Their Reversal
                                     -  Rama Rao, MD, FACMT, Associate Professor Emergency Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College,
                                     Cornell University, Chief Division of Medical Toxicology, New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill
                                    Cornell medicine. 

2:40pm – 3:00pm –    Intentional Vehicular Assault - Novel Threats in Modern Times
                                     - Faizan Arshad, MD, EMS Medical Director for Vassar Brothers Medical Center

3:00pm – 3:15pm –       Closing Remarks

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