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AtlantiCare Trauma Symposium to feature wide range of trauma, emergency, and critical care topics - Sessions to range from Boston Bombing to A Trauma Survivor's Blueprint for Success


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For Immediate Release:  May 2, 2014

 

Who:  AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC)
 
What: To host Sixteenth Annual Trauma Symposium

When:  Monday, May 5 through Wednesday, May 7
  Highlighted times listed below.
  For complete schedule, visit the ARMC Trauma Symposium website.

Where: Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey.
(Media interested in covering the event should call Jennifer Tornetta at 609-569-7010 or 609-335-3446.)

Details: More than 400 healthcare professionals are expected to attend The Trauma Center at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s16th Annual Trauma Symposium May 5 to 7 at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino. Lee Woodruff, author of New York Time’s best-seller In an Instant, and co-founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which supports and honors military families, will give two keynote presentations Tuesday.

Twenty-five experts including those from ARMC, its clinical partners and hospitals/healthcare organizations from across the country, will share best practices for care of the trauma patient in 30 different sessions.  Topics will include, but not be limited to the Boston Marathon bombing; disaster preparedness planning; drugs of abuse; innovations in end of life issues; pain management; pediatric head injury; recidivism in trauma; rural trauma; trauma and surgical critical care; traumatic wound management; ventilator management and other trauma, critical care, and emergency topics.

The Symposium will include the presentation of the Scott E. Monk, DO, Memorial Scholarship Award Tuesday.  The Monk family, of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, established the annual scholarship to honor the life and teachings of the former medical director of the Trauma Center at ARMC and is funding $5,500 of the award. This year the Timothy Kern Memorial Fund  is contributing $1,500 to the scholarship in memory of Timothy Kern, who was Dr. Monk’s patient.

 

About Lee Woodruff
As co-author of the best-selling In an Instant, Lee Woodruff garnered critical acclaim for the compelling and humorous chronicle of her family’s journey to recovery following her husband Bob’s roadside bomb injury in Iraq. Appearing together on national television and radio since the February 2007 publication of their book, the couple has helped put a face on the serious issue of traumatic brain injury among returning Iraq war veterans, as well as the millions of Americans who live with this often invisible, but life-changing affliction. They have founded the Bob Woodruff Foundation to assist wounded service members and their families receive the long-term care that they need and help them successfully reintegrate into their communities.

Woodruff is a contributing reporter for CBS This Morning, commenting on a variety of home, current events, and family-related topics. Her best-selling book, Perfectly Imperfect – A Life in Progress, was followed by her first novel, Those We Love Most, which became a New York Times best-seller and won the Washington Irving Book Award for fiction.
A freelance writer, Woodruff has penned numerous personal articles about her family and parenting that have run in such high-profile magazines as Health, Redbook, Country Living, and Parade.

In addition to doing freelance writing, Woodruff ran her own public relations and marketing consulting business for 16 years. Before that, she was senior vice president of public relations firm Porter Novelli.


Presentations of particular interest to media will include:


Monday, May 5
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. - What’s New in Penetrating Trauma? - James Eakins, MD FACS, director, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Hahnemann University Hospital; and assistant professor of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. - A look at Trauma Recidivism – Kelly Willman, MD, ARMC Trauma surgeon.


3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Advances in Medical Management of Traumatic Brain Injury - Edward Hamaty, Jr., DO, Medical director, Neuro Critical Care, AtlantiCare Neurosciences Institute, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Emergency Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey.


3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Total Hip Arthroplasty, Zachary Post, MD, Rothman Institute at AtlantiCare.


4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. - Boston Marathon Bombing: Lessons Learned from a Novel ‘Mass-Casualty Service’ - Alok Gupta, MD, FACS, program director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Division of Acute Care Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Massachusetts.

Tuesday, May 6

8 a.m. to a.m. - Chemical Suicides: Risks to Healthcare Providers - Michael Reihart, DO, FACEP, medical director, Emergency Medical Services, Lancaster General Health, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; and regional medical director, South Central Pennsylvania Emergency Medical Services, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m - Drugs of Abuse - Michael Reihart, DO, FACEP, medical director, Emergency Medical Services, Lancaster General Health, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; and regional medical director, South Central Pennsylvania Emergency Medical Services, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

 

11:30 a.m. Scott E. Monk Award Presentation
The family of the late Scott Monk, DO, former medical director, the Trauma Center at ARMC, and Lori Kern, of Chestertown, Maryland, mother of the late Tim Kern, will present the following AtlantiCare employees with $3,500 scholarships to pursue their education. The Monks funded $5,500 of the scholarship.
• Kelly Heiler, RN, ARMC Trauma Center, of North Cape May, has been worked in ARMC’s Trauma Center since 2004. She is pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona.   “I only worked with Dr. Monk a short time,” said Heiler. “I learned so much from him. He provided an excellent example of how to truly care for patients and their families.”
• Michelle DiForti, ARMC Emergency Center technician, of Little Egg Harbor, joined AtlantiCare July 2011. She is pursuing her Associates degree in nursing education at Ocean County College School of Nursing, Toms River, New Jersey.
 
11:40  a.m. to 1 p.m. - Life Changes in an Instant - Lee Woodruff, New-York Times Best-Selling author; CBS This Morning contributor, and co-founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, ReMIND.org - “Life Changes in an Instant” will follow Woodruff’s  personal experience with trauma. Woodruff’s husband, ABC anchor Bob Woodruff, suffered a near-death roadside bomb injury in 2006 in Iraq. This is the inspirational story of his recovery and her family’s resilience.

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. - The Unsung Hero: The Caregiver - Lee Woodruff, New-York Times Best-Selling author; CBS This Morning contributor, and co-founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, ReMIND.org - “The Unsung Hero” will address the importance of inclusive healthcare environments which provide care for and hope to families as well as patients, and will offer gratitude and inspiration for healthcare workers employed in trauma care.
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Dying in 2014: Challenges and Innovations in End of Life Issues - Brian Acunto, DO, attending physician, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Emergency Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey.
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - A Trauma Survivor’s Blueprint for Success - Anthony Macchiavelli, MD, medical director, Hospitalist Program, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Emergency Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey.


Wednesday, May 7

8 a.m. to 9 a.m. - I’m Not Making This Up! Strange Cases! - Sydney Vail, MD, FACS, Trauma, Acute Care and Critical Care Surgeon;  and director, Tactical Medicine Program and Outreach, Scottsdale Health Care Osborn Medical Center, Scottsdale, Arizona.

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.-  Pediatric Head Injury - Mark D. Joffe, MD, director, Community Pediatric medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; attending physician, Division of Emergency Medicine; and associate professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – A Trauma Survivor’s Blueprint for Success – Anthony Macchiavelli, MD, director, ARMC Hospitalist Program and member of AtlantiCare’s Military Employee Resource Group, will detail his journey from trauma patient to physician. Macchiavelli was the first person in the United States to go to medical school through the United States Department of Veterans Administration’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program. The Army retired him due to injuries sustained after a vehicle he was driving went off a cliff and blew up, while he was on assignment in Texas He spent a year recovering from his injuries.


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