• 2016 Trauma and Critical Care Conference

  • Friday, September 16, to Saturday, September 17, 2016 - Durango, Colorado

    Trauma is the third leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of disability in young Americans. The care of injured and critically ill patients is complex and challenging.  Trauma Conference 2016

    The focus of the Trauma and Critical Care Conference is to provide clear guidelines for practicing clinicians who manage such patients with the emphasis of the continuum of care for trauma and critical care patients from pre-hospital to rehabilitation. This program offers comprehensive knowledge and skills in the treatment of critically ill and injured patients, offering an ideal mix of the current standard-of-care principles and cutting edge information and technology for evaluation, diagnosis and management.

    Conference brochure coming soon!


    Target Audience

    This course is primarily designed for physicians, nurses, pre-hospital personnel, respiratory therapists and allied healthcare professionals, as well as trauma and emergency educators and administrators.


    • Apply knowledge gained and lessons learned to provide quality trauma care in practice settings.
    • Explain management, technology and techniques for optimal care of diverse trauma, critical care and emergency medicine-related issues.
    • Illustrate the latest strategies and techniques for optimal care of the trauma patient in the critical care setting.

    Schedule and Faculty

    Friday, September 16, 2016
    12:30 - 5:00 p.m.

    Saturday, September 17, 2016
    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Key Note Speaker

    Richard W. Patrick, MS, CFO, EMT-P, FF
    A noted emergency service educator, lecturer, author and consultant, Richard Patrick, MS, CFO, EMT-P, FF, serves as the director of the Medical First Responder Coordination for Medical Readiness Division of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Health Affairs (OHA). He began his service with DHS in June 2008 and has been actively involved in volunteer and career emergency medical and fire services for thirty years and is a nationally recognized leader in emergency services.

    List of Faculty and Detailed Schedule coming soon.


    Fort Lewis College 
    Student Union Ballroom 
    1000 Rim Drive 
    Durango, CO 81301
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    Conference Registration Fees:
    $125 for Centura Affiliated
    $150 for Non-Centura Affiliated

    Fee includes refreshments, Saturday breakfast and lunch, and reception.


    Register for the conference.

    Please note: Attendees are required to purchase a parking permit from one of the parking kiosks at Fort Lewis College.
    Please see Fort Lewis College map above.

    Hotel Reservations and Recreation Activities

    Click here for information and bookings of hotel reservations and recreation activities in Durango, Colorado.


    For more information, please contact Ginna Sanders at VirginiaSanders@Centura.org, or (970) 764-3402. 

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