• 2014 Trauma and Critical Care Conference

  • Friday, October 24, to Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 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 2014

    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.

    Click here to download the 2014 Conference brochure.


    Target Audience

    The course is primarily designed for physicians, nurses, pre-hospital personnel and respiratory therapists, as well as trauma and emergency care educators and administrators.


    • Evaluate new guidelines and recommendations in care of the trauma and critical care population.
    • Discuss controversies in the current management of trauma patients.
    • Describe advances in technology, management and techniques for optimal care of the injured or critically ill patient
    • Evaluate treatment strategies, protocols and outcomes involving trauma patients in the urban and rural setting.


    • Anthony Anderson, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon, Durango Orthopedics
    • Jeffery Berlinger, D.O., Attending Physician, Craig Hospital
    • Margaret (Mags) Bradley Clarke, M.D., FAAP, Attending Physician/Clinical Instructor, Children's Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado
    • William M. Coplin, M.D., FCCM, Director, Neurocritical Care, St. Anthony Hospital, Neurosciences Medical Director, Centura Health
    • David Hughes, M.D., EMS Medical Director, Mercy Regional Medical Center Emergency Department
    • Robert Kyper, M.D., Anesthesiologist, Mercy Regional Medical Center
    • Lorrie Linquist, RN, CPTC, Director, Special Projects, Donor Alliance
    • Robert Liscombe, Gray Matters Helmet Program Outreach Coordinator, Mercy Regional Medical Center
    • Charles Mains, M.D., FACS, Trauma Medical Director, Centura Health Trauma System
    • John McManus, M.D., Emergency Department Medical Director, Mercy Regional Medical Center
    • Ryan Naffziger, M.D., Plastic Surgeon, Animas Plastic Surgery
    • Gordon Ninde, RN, Case Manager, Mercy Regional Medical Center
    • Katherine Snyder, M.D., MPH, FAAP, Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado School of Medicine
    • Yonnia Waggoner, RN, Flight for Life, Durango Base Manager, Mercy Regional Medical Center
    • Ruby Jo Walker, LCSW, SEP, CHT, Certified Hakomi Therapist
    • Robert Wrona, M.D., Trauma Surgeon, Mercy Regional Medical Center


    CME Credits
    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of St. Anthony Hospital, Centura Health Mountains and North Denver Operating Group’s Office of Continuing Professional Development, and Mercy Regional Medical Center. St. Anthony Hospital is accredited by the Colorado Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. St. Anthony Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category I Credits™.  

    Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Nursing Credits
    "Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16170, for 14.5 contact hours"

    EMS Credits
    EMS Continuing Education approved by St. Anthony PreHospital Services, Colorado Training Center and group #CO 039.
    Number of hours actually participated:  14.5 hours


    Fort Lewis College 
    Student Union Ballroom 
    1000 Rim Drive 
    Durango, CO 81301
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    Full Conference Registration Fees:
    $100 for Centura Affiliated
    $125 for Non-Centura Affiliated
    Fee includes pre-conference, refreshments, Saturday breakfast and lunch, reception, syllabus materials and continuing education credit.

    Pre-Conference Only Registration Fee:
    $50 for Pre-Conference Workshop Only (Pre-conference FREE for full conference registrants)


    Pre-Conference Schedule – Friday, October 24, 2014:
    8:00-8:30 a.m.: Pre-Conference Registration 
    8:30-11:30 a.m.: Pre-Conference Skills Lab 
    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Lunch on your own  

    Conference Schedule:
    Friday, October 24, 2014
    12:30-1:00 p.m.: Registration
    1:00-5:30 p.m.: Conference
    5:30-7:00 p.m.: Reception

    Saturday, October 25, 2014
    8:00-8:30 a.m.: Registration/Continental Breakfast
    8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Conference (lunch provided)

    For detailed schedule, click here to download 2014 Conference brochure.


    Register for the conference.

    Hotel Reservations and Recreation Activities

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    More Information

    Please contact Ginna Sanders at VirginiaSanders@Centura.org, or (970) 764-3402. 

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