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MARCH 27, 2022


MEDICAL DISASTER RESPONSE 2022 has been developed by the group that brings you Trauma, Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery.  This course made its debut in 2008 and was an immediate sell-out.  It is specifically for clinical personnel who, in the “heat of battle,” are trying to save patients’ lives and limbs, often with limited space and workers, while trying to quickly determine how to manage more patients than the facility can process.  Whether it is an overwhelmingly busy Friday night or a full-scale mass casualty, the clinical personnel are on the front line.  The COVID pandemic ultimately forced us to cancel the 2020 conference.  However, we were the first large group to hold an “in person” meeting in the country in 2021, and did so with great success. Now, we look forward to an even more successful “Live in Las Vegas” Medical Disaster Response 2022!

Course faculty are selected for their first-hand experience in medical disaster response, and the program is designed to present maximum content in formats most conducive to learning and audience involvement.

Physicians, nurses, administrators, and others in the hospital and clinical arenas will, sooner or later, be faced with the care of multiple patients following a natural, terrorism, industrial, or other catastrophic event that might be considered overwhelming mass casualty or “disaster.”  Many journals, courses, and event “model” disaster plans address infrastructure, supplies, causes, public health, and logistics.  However, the medical/clinical aspects, the most important determinant of survival, are often overlooked.

This course focuses on these aspects and targets the clinical personnel who are the first to receive the victims of a catastrophic event.  Whether responding to a pandemic, mass shooting, or managing the medical needs of large numbers of displaced populations, the roles of the individuals responsible for immediate medical response will be the focus.  Every physician, nurse and administrator working in a hospital clinical setting has the potential to be called upon, without notice, to fulfill these responsibilities.

The program offers comprehensive continuing education in the treatment of critically ill and injured patients, stressing current basic and cutting edge guidelines and technology for evaluation, diagnosis, and management.  The course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of those caring for ill and injured patients in rural, urban, and suburban hospitals.


1)Develop strategies to meet challenges of triage, limited resources,  palliative care, and ethical and moral risks in pandemic and MCI situations; 2) Modify individual situation MCI and disaster responses based on data from past responses; 3) Discuss specific clinical response, including managing hypothermia, field and ER resuscitation, expectant care, and whole blood usage in MCI:  4) Discuss course corrections when prior plans fail; 5)  Discuss principles of developing an effective incident command and urgent expansion of hospital capacity, 6) Understand medical challenges of large refugee population relocations

Didactic lecture, panel discussions, interactive sessions, audiovisual aids, and course syllabus.

CME credit has been applied for.  Please visit the ACCREDITATION PAGE of the web site to get specific accreditation designation for the conferences.

For the purposes of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 creditstm issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Attire for the meeting is business casual. Every effort will be made to provide a comfortable learning environment; however, meeting room temperatures are variable and may be difficult to control. The temperature is occasionally cool in the meeting rooms; therefore, a jacket or sweater is recommended.

All registrants will be provided a name badge for use during the meeting. For security purposes, name badges are required at all times in the convention area. Individuals without a badge will not be permitted into the course rooms or exhibit hall. Lost badges will be replaced for a $20 fee.


For Vegas show information/reservations as well as information on surrounding attractions, visit the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority web site,  Their call center number is: , 1-877-VISITLV (847-4858.

As the meeting dates draw closer, more show information will be available on this site. Also, check our conference website for late breaking show information.

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