Erlanger Hosts Trauma Symposium May 14

Friday, April 4, 2014

Erlanger Health System will host the Seventh Annual Trauma Symposium on May 14 at the Chattanooga Convention Center, featuring keynote speaker Dario Gonzalez, MD, FACEP, Medical Director of Bronx FDNY/EMS Division 2. Dr. Gonzalez previously served as Medical Director of the Office of Emergency Management, City of New York, during the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

Dr. Gonzalez will discuss “Explosion Mechanics and Injury Patterns” and share accounts of his experiences on September 11, 2001, during his keynote address. A pioneer of urban search and rescue tactics, he has served in many capacities within the Fire Department New York and has vast EMS experience, including FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Force Leader.

Other local, regional, and national experts in trauma care will speak at the symposium and share their medical expertise with other medical professionals. Topics of discussion at this year’s event range airway control and treatment trends in spinal cord injuries to hidden trauma injuries and drug abuse symptoms.

The May 14 symposium at the Chattanooga Convention Center runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, email patricia.lewis@erlanger.org or call 778-7695.


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