Keith Conover, M.D., FACEP

March 7, 2019

 


Basic Information

NAME:    Keith Conover (no middle name)

BUSINESS ADDRESS/PHONE:
              Department of Emergency Medicine,
              UPMC Mercy
              Pittsburgh, PA 15219-5166
              412-232-8382

BIRTH PLACE:                   Washington, DC

BIRTHDATE:                       3/25/53

CITIZENSHIP:                     US

 

HOME ADDRESS/PHONE/EMAIL:
              55 Sigrid Drive
              Carnegie, PA  15106-3062
              412-276-1980
             
kconover@pitt.edu

MARITAL STATUS:            married

NAME OF SPOUSE:            Betty P. Thomas

CHILDREN:           Laurel Victoria Conover, 18


 


Board Certification and Licensure


MEDICAL LICENSURE

Number

Expiration

Pennsylvania Medical Physician and Surgeon

MD-034564

12/31/2018

Pennsylvania Medical Command Physician

1748

7/2/2018

Pennsylvania (Prehospital) Health Professional Physician

010702

permanent certification

Pennsylvania Prehospital Physician

010702

12/31/19

AMERICAN BOARD OF INTERNAL MEDICINE

Passed exam September 1987; diploma issued January 1988

116603

no expiration date

AMERICAN BOARD OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Met credentialing requirements September 1995.
Passed written ABEM exam November 6, 1995 (score: 92).
Passed oral exam 5/21/96. 
Board certification issued 7/15/96
Renewed 12/18/06

950749

12/31/2026



 


Education and Training

POST-GRADUATE:

RESIDENCY

DIRECTOR

7/85 to 6/87

Allegheny General Hospital
Internal Medicine Residency Office
Level 2
320 East North Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 359-4970

Claude Joyner, M.D.

 

INTERNSHIP

 

7/84 to 6/85

George Washington University
Medical Center
2150 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Suite 5-422
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 741-2235

Jorge Rios, M.D.

MEDICAL SCHOOL

7/80 to 6/84

George Washington University
Medical School
2300 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
202-994-3506

M.D.

POST-BACCALAUREATE UNDERGRADUATE

 

9/76 to 5/80

University of Virginia
Charlottesville
, VA

 

UNDERGRADUATE

 

 

9/71 to 8/76

University of Virginia,
Charlottesville, VA

B.A.

 

Major studies:

w Environmental Sciences
w Music

 

Minor studies[1]:

w Social Psychology
w Physics

 

Appointments and Positions

DATES

INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION

POSITION

Major ACADEMIC

1991-date
last renewed 5/18

University of Pittsburgh, Department of Emergency Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor

6/87-1991

University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine

Adjunct faculty

2000-2011

Department of Internal Medicine / Emergency Medicine, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

2011-date

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor

1996-2006

Duquesne University, Rangos School of Health Sciences, Dept. of Physician Assistant

Assistant Professor

1993-1996

Duquesne University, Rangos School of Health Sciences, Dept. of Physician Assistant

Adjunct Faculty

Minor ACADEMIC

1995-2011

Pennsylvania Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians

Associate Course Director, International Emergency Department Information Systems Symposium

5/05-5/11

Member, Board of Directors

1995-date

member, Emergency Medical Services/Disaster Committee

2003-2008

Chair, Emergency Medical Services/Disaster Committee

11/92-11/99

Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Wilderness EMS Institute

Director and Preceptor, Wilderness EMS Rotation (for R-2/3/4 EM residents)

1996-1998

Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania and U.S. Department of Transportation, NHTSA.

Subject Matter Expert, Environmental Emergencies and Rescue Awareness, national EMT-Paramedic revision project

7/88-3/90

Department of Internal Medicine, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh

Ward teaching physician

Clinical

1/19/11-1/29/18

MedExpress Urgent Care

Attending Physician

7/02-date

Department of Homeland Security, National Disaster Medical System

Supervisory Medical Officer, PA-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team

12/04-date

Chief Medical Officer/Team Medical Director, PA-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team

10/2009-9/2011

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, 1086 Franklin Street, Johnstown, PA  15905-4398

Courtesy Staff, Teaching Faculty for Emergency Medicine Residency

12/05-6/30/08

Monongahela Valley Hospital, 1163 Country Club Road, Monongahela, PA  15063-1095, (724) 258-1988

Courtesy Staff, Emergency Department

8/05-5/09

Magee-Women’s Hospital, 300 Halket St., Pittsburgh, PA  15213-3180

Active Staff, Emergency Department

11/03-12/05

Ohio Valley General Hospital, 25 Heckel Road, McKees Rocks, PA 15136

Active Staff, Emergency Department

11/03/-12/04

UPMC Northwest Hospital

Emergency Medicine Staff

6/94-12/03

Mercy Providence Hospital, 1004 Arch St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Active Staff, Department of Emergency Medicine

3/97-6/97

The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, 4800 Friendship Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Associate Staff, Emergency Department (part-time, a few shifts, as per coverage arrangement with  the Emergency Medicine Association of Pittsburgh group at Mercy)

3/97-6/97

Uniontown Hospital, 500 West Berkeley Street, Uniontown, PA 15401, (724) 430-5000

Courtesy Staff, Emergency Department (part-time, a few shifts, as per coverage arrangement with  the Emergency Medicine Association of Pittsburgh group at Mercy)

6/87-date

Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh (changed to “UPMC Mercy” in 2009), 1400 Locust St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15219-5166 *NB: was initially Emergency Medicine Association of Pittsburgh, but in 7/08 switched to University of Pittsburgh Physicians

 

Active Staff, Department of Emergency Medicine

9/88-7/89

Interim Director, Urgent Care Center

7/92-2002

Information Systems Coordinator, Department of Emergency Medicine

2002-2008

Medical Informatics Committee

1989-1997

Infection Control Committee

1989-2006

Emergency Preparedness Workteam (was principal coordinator of major revision of hospital’s disaster plan in 1994)

1997-2012

Medical Records/Health Information Management Committee (led redesign of hospital’s standing order set)

12/85-1997

Sewickley Valley Hospital, 720 Blackburn Road, Sewickley, PA 15143 412.741.6600

Attending Staff, ­Emergency Department (part-time)

other

11/18-date

National Disaster Life Support Foundation

Subject Matter Expert, Advanced Disaster Life Support, Preparations and Implementation of Surge Operations - Phases, Conventional, Contingency and Crisis

2008-2009

Department of Homeland Security

Austere EMS Advisory Working Grou

2006-date

Member, EDIS Functional Profile Working Group

HL7 Emergency Care Special Interest Group

11/05-2010

Medical Subcommittee

Joint Readiness Center (Pittsburgh Air Force Base)

1/05-date

Planning Commission, Borough of Carnegie, PA

Member

9/89-6/14

Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference

Medical Director for Pennsylvania

6/14-date

 

Chair, Medical Advisory Committee

1/17-date

 

President/Chair of Board

1987-2005

Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council

Rescue and Hazardous Materials Task Force

1994-1999

EMT and Paramedic Advisory Committee; Chair, Wilderness EMT Subcommittee

1995-2008

Medical Advisory Committee

2002

Act 45 Task Group

2008-date

2012-date

 

EMS Information Task Force

Special Operations Task Force

1993-2005

Wilderness EMS Institute

Medical Director

1992-1996

Wilderness Medical Society

Section Editor, “Wilderness EMS Case Reports,” Wilderness Medicine Letter

1995-date

Faculty Advisor, WMS Student Section, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

9/89-7/93

Eastern Region, National Cave Rescue Commission

Region Medical Coordinator

7/93-9/94

Medical Director

9/94-2013

2013-date

Assistant Medical Director

Medical Advisor

1989-date

 

Instructor

1996-2000

Nature Center trails supervisor

Borough of Green Tree, PA

1986-1988

Pennsylvania Search and Rescue Council

Founder and first President

1990-1995

Secretary

1995-1999

Member, Board of Directors

1972-84

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, Washington, DC

Appalachian Trail:  Shelter Overseer, Trail Overseer, Trail Patrol, Maps Committee Member

1974-75

Executive Secretary

Intercollegiate Outing Club Association

1973-5

President

Outing Club, University of Virginia

1972-76

Yosemite National Park, Shenandoah National Park, National Capital Parks, and C&O Canal National Historical Park

Park Ranger (summer seasonal)

 


Certificates


Amateur Radio License WD4PSY
first issued 1974, expires 09/07/2025

Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference
Search and Rescue Incident Commander certification;
first issued 1974, last renewal 1997

ABA Advanced Burn Life Support
provider course taken 11/90

ACS Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
Provider certificate first issued 1/24/86, took “new” provider course 7/10-11/98, again 11/02
Completed instructor course 11/12/89
Instructor card issued 4/10/92, last renewed 11/28/03, expired 6/30/08

Advanced Disaster Life Support
Provider course completed 4/09

Advanced Disaster Medical Response Provider Course
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University
Course completed 3/17/07

Advanced Radiation Life Support Basic Course
provider course taken 3/16/2008

AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Provider:  first issued 1983; expires 12/31/20
Completed ACLS-EP course 9/25/01, expires 9/25/03
ACLS-EP Instructor, 5/31/01
ACLS Instructor: first issued 12/31/86; expires 12/31/20

AHA Basic Cardiac Life Support
AHA and Red Cross instructor certificates first issued circa 1974
AHA BCLS provider expired 8/9/93 and not renewed for several years; new BCLS card obtained 5/99, expired 5/01.

AHA-AAP Pediatric Advanced Life Support
PALS Provider: first issued 6/30/89; expires 12/31/19
PALS Instructor: first issued 5/90; expires 12/31/19
PALS Training Center faculty, taught instructor classes 4/25/91, 5/30/01 Mercy Hospital

Basic Disaster Life Support
Provider course completed 4/09

Community Emergency Response Team, “Train-the-Trainer” completed 1/10/06

Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
Team member training, with Jeffrey Mitchell, Ph.D., 1989

Defense Civil Preparedness Agency
Introduction to Radiological Monitoring certificate, 1978

Incident Command System:

      First took ICS 100, 200, 300 in the 80’s. Most current certifications with the “new” ICS:
ICS-100: 1/19/07
ICS-200: 3/12/07
ICS-300: 9/26/07
ICS-400: 11/21/10
IS-700: 3/10/07
IS-800: 3/10/07
IS-1900: 3/12/07

Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh: Limited Emergency Ultrasound Privileges, first granted: 4/26/99

Mountain Rescue Association Rescue-level certification
First issued 1977, still current

NAEMT Prehospital Trauma Life Support
Provider certificate issued 1/86
Instructor certificate issued 1/86

National Association of EMS Physicians “National EMS Medical Directors’ Course” completed 6/92

National Cave Rescue Commission (Eastern Region)
Basic cave rescue certification issued 1983; instructor from 1985

National Cave Rescue Commission
Level I/Basic Team Member cave rescue certification, 6/93
Level II/Team Leader cave rescue certification, 6/94
Level III/Medical Specialist equivalence granted 6/94

National Search and Rescue School certificate 1976

Pennsylvania Emergency Medical Technician #010702, expired 10/01/92
Have held EMT or similar certification continuously since 1975.  (See above, under Medical Licensure, Health Professional Physician, for continuation).

Pennsylvania Medical Command Physician
Base Station Course completed 3/29/94, Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania Certificate first issued 1987, current expires 4/1/2019, #04-1633 > 206926

Search and Rescue Training Associates: Practical Search Operations (PSO), 5/98.

Virginia EMT-Instructor and paramedic certification, lapsed.

University of Virginia
Local Disaster Preparedness certificate, 1976



Memberships

1968-date             National Speleological Society

1971-date             Potomac Appalachian Trail Club

1985 to date         Wilderness Medical Society
1994-date       Reviewer, Wilderness & Environmental Medicine (formerly Journal of Wilderness Medicine)
1997-2005      Web Committee

1983-1992            National Association of EMTs

1987-2010            National Association of EMS Physicians:
1987-2004      Rural Affairs Committee (previously, Non-Urban Committee)
1992-1994      Education Committee
1997-2004      Standards and Practices Committee

1987-date             ASTM F-30 Committee on EMS:
1991-93          member, D.O.T.-funded Accelerated Standards Development Task Group on EMT-Paramedic.
4/94-96          Chair, Task Group on EMT-Prehospital

1988-date             ASTM F-32 Committee on Search and Rescue:
1988-1997      Chair, Task Group on Personnel Assessment
1989-1997      Chair, Task Group on Incident Command System Unified Command
2/94-1997      Executive Committee
2/94-1997      Chair, Subcommittee on Personnel, Training, and Education

1989-date             American College of Emergency Physicians
1996-date       Fellow
1997-2006      Web Committee, EMS Committee, Pennsylvania Chapter
2003-2009      EMS Committee Chair, Pennsylvania Chapter
2005-2011      Board of Directors, Pennsylvania Chapter
2005-2011      ACEP Council
2007-2008      EMS Committee, National ACEP

1994-2005            Allegheny County EMS Council
1995-2005      Disaster Committee

 


Honors

DATE    

TYPE OF HONOR

INSTITUTION

11/15

Elected Fellow

Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group, Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference

5/13

Lifetime Achievement Award

Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference

6/12

Lifetime Achievement Award

Mountain Rescue Association

10/10

Customer Service Award

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center

4/09

Outstanding Achievement Award

Pennsylvania Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians

3/08

Outstanding Achievement Award: NDMS Response Team Distinguished Member of the Year, DMAT PA-1 (2007)

National Disaster Medical System

10/03

“Putting People First” service excellence award

Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh

1/01

First Annual Achievement in Emergency Medical Informatics Award

Emergency Medical Informatics Section, American College of Emergency Physicians

9/97

“Golden Rule” award

Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh

10/96

Fellowship

American College of Emergency Physicians

11/92

Outstanding Presentation Award

Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania

1/84

Commendation (Mountain Rescue)

Director, U.S. National Park Service, Washington, DC

1/84

Service Award

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, Washington, DC

1971

Scholarship to tour Europe with orchestra (playing French horn)

International Festival of Youth Orchestras Foundation, London

1970

National Merit Letter of Commendation

National Merit Scholarship Program


Publications

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Medical Journals


Millin, M. G., et al. (2017). “Medical Oversight, Educational Core Content, and Proposed Scopes of Practice of Wilderness EMS Providers: A Joint Project Developed by Wilderness EMS Educators, Medical Directors, and Regulators Using a Delphi Approach.” Prehospital Emergency Care 21(6): 673-681.

Conover K. Earache. Emergency medicine clinics of North America 2013;31:413-42.

Conover K.  Cervical Spine Injury [letter].  Journal of Wilderness Medicine 1995; 6(1).

Conover K.  Eppur si muove [letter].  Nature 1993; 364:96.

Conover K.  Chemical burn from automotive air bag [letter].  Annals of Emergency Medicine 1992 Jun;21(6):770.

Conover K.  EMTs should be able to clear the cervical spine in the wilderness [editorial]. Journal of Wilderness Medicine 1992;3(4):339-343.

Feied CF, Handler JA, Smith MS, Gillam M, Kanhouwa M, Rothenhaus R, Conover K, Shannon T. Clinical information systems: instant ubiquitous clinical data for error reduction and improved clinical outcomes. Acad Emerg Med 2004;11(11):1162-9.


Monographs, Books, and Book Chapters:


Conover, K. “Cave Rescue” in: Hawkins S., ed., Wilderness EMS, 2017, Wolters-Kluwer.

Conover, K., Circh R, Koester R. “Search & Rescue and non-Snow/Glacier Mountaineering Rescue” in: Hawkins S., ed., Wilderness EMS, 2017, Wolters-Kluwer

Conover K, et al. “Backcountry Trauma.” In: Prehospital Trauma Life Support Committee, National Association of EMTs, Committee on Trauma, American College of Surgeons. PHTLS: Basic and advanced prehospital trauma life support, 7E, 2006.

Prehospital Trauma Life Support Committee, National Association of EMTs, Committee on Trauma, American College of Surgeons. PHTLS: Basic and advanced prehospital trauma life support, 6E. (Named editorial reviewer) St. Louis, MO: Mosby, 2004.

Conover, K. Computer Tracking System Functional Requirements. In: The Emergency Department Manual, Supplement to Emergency Department Manual: Clinical and Administrative Forms, Checklists & Guidelines, Emergency Department Compliance Manual, 2003 edition, Aspen Publishers, 2003.

Conover K, and others.  Medical Kits.  Initial In-Cave Actions.  Hypothermia.  Entrapment.  In:  On Call:  A Manual of U.S. Cave Rescue Techniques.  Huntsville, AL:  National Speleological Society, 2001.

Conover K.  Wilderness.  In:  Kuehl AE, ed. National Association of EMS Physicians’ Prehospital Systems and Medical Oversight, 3E.  St. Louis: Mosby, 2001.

Stewart C, Conover K.  Rescue. In: Pons P, Cason D. Paramedic Field Care: A Complaint-Based Approach.  Dallas: American College of Emergency Physicians Paramedic Textbook, 1997.

American Red Cross. Emergency Response, 2E. Washington, DC:  ARC, 1996. [acknowledged contributor as Medical Director of Wilderness EMS Institute].

American Red Cross. First Aid—When Help is Delayed. Washington, DC:  ARC, 1996. [acknowledged contributor].

Forgey WW [ed]. Wilderness Medical Society Practice Guidelines for Wilderness Emergency Care (formerly Position Statements).  Merrillville, IN:  ICS Books, 1995. [acknowledged contributor]

Conover K.  Wilderness.  In:  Kuehl AE, ed. National Association of EMS Physicians’ Prehospital Systems and Medical Oversight, 2E.  St. Louis: Mosby, 1994.

Conover K, ed.  Wilderness EMT Curriculum:  Lesson Plans.  Pittsburgh, PA: Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference/Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania Wilderness EMS Institute (20 Parts)

Conover K. Environmental Emergencies in the Wilderness Context.  in:  Stewart CE.  Environmental Emergencies.  Williams and Wilkins, 1990

Conover K, ed.  Ground Search and Rescue Manual.  Richmond, VA: Virginia Wing, Civil Air Patrol, 1979  152 pages

Conover K.  Belaying.  Huntsville, AL: National Speleological Society, 1975.  (NSS Caver Information Series)  8 pages

Other Publications:


Conover, K. Informatics Acronym Salad: A-C. Emergency Medical Informatics Section Newsletter – December 2008 – Vol 14, American College of Emergency Physicians

Conover, K. Self-Sufficiency, Command and Control for Medical Disaster Responders: the Wilderness Search and Rescue Perspective. Section News: Section of Disaster Medicine, American College of Emergency Physicians  2006: 15(5), reprinted in All-Section Newsletter, Best of the Best 2005-2006, American College of Emergency Physicians: 7-8, 28; reprinted in Wild Med News E-letter, Wilderness Medical Associates, November 2006.

Conover, K. Human-Computer Interfaces in the ED (ongoing series). Section News: Section of Emergency Medical Informatics, American College of Emergency Physicians.

Conover, K. Water Disinfection Update: Mixed Oxidants. Section News: Section of Disaster Medicine, American College of Emergency Physicians. 2005;14(1):5-6

Conover, K. Emergency Portable Lighting for Hospital Disasters. Section News: Section of Disaster Medicine, American College of Emergency Physicians. 2003;12(1):5.8.10

Conover K. Oral Fluids and Cave Rescue. Wilderness Medicine Newsletter 2000; 11(2): 4,5,7.

Conover K. The charcoal vest hypothermia treatment device. Mountain Rescue Association Rescue Forum No 31, April 1999.

Conover K. Contract Management and ACEP News [letter]. ACEP News (American College of Emergency Physicians) 1999;18(3 March):3.

Conover K. The Art of Search. Mountain Rescue Association Rescue Forum No. 29, August 1998

Conover K. The charcoal vest: A hypothermia treatment device for search and rescue teams. Wilderness Medicine Newsletter 1998; 9(3):1-4.

Conover K.  Pennsylvania ACEP Computer Symposium Notes.  Computers in Emergency Medicine 1997;4(3):2,4.

Conover K.  Representativeness [letter].  Skeptical Inquirer 1996; 20(4):62-63.

Conover K.  Exposing psychic sleuths.  Skeptical Inquirer 1995; 19(6):63.

Conover K. Misprostol contraindication [letter]. Emergency Medicine News 1995;17(8):43.

Conover K.  Crevice entrapment:  medical aspects. Wilderness Medicine Newsletter 1995; 6(2):5-7 [reprint of above article]

Conover K.  Us vs. Them? [letter] Skeptical Inquirer: The Magazine for Science and Reason (published by the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal) 1995;19(3):61.

Conover K.  Wilderness EMS Case Report #3:  A Backpacker Falls.  Wilderness Medicine Letter (the official newsletter of the Wilderness Medical Society) 1995; 12(3):1,6-9.

Conover K. Debriding Helps for Patients Who Step on Nails. [letter]. Emergency Medicine News 1995; 17(1):15-16.

Conover K.  Crevice Entrapment:  Medical Aspects.  The Muddy Litter Letter: The Official Newsletter of the Cave Rescue Section of the National Speleological Society 1994; 21:5-8

Conover K.  Principles of Wilderness EMS:  Caver in a Crevice. [featured reprint of above article] Wilderness Medicine Newsletter 1994; 5(6):1-4.

Conover K.  Wilderness EMS Case Report #2:  Caver in a Crevice.  Wilderness Medicine Letter (the official newsletter of the Wilderness Medical Society) 1994; 11(4):1,12-14.

Conover K.  Medical Considerations for Patient Tie-ins.  The Muddy Litter Letter: The Official Newsletter of the Cave Rescue Section of the National Speleological Society 1994; 17a:5-7.

Conover K.  Reply to articles on hypothermia [letter].  The Muddy Litter Letter: The Official Newsletter of the Cave Rescue Section of the National Speleological Society 1994; 17a:4-5.

Conover K.  Letter from a friend.  [ubj.: anaphylaxis] [letter].  Wilderness Medicine Newsletter 1993; 4(5):6.

Conover K.  Physician proscribes antichill pills [letter].  Science News 1993; 144(13):195.

Conover K.  Burns [letter].  Wilderness Medicine Newsletter 1993; 4(3):12.

Conover K. The Nuances of Cave Rescue [letter]. Emergency Medicine News 1993; 15(5):42.

Conover K.  Wilderness EMS Case Reports:  Case Report #1:  Lethal Body Entrapment in a Cave.  Wilderness Medicine Letter (the official newsletter of the Wilderness Medical Society) 1993; 10(2):1,8-9.

Conover K.  Oral Fluids and Cave Rescue.  Wilderness Response:  The Official Publication of the Rescue Section of the National Speleological Society 1992; 1(1):4,10-12

Conover K.  More on pain in the wilderness [letter].  Wilderness Medicine Newsletter 1992; 3(6):10-12.

Conover K.  Why we need Wilderness EMT courses.  Keystone Star (Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council) 1992; 2(1):19-24.

Conover K.  Pain-killers in the wilderness [letter].  Wilderness Medicine Newsletter 1992; 3(5):7.

Conover K.  Prevention is key to wilderness safety [letter]. Emergency Medicine News 1992; 14(9):3.

Conover K.  Snakebites, tourniquets, and ipecac [letter].  Wilderness Medicine Newsletter 1992; 3(1):6-7.

Conover K.  Wilderness Emergency Medicine Curriculum.   The Muddy Litter Letter: The Official Newsletter of the Cave Rescue Section of the National Speleological Society 1992; 1(15):13-15.

Conover K.  Hypothermia and Cave Rescue.  The Muddy Litter Letter: The Official Newsletter of the Cave Rescue Section of the National Speleological Society 1992; 1(15):3-11.

Conover K.  [ibuprofen; dextromethorphan]. [letter] Wilderness Medicine Newsletter 1991; 2(1):12.

Conover K.  Making CP/M think it has some MS-DOS capabilities.  FOGHORN (monthly CP/M publication of the First Osborne Group) 1986; 5(5)

Conover K.  Footnote programs: review and comparison  FOGHORN (monthly CP/M publication of the First Osborne Group) 1986; 5(5)

Conover K.  Automatically configuring the arrow keys on entering and leaving WordStar. FOGHORN (monthly CP/M publication of the First Osborne Group) 1986; 5(4):45-47

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, US Department of Transportation. Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic: National Standard Curriculum (Second Edition):  Instructor’s Lesson Plans.  US Govt. Printing Ofc., 1986.  (Contributor to Div. 4, Sec. 7 [Toxicology, Alcoholism, and Drug Abuse] 9 [Environmental Injuries], and Div. 7, Sec. 5 [Rescue]).

Conover K.  Hiking Medicine: II. Potomac Appalachian 1984; 13(10):6-7.

Conover K.  Hiking Medicine: I. Potomac Appalachian 1984; 13(9):67.

Conover K.  Hiking Medicine.  American Hiker 1984; (May):4-6.

Conover K. Human-Computer Interfaces in the ED: Part one of an ongoing series. Emergency Medical Informatics Section Newsletter, ACEP 2004; 9(1): 2,4.


 

 



Emergency Medical Services Activities

DATES

RESPONSIBILITIES

ORGANIZATION

2014-16

Developed and conducted Wilderness EMS didactic and practical curriculum

EMS Fellowship, Emergency Medicine Residency, University of Pittsburgh

2009

member, advisory working group on Austere Emergency Medical Services

Homeland Security Institute, Department of Homeland Security.

2003-2009        

EMS Committee Chair

Pennsylvania Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians

1995-2009

Member, Medical Advisory Committee

Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council

1984-1995

Paramedic Instructor (12-18 hours/year)

Center for Emergency Medicine and Allegheny General Hospital

1972-1975

Director of Operations

Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference (350-member search and rescue organization, VA/WV/MD/PA/OH)

1972-1975

Vice President

1985-2014

Medical Director for Pennsylvania

1972-1995, 2003-8, 2015-date

Member, Board of Directors

2006-8, 2015-date

2013-date

Vice-Chair, Board of Directors

ASRC Archivist

2017-date

President/BOD Chair

 

1985-1986

Founder and Chair

Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group, ASRC

1985-1988

Training Officer, Incident Commander

1985-date

Field Team Leader

1980-1983

Founder and Chair

Shenandoah Mountain Rescue Group, ASRC

1980-1984

Field Team Leader, Incident Commander

1982-1984

Training Officer

1972-1976

Founder and Chair

Blue Ridge Mountain Rescue Group, ASRC

1972-1980

Field Team Leader, Incident Commander

1977-1980

Training Officer

1977-1980

Wilderness EMT Instructor

1990-1992

Chair

Eastern/Appalachian Region, Mountain Rescue Association (NC/TN/VA/WV/MD/PA/NY)

4/20/91

Medical Director

“Dogwood Half-Hundred” 50K Wilderness Foot Race, VA/WV

1983-1985

 

Moderator, Wilderness Medicine Seminars (at annual Conference)

American Hiking Society, Washington DC

1982-1985

Paramedic Instructor

Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA

1977-1985

EMT Instructor

Virginia Division of Emergency Medical Services, Charlottesville and Northern Virginia

1977-1980

Crew Chief

Western Albemarle Rescue Squad, Crozet, VA


Scientific Meetings and Educational Conferences

DATE

TOPIC

LOCATION

12/85

Emergencies in Internal Medicine VIII

St Thomas,, USVI

8/86/85/86

Disaster Response Seminar

Beaver Co. Emergency Management Agency, PA

12/87

UAEM/Wilderness Medical Society Research Symposium: Environmental Emergencies

Clearwater Beach, FL

5/87

National Association for Search and Rescue Annual Conference

Orlando, FL

6/88

National Assn. of EMS Physicians Annual Meeting

Washington, DC

9/88

Wilderness Medical Society Annual Meeting

Jackson, WY

9/89

Wilderness Medical Society Annual Meeting

Stratton, VT

6/90

National Assn. of EMS Physicians Annual Meeting

Houston, TX

7/90

Wilderness Medical Society Annual Meeting

Snowbird, UT

3/91

“Sierras Emergency Care Conference 1991”

Lake Tahoe, NV

7/91

First World Congress on Wilderness Medicine/WMS Annual Meeting

Whistler, B.C., Canada

5/92

ASTM Meetings:
F -30 on Emergency Medical Services (including F-30.02 Accelerated Standards Development Group on EMT-Prehospital)
F -32 on Search and Rescue

Pittsburgh, PA

6/92

National Association of EMS Physicians Annual Conference

Pittsburgh, PA

9/92

Wilderness Medical Society Annual Scientific Meeting

Keystone, CO

11/92

“Risk Management Issues in Emergency Medicine” Greg Henry, M.D.

Pittsburgh, PA

11/92

ASTM Meeting:
F -30 on Emergency Medical Services (including F-30.02 Accelerated Standards Development Group on EMT-Prehospital)

Miami, FL

5/93

ASTM Meetings:
F -30 on Emergency Medical Services
 Acting Chair, Task Group F-30.02.05 on Wilderness EMS
F -32 on Search and Rescue
 Chair, Task Group on Unified Command for Incident Command System

Atlanta, GA

7/93

National Cave Rescue Commission Basic Team Member class (9 days)

Elkins, WV

11/93

“Emergency Medicine,” Western Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (2 hours Vet. CME)

Pittsburgh, PA

11/93

ASTM Meeting:
F -30 on Emergency Medical Services
F-32 on Search and Rescue
 Chair, Task Group on Unified Command for ICS

Ft. Worth, TX

6/94

National Cave Rescue Commission Team Leader class (9 days)

Elkins, WV

4/94

ASTM Meeting:
F -30 on Emergency Medical Services,
 Chair, Task Group on EMT-Prehospital

Philadelphia, PA

5/94

ASTM Meeting:
F -32 on Search and Rescue
 Chair, Task Group on Unified Command for ICS
 Chair, Subcommittee on Personnel, Training and Education

Montréal, Québec

11/94

ASTM Meeting:
F-32 on Search and Rescue
 Executive Committee
 Chair, Task Group on Unified Command for ICS
 Chair, Subcommittee on Personnel, Training and Education

Phoenix, AZ

12/94

ASTM Meeting:
F-30 on Emergency Medical Services,
 Chair, Task Group on EMT-Prehospital

Phoenix, AZ

4/95

Pennsylvania ACEP Annual Scientific Assembly

Philadelphia, PA

5/95

ASTM Meeting:
F-32 on Search and Rescue
 Executive Committee
 Chair, Task Group on Unified Command for ICS
 Chair, Subcommittee on Personnel, Training and Education
F-30 on Emergency Medical Services,
 Chair, Task Group on EMT-Prehospital

Phoenix, AZ

12/95

Annual National ED Information Systems Symposium, Pa Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians (faculty/director)

Philadelphia, PA

8/95

Second World Congress on Wilderness Medicine (Wilderness Medical Society, International Society of Travel Medicine, and International Society for Mountain Medicine)

Aspen, CO

4/96

Pennsylvania ACEP Annual Scientific Assembly

Harrisburg, PA

12/96

Annual National ED Information Systems Symposium, Pa Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians (faculty/director)

Philadelphia, PA

4/97

Pennsylvania ACEP 24th Annual Scientific Assembly

Pittsburgh, PA

8/97

Wilderness Medical Society Annual Scientific Assembly

Sun Valley, ID

10/97

American College of Emergency Physicians Annual Scientific Assembly

San Francisco, CA

4/98

Pennsylvania ACEP 25th Annual Scientific Assembly (faculty)

Philadelphia, PA

7/98

Wilderness Medical Society Annual Scientific Assembly (faculty)

Lake Placid, NY

12/98

Annual National ED Information Systems Symposium, Pa Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians (faculty/director)

Las Vegas, NV

1/99

National Assn. of EMS Physicians’ Annual Scientific Assembly (faculty)

Marco Island, FL

4/99

Pennsylvania ACEP 26th Annual Scientific Assembly

Harrisburg, PA

8/00

Wilderness Medical Society Annual Scientific Assembly

Park City, UT

10/00

Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, American College of Emergency Physicians

Philadelphia, PA

1/01

Annual National ED Information Systems Symposium, Pa Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians (faculty/director)

New Orleans, LA

12/01

Annual National ED Information Systems Symposium, Pa Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians (faculty/director)

Las Vegas, NV

12/02

Annual National ED Information Systems Symposium, Pa Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians (faculty/director)

San Diego, CA

12/03

Annual National ED Information Systems Symposium, Pa Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians (faculty/director)

New Orleans, LA

12/04

Annual National ED Information Systems Symposium, Pa Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians (faculty/director)

Chicago, IL

4/05

PA Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians; Annual Scientific Assembly

Harrisburg, PA

5/05

TEPR 2005: The Medical Records Institute conference on Electronic Patient Records

Salt Lake City, UT

9/05

Annual Scientific Assembly, American College of Emergency Physicians (faculty)

Washington, DC

4/06

Annual Scientific Assembly, Pennsylvania Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians

Pittsburgh, PA

10/06

Annual Scientific Assembly, American College of Emergency Physicians (faculty)

New Orleans, LA

12/06

Annual National ED Information Systems Symposium, Pennsylvania Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians (faculty/director)

Orlando, FL

3/07

Annual Training Summit,, National Disaster Medical System

Nashville, TN

10/07

Annual Scientific Assembly, American College of Emergency Physicians (faculty)

Seattle, WA

12/07

Annual National ED Information Systems Symposium, Pennsylvania Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians (faculty/director)

New Orleans, LA

3/08

2008 Training Summit

National Disaster Medical System

10/08

Annual Scientific Assembly, American College of Emergency Physicians (faculty)

Chicago, IL

12/08

Annual National ED Information Systems Symposium, Pennsylvania Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians (faculty/director)

San Diego, CA

4/09

2009 Integrated Medical, Public Health , Preparedness and Response Training Summit

National Disaster Medical System

10/09

Annual Scientific Assembly, American College of Emergency Physicians (faculty)

Boston, MA

10/10

Annual Scientific Assembly, American College of Emergency Physicians (faculty)

Las Vegas, NV

10/11

Annual Scientific Assembly, American College of Emergency Physicians (faculty)

San Francisco, CA

10/12

Annual Scientific Assembly, American College of Emergency Physicians (faculty)

Denver, CO

4/13

Annual Scientific Assembly, PA Chapter, ACEP

Pittsburgh, PA

10/13

Annual Scientific Assembly, American College of Emergency Physicians (faculty)

Seattle, WA

10/14

Annual Scientific Assembly, American College of Emergency Physicians (faculty)

Chicago, IL

10/15

Annual Scientific Assembly, American College of Emergency Physicians (faculty)

Boston, MA

11/15

Annual Meeting, Maine Committee on Trauma

Rockland, ME

10/17

Annual Scientific Assembly, American College of Emergency Physicians

Washington, DC


Invited Presentations*

Date

Presentation

Sponsor/Location

10/87

Wilderness EMT/Paramedic Pilot Class (2 lecture and 6 practical hours)

Virginia Division of Emergency Medical Services

7/87

Survival for Flight Crews

Life Flight, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

8/87

Grand Rounds:  “Personal Computers and the Emergency Physician”

Univ. of Pgh. Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine

11/88

Wilderness EMT/Paramedic (11 lecture and 9 practical hours)

Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania

5/89

Wilderness EMT/Paramedic (15 lecture and 12 practical hours)

Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania

1988

Grand Rounds:  “Nikola Tesla and Medical –Quackery”

University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine

1989

Grand Rounds:  ­“Frostbite”

Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

3/90

Wilderness EMT/Paramedic (14 lecture and 9 practical hours)

Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania

6/90

“History of the Wilderness EMT”

National Assn. of EMS Physicians Annual Meeting

7/90

Regional Aeromedical Case Review and Lecture:  Severe Hypothermia

Center for Emergency Medicine, Special Treatment and Transport (STAT)

10/90

“Wilderness Medicine”

International Congress on Emergency and Trauma Medicine

11/90

Advanced Cave Rescue Medical Training

National Cave Rescue Commission, Eastern Region, Morgantown, WV

11/90

Wilderness EMT/Paramedic (18 lecture and 12 practical hours)

Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania

2/91

“Wilderness Rescue”

Trauma Tactics 1991, Park City, UT

3/91

“Hypothermia”

Sierras Emergency Care Conference 1991, Lake Tahoe

4/91

Wilderness EMT/Paramedic (12 lecture and 16 practical hours)

Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania

4/91

Search and rescue Orientation for EMT-Paramedics

Erie, PA, Emergency Medical Services

5/91

Mountain Rescue Orientation

Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania Career-track Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Class

6/5/91

“Disaster Management:  Search and Rescue” (EMS Grand Rounds)

Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh

7/91

“Wilderness Emergency Medicine Curriculum Development”

First World Congress on Wilderness Medicine, Whistler, British Columbia

2/92

EMS Grand Rounds:  “Wilderness Rescue”, Grand Rounds:  “Medical Control of Wilderness EMS,” and Journal Club:  “Resuscitation of the Patient with Accidental Hypothermia”

York Memorial Hospital, Emergency Department and Residency in Emergency Medicine, York, PA

6/92

“Medical Considerations for Cave Rescue” (part of two-week National Cave Rescue Commission class; was rated by students as best instructor)

Eastern Region, National Cave Rescue Commission, Dailey, WV

11/92

Wilderness EMT/Paramedic; Wilderness Command Physician (30 lecture and 16 practical hours)

Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania

3/93

“Wilderness Trauma”

1993 Pennsylvania Basic Trauma Life Support State Conference, Gettysburg, PA

3/93

“Controversies in Frostbite and Hypothermia Management”

Mercy Hospital/Wisconsin ACEP Fifth Emergency Care Conference, Crested Butte, CO

4/93

Wilderness EMT/Paramedic (6 lecture and 12 practical hours)

Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania

6/93

Cave Rescue Basic Team Member class, medical portions (4 hours)

Eastern Region, National Cave Rescue Commission

11/93

Wilderness EMT/Paramedic (6 lecture and 12 practical hours)

Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania

11/93

Wilderness Command Physician (12 lecture and 5 practical hours)

Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania

11/93

“Winter Emergencies”

Sewickley Valley Hospital

11/93

“Alternative Health Care, Quacks, and Emergency Medicine”

Univ. of Pittsburgh Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Grand Rounds

1/94

Lectures:  “Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation”

Duquesne University PA Program

4/94

Wilderness EMT/Paramedic (8 lecture and 18 practical hours)

Wilderness EMS Institute

6/94

Wilderness EMT/Paramedic (6 lecture and 6 practical hours) and Basic Team Member class (1 hour)

Eastern Region, National Cave Rescue Commission

7/94

Testimony:  Wilderness EMS needs

Pennsylvania House of Delegates Health and Welfare Committee

8/3/94

“Heat Emergencies”

EMS Grand Rounds, Mercy Providence Hospital

9/94

“Wilderness EMS in Maryland”

Region I, Maryland Institute for EMS Systems (MIEMSS)

11/94

“Kids, Cold, and Trauma”

Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh, Trauma Conference

11/94

Wilderness EMT/Paramedic (7 lecture and 6 practical hours)

Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania/Wilderness EMS Institute

11/94

Wilderness Command Physician class (12 lecture and 4 practical hours)

Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania/Wilderness EMS Institute

2/95

“Improvising Emergency Care –What to do when you ain’t got much to work with”

Center for Emergency Medicine, “Emergency Medicine – Tools and Talent Conference”

2/95

“Wilderness EMS:  Interstate Issues”

Atlantic EMS Council Meeting, Washington, DC

3/95

Wilderness EMT/Paramedic (7 lecture and 4 practical hours)

Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania/Wilderness EMS Institute

3/95

Wilderness Command Physician (4 lecture hours)

Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania/Wilderness EMS Institute

4/95

“Animal Bites”

1995 Pennsylvania Basic Trauma Life Support State Conference, Wilkes-Barre, PA

4/95

“Principles of Wilderness Emergency Medicine” (8-hour pre-conference workshop)

EMS Care ’95 (Maryland State EMS Conference)

4/95

Wilderness EMT (8 small group and practical hours)

Quest/Bloomsburg State Univ./Geisenger Medical Center

5/95

“Wilderness EMS Interstate Issues:  Update”

Atlantic EMS Council, Washington, DC

5/98

“Wilderness EMS:  Medical Control Issues”

Medical Advisory Committee, Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council

5/95

“State Search and Rescue Council and State SAR System: role in medical disasters”

Disaster Committee, Allegheny County EMS Council

6/95

Topics in Wilderness Emergency Medicine:  Wound Management

Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania,  Mercy Hospital, Wilderness EMS Institute

6/95

Wilderness EMT (Course Coordinator)

National Cave Rescue Commission, Eastern Region

7/95

“Crevice Entrapment: Medical and Psychological Aspects”

1995 annual conference, National Speleological Society

8/95

“Non-discogenic Acute Sciatica:  The Piriformis Syndrome”

Grand Rounds, Center for Emergency Medicine/Univ. of Pittsburgh Residency in Emergency Medicine.

8/95

“Wilderness Education, How to Reach the Public: The National Cave Rescue Commission Orientation to Cave Rescue Fifteen-Year Experience”

“Organizational Cooperation in Wilderness Medicine, Toward True Congress: Wilderness Medicine vs. Emergency Medical Services”

Second World Congress on Wilderness Medicine (Wilderness Medical Society, International Sociaty of Travel Medicine, and International Society for Mountain Medicine), Aspen, Colorado

9/95

“Wilderness Trauma:  Principles and Pearls”

Wilderness EMS Institute, Topics in Wilderness Emergency Medicine lecture series

9/95

“The U.S. Wilderness EMT Curriculum Development Programme”

“Principles of Wilderness EMS”

“C-Spine Clearance and other Wilderness Protocols”

Countryside Management Association/Paramedic UK/South Wales Search and Rescue Association: National Mountain Rescue Conference 1995, Cardiff, South Wales, United Kingdom

10/95

“Hypothermia and Frostbite in the Pediatric Population”

Grand Rounds, Department of Pediatrics, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh

10/95

“Principles of Wilderness Emergency Medical Services”

West Virginia Annual State EMS Conference 1995

11/95

EMS Grand Rounds/Topics in Wilderness Emergency Medicine:  “Hypothermia: Pearls and Pitfalls.”

Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Wilderness EMS Institute

12/95

“Computerizing the ED:  an Introduction to ED Computing”
“Tracking Systems for the ED”  (moderator)

“First Annual Emergency Department Informatics Seminar: How to Computerize your ED the Right Way” (Pennsylvania Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2/96

“Acute Diarrhea: 1996 Update”

“Hot Topics in Emergency Medicine,” Hawk’s Cay, Florida

5/96

“Wilderness Medicine: Case Studies”

“Wilderness Medicine 1996,” Lehigh Valley Medical Center (invited as featured speaker but unable to attend due to family medical emergency.)

9/96

“Why We Do What We Do:  Mountain Rescue and the Psyche.”

One of two keynote addresses, 1996 annual British/Irish Mountain Rescue Conference, Dublin, Ireland; other keynote address delivered by Irish President Mary Robinson.

9/96

Wilderness EMT and Wilderness Command Physician classes (first ones in Ireland)

Irish Mountain Rescue Association and Irish Civil Defence, Dublin, Eire

10/96

Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician class (8 lecture and 8 practical hours)

Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania/Wilderness EMS Institute

11/96

“Computerizing the ED: Do it Now: Emergency Informatics for the 21st Century” and
“Workshop:  Emergency Medicine Informatics”

Chang Gung Hospital and Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, 20th anniversary conference “Filling the Cracks in Emergent Care:  Emergency Medicine and Trauma Surgery”

12/96

“Confessions of a User:  Moderated Panel Discussion Between an Emergency Physician, a Nurse, and Two MIS Officers”

“ED Tracking Systems:  The Problem and Interface Design”

“ED Tracking Systems:  Moderated Panel Discussion with User Representatives for Nine ED Tracking Systems”

“Second Annual ED Informatics Symposium:  Computerize Your ED the Right Way.”  American College of Emergency Physicians and Pennsylvania Chapter, ACEP.

1/97

Wilderness EMT (8 lecture + small group hours)

Maryland Institute for EMS Systems (MIEMSS) and Wilderness EMS Institute

1/97

Wilderness Medicine

Medical Student Interest Group: Emergency Medicine. School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh.

4/97

Acute Diarrhea -  1997 Update

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds, Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania  (CEM) and University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine.

5/97

Medical Myths in the ED

EM Grand Rounds, CEM.

9/97

“Casualty Care Developments: Bringing the Hospital to the Patient, Part II”

Mountain Rescue Council of England and Wales, Annual Conference, University of Derby

9/97

Wilderness EMT and Wilderness Command Physician classes

Irish Mountain Rescue Association, Dublin, Eire

9/97

Cave Rescue – Advanced Medical Practicum

Irish Cave Rescue Organisation, Co. Clair, Eire

9/97

Emergency Medicine in China

EM Grand Rounds, CEM.

10/97

“The history of backcountry care” (keynote address) &
”What to do when the Golden Hour is shot”

North Country (New Hampshire state) EMS Conference, North Conway

11/97

“Wilderness EMS”

EM Grand Rounds, CEM.

12/97

Third Annual Emergency Department Informatics Seminar (senior member of conference committee, moderator for two panels, and lectured on tracking systems and user interface design)

American College of Emergency Physicians

4/98

“Medical Command for Wilderness/Backcountry EMS”

EM Grand Rounds, CEM

4/98

“Computers in the ED: How Can They Help Me? Choosing Tracking and Charting Systems”

25th Annual Scientific Assembly, Pennsylvania Chapter, ACEP

5/98

“Search and Rescue Trauma Care – What To Do When the Golden Hour’s Shot” and “History of Wilderness EMS”

SAREX-98:  1998 Pennsylvania State Search and Rescue Weekend.

7/98

“Suggestion, Guided Imagery, and Hypnosis for the Emergency Department” (with Richard Busch, DCH)

EM Grand Rounds, CEM

7/98

“Clearing the Spine in the Field” “When Do You Start CPR?” “Hypothermia Wraps” “Ethical and Legal Aspects of Wilderness EMS Legislation” “Developing Educational Objectives and Performance Standards for Wilderness Medicine Providers” “Do we need standardization and accreditation of similarly-named wilderness medical programs?” [debate topic]

Wilderness Medical Society, 1998 Scientific Assembly and Colloquium on “Critical Issues in Wilderness Medicine Education”

8/98

“Wilderness Medicine for the Pediatrician”

Pediatric Faculty grand rounds, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh

9/98

“Computer ED Tracking and Charting Systems – How to Decide?”

EM Grand Rounds, CEM

11/98

“Medical Aspects of Cave Rescue”

Speleological Union of Ireland/Irish Cave Rescue Organisation annual symposium, Bally Vaughn, Co Clare, Eire

11/98

“Wilderness Emergency Medical Services”

Irish Mountain Rescue Association Wilderness EMT Course, Co Dublin, Eire

12/98

“Tracking Systems” “User Interface Design” “Niche vs. Universal Systems“ “Confessions of a User”

1998 ED Information Systems Symposium, American College of Emergency Physicians/PaACEP

1/99

“Wilderness EMS:  The Wilderness is Closer Than You Think.”

Annual Scientific Assembly, National Association of EMS Physicians, Marco Island, FL

1/99

“Environment Emergencies for the Pediatric Resident: Hypothermia and Frostbite”

Pediatric Residency Emergency Medicine Conference Series, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh

3/99

“Hypothermia and Frostbite”

Continuing Paramedic Education Series, Somerset Area Ambulance, Somerset, Pennsylvania.

7/99

“ENT Emergencies”

EM Grand Rounds, CEM

8/99

“Legal Aspects of Rescue and Wilderness EMS”

1999 National Cave Rescue Commission annual training college (with Earl Maxwell, West Virginia State Prosecuting Attorney, Elkins, WV)

8/99

“Bites and Stings” “Dislocations” “Surgical Procedures”

1999 National Cave Rescue Commission annual Medical Specialist Level 3 (Wilderness EMT) course

9/99

“Against Medical Advice – the legal principles”

EM Grand Rounds, Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania

9/99

“Ocular Emergencies”

Current Concepts 1999 Emergency Nursing Conference, Emergency Medicine Association of Pittsburgh

11/99

“Winter Emergencies”

EMS Grand Rounds, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

11/99

“Modern Medicine, Primitive Places”

1999 Regional Trauma Meeting, British Association for Immediate Care and Faculty of Prehospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons (Edin.), Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, England

11/99

Wilderness Command Physician course and Wilderness EMT lectures and practical exercises (first in U.K.)

Outward Bound school Aberdovey, Wales

3/00

“Orthopedics in the Wilderness”

Wilderness Medical Society Medical Student Section, University of Pittsburgh

6/00

Acute Cave Orthopedics – or “What Do We Do with a Broken Caver?”

Annual Convention, National Speleological Society

9/00

“SAR 101 – or search and rescue for the uninterested”

CEM Grand Rounds first hour presentation and CEM Prehospital Grand Rounds

10/00

“ED Automation”

Current Concepts 2000 ED Nursing Conference

11/00

Wilderness EMT and Wilderness Command Physician Classes (first ones in Scotland)

Mountain Rescue Scotland, Glenmore Lodge, the Cairngorms, Scotland, U.K.

1/01

“Computer Terminology” “User Interface Design” “Tracking Systems”

Sixth National ED Information Systems Symposium, Las Vegas

1/01

“SAR 101 – or search and rescue for the uninterested”

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

4/01

”SAR 101:  Search and Rescue for the Uninterested.”

“Tools and Talent” – 2001 annual EMS Conference, Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, PA

12/01

“Terminology” “User Interface Design” “Tracking Systems” “Deinstallation”

Seventh National ED Information Systems Symposium, New Orleans

12/01

“Noncardiac Chest Pain”

eMERgenCY EMS Conference. Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh

10/02

“Overcrowding and Nursing Shortages in the ED – What Can Be Done?”

Current Concepts 2002 Emergency Nursing Conference, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Emergency Medicine Association of Pittsburgh

12/02

“Upper Extremity Orthopedics”

Pediatric Emergency class, Department of Pediatrics, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh

12/02

“The Bleeding Edge” (coordinator for advanced track)
”User Interface Essentials”

Eighth National ED Information Systems Symposium, San Diego

3/03

“Backcountry Orthopedics”

Wilderness Medical Society Student Section, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

4/03

“How the Internet Can Help You Realtime”

Annual Scientific Assembly, Pennsylvania Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians

7/03

“Heat-Related Illness”

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds, University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine

12/03

“Computer-based Practitioner Order Entry” “Tracking the past and future” “Creating your own EDIS system.

Ninth National ED Information Systems Symposium, New Orleans (Assistant Course Director)

2/04

“Out in the Cold: Medical Aspects of Cold Exposure”

Pediatric Grand Rounds, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh

2/04

“I’LL SUE YOU FOR KIDNAPPING!: Signing Out Against Medical Advice and Medical Restraint In The ED”

 

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds, University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine

2/04

“Prehospital Clearing of the Cervical Spine”

EMS Grand Rounds, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh

4/04

EMS Advances “Disaster Preparedness: How Prepared is the Pit Doc?”

Annual Scientific Meeting, Pennsylvania Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians

5/04

“Killer ‘A’s: Allergy, Angioedema, and Anaphylaxis”

Prehospital Grand Rounds, Ohio Valley General Hospital, McKee’s Rocks, PA

12/04

“Toxic Shock, Cellulitis, Necrotizing Fasciitis, an’ ‘at”

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds, University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine

12/04

Advanced Track: “Are any new technologies really going to really change the way we do our work in the ED? Disruptive Technologies.” and “Should your ED’s software be free? Open Source software and sales tactics.”

10th National Emergency Department Information Systems Symposium, Chicago, IL: Pennsylvania Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians

5/05

“User Interaction Design and
Emergency Department Workflow: A Worst-Case
Scenario for Developers”

TEPR 2005: The Medical Records Institute conference on Electronic Patient Records

9/05

“Dental Skills Lab”

Annual Conference, American College of Emergency Physicians, Washington, DC

10/05

“National Disaster Medical System: Hurricane Katrina”

The 14th Annual Emergency Nursing: Current Concepts Seminar, Pittsburgh, PA

12/05

Advanced Track: “Disruptive Technology: What new technology should change your ED this year?” and “This computer system stinks! Usability, User Interface Design and Workflow: what can the ED staff do?”

11th National Emergency Department Information Systems Symposium, Phoenix, AZ: Pennsylvania Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians

2/05

Disaster Response: Katrina

Tools and Talent EMS Conference, Emergency Medical Services Institute, Seven Springs Resort, Pennsylvania.

12/05

“Out in the Cold: Hypothermia, Frostbite, Non-Freezing Cold Injury.”

Mercy Hospital, Prehospital Services; at Independence EMS, Beaver County.

2/06

“Disaster Medicine: Strike Team Operations”

The Tools and the Talent, annual Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania EMS/emergency nursing conference.

3/06

“Disaster Medicine: DMAT Orientation”

EMSI Annual EMS Conference, Emergency Medical Services Institute, Seven Sprints, PA

4/06

“Wilderness First Aid”

Recreational Equipment, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA

7/06

“Secondary Triage”

Disaster Medical Assistance Team PA-1 Team Training

7/06

“Preparing Yourself for Disaster”

first hour presentation, emergency medicine Grand Rounds, Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania

10/06

“Dental Skills Lab”

Annual Conference, American College of Emergency Physicians, New Orleans, LA

12/06

“EDIS Live”

12th National Emergency Department Information Systems Symposium, Orlando, FL: Pennsylvania Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians

5/07

“Why we do what we do”

Keynote address, 2007 annual Pennsylvania Search and Rescue Conference, Pennsylvania Search and Rescue Council.

5/07

“Advanced SAR Medical Cases”

2007 annual Pennsylvania Search and Rescue Conference, Pennsylvania Search and Rescue Council.

6/07

 “arterial blood gas analysis”

University of Pittsburgh CRNP Critical Care course

6/07

“Land Navigation for EMS”

Camping for Con-Ed, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh

10/07

“Dental Skills Lab”

Annual Conference, American College of Emergency Physicians, Seattle, WA

12/07

“User Interaction Design” “EDIS Live: An Interactive Forum” “ IT vs. Disasters”:

13th National Emergency Department Information Systems Symposium, New Orleans, LA: Pennsylvania Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians

3/08

“EMS Self Sufficiency for Disasters”

EMS Update, Seven Springs, PA

4/08

“IT in the ED: A Worst-Case Scenario Every Time”

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Virtual Conference 2008

5/08

“Advanced Search and Rescue Medical Case Review” “Self-Sufficiency for Disasters”

2008 Annual SAREX, Pennsylvania Search and Rescue Council.

8/08

“EMS Self-Sufficiency for Disasters” (half-day preconference workshop)

Annual Pennsylvania EMS Conference

10/08

“Dental Skills Lab”

Annual Conference, American College of Emergency Physicians, Chicago, IL

3/09

“Altered Standards of Care”

University of Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

3/09

“Visual Usability”

University of Pittsburgh Medical Informatics Course BIOINF 2117 Applied Medical Informatics (CRN 37483)

3/10

“Visual Usability”

University of Pittsburgh Medical Informatics Course BIOINF 2117 Applied Medical Informatics (CRN 37483)

4/10

“Altered Standards of Care”

University of Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

5/09

Wound and Soft Tissue Infections: Disaster Management”

Disaster Medical Assistance Team PA-1 Skills Day

5/10

“Dr. Strong! Restraint in the ED”

Conemaugh EM Residency Grand Rounds

6/10

“Transient Global Amnesia”

Conemaugh EM Residency Grand Rounds

8/10

“Acute Diarrhea”

Conemaugh EM Residency Grand Rounds

8/09

“AMA, 302, and Medical Restraint”

University of Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

9/10

“Water-Borne Diseases and Water Purification”

DMAT PA-1 team training

11/09

“Blast Injuries”

DMAT PA-1 team training

10/10

“Dental Procedures”

Annual Scientific Meeting, American College of Emergency Physicians, Las Vegas, NV

11/10

“Talk to Me: Communication Technologies in the ED” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: The Keith and Todd Show” “Documentation for Compliance and Cash” “Data that Matters: Quality and Core Measures”

International Emergency Department Information Systems Symposium, Miami, FL

3/11

“Visual Usability”

University of Pittsburgh Medical Informatics Course BIOINF 2117 Applied Medical Informatics (CRN 37483)

4/11

“Respiratory Emergencies”

DMAT PA-1 team training

10/11

“Medical Disaster Self-Sufficiency”

Global Health Residency, University of Pittsburgh

10/11

“Dental Procedures”

Annual Scientific Meeting, American College of Emergency Physicians, San Francisco, CA

1/12

“Hypothermia and Frostbite”

DMAT PA-1 team training

3/12

“Austere EMS: Boosting your IQ”

EMS Update 2012, Emergency Medical Services Institute

3/12

“Ticks and Tickborne Diseases”

Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group training

6/12

“Plant Contact Dermatitis” “Ticks and Tickborne Diseases”

MedExpress Annual Educational Conference

8/12

“Plant Contact Dermatitis”

DMAT PA-1 team training

10/12

“Dental Procedures”

Annual Scientific Meeting, American College of Emergency Physicians, Denver, CO

12/12

“Ticks and Tickborne Diseases”

DMAT PA-1 team training

1/13

“ENT Emergencies”

Inservice Review, University of Pittsburgh EM Residency

6/13

“Plant Contact Dermatitis”

Emergency Grand Rounds, University of Pittsburgh

8/13, 9/13

“Austere EMS”

PA State Emergency Medical Services Conference; Lancaster, PA; Altoona, PA.

9/13

“Disaster Preparedness for Medical Personnel”

University of Pittsburgh Global Health Residency

10/13

“Dental Emergencies”

Annual Scientific Meeting, American College of Emergency Physicians, Seattle, WA

10/14

“Dental Emergencies”

Annual Scientific Meeting, American College of Emergency Physicians, Chicago, IL

10/15

“Dental Emergencies”

Annual Scientific Meeting, American College of Emergency Physicians, Boston, MA

11/15

“Austere EMS”

Maine Committee on Trauma Annual Conference

3/17

“Austere EMS”

EMS Update 2017, 7 Springs

9/17

“Lyme Disease”

UPMC AnywhereCare Clinical Review

1/18

“Basket Hitch vs Wrap-3, Pull-2 Anchors”

Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference Annual Retreat Conference

2/18

“Austere Medicine”

Resuscitation Area of Concentration, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

                                                         



[1] The University of Virginia does not officially recognize "minors" but these were areas of particular interest and additional concentrated study.

* Does not include non-featured presentations at Mercy or University of Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds (e.g., core content, cases), ATLS/ACLS/PALS teaching, or frequent teaching appearances for Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference, Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group, National Cave Rescue Commission, Pennsylvania Search and Rescue Council or Wilderness EMS Institute.