Keith Conover, M.D., FACEP

August 10, 2003

 


Basic Information

NAME:    Keith Conover (no middle name)

BUSINESS ADDRESS/PHONE:
                Department of Emergency Medicine,
               
Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh
               
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, 4


 


Board Certification and Licensure


MEDICAL LICENSURE

Number

Expiration

Pennsylvania Medical Physician and Surgeon

MD-034564

12/31/2004

Pennsylvania Medical Command Physician,
Mercy Hospital

1361-1748

7/1/04

Pennsylvania (Prehospital) Health Professional Physician

010702

permanent certification

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

950749

12/31/2006



 


Education and Training

POST-GRADUATE:

RESIDENCY

DIRECTOR

7/85 to 6/87

Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA
(Internal Medicine)

Claude Joyner, M.D.

 

INTERNSHIP

 

7/84 to 6/85

George Washington University
Medical Center
, Washington
, DC

Jorge Rios, M.D.

MEDICAL SCHOOL

7/80 to 6/84

George Washington University
Medical School
, Washington
, DC

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 7/03

University of Pittsburgh, Department of Emergency Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor

6/87-1991

University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine

Adjunct faculty

2000-date

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

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

1996-date

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-date

Pennsylvania Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians

Assistant Course Director, National Emergency Department Information Systems Symposium

7/03-date

Chair, PaACEP EMS Committee

1993-date

Wilderness and Environmental Medicine (previously: Journal of Wilderness Medicine)

editorial reviewer

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

6/87-date

Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

 

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

1989-1997

 

Infection Control Committee

1989-date

 

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

1997-date

 

Medical Records Committee (assisted in redesign of hospital’s standing order set)

6/94-date

Mercy Providence Hospital

Active Staff, Department of Emergency Medicine

3/97-6/97

The Western Pennsylvania Hospital

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

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

12/85-1997

Sewickley Valley Hospital, Sewickley, PA

Attending Staff, ­Emergency Department (part-time)

other

7/02-date

U.S. Public Health Service/Department of Homeland Security, National Disaster Medical System

Supervisory Medical Officer, PA-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team

9/89-date

Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference

Operational Medical Director for Pennsylvania

1987-date

Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council

Rescue and Hazardous Materials Task Force

1994-1999

EMT and Paramedic Advisory Committee; Chair, Wilderness EMT Subcommittee

1995-date

Medical Advisory Committee

2002

Act 45 Task Group

1995-date

Pennsylvania Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians

member, Emergency Medical Services Committee

2003-date

Chair, Emergency Medical Services Committee

1993-date

Wilderness EMS Institute

Medical Director

1992-1996

Wilderness Medical Society

Section Editor, "Wilderness EMS Case Reports," Wilderness Medicine Letter

9/89-7/93

Eastern Region, National Cave Rescue Commission

Region Medical Coordinator

7/93-9/94

Medical Director

9/94-date

Assistant Medical Director

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

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
9/07/2005

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, expires 11/8/06
Completed instructor course 11/12/89
Last instructor card issued 4/10/92, last renewed 1998/9

AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Provider:  first issued 1983
Completed ACLS-EP course 9/25/01, expires 9/25/03
ACLS-EP Instructor, 5/31/01 expires 5/31/03
ACLS Instructor:  first issued 12/31/86; expires 12/31/04

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
PALS Instructor: first issued 5/90; expires 12/31/04
PALS Training Center faculty, taught instructor classes 4/25/91, 5/30/01 Mercy Hospital

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

Defense Civil Preparedness Agency
Introduction to Radiological Monitoring certificate, 1978

Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh: Limited Emergency Ultrasound Privileges, first granted: 4/26/99 (abdominal trauma, abdominal aortic aneurysm)

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 Base Station Course
completed 3/29/94, Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania

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-date       Web Committee

1983-1992            National Association of EMTs

1987-date              National Association of EMS Physicians:
1987-date       Rural Affairs Committee (previously, Non-Urban Committee)
1992-1994      Education Committee
1997-date       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-date       Web Committee, Pennsylvania Chapter
2002                                nominated to Board of Directors, Pennsylvania Chapter

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

 


Honors

DATE    

TYPE OF HONOR

INSTITUTION

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


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.


Monographs, Books, and Book Chapters:


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. 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.


 

 



Emergency Medical Services Activities

DATES

RESPONSIBILITIES

ORGANIZATION

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)

1972-1975

Vice President

 

1972-1995

2003-date

Member, Board of Directors

Member, Board of Directors

 

1985-86

Founder and Chair

Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group, ASRC

1985-1988

Training Officer, Incident Commander

 

1985-date

Field Team Leader

 

1980-83

Founder and Chair

Shenandoah Mountain Rescue Group, ASRC

1980-1984

Field Team Leader, Incident Commander

 

1982-84

Training Officer,

 

1972-76

Founder and Chair

Blue Ridge Mountain Rescue Group, ASRC

1972-1980

Field Team Leader, Incident Commander

 

1977-80

Training Officer

 

1977-80

Wilderness EMT Instructor

 

1990-1992

Chair

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

4/20/91

Medical Command

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

1983-85

 

Moderator, Wilderness Medicine Seminars (at annual Conference)

American Hiking Society, Washington DC

1982-85

Paramedic Instructor

Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA

1977-85

EMT Instructor

Virginia Division of Emergency Medical Services, Charlottesville and Northern Virginia

1977-80

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


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”

Univ. of Pgh. 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

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

Eighth National ED Information Systems Symposium, San Diego

 



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

* Does not include presentations at Mercy or University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency/Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania Grand Rounds, 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.