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2022 Conference Faculty

We’re proud to feature a list of prominent speakers who are at the forefront of their fields. These professionals are always eager to share their knowledge and inspire like-minded enthusiasts.

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Dr. Dan McCollum, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Residency Director
Director for GCEP
Augusta University Health System in Augusta, Georgia

Lecture: "RHCP and STD's:  An update on STD's set to the music of the Red Hot Chili Peppers."

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Dr. James Crosby, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Alabama Birmingham

Lecture: Medicine at 30,000 feet:
Respond to in-flight emergencies.

 Dr. Sukhi Atti, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
University of Alabama Birmingham
Assistant Director
Office of Medical Toxicology
Associate Medical Director
Alabama Poison Information Center, Children’s of Alabama 


Lecture: Chemical Disaster and Toxidrome Recognition

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Dr. Adam Kessler, DO
Associate Professor
University of Alabama Birmingham
Board certified in EM, IM and Critical CED-ICU and Emergency Critical Care 
Lecture:  Boardom: The Future Of Critical Care In The Emergency Department

Dr. Ben von Schweinitz, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Alabama Birmingham 
Served in the Air Force Special Operations Command,
AFSOC, Special Operations Surgical Team or SOST. 


Lecture: Tactical Combat Causality Care (TCCC).

Dr. Lauren Walter, MD
Associate Professor
University of Alabama Birmingham
Assistant Residency Director 
Founder and director 
‘Women of Emergency Medicine Mentorship
and Interest Group

Lecture: Opioid Epidemic 

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Dr. Nicholas Rockwell, MD
Pediatric Critical Care Fellow
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Lecture: Pediatric Patients, Not Just Little Adults​

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Dr. Kathleen Richard, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine
Fellowship trained in Emergency US
Lecture:  Emergent Management of
Neonatal Fever

 

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Dr. Neal Richmond, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director of EMS Research
EMS Fellowship Program Director

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Lecture: Emergency Airway Management:
Critical Thinking and Clinical Decision
Making in the Street or at the Bedside

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Mike West, NRP, RN, MS
Coroner of Limestone County, AL
Lecture: What does the Coroner See

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Dr. Daisy A. Ciener, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Emergency Medicine
Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program 
Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Skills day: Pediatric Simulation Team

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Dr. Ryan Walsh, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director of Procedural Simulation
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Skills day: EM procedures, Simulation Team

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Dr.  Howard "Howie" Mell, MD, MPH, CPE, FACEP
Emergency Medicine Physician
A Partner in Vituity, a physician owned multi-specialty group practice.   

Flight physician for Cleveland Metro Life Flight.  
Lecture: A HISTORICAL LOOK AT A “MODERN” PROBLEM: LESSONS LEARNED FROM ACTIVE SHOOTER INCIDENTS

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Dr. Matt Heimann, MD
Assistant Professor
Fellowship Director, Global Health and International Emergency Medicine.

University of Alabama Birmingham

Lecture: Case-Based Visual Diagnosis of Global Pathlogy

Dr. Larry Stack
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Lecture: Lyte Management - When fluid
choice actually matters

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Lindsey Paige Anthony, MPA, CEM, CHEC, NREMT
Chief of Disaster and Emergency Management.
Department of Emergency Medicine
Augusta University Health System

Lecture: Rethinking Vulnerability Based Exercises: A Strategy for Real Improvement

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Shannon W. Stephens, EMTP, CCEMTP
Executive Director, Center for Injury Science
Instructor, Division of Acute Care Surgery
UAB Department of Surgery

Research Interests
cardiac arrest, trauma resuscitation, emergency medical services, bioethics

Lecture: Current Acute Care Research at UAB: Future Role for EMS

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