Trauma topics on the agenda at UCSF’s annual Hawaii conference


The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) will host its annual high-risk emergency medicine conference this spring in Hawaii. “High Risk Emergency Medicine Hawaii 2017” will take place April 9-13 at the Wailea Beach Marriott Hotel in Maui.

This conference is designed to address those topics that, due to the risk of misdiagnosis or misadventure, produce the greatest concern in the daily practice of emergency medicine. World-class speakers will present on a range of topics related to trauma and other issues. Sessions will include:

  • Penetrating Abdominal Trauma (Dr. Christopher Colwell)
  • Challenging Presentations of Substance Abuse (Dr. Craig Smollin)
  • Traumatic Shock (Dr. Christopher Colwell)
  • Smoke Inhalation (Dr. Craig Smollin)
  • Pediatric Head and Neck Trauma (Dr. Judith Klein)
  • Treatment of Blood in the Brain (Dr. Debbie Madhok)
  • Stop the Bleeding (Dr. Stuart Swadron)
  • Intubation in the Unstable Patient (Dr. Diane Birnbaumer)
  • The Combative, Intoxicated Patient (Dr. Christopher Colwell)
  • Giving Bad News in the ED (Dr. Diane Birnbaumer)

This conference is offered by the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, nationally renowned for emergency medical and trauma care. For more information and to register, visit the High Risk Emergency Medicine Hawaii web page.

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