Trauma and EMS Conference Set for Cheyenne on August 22-25

The 48th Annual Wyoming Trauma and EMS Conference is set for August 22-25 at the Little America Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne. The Wyoming Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS), which is part of the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), hosts the popular event.

“Our conference is Wyoming’s largest event focused on emergency medical and trauma care,” said Andy Gienapp, WDH OEMS manager. “Each year we see between 300 and 400 individuals attend.”

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Featured presenters include:

  • Dr. Jon Khromer, director of the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration’s Office of EMS
  • Steve Berry, paramedic, humorist and artist behind the industry-popular I’m Not an Ambulance Driver cartoons
  • Austin Collie, former wide receiver for the New England Patriots. Collie will share his experiences with recovering from concussions resulting from his professional football career, and his current work with athletes in concussion prevention.

“We see the conference as an opportunity for Wyoming’s emergency care providers to learn, network and celebrate each other,” Gienapp said. “Social events, vendors, static displays of emergency equipment, as well as an EMS competition that allows Wyoming’s emergency teams to demonstrate their skills are all on tap this year.”

The annual event provides four days of continuing education for EMTs, paramedics, emergency physicians and nurses, and others who work in emergency healthcare settings in Wyoming and other states. Learning opportunities range from emergency stroke and cardiac care to caring for the severely injured person, to caring for those experiencing behavioral health emergencies.

The cost to attend $250. Registration is available online at emsregistration.wyo.gov.

The event offers sponsorship and advertising options to businesses, vendors and groups who would like to promote and advertise their products and services. Interested parties can register as a vendor here: emsvendor.wyo.gov

For more information, please visit https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/ems/conferences/ or contact the Office of EMS at 307-777-7955.

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