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Spring Fever Trauma Conference 2013

St. Patrick Hospital's Trauma Services is pleased to offer free, high quality trauma education to the dedicated professionals who provide pre-hospital, clinic and hospital care throughout Montana. The Trauma Conference features outstanding speakers who can teach trauma care from their personal experiences and can relate to the issues we face in rural Montana, isolated areas, long distances, extreme weather, delayed discovery, prolonged transport to a hospital. You get to choose from a variety of sessions - there is something for every medical provider who attends!

Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center
3720 N. Reserve St
Missoula, MT
(406) 532-5300

Meals, breaks and attire
Coffee, tea and light pastries will be served for breakfast and the morning break. Lunch and snacks for the afternoon break are also included. Wearing comfortable and casual clothing is encouraged.

Blocks of rooms are reserved at the following hotels. You must mention St. Patrick Hospital Spring Fever Trauma Conference when you make your reservations to receive the special rates below. Reserve your rooms early - all blocks will be released for general rate on April 1.

Hilton Garden Inn
$96 + tax per night
(406) 532-5300

Hamptons Inn
$89 +tax per night
(406) 549-1800

Ruby’s Inn
$69 + tax per night
(406) 721-0990

Super 8
$61.50 + tax per night
(406) 549-1199

Travelers Inn
$55 + tax per night
(406) 728-8330

Who should attend the Spring Fever Trauma Conference?

The trauma topics presented at this conference are targeted at midlevel practitioners (APRNs, PAs, etc.), RN’s, clinical staff and pre-hospital personnel involved with emergency resuscitation and critical care management.


Keynote speakers

  • Dr John Mayberry, Trauma Surgeon- Oregon Health Science University
  • Dr. Eileen Bulger, Chief of Trauma – Harborview Medical Center
  • Dr Matt Maxwell, Thoracic Surgeon – International heart Institute
  • Jason Dush, Paramedic – National Speaker for EMS, Fire 

0700-0800  Registration

0800-0810  Welcome with Brad Pickhardt, MD 

0810-0855  General session: John Mayberry, MD - Surgical Management of Chest Wall Injuries

0900-0945  General session: Eileen Bulger, MD - Geriatric Trauma

0945-1005  Break with vendors

Prehospital breakout sessions:

Hospital breakout sessions: 

Jason Dush, Paramedic 
ATV Case Studies

Eileen Bulger, MD
Massive Transfusion in Shock Patient

Jason Dush, Paramedic  
Crush Injury vs Crush Syndrome

John Mayberry, MD
Hide and Seek, Missed Injuries in the Trauma Patient

1145-1245  Joe Stone: Speed flying crash on Mount Jumbo

Prehospital breakout sessions:

Hospital breakout sessions:

Outdoor Skill Stations

Jason Dush, Paramedic: Domestic Abuse

Life Flight, MESI and Missoula City Fire

Stan Seagraves, MD: ETOH and DTs


Matt Maxwell, MD: Penetrating Chest Trauma

1515-1535  Break with vendors

1535-1635  General session: Case studies clinical panel led by Dr. Brad Pickhardt


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The 17th Annual Spring Fever Trauma Conference will be held April 13, 2013 at the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center in Missoula, Montana. Complete the registration form below to secure your spot at the conference.