Clinics and Conferences
Vail Valley Medical Center will again play host to this year's presentation of the USSA Medical Emergencies in Skiing and Snowboarding (MESS) Course. The 2014 MESS Course will present concepts for evaluation of traumatic emergencies in elite level ski and snowboard competitions, event medical support systems for World Cup Events in skiing and snowboarding at international venues, and management of common medical conditions of the elite ski and snowboard athlete. Outdoor practical training scenarios are planned to be taught Saturday at Beaver Creek Ski Resort to review the skills taught in the classroom. Advanced skiing and/or snowboarding skills are required for on hill scenarios.
The MESS Course is presented by USSA Sports Medicine in conjunction with Vail Valley Medical Center, Vail Valley Resorts, and Eagle County Paramedic Services.
Conference Fee: $695 per Physician
The USSA MESS Course 2014 is now closed. Registration for the 2015 Course will open in June 2015.
Dates, Times and Details
Conference Date: 7am - 5pm December 12 & 13th 2014
Opening Reception: 5-7pm Decemeber 11th 2014
Arrival: Thursday, December 11th. Registration 4:00-6:00pm
Location: Park Hyatt Resort, Beaver Creek, CO
Registration Deadline: September 1st 2014: REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
Attendance is limited and is by invite only to the USSA Physician Pool.
USSA MESS COURSE 2014 Tentative Agenda - August 2014
Course Coordinator: Gillian Bower email@example.com
Thursday, December 11th 2014
5:00 – 6:00pm MESS Course Registration
6:00 – 8:00pm Opening Reception – Hosted by Gay & Richard Steadman
Friday, December 12th 2014
7:30-7:45am Course Structure and Objectives (Larry Gaul, MD)
7:45-8:15am Introduction to USSA (Kyle Wilkens, PA-C, L-ATC)
8:15-9:00am Review of Prohibited Substances and Methods (Larry Gaul MD)
9:15-9:45am On the hill "Racer Down" (Steve Zuckerman, EMT)
9:45-10:15am Primary and Secondary Survey (Steve Vardaman)
10:45-11:30pm Role of the Team Physician -Panel (Gillian Bower PT / Tom Hackett MD / Gloria Beam MD)
11:30am – 12:30pm Lunch
1:00-5:00pm Indoor Practical Stations
1. Non-surgical Airway Management - Eman Podgorny MD
2. Surgical Airway – Reg Franciose MD
3. Spine Injury – Eagle County Paramedic Services
4. Chest Trauma – Tony LaPorta MD
5. Chest Pain/Dyspnea/AED – Steve Vardaman
6. Extremity Evaluation and Splinting -Beaver Creek Ski Patrol
7. IV/IO Practice - Eagle County Paramedic Services
8.Trauma Pack Review – Gillian Bower
5:00-5:30pm Adjourn – Questions and Informal Discussions with Team Physicians
Saturday, December 13th 2014
7:00-7:30am Practical Station Preview (Steve Zuckerman, EMT)
7:30-9:00am Management of Concussion (Jeffery Kutcher MD)
USSA Concussion Policy and Return to Snow (Kyle Wilkens, PA-C, L-ATC)
9:00-9:30am Global Rescue
9:45-10:15am General Medicine (Tracee Metcalf, MD)
10:15-10:45am Non Surgical Orthopedic Issues (Phil Arnold)
10:45-11:15am Dental Emergencies (James Harding, DDS)
11:15-11:30 pm Indoor Wrap up and Instructions
11:30 – 12:15 pm Box Lunch / Free Ski
12:30pm Last time to load lift
12:50pm Meet at top of Chair 8 “cinch express”
1:00-4:00pm 6 On Hill Practical Stations – Birds of Prey
1. Knee dislocation / leg fracture
2. Femur Fracture
3. Head Injury with pelvis fracture and seizure
4. Conscious Chest Trauma
5. Spinal Injury with Neuro Deficit
6. Uncontrolled Femoral Artery Bleed
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