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Emergency Care and Trauma Symposium


Contact Linda K. Pittz

(608) 574-8707


Symposium Brochure

View the 2018 Symposium brochure (pdf)

EMS Symposium 50th AnniversaryThis year marks our 50th Emergency Care and Trauma Symposium! We remain true to our mission established 50 years ago—to provide education for all levels of emergency and trauma providers, from the pre-hospital environment through inpatient care. This year’s symposium features keynote speaker Dr. Christina Hernon.


Dr. Hernon is an Emergency Medicine Physician and Medical Toxicologist. She was a physician at the 2013 Boston Marathon and will tell her compelling story about rendering initial aid to victims in the 2013 bombing.

Education tracks for EMS and nursing will be offered, with presentations and hands-on sessions based on the educational need of the participant.



Symposium Details



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 UW Health
BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center. The special symposium rates are $139 per night (hut) and $169 per night (lodge suite). All rates are based on occupancy for up to four people, plus tax.


To receive this discounted rate, please call the Kalahari at 1-877-253-5466 on or before May 25, 2018, and ask for the Emergency Care Conference 2018 Room Block when making your reservation. Rooms in this block that are not reserved will be released to the general public on May 25, 2018.




If you are interested in being an exhibitor at the 2018 Emergency Care and Trauma Symposium, please register here.


Continuing Education


University Hospital is jointly providing this education with the following organizations: Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, UW Health, UW Med Flight CHETA and the University of Wisconsin Level I Trauma Center.


The University of Wisconsin-Madison, as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), authorizes this program for 2.4 continuing education units (CEUs) or 24 hours.

Up to 24 hours of National Registry credit will be applied for from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, National Registry of EMTs.


Presentations from the 2017 Symposium


(All files are PDF)