26th Annual Avera McKennan Trauma Symposium

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Date & Location
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM   Sioux Falls Convention Center, Sioux Falls, SD

Target Audience
Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Physical Therapist, Surgery, Trauma


The 26th Annual Trauma Symposium is designed to highlight current evidence-based concepts and technology for the evaluation, diagnosis and acute care management of the trauma patient throughout the continuum of care.

PRE-CONFERENCE CLASS: Stop the Bleed Training
Participants of the Avera McKennan Trauma Symposium are invited to register and attend the Stop the Bleed Training program.  The program will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 7 – 8 a.m. at the Sioux Falls Convention Center – Ballroom B.

The Stop the Bleed program was created by the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus aimed at preparing the public to respond to emergency situations and disasters. Participants will learn a variety of methods to stop bleeding, including how to correctly apply pressure, dress a wound and apply a tourniquet.

Target Audience: Physician, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, hospital managers, pharmacists, respiratory techs, therapists, paramedics and other interested health care professionals that provide care to trauma patients.


Avera Employees: Symposium - $55
Non-Avera: Symposium - $65
Students: Symposium - $30
Pre-Conference Class: Stop the Bleed Training - $5 (Program April 11th, 7 - 8 a.m.)

**AVERA EMPLOYEES: If your leader has agreed to pay your registration fees, please register yourself and answer the appropriate questions within the registration form.**

Cancellation Policy: A refund less 5% of registration fee will be given for cancellations received in writing to averacontinuingeducation@avera.org prior to 5 business days of activity. Following this date, no refunds will be given but substitutions will be accepted.

Videoconference: This conference will not be provided via videoconference.


CME Accreditation: 
Avera is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Application has been made for continuing medical education. 

CNE Accreditation: 
Avera Health is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Application has been made for continuing nursing education.

Application will be made to the South Dakota Board of Pharmacy.  Check back for updates.

The South Dakota Department of Health has designated this program for 6.0 Hours of Approved EMS Training.