Prehospital & Disaster Medicine Committee

Prehospital and Disaster Medicine

Prehospital and Disaster Medicine Leaders

Chair

Bryan McNeilly, MD

University of Maryland

Chair Elect

Kelly M. Tillotson, MD

University of Cincinnati

Vice Chair

Jomari Guerrero, MD

University of Michigan

Vice Chair

Sriram Venkatesan

Sri Ramachandra Medical College, India/University of Colorado

Assistant Vice Chair

Kyle Essex NRP, FP-C, CCP-C

Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine

Assistant Vice Chair

Eric S Kretz, MD

Wright State University/ Wright Patterson Air Force Base

Assistant Vice Chair

Chelsea McAuslan

Washington State University Elson S Floyd College of Medicine

Resident Representative to ACEP

Aaron R. Kuzel, D.O., M.B.A.

Fellow | University of Louisville School of Medicine | Louisville, KY

Staff Liaison

Kris Williams

Executive Director
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Chair

Bryan McNeilly, MD

University of Maryland

Chair Elect

Kelly M. Tillotson, MD

University of Cincinnati

Vice Chair

Jomari Guerrero, MD

University of Michigan

Vice Chair

Sriram Venkatesan

Sri Ramachandra Medical College, India/University of Colorado

Assistant Vice Chair

Kyle Essex NRP, FP-C, CCP-C

Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine

Assistant Vice Chair

Eric S Kretz, MD

Wright State University/ Wright Patterson Air Force Base

Assistant Vice Chair

Chelsea McAuslan

Washington State University Elson S Floyd College of Medicine

Resident Representative to ACEP

Aaron R. Kuzel, D.O., M.B.A.

Fellow | University of Louisville School of Medicine | Louisville, KY

Staff Liaison

Kris Williams

Executive Director
Contact Kris

Overview and Objectives

With EMS being recognized as an official subspecialty of emergency medicine, EMRA members with an interest in a career in EMS, prehospital care, disaster medicine, and related research are strongly encouraged to join this division. Formed in 2012 (originally as the EMS Division), the Prehospital & Disaster Medicine Committee provides general resources and information about EMS for all EMRA members.

Objectives:

  1. Encourage interest and provide educational and research resources in the fields of prehospital and disaster medicine among EMRA members
  2. Promote networking and mentorship opportunities in the fields of prehospital and disaster medicine
  3. Educate medical students and emergency medicine residents regarding different niche areas within the fields of prehospital and disaster medicine
  4. Encourage networking and collaboration among different subspecialty fields within the specialty of emergency medicine 5. Participate and advocate for the best interest of our patients surrounding policies regarding prehospital care

Mentorship Opportunities

Interested in an EMS/Disaster Mentorship? Sign up here, we still having willing mentors available!

Get Involved

Want to work on your presentation skills? Add something to your resume? Host a Mini Grand Rounds with us! Check out the recordings of past ones and then send Kristen your ideas/presentation.  We'll work with you on it and get you on the schedule. 

Previous Recordings

HEMS: The Flight Physician

University of Cincinnati Air Care's Dr. William Hinckley and Stryker Fellow Kate Conelley discuss critical care anywhere.

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Women in EMS

An online discussion about the unique challenges of female leaders and practitioners in prehospital medicine.

Kathrine Connelly, MD, University of Cincinnati
Erin Kane, MD, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Sarayna Mcguire, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Katherine Raczek, MD, FAAEM, UT Health, San Antonio, TX
Kaori tanaka, DO, FACEP, MSPH, University of Buffalo
Jessica Wentlin, DO, FAAEM, FACEP, UT Health, San Antonio, TX
Heather De Anda, MD, Oregon Health and Science University

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Learn more about the evolving field of community paramedicine and how community paramedic programs accross the country differ in their organization and services.

Cody Main, Community Paramedic, Walla Walla Fire Department, Washington
Mark Babson, Community Paramedic, ADA County Community Paramedics, Idaho
Rober Whistler, EMS Program Director at Martin CC, North Carolina
Teal Jacobs, Community Paramedic, Nash UNC Healthcare, North Carolina
Evan Berg, MD, Medical Director of Medically Home, Massachussetts

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The Pre-Hospital & Disaster Medicine and Research Committees discussion of some of the latest high impact research in pre-hospital medicine.

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Governemnt Services + EMS Committees

Yev Maksimenko, MD, NRP
Capt, USAF, MC
EMRA Director of Leadership Development

Incorporating Civilian EMS Lessons Into a Vision for the Future of EMS Medical Direction in the US Military

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2nd Annual EMS Fellowship Happy Hour

Hangout with EMS Fellowship Program Directors & fellows from across the country during this informal event and ask questions you might have about EMS fellowship.

Participants from: University of Cincinnati, University of New Mexico, Brown, Loma Linda, Medical College of Wisconsin, UCSD, UCSF, UMass, and more!

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Trauma Link

January 11, 2022

Learn from a multidisciplinary prehospital medical team in Bangladesh as they provide an overview of Trauma Link, a self-sustaining prehospital model to reduce the burden of traffic injuries in Bangladesh and beyond.

Jon Moussally - Primary Founder
Arup Saha - Primary Founder
Abdul Baqi - Primary Founder

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Prehospital Ultrasound

October 5, 2021

Interested in Ultrasound? Interested in EMS? Did you know that ultrasound is being used more frequently in the prehospital setting? Come hear about Seattle's implementation and use of prehospital ultrasound to impact patient care.

Dr. Andrew Latimer, MD Associate Medical Director and Flight Physician, Airlift Northwest, Seattle, WA

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Beyond EMS Panel

May 6, 2021

Hear from experts in Event Medicine, Tactical Medicine, and Search & Rescue/National Parks System on unique opportunities within EMS.

Bridget Onders, MD; Matt Sztajnkrycer, MD, PhD, NRP; Will Smith, MD, FAEMS

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Stay and Play or Treat with Diesel?

October 20, 2020

Chris Laube, MS3, EMT-B
MS3, University of Arizona - COM Phoenix

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Lecturing the Lecturer:  The Intersection of EMS and Medical Education

September 27, 2020

Sarah Thead, MS-III, NRP
Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

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EMS Logistics: Communications and Protocols

August 9, 2020

Luke Wohlford, BS, EMT-B
MS3, University of Arizona - COM Phoenix
EMRA Medical Student Council Southwest Regional Representative, 2020-2021

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An Introduction to Emergency Medical Services: Past, Present, and Future

July 19, 2020

Jordan Rudman, BA, EMT
MS3, Rush Medical College
Chicago, IL

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TOPIC : Prehospital Care During COVID-19: Response and Ethical Considerations

Join us as we hear from prehospital leaders from University of Washington, Mayo Clinic, and Mount Sinai regarding COVID-19 prehospital response and ethical considerations

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Joining EMRA Committees is easy and FREE.

Just log into your EMRA account and select which one(s) you wish to join.

Once you join, you will receive an invitation to be part of the EMRA Committee Basecamp, which helps facilitate communication and collaboration.

EMS Articles in EMResident

View EMS Articles in EMResident Magazine

EMS Fellowships

Find EMS Fellowships

Virtual Mentorship Program

Let us pair you with a mentor (or mentee) in your region.

ACEP EMS Prehospital Section

As a resident, you get joint memberships in both EMRA and ACEP - so make sure you're aware and informed of what the ACEP EMS-Prehospital Section is doing!

When you set up your EMRA/ACEP membership, you get (2) section memberships for free - one to the ACEP Young Physician Section, and one of your choice. Why not make that choice EMS-Prehospital?

Additional ACEP section fees are half off - only $20

Learn More

EMS Essentials: A Resident's Guide to Prehospital Care

Published: May, 2016

Prehospital care is a vital and growing segment of medicine. With this publication, emergency medicine residents get an overview of the workings of EMS, including:

  • The resident's role in the field
  • What to expect on ride-alongs
  • EMS subspecialty areas

Written by emergency medicine residents and faculty with a specific interest in prehospital care and disaster medicine, this resource serves as an introduction to an emerging segment of medicine.

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EMS: A Brief History of Emergency Medical Services in the United States

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Tactical Medicine: Providing Care in the Urban Battlefield

The role of the tactical physician can vary, but it almost always involves preventive medicine, medical intelligence, and operational assistance. These skills make the physician an indispensable part of the team.

Dec 14, 2017

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Tactical Medicine: An Evolving EM Subspecialty

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