30th Annual May Day Trauma Conference
UNC Tar Heel Trauma is proud to present the 30th Annual May Day Trauma Conference on May 1-2, 2019 at the Friday Center in beautiful Chapel Hill, NC. May Day is a two-day conference carefully designed to meet the educational needs of the health care team across the continuum of trauma care.
Our conference follows the trauma continuum of care with the first day featuring topics on disaster preparedness pre-hospital care, emergency medicine while the second day covers critical care, acute care, and rehabilitation. The agenda for each day combines general and three breakout tracks to allow you to further tailor your experience to best meet your needs.
In addition, the conference also features other attractions such as a vendor exhibition, poster presentations, daily giveaways and a silent auction to benefit the Trauma Survivor's Network.
The May Day Conference is a wonderful opportunity to learn, network, and have fun. We hope you can join us.
All clinicians who interact with severely injured patients across the continuum of trauma care will benefit from this conference.
These include medical administrators, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, paramedics, first responders, and emergency managers.
Physicians and advanced practice providers, especially medical directors, emergency medicine, critical care, and surgeons, will also benefit from this event.
Two Shooters - One Trauma Center; Turning Tragedy Into Improved Patient Care
With more than 30 years of experience in treating trauma patients, Dr. Ivan Puente has been the Medical Director for Trauma Services at two Level 1 Facilities, Delray Medical Center since 1994 and Broward Health Medical Center since 1995, in south Florida.
Dr. Puente graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Honors Program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of California – San Francisco School of Medicine. He completed his General and Vascular Surgery Residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1992. Following residency, he completed fellowships in Surgical Critical Care (1993) and Trauma Surgery (1994) also at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Puente holds dual faculty appointments as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Wertheim College of Medicine of Florida International University and as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine of Florida Atlantic University. He serves as the Site Director for the Larkin General Surgery Residency program at Delray Medical Center and the Mount Sinai General Surgery Residency program at Broward Health Medical Center.
He has been actively involved in surgical research throughout his career and has authored or co-authored a large number of publications. He has completed multiple funded projects in the field of trauma care. Recognized as a regional and national leader in Trauma Quality Improvement, Dr. Puente serves in multiple process improvement committees including as Chair of the Broward County Trauma Quality Improvement Committee.
In addition to Trauma and Critical Care, Dr. Puente’s other areas of interest include Endocrine, Hernia, and Minimally Invasive Surgery.
Physicians: The School of Medicine of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The School of Medicine of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other health professionals will receive a certificate of attendance from an AMA PRA Category 1™ activity. These certificates are accepted by the NC Boards for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, and respiratory therapists. Other health care providers may also be able to use these certificates, depending on their particular license requirements. (License requirements are subject to change. Participants should check with their licensing boards for specific questions. UNC and its partners are not responsible for changes in license requirements.)
Nurses: AMA PRA Category 1™ will be accepted as Nursing CE’s for the NC Board of Nursing and UNC Trauma Hours.
Pre-hospital Personnel: Continuing education credit may be granted for the following North Carolina EMS credential levels: EMR, EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic. Participants of the "30th Annual" May Day Trauma Conference may be awarded a maximum of 12.5 hours of continuing education credit.
Respiratory Therapists: A maximum of 12.5 CE Hours has been approved by the NC Respiratory Care Board for Respiratory Therapists (approval number 185455).
Disclosures: This activity has been planned and implemented under the sole supervision of the course director and planning committee, in association with the UNC Office of Continuing Professional Development (UNC CPD). The course director, planning committee, presenters and CPD staff have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.