2023 May Day Special Attractions
The Friday Conference Center
With over 70,000 attendees and 650 programs per year, the Friday Conference Center is one of the premier conference facilities in the Southeast. The Friday Conference Center combines the latest technology, architectural beauty, and personalized planning services.
The William and Ida Friday Center honors two North Carolinians who have devoted their lives to enhancing and improving the lives of their fellow citizens through their work in education, the arts, and public health. William C. Friday served as president of the University of North Carolina for thirty years, while his wife, Ida, has promoted the arts through her work with a number of North Carolina arts organizations.
Along with high-quality educational offerings, The May Day Trauma Conference also features vendor exhibitions where participants can learn about new and emerging technology and services in trauma care. The vendor exhibition will be open the before the conference, during breaks, and lunch. Come learn and network with our partners who provide the material and services to take great care of trauma patients.
Silent Auction to Support the UNC Critical Incident Stress Management Program
Help support the UNC Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Program through our silent auction! Everyday, healthcare workers face incredibly challenging situations which takes a toll on a person's well-being. The Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Program is designed to provide a comprehensive, systematic means of mitigating stress related to critical incidents which involve health care workers.
CISM trained volunteers, who are UNC Health employees, meet with team members directly involved in a emotionally traumatic events to talk about what occurred, their feelings about the event, and discuss coping skills needed to recover from the related stress. CISM is a facilitative process not intended to replace counseling. The CISM program includes education, intervention, and referral. The process is designed to reduce and control harmful aspects of stress caused by the event.
Numerous baskets donated by partners from across the health system will be open for bid throughout the conference.
Awesome prizes donated by local restaurants and businesses will be raffled at breaks throughout the conference. At the end of the conference, two lucky participants will win a scholarship to one day of next year’s conference. All participants who are present will be eligible to win.
Tar Heel Trauma Merchandise
The Tar Heel Trauma Program will be offering some cool “merch.” This year will be offering our popular Tar Heel Trauma yoga jackets along with other apparel.
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