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Moncton to host Maritime Trauma and Emergency Medicine Conference

(HORIZON) April 2, 2014 - New Brunswick is playing host to a sold-out Maritime conference this week. The conference, organized by the NB Trauma Program, Horizon Health Network, the Nova Scotia Trauma Program, and Halifax's Capital District Health Authority, is an expanded version of last year's successful, inaugural event. 

Physicians, nurses, paramedics, administrators and other health-care professionals from all three Maritime provinces are coming to Moncton, prepared to share best-practices in trauma response and emergency medicine. "We're thrilled to have so many high-calibre health-care professionals assembling together this week," said Dr. Paul Atkinson, Research Subcommittee Chair, NB Trauma Program, and Emergency Physician at the Saint John Regional Hospital. "We've greatly expanded the conference program and there's something for all participants." 

Highlights from the conference include a keynote address from internationally renowned trauma physician and professor at University of Leicester, United Kingdom, Dr. Tim Coats. Dr. Coats will be speaking about his experience collaborating in an international clinical trial for the treatment of the critically injured. Other conference topics and workshops include, "Saving More Victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrests," "Managing Rare Events: Possible Solutions for Rural Emergency Departments," and "Paediatric Cardiac Arrest - Every Health-care Provider's Biggest Challenge." 

Dr. Rob Green, Provincial Medical Director of the NS Trauma Program and Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Physician at Halifax's QEII Health Sciences Centre, is pleased with the way this year's collaborative event has come together. "It has been great creating this conference program alongside the NB Trauma Program team. We face similar health-care challenges in all three provinces, so we can learn a lot from one another." 

The conference will take place April 3-5 at the Ramada Crystal Palace Hotel and Convention Centre.

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For more information contact:
Carolyn McCormack, APR
Media Relations 1-877-499-1899
Media@HorizonNB.ca



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