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Main Session #2- Mass Gathering - Preparing For The Big Event

  • Main Conference Hall (map)

Jared J. McKinney, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Planning and coverage of mass gathering events poses many challenges.  Medical requirements for different events vary considerably and those systems responsible for event coverage need an understanding of the factors that contribute to medical support needs at large mass gatherings.

Topics discussed will include National Event Medicine Guidelines, Mass gathering Planning and Coverage to include:

·         Medical Oversight
·         Medical Reconnaissance
·         Negotiations
·         Human Resources
·         Medical Equipment
·         Treatment Facilities
·         Transportation/Access
·         Operations and Communication

Dr. Jared J. McKinney, M.D. is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He also serves as Assistant Medical Director of  Metro Nashville Fire Department, Medical Director of LifeFlight Event Medicine and Chairman of the  Vanderbilt University Resuscitation Committee.