2008 Mid-Winter Conf Adenda


 Guest Speaker – Joan Cronan

Leading one of the top women’s programs in the country has taught Joan many lessons on leadership and success. Joan brings lessons from the world of athletics to help your organization reach its peak performance. Her motivational program, “Ringing the Bells”, will encourage personal success within every member of your team.


 Schedule

Thursday, February 21 

7:00–8:00 a.m. Registration


8:00–8:15 a.m. Welcome


8:15–8:30 a.m. Mary Urbano, Phd, MPH, RN (Excellence in Developmental Disabilities)

Emergency Responders Questionnaire


8:30–10:00 a.m. Page/Wolfberg & Wirth, LLC (The National EMS Industry Law Firm)

Legal Issues


10:00–10:30 a.m. Break

Visit with vendors


10:30–11:00 a.m. Dr. Chris Nollette, NREMT-P (LP EMS Program Director Riverside Community College)

Customer Service


11:30–12:30 p.m. Lunch (provided)


12:30– 1:30 p.m. Kirk Harris, BS, CCEMT-P (Roane State Community College)

Leadership and Mentoring


1:30–2:15 p.m. Robert Byrd, EMT-P (Anderson Co. EMS Director)

Finding Your Champions


2:15–2:45 p.m. Break

Visit with vendors


2:45–3:45 p.m. Rick Slaven, NREMT-P (Walters State Community College Paramedic Instructor)

How to Recruit and Retain Great Employees


3:45 – 4:30 p.m. Chad Sims, RN, CFRN, EMT (UT LIFESTAR)

Leading the Justice League – Can You Manage Heroes?


6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Awards Banquet


9 p.m.–1 a.m. Stress Debriefing (hospitality bar provided)


Friday, February 22

7:30–8:00 a.m. Registration


8:00–9:00 a.m. Greg Miller, MA Ed, EMT-P, I/C (Walters State Community College)

I Have Them At Water, I Cant Make Them Drink


9:00–10:00 a.m. Michael Laman, PhD (Dean of Health Sciences – Roane State Community College)

Keeping Quality EMS Providers in a Competitive Environment


10:00–10:15 a.m. Break

Visit with vendors


10:15–11:15 a.m. Joan Cronan (UT Women’s Athletic Director)

Ringing the Bells


11:00 a.m.– Michael Laman, PhD – Dean of Health Sciences – RSCC

The 21st Century Manager: A New Paradigm


11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Angie Bowen, RN, NREMT-P Sheri Smith, RN (East Tennessee Chrildren’s Hospital)

Achieving Professional Influence


12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch (provided)


1:00–2:00 p.m. Wayne Marshall, MBA, HCM, NREMT-P (Director, Trauma/Flight Program & Emergency Preparedness Shands Jacksonville Medical Center)

Creating an Environment 0f Accountability: Having Critical Conversations


2:00–3:00 p.m. Mike Shankle, Doug McCreary, Brandon Ward (TASA Board Members)

Legislative Issues


3:00–3:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks


About the Park Vista

The Park Vista Resort is the Great Smoky Mountains’ premier resort and convention center. The conference center offers more than 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Flexibility, convenience, and accessibility make the Park Vista an ideal choice for any trade show or convention.

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P.O. Box 30

705 Cherokee Orchard Road

Gatlinburg,TN 37738

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