Speakers

We have assembled a roster of experts, acclaimed both regionally and nationally, who are willing to share their experiences and skills in the field of emergency medicine.

Dr. Noorjahan Ali

M.D. / Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
UT Southwestern 

Dr. Noorjahan (Nora) Ali is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the division of Neonatal‐ Perinatal medicine at UT Southwestern and board‐certified practicing neonatologist. 
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Derek Bailey

Firefighter / Licensed Paramedic
Midlothian Fire Department 

Derek Bailey is a Firefighter/Licensed Paramedic for Midlothian Fire Department.  Derek has Served in Fire and EMS since 2006 including service in the United States Marine Corps as Crash Fire Rescue...

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Dr. Vedanta Dariya

Neonatal Intensivist
Children's Health

Dr. Vedanta Dariya attended medical school in Mumbai, India at the Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College. He did his Pediatric residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport and completed his fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the Baylor College ...

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Dr. Archana Dhar

M.D.
UT Southwestern

Dr. Archana Dhar, M.D., F.A.A.P is a Pediatric Critical Care physician. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Dhar received her M.B.B.S. from B.J. Medical College in India. She completed pediatric residencies at...

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Jeff Donson

Clinical Process Improvement Manager
CareFlite

25-years delivering prehospital care working with New York City EMS, Charlotte, NC MEDIC program and Charleston, SC before starting with CareFlite ...

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Christopher Ebright

B.ED., NRP
Promedica Air and Mobile Transport Network

Chris Ebright is an EMS Educator, managing all aspects of continuing EMS education for ProMedica Air and Mobile in Toledo, Ohio as well as numerous EMS systems in northwest Ohio. He has been a Nationally Registered paramedic for 26 years, providing primary EMS ...

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Chris Elliot

BS, NRP, FP-C, CCP-C
North Mississippi Medical Center

Chris is in his 28th year in EMS. He has had multiple positions during his career from street level provider, clinical educator, operations supervisor, flight paramedic and most currently working on a critical care ground transport unit...

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Erin Galyean

CHIME Learning Solutions

Erin spent two decades honing her communication and interpersonal skills in the corporate sector. As a professional coach, author, and public speaker, Erin inspires and encourage others to live the life they truly desire...

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Tony Garcia

APRN, ACNP, FNP, ACCNS, CFRN, LP
UT Southwestern & CareFlite

Tony Garcia brings almost 40 years of experience in emergency services and healthcare. He is currently an ACNP Intensivist for the UTSW Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Critical Care and a Flight Nurse with CareFlite...

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Brandon Joines

MSN, RN, CFRN, CEN, TCRN, LP
CareFlite

Brandon Joines is a flight nurse for Carefite with 17 years of emergency care experience. Before he started his career as an emergency nurse, he was a paramedic in a high call volume 911 EMS system...

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Melissa Kendrick

RN, BSN, MBHA, CFRN, LP
St. Joseph Health Air Med 12

Melissa is a 32‐year paramedic and 22 year flight nurse. She has worked EMS in rural and suburban Texas. She was an ICU nurse and flight nurse at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, TX...

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Dr. Will Krost

M.D, MBA, NRP
University of Louisville

Will Krost is an EMS/Emergency Physician, EMS Medical Director, and ED Medical Director with The University of Louisville in Louisville, KY, and an Adjunct Instructor of Clinical Research and Leadership at George Washington University (Washington, DC)...


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Scott Lail

Fire Chief
Cleburne Fire Department

Scott began his EMS career in 1992. Shortly after his arrival into pre-hospital medicine, he became a Firefighter with the City of Cleburne, Texas. With his love for education, Scott became the EMS educator for his Fire Department and other local agencies in need...

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Jayme Pemberton

BSN, RN, EMT-P
Childrens Health



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Stephen Rahm

NRP
Centre for Emergency Health Sciences

Stephen J. Rahm, NRP is an educator, author, and lecturer with over 35 years of experience in EMS. Chief Rahm currently oversees the Office of Clinical Direction at the Centre for Emergency Health Sciences and manages all clinical efforts ...

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Janet Taylor

CFRN, CCEMT-P, CEN, BSN
LifeFlight Eagle

After graduating from nursing school in 1998, Janet worked in various departments through the hospital gaining knowledge and experience in ICU, obstetrics and ER.  Janet has been a flight nurse since 2004 and works full time for Life flight Eagle out of Kansas City ...

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Christopher Way

Fire Chief Kootenai County Fire & Rescue

Christopher Way has been an emergency service professional for 29 years. Chief Way transitioned to Kootenai County Fire and Rescue as the Fire Chief in May of 2020 after serving as the Chief Officer for the Kootenai Count EMS System for the previous seven years...

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Bryan Winchell

RN, EMT-P, FP-C, CCRN, C-NPT
Flight for Life

Write somethBryan Winchell is a flight nurse/paramedic and Clinical Coordinator at Flight For Life in Texas. His career in EMS started as a paramedic, then flight medic, cardiovascular ICU RN, and finally flight nurse...

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Karen Yates

MSN, RN, CEN, RN-BC, EMT-P
Methodist Mansfielf Medical Center

Karen Yates is a well-known speaker in the State of Texas. She teaches at a variety of EMS and nursing conferences. Much of her focus is collaboration between EMS and hospitals to improve patient care and outcomes...

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The Ruthe Jackson Center

3113 Carrier Pkwy
Grand Prairie, TX, 75052, US

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