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Published on March 24, 2015

Five speakers to be featured at UHS Emergency Teaching Day

Editors Note: This is a request for media coverage of the event. To make arrangements, call  UHS Community Relations, 762-2336.

Five experts in the field of emergency care will provide valuable insights to first responders and allied professionals next month when UHS holds the 27th annual Patrick E. O’Hara, MD, EMS/Emergency Medicine/Trauma Teaching Day in Binghamton.

The conference will be held from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday, April 18, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in downtown Binghamton.

The speakers will be: R. Jack Ayres Jr., JD, clinical associate professor of hospital administration at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and lieutenant for Special Operations with the Dallas County Hospital Police Department, on legal considerations for emergency care professionals; Francis L. Battisti, PhD, executive vice president and chief academic officer at SUNY Broome, on “Where Did I Leave My Care Bear? The Power of Engaged, Person-Centered Care”; Edward C. Beach, drug intelligence officer with the New York-New Jersey High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program, on current strategies to combat the nationwide heroin epidemic; Richard M. Cantor, MD, director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, on pediatric emergencies; James L. DeSantis, DDS, MD, oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Johnson City, on facial trauma.

The teaching day is named in memory of Patrick O’Hara, MD, a UHS physician who was one of the nationally recognized pioneers of 24-hour, physician-covered emergency rooms.