Clinics and Conferences
Vail Valley Medical Center will again play host to this year's presentation of the USSA Medical Emergencies in Skiing and Snowboarding (MESS) Course. The 2013 MESS Course will present concepts for evaluation of traumatic emergencies in elite level ski and snowboard competitions, event medical support systems for World Cup Events in skiing and snowboarding at international venues, and management of common medical conditions of the elite ski and snowboard athlete. Outdoor practical training scenarios are planned to be taught Saturday at Beaver Creek Ski Resort to review the skills taught in the classroom. Advanced skiing and/or snowboarding skills are required for on hill scenarios.
The MESS Course is presented by USSA Sports Medicine in conjunction with Vail Valley Medical Center, Vail Valley Resorts, and Eagle County Paramedic Services.
Conference Fee: $695 per Physician
The USSA MESS Course 2013 is now full and therefor registration is now closed.
Dates, Times and Details
Conference Date: Dec. 13-14, 2013
Location: Park Hyatt Resort, Beaver Creek, CO
Arrival and Opening Reception: Thursday, Dec. 12. Registration 5:00-6:00pm, Reception 6:00-8:00pm
Registration Deadline: Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 - please contact Gillian Bower at email@example.com for registration information.
Attendance is limited and is by invite only to the USSA Medical Pool. Registration for PT's and ATC's must be pre-approved by the USSA and will only be assigned if there is room.
2013 MESS Course is near capacity - please contact Gillian Bower soon if you intend to attend this year.
Agenda September 2013 - Subject to Change
December 12th 2013
5:00 – 6:00pm MESS Course Registration
6:00 – 8:00pm Opening Reception – Hosted by Gay & Richard Steadman
December 13th, 2013
7:30-7:45am Course Structure and Objectives (Larry Gaul, MD)
7:45-8:15am Introduction to USSA (Kyle Wilkens, PA-C, L-ATC)
8:15-8:45am Role of the Team Physician (Gillian Bower PT, SCS)
9:00-9:30am Incident Command (Steve Vardaman & Dwight Henniger)
9:30-10:00am On the hill "Racer Down" (Steve Zuckerman, EMT)
10:00-10:30am Primary and Secondary Survey (Will Dunn EMT-P)
10:45- 11:15am USSA Return to Snow Criteria and Progressions (Jennifer Kimball DPT, SCS, OCS)
11:15 – 11:45am Review of Prohibited Substances and Methods (Larry Gaul MD)
11:45 – 12:00pm Question and Answer Period
12:00 – 12:30pm Global Rescue- Tiger Shaw
1:30-5:30pm Indoor Practical Stations
1. Non-surgical Airway Management - Eman Podgorny MD
2. Surgical Airway – Reg Franciose MD
3. Spine Injury – Eagle County Paramedic Services
4. Chest Trauma – Jason Moore PA-C
5. Chest Pain/Dyspnea/AED – Steve Vardaman
6. Extremity Evaluation and Splinting – Beaver Creek Ski Patrol
7. IV/IO Practice - Eagle County Paramedic Services
8.Trauma Pack Review – Megan Rand – Global Rescue
5:30-6:00pm Adjourn – Questions and Informal Discussions with Team Physicians and USSA Medical Director
December 14th, 2013
7:00-7:30am Practical Station Preview (Steve Zuckerman, EMT)
7:30-9:00am Management of Concussion (Jeffery Kutcher MD)
USSA Concussion Policy and Return to Snow (Kyle Wilkens, PA-C, L-ATC)
9:00-9:30am Shoulder Evaluation - (Thomas Hackett MD)
9:45-10:15am General Medicine (Jack Eck, MD)
10:15-10:45am Non Surgical Orthopedic Issues (Craig Young)
10:45-11:15am Dental Emergencies (James Harding, DDS)
11:15-11:30 pm Indoor Wrap up and Instructions
11:30 – 12:15 pm Box Lunch / Free Ski
12:30pm Last time to load lift for On-Hill stations
12:45pm Meet at top of Chair 8 "cinch express"
1:00-4:00pm Six On Hill Practical Stations – Birds of Prey
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