Our Lady of the Lake to Host 13th Annual Trauma Symposium

Our Lady of the Lake, the region’s only level-designated trauma center and leader in providing trauma care, will hold its 13th annual Trauma Symposium on Aug. 24 at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge.

Brian Boyle, a successful Ironman athlete, trauma survivor, and motivational speaker, will lead off a slate of six speakers who will provide the audience with relevant and important information on a variety of trauma care topics.

Speakers and topics include:

·Brian Boyle; Through the Eyes of the Patient: The Brian Boyle Story

·Michael J. Sutherland, MD - trauma medical director, Louisiana Emergency Response Network; Louisiana Emergency Response Network

·Michael McGonigal, MD - director of trauma services, Regions Hospital, St. Paul, Minn.; Geriatric Trauma; What I Like About Trauma

·Rev. Kimberly McGee, MDiv, BCC - chaplain for oncology and palliative care, Our Lady of the Lake; The Body Keeps the Score: Moral Injury, Stress, and Spiritual Struggles in Trauma Acute Care

·Gregory W. J. Hawryluk, MD, PhD - director of neurotrauma, University of Utah Healthcare; Traumatic Brain Injury

·Lori McBride, MD - chief of pediatric neurosurgery, Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health; Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Basics

The program has applied for continuing education credit and is recommended for nurses, emergency physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pastoral care, intensivists, hospitalists, orthopedists, neurologists, and any medical providers who may work with trauma patients. Anyone with an interest in trauma care topics is also encouraged to attend.

The event will take place from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Renaissance Hotel is located at 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd. Registration is required, and fees include continental breakfast, refreshments, lunch, and contact hours. Early bird pricing is available through July 27.

More than 1,000 participants have attended the OLOL Trauma Symposium throughout the years, gaining valuable life-saving knowledge to use in practice. For more information, or to register for this year's event, visit ololrmc.com/traumasymposium.