Professional Growth and Enrichment

Annual Emergency Medical Care Summer Seminar

WCU Campus

Theme: Shock
Friday & Saturday, July 20-22, 2017

Early Registration is $89 per person. Registration will be $109 after July 10.
Must be registered by July 6 to receive a t-shirt!
(WCU Students may attend for $69)

Register Online

Thursday, July 20 - Special Provider Course: Advanced Burn Life Support
(Separate registration required)

Register Online for Provider Course Only

Thursday: ABLS Provider Course, provided by UNC (8 hours), will run 0800-1200 and 1300-1700
Friday Morning: Main conference with rotating “labs” will begin at 0800
Friday Afternoon: Main lecture sessions will begin at 1300 and conclude at 1600
Saturday: Sessions and panel discussions will begin at 0800 and conclude at 1600

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Shock as a condition of circulatory failure that can progress to an irreversible state and result in multiple organ dysfunction or failure before mortality.  The undifferentiated shock presents an even greater challenge for clinicians in the emergency care setting with treatment choices having longer-term consequences on the outcome.

Conference presentations include influential speakers that lead the industry with exciting sessions addressing treatment strategies, pathophysiology of varied shock etiologies, clinical manifestations and resuscitation issues. 

ABLS Provider Course

This is an eight-hour course for physicians, nurses, PA’s, NP’s, and Paramedics. The course provides guidelines for the assessment and management of the burn patient during the first 24-hours post injury. Following a series of lectures, case studies are presented for group discussion. As an opportunity to work with a simulated burn patient to reinforce the assessment, stabilization and the American Burn Association transfer criteria to a burn center will be given. Final testing consists of a written exam and practical assessment return demonstration. CEU’s and CME’s awarded.


A listing of area hotels can be found at Many hotels offer a discount for local government/state employees or WCU event participants. Be sure to ask when making your reservations.

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