SUNY Canton EMS Program Agency Hosts Annual Spring Fling Conference

The SUNY Canton North Country Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program Agency will be co-hosting the eighth annual Spring Fling Conference for Emergency Medical Personal beginning on Thursday, March 22, through Saturday, March 24, at the Bonnie Castle Resort in Alexandria Bay.

The Spring Fling offers professional development seminars for first responders, emergency medical technicians, emergency nurses, and emergency physicians.

Some of the topics slated to be covered at this year’s conference are:

  • Trooper Michael Dolan, a Medical Officer for the New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team, will present Medical and Safety Issues Surrounding Clandestine Methamphetamine Laboratories.
  • Dr. Martin Masarech, Chair of the Susquehanna Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Council, will be presenting “Geriatrics, Our Aging Population.”
  • Richard W.O. Beebe, of Bassett Health Care, Cooperstown, will speak about the perplexing topic of heart blocks, from an anatomical perspective, and emerging infectious diseases and emergency response, from a street perspective.
  • Mark Tuttle, Lewis County EMS Coordinator, will be presenting a seminar entitled: “Trauma‚Ķ.But I’m Just an EMT”.

As an added dynamic, attendants will have the chance to compare notes and network with their peers in emergency medicine, according to EMS Program Agency Director Ann Smith. The weekend of learning will be accompanied by dancing, cocktails, and fine dining.

The Conference is sponsored by the North Country Regional EMS Council Organization in conjunction with North Country Regional EMS Program Agency.