Medical Director Core Curriculum I
Sunday, October 23, 2022


  • Core I Member:  $325 / Virtual Live Stream: $225
  • Core I Nonmember:  $425 / Virtual Live Stream: $325

This conference is designed to provide the first segment of a 3-part core curriculum process that is relevant to the success of physicians managing critical care air and ground transport teams.  Topics are selected from Principles & Direction of Air Medical Transport.

Educational Objectives:

At the completion of this conference participants will be able to:

  • Explain transport utilization issues relevant to medical direction including indications for medical transport.
  • Discuss management issues facing the medical director, including the role they play in the success of the transport team.
  • Define flight physiology and its impact on transport crewmembers and patients.
  • Relate the importance and value of CAMTS certification standards as they apply to the medical director.
  • Describe the impact of infectious disease processes on transport team members and explain how to maintain safe practice guidelines. 
  • Outline the history of air medical transport and how military applications transfer to present day civilian use.
  • Describe the types of scans possible in flight, and the steps necessary to have a robust ultrasound program.
  • Show how proper pain control makes the patient more comfortable as well as facilitates a more accurate history and    physical exam.
  • Describe regulations impacting air medical critical care transport that the medical director needs to know.

Preliminary Schedule - all times are EASTERN

  • Welcome and History of Air Medical Transport
  • CAMTS & the Medical Director 
  • Pain Management 
  • Altitude/Flight Physiology 
  • Utilization Issues in Air Medical Transport 
  • Could This Be Catching? Infection Control 
  •  BREAK
  • Regulations: What does it all mean? 
  • Management 101 and Conclusion 

Course Directors/Faculty:

Craig Bates, MD
Medical Director, Cleveland Metro Life Flight MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio

Ira J. Blumen, MD
Medical & Program Director, University of Chicago Aeromedical Network (UCAN), Illinois  

Lauri Bolton, MD
Medical Director, LIFE STAR, Hartford Hospital, Connecticut

Douglas J. Floccare, MD
State Aeromedical Director, MIEMSS/Maryland State Police, Baltimore, Maryland  

Michael Jasumback, MD
Medical Director, PHI Air Medical, Great Falls, Montana

Charles W. Sheppard, MD
Medical Director, Mercy Life Line, Springfield, Missouri  

Doug Swanson, MD
Medical Director, Med Center Air, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation Statement for the AMPA Medical Director Core Curriculum: Part I

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.  More CME information will be posted soon.

The Center for Emergency Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.