Medical Director Core Curriculum II

Saturday, October 30, 2021 ~ Hilton - 815 Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas

This conference is designed to provide the second 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, 2nd Edition.  


Hilton Fort Worth
815 Main Street
Fort Worth, TX  76102

AMPA has secured a small group of rooms available for $159/night at the group rate.  


7:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast/On-Site Registration/Welcome   

8:00 a.m.  - Quality Management: Crew Education, Skills Maintenance, Evaluation 

9:00 a.m.
 - Financial Considerations: Medical Director’s Role in Reimbursement and Denial Management  
        David Thomson, MS, MD, MPA 

10:0M-10:15 a.m. – BREAK

10:15 a.m.  - Flight Physician Roles and Models 
      Michael Jasumback, MD   

11:00 a.m. - Medical Director Liability Issues And Coverage Needs 
         John R. Clark, JD, MBA, NRP, FP-C, CCP-C, CMTE   

12:00 p.m. - LUNCH

12:45 p.m - Role of the Medical Director in Public Relations, Politics, and Public Education 
      Ryan Wubben, MD        

1:30 p.m. -Involvement of the Medical Director in Employment/HR Issues 
     Harinder S. Dhindsa, MD, MPH, MBA   

2:15 p.m. -PIAP/AMRM 
      Michael O’Brien, MD, FACEP, FAEMS, CCEMT-P  

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.   - BREAK   

3:15 p.m. -Education of Referring Physicians 
      Doug Swanson, MD   

4:00 p.m. -Airway and Ventilation Management 
      Kaori Tanaka, DO, MSPH, FACEP   

5:00 p.m.  Adjourned 

Educational Objectives:

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

  • Discuss financial considerations including reimbursement and denial issues important to medical transport that the medical director needs to know.
  • Relate medical director liability issues pertinent to medical transport.
  • Discuss what the referring physician needs to know regarding appropriate transport and transfer of a patient.
  • Compare various airway management techniques and the benefit of each to enhance patient care.
  • Discuss what factors need to be addressed when training highly effective transport teams.
  • Compare different flight physician models and roles.
  • Define PAIP and AMRM and how they are important to the medical director.
  • Discuss the medical director’s involvement in HR issues including employment.
  • Define the role of the medical director in public relations, public education, and politics.


“This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Center for Emergency Medical Education and the Air Medical Physicians Association”

“The Center for Emergency Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

The Center for Emergency Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.