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in coordination with the



presents

3rd Annual Pulmonary/Critical Care Conference of the Desert

Register Early,
Seating is limited!

June 1, 2024

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Classic Club

75-200 Classic Club Blvd

Palm Desert, CA

Highlights from last year's conference!

The Speakers

FEATURED MEDICAL EXPERTS

Shahriyar Tavakoli, M.D., FCCP, MHA

Co-Chair

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Shahriyar Tavakoli, M.D., FCCP, MHA
Co-Chair

Specialties
  • Pulmonary Medicine

  • Critical Care Medicine

  • Neurocritical Care Medicine

  • Civil Surgeon

Dr. Tavakoli is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Neurocritical Care Medicine.  Currently, he is an assistant professor at Loma Linda University Medical Center in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Hyperbaric, Allergy and Sleep Medicine. He remains active in the clinical practice of both pulmonary and critical care. He was Chair of the Critical Care Conference held at the Annenberg Center at Eisenhower Medical Center for 15 years. He is now pioneering a new educational foundation with the establishment of Desert Institute of Continuing Education, Inc. this being the second annual Pulmonary/Critical Care conference.  He has also authored several publications within his field and is interested in teaching and clinical research.

Ara Klijian, M.D.
Co-Chair

Specialties

  • Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon

Ara Klijian, MD, is the Director of the Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute of San Diego and is an attending in Cardio-thoracic and Vascular Surgery at Sharp, Scripps Hospitals of San Diego, California. He specializes and is considered to be a pioneer in Awake Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (AVATS). He also specializes in minimally invasive cardiac and thoracic surgery, lung and esophageal surgery for benign and malignant disease and advanced lung cancer resections.  He has authored many publications and is very interested in teaching and clinical research.  He is a member of the planning committee for the Pulmonary/Critical Care Conference of the Desert.

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Ara Klijian, M.D.

Co-Chair

War Dogs

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Paul Wisniewski, DO
Trauma/Critical Care Surgeon

War Dogs

Specialties
  • Trauma Surgeon

  • Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Wisniewski is the current Director of Trauma Services at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs.  In addition, he was the Director of Navy Trauma Training Center at USC + LAC and he has held the position of Trauma Surgeon at multiple Southern California major Medical Centers and many military hospitals around the world, such as Kandahar, Afghanistan;  Fallujah, Iraq and Okinawa, Japan.  He has received many military honors and awards, the Romanian Emblem of Honor for Military Medicine, Navy Commendation Medal, and Combat Action Ribbon just to name a few.  He is a rifle marksman and pistol expert.  He is actively involved in teaching and has numerous publications and book chapters.

Ara Chrissian, M.D., FCCP, DAABIP

Managing Airway Emergencies in the ICU

Specialties
  • Internal Medicine

  • Pulmonary Disease

  • Critical Care Medicine

 

Dr. Ara A. Chrissian is a board-certified Interventional Pulmonologist and Intensivist, serving as faculty at Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he is the Director for Adult Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonology.

Dr. Chrissian is also heavily involved in medical education.  During his time at Loma Linda, he has served as the Associate Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship and has been nominated for and received several awards and distinctions for teaching both residents and fellows.  He has established and been involved in maintaining several innovative curricula, such as those for bronchoscopy, lung cancer, and critical care ultrasound.  He also sits on national committees, including the Education Committee for the American Association of Bronchoscopy and International Pulmonology, for which he is the lead on multiple educational projects.

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Managing Airway Emergencies in the ICU

Neurosurgical Management of ICH

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Farhad M. Limonadi, M.D.

Neurosurgical Management of ICH

E Jade Bedard, MSNEd, BSN, RN, CLE

The Miracle of Life & Overview of Obstetrical Complications

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The Miracle of Life & Overview of Obstetrical Complications

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Neurological Emergency for Non-Neurologist

Mark Gaertner, M.D.

Neurological Emergency for Non-Neurologist

 

Hamid R. Salari-Namin, M.D.
 

Stroke Update 2024

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Stroke Update 2024

Rebecca Lemus Navratil, PharmD

Anticoagulation Management

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Anticoagulation Management

Speakers
Agenda

Agenda

June 1 2024

6:45 am        Registration, Breakfast, & Exhibit Hall

8:00 am        Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:00 am        Frank R. Ercoli, M.D. Memorial Lecture by

                     Paul Wisniewski, D.O., Trauma/Critical Care Surgeon

                           War Dogs

 

9:00 am        Ara Chrissian, M.D., FCCP, DAABIP

                          Managing Airway Emergencies in the ICU

 

10:00 am      Break & Exhibit Hall

10:15 am      Farhad M. Limonadi, M.D.

                          Neurosurgical Management of ICH

 

11:15 am     E Jade Bedard, MSNEd, BSN, RN, CLE

                        The Miracle of Life & Overview of Obstetrical Complications

 

12:15 pm     Lunch & Exhibit Hall

1:30 pm       Mark M. Gaertner, M.D.

                        Neurological Emergency for Non-Neurologist

 

2:30 pm       Hamid R. Salari-Namin, M.D.

                          Stroke Update 2024

 

3:30 pm       Break & Exhibit Hall

3:45 pm       Rebecca Lemus Navratil, Pharm D.

                         Anticoagulation Management

 

4:45 pm       Adjourn

The Venue
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Classic Club
75-200 Classic Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA

 

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