January 19th – 20th, 2022
Full Conference Sessions
January 21st – 23rd, 2022
Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center
350 Harbor Dr
Duluth, MN 55802
Pre-hospital, first responder, & emergency/trauma providers.
“Finding Your Beat, the Rhythm of Life”
Friday, January 21, 2022 | 8:15am – 9:45am
Tim has been a police officer since 1992 and had many different roles during his career with the Detroit Lakes, MN Police Department – DARE Instructor, Patrol Sergeant, Investigative Sergeant, K-9 Handler, and Chief of Police. Tim retired in 2016 after 24 ½ years in law enforcement and 3 years as a correctional officer.
Like everybody else, Tim faces the challenges of balancing family life with the rigors of the career and trying to keep himself physically, mentally, and spiritually healthy. The emotional roller coaster of police work reached a critical point when one of his best friends and partners took his own life.
Tim began talking about his leadership journey in 2016 and found that talking with others about personal and emotional topics helped in his own healing process and learned that others can benefit from knowing that they are not alone in their own journey.
“Less Stress is Best: Find the Fun and Bring the Balance to Your EMS Life”
Saturday, January 22. 2022 | 8:15am – 9:45am
Doug Wolfberg is one of the nation’s best known and most respected EMS leaders. Doug’s work over the decades has helped shape the field of EMS law while helping EMS professionals across the United States better understand the legal environment and risks which confront EMS agencies.
Doug is an EMS attorney and founding partner of Page, Wolfberg & Wirth, the nation’s leading EMS law and consulting firm. Doug’s work at PWW encompasses compliance, reimbursement, EMS system assessment and design, training and transactional law.
Before becoming an attorney, Doug worked as an EMS practitioner, starting in the field in the late 1970s. He later became a county EMS director, and then managed a three-county regional EMS system. He worked for several years in a statewide EMS agency, and then at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a Federal EMS official.
Doug has written hundreds of articles in all of the leading EMS publications, and is an author or contributor to several well-known books in the EMS profession. He is also a co-founder of the National Academy of Ambulance Compliance, and principal developer of certification courses including the Certified Ambulance Documentation Specialist (CADS) program.
Doug is a professor at the University of Pittsburgh and the Commonwealth Law School, where he teaches EMS and healthcare law. He earned his law degree magna cum laude from the Widener University School of Law.
An avid bicyclist, Doug is an annual participant in the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride, riding from Boston to Washington, D.C. each year to honor EMS professionals lost in the line of duty. Doug is also a musician and is the author of a book about the Beatles.