CPGCE - 2016 AGM

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30 January 2016 18:00 - 22:00
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The 2016 CPGCE AGM will be held at Fort Calgary, just East of the City down-town core at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers.

Starting at 6:00pm with cocktails and introductions, the AGM will confluence at 6:30 with the dinner scheduled for 7:00pm. This year’s keynote speaker will be Mr. Scott Young, VP Aviation who will give a talk on the “Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS http://www.stars.ca/ )

 Celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2015, Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) provides rapid, highly specialized critical care Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) to critically ill and injured patients throughout western Canada.

 In the early 1980s, studies showed about half the deaths due to trauma could have been prevented if patients had received critical care sooner. When Dr. Greg Powell lost a young mother who was being transported from a rural area to Calgary by ground ambulance, he decided something had to change. That’s when he founded STARS.

Less than half the population of Western Canada lives in major urban centres and has access to critical care within minutes. For the other half such access is measured in hours. That can mean the difference between life and death; full recovery or permanent damage.

 With STARS, those living in rural communities, working in remote areas, travelling on highways or being transported from community hospitals to major medical centres, receive the very best in critical care in helicopters staffed and outfitted as mobile ICUs.

Beginning in 1995 in Calgary, STARS has grown to include bases in Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg. From its Calgary and Grande Prairie bases, STARS also serves eastern British Columbia.  Scott will detail the history and mission of STARS and will provide an overview of STARS’ helicopter fleet, night vision capabilities, medical monitoring and diagnostic equipment as well as the helicopter and medical simulators used to support its critical care mission.

For further details on the event, visit www.cpgce.org or contact Rick Marshall at secretary@cpgce.org. The cost of the event is $25 per person payable at the door, cash or cheque.




Scott Young is a current Aircraft Captain and is the VP Aviation & Operations Manager for Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS). A graduate of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Electronics Engineering and Biomedical Technology Programs.


Fort Calgary
750 - 9th Avenue SE
T2P 2M5

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