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North Oaks Shock Trauma Center, North Oaks Foundation &
Southeastern Louisiana University’s School of Nursing present:

North Oaks Trauma Symposium

Friday, November 1
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Breakfast & lunch will be provided.

Southeastern Louisiana University
Student Union Ballroom
303 Union Avenue
Hammond, LA 70402

A one-day conference covering topics in trauma care from pre-hospital to discharge.

Physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, pre-hospital personnel and nursing students are invited to attend this educational opportunity. The symposium objective is to cover the advances in management, techniques, protocols and guidelines for optimal care of the injured patient.

Contact hours of continuing nursing education are pending approval and will be provided upon successful completion of this activity.*

*North Oaks Health System is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Late Registration (after Friday, Oct. 18): $125

T-shirts will be available for purchase during online registration for $25. We will have a few available at the symposium for purchase ($25), but your size is not guaranteed.

Speakers & Presentations

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the OR
Psychological Consequences of Pediatric Trauma
Todd Maxson, MD, FACS
Chief of Trauma, Arkansas Children's Hospital
Download Presentation (PDF)
Download Presentation (PDF)

Abdominal Trauma
Shahrzad Talebinejad, MD
Trauma Surgeon, North Oaks Shock Trauma Center
Download Presentation (PDF)

Neuro Trauma
Lorris Bouzigard, DNP, DCC, ACNP-BC, ANP-C
Trauma Nurse Practitioner, North Oaks Shock Trauma Center
Download Presentation (PDF)

1st Responders & Trauma
Benjamin Baham, FF-NREMT
Medical Officer, Eighth Ward Volunteer Fire Department
Download Presentation (PDF)

Pediatric Trauma
David Yu, MD
Pediatric Trauma Surgeon, Children's Hospital - New Orleans

Difficult Airways
D'Antoni Dennis, MD
ENT/Facial Trauma Surgeon, North Oaks ENT & Allergy
Download Presentation (PDF)

Provider Burnout
Erika Rajo, PsyD
Trauma Psychologist, University Medical Center - New Orleans

Most presentations will be available for download prior to the symposium. You will be notified via email once they are available.


Regional and local leaders in trauma care will speak to an anticipated 200 attendees. The attendees will be from multidisciplinary areas including, but not limited to: pre-hospital providers, physicians, registered nurses, social workers and leaders in trauma care throughout our state. Our goal is to provide national trauma education for our local trauma providers.

Attendees will have approximately two hours of dedicated time with vendors and are encouraged to visit throughout the day.

The fee for participation is $750. If you would like to reserve a vendor table, please complete the form below and return the form to or call (985) 230-2479 for more information.

Checks can be made payable to The North Oaks Foundation.

Vendor Form

Contact Information

For questions or more information, contact:

Tyler Brignac
North Oaks Trauma Program Manager

Phone: (985) 230-2485

Cancellation Policy

North Oaks reserves the right to cancel this symposium if enrollment does not meet registration requirements.

FOR NORTH OAKS EMPLOYEES: North Oaks Health System will cover registration for its employees who attend the symposium. If you register and are unable to attend, you must inform your supervisor by Monday, Oct. 21. If you do not provide advance notice and do not attend, you will be charged a $40 no-show fee, which will be payroll deducted on Thursday, Nov. 14 .

Intense preparation goes into this event - from managing work schedules to ordering food and materials - so your commitment to attend is taken seriously.

For all other attendees: A $20 fee will be charged to participants who individually cancel before Monday, Oct. 21. A refund is not available if a participant cancels within 5 days of the symposium.