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SO! General Meeting

Tuesday, July 9, 5:50 pm

General Meeting and Presentation
Agenda: 5:50-6:20 PM: Social half hour with refreshments.
6:20-7:40 PM: Meeting and presentation
Presentation Title: When Lightning Strikes!
Speaker: Dr Tiffany L Brainerd
Presentation Summary: Dr Brainerd will discuss potential risks of lightning injuries and ways to mitigate those risks. She will review current recommendations for how to respond if you are caught outside in a pending or active lightning storm. She will show examples of typical lightning injuries and describe what to do if you or a member of your group is the victim of a lightning strike. Dr Brainerd will also decipher and dispel some common lightning myths.
Speaker Bio: Dr Tiffany L Brainerd is a physician with Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She balances clinical practice in Tennessee and her home in Durango, Colorado, where she has resided since 2015. Following medical school at The University of Texas and residency at the University of Arizona, Dr Brainerd completed a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at Boston Childrens Hospital, and subsequently joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School. She holds a Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DiMM) as well as a Fellowship with the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM), and serves on committees for the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA), the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS), and Colorado Search and Rescue (CSAR.) She is a member of the Board of Directors for the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE). Dr Brainerd has cared for patients in nine countries, on four continents, in various austere environments, and has considerable experience in mass casualty, emergency deployment responses, backcountry search & rescue, and event medicine. Like many Durango residents, she enjoys rock climbing, ice climbing, backcountry skiing, mountain running, and mountaineering. Dr Brainerd has been privileged to reach the summit of many notable peaks including Mt Aconcagua, the highest point in the Western and Southern Hemispheres at 22,837 ft.

Meeting Place: Durango Rec Center 5:50 pm
Durango Rec Center 6:20 pm

Difficulty Info: Fun and educational