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2ND ANNUAL BRUSH COUNTRY MEDICINE AND SURVIVAL CONFERENCE SET FOR OCTOBER 24, 2015

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Pictured above: Expert speakers at the inaugural Brush Country Medicine and Survival Conference [from left to right] Dr. Rick Martinez; Dr. Robert Alleyn; Luis Solis, Supervisory Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Border Patrol; Dr. Henry Stroope; Dr. Kip Owen; Dr. Sergio Rodriguez; Dr. Alberto Pena; and Israel Rocha, DHR Chief Executive Officer.
Pictured above: Expert speakers at the inaugural Brush Country Medicine and Survival Conference [from left to right] Dr. Rick Martinez; Dr. Robert Alleyn; Luis Solis, Supervisory Border Patrol Agent, U.S. Border Patrol; Dr. Henry Stroope; Dr. Kip Owen; Dr. Sergio Rodriguez; Dr. Alberto Pena; and Israel Rocha, DHR Chief Executive Officer.
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Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in its second year to host first of its kind survival conference in the RGV

Edinburg, TX— With hunting and fishing season in full gear, there are many hidden dangers that come along with these sports. Snake and spider bites, poison ivy, gunshot wounds, heat related illness, drowning, and other emergent issues can arise when out in the South Texas brush country. On Saturday, October 24, 2015, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, along with Dr. Kip Owen, will host the 2nd Annual Brush Country Medicine and Survival Conference to educate and enlighten the medical community, first responders, and the general public about these potential hazards.

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The Brush Country Medicine and Survival Conference will be held at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance from 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM, with registration starting at 7:30 AM. Conference speakers include world-renowned physicians, Border Patrol agents, Texas Wildlife Commission officers, and military-trained security personnel.

“This will be a fun and informative event for people who enjoy the South Texas brush country,” states Dr. Kip Owen, local sports medicine orthopedic surgeon. “We encourage anyone who spends time outdoors, be it fishing, hunting, hiking, or sightseeing, to attend.”

At this conference, attendees will learn how to:

  • Treat injuries such as snake bites, spider bites, poison ivy, foot blisters, and more;
  • Recognize the approaches needed when faced with heat illness or frostbite;
  • Review what to do in case of drowning/near drowning;
  • Identify what is needed to survive in the brush country;
  • Learn Texas Wildlife and Conservation guidelines; and
  • Discuss border safety when confronted by non-hunters

Brush Country Medicine and Survival Conference

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Saturday, October 24, 2015 /  7:30 AM registration, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM conference

Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance

118 Paseo Del Prado, Edinburg, TX 78539

Register online at https://www.bit.ly.com/brushcountrymed2

For more information about the Brush Country Medicine and Survival Conference, please call the Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Continuing Medical Education Department at 956-362-3242 or email a.badillo@dhr-rgv.com.

Doctors Hospital at Renaissance is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Doctors Hospital at Renaissance designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation of the activity. The tuition fee for medical providers seeking continuing medical education credits is $100. The event is free for the public.

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